Visit www.32auctions.com/cunniffbricks for more information about our Silent Auction beginning on April 26!
Cunniff West welcomed back many of its students and staff for full days of in-person learning earlier this month. The PTO sponsored balloon displays by Balloon Nation to celebrate the occasion and also distributed treat bags for the nearly 60 staff members.
We held our virtual Scholastic book fair last month and were happy to be able to purchase over $475 in Scholastic books for the Cunniff classrooms. We also sponsored the purchase of an outdoor 6'x5' shed to store the stadium cushions being used by students for lunch in the tents at Cunniff West.
Stay tuned for some exciting events and fundraising opportunities currently in the planning stages to be announced in the coming weeks! For now, take a sneak peak at our prestigious, one-of-a-kind brick #01 in a custom case available for bidding in our upcoming silent auction!
Next Friday the 12th is Chinese New Year! It is the Year of the Ox. At 1:45pm on February 12th, Cunniff students are invited to attend a PTO-sponsored performance by a traditional Chinese music ensemble in celebration of Chinese New Year. You can visit http://www.chinesemusicensemble.com/ to learn more about the ensemble!
Zoom link for the performance: https://watertown-k12-ma-us.zoom.us/j/92531683988
Join us on Tuesday, February 2 at 7:00pm for our next PTO meeting on Zoom. The meeting link will be provided in this weekend's newsletter from Ms. Ciarlone and posted on our PTO Facebook group once available. At the meeting, we look forward to an update from Ms. Ciarlone as well as a discussion about upcoming fundraisers and virtual events, including an auction for bricks from our old Cunniff building, an online Scholastic book fair, options for a school-wide virtual International Night, student enrichment ideas and more!
Thank you to Cunniff parent, Susanne McFarlin Brueggeman, for preparing and delivering these beautiful fall treat bags for our Cunniff West teachers and to Russo's for donating the flowers!
Help needed: We need one final PTO homeroom representative for grade 1 teacher, Miss DeFabritiis. Classroom parents help share PTO news and updates as well as organize class gifts for teachers. If you are able to help, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again, Ballroom in Boston is offering after school camp! 20% off all 4 week classes for Cunniff families (all offerings except for Harry Potter classes) using the coupon code CUNNIFF when registering.
Special thanks to Cunniff parent, Don Days, for creating our new PTO logo seen here! As always, we greatly appreciate all of your help.
Don’t forget to scan your receipts via the Boxtops app so that Cunniff receives credit! Or, if you grocery shop online, you can email your receipts, and they will still count. You are able to email receipts from any of the retailers on this list below and help raise money for Cunniff.
Click here to visit the Boxtops website to get started!
The Watertown Community Foundation is holding its annual Trivia Night virtually on Friday, November 20. The PTO will be sponsoring two tables for Cunniff West teachers! You can join in on the fun and enter a team or sign up yourself and they'll put you on a team. What better way to meet new friends?
Register on their website by November 13: https://watertownfoundationorg.ticketleap.com/tow.../details.
Check out the amazing progress our the new construction of our Warren Street home! Thanks to PTO Treasurer, Natasha Brown, for sharing this great picture!
Our Meadows Farm fundraiser has been extended through December 13! Use our school code: MF1032542 to build your online store and help support our school.
This month, Cunniff students will virtually attend a Young Audiences of Massachusetts performance featuring the Bamidele Dancers and Drummers. Their show is called “Wongai! Rhythms of West Africa, Brazil & the Caribbean” and they take audiences to Brazil, the Caribbean, and Africa with their instruments, exciting rhythms, costumes, folklore, celebratory dances, and songs.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Watertown Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. This performance is also sponsored by the Cunniff Elementary School PTO.
Tuesday, October 6 at 7pm on Zoom
Please join us for our next meeting. Everyone is welcome, especially if you are new to Cunniff or have never been to a PTO meeting before. Watch for the Zoom link in this weekend's Principal's newsletter. We will add the link here and on our Facebook event page once released. The PTO meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm.
This year's fundraiser features a great selection of wrapping paper, gifts, unique home & kitchen items, and delicious treats. And now it's all online! As always, students can earn great prizes.
Register with School ID MF1032542, and follow the on screen directions to build and share your online store with family & friends.
Click here to register now!
Your Amazon purchases on smile.amazon.com will support our Cunniff PTO at no extra cost! Visit the website https://smile.amazon.com/ch/04-3273216 or click below to get started.
School Supply Pick Up: Students accompanied by a parent/guardian are invited to visit Cunniff West (175 Main Street, Waltham) on Thursday and Friday of this week according to the following schedule:
Grade 3 Thursday, September 17 from 8:30 -10:00
Grade 4 Thursday, September 17 from 10:30 -12:00
Grade 5 Thursday, September 17 from 1:00 - 2:30
Grade K Friday, September 18 from 8:30 - 10:00
Grade 1 Friday, September 18 from 10:30 -12:00
Grade 2 Friday, September 18 from 1:00 - 2:30
During this time you will be visiting four stations. The stations are Registration, Health and Safety, School & Home Supplies, and Technology on Loan. We ask that you arrive during the time assigned to your child's grade level. Please also consider bringing a reusable shopping bag to hold your student's supplies.
Cunniff is giving away furniture in good condition! Items include file cabinets, bookcases, and tables of all sizes and shapes. You will be able to see these items in the parking lot during supply pick up. Many of these items can be used to organize and set up quiet school work areas for your student. Simply place your name on it in order to reserve it. You will need to have the item(s) removed from the lot by Sunday, September 20.
We are looking for Parent Classroom reps! To volunteer, please send an email to Cunniffpto@gmail.com with your name and the name of the classroom teacher you would like to be the rep for. This job entails receiving a list of parent emails from the class which you will use to communicate information from the PTO about fundraisers or any other pertinent information.
Fall After School Activity Camp starting Tuesday, 10/6/20 for kids 7-10 years old. We know that after several hours in front of a computer screen your kiddo will need a safe place to socialize with their friends and run around; all while staying safely socially distant! We've got you covered! We are offering a combo class of open gym (no touching!) and kid yoga -- there are only 10 spots per day so sign up ASAP to reserve your space: https://www.ballroominboston.com/activitycamp/. Scholarships are available - please visit the registration page for more information.
The School Committee will be discussing the possible scenarios for opening the Watertown Schools in the fall at a meeting on Monday, July 27 at 7 p.m.
The public can participate via Zoom at https://bit.ly/2E9O78y (Meeting ID: 946 2116 9656) or by phone at 1-646-558-8656.