Here are the meeting notes from our meeting on September 14. Thank you to our PTO Secretary, Jenae Van Orden, for preparing them! There were nearly 30 participants and we were so appreciative for all of the ideas and thoughts that were shared. After introductions, Ms. Ciarlone gave an update including possible plans for lunch at the new Cunniff (nothing has been decided yet, but parents will be informed and indoor lunch with 6 feet of spacing between children will likely be available for parents who would like that option). She is meeting with police and fire officials this week to firm up safety plans for the new building as well. Furniture is being delivered and ribbon cutting ceremonies are in the works.
We reviewed last year's Read-a-thon event, which was a huge success! We also had volunteers sign up to be PTO homeroom representatives to help communicate with families and organize class gifts for teachers. We are still in need of a someone to sign up for Ms. Downey's class. If anyone is interested, please let us know!
Much of the rest of the meeting was spent discussing possible fundraisers and community building events. There was a consensus to bring back our Custom Ink Cunniff paw print sweatshirts and t-shirts for purchase. We may need to get creative with holding another book fair and other events virtually again this year, but we hope to be able to host a Fun Run as well as Field Days by the spring, even if they need to be modified or staggered by grade level.
Our next meeting was tentatively planned for October 5, but it has since been announced that the School Committee is planning a community ribbon cutting event for the new Cunniff on this day. We will update families with a new date as soon as it is confirmed. Thank you!
UPDATE: This evening's PTO meeting will be held only on Zoom with no in-person component at the library. We originally planned for a live-streaming model prior to the indoor mask mandate being reinstated. After receiving feedback and discussing the options, we have opted to all participate remotely.
The meeting link is below. We look forward to seeing everyone who can join us!
Sept.14 PTO Mtg. Zoom Link
Click the link below to view the recent mailing about our upcoming first meeting of the school year! Be sure to join our email list (the image of a green envelope with the subscribe button) to receive our news and updates! Looking forward to our first meeting of the school year on September 14 at 6:00pm. Hope to see you there in person or on Zoom!
We are less than a week away from the first day of school at Cunniff West! This will be an exciting year for the Cunniff community as we plan to move back to Warren Street in mid-October. The links to Ms. Ciarlone's recent newsletters are included below. If you are available tomorrow (September 3) from 5-7pm, please stop by the park behind the police station to connect with Cunniff families, enjoy a cold treat, and meet this year's PTO officers:
Co-Presidents - Jen Nicholson (mother of incoming 3rd and 1st graders)
and Will Stirling (father of incoming 3rd grader and kindergartener)
Treasurer - Natasha Brown (mother of incoming 1st grader)
Secretary - Jenae Van Orden (mother of incoming 1st grader and two younger siblings)
Popsicles with the PTO on Friday, September 3
Below are two maps that show the parking restrictions at Cunniff West. Please note that the parking lot is off limits to parking. It will be used for drop & go, school buses and P.E. classes during the school day.
Parking Restrictions at Cunniff West, effective September 8
Pictures from Cunniff Tour
PTO officers and members of our Diversity Council and School Site Council had the opportunity to tour the new Cunniff on August 31. Below are some pictures of the amazing new facility!
Principal Newsletter Links
We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Cunniff West on Wednesday, September 8!