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Boston Public Schools

Michael J. Perkins Elementary School

Home of Outstanding World Learners & Leaders

Craig Martin, Principal

June 27, 2014

Greetings Perkins Family,

It is with great privilege that I welcome you to an exciting year at the Michael J. Perkins, Home of
Outstanding World Learners! We are preparing to provide your child with an unparalleled learning
experience that broadens them as thinkers, problem-solvers, and change agents. With solid teaching
and learning, we will enhance the creativity, passion, and optimism your child brings to our campus.
Our goal is to educate, empower, and elevate your son/daughter to excellence as learners and global

Historically the Michael J. Perkins School has established itself as the cream of the crop because of our
focus on excellent teaching and family &community partnerships. With the school, every family, and
community partner committed to extending the learning past the school doors, our children have a
chance to rise to their greatest potential.

This year, our school will:
prepare our students to be great citizens with our exclusive Fill the Bucket Program.
strengthen student leadership with our new MJP Student Council, Brothers of Distinction
Boys Group, and Wonderfully Made our girls group.
enhance our students academic genius potential with studies in oceanography, animal
studies, number sense, algebraic reasoning, geometry, government & civics, theater arts,
readers theater, poetry, music, and more.
empower parents with education, leadership, and advocacy workshops through Parent
deepen family and community partnerships with Boys & Girls Club of South Boston and
Dorchester, Paraclete Academy, Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center, National Classroom Inc.,
Boston Housing Authority, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Wediko Childrens Services, Suffolk
Construction, Lesley University, and many more.
establish our school as Wellness Champions and a Top Notch Green School with our
recycling program.
and more to come

We would like to welcome you to our first day of school assemblies. The entire school community
will begin our day in the school courtyard introducing our staff and share important information
with families. We will host our Grades 1-5 assembly on Thursday, September 4
from 8:45 to 9:15
a.m. On Monday, September 9
we will welcome our Kindergartners. If the weather is inclement,

50 Burke Street South Boston, MA 02127 phone 617-635-8601 email:

we will start our day in the school building and adjust our program. Following the assembly, we
expect all parents to say their goodbyes and allow the teachers to establish connections and
routines with their students. If you would like to participate in welcoming families, please contact
our main office for more details.

We are a mandatory uniform school. Students will wear white polos, dress shirts, or MJP t-shirt,
black uniform pants, skirts, skorts, uniform shorts, and black sneakers/dress shoes. Students will
also be allowed to wear the logo t-shirt, black sweat suit, and black MJP hoodies. Please check the
Michael J. Perkins website for additional details on providers and attire.

To learn more about the Michael J. Perkins School, please visit our school website: If you have any questions, please contact us at

We would like to thank you for all you do to make the Michael J. Perkins a place where our
communitys sons and daughters are provided with a world-class education. We hope to welcome
you to the Perkins soon!

Best Regards,

Craig Martin