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Superintendent's Weekly Memo - June 14, 2024

Superintendent's Weekly Memo - June 14, 2024
Dr. Marice Edouard-Vincent, Superintendent

Dear Mustang Families,

We’re right on the cusp of the last day of school! After a school year packed with successes, challenges, opportunities and growth for everyone in our school community, the last day of school is Tuesday, June 18

All schools are closed on Monday, June 17 in observance of Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Adha, also called the Feast of Sacrifice, is a major holiday celebrated annually by Muslims around the world. Eid Mubarak to all who are celebrating!

We would like to extend a heartfelt Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing Dads, Grandfathers and men of such who are a father figure in someone’s life. It is a very special role to have directly impacting a child’s life which we all carry with us for a lifetime. We hope you are gifted with some time on Sunday to spend with family honoring or remembering such a person in your life.

“Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.” – Frank Pittman

Today’s Memo includes:

  • Spring Athletics Newsletter Now Available
  • Sign Up Now for 2024 Summer Programs
  • McGlynn Playground Update

Spring Athletics Newsletter Now Available

Read about our Mustang student-athletes’ exciting and inspiring Spring season in the final Athletics Newsletter of the year. Go Mustangs!

Sign Up Now for 2024 Summer Programs

The Medford Public Schools Fine Arts Department will launch the first annual Summer Art Studios opportunity for our students! This wonderful opportunity is grant-funded and will be free of charge for our students. Three tracks will be available (Grades 1-3, Grades 4-8, and Grades 9-12) for the Summer Art Studios in July. Details and registration information are available here, and the deadline to sign up is June 26. Space is limited, so sign up early!

Medford Community Schools is once again offering the popular Summer Fun Program for kids entering Grade 1through Grade 6. Students will participate in a wide variety of fun activities including sports, arts & crafts, movies, field trips, swimming, and more! Summer Fun holds 6 one-week-long sessions beginning July 1 and ending August 9. Complete your Summer Fun registration form today!

The Medford Public Schools Performing Arts Department will once again offer a 2-week Jumpstart Music Campat Medford High School where students can get a jumpstart on their band and orchestra instruments! This program is ideal for beginner musicians and more experienced intermediate-level students. Camp will run during the weeks of August 5 and August 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and is open to Medford Public School students entering grades 4-9. Students will present an End-of-Camp Showcase on August 16th at 11 a.m., which is free and open to all family and friends! Get more information and sign up for Jumpstart Music Camp here!

McGlynn Playground Update

Have you seen the amazing progress on the McGlynn School’s new, universally accessible playground? The Medford School Committee invites members of the Medford community to support the new McGlynn Elementary School playground, by donating to the playground fund to offset project costs and future maintenance. 

Donor benefits will include recognition in a district-wide press release, memorialization on a plaque at the playground entrance, and an invitation to the playground ribbon-cutting. Visit the Fundraiser web page to donate, and thank you for your support!

Upcoming Events

We value inclusion and access for all participants and are pleased to provide reasonable accommodations for all school activities and events. Please contact your school’s 504 Coordinator or Assistant Principal to make an accommodation request. Requests should be submitted at least 5 days before the event. 

Yours in Partnership for Children, 

Marice Edouard-Vincent signature

Dr. Marice Edouard-Vincent, Superintendent