PTC News

During the school year, we send out PTC News to our email list every week along with grade-specific emails to keep you up to date with events at Broadmeadow.  If you aren't receiving these emails, click this link to sign-up.  We will also post announcements here for upcoming events or other Broadmeadow PTC news.  To request inclusion of an announcement, please send your information to bulletins@broadmeadowptc.org.

Holiday Toy Drive: Monday, November 26th - Monday, December 3rd & Toy Wrapping Party: Monday, December 3rd, 2:55 PM - 3:20 PM

posted Nov 11, 2018, 1:44 PM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Nov 11, 2018, 1:44 PM ]

Please donate new unwrapped toys for kids of all ages to the Toy Drive! Collected toys will be donated to the Mary Eliza Mahoney Family Shelter. A collection bin will be set up in the front lobby for depositing unwrapped toys from Monday, November 27th to Monday, December 4th.

There will also be a wrapping party on Monday, December 4th from from 2:55 - 3:20 PM. All students and parents are invited to attend for wrapping fun! Snacks will be served. **This is NOT a drop off event!

The toy drive is sponsored by Broadmeadow Cares. 
 
Questions? Contact Catherine O'Brien at toydrive@broadmeadowptc.org.

PTC Parent Forum! Growing Up in a Digital World Dr. Jill Walsh, BU Sociologist and Expert in Social Media

posted Nov 11, 2018, 1:26 PM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Nov 11, 2018, 1:26 PM ]

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 7:00-8:30pm in the Broadmeadow Performance Center

Following on the heels of her powerful presentations to parents of Pollard middle school students, Dr. Jill Walsh is coming here to talk to Broadmeadow parents about technology and our elementary age children. She will answer your most pressing questions regarding screen time, first apps, first phones and other topics related to growing up in a digital world. 

Dr. Walsh will also discuss how we can proactively guide our kids as they begin to navigate the digital social worlds in which they will increasingly find themselves. Armed with their phones and other devices, many Broadmeadow students are already immersed in group texting, online video games like Fortnite, and social media apps like Tik Tok and Snapchat. How can we best support our children’s social and emotional well-being in this context? As parents we are learning as we go and doing our best to navigate the digital social space ourselves. What strategies can we use to help our kids thrive in their digital social worlds?

Please join us on January 16th for this important discussion. Mark your calendars today!

Trivia Night Wednesday, November 28th 6:30-7:30pm Performance Center

posted Nov 2, 2018, 4:40 PM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Nov 2, 2018, 4:40 PM ]

As part of the Book Fair evening event, Ms. Potter will be running her famous trivia games (with prizes!). Enjoy a delicious Pasta Dinner at 6:00 and then come up to the Performance Center at 6:30 to join the trivia fun! Shop the Book Fair before or after!! If you have any questions about Trivia Night please email bookfair@broadmeadowptc.org

PTC Parent Forum!! Growing Up in a Digital World: Wednesday, January 16th, 7:00-8:30pm in the Performance Center

posted Nov 2, 2018, 4:37 PM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Nov 2, 2018, 4:39 PM ]

Following on the heels of her powerful presentations to parents of Pollard middle school students, Dr. Jill Walsh, BU Sociologist and Expert in Social Media, is coming here to talk to Broadmeadow parents about technology and our elementary age children. She will answer your most pressing questions regarding screen time, first apps, first phones and other topics related to growing up in a digital world.

Dr. Walsh will also discuss how we can proactively guide our kids as they begin to navigate the digital social worlds in which they will increasingly find themselves. Armed with their phones and other devices, many Broadmeadow students are already immersed in group texting, online video games like Fortnite, and social media apps like Tik Tok and Snapchat. How can we best support our children’s social and emotional well-being in this context? As parents we are learning as we go and doing our best to navigate the digital social space ourselves. What strategies can we use to help our kids thrive in their digital social worlds?

Please join us on January 16th for this important discussion. Mark your calendars today!

Portrait of a Needham Graduate Wednesday, Nov 14th 8:05*-8:50am in the Media Center

posted Oct 29, 2018, 9:05 AM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Oct 29, 2018, 9:06 AM ]

Help shape the district’s strategic priorities!

Come enjoy morning coffee with Broadmeadow parents Kim Forness and Jenny Small who will share the work they are doing, along with 51 other members of the Needham community, to develop a "Portrait of a Needham Graduate”. This portrait will allow the committee to reflect upon the direction of the Needham Public Schools; explore which key attributes, skills, and knowledge our children need for their future; operate within a framework of equity in education, preparing all students for the world they are facing; and build community consensus around the district's vision and strategic priorities. After discussing, debating, and articulating their vision for Needham students, the committee has drafted a framework for the broader community's consideration. Parents are invited and encouraged to join us on Nov 14th to provide feedback on the committee’s framework. Informed by feedback from the community, the committee will be poised to consider strategic priorities with the Portrait in mind. Needham Public Schools administrators, faculty, and staff will be guided by the Portrait of a Needham Graduate as they develop and implement plans for FY20 through FY25. Please take this opportunity to learn about the committee's work and provide valuable feedback from the Broadmeadow community.

* Coffee will be served starting at 8:05; the discussion will begin at 8:20.

The Annual Broadmeadow Book Fair is coming!

posted Oct 29, 2018, 9:03 AM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Nov 11, 2018, 1:29 PM ]

We invite you to shop the book fair and encourage a love of reading in your children, while helping to raise funds for Broadmeadow's Media Center!

Tuesday, Nov 27th 7:45 am - 3:45 pm
Wednesday, Nov 28th 7:45 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday, Nov 29th 7:45 am - 3:45 pm


The Book Fair evening event will be held on Wednesday, November 28th, the same night as the pasta dinner! Be sure to stop by and shop before or after dinner. Ms Potter will be running her famous trivia games (with prizes!) during this event. So much fun to be had at Broadmeadow in one evening! This year's book fair is sponsored by Wellesley Books.

Please consider volunteering for the Book Fair. It is fun and easy! 

If you have any questions about the Book Fair please email: bookfair@broadmeadowptc.org

Pasta Dinner Catered by Comellas! SOLD OUT

posted Oct 21, 2018, 10:43 AM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Nov 11, 2018, 1:28 PM ]

Take a night off from cooking and join other Broadmeadow families for the annual Pasta Dinner on Wednesday, November 28th in the Broadmeadow Cafeteria. Dinner will be served from 6:00-7:00 PM. Enjoy pasta, meatballs, salad, bread, ice cream and drinks.

Submit Pictures for the Yearbook! The Yearbook Staff Invites YOU to Submit YOUR Photos

posted Sep 20, 2018, 7:26 AM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Sep 20, 2018, 7:28 AM ]

Our photographers can't be everywhere… In order to create a terrific yearbook for all to enjoy, please help us get as many photos as possible from school, grade, classroom and PTC events! We are already creating pages!

Please submit your pictures from:
THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL & ICE CREAM SOCIAL TODAY!


Here is how you can submit photos online:
• Go to: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login
• If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 410893678
• Browse your photos to select the photo(s) you wish to upload. Please be selective.
• Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
• Click "Save Details".

Yearbooks will go on Sale in January, details to come.

If you have questions or are interested in joining the Yearbook staff, please contact Katie Dammann and Lisa Nagler at yearbook@broadmeadowptc.org. Thank you!

Media Center Volunteer Sign-Up

posted Sep 6, 2018, 9:00 AM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Sep 20, 2018, 7:28 AM ]

Working in the Broadmeadow Media Center (our school library) is a great way to both see your child during the school day AND make a big difference in our school. Did you know that over 1,000 books circulate through our library every week? Librarian Jenn Potter counts on parent volunteers to help with shelving and checking books in and out throughout the day.

Sign Up: You can sign up for your volunteer slots now on Sign-up Genius. Our goal is to have at least one volunteer for each class. We especially need experienced volunteers to sign up for the first couple of weeks of school!

If you have any questions email Hilary Bruel and Abigail Hays at media@broadmeadowptc.org

Be the Broadmeadow Bee!

posted Sep 6, 2018, 8:58 AM by Alyssa Stern   [ updated Sep 16, 2018, 5:25 AM ]

Did your teen ever dream of being the Broadmeadow Bee? The PTC is looking for high school or middle school students interested in being “Sting”, our beloved Broadmeadow Mascot, at various PTC events. The job involves waving to families, giving high fives to kids, and posing for photos. It's a fun and easy way to give back to the Broadmeadow community, accrue student community service hours and even make a little pocket money! Shifts range from 30 mins to 1 hour and the mascot can earn $10-$20. Click below to sign up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084faea72ba46-broadmeadow

If you have any questions, please email Lindsay Gravin and Nar Lee at familyevents@broadmeadowptc.org.

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