John F. Kennedy School Fundraiser at The Frogmore

John F. Kennedy (JFK) Elementary School in Jamaica Plain is excited to host its first fundraising event at The Frogmore Restaurant on Tuesday, April 7. The school is inviting neighbors, families and friends to help support a new K-5 yoga program!  

A $5 suggested entry fee (which includes appetizers) can be given at the door or purchased online at: www.eventbrite.com/e/jfk-elementary-fundraiser-at-frogmore-recaudacion-de-fondos-en-frogmore-tickets-99223846195.  

At the JFK Fundraiser, guests will also enjoy craft beer and cocktails, a silent auction, and speeches by Principal Dr. Christine Copeland and special guest State Representative Nika Elugardo.  

All donations will go towards a new yoga program for JFK students in grades K-5 with a local non-profit facilitator.

BPS High Schoolers Learn From the Trees at Arnold Arboretum

As David Mays walked through the snow-covered Central Woods of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University last month, gazing at the red oaks and the eastern white pines, the 17-year-old wondered if trees alone can save the planet. “Are trees the only thing that will stop global warming?” Mays asked. “How many should we plant before we graduate? I want to support humans, nature, and save the Earth.”

Mays was one of 25 high school students from the Boston Day and Evening Academy in Roxbury learning about forest ecology, carbon’s role in ecosystems, and how trees mitigate climate change at a special program at the Arboretum. Designed as part of Boston Public School’s biology curriculum, the two-day experience let students conduct hands-on fieldwork in the landscape and engage with Harvard researchers in interactive panel discussions about climate change.

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Manning School Adding a Grade in 2020, Will Be K-6

Ask and ye shall receive. At least that's the case for the Joseph P. Manning Elementary School. As the school will be adding a sixth grade starting in 2020, just as the school's administration wanted. The Manning School's grade expansion is one of many changes announced by the Boston Public Schools in regards to numerous school expansions and reconfigurations as part of the BuildBPS plan. The Manning School is one of 17 elementary schools transitioning from K-5 to K-6 in September 2020.

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