The Margarita Muñiz Academy is a Winter Gear Drive and needs the community support to donate gently worn adult coats and gloves, and new adult hats. The Margarita Muñiz Academy is located at 20 Child St., and donations can be dropped off 8:30 am to 4 pm at a dropbox inside the entrance of the school through Jan. 21. Donations will be provided to the Muñiz Academy community.
Boston Mayor Michelle remained outside during her early morning visit on Tuesday to the Margarita Muniz Academy. Wu visited to understand the school experience regarding COVID during the recent surge. Wu said "it's been a very difficult time" for school communities, students, staff, school leaders, and administrators during the recent surge of the omicron variant. Wu said the variant has "effected everything that needs to logistically happen." Wu was joined by At-Large Boston City Councilors Erin Murphy and Ruthzee Louijeune, BPS Superintendent Brenda Cassellius, and Muniz Headmaster Dania Vazquez
Cassellius said there are three key things they're looking at to make sure of safe operations: a) staffing b) health and safety in the schools c) operational effectiveness of schools.
At Margarita Muniz Academy, the visual arts are an important part of the curriculum. The school has many talented artists. One such talented student is Chelsea, a 12th grader, whose artwork is pictured here. Chelsea and other art students from the school participated in a Christmas Fair held at the Loring Greenough House earlier this month. The students were invited to participate and bring their art to sell at the event.
UPDATE: The shoe drive has been extended to December 1. Please donate shoes to a great cause! The Margarita Muniz Academy has asked the community to help with a shoe drive. "We are excited about our shoe drive," said Cecilia Soriano, Director of Development at Margarita Muniz Academy. "We know that most people have extra shoes in their closets they would like to donate to us.
Four Jamaica Plain schools are among 75 schools that are receiving $400,000 worth of arts expansion grants from EdVestors. EdVestors is working with more than 35 arts partners across the city. These grants for the 2021-2022 school year take on new significance in light of results of a longitudinal study released last month detailing the benefits of arts education, including increased student and parent engagement and improved attendance for all students. In Jamaica Plain, four schools will receive grants to work with arts partners, and one organization will be the arts partner to schools in different neighborhoods. The Mission Hill K-8 School and Boston Teachers Union K-8 School are working with Rehearsal for Life, an urban improv organization, as its arts partner.