For two weeks this November, Myron J. Francis (MJF) again held it’s annual fall food drive to benefit the Bread of Life Food Pantry also located in Rumford RI. MJF faculty, staff, students, families and the extended community together contributed more than 475 nonperishable food items which were all packaged up and delivered to the Bread of Life Food Pantry. A big thank you goes out to MJF parent Brook Ashley, Community Chairperson, for coordinating this event. The Bread of Life Food Pantry is located at Newman Congregational Church, 100 Newman Avenue in Rumford, RI. The pantry is a collaborative ecumenical effort of six East Providence churches: Bethany Church of the Nazarene, Church of the Epiphany, Evangelical Covenant Church, Haven United Methodist Church, Newman Congregational Church, and Saint Margaret’s Church. The pantry is open every second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7PM to those residents of East Providence and the surrounding areas in need of food assistance regardless of religious beliefs.
Myron J. Francis (MJF) Elementary School in Rumford, RI participated once again in its annual coat drive from November 13-15, 2013. As in years past, MJF partnered with Whole Foods Market’s Providence University Heights Location. MJF faculty, staff, students, families and the community donated 100 new or clean, gently used coats and jackets for both adults and children. Much thanks to MJF parent Amy Lebeau for coordinating this effort. New or gently used coats (if not new, coats need to please be washed) can still be placed in plastic bags and dropped off at Whole Foods University Heights at 601 North Main Street in Providence through December 14, 2013. Store hours are 8AM – 10PM seven days a week. Thank you.
The Yankee Candle fundraiser deadline has been extended until November 13th. The money raised allows us to provide classroom supplies, materials, technology and more!
Are you looking for ways to get involved in your child’s education? The best way is to volunteer with the PTO! Research has proved that students who have parents involved do better in class. Below is a list of where volunteers are needed.
Community Service Co chair : Brook Ashley is looking for someone to help organize events that assist local families in need. It will consist of a food drive, a hat and mitten drive, sandwich making, and more. We became a Feinstein Junior Scholar School because of this committee’s accomplishments! Can’t co chair? She is always accepting volunteers to help, also.
Computer Assistance: We are looking for someone with a computer background that will want to manage the Website, Facebook, and hopefully have graphic design experience to assist with certain items needed throughout the school year. If you are interested in any one or all three, please let me know.
Teacher Appreciation Week: Wendy would like volunteers to help the week of May 5th through the 9th in daily events aimed at Teachers. We have a Tea, lunches that are donated by local restaurants, and gifts ( if acquired). Parents will be needed to come in different times during the day to set up and clean up.
USA Skates: We hold a Roller Skating Party at USA skates two times a year. We need someone to coordinate a date with the board members and USA. Once the date is finalized, notices will have to be sent home to parents. Everyone has fun skating while the school raises funds needed.
Sweetheart Dance Chair Person: This dance is held in February and is a great time experienced by little girls and the special man in their life. We are looking for someone to plan the dance. This person will coordinate with the board the details of the event. We are here to assist!!!
Environmental Committee: This committee is looking for parents ( any family member) who has experience with gardening and/or landscaping. There area few times a year we would like to plant flowers and such in the surrounding grounds of the school. If you love to get your hands dirty, let us know!!!
Book Fair: The fall bok fair will run from Oct.22 through the 25th. Tori will love help setting up, working the register, assisting students find specific books, and breaking down the fair on the last day.
Please contact me with any questions you may have.
A 21st Century Library….in the cloud!
Myron J. Francis students, families, and teachers now have access to the online Tumblebook Library for students in grades K-3 and the Tumblebook Cloud Jr. for students in grades 4-6. See below for a complete description.
Click on the link http://www.epschoolsri.com/francis/?p=24
The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, Tumble Puzzles & Games, and TumbleResources for teachers and students.
TumbleBookCloud Junior is our collection of early reader chapter books, children’s classics, graphic novels, children’s audio books and new National Geographic videos – many of which are paired with our e-books – a perfect complement to support Common Core Curriculum!
The Tumblebooks login info for K-3 is
username: mjfrancis password: books
The Tumblebooks Cloud Jr login info for grades 4-6
username: mjfrancis password: login