• Principal:
    Dr. Edward Foster
    978-937-8993, ext. 101

    Vice Principal:
    Mr. Michael Banks
    978-937-8993, ext. 102

    Clerk:
    Ms. Meaghan Keefe
    978-937-8993, ext. 100

    Parent Liason:
    Ms. Heidi Griffin
    978-937-8993, ext. 100

    Guidance Counselor:
    Ms. Darlene Dandurant
    978- 937-8993, ext 107

    Social Worker:
    Mr. Robert Thompson
    978-937-8993, ext. 141

    Nurse:
    Ms. Colleen McGrath
    978-937-8993, ext. 104

This week at the Sullivan...

  • Sullivan Principal Message 5-19-19

    Posted by Edward Foster on 5/19/2019 7:00:00 AM

    Hello Sullivan Community,

    I hope you all had a nice weekend and nice weekend and enjoyed some of the lovely weather. THIS PAST WEEK, formal MCAS testing ended for all students. Great job kids! Grade 6 had their Respect and Responsibility Assembly. Great things happening in the area of academics and behavior. grade 6. And our third quarter High Honors Breakfast took place and we had a wonderful time celebrating these young building leaders.

    THIS WEEK, some of our female students will be participating in the Color of Justice field trip with Ms. Dandurant. On this field trip they will visit with judges and lawyers in the justice system to discuss the field and possible career paths. Healthy Futures-Elevate New England will continue work in classroom on important student health related issues including substance abuse prevention, qualities of a friend, goal setting, and refusal skills. Finally, the much anticipated Sullivan’s Evening at the Theater on May 23 from 6-8 pm. Suitcase Stories will present a live theater showcase of professional actors and eighth grade students sharing refugee and immigrant stories. This event is free. There is no admission charge. You can reserve tickets online, using the link on the Sullivan website. You can also find the link on the NEW Sullivan Facebook page: http://www.facebookcom/lpsdsullivan OR Twitter: http://twitter.com/SullivanLPSD OR you can just show up at the door!!!!! Cheryl Hamilton from the International Institute of New England worked with 8th grade students last week to engage students about their own suitcase stories. Short video clips and photos from these workshops can be seen on the Sullivan Facebook page.

    OTHER IMPORTANT MESSAGES FROM THE SULLIVAN/DISTRICT:

    • The Sullivan Spring Concert will take place June 4 from 6-7 PM in the Sullivan School Auditorium. Come one, come all!
    • ATTENTION GRADE 8 PARENTS: The Lowell High School Athletic Department is having an informational meeting on June 4th. In this meeting we will go over the registration process as it differs from what many middle school students and families are accustomed to. Those attending will get a chance to meet the athletic office staff as well as many of the fall coaches. Please see following attachment: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pfgp6dCaPR6pC12X-3WWT1l6z2KfW7Y8/view?usp=sharing

    @ Coaches - Family ID is now open for fall 2019 registration! https://www.familyid.com/organizations/lowell-high-school

    • ATTENTION GRADE 4-9 PARENTS---GREAT OPPORTUNITY--IDEA Camp for Summer 2019 is back and better than ever! This year, Lowell's STEM Summer program, IDEA Camp, will be held on the UMASS Lowell Campus. All the popular workshops will be offered and taught by Lowell Public School staff. Students will be working in the college classrooms and laboratories as they create innovative designs and delve into open-ended projects.  We will be holding 11 different, week long, programs that run from 8:30 am-3:00 pm. Thanks to donations from MA Life Science, Circle Health and Project Learn, we can offer additional scholarships to Lowell students.  The typical cost can be reduced for Lowell residents from 180 dollars for each week to 40 dollars. All camps include lunch and breakfast daily. Workshops include Robotics, Crime Science, Seaperch Underwater Robotics, Video Game Design, Got Dirt -Gardening, Flight, Architecture, You Code Girl -a girls only program-, Carnival Contraptions and Wire Your Bedroom. Students currently in grade 4 up to grade 9 are eligible to attend.  Registration can be done online on the Lowell Recreation website or with a paper form from school. For more information such as workshop descriptions and grade level programs, please see the Lowell Public School website.  Link to register IDEA Camp RegistrationIf you have any questions please email us at IDEACAMP@lowell.k12.ma.usIDEA Camp Information on the Lowell Website: https://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/domain/491

    Please see below for IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

    DATE

    ACTIVITY

    TIME / LOCATION

    5/21, 22, 24

    Healthy Futures/Elevate NE

    During AA / Sullivan

    5/23

    Suitcase Stories

    6-8 PM / Sullivan Auditorium

    5/24

    Color of Justice Field Trip for some female Sullivanites -See Ms. Dandurant-

     

    5/29, 31

    Healthy Futures/Elevate NE

    During AA / Sullivan

    5/27

    MEMORIAL DAY - NO SCHOOL

     

    5/28-5/31

    Washington D.C Trip for some gr. 8 students

     

    5/29

    Move Up Day to the Sullivan for Reilly, Moody and Lincoln current 4th and 5th graders.

    8:45-9:45 AM Reilly

    9:45-10:45 AM Moody and Lincoln /Sullivan

    5/30

    Sullivan School Council

    2:30-3:30 PM

    6/3-6/10

    Scholastic Book Fair

    All week / Library

    6/4

    Sullivan Spring Concert

    6 PM / Auditorium

    6/5

    Gr. 6 Field Day

    7:45-10:45 AM/Outside/Gym

    6/6

    Gr. 6 Field Day -Rain date-

    7:45-10:45 AM/Outside/Gym

    6/7

    Gr. 7 Field Day -Rain or Shine-

    7:50-10:59 AM/Outside/Gym

    6/7

    Gr. 8 Canobie Lake Field Trip

    7:45 AM-3:30 PM / Canobie

    6/7

    R&R Assemblies??

     

    6/10

    Explore the Sullivan Night/Scavenger Hunt for incoming gr. 5 and 6 families

    5:30-6:30 PM / Sullivan

    6/10

    Gr. 8 Final Dance

    6-9 PM / Mount Pleasant Golf Club

    6/11

    Gr. 6 JayGees Field Trip

    9:30-1:30 PM / JayGees

    6/11

    Gr. 8 Movie Field Trip

    9:30-12:30 PM / Movies

    6/11

    Gr. 8 Cook Out

    12:30-1:30 PM / Outside

    6/12

    Gr. 7 Kimball’s Field Trip

    9-1:30 PM / Kimballs

    6/12

    Gr. 8 Bowling Field Trip

    10:30-12:00 / Brunswick Lanes

    6/13

    Gr. 8 Moving On Ceremony

    10-11 AM / Gym

    6/13

    Gr. 6 Field Trip to Shedd Park

    9-1 PM / Shedd Park

    6/13

    Gr. 7 Koana Truck

    12:30-1:30 PM / Outside

    6/14

    ER / Last Day of School

    Student Dismissal-12:10 PM

    Thank you.

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  • Sullivan Principal Message 5-11-19

    Posted by Edward Foster on 5/11/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Hello Sullivan Community,

    I hope you all had a nice weekend and nice weekend. Happy Mom’s Day!!!! THIS PAST WEEK, the Sullivan girls and boys volleyball teams finished their season with spirited efforts. Great season kids and thanks again coach Keefe and Lopes. The effort was there in every match. Our sixth and eighth graders worked very hard on their Math MCAS. And we had our Respect & Responsibility Assemblies for grades 7 and 8 where we were able to review behavioral focus areas and celebrate student excellence in academics and behavior. Finally, the week was capped of with a 14-1 Red Sox victory on Friday during Sullivan-Reilly at Fenway Night. I have to think our attendance was the difference maker as the Sox went above 500 for the first time this year with that victory. Thanks to all the kids, parents and staff who attended. It was definitely a magical night for the Sullivan and Reilly School Communities!

    THIS WEEK, MCAS resumes with grade 7 Math on Monday and Tuesday and grade 8 Science and Technology on Wednesday and Thursday. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM TAKING YOUR CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL ON TESTING DAYS. Thank you. Grade 6 has their Respect and Responsibility Assembly on Monday where we review behavior focus areas and celebrate academic and behavioral excellence. The Sullivan PTO meets on Tuesday at 6-7 PM and on Friday we have our third quarter High Honors Breakfast taking place, invites have been sent. Yes, a busy week planned this week at the Sullivan.  

    OTHER IMPORTANT MESSAGES FROM THE SULLIVAN/DISTRICT:

    • The Sullivan Spring Concert will take place June 4 from 6-7 PM in the Sullivan School Auditorium. Come one, come all!
    • Don’t miss Sullivan Evening at the Theater on May 23 from 6-8 pm. Suitcase Stories will present a live theater showcase of professional actors and eighth grade students sharing refugee and immigrant stories. This event is free. There is no admission charge. You can reserve tickets online, using the link on the Sullivan website. You can also find the link on the NEW Sullivan Facebook page: http://www.facebookcom/lpsdsullivan OR Twitter: http://twitter.com/SullivanLPSD OR you can just show up at the door!!!!! Cheryl Hamilton from the International Institute of New England worked with 8th grade students last week to engage students about their own suitcase stories. Short video clips and photos from these workshops can be seen on the Sullivan Facebook page.
    • ATTENTION GRADE 4-9 PARENTS---GREAT OPPORTUNITY--IDEA Camp for Summer 2019 is back and better than ever! This year, Lowell STEM Summer program, IDEA Camp, will be held on the UMASS Lowell Campus. All the popular workshops will be offered and taught by Lowell Public School staff. Students will be working in the college classrooms and laboratories as they create innovative designs and delve into open-ended projects.  We will be holding 11 different, week long, programs that run from 8:30 am-3:00 pm. Thanks to donations from MA Life Science, Circle Health and Project Learn, we can offer additional scholarships to Lowell students.  The typical cost can be reduced for Lowell residents from $180 for each week to $40. All camps include lunch and breakfast daily. Workshops include Robotics, Crime Science, Seaperch Underwater Robotics, Video Game Design, Got Dirt -Gardening, Flight, Architecture, You Code Girl -a girls only program-, Carnival Contraptions and Wire Your Bedroom.  Students currently in grade 4 up to grade 9 are eligible to attend.  Registration can be done online on the Lowell Recreation website or with a paper form from school.  For more information such as workshop descriptions and grade level programs, please see the Lowell Public School website.  Link to register IDEA Camp Registration If you have any questions please email us at IDEACAMP@lowell.k12.ma.us IDEA Camp Information on the Lowell Website: https://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/domain/491

    Please see below for IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

     

    DATE

    ACTIVITY

    TIME / LOCATION

    5/13

    MCAS Math I GR 7

    7:45-11 AM

    5/14

    MCAS Math II GR 7

    7:45-11 AM

    5/14

    Sullivan PTO Meeting. Next year grade 5 and 6 parents invited. 

    6:00 PM / Library

    5/15

    MCAS Science I GR 8

    7:45-11 AM

    5/16

    MCAS Science II GR 8

    7:45-11 AM

    5/17

    High Honors Breakfast Term III

    8-9 AM / Cafe

    5/21, 22, 24

    Healthy Futures/Elevate NE

    During AA / Sullivan

    5/22

    Spring Concert

    -Day Grade Level Perfs: During AA/Aud.


    -Night Perf. 6-7 PM / Auditorium

    5/23

    Suitcase Stories

    6-8 PM / Sullivan Auditorium

    5/24

    Color of Justice Field Trip for some female Sullivanites. See Ms. Dandurant

     

    5/29, 31

    Healthy Futures/Elevate NE

    During AA / Sullivan

    5/27

    MEMORIAL DAY - NO SCHOOL

     

    5/28-5/31

    Washington D.C Trip for 18 gr. 8 students

     

    5/29

    Move Up Day to the Sullivan for Reilly, Moody and Lincoln current 4th and 5th graders.

    8:45-9:45 AM Reilly

    9:45-10:45 AM Moody and Lincoln /Sullivan

    5/30

    Sullivan School Council

    2:30-3:30 PM

    6/3-6/10

    Scholastic Book Fair

    All week / Library

    6/4

    Sullivan Spring Concert

    Grade levels during AA

    Parents 6 PM / Auditorium

    6/5

    Gr. 6 Field Day

    7:45-10:45 AM/Outside/Gym

    6/6

    Gr. 6 Field Day -Rain date-

    7:45-10:45 AM/Outside/Gym

    6/7

    Gr. 7 Field Day -Rain or Shine-

    7:50-10:59 AM/Outside/Gym

    6/7

    Gr. 8 Canobie Lake Field Trip

    8-1:30 PM / Canobie

    6/7

    R&R Assemblies??

     

    6/10

    Explore the Sullivan Night-Scavenger Hunt for incoming gr. 5 & 6 families

    5:30-6:30 PM / Sullivan

    6/10

    Gr. 8 Final Dance

    6-9 PM / Mount Pleasant Golf Club

    6/11

    Gr. 6 JayGees Field Trip

    9:30-1:30 PM / JayGees

    6/11

    Gr. 8 Movie Field Trip

    TBA

    6/11

    Gr. 8 Cook Out

    12:30-1:30 PM / Outside

    6/12

    Gr. 7 Kimball’s Field Trip

    9-1:30 PM / Kimballs

    6/12

    Gr. 8 Bowling Field Trip

    TBA

    6/13

    Gr. 8 Moving On Ceremony

    TBA

    6/13

    Gr. 6 Field Trip to Shedd Park

    9-1 PM / Shedd Park

    6/13

    Gr. 7 Koana Truck

    12:30-1:30 PM / Outside

    6/14

    ER - Last Day of School

    12:10 PM -

    Thank you. Have a nice evening.

    Sincerely,

    Ed Foster

    Principal, J. F. Sullivan Middle School

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  • Sullivan Principal Message 5-5-19

    Posted by Edward Foster on 5/5/2019 9:00:00 AM

    Hello Sullivan Community,

    I hope you all had a nice weekend and nice weekend. Thank you so much Sullivan PTO for a wonderful staff appreciation luncheon put on this PAST WEEK …..We feel much appreciated! In addition this past week, our girls and boys volleyball teams kept up their efforts. Super work. Grade 6 did a marvelous job on the MCAS this past week. Super effort kids. Also, to highlight some of the neat things happening, we had some poetry reading take place with Ms. Rothschild’s kids in grade seven….(“snap, snap”). And a kudos goes out to Ms. Mitrano. She set up and coordinated two lawyers and judge to come and talk to our eighth graders about Constitutional Law. As everyone know the one thing that eighth graders can do is argue! We absolutely have some budding lawyers in our midst so be careful what you say……...From what I understand from the discussions with them, I should be expecting to getting a grade 8 subpoena shortly on some grievances on my cell phone policy:) I’m in trouble I think. Stay tuned:) Great things happening!

    THIS WEEK, the girls and boys volleyball teams have their final matches away on Tuesday at the Stoklosa and Thursday at the Butler. Both begin with the boys at 4:00 PM and then the girls at 5:00 PM. Go Sullivan! Student spectators are welcome to cheer on the home team but must have a parent for entrance. Our sixth and eighth graders will be doing their Math MCAS on Tuesday (8), Wednesday (8), Thursday (6) and Friday (6). Good luck kids. Do your best. PARENTS, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM TAKING YOUR CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL ON TESTING DAYS. And Friday this week culminates with our Respect & Responsibility Assemblies as well as Sullivan at the Red Sox game on Friday night.

    OTHER IMPORTANT MESSAGES FROM THE SULLIVAN/DISTRICT:

    • MCAS is here. Testing will occur on various days for various grades between 4-10 to 5-24. Please see website for specific dates/details and PLEASE REFRAIN FROM TAKING YOUR CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL ON TESTING DAYS. Thank you.
    • The Sullivan community will be collecting money during homeroom for Pennies for Patients for the next two weeks. All money raised through the Pennies for Patients program is donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Association.  
    • The third quarter Sullivan High Honor Breakfast will take place May 17th from 8-8:30 AM. Invitations will be forthcoming.
    • The Sullivan Spring Concert will take place June 4 from 6-7 PM in the Sullivan School Auditorium. Come one, come all!
    • Don’t miss Sullivan’s Evening at the Theater on May 23 from 6-8 pm. Suitcase Stories will present a live theater showcase of professional actors and eighth grade students sharing refugee and immigrant stories. This event is free. There is no admission charge.

    You can reserve tickets online, using the link on the Sullivan website. You can also find the link on the NEW Sullivan Facebook page: http://www.facebookcom/lpsdsullivan OR Twitter: http://twitter.com/SullivanLPSD OR you can just show up at the door!!!!! Cheryl Hamilton from the International Institute of New England worked with 8th grade students last week to engage students about their own suitcase stories. Short video clips and photos from these workshops can be seen on the Sullivan Facebook page.

    Please see below for IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

    DATE

    ACTIVITY

    TIME - LOCATION

    5/7

    Sullivan Volleyball at Stoklosa

    4-5 Boys - Stok

    5-6 Girls - Stok

    5/7

    MCAS Math I GR 8

    7:45-11 AM

    5/8

    MCAS Math II GR 8

    7:45-11 AM

    5/9

    MCAS Math I GR 6

    7:45-11 AM

    5/9

    LTA Workshop: Recruit Teachers in Lowell Community

    2:30-4 PM-Library

    5/9

    Sullivan Volleyball at Butler

    4-5 Boys - Butler

    5-6 Girls - Butler

    5/9

    Quarter 4 Progress Reports Go Home

     

    5/10

    MCAS Math II GR 6

    7:45-11 AM

    5/10

    R and R Assemblies

    R and R Assembly - 6-9:55; 7-10:57; 8-12:05

    5/10

    Sullivan at Red Sox - Fenway- PTO event

    7:10 PM - Fenway

    5/13

    MCAS Math I GR 7

    7:45-11 AM

    5/14

    MCAS Math II GR 7

    7:45-11 AM

    5/14

    Sullivan PTO Meeting. Next year grade 5 and 6 parents invited.

    6:00 PM / Library

    5/15

    MCAS Science I GR 8

    7:45-11 AM

    5/16

    MCAS Science II GR 8

    7:45-11 AM

    5/17

    High Honors Breakfast - 3rd Quarter

    8-8:30 AM / Cafe

    6/4

    Sullivan School Spring Concert

    6-7 PM / Auditorium

    Thank you. 

     

     

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  • Sullivan Principal's Message

    Posted by Edward Foster on 4/27/2019 8:30:00 AM

    4/28/19

    Hello Sullivan Community,

    I hope you all had a nice weekend and stayed dry with the April showers…..This week we are celebrating Sullivan Staff Appreciation. Our wonderful Sullivan PTO is putting on a staff luncheon this week as a gesture of appreciation. On behalf of the Sullivan Community, THANK YOU SULLIVAN STAFF. You make a difference to the Sullivan kids every day!!!!!!

    THIS PAST WEEK, grade seven did a GREAT JOB with MCAS! They took it seriously and worked hard. Now it is grade six’s turn on Monday and Tuesday this week for MCAS ELA. Good luck. I know they will do a great job! Healthy Futures-Elevate New England began working with our students. They met and talked with our kids about substance abuse prevention, qualities of a friend, goals setting and refusal skills. They’ll be continuing class discussions this week. Our girls and boys volleyball team played home matches and did very well. Keep up the good work!!!

    THIS WEEK, the girls and boys volleyball teams have matches on Tuesday at the Pyne Arts and Thursday at home versus the Daley. Both begin with the boys at 4:00 PM and then the girls at 5:00 PM. Go Sullivan! For home matches, spectating students need a note for permission to attend from parents with contact number and how the student will be getting home. For away matches, student spectators are welcome to cheer on the home team but must have a parent for entrance. Our sixth graders will be doing their ELA MCAS on Monday and Tuesday. Good luck grade 6. Do your best. PARENTS, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM TAKING YOUR CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL ON TESTING DAYS. Finally, ON WEDNESDAY, 5/1 WE HAVE AN EARLY RELEASE. ALL STUDENTS WILL BE DISMISSED AT 12:10 PM.

     OTHER IMPORTANT MESSAGES FROM THE SULLIVAN/DISTRICT:

    • MCAS is here. Testing will occur on various days for various grades between 4-10 to 5-24. Please see website for specific dates/details and PLEASE REFRAIN FROM TAKING YOUR CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL ON TESTING DAYS. Thank you.
    • This is from Mr. Matt Stahl, principal of the Wang M.S. Attention Lowell parents. On May 1st at 6 PM in the Wang M.S. auditorium there will be a FREE original documentary screening for parents entitled: ANGST, RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY. PLEASE SEE FLIER ON WEBSITE for details.
    • The Sullivan Community will be collecting money during homeroom for Pennies for Patients for the next two weeks. All money raised through the Pennies for Patients program is donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Association.  
    • This is from one of our grade 8 students. Please see attached document on my email for Steps for a Cure awareness walk on 6/1.
    • COMING SOON…..A LIVE THEATER EVENT IS COMING TO THE SULLIVAN SCHOOL!!!!! Suitcase Stories, a COMMUNITY SHOWCASE featuring foreign and US-born residents sharing refugee and immigrant stories, will be at the Sullivan School on Thursday, May 23 from 6-8 pm. Suitcase Stories has been featured on PBS television and in live theater throughout the Boston area. This program is free. THERE IS NO ADMISSION CHARGE. Tickets are being offered to Sullivan School students and their families before being offered to the general public. You will be able to RESERVE TICKETS ONLINE or with a registration form. The online link will be posted on the Sullivan Website beginning Tuesday, April 9. A flyer and registration form will be sent home with your student on Tuesday, April 9. Students attending this program must be accompanied by an adult. Cool Stuff!!!!!!!

    Please see below for IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

    DATE

    ACTIVITY

    TIME - LOCATION

    4/22-5/3

    Healthy Futures-Elevate NE

    During AA-AA classes

    4/29

    MCAS ELA I GR 6

    7:45-11 AM

    4/30

    MCAS ELA II GR 6

    7:45-11 AM

    4/30

    Sullivan Volleyball at Pyne Arts

    4-5 Boys - Pyne Arts

    5-6 Girls - Pyne Arts

    5/1

    Early Release. All student dismissed at 12:15 PM

    12:15 PM

    5/2

    Sullivan Volleyball v Daley

    4-5 Boys - Sullivan

    5-6 Girls / Sullivan

    5/3

    Law Day, Grade 8. Two lawyers coming to gr. 8 SS classes to discuss Constitutional Law

    All day - Sullivan Gr. 8 Social Studies

    5/7

    Sullivan Volleyball at Stoklosa

    4-5 Boys - Stok

    5-6 Girls - Stok

    5/7

    MCAS Math I GR 8

    7:45-11 AM

    5/8

    MCAS Math II GR 8

    7:45-11 AM

    5/9

    MCAS Math I GR 6

    7:45-11 AM

    5/9

    LTA Workshop: Recruit Teachers in Lowell Community

    2:30-4 PM-Library

    5/9

    Sullivan Volleyball at Butler

    4-5 Boys - Butler

    5-6 Girls - Butler

    5/9

    Quarter 4 Progress Reports Go Home

     

    5/10

    MCAS Math II GR 6

    7:45-11 AM

    5/10

    R and R Assemblies

    R and R Assembly - 6-9:55; 7-10:57; 8-12:05

    5/10

    Sullivan at Red Sox - Fenway- PTO event

    7:10 PM - Fenway

    5/13

    MCAS Math I GR 7

    7:45-11 AM

    5/14

    MCAS Math II GR 7

    7:45-11 AM

    5/14

    Sullivan PTO Meeting. Next year grade 5 and 6 parents invited.

    6:00 PM / Library

    5/15

    MCAS Science I GR 8

    7:45-11 AM

    5/16

    MCAS Science II GR 8

    7:45-11 AM

    Thank you. Have a nice evening.

    Sincerely,

    Ed Foster

    Principal, J. F. Sullivan Middle School

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  • Sullivan Principal Message

    Posted by Edward Foster on 4/21/2019 7:30:00 AM

    Hello Sullivan Community,

    I hope you all had a nice break. Hard to believe that it will be May after next week. As of this writing, there are only 39 days of school left with the last day being Friday, 6-14-19. Please know two things. First, the end of the year is FILLED with events and activities as we try to jam everything in and plan neat end-of-year activities-events for the kids. Please check this space and the school calendar regularly. Also, this time is sure to fly by so buckle up!

    THIS WEEK, Healthy Futures-Elevate New England begins working with our students. They will be meeting and talking with our kids about substance abuse prevention, qualities of a friend, goals setting and refusal skills. Our girls and boys volleyball team will be playing home matches at the Sullivan vs Bartlett on Tuesday and the Robinson on Thursday. Both begin with the boys at 4:00 PM and then the girls at 5:00 PM. Go Sullivan! For home matches, spectating students need a note for permission to attend from parents with contact number and how the student will be getting home. Finally, our seventh graders will be doing their ELA MCAS on Thursday and Friday. Good luck grade 7. Do your best. PARENTS, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM TAKING YOUR CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL ON TESTING DAYS.

    OTHER IMPORTANT MESSAGES FROM THE SULLIVAN-DISTRICT:

    • MCAS is here. Testing will occur on various days for various grades between 4-10 to 5-24. Please see website for specific dates/details and PLEASE REFRAIN FROM TAKING YOUR CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL ON TESTING DAYS. Thank you.
    • This is from Mr. Matt Stahl, principal of the Wang M.S. Attention Lowell parents. On May 2nd at 6 PM in the Wang M.S. auditorium there will be a FREE original documentary screening for parents entitled: ANGST, RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED FLIER-FLIER ON WEBSITE for details
    • Grade 8 students brought home a letter-signature page the Friday before break regarding the annual grade 8 end-of-year activities as Sullivan eighth graders close out their time at the Sullivan before going off to high school. It is an exciting and fun-filled time of year for grade 8 students and staff. Be advised that these activities are an honor-privilege that must be earned. Grade 8 students are expected to finish off the year strong both academically AND behaviorally to participate in end of year activities including the final moving on ceremony. Failure to do so will result in students not participating in these events. I know you will do a great job. Grade 8 parents, please review this letter with your child and thank you for your support.  
    • COMING SOON. A LIVE THEATER EVENT IS COMING TO THE SULLIVAN SCHOOL! Suitcase Stories, a COMMUNITY SHOWCASE featuring foreign and US-born residents sharing refugee and immigrant stories, will be at the Sullivan School on Thursday, May 23 from 6-8 pm. Suitcase Stories has been featured on PBS television and in live theater throughout the Boston area. This program is free. THERE IS NO ADMISSION CHARGE. Tickets are being offered to Sullivan School students and their families before being offered to the general public. You will be able to RESERVE TICKETS ONLINE or with a registration form. The online link will be posted on the Sullivan Website beginning Tuesday, April 9. A flyer and registration form will be sent home with your student on Tuesday, April 9. Students attending this program must be accompanied by an adult. Cool Stuff!

    Please see below for IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

    DATE

    ACTIVITY

    TIME - LOCATION

    4-22-5-3

    Healthy Futures-Elevate NE

    During AA-AA classes

    4/23

    Sullivan Volleyball v Bartlett 

    4-5 Boys - Sullivan

    5-6 Girls - Sullivan

    4-25

    Sullivan Volleyball v  Robinson

    4-5 Boys - Robinson

    5-6 Girls - Robinson

    4-25

    MCAS ELA I GR 7

    7:45-11 AM

    4/26

    MCAS ELA I GR 7

    7:45-11 AM

    4-29

    MCAS ELA I GR 6

    7:45-11 AM

    4-30

    MCAS ELA I GR 6

    7:45-11 AM

    4-30

    Sullivan Volleyball at Pyne Arts

    4-5 Boys - Pyne Arts

    5-6 Girls - Pyne Arts

    5-1

    Early Release. All student dismissed at 12:15 PM

    12:15 PM

    5-2

    Sullivan Volleyball v Daley

    4-5 Boys - Sullivan

    5-6 Girls / Sullivan

    5-3

    Law Day, Grade 8. Two lawyers coming to gr. 8 SS classes to discuss Constitutional Law

    All day - Sullivan Gr. 8 Social Studies

    5-7

    Sullivan Volleyball at Stoklosa

    4-5 Boys - Stok

    5-6 Girls - Stok

    5/7

    MCAS Math I GR 8

    7:45-11 AM

    5/8

    MCAS Math I GR 8

    7:45-11 AM

    5/9

    MCAS Math I GR 6

    7:45-11 AM

    5-9

    LTA Workshop- Recruit Teachers in Lowell Community

    2:30-4 PM-Library

    5-9

    Sullivan Volleyball at Butler

    4-5 Boys - Butler

    5-6 Girls - Butler

    5-9

    Quarter 4 Progress Reports Go Home

     

    5-10

    MCAS Math I GR 6

    7:45-11 AM

    5-10

    R and R Assemblies

    R and R Assembly - 6-9:55. 7-10:57. 8-12:05

    5-10

    Sullivan at Red Sox - Fenway- PTO event

    7:10 PM - Fenway

    Thank you. Have a nice evening.

    Sincerely,

    Ed Foster

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  • Sullivan Principal's Message 4-7-19

    Posted by Edward Foster on 4/7/2019

    Hello Sullivan Community,

    I hope you had a nice weekend and enjoyed some of this fantastic weather. It appears spring has sprung which is wonderful as we edge ever so closer to April Break. THIS PAST WEEK, our very own Sullivan March Madness 3 on 3 basketball tourney culminated on Thursday. It was a great time had by all. Students, players and spectators, were very well behaved. Thank you grade 8 teachers for organizing and supervising the event. Grade 8 went to Lowell Mills on a field trip. The school committee also decided that next year we are returning to a gr. 5-8 middle school model (as opposed to a 6-8 which we were this year). Looking forward to planning some transition activities this spring for next year’s fifth grades. Stay tuned. 

    THIS WEEK is a busy week at the Sullivan. Our grade 8 students who are going on a field trip to Washington D.C. this May will have their final mandatory meeting @ 6:30 PM at the Wang. The excitement is building. What a great opportunity. Grade 7 will be going on their field trip to Lowell Mills this week. Good luck grade 7. The Red Sox home opener is Tuesday. The Sullivan School Council has deemed Tuesday Red Sox Day at the Sullivan. All Sullivan students and staff are encouraged to wear their Red Sox garb or colors-red, white and blue. Go Sox! We have TWO volleyball games this week….Tuesday at the Sullivan v. Wang M.S. and Thursday at the Rogers. Both begin with the boys at 4:00 PM and then the girls at 5:00 PM. Go Sullivan! For home matches, spectating students need a note for permission to attend from parents with contact number and how the student will be getting home. For away matches, students can only attend with a parent. The Sullivan PTO will have its monthly meeting on Tuesday in the library at 6:00 PM. Grade 8 ELA MCAS will take place Wednesday and Thursday this week. Please see MCAS information below. Finally, on Friday we will have our Respect and Responsibility Assemblies. Yes, a busy week at the Sullivan this week as we hurtle towards April Break. .

    OTHER IMPORTANT MESSAGES FROM THE SULLIVAN/DISTRICT:

    • MCAS is here. Testing will occur on various days for various grades between 4/10-5/24. Please see website for specific dates/details and PLEASE REFRAIN FROM TAKING YOUR CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL ON TESTING DAYS. Thank you.
    • COMING SOON…..A LIVE THEATER EVENT IS COMING TO THE SULLIVAN SCHOOL!!!!! Suitcase Stories, a COMMUNITY SHOWCASE featuring foreign and US-born residents sharing refugee and immigrant stories, will be at the Sullivan School on Thursday, May 23 from 6-8 pm. Suitcase Stories has been featured on PBS television and in live theater throughout the Boston area. This program is free. THERE IS NO ADMISSION CHARGE. Tickets are being offered to Sullivan School students and their families before being offered to the general public. You will be able to RESERVE TICKETS ONLINE or with a registration form. The online link will be posted on the Sullivan Website beginning Tuesday, April 9. A flyer and registration form will be sent home with your student on Tuesday, April 9. Students attending this program must be accompanied by an adult. Cool Stuff!!!!!!!
    • From the LPS Family Resource Center. Attention parents with a pre-Kindergartener who will be a Kindergartner next year. You must come to Family Resource and enroll your child for kindergarten as soon as possible. Enrollment ends on April 30th.
    • School Environment/Climate: As we continue to strive to create a welcoming, warm, academic and distraction-free Sullivan School environment/climate, we continue to work with the kids on the following: In classrooms and the halls, there are NO CELL PHONES ON STUDENTS, HOODS ON and COATS ON. These are similar rules to other middle schools in Lowell and across the Commonwealth. Specific reasons for these rules vary, but basically they are in place again to create a welcoming, warm, academic and distraction-free Sullivan School environment/climate. Parents are asked to discuss this with their children and support the school in their child’s compliance with these directives. Student disciplinary measures can/will be initiated for non compliance with these rules. Please contact me if  you have any questions. Thank you for your support.

    Please see below for IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

    DATE

    ACTIVITY

    TIME / LOCATION

    4/8

    Washington D.C. Trip Final Meeting

    6:30 PM / Wang

    4/8

    Red Sox Day at the Sullivan. All students and staff are encouraged to wear your Red Sox garb and colors. Go Sox!

     

    4/9

    Sullivan Volleyball v. Wang

    4-5 Boys / Sullivan

    5-6 Girls / Sullivan

    4/9

    Sullivan PTO Meeting

    6 PM/ Library

    4/10

    MCAS ELA I GR 8

    7:45-11 AM

    4/11

    Sullivan Volleyball at Rogers

    4-5 Boys / Rogers

    5-6 Girls / Rogers

    4/11

    MCAS ELA II GR 8

    7:45-11 AM

    4/11

    Quarter III Report Cards

     

    4/12

    R&R Assemblies

    8-10:09;

    6-11:11;     /Aud

    7-12:05)

    4/15-19

    APRIL BREAK

     

     

    Thank you. Have a nice evening.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Ed Foster

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  • Sullivan Principal's Message 3-30-19

    Posted by Edward Foster on 3/30/2019 10:00:00 AM

    Hello Sullivan Community,

    I hope you had a nice weekend. THIS PAST WEEK, we had a very exciting week.We had our annual PTO sponsored Spaghetti dinner leading into our school’s talent show. It was a great time had by all. What wonderfully talented and brave kids we have. A special thanks goes out to Mr. Robichaud and all staff who helped out. In addition, thanks to the PTO for putting on such a fantastic spaghetti supper. And take parents, families and staff for attending.... It takes a village. The Middlesex Partnerships for Youth put on a “Social Media” Presentation for our students highlighting the do’s and don’ts of social media. Much needed cyber education for our kids. Our Sullivan School Council met and we discussed starting a Sullivan M.S.  Facebook page…..stay tuned. Finally, grade 8 teachers started March Madness Sullivan Style with a 3 on 3 student basketball tourney. It was a lot of fun.

    THIS WEEK the 3 on 3 basketball tourney will continue. Grade 8 will be going to Lowell Mills on a field trip and on April 2nd at 6 PM there will be a parent meeting at the Reilly to discuss potential changes for next year in grade configuration, i.e. the possibility of the Sullivan returning to a grade 5, 6,7, 8 configuration. Acting Superintendent Jeannine Durkin, Reilly Principal Mr. Carabatsos, Moody Principal Ms. Keefe, and I will be in attendance. Reilly, Sullivan and Moody parents are invited to attend.

    OTHER IMPORTANT MESSAGES FROM THE SULLIVAN/DISTRICT:

    • MCAS is coming. Testing will occur on various days between 4/10-5/24. Please see website for specific dates/details and PLEASE REFRAIN FROM TAKING YOUR CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL ON TESTING DAYS. Thank you.
    • School Environment/Climate: As we continue to strive to create a welcoming, warm, academic and distraction-free Sullivan School environment/climate, we continue to work with the kids on the following: In classrooms and the halls, there are NO CELL PHONES ON STUDENTS, HOODS ON and COATS ON. These are similar rules to other middle schools in Lowell and across the Commonwealth. Specific reasons for these rules vary, but basically they are in place again to create a welcoming, warm, academic and distraction-free Sullivan School environment/climate. Parents are asked to discuss this with their children and support the school in their child’s compliance with these directives. Student disciplinary measures can/will be initiated for non compliance with these rules. Please contact me if  you have any questions. Thank you for your support.

    Please see below for IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

    DATE

    ACTIVITY

    TIME / LOCATION

    4/2

    Reilly Parent Meeting re: potential gr. 5 changes

    6:00 PM / Reilly

    4/9

    Sullivan Volleyball v. Wang

    4-5 Boys / Sullivan

    5-6 Girls / Sullivan

    4/9

    Sullivan PTO Meeting

    6 PM/ Library

    4/10

    MCAS ELA I GR 8

    7:45-11 AM

    4/11

    Sullivan Volleyball @ Rogers

    4-5 Boys / Rogers

    5-6 Girls / Rogers

    4/11

    MCAS ELA II GR 8

    7:45-11 AM

    4/11

    Quarter III Report Cards

     

    4/12

    R&R Assemblies

    8-10:09;

    6-11:11;     /Aud

    7-12:05)

    4/15-19

    APRIL BREAK

     

     

    Thank you. Have a nice evening.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Ed Foster

    J.F. Sullivan Middle School Principal

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  • Sullivan Principal's Message 3-24-19

    Posted by Edward Foster on 3/24/2019 2:30:00 PM

    Hello Sullivan Community,

    Happy March Madness! There has been some “madness” (in a good way) around the Sullivan as we have been very busy this past week and this upcoming week. THIS PAST WEEK, grade 8 team has organized a Sullivan after school basketball shoot around after school this past Friday. It was well attended and a prelude to the First Annual Sullivan 3 on 3 Tourney.

    THIS WEEK, on Wednesday 3/27 we will have our annual PTO sponsored Spaghetti dinner leading into our school’s talent show. Please see times below. Student can only attend with a parent/guardian. It is a great night! On Thursday, 3/28 the Middlesex Partnerships for Youth will put on a “Social Media” Presentation for our students highlighting the “do’s” and “don’ts” of social media. This is a much needed presentation for our kids as they very much live in a social media world with benefits, problems and even dangers. The need to know how to navigate it. The current Reilly School fifth graders will be participating as well. Finally, also on Thursday 3/27 the Sullivan School Council will meet at 2:30 PM in the library.Yes, a very busy week this week at the Sullivan.

    OTHER IMPORTANT MESSAGES FROM THE SULLIVAN/DISTRICT:

    • From our PTO: The Sullivan PTO is still accepting spaghetti dinner forms for the Spaghetti Dinner Wednesday. $5 per person, $15 per family. Sullivan t-shirt and sweatshirt order forms are due this Friday.
    • Transitional Planning Fair, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in the Lowell High School cafeteria for families of students with disabilities. Come out to meet community organizations, Special Education staff from Lowell Public Schools, and the Lowell Special Education Parent Advisory Committee. There will be free raffles and light refreshments. (don't forget that part!)
    • Exciting news! Ms. Dasilva applied for -AND GOT- an  after school program to participate in a DESE sponsored project with NASA. We were one of two schools in Lowell selected to participate!  Super exciting!!! The Program is designed to have kids work with virtual NASA engineers to design STEM solutions to real NASA issues!  We’ll be working out the logistics, but it seems like kids will be creating projects, submitting video presentations, and participating in a state culminating activity. Cool stuff. Stay tuned…..
    • On April 2nd @ 6 PM there will be a parent meeting at the Reilly to discuss potential changes for next year in grade configuration, i.e. the possibility of the Sullivan returning to a grade 5, 6 ,7, 8 configuration. Acting Superintendent Jeannine Durkin, Reilly Principal Mr. Carabatsos, Moody Principal Ms. Keefe, and I will be in attendance. Reilly, Sullivan and Moody parents are invited to attend.
    • MCAS is coming. Testing will occur on various days between 4/10-5/24. Please see website for specific dates/details and PLEASE REFRAIN FROM TAKING YOUR CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL ON TESTING DAYS. Thank you.

    Please see below for IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

    DATE

    ACTIVITY

    TIME / LOCATION

    3/27

    Sullivan Spaghetti Supper (PTO)

    5-6:30 PM / Cafe

    3/27

    Sullivan Talent Show Presentation

    6:30 PM for Parents/Aud.

    3/28

    Middlesex Partnerships for Youth: Social Media Presentation

    During day / Aud.

    3/28

    Sullivan School Council

    2:30-3:30 PM / Library

    4/2

    Reilly Parent Meeting re: potential gr. 5 changes

    6:00 PM / Reilly

    4/9

    Sullivan Volleyball v. Wang

    4-5 Boys / Sullivan

    5-6 Girls / Sullivan

    4/9

    Sullivan PTO Meeting

    6 PM/ Library

    4/10

    MCAS ELA I GR 8

    7:45-11 AM

    4/11

    Sullivan Volleyball @ Rogers

    4-5 Boys / Rogers

    5-6 Girls / Rogers

    4/11

    MCAS ELA II GR 8

    7:45-11 AM

    4/11

    Quarter III Report Cards

     

    4/12

    R&R Assemblies

    8-10:09;

    6-11:11;     /Aud

    7-12:05)

    4/15-19

    APRIL BREAK

     

    Thank you. Have a nice evening.

    Sincerely,

    Ed Foster

    J.F. Sullivan Middle School Principal

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  • Principal's Message 3-17-19

    Posted by Edward Foster on 3/17/2019 5:00:00 PM

    3/17/19

    Hello Sullivan Community,

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!!!  Exciting week LAST WEEK. We started with our quarterly High Honors Breakfast where we celebrated those students who made the high honor roll for second quarter. Participating students received 90% or higher for ALL subjects and A’s in Conduct and Effort. These students and their parents had breakfast treats and drink while students were recognized and congratulated for their outstanding accomplishment. Always a great time had by all. The Sullivan Knowledge Bowl Team fared well coming in second on their night. Well done. Thank you to Dr. Lowe, Ms. Wesoloski and all the kids who participated. Great job!!! Finally, we ended the week with the Grade 6 Social on Friday night. Wonderful time had by all. Thank you Sullivan PTO.

    THIS WEEK, the week ends with the March Madness Sullivan style. Mr. Valliere and the grade 8 team has organized a Sullivan 3 on 3 basketball tournament for boys and girls going over various days after school over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more information. Should be a lot of fun!

    Below are IMPORTANT SCHOOL/DISTRICT INFORMATIONAL ITEMS:

    • Volleyball season will be starting soon. The Sullivan VB dates are as follows:

    Date

    Opponent

    4/9

    V. Wang Boys 4 PM; Girls 5 PM

    4/11

    @ Rogers Boys 4 PM; Girls 5 PM

    4/23

    V. Bartlett Boys 4 PM; Girls 5 PM

    4/25

    V. Robinson Boys 4 PM; Girls 5 PM

    4/30

    @ Pyne Arts Boys 4 PM; Girls 5 PM

    5/2

    V. Daley Boys 4 PM; Girls 5 PM

    5/7

    @ Stoklosa Boys 4 PM; Girls 5 PM

    5/9

    @ Butler boys 4 PM; Girls 5 PM

    • Please see flier on website advertising the Community Presentation on the Lowell High School Project on March 25th from 6-8 PM at the Lowell Senior Center, 276 Broadway.
    • LHS is sponsoring a Transition Planning Fair for all special education families on March 26th from 6-8 PM at the LHS cafeteria. Not only will there be agencies/organizations that offer adult services, vocational training opportunities, bridge programs, and social opportunities but middle school, elementary and preschool schools will be represented for parents and community members to ask questions and gather data. Please see flier on website.

    Please see below for IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

    DATE

    ACTIVITY

    TIME / LOCATION

    3/27

    Sullivan Spaghetti Supper (PTO)

    5-6:30 PM / Cafe

    3/27

    Sullivan Talent Show Presentation

    6:30 PM for Parents / Auditorium

    3/28

    Sullivan School Council

    2:30-3:30 PM / Library

    4/9

    Sullivan PTO Meeting

    6:00 PM / Library

    4/10-5/24

    MCAS TESTING

    See MCAS Schedule on Website for details.

    4/11

    Trimester III Report Cards go home

     

    4/15-4/19

    April Break - NO SCHOOL

     

    Thank you. Have a nice evening and remember……”May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.” An Irish Blessing.

    Sincerely,

    Ed Foster

    J.F. Sullivan Middle School Principal

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  • Sullivan Principal's Message

    Posted by Edward Foster on 3/9/2019 1:00:00 PM

    3/9/19

    Hello Sullivan Community,

    Exciting week LAST WEEK after the snow day as our Knowledge Bowl Team had a very good first showing for the year. Great job Knowledge Bowlers!

    THIS WEEK we start with our quarterly High Honors Breakfast on Monday in the cafe where we celebrate those students who made the high honor roll for second quarter. Participating students received 90% or higher for ALL subjects and A’s in Conduct and Effort. These students and their parents will have breakfast treats and drink while students are recognized and congratulated for their outstanding accomplishment. Always a great time had by all. In addition, the Sullivan Knowledge Bowl Team will have their playoff match sometime during the week. Stay tuned….The Sullivan PTO will meet on Tuesday from 6-7 in the library.  On Wednesday, 3/13 is an EARLY RELEASE. ALL STUDENT WILL BE DISMISSED AT 12:10 PM AND THERE IS NO AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING. The Lowell Public Schools will have the Superintendent Search Focus Group for parents and community members at 4:30 PM on Thursday in the Sullivan Library. Finally, on Friday, the PTO will put on a Grade 6 Social on Friday 3/15 from 5:30-7:00 PM. Yes an exciting week occuring at the Sullivan this week.

    Below are IMPORTANT SCHOOL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS:

    • For Grade 8 Students from Ms. Dandurant: Grade 8 students need to fill out and return their Lowell High School course selection sheets by this coming Friday, March 15th.  Mrs. Dandurant will be meeting with students during their lunch next week if they need assistance. Also, students who were accepted to Greater Lowell Technical High School need to complete their on line registration within 14 days of being accepted.If a student was accepted to the voke and do NOT want to attend  they need to see Mrs. Dandurant.
    • From the Sullivan PTO: The 6th grade Social is Friday 3/15 from 5:30-7:00. Students should bring their permission slips and $5 to the social.

    Please see below for IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

    DATE

    ACTIVITY

    TIME / LOCATION

    3/11

    High Honor Breakfast

    8-9 AM / Cafe

    TBA

    Sullivan Knowledge Bowl Meet, First Playoff Round  

    5:30-7:30 PM/Butler M.S.

    3/12

    Sullivan PTO Meeting

    6-7 PM / Sullivan Library

    3/13

    Early Release. ALL student dismissed at 12:10 PM. NO AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING

    12:10 PM  / Sullivan

    3/14

    Quarter III Progress Reports

     

    3/14

    LPS Superintendent Search Focus Group: Parents and General Public

    4:30 PM  / Sullivan Library

    3/15

    PTO Gr. 6 Social

    5:30-7:00 PM / Gym

    3/27

    Sullivan Talent Show Presentation and Pasta Dinner

    During AA                / Auditorium

    6:30 PM for Parents.


    Pasta dinner time TBA

    3/28

    Sullivan School Council

    2:30-3:30 PM / Library

    Thank you and have a nice evening.

    Sincerely,

     

    Ed Foster

    J.F. Sullivan Middle School Principal

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