Sullivan Principal's Message

Posted by Edward Foster on 1/12/2020 8:00:00 AM

Hello Sullivan Community,

I hope you had a nice weekend. I know we have some more time now with the Pats out:( Some quick notes for THIS UPCOMING WEEK:

  • Tuesday, January 14th is our Boys and Girls Basketball games verses the STEM at the Sullivan from 4-6:00 PM. 
  • Wednesday January 15th from 5-6 PM in the library is the Grade 8 Washington D.C. Trip parent meeting. This is an informational meeting scheduled for all grade 8 students and their parents who have signed up to attend the Washington D. C. trip.  There will be a brief presentation about the trip followed by a question and answer session. Please make every effort to attend and bring all your questions if you intend to go on the trip. 
  • Wednesday, January 15th from 6-7 in the library is our monthly PTO meeting. All Sullivan parents are welcome to attend. 
  • Thursday, January 16th is our Boys and Girls Basketball games at the Bartlett from 4-6:00 PM. 
  • Monday, January 20th, NO SCHOOL: MLK Holiday



A couple of important notes: 

  • From Ms. Dasilva and the After School Program: Afterschool program letters went home on Friday. Program starts tomorrow (Monday 1/13).  Students who were in session one (1) can start on Monday. New students must wait to start because bus list have been delayed. As soon as we get approval I will inform students. We have some space open on a few programs and am adding a Drumline activity for Monday’s. Students interested in learning to play drums in should see Ms. Dasilva.  
  • Technology/Social Media: Please remember that student cell phones/ear buds/etc. need to be turned off and put away (in a locker or classroom lock box) in school. No exceptions. These items during the school day can interfere with the educational process. There will be teacher and administrative consequences for those students who do not comply. We appreciate parent support on these matters. In addition, a reminder, student-to-student conflicts played out in social media ARE SCHOOL ISSUESif it disrupts the educational process. A good number of students lately have been disciplined for name calling and threats that began as posts, snap chats, instant messages, texts, etc., etc. Parents are asked to know what your child is doing on social media and ensure they are being appropriate. School (and at times law enforcement) consequences will apply. Parents are asked to speak with their children on both of these items. We will be having student grade level assemblies on social media in the coming weeks.
  • The Boys and Girls Middle School Basketball Season gets underway this week. Go Sullivan! Please review the following Basketball Games Protocol for student spectators:
    • For Home Games: All school rules apply. All Sullivan School students will need a note from a parent or guardian to attend home games. The note should grant permission for the student to attend the game and also state how the student will be getting home (walking or pick-up). The note should also contain a contact phone number. Notes will be collected at the door. Students from other schools must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend the game.
    • For Away Games: All school rules apply. All Sullivan School students who wish to attend an away game MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will stay with the student for the entire game. Students cannot attend away games unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Please note: The boys' games start at 4:00PM and the girls' games start at 5:15PM. Please be at the school by 5:45 for pick-up if your child is attending both games. Thank you.






Sullivan Basketball v. STEM

4-6:00 PM / Sullivan


Gr. 8 Washington D.C. Trip Parent Meeting

5-6 PM / Library


Sullivan PTO Meeting

6-7 PM / Library


Sullivan Basketball @ Bartlett

4-6:00 PM / Bartlett





Qu. 2 Marks Close



Sullivan Basketball @ Robinson

4-6:00 PM / Robinson


Sullivan Basketball v. Pyne Ars

4-6:00 PM / Sullivan


Sullivan Basketball @ Daley

4-6:00 PM / Daley


Sullivan Basketball v. Stok

4-6:00 PM / Sullivan




Ed Foster, J. F. Sullivan Middle School Principal