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Principal's Weekly Message (The Week of May 6)

The Petrides School


The Week of May 6, 2024 


Dear Petrides Families,  
Here is to another great week at Panther Nation!!  
Spring Concerts  
The Petrides Music Department will be performing this week. Our high school students will host their Spring Concert on May 7 and our middle school students on May 9. Both shows will begin at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online on our website.  
PTA Plant Sale 
Help support the MJPS PTA Spring Plant Sale in our Quad!  Parents are welcome to join their children during their class shopping times.  Schedules will be backpacked with your student. Plants will range from $2.00 to $25.00.  Back by popular demand are Morretti's dream cakes for $5.00.  We look forward to seeing you - RAIN OR SHINE - in the quad on Friday, May 10th.  
Michael J. Petrides Art Show at the Garibaldi Meucci Museum 
The Garibaldi Meucci Museum will be presenting Petrides student artwork from Friday, May 17th - Friday, June 7th. The showcase will be available in that timeframe for public viewing from Wednesday - Saturday between the hours of 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM.  
The Prom POP up Shop is open for our Senior Proms !!  
8th grade and 12th grade students can browse our Prom Pop up shop for a Dress or Tuxedo. Petrides Council for Unity Pop up Shop has special attire available. The shop has dresses, shoes, jewelry, handbags, accessories, Tuxedos, ties and more. Everything in the store is free. Students can shop, comfortably, discreetly and with complete privacy with one of our paraprofessional volunteer stylists. Students can see Mr. J. Cucuzza in B 104 to set up your visit to the store. The Store is only open till May 16th.  
Events happening this week . . .     
3:00 pm – School Leadership Team Meeting (SLT) 
7:00 pm-   In-person PTA Elections for the 2024-2025 Executive Board- Petrides Room B104 
Math State Exam 
Advanced Placement Statistics Exam 
Advanced Placement Seminar Exam 
High School Spring Concert – 7:00 pm Auditorium 
Math State Exam 
Advanced Placement Literature Exam 
Advanced Placement Comparative Government Exam 
Math State Exam 
Middle School Spring Concert – 7:00 pm Auditorium 
FRIDAY 5/10 
Advanced Placement US History Exam 
PTA Sponsored Plant Sale  
Spring Scholastic Book Fair 
May 13th through 17th will be our Spring Scholastic Book Fair in the school library!  We welcome families to join us for this special event.  Your child's teacher will let you know when their class is scheduled to attend.  We look forward to seeing you at school! 
We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with the Book Fair.  Please complete the Google form below if you are interested and available to help.  We will select volunteers as needed from this list.  Please wait to hear from us as we may not need everyone.   
Looking ahead 
5/12 –   Happy Mother’s Day  
5/13 – 5/17- Scholastic Book Fair in our Library 
5/15 – MBK trip to Waverly Street 
5/18 – Soap Box Derby Race Day – Petrides Complex 
5/20 – Council for Unity Sponsored Memorial Day Event – Petrides Complex 
Advanced Placement Testing Schedule 
5/13 – AP Calculus 
5/14 – AP Writing 
5/15 – AP World History 
5/16 – AP Biology 
Have a great week!!    



Anthony Tabbitas