Jamaica Plain: Help Re-Open the Curley K-8 School Library!

Service Type: 
Sponsoring Club: 
YaleBoston
When: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017
10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: 
Curley K-8 School See map
493 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

There is plenty of street parking on the side streets near the school as well as a public lot directly across Centre Street from the school. 

Description: 
The library at the Curley K-8 School in Jamaica Plain was shut down five years ago due to budget constraints. In response, a group of dedicated teachers and parents joined together to form the Curley Library Committee, with the goal of making a modern, accessible library the heart and soul of its school—a place where students and teachers alike will be excited to explore and learn together. 
 
We recently have learned that the library will re-open next fall! Our Principal, Katie Grassa, has dedicated funds in the school’s 2017-18 budget for a full-time paraprofessional position to staff the library. With staff in place and half of our fundraising goal met through the generosity of our school and neighborhood community, we need help getting the library ready to open in Fall 2017. We have a lot of work to do!
 
Join us on Saturday, May 13 at the Curley K-8 to get our library back up and running! We need help with organizing the space, tidying up, and cataloging books. You bring your energy and enthusiasm; we’ll have snacks, drinks and plenty of work to keep you busy.
 
If you can’t join us on the 13th, visit our website to learn about other ways to support the Curley library including donating time and money to our efforts! www.curleyk8.com/library
 
The Curley K-8 School is a Boston Public School in Jamaica Plain with a strong academic program, a dedicated faculty and staff, an engaged parent community, and some of the best kids in the world! The Curley serves a diverse group of 940 students in grades K1 through 8 with specialized services for English language learners and children on the autism spectrum and robust arts and science programming supported by the School Parent Council.
 
The Site Coordinator will email volunteers in early May with more specifics on what we’ll be doing and any supplies you might need.
 
The work we will be doing is appropriate for high school aged kids.
Site Coordinator: 
Elisabeth Nevins ‘97
 

Ashley Rao ‘05 MArch
ashleyfrao@gmail.com