The John D. Philbrick School provides a safe, nurturing learning environment for 160 students in grades K0/K1 to 5. Our students represent diverse neighborhoods throughout the city including Dorchester, Roxbury, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Roslindale, and West Roxbury.
We are so excited to welcome our 1st - 5th grade scholars back to school on Tuesday, September 8th! Tuesday is also Election Day, which means it will be a little busier around the Philbrick! Please be advised that students and parents are not allowed in the cafeteria. We will hold breakfast in the music room (if facing the back of the school, the blue door to the right of the cafeteria) and before school in the science room (if facing the back of the school, the blue door to the left of the cafeteria) or outside. If it is not raining, we will hold morning meeting outside in the school yard. If it is raining, students will go directly to their classrooms. Lunches will be served in classrooms. Please let Ms. Sprott know if you have any questions! Enjoy the last weekend of summer!! :)
We are in need of a liaison for the Making Music Matters! program for the upcoming school year. The liaison should be the parent of a 4th or 5th grader, and would need to be available one day a week during the school day to coordinate weekly lessons. Occasional trips to the BPS warehouse in Dorchester are also required. There is a stipend for this position. If you're interested or would like more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
On June 20th, please feel free to join the Zick Family for a school yard clean up. The goal is to weed beds and pick up any trash in the school yard to make it look great in anticipation of the dedication ceremony for Ms. Bethoney on the following Monday. The Zicks will be at the school by 10am, and all are welcome to join in and help!
Susan Bethoney was an integral part of the Philbrick community for 17 years, serving as a classroom paraprofessional, and working in the before-school and after-school program. We are asking you to consider how important Mrs. Bethoney’s presence was in the life of our school, and donate to this ongoing memorial to Susan. Funds will endow a camp scholarship, and some will also be used for a plaque which will be placed near the garden outside the school. We are planning an event at school on the morning of June 22 to unveil the plaque and the scholarship. All contributions are tax-deductible.
The whole school is excited about our annual Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is available for kids and families to purchase. At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents. The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading. Tomorrow is the last day to purchase books in person at the fair, however families may continue to purchase books online on THURS and FRI, as well as NEXT MON and TUES - proceeds will still count towards the Philbrick Book Fair.
Watch 5th graders learn how to code with Anna and Elsa of Frozen
The Network E Youth Arts Festival is being held on Saturday January 24th at the BCYF Mildred Ave. Community Center at 5 Mildred Ave. in Mattapan. The event is from 11am to 2pm and will showcase music, dance, and visual arts. Students' artwork from our school will be on display…come join the fun!
The Philbrick Fall Fund is a great way for your family to make supporting education at the Philbrick a part of your giving this holiday season. Each year the Philbrick Parent Council raises funds to support teaching and learning, and to foster a positive community for children and families.
As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovation, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families and students to develop within every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.