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December Parent Council Meeting Recap


The Beethoven/Ohrenberger Parent Council met on December 8 at 6:30 p.m.

The Beethoven/Ohrenberger Parent Council meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The location alternates between the Beethoven auditorium and the Ohrenberger library. Childcare is provided.


  • The Ohrenberger Football Team won the City Championship. The game was a wonderful community event.
  • Preparations for the holiday shows are underway. Due to a lack of space, siblings from other grades will not be able to attend the holiday shows. Siblings will be able to see the show later in the week.
    • Beethoven 1st & 2nd grade Tuesday 12/15 @ 9 am
    • Beethoven K1 & K2 Wednesday 12/16 @ 9 am
    • Ohrenberger Friday 12/18 @ 9 am
  • School budgets for next year are now being prepared
  • There is no one on duty at the Ohrenberger until 8:15 am. Please do not drop off your child early. Please be careful during drop-off and pick-up. Use the pick-up line for pick-up at the Ohrenberger or park in a legitimate parking space. Also please come all the way up to your child to get him/her rather than calling them to cross the parking lot. Safety is our top priority.

Mr. P  and Ms. Krakow asked Parent Council to purchase bingo cards for the lunchrooms to be used during snowy days.



  • Outerwear Exchange: The outerwear exchange has been a great success. Recently BPS delivered brand new coats (sizes 4-8). Please come and take a coat if you need one or contact the office so that one can be sent home with your child.
  • Book Exchange: The book exchange at Beethoven is being well used by students and teachers. Please continue to donate books that you no longer need.
  • Savers Fundraiser: The Savers fundraiser was a great success. Thank you to everyone who donated!
  • International night: A great turnout this year! Thank you Jess Warning for coordinating.



  • Launch and Friendly’s Fundraisers: Launch and Friendly’s (Norwood) will both be holding fundraisers on January 4th to benefit our school. Thank you to Lisa Burns and Helen Epstein for coordinating.
  • Plaster Fun Time Fundraiser: Coming this spring. Date TBD. Thank you Gina Cronin for organizing.
  • Parents Rock!: Parents Rock! will be held again this spring. A super fun parent’s night out! Michele Sarro and Kelly DeOliveira coordinating.
  • Kids R Kids: Shop at Kids R Kids (Centre Street, West Roxbury) next week 12/13-12/18 and Beethoven will receive a portion of the sale.



BOOK FAIR NEXT WEEK! – Volunteers needed – especially needed at the Ohrenberger. Please sign up to volunteer at www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f45a5ae2aaaff2-beethoven

Mrs. Ferraro at the Ohrenberger needs help next Thursday, December 17 to set up for the holiday show. Please contact the Ohrenberger Main Office if you are available to help

Craft Day (Feb 6): There are some really great new crafts in the works for this year’s crafts day. Volunteers are needed for set-up, clean-up and managing craft tables.

Enrichment activities: As always we are looking for new enrichment activities to bring into the school. If you have any ideas please contact the parent council.

  • The MMM! raffle has been extended, and the drawing will take place on Friday, Dec. 18.  We need to sell more tickets!  All raffle ticket stubs and money should be turned in by Wednesday, Dec. 16.  Tickets can also be purchased online.  The link is accessible on facebook.com/mmmboston.  (You do not need to have a Facebook page to access the MMM! Facebook page.)  There is a supply of tickets in each of the school offices, too.
  • 4th and 5th graders performed in their fall concerts on Nov. 17 & 19.  They were very well attended!  Photos are posted on Facebook.

MMM! parents:  Please keep the practice shots coming!  We have a few in the queue ready to post on Facebook, and are glad to have more. Please email to britt.young@yahoo.com.

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