Thank You Fall Appeal Donors!

With the school budget tight and the needs great in and around JGMS, donations go a long way in supporting the school, staff, and students. The MSPA is working with the school administration to identify a “punch list” of initiatives and needed items so we can help fund some, and hopefully all, if we collect enough funds to do so.

JGMS and the MSPA sincerely appreciate the donations and support. As such, the MSPA is very mindful about spending donations wisely and in line with our mission of supporting JGMS, its staff, and students.

A heartfelt thanks to the JGMS parents who have donated in support of the MSPA so far this 2017 – 2018 school year:donation levels

Buccaneers:  Judi Gale-DiNitto, Tammy Morris, Masamichi Okada, Stefan & Laetitia Perez-Adler, Rachel Salamone, & Anonymous Donors

Champions: Lori Alper, Diane & David Bernstein, Michelle Colasante, Michael & Karen Cox, Courtney Cullis, Todd & Sara Cutrona, Susan DiGangi, Patricia Fabian, Lisa Harrell, Brenda Kenehan, Gretchen Kind, Gina Kolak, Vanessa Kirchner-Leida, Kim & Christopher Marino, Kerri Modry, Katherine Recca, Susan & Paolo Sepe, Joanne Shelton, Donna Taneja, John & Kimberly Teirney, Akshay Thotangana, Haizheng Zhang & Haixia Wang, and Anonymous Donors

Supporters: Sarah Blackman, Karen Cox, Kate Desjardins, Amy & James Doherty, Metin & Gina Elyazar, John & Christine Fernald, Paula Gilarde, Audrey Gould, Deborah & Matthew Griffin, Karen Guetersloh, Jennifer Kelley, Elizabeth Kranz, Susan Lincoln & Jennifer Piliero, Geoffrey & Lita Lum, Jonathan Mandell, Jessica Mascia, Tami & Steven Mead, Martin Mense, Emily MItchell, Kristen Newman, Laetitia PerezAdler, Jennifer Puhle, Michelle & Andrew Rollingson, Maria Tatarczuk, Paolo Sepe, Joanne Shelton, Derek & Paula Springer, Suzanne Turner, Lisa & Jeff Warhover, Apryl Whitt, Joy Wilson, Melissa & Pete Zorn, & Anonymous Donors

Boosters: Shilpi Arora, Nancy & Dan Barnes, Andrea & William Barney, Amanda Bonneau, Pamela Brown, Tim & Keiko Brown, Martin Busse & Mariana Sacerdote, Julie & John Campos, Chun Chen, Michael & Amy Coffey, Brian & Melanie Comeau, Paul & Andrea Couvee, Lauren Crews, Tricia Daley, Kristin & Christopher Doucet, Karen Fallon, Hunsung & Sunmi Kim Ha, Jennifer Heller, Norifusa & Ginko Isobe, Laura Keating, Adam & Dawn Kociubes, Nissi Mathew, Steven & Theresa Morrow, Cathe Nunes, Carla Baer Olson, Elham Pooya & Rouzbeh Touri, Peter & Becky Ricci, John & Linda Sarno, Julie & Kenneth Sheridan, Cheryl Simons, Christine Smith & Russell Bryan, Jennifer Stathakis, Soraya Stevens, Archana Vaze, Angela & Stephen Winter, Derek & Kristen Yerardi, & Anonymous Donors

We hope JGMS families continue to give in support of the MSPA, so we can help fund important school purchases and initiatives.

Thank you, everyone!


Upcoming Events: School & Community



May 21: MCAS STE (8th grade only)

May 29-Jun 1: 8th grade DC trip

Wed May 30: Moving On Planning Meeting 7pm JGMS cafeteria

Wed June 20:  8th Grade Moving On 6-7pm (ceremony), 7-10pm (8th grade only celebration)

Fri June 22: Last day of school



Election Day Bake Sale Was a Huge Success — THANK YOU!

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Lady Liberty (Jen Buckey) & Mr America (Michael Buckley) helped draw a crowd to the bake sale. Photo credit: Susan DiGangi

The MSPA Election Day Bake Sale was a huge success! We sold out and raised over $1500 for the school! Thank you to all who donated baked goods or provided monetary donations, worked the booth and bought baked goods at the sale. Despite the chilly temps as the polls and bake sale opened, a steady crowd shopped at the table, and by the time early afternoon and higher temperatures arrives, we had sold most of our goodies! Thanks to the student council for their help also.  If anyone has a container to pick up, they will be in the office this week, Monday through Friday for pick up. Thank you especially to co-Vice Presidents Jenn Puhle and Kerry Rackey who coordinated the event. The funds will go a long way towards supporting new initiatives at JGMS.

Bake Sale Contributors:

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Early morning bake sale volunteers: Paula Gilarde, Ginko & Shun Isobe, Michael Buckley, Jenn Puhle and Kerry Rackey. Photo credit: Susan DiGangi

Neetu Devdas, Robin Steele, Olga Patoucheas, Gretta Venuti, Lisa Harrell, Jayme Szymczak, Karen Cox, Laura Keating, Jessica Fair, Elischa Burchardt, Natalie Dussault, Susan Lincoln, Jessica Castro, Karen Daniels, Deborah Griffin, Susan DiGangi, Carol Silva, Kerry Rackey, Lisa Coyne, Otti McCutcheon, Marillian Missiti, Carla Bradford, Julie Campos, Maureen Quinn, Shanling Peng, Kristen Newman, Amy Signorello, Mark Falco, Carol Silva, Maureen McDermott, Andrea Barney, Tricia Daley, Beth Venuti, Joy Wilson, Diane Bernstein, Marcy Beinert, Lisa Bumbaca, Gretchen Kind, Anita Paton, Sharon Timberlake-Rodriguez, Emily Mitchell, Nancy Saunders, Renee Bertos, Neetu Devdas, Sarah Lance, Ginko Isobe, Valerie Gurney, Andrea Couvee, Paula Gilarde, Sandy Morvillo, Janel Halupowski, Margot Fleischman, Aram Varjabedian, Bonnie McCulloch, Kristen Newman, Caroline Fedele, Lori Alper & Sheila Dearing

Bake Sale Volunteers:

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Bake sale volunteers: Max Alper, Matt Kazangian & Dylan DiGangi. Photo credit: Susan DiGangi

Jenn Puhle, Kerry Rackey, Susan DiGangi, Paula Gilarde, Diane Bernstein, Sasha Manocha, Emily Wong, Jennifer Buckley, Maureen Quinn, Ginko Isobe, Uma Kaundinya, Neetu Devdas,  Ansh Aggarwal, Nelson Aweh, Bryan Aweh-Kisob and Kelly Aweh-Kisob, Dylan DiGangi, Danielle DiGangi, Julie Bolch-Cogliano, Dominic, Sydney & Bryce Cogliano, Anna Knight, Olga Patoucheas, Aliki Patoucheas, Sue MacPhee, Robin Steele, Lulu & Coco Steele, Olivia Belbute, Max & Jordan Alper, Matt Kazangian, Sarah Craven, Zariful Shaikh, Lenny Zhou, Natalie Lewis & Karen Guetersloh.

The MSPA also provided a pizza lunch for the teachers and staff at JGMS on Election Day- thanks to the donations of JGMS families from the recent Fall Appeal.

Please, if we overlooked anybody, please let us know at  We don’t want to slight anyone as we really want to thank all who helped!  Your contributions are appreciated by faculty and the MSPA Board of Directors.

Election Day Bake Sale, Tuesday 11/8 – we need YOUR help!

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Photo from Flickr

The MSPA is having an Election Day bake sale on Tuesday, November 8th in the back parking lot of JGMS, from 6am until 7pm. The funds raised from this event will directly benefit the JGMS School community by supporting homework club, enrichment activities and other special events for teachers and students. We are looking for contributions of HOMEMADE baked goods to sell at the bake sale – click the following link to contribute:
We also need lots of help the day of the bake sale to sell the baked goods at our booth – come by to cast your vote and stay for a while to help the MSPA. Sign up for one hour (or more!) at: