Friday, June 7, 2013
Police have said there does not appear to be any credible physical threat in regards to the letters sent to Boston public schools across the city.
Two West Roxbury schools, the Ohrenberger and Beethoven schools, were among the Boston public schools that received suspicious letters yesterday. As of Friday afternoon the Boston Police Department had collected 24 suspicious letters sent to Boston public schools, according to BPDnews.com. "There does not appear to be any reason why any particular schools received letters, and it is possible that others have yet to arrive. The letters all appear to be from the same sender and have the same postmarked Texas address. The investigation is ongoing," the BPDnews.com posting stated. Boston Police increased presence at schools across the city on Thursday and Friday, and police have said there is no credible physical threat. The letters did not …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Beethoven School students now have maps, games, hopscotches and crosswalk designs, in their school's parking lot of recess and physical education classes.
This past Sunday morning the Beethoven School Parent Council repainted the pavement parking lot in front of the school after previous designs have faded away. The parking lot designs are used as a play space for recess and physical education. Maps, games, hopscotches, and crosswalks were painted, said Kristina Martin, of the parent council. The Beethoven School personnel worked with City Year and Boston's Parks & Recreation Department employees on this project, on the advice of the parent council." The Beethoven School received financial support and donated supplies from National Lumber, Blue Hills Bank, Tretheway Brothers, and Dickson Brothers, for the project, too. "Numerous national studies on playground markings have shown that these…
Friday, April 26, 2013
Students from multiple Parkway schools donated money to not wear uniforms for the day with all funds going to One Fund Boston.
Several West Roxbury and Roslindale schools have held no uniform days this week to raise money to go to the One Fund Boston, to help those most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. The Ohrenberger-Beethoven K-8 School raised more than $4,000 between the K-8 feeder schools. Along with the Ohrenberger and Beethoven schools in West Roxbury, the Sumner, Bates, and Philbrick schools in Roslindale, as well as the Mather School in Dorchester, banded together for a Wednesday of kids not wearing uniforms to support a good cause. "We have a tradition of conducting fundraisers in times of need," said Naomi Krakow, principal of the Beethoven and Ohrenberger schools. "We had a number of families who had members who ran the race, or were down …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Students will be able to donate any amount and not have to wear a school uniform, with all funds raised going to the One Fund Boston to help those most affected by the bombings.
Once back from school vacation, the Beethoven and Ohrenberger schools are holding a one-day uniform-free day to raise funds for the One Fund Boston. On Wednesday, April 22, students can donate any amount and in exchange he or she will not need to wear a school uniform that day. All donations will go the One Fund Boston, established by the state and city to help those most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. "All donations will be sent to The One Fund established to help the victims of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon on Monday," wrote Naomi Krakow, principal of the schools. A flyer will go out on Monday to help spread the word through parent mailing lists. "When we as a community come together to support causes like this, our …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
On MLK Jr. Day, after a two-car accident on Washington Street, the cited driver allegedly drove through a fence at the rear of the school. The following article is based on a Boston Police report, and charges do not indicate a conviction.
A driver who allegedly drove through a fence at the Beethoven School on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, landing in a wooded area, was issued a citation for negligent operation of a motor vehicle. The driver was not arrested, so his name has not been released. A criminal complaint has been filled out and forwarded to the West Roxbury District Court. Boston Police responded to the Beethoven School around 1:14 p.m. and saw two vehicles at the school, according to a Boston Police report. One vehicle was parked inside the school's parking lot. the second vehicle was in the wooded area behind the school approximately 200 feet from the entrance way. There were no children present because it was a holiday, but ordinarily on a Monday there would be …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Students paid $1 and were able to wear their street clothes, to aid Hurricane Sandy victims with fundraisers.
The Ohrenberger-Beethoven community raised $1,600 for Hurricane Sandy Relief in a one-day fundraiser. Students contributed $1 and in exchange, were able to wear their street clothes to school. Normally the students wear uniforms, but often participate in dressdown days related to causes. One of the fundamental tenets of the Ohrenberger-Beethoven K-8 community is giving back, and the schools have raised thousands of dollars for those in need through the years, as well as collected thousands of pounds of food for local food pantries.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
More than 80 civic and volunteer groups are planting 40,000 daffodil bulbs thanks to the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.
Local Parkway youngsters dug in on October 13 at the Beethoven Elementary School in West Roxbury helping launch the citywide Boston Blooms daffodil planting initiative. More than 80 civic and volunteer groups are planting 40,000 bulbs provided by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department on public property this past weekend and this coming as part of Mayor Thomas Menino’s ongoing urban beautification program.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Making Music Matters! provides free instrumental music lessons to children in grades three through six, in six BPS schools, including the Beethoven and Ohrenberger
Friday, April 27, 2012
Dear Beethoven, Ohrenberger, Mozart, Bates, Mattahunt and Washington Irving schools families: Making Music Matters! needs your help. For the first time in the program's history, we are faced with the challenge of being underfunded for the coming school year. Our funders have been more than generous for more than a decade, but some are no longer funding programs such as ours. We need to increase our fundraising efforts to close this gap. We are kicking off this initiative by participating in the Walk For Music this weekend. On Sunday, a team of MMM! staff members and students will be joining in this two-mile walk around the beautiful Back Bay Fens (WalkForMusic.org). There are many ways to help: For those not familiar with the program…
Friday, February 10, 2012
The schools raised and donated more than 3,100 food items for the Roslindale Food Bank.
In the two weeks leading up the Super Bowl, the Ohrenberger and Beethoven schools ran a Soup-er Bowl - a food drive to benefit the Roslindale Food Bank. At one point last year the Roslindale Food Bank was down to one bag of groceries due to the high demand of people seeking help from the bank. With the Ohrenberger Student Council leading the way, members from the middle school collected, counted, tracked, boxed, and loaded the food into cars for delivery. The Ohrenberger School collected and donated 2315 items of canned and boxed food and bottles of water, according to parent Mayre Plunkett. The Beethoven collected 846, adding up to 3,161 items of food! "While the other Super Bowl didn't work out the way we wanted, I would say this …
Friday, February 3, 2012
US Senator Scott Brown read a book to kids at the Beethoven, stopped off at the Holy Name, Century 21, and Roche Bros.
US Senator Scott Brown enjoyed a whirlwind tour of West Roxbury this morning. He learned about bees at the Beethoven, offered condolences to Mayor White's family, stopped off at Holy Name and even did a little shopping at Roche Bros. Starting at the Beethoven School, Brown donned his famous brown jacket, and was met by a throng of television reporters, who pelted him with questions about his daughter's band being paid to play at his campaign events. Brown preferred to talk about last night's passing of a US Senate bill banning insider trading by Congress. Inside the school several eighth-graders from the Ohrenberger School, the Beethoven's feeder school, asked Brown to come to their school and give them a civics lesson. Brown shook hands…