Meet & Greet with Principal Shea

Principal Shea will host an informal ‘Meet & Greet’ for parents at 8:20 am on Thursday, 9/5/19.

This will provide an opportunity for parents to meet the new Clarke School Principal and exchange ideas.

Tours for New Students (Grades 1-4)

Principal Shea will provide a tour of the building for students who will be new to the Clarke School this year. Families are welcome to attend on either of the dates below.

(Kindergarten families will have a chance to view the building on Curriculum Night, September 12th, and attend an introductory breakfast on the First Day of Kindergarten).

Tour Dates:

Friday, 8/23/19, at 1:00 pm

Monday, 8/26/19, at 3:00 pm.


Clarke Back to School Supply Lists for 2019-2020

Below are links for back to school supplies by grade level. Please have your student bring them in on the first day of school, if possible. We want to ensure all students have what is needed. If buying supplies creates a hardship, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or Principal Shea for assistance. […]

2019-2020 Class Assignments

  • Letters announcing teacher assignments for grades 1-4 will be mailed home on August 16, 2019. Also included will be a survey inviting families to share their input and ideas with our new principal, Ms. Mary Beth Shea.
  • Kindergarten families will receive a letter announcing appointment times for kindergarten screenings the week of August 6th. These 30 minute appointments will be held the first week of school (August 27th-29th).

Big Blue Bargains Volunteer Information


Big Blue Bargains is an all-volunteer, school run thrift store. We are open every Wednesday from 9:00-11:00 and Saturday from 9:00-1:00, with each school volunteering for a week. The school rotation schedule works out to just six hours every six weeks! The income received goes directly back to your school.

Since opening in 2012, we have donated $60,000 to the schools!


What’s in it for you if you volunteer?

  • Less need to fundraise at your school or write a personal check
  • Minimal time commitment
  • Ample time to plan ahead to volunteer
  • Fifty percent off the day you volunteer (at least 2 hrs)
  • Minimal tagging of items due to new pricing system
  • Helping the Swampscott community with recycle and reuse efforts
  • Opportunity to connect with new people

Every school has a sign up coordinator who works on getting two volunteers for each day. We realize that committing to four hours on Saturday may be difficult. Therefore, we welcome flexibility with scheduling such as two volunteers working 9:00-11:00 and two working 11:00-1:00. We also welcome teachers, administrators, relatives, and students 15 years and older to volunteer for your school.

Go to our website,, and click on the page “Link to Volunteer Sign Ups”. Here you will find the school coordinator information and the link to sign up to volunteer.

If you have any questions, please email us at

2015 Coordinators: Clarke: Allison Duffy, Hadley: Val Sweeney, Stanley: Julie Phaneuf, SMS: Jen Townsend, SHS: Susan Gambal