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Neighborhood Parents for the Hurley School

Upcoming Events

Two Knives and a Pan Cooking Class Fundraiser

Please join us on Thursday, March 4th at 5:30 pm and show your support for the students and families at the Hurley School!   We will cook alongside Sarah Hartzell of Two Knives and a Pan for an online cooking class where you’ll make a complete dinner for you and your family! 

In this class we’ll make a family-friendly, hearty meal! Recipes are vegetarian/vegan-optional and gluten-free. Learn to make an easy red enchilada sauce from scratch that you can use for this and any other favorite enchilada recipe! Together we will make: 

  • Chicken or Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas
  • Marinated Tomato Salad
  • Lime Crema 

This event is family friendly and we encourage anyone from your household to join in! We will be practicing our knife skills and tackling some introductory kitchen skills that are perfect for all ages. 

An ingredient list, kitchen tools, any prep work and a link to a Zoom meeting, will be emailed to you before the event.

Date and Time: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 5:30pm ET

Cost: A $20 donation to the Hurley School is suggested.

To Register, please fill out the form below:

Sponsored by: The Nelson Family

Boston Harbor Distillery

Join us for a virtual guided experience of sipping award-winning handcrafted American spirits from local Boston Harbor Distillery. A “Taste of Boston” kit will be shipped right to your doo or you can pick it up at their distillery in Dorchester. This is a 21 and over event.

Date and Time: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 7pm

Registration for this event includes:

  • A “Taste of Boston” sample box that will be mailed to you before the event, which contains 8 50ml bottles of Putnam Rye, Putnam Single Malt, Coffee Liqueur and Maple Cream Liqueur, Lawley’s Dark Run, Lawley’s Gin, and Demon Seed Scorpion Whiskey
  • The Spirit of Boston, distilled from Sam Adams Merry Maker
  • A 375ml bottle of their Ready to Drink Old Fashioned craft cocktail
  • A Spirit of Boston shot glass and coasters

Please be sure to register by Sunday, February 28 to ensure your sample box arrives to you on time!

Click here to buy tickets for Kings Bowling Fall fundraiser.

If you cannot join us, please consider a donation. Every dollar counts.

Minni Art Workshop

Calling all artists!  We’re partnering with Minni (an art and design studio based in the South End) to offer a virtual art workshop.  Create a paper flower to celebrate the Spring season. No special art supplies needed.  Participants can use a variety of materials found around the house – including newspaper, magazines, and regular paper. 

List of materials you will need:

  • Paper to make flowers with, such as tissue paper (recommended), newspaper, magazine pages, printer paper and construction paper
  • Pipe cleaners (twist ties + popsicle sticks or straws are great alternatives)
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Paint brush for glue application
  • Optional: Ribbon to tie bouquet together!
  • Optional: Large beads for the middle of the flowers

Please fill out the registration form below, and if you are able, please make a donation. Every dollar counts.

Date and Time: Friday, April 9, 2021 at 4pm

Cost: A $20 donation to the Hurley School is suggested.

NPHS Calendar:

We are looking forward to seeing you at our next event. Please click on an event to add the invitation to your calendar. Please let us know if you have any question by sending us an email to


Upcoming Spring 2021 Events

We have a number of fun family friendly fundraising events coming up this Spring. We will be updating this page with registration information as we finalize the details. 

April 2021:

Spring Floral Arrangements with Two Blooms / Alice’s Table

Spring floral arrangements with Two Blooms. Create beautiful flower arrangements with our friends at Two Blooms / Alice’s Table. Once you register, you will receive a box with all the flowers and a vase, just bring scissors and a your creativity the evening of the event. 

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

Registration information coming soon.

May 2021

“How You Say It” – An evening Celebrating the Gift of Bilingual Education

In lieu of our annual spring gala, please join the Hurley community for a special night to celebrate our core mission of empowering children through bilingual education. 

Author Katherine Kinzler, Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago, will discuss her much lauded new book, “How You Say It: Why We Judge Others by the Way They Talk and the Costs of This Hidden Bias”

How do language, accent and dialect influence our identities, perceptions and behavior towards others?  Why is linguistic discrimination often overlooked?   In what ways can exposure to multiple languages help children transcend prejudices and bridge cultural divisions in our society?  Come to learn the answers to these questions and to reaffirm your ongoing support for the Hurley School.  In the words of Professor Kinzler, “language can divide us, but it can also bring us together.”  

Date and time: May 13, 2021 at 7pm

Registration information coming soon.

June 2021

Rumba y Timbal Dance Company

Let’s get up and dance!  Help us celebrate the end of the school year with a virtual performance and dance lesson by the professional dancers of Rumba y Timbal Dance Company.  A fun event for both kids and adults!

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

Registration information coming soon.

Welcome Back to School Year 2020/21

Dear Hurley Families,

On behalf of the Neighborhood Parents for the Hurley School, we want to welcome you to our community.

NPHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that acts as the development arm of the Hurley School. We are current parents, community members, and volunteers who believe in bilingual public education and see the need to enhance the academic experience of all students at the Hurley. Our mission is to bridge the gaps in funding that the Hurley receives from the Boston Public School System.  The money we raise will pay for reading specialists, music education, classroom materials, social/emotional support programs, and more.  We have plans to invest in the school’s infrastructure (including the auditorium, playground and STEM rooms) as well as technology.

NPHS raises money through an annual appeal, and through fundraising events.  Due to COVID, this year will look different as we rely more on virtual events and experiences.  However, our mission remains the same: to raise funds to bridge the gap between the BPS budget and what Hurley students need and deserve during this time.  We have already helped provide paper books and other materials so that our students can start the school year off with supplies that will enhance their remote learning.  We will continue to support the school in other ways as we all navigate this challenging time.

We would love to get more people involved with NPHS.  Every parent has something valuable to contribute, whether it is time, talent, or treasure, and all of our children will benefit from this generosity.

Our first meeting of the year will be held on Wednesday, September 30th at 7:30 PM.  Please join us to learn more about NPHS! (Minutes are available on our Get Involved Page)

As the new co-presidents of NPHS, we look forward to working with you to make this another great school year!


Frances Blair, Co-President, NPHS

Mom to Maggie (Grade 3), Grace (K2), and Hazel (future Hurley Hawk)

Avida Michaud, Co-President, NPHS

Mom to Even (Grade 5), Owen (Grade 5) and Beckett (Grade 3)

Bienvenidos a Nuevo Año Escolar

Queridas familias de La Escuela Hurley,

Por parte de La Asociación de Padres de La Escuela Hurley queremos darles la bienvenida a nuestra comunidad.
NPHS es una asociación sin propósito de lucro 501(c)(3) que actúa como brazo de apoyo para la escuela.
Somos padres de familia, miembros de la comunidad y voluntarios que creemos en la educación pública bilingüe y vemos la necesidad de mejorar la experiencia académica de todos los estudiantes de la Hurley.
Nuestra misión es el cubrir la falta de fondos en la financiación que la escuela recibe de BPS (Escuelas Publicas de Boston).
El dinero que recaudamos es utilizado para cubrir los gastos de especialistas en lectura, clases de música, materiales para los salones de clase, programas de soporte social/emocional y mucho más. Tenemos planes de invertir en la infraestructura de la escuela (incluyendo el auditorio, parque y salón de STEM) así como en tecnología.
NPHS obtiene sus fondos  por medio de la recaudación anual y eventos de recaudación de fondos que hace durante el año. Debido a COVID, este año será muy diferente ya que los eventos serán virtuales. Sin embargo, nuestro objetivo continúa siendo el mismo: obtener fondos suficientes para cubrir los gastos que el presupuesto de BPS no logra y asegurarnos que todos los estudiantes de Hurley tienen lo que necesitan, ya comenzamos este año escolar ayudando a proveer los materiales que los estudiantes necesitan para mejorar su aprendizaje remoto. Seguiremos apoyando a la escuela en cualquier forma especialmente ahora que estamos pasando por tiempos difíciles.
Nos cantaría que mas personas formaran parte de NPHS. Cada Padre de familia tiene algo importante que aportar ya sea tiempo, talento…y todos y cada uno de nuestros niños se beneficiará de su generosidad.
Nuestra primera reunión de este año será el Miércoles 30 de Septiembre a las 7:30 pm. Por favor acompáñanos para que conozcas mas de NPHS. 
Como nuevo co-presidente de NPHS, esperamos poder trabajar juntos para hacer de este año escolar todo un éxito!
Frances Blair
Co-Presidente, NPHS
Mama de Maggie (3er grado), Grace (K2) y Hazel (futuro alcon de Hurley)
Avida Michaud
Co-President, NPHS
Mama de Even (5o grado), Owen (5o grado) y Beckett (3er grado)

Club ¡TropiCaliente!

We have made the difficult decision to postpone TropiCaliente. As we continue to do our best to support Hurley families in need, please consider a donation, and visit our Club TropiCaliente page for more information on our ongoing efforts to support Hurley families in need. Stay safe.

Club TropiCaliente Community Outreach Letter

Fall Fundraiser at Kings Bowling

Fall Bowling fundraiser 2019 @ Kings Bowling

October 20th, 201911 AM-1 PM

Click here to buy tickets for Kings Bowling Fall fundraiser.

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Join us at Kings in Back Bay for a Bowling Party and Hurley School fundraiser! All are welcome, invite your friends and neighbors, even if they don’t attend the Hurley. There will be bowling, a raffle, food, drinks, games, and fun!

Due to space constraints, bowling will be for children only, however parent/adult supervision is required.

Pizza and soft drinks will be included for adults and children. Additional food and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at Kings.

We hope to see you there!

Acompáñanos en el evento de Otoño para recaudar fondos de la Escuela Hurley en Kings Back Bay. Todos son bienvenidos, invita a tus amigos y vecinos, no importa que no asistan a Hurley. Habrá boliche, rifas, comida, bebida, juegos y mucha diversión!

Debido al espacio limitado, el boliche será solamente para los niños, sin embargo, la supervisión de papas/adultos es requerida.

Pizza y bebidas no alcohólicas están incluidas para adultos y niños. Comida adicional y bebidas alcohólicas estarán disponibles para compra en Kings.

Esperamos verlos ahí!

The Hurley School in the News

On Thursday, April 4th, the Hurley School was treated to an appearance by surprise guest David Ortiz! Joined by Mayor Walsh, “Big Papi” helped give out free Red Sox hats to students. For more pictures and videos, visit our Gallery or BPS News


Past Events:

Floral Arrangements with Two Blooms, Fall 2020

Online Fitness Fundraising Events, Spring 2020 and Winter 2021

Fall Bowling Fundraiser 2019 @ Kings Bowling

Club ¡Tropicaliente! 2019 @ BFIT

Fall Bowling Fundraiser 2018 @ Kings Bowling

Club ¡Tropicaliente! 2018 @ BFIT

Fall Bowling fundraiser 2017 @ Kings Bowling

Fall Fundraiser 2016 @ Game On!

El Dia de Los Muertos

Hold’Em for Hurley