Talent Show!

Save the date! Friday, March 27, 2020 is the Spofford Talent Show! The PTO is looking for singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, and kids with all forms of talent! Registration opens February 11th. More details coming soon, go to www.boxfordpto.org to register.

PTO/BEST Directory Information

Dear Boxford Families,

Between now and the end of the school year, there will be many school-based activities, presentations and fundraisers and we want to make sure as many families as possible are able to participate.  In order to facilitate communication, we will be providing email contact information to the parental-school organizations that directly impact the students (Boxford PTO and BEST).  If you do not want your email address shared with these partners, please email the principal of your school no later than 2/11/20.  Thank you.

Cole School Interim Principal, Betsy Boulanger – eboulanger@boxfordschools.org

Spofford Pond Principal, Kathryn Castonguay – kcastonguay@boxfordschools.org

Boxford School Committee 1/9 Meeting Update

The first meeting of the Boxford School Committee of 2020 was held on January 9th at the Cole School. Superintendent Scott Morrison updated the BSC about the Kaleidoscope Collective for Learning application. While the TTU was not named as a finalist for the pilot program, the Massachusetts Department of Education will continue to stay in touch about ways to involve more students and teachers in the process of deeper learning. We look forward to being involved in this collaborative.

On January 29, the Tri-Town Council will be presenting “Are the Children Well?” in the Masconomet cafeteria. Dr. Morrison will be meeting with the Tri-Town Legislative Team, to continue the discussion of mental health and well-being at the elementary level. The BSC and the Leadership Team remain committed to the Social Emotional health and learning of all students.

Assistant Superintendent of Operations Steven Greenberg updated the BSC about the comprehensive, town-wide Capital Planning process. The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management has been working with the Town of Boxford to consolidate and present a comprehensive Capital Plan, in an effort to outline and forecast current and future capital management investments. The plan includes the Boxford Schools projects for updating both campuses to conform to ADA requirements.

Dr. Morrison discussed the ongoing conversation with the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board about current and future ADA projects at both Cole and Spofford Pond Schools. Boxford Public Schools are committed to providing equitable access to all students, staff, and families. We are working to resolve the issues that have been brought to the attention of the AAB. The site feasibility study is ongoing. Boxford Public Schools continue to resolve as many items as quickly as possible, while working within the time variance allotted, through 2021.

The BSC has set a meeting date for 2/8, for the FY21 budget presentation and discussion.The Leadership Team continues to finalize budget details to present to the Committee.

Upcoming Dates:

  • February 8, Boxford School Committee Budget Meeting 8am-12pm, Cole School, Boxford

  • February 13, Boxford School Committee Meeting 7pm-9pm, Cole School, Boxford

Agendas and Meeting minutes can be found at: www.tritownschoolunion.com/school-committees/boxford-sc.

Boxford School Committee

Carol Hubbard           chubbard@boxfordschools.org

Elizabeth Palmer          epalmer@boxfordschools.org

Renee Schildkraut          rschildkraut@boxfordschools.org

Terri Teleen                     tteleen@boxfordschools.org

Heather Vaz           hvaz@boxfordschools.org

BEST Valentine’s Day Fundraiser:


On Friday February 14th, The Boxford Elementary Schools Trust (BEST) will host a Mobile Coffee Cart at Cole and Spofford Schools and deliver hot drinks, treats and valentines to teachers throughout the day.  All teachers and staff at both schools will receive a warm beverage and snack if they want one.  Send your child’s teachers a cup of freshly brewed coffee, delivered right to their door with a Valentine Card from you!  There’s no better way to show teachers how much you care.  Sign up by February 10th at: https://bestforboxford.wufoo.com/forms/sponsor-bests-valentines-day-mobile-coffee-cart/

Job Posting


Tri-Town School Union

28 Middleton Road

Boxford, MA 01921

Date: January 16, 2020

Two (2) Positions

The Topsfield and Middleton School Committees are each seeking a “Recording Secretary” to attend and transcribe the minutes of the Topsfield School Committee meetings and the Middleton School Committee meetings, which generally meet once a month (occasionally twice) from September through June and once during the months of July and August.

The meeting rate is $128.00, which includes attendance and transcribing the minutes of the meeting.

If you are interested in this position, please submit cover letter and resume to:

Brian Middleton-Cox, Director of Human Resources
Tri-Town School Union
28 Middleton Road
Boxford, MA 01921

Or via email at bmiddleton-cox@tritownschoolunion.com by Friday, January 24, 2020.