The annual Middleton Stream Team photo contest is underway. The contest promotes the exploration and appreciation of the wetlands, streams and the Ipswich River in Middleton. Take your camera for a walk and submit your photos. They can be submitted on line or in print.
This year the contest will have 3 categories:
Stream Team Member
$200 will be awarded for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place in the adult category, and $50 for best youth photo
The entry deadline is December 31, 2018
See the Stream Team web site for background, details, rules, and entry process at https://middletonstreamteam.org/nature-photo-contest/
The makeup for Grade 6 Online Math League contest will be held on Tuesday Nov 20 at 8 am in the Math Room (Room 17).
Students from other grades who missed their contest this week are welcome to complete their tests on this day.
Please contact Mrs. Iyer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Where: Flatbread Pizza, 258 Andover Road, Georgetown, MA 01833
When: November 20th 5pm-9pm
Eat in or take out! Just mention the Boxford PTO!
We are celebrating kindness in our school later this month. We wanted to share with you some of the ways that the Student Council members will lead our school with acts of kindness during the week of November 26th-30th! We think it will be a nice connection to the Sticks and Stones residency that we will also have during this time. Ms. Boyle and the students in our Student Council are working hard to spread a kind word and kind gesture!
See below for more details!
Kathryn Castonguay, Principal
This is a simple game of tag where one classroom “tags” another classroom by doing a random act of kindness for them. Then that classroom will pass it on by tagging another classroom. Below is a list of some simple kindness ideas:
-Create kindness cards for each student
-Kindness messages on sticky notes (leave them on student’s desks)
-Poetry Tag (Surprise the class with a poetry performance)
-Decorate classroom door
-Pencils with kindness notes attached
*Gifts, notes, cards etc don’t need to be student specific.
Every student will receive a SMILE card. They will be tasked with the challenge of doing a Random Act of Kindness to someone (does not have to be someone in the school). When they do the act of kindness, they should give that person the SMILE card so they can continue to pass on kindness to others.
Kindness Rocks project
The Student Council has hidden Kindness Rocks around town! When students find a rock, with their parent’s permission, they can take a picture of themselves with the rock and post it to our Kindness Rocks Padlet at: https://tinyurl.com/ybhfesbr
Student Council members will be in the doorways at the beginning of the day to greet the students with kind, inspirational messages to start their day!
Kindness Donuts “Sprinkle on the Kindness”
In Art, the students will be creating Kindness Donuts! When a class has completed their donuts that are “Sprinkled with kindness”, they will them in the hallway so our hallways are filled with kindness!
“Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today” Bracelets
Students will be nominated to receive a bracelet!
Be on the lookout for our Kindness Banners displayed around the building!
One of our Student Council members will be writing an article for the town newspaper!
Students and staff are encouraged to wear their kindness t-shirts (from last year, if they have them) on Thursday, November 29th!
|The Boxford School Committee met on Thursday, October 25th. Boxford Elementary Schools Trust (BEST) gave a presentation highlighting their generous contributions to our schools. In the last five years on average they have donated $30,000 per year to the schools to purchase technology, professional development, curriculum pilots and learning tools that augment and complement the schools’ curriculum and budget. BEST highlighted a new Wired for Greatness Grant run by Mrs. Boyle this year. Spofford students were encouraged to apply for grant funding for a project of their design that would positively impact the community. BEST relies on grants and fundraising to achieve their goals and they are always looking for new volunteers. Mark your calendar for the BEST Boxford Homes tour on May 11th.
A small group of administrators and teachers will be visiting the Design 39 campus in November. To learn about this innovative public school, click on this link.https://design39campus.com The participants in this trip will report their experience and findings at a future BSC meeting.
The district office reported the results from the MCAS testing last year. Boxford elementary schools continue to meet their targets.
If you have a question for a School Committee member, please contact us via email directly. Please note that Open Meeting Law makes it prohibitive for us, as members of a multi-member governmental body, to respond to social media posts, though we are happy to field and direct questions to the appropriate people.
Our next meeting is on Thursday, November 15th. Upcoming agendas and meeting minutes can be found at http://www.tritownschoolunion.com/node/boxford-school-committee .
Boxford School Committee
Carol Hubbard email@example.com
Elizabeth Palmer firstname.lastname@example.org
Renee Schildkraut email@example.com
Terri Teleen firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Vaz email@example.com
Please help us complete the external renovations before winter arrives!
This 1845 Schoolhouse is located on the Cole School property and we are excited to make this historical treasure a learning opportunity for the children of Boxford.
Sponsor a Window Campaign
$1000 – Sponsor a large-sized window (5 available) or
$750 – Sponsor a medium-sized window (6 available)
and receive a personalized plaque under your window plus a copy of the book “Boxford – Images of America”
Please email us at LRSBoxford@gmail.com to claim your window.
Future Restoration Funding
$250 –Recognition on donor plaque inside Schoolhouse
$100 –All contributions of $100 or more will receive a copy of the book “Boxford – Images of America”
No contribution is too small.
Donations are tax-deductible and can be made by sending in check Make checks payable to “Town of Boxford” with
“Little Red Schoolhouse” in the memo line and mail to:
Town Hall, Attn: Treasurer, 7A Spofford Road, Boxford, MA 01921 or send via back-pack mail.