Power of One Assembly

Dear Parents,

Please check out this video of our recent Power of One student assembly!  Our theme this year is “The Power of One”  and students have taken charge of this theme with our “Power of One” necklaces, with a “kindness challenge and with their student led-assemblies. Go to this link: http://youtu.be/i8Bz22z92Lc
Hope you enjoy the video!


Kathryn Castonguay, Principal

Tri-Town Council News

Stand Tall! Coming this Marchl! A fun program for tween and young teen girls in grades 6-8 about inner strength, confidence, and having the courage to be yourself! Join facilitators Julie Benson & Courtney Eckhoff for this 4-session program (free – thanks to a generous grant from The Women’s Fund of Essex County), to be held Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 3:45-5:45pm at Topsfield’s Emerson Center. Register at http://www.tritowncouncil.org(Participants will get the most out of the program coming to all 4, as each builds on the week before.)
Join us for an evening with nationally-acclaimed author and speaker ANTHONY WOLF, Ph.D. – Monday, March 23rd, 7:00pm, Masconomet Auditorium
“I’d Listen to My Parents If They’d Just Shut Up: What to Say and Not Say When Parenting Teens”
Is there any aspect of parenting more frustrating than when even the simplest conversation with your teenager quickly deteriorates into a take-no-prisoners war? Bestselling author Anthony E. Wolf sympathizes, and provides hope, humor, and practical tips for dealing with the everyday challenges of raising teens. Dr. Wolf will help you understand who your teenagers really are under all the attitude, and what new rules apply to successfully communicating in today’s constantly evolving world of the internet, electronics and social media. Free; register at http://www.tritowncouncil.org

Student Council Food Drive!!!

Student Council is sponsoring a FOOD DRIVE for the Boxford Food Pantry. Collection dates are now through March 6th. Much needed items are: fruit cups, potato and rice mixes, soaps (laundry and bar soap), peanut butter and jelly. *No soups or tunas, please.* Donations may be sent in to school with your child or dropped off in one of the bins located near the main entrance inside of Spofford Pond School. If you’d like to arrange to have your donations picked up, please email lvalzania@boxfordschools.org. Thank you for your support!

This Week…

Monday: Day 3

Tuesday Day 4

Wednesday Day 5

Thursday Day 6

Friday Day 1

I hope you all enjoyed the vacation week with your families! Let’s hope for some warmer days ahead to melt all of this snow!

I will be hosting a Principal Coffee on Wednesday, February 25th and I will again present on PARCC (same presentation as last month for those who missed it).

Have a wonderful week!

Online Math League Information

Online Math League Information

The Online Math Leagues for grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 will have their final practice session during the week of February 24 – 27 and the final test during the week of March 3 – 6. They will meet from 8:05 to 8:35 in the Art Room. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Iyer at aiyer@boxfordschools.org. The grade-wise schedules are as follows:

Grade 3

Day: Wednesday Mornings

Time: 8:05 – 8:35

Wednesday, February 25th Practice

Wednesday, March 4h Test


Grade 4

Day: Tuesday Mornings

Time: 8:05 – 8:35

Tuesday, February 24th Practice

Tuesday, March 3rd Test


Grade 5

Day: Thursday Mornings

Time: 8:05-8:35

Thursday, February 26th Practice

Thursday, March 5th Test


Grade 6

Day: Friday Mornings

Time: 8:05-8:35

Friday, February 27th Practice

Friday, March 6th Test

Asset Tip!

Assets” represent the building blocks for thriving youth, families, and community —- everyday things that anyone can do to support our youth … and everyone can be an “Asset Builder”!

External Asset Category: Support

Supportive, healthy relationships make a big difference! Support means freely giving young people love, affirmation, and acceptance; surrounding young people with caring families, guardians, friends, teachers, neighbors, and other adults; and helping young people know they belong, are not alone, and are both loved and lovable. 

Asset Tip: Talk together about who in your neighborhood or community matters to your family. Who are the friends, neighbors, extended family members, friends, teachers, or coaches that you would turn to for support, encouragement or help? Who looks out for your family? Who would you call or email if you had exciting or difficult news to share?   Once you have identified the people who matter most, think about how you might strengthen ties with them.