School Beautification

Like to garden? The Boxford PTO is looking for volunteers to help out with school beautification
projects at Spofford Pond. No experience necessary, just a willingness to help and get your hands dirty!
If you are interested, please contact Lisa Mroczek at lmroczek5@gmail.com.

Tri-Town Council

Spring Horizons (K-6) in Topsfield & Boxford – Still time to register for some classes! Go to http://www.tritowncouncil.org for class offerings and registration information Great programs for learning and fun!

“Boy-Sense:Decoding the Developmental Needs& Nurturing the Resiliency of Boys at Home & School” with Stephanie Meegan, Thursday May 7th, 7pm-9pm at the Topsfield Library. In this program developed for the Tri-Town Council, Stephanie Meegan will provide practical insights and simple, yet powerful recommendations that parents, guardians & educators can implement at home and in the class-room supporting the unique needs of all young boys. Free – registration at http://www.tritowncouncil.org.

Safety Drill

April 29, 2015

Dear Parents,

Today we conducted a safety drill at our school. Today’s drill was a lockdown drill.  In collaboration with the Boxford Police, this drill is part of the Spofford Pond School’s Safety Team’s responsibilties for preventing, practicing and debriefing on various safety concerns.  I am happy to report that the drill was a success. As with any drill, we learned a great deal from our practice and debriefing. I encourage you to discuss this drill with your child. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Kathryn Castonguay, Principal

BEST Giggles Comedy Club FUNraiser

BEST is hosting a Giggles Comedy Club FUNraiser this Friday, May 1 at the Giggles Comedy Club on Route 1 (located at Prince Pizza). Buy your tickets today at http://www.bestforboxford.org

Your $25 ticket will include 5 raffle tickets, pizza, and lots of laughter. There will be a cash bar. Bring family and friends (this is an adults-only event)! Enjoy a funny, relaxing evening – all while supporting our schools. Our comedians for the night are: Jim Colliton, Butch Bradley, and Johnny Pizzi.

– 6:30pm – doors open, raffle items on display, raffle tickets and cash bar opens

– 7:00pm – pizza is served

– 8:00pm – comedy show begins

– 9:30pm – comedy show finishes

Raffle Items:

– A Craft Beer basket including a VIP Tour and Tasting at Newburyport Brewing Company for 4

– The Great Outdoors basket: Adult single season pass to Boating in Boston (value of $199), $50 to GardenTalk.com, 2 rentals from EMS (boat, snowshoe or tent)

– A Salem Family Adventure gift basket including 6 passes to the Witch Museum, 4 passes to the Witch Dungeon, 4 passes to the Witch History Museum, 4 passes to the Pirate Museum and a gift card to Murphy’s

– A “Stay-cation” Basket with 4 tickets to the Peabody Essex Museum, Zoo New England, AMC Movie Theaters, Bowling at King’s in Lynnfield and a gift card to Otto Pizzeria

– A Fun Fitness Basket with a 3 month membership to Crunch Fitness, a 1 month membership for 2 to Cedardale, a 2 week spin pass

– A Date Night Basket with a with a Luxe manicure and pedicure, a gift card for the 99, and two tickets to see Dream Girls at the North Shore Music Theater

– A Night on the Town with a gift card to dbar in Boston and gift card to Improv Asylum in Boston

Tickets will be sold at the door for $30 per person.

End of Year Assessment Schedule

Dear Parents,

I am sending out our May schedule for PARCC and Grade 5 Science MCAS. Based on our experience with the PARCC administration last month,  we  have  adjusted our schedule to condense it into the span of seven school days.  We found that we were able to test an entire grade level at one time and this has allowed us to complete the test within fewer school days.

The schedule is listed below:

PARCC

Monday May 4          ELA Grades 5 & 6

Tuesday May 5          ELA Grades 4 & 6

Wednesday May 6     ELA Grade 3

Thursday May 7        Math Grades 5 & 6

Friday May 8                 Math Grades 5 & 6

Monday May 11       Math Grades 3 & 4

Tuesday May 12            Math Grade 3 & 4

MCAS-Grade 5

Monday May 18th & Tuesday May 19th Grade 5 Science MCAS

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Kathryn Castonguay, Principal

Newly Painted Playground!

The children were very excited at recess today as we are on our way to a very happy looking playground!  This past weekend several members of our school community came together to embark on a recess improvement plan for the children!  On Saturday and Sunday, we began painting games on the blacktop for the children to play!  I have several families to thank for their time and dedication to this project.   I want to thank the following families and staff  for assisting in the painting of our playground this weekend:

Families:

The Rivers Family (the masterminds behind the amazing design!!!)

The Bolzan Family

The Novack Family

The Hubbard Family

The Sousa Family

Staff Members:

Mrs. Kathy Magee

Mrs. Robin Mullen

Ms. Erika Giacchino

It was wonderful to have all of your help and assistance!  We look forward to finishing it off in the near future. I have included a few pictures for you to see!

Playground 2Playground  1Playground 3Playground 4

Online Math League Celebration!

The Grade 3-6 Online Math League will have an end of the year celebration on Thursday, May 21 from 2 – 2:45 pm. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Each child will receive a certificate of participation and the top scorers from each grade level will receive a medal. Please come and help us show your children how proud we are of their hard work and commitment!