Band and Chorus Concerts This Week!

Concert reminder! We have a band concert scheduled for Wednesday, December 2nd, 7pm and a chorus winter concert scheduled for Thursday, December 3rd, 7pm.

The band will be selling Skida hats and headbands at the band winter concert on Wednesday evening.

 

ORNAMENT MAKING HORIZONS CLASS! 

Still room in Ornament making Horizons classes! (Spofford School 12/8) just in time for the holidays! Your choice of three flat ornaments to hang on your tree or other holiday display. Great for gift giving. All ornaments are made of bisque-fired clay and beckon for artist creativity. Create your heirloom masterpiece today! Min 4/Max 18 Fee: $28; Go to www.tritowncouncil.org, Horizons tab to Register

Bethany Blake

A Food Drive Thank You!

I would like to extend a special thank you to our  Student Council and all  students who participated in our food drive for Project 351/ Our Neighbor’s Table.  A  very special thank you to Alex DiBlasi, a Spofford alumnus, for coordinating this with our Student Council!!

Food Drive

Get Your Spirit Wear for the Holidays!

http://www.allaroundactive.com

*Hats *Vests * T-Shirts *Sweatshirts

*Long Sleeve T-Shirts *Flannels

Show your school spirit with our new spirit wear collection from All Around Active. It makes the perfect holiday gift for your student or favorite teacher! Order online at http://www.allaroundactive.com and select the Boxford Elementary School tab. Orders need to be placed by November 30th for pick up in December. Your spirit wear orders will be available to be picked up at Spofford on December 18th & 21st. (Sorry no home delivery options)

For more information visit: http://www.boxfordpto.org

All Around Active donates a portion of the proceeds from every spirit wear sale back to the Boxford PTO!

Spirit Day & Food Drive

Hello Parents,

Tomorrow, our Student Council is hosting a Spirit Day with a “Pajama Day” theme. We ask that all those that participate bring in a canned or dried food  item for the last day of our food drive.

Many thanks!
Kathryn Castonguay

 

Dear Parents,

With  Thanksgiving just a few days away, let us take a minute with our families to reflect on the people and things in our lives for which we are most grateful and be thoughtful of how we show that gratitude to one another. Children, no matter their age, will always be grateful for the simplest gift we can give to them, our time. Take a few minutes of your morning or evening to talk, write or draw with your children about the special moments in their lives at home, at school and with you.

This is one way to practice gratitude and help them to realize what they are grateful for. By doing this you are teaching your child to be thoughtful about their everyday life.  As we know, children love to tell us stories about their day and what they do, so this should be a fairly easy task.

We are fortunate to live in and work in a supportive community like Boxford that works so hard to maintain a loving and caring environment for all members. We hope that is evident in every aspect of our building. From the beginning of your child’s day as they are transported to school, until they return again in the afternoon, they are surrounded by dedicated professionals at every turn who are truly grateful to be a part of your child’s lives. Our teachers and staff work towards creating a happy and respectful environment that fosters student social, emotional and academic growth.

Practicing gratitude is something that needs daily attention. We all know how easy it is to take our good fortune for granted.   But gratefulness creates happiness, so start now and take to with your child to reflect. Be grateful for the ‘everydayness’ that is so very special. You won’t regret it.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Sincerely,

Kathryn Castonguay

Holiday Pictures at Northshore Mall for Children with Disabilities

On Sunday December 6, 2015 from 8:30-10AM there will be special picture times with Santa for children with special needs at the Northshore Mall, lower level by Nordstroms. The mall is not open to the public at this time to provide a less stressful environment for children. For $10 you may pre-register for a time so you will not need to wait in line, the $10 will be applied to picture packages. If no times are available,  you may do walk in; all children will be able to see Santa! This special opportunity is sponsored by Simon Malls, Autism Speaks and AbilityPath.org

The link to register for this online is: simon.com/caringsanta

Local Celebrity Visit: Matthew Albren!

We’d like to thank Matthew Albren, a Spofford Pond School alumnus and current Masconoment student, for visiting today with our  fifth and sixth grade students. Matthew delivered an inspirational presentation to our students about his love of writing, the writing process and his most exciting news of a book publication!  Matthew’s book,   Survival of the Elements: The Story of Xavier Key is published and can be found on Amazon as well as online at Barns and Noble.  Students and teachers alike were delighted to hear about Matthew’s work as  young author.  We are all excited about his recent publication and inspired by his work!  His presentation to our students today was outstanding!  Thank you, Matthew!

http://www.amazon.com/Survival-Elements-The-Story-Xavier/dp/1494822849

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school!

 

December 7-December 11

in the SPS Library

Click on the link below to find out more about the Fair.

http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/spoffordpondschool

Interesting in volunteering at the Fair?

Parent volunteer Jill Fogarty is Chairing this year’s Fair and has set up a Sign Up Genius.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4fabae22a3f49-penn

Book Fair flyers are going home in Backpack mail before Thanksgiving.

See a digital copy of the flyer at http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/F15Booklist/ES/index.html#4