From the Health Office:


Please notify the school if your child is going to be absent from school. When calling please identify the reason for the absence so we can track illnesses/fevers present in school. If your child is diagnosed with flu, conjunctivitis, pneumonia, strep throat or please call the school so proper precautions can be taken to prevent further transmission.

If a student is diagnosed with a bacterial infection the child must be on antibiotics for twenty-four hours prior to their return to school. If a child has vomiting or diarrhea or fever wait twenty-four hours after symptoms improve to send your child to school.

Thank you.

Online Math League Information


The Online Math Leagues for grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 will have their last practice session next week from March 1st to March 4th. The final contest will be from March 15th to March 18th. We will meet in the Art Room from 8:05 to 8:35 except on Thursdays when we will meet in Ms. Magee’s room (#30). Students are welcome to attend a practice or test session with a different grade if they are unable to come on their scheduled day. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Iyer at

The schedule for the final session is as follows:


Practice                       Contest

Grade 4           Tuesday          March 1                      March 15

Grade 3           Wednesday     March 2                      March 16

Grade 5           Thursday        March 3                      March 17

Grade 6           Friday

Tri-Town Council Parent Seminar

Back by popular demand! TTC presents author, educator, therapist Lynne Lyons: “Staying Ahead of Anxiety and Depression: Skills We Can (and Should) Be Teaching Our Children (& Teens)”  – Monday, March 7th, 7:00pm in the Masco Auditorium

Many parents are unaware of the link between anxiety and depression, and are also unaware of the concrete skills we can teach children and teens that help to prevent and minimize the impact of these mental health issues. This workshop teaches an approach that normalizes worry and put families on offense rather than defense. The goal is not the elimination of symptoms, but the ability to respond and react to uncertainty and challenges in a different way. Most importantly, the skills in this approach are preventative as well as reactive. While the numbers of kids with diagnosed issues are far too high,

Lynn, with a special interest in breaking the generational cycle of worry in families, is the coauthor of two books on anxiety, “Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children” (and a companion book for children) and “Using Hypnosis with Children: Creating and Delivering Effective Interventions”.

STAND TALL! A FUN program JUST for GIRLS in gr 6-8

STAND TALL! A FUN program JUST for GIRLS in gr 6-8 …about Inner Strength, Confidence, and Having the Courage to be Yourself!  This program for middle school-age girls (gr 6-8) which will engage them in a dynamic learning environment   fostering their sense of “who they are” and helping them find their voice in the tumultuous middle school years,  often the time when budding young teens  can be silenced by social pressures.  Facilitated by Julie Benson & Courtney Bush – A FOUR-SESSION Program (free)* – spaces are limited.  Tuesdays,March 1, 8, 15, 29, 3:45pm—5:45pm.  Attending all 4 weeks is expected as each session builds on the week before.  To be held at the Emerson Center – 9 East Common Street, Topsfield.  To register or for more information, go to “Events”

Girls Softball Clinic

Girls Softball Clinic – Saturday, March 12 & Saturday, March 19

The 2016 girls’ softball season is approaching and the Tri-Town Youth Softball League, in conjunction with the Masco softball program, would like to help you prepare for the season. Therefore, we are joining up with the Masco program to offer an instructional softball training clinic for girls in Grades 2-8 in the Tri-Town area (Middleton, Topsfield & Boxford).

Cost:  $25 per clinic or $40 if you attend both

Location:  Masco Field House

Grades 2-59-10:30 a.m.

Grades 6-810:45-12:15 p.m.

Instructors: Julia Witzig – Masco Varsity Coach and her staff, and players from the Masco softball program will also assist.

The object of the clinic is to help make each player as well prepared as possible for the upcoming season. We will focus on proper fundamentals and technique in a coordinated fashion with the Masco program. We will also focus on proper swing mechanics, bunting drills, proper field mechanics, throwing techniques, base running and ball drills.

Please contact Debee Kelly at if you are interested in attending. Indicate name of player, town where she is from, grade level and email address. Payment will be collected at the door and all proceeds will benefit the Masco Softball program.