Math Olympiad Celebration!

 

We will be having a celebration for the members of the

Math Olympiad Teams in grades 4-6.

Please come on Friday, June 10 to the Spofford Cafeteria from 2-2:30pm. We will celebrate your hard work and accomplishments from this year! Parents are invited and encouraged to join us!

 

Message for Families of Current Grade Five Students

Dear Current 5th Grade Parents and Guardians,

 

You will be receiving a flyer about Project Adventure in backpack mail in the next week or so. As part of the 6th Grade Activities for our children in the 2016-2017 school year the kids will attend a team-building program in Beverly, MA called Project Adventure on Thursday and Friday, October 6 and 7.

 

The Project Adventure website is www.pa.org if you would like to see all the activities your student can participate in. The cost per student for Project Adventure is $140.00. This covers two 6-hour day sessions packed with activities that foster self-esteem and teamwork. This fee also covers transportation costs. To ensure its success, we need to register all student participants and collect the fee for Project Adventure prior to the end of this school year. (The deposit is due over the summer to secure our spot)

 

Please be on the lookout for the flyer, with more information, in backpack mail.

 

Thank you,

 

The 2016-2017 Sixth Grade Activities Committee

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STEAM Lab!

Dear Parents,

Due to the efforts of our Green Team members, we were awarded a new STEAM Lab through the Boston Celtics and National Grid “Energy Assist Award!  Three of the Green Team members, Sarah McVey, Bailey Baptista and Caroline Belanger created a video that won this amazing award!    With this award we won a newly designed  STEAM lab that was created and put together by the Boston Celtics, National Grid and City Year.  This happened over the course of FOUR weeks!!  The STEAM lab received 25 Chromebooks, 13 Samsung tables, a new Chromecast television, an outdoor greenhouse, new greenhouse grow- lights, new lab tables & chairs, lego mindstorm robotics, K’Nex and Makey-Makey invention kits.

Today was the BIG unveiling with the Boston Celtics and National Grid!  We had a special Green Team learning time in the new lab with  Celtics players Leone Powe  and Kelly Olynyk.  We also had a surprise visit from the team mascot, Lucky!  From National Grid,  Terrence Sobolewski was with us as well!    The entire school participated in an amazing assembly with the Celtics and National Grid.  They heard powerful messages about perseverance, believing in your self, working hard, collaboration and teamwork. It was truly an amazing experience for all!

Here are few pictures for now….however, a video recap will be posted  in the next few days for you to view.  We had several media outlets here today…so look out for us in the news and on social media with this award!

 

 

This is a link to their award winning video:

 

For information about the award, please go to:  http://www.nba.com/celtics/community/stem-labs

 

We want to thank  Ms. Boyle and  the student members of our Green Team for making this happen for our school!  We also thank the Boston Celtics, National Grid and City Year for this amazing award!  A special thanks to all of our school and district staff who supported us through this project!

Sincerely,

Kathryn Castonguay, Principal

 

Morning Arrival and Afternoon Dismissal

Dear Parents,

We have had some challenges with traffic in our parking lot at morning arrival and afternoon dismissal.  You can help us to avoid these difficulties by taking extra care when traveling in our parking lot.  Please follow the car line in and follow the arrows through the parking lot to the front of the building.  Please do not cut across lanes. When exiting the parking lot, please do so cautiously.   I appreciate your cooperation and help with this!

Sincerely,

Kathryn Castonguay

           FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE

 

FINAL NOTICE REGARDING SIXTH GRADE IMMUNIZATIONS:

 

The Masconomet Middle School Health Office has again asked me once again to update parents

about immunizations Required for fall 2016. All sixth graders need one dose of Tdap, (2) doses of MMR vaccine and (2) doses of Varicella vaccine before entering seventh grade. They would also like a TB Risk Assessment” documented from your child’s physician.Please forward a copy to Spofford Pond’s Health Office by June 1, 2016.

 

After June 8, 2016 please forward all physicals and immunization directly to Masconomet Health Office.

 

If you have any questions, please contact me in the health office. Thank you to those who have already turned these documents in.

Boxford PTO Color Run – REGISTRATION DEADLINE WEDNESDAY MAY 25!!!

Friday June 10 at Spofford School & Chadwick Fields
Check-In starts at 3:45pm, Run starts at 4:30pm
$15 registration fee per runner includes a white t-shirt, bottle of water and a packet of colored powder
You must register by Wednesday May 25 to guarantee these items
Don’t miss out on the Boxford PTO’s end of year community event – the Color Run!
If you have attended this event in past year’s, you know it is a fun-filled event that the children absolutely love.
Children run around the course on the Chadwick Fields while adults blast them with a colored mist.
After the run, stick around for more fun, catch up with friends before summer break and enjoy the music and food for purchase from food trucks and ice cream truck.
New twist this year – there will be additional colored powder packets for sale at check-in!
Questions, email Deanna Junge d_junge@yahoo.com
See you there!

Boxford Elementary School Music Scholarship Fund

This is the time of year that applications for the Boxford Music Scholarship are being accepted. Please email: Mr. Taylor at cadtaylor@cs.com  for an application.

There is  fourth scholarship this year on a trial basis that will be specifically ear marked for voice.    Looking for talented singers  who will consider applying for a scholarship to support voice lessons or participation in a music group.