Spofford Pond Summer Reading 2017

Spofford Pond Summer Reading 2017

Be on the lookout for the summer reading flyer that will be in your child’s report card.

All summer reading lists and activities are easily accessible through the school website under News & Announcements (Spofford Pond School), through the blog of our reading specialist, Mrs. Gadbois (mrsgadbois.blogspot.com) and within the links portion of this blog (Spofford Pond Principal Blog).

Please seek out the tab of the grade level that fits your child and read about what they should be doing for the summer of 2017!

End of the Year Math Celebrations!



Online Math League

If your child was a member of the Online Math League in Grade 3,4,5,or 6 this year, please join us for a celebration on the morning of Friday, June16 from 8-8:40 in the Spofford Pond Cafeteria.


Math Olympiad

If your child was a member of the Math Olympiad Team in grades 4,5, or 6 this year, please join us for a celebration on Tuesday, June 20 from 2-2:40 in the Spofford Pond Café.


Please email Mrs. Sirmaian with questions at jsirmaian@boxfordschools.org

From the Health Office:



Please remember to pick up all medications from the health office by the last day of school.  Medications left after June 22nd will be destroyed.

Medication forms to the 2017-2018 school year went home this month. These forms can be mailed in over the summer or brought in the first day of school with your medication.

Have a restful and safe summer!

Field Day!

Field Day will be June 19th, with a rain date of the 20th. Grades 5 and 6 will have their Field Day from 9:00-11:00 and 3rd and 4th will be 12:10-1:50.
Students should wear their grade level colors:
3rd-White, 4th-Red, 5th-Blue and 6th-Green.
Be sure to apply sunscreen before school and students should bring a water bottle, labeled with their name.

Spofford Rock Band – Exciting News

In late May, the Spofford Rock Band was interviewed and videotaped by Channel 5 News reporter Erika Tarantal. Her story aired on Boston’s Channel 5 evening news on June 2nd. 
An adapted version of the segment was also posted by Vuz that same day. Their story has so far received 121,800 views and been covered by 23 news stations all across the U.S. !
Congratulations to Andrea Monty and our band members! 

Tri-Town Council’s June Weekly Asset tip


Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! The month of June celebrates the superpower of COURAGE and Asset Building requires it – from us as caring adults and from the children too!

The Life Is Good brothers remind us that even though we may think of powerful creatures like lions and tigers and bears when we hear the word courage, courage has as much to do with butterflies – the ones we may feel in the belly when we are about to take a risk or step outside of our warm and cozy comfort zone.   The word courage means different things to different people — but it always has to do with a willingness … to take a risk … to make the right decision when it isn’t easy … to stand up for what you believe to be true … or to persevere through a challenging situation.

How do we help foster courage in our kids? Check out this beautifully written post from HeySigmund.com http://www.heysigmund.com/building-courage-in-kids/

Our Neighbors’ Table Summer Lunch Program Registration Open


Our Neighbors’ Table is now accepting registrations for the 2017 Summer Lunch Program. This program will offer extra groceries each week to families in need living in one of the twelve communities we serve. The groceries will be designed to assist families in providing healthy breakfast, lunch, and snacks for their children during the summer months. The program is geared towards children in all grades.

How to participate: Pre-registration is mandatory and will be accepted on a rolling basis until all of the slots are filled.

How to pre-register? The registration process is easy. To register, simply phone Our Neighbors Table at 978-388-1907 and tell our receptionist that you’d like to register for our Summer Lunch Program. Our receptionist will take your name and contact info and that’s it, you are registered. With the help of ONT staff, you will need to fill out a simple application upon your first visit to pick up your summer lunch items. There isn’t a financial requirement to be eligible to participate in our Summer Lunch Program, however, priority will be given to families whose children are eligible to receive the free or reduced meals programs through the Public School System.

When does the Summer Lunch Program run? July 6th through August 26th

Where to pick up your groceries and at what time? At Our Neighbors’ Table,                   on Thursday from 3pm-6pm or Friday and Saturday from 9am-12pm


To register, please call Our Neighbors’ Table at 978-388-1907

Techsploration–Grade Six!

On May 23-24, 6th graders learned about transportation in another great Techsploration program sponsored by the Boxford PTO.  With humor, scientific theory, engaging props and student participation, Mr. Wahle helped students explore the history of transportation and the principals that guided the human desire to travel, transport and make work easier. Ask a 6th grader what he or she learned about the use of friction, air propulsion, or mag-lev science.   Thank you so much, Boxford PTO for sponsoring this for our students!
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