Next Tuesday is Halloween for the children!  Children may have the option of wearing a costume on Halloween (no masks, weapon accessories or violent costumes), they may also opt to wear black and orange clothing that day or they may choose to not dress up at all. If children do dress up or wear orange and black, we ask that children donate $1.00 that the Student Council will donate to the DARE fund.

Throughout the year, the student council and I will work together to have a few school spirit days and much like on Halloween this year, I will invite students who participate to donate $1.00 that our school will donate to a charity.  This is an easy and fun way for children to get involved in school events with the spirit of giving to others. We hope that these opportunities bring us together as school community and together as part of the larger community around us.

Math Olympiad

Math Olympiad

Math Olympiad is a challenging math competition program where students meet for practice and  participate in five contests throughout the school year.  Students have been selected to participate in this program based on teacher recommendation, Mcas scores and previous years participation.  

  • Grade 5 and 6 students who participated in Math Olympiad in the past are invited to participate again.  Students who scored in the Exceeds level or in the top half of the Meets level on last spring’s Mcas test are also invited to participate on the team.  
  • Grade 4 students who received a score of Exceeds or a score in the top half of the Meets level on last spring’s Mcas are invited to participate.   
  • All students need to have a positive recommendation from a teacher
  • If students are interested in the program but were not selected, they are welcome to come to practice sessions/and or complete available practice sheets.

 

Permission slips will be sent home with selected students this week.

The program will begin on Friday, November 3  and end in late March.

Mrs. Sirmaian and Mrs. Iyer will be facilitating the program this year.

 

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

 

Online Math League

 

The Online Math League is a math competition program open to all students at Spofford Pond School. Any student who would like a fun math challenge may join. Students will attend three practice sessions and take three multiple-choice math tests throughout the school year. The tests will be taken at school and have a thirty-minute time limit. They involve multi-step problem solving and require higher-level thinking. All grade level students will be on the same team. Students are welcome to attend a practice or test session with a different grade if they are unable to come on their scheduled day. To learn more about the Online Math League and read frequently asked questions go to http://www.onlinemathleague.com

 

Grade​ ​3 Wednesday​ ​Mornings​ ​ ​8:00​ ​-​ ​8:30​ ​ ​Room 17​ ​A

Wednesday, November 1 Practice

Wednesday, November 15 Test

Wednesday, January 24 Practice

Wednesday, February 7 Test

Wednesday, March 7 Practice

Wednesday, March 21 Test

Online Math League Information

 

The Online Math Leagues for grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 will have their first practice session next week from Oct 31st to Nov 3rd.  The first contest will be from Nov 14th to Nov 17th. We will meet in Room #17 A (next to the Art room) at 8:00 am. 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 not sent in the permission slips yet, you may send them with your student on the practice day. You can find more information along with permission slips in the virtual backpack. If you have any questions please contact me at aiyer@boxfordschools.org. I will send practice tests home with the students since the online practice has not been set up yet this year.

The schedule for the first session is as follows:

                                            Practice                    Contest

Grade 4        Tuesday       Oct 31                       Nov 14

Grade 3        Wednesday Nov 1                       Nov 15

Grade 5        Thursday     Nov 2                       Nov 16

Grade 6        Friday          Nov 3                       Nov 17

Ski Bradford is Back! Intro Meeting & Registration Wed., November 1st!

Horizons Ski Bradford Introductory Meeting and Registration on Wednesday, November 1st at 7pm Spofford Pond Library. Ski Bradford is open to Spofford students in grades 3-6.  This is a 6 week program beginning on January 3rd, 2018 and running on 6 consecutive Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-5:45. One-way bus transportation is available for Spofford to Bradford Ski.  Please attend the informational meeting to learn more about the program and to register.  More information is available on the TTC website www.tritowncouncil.org Horizons Tab.

Looking for BOYS in Grades 5 & 6! Awesome Chance to Connect with a Teen Mentor from Masco

 

Attention Tri-Town boys in Grades 5 and 6!  Are you interested in being part of a fun, mentoring program developed with you in mind? Here’s a little more info…during 7 evening sessions, you and your high school mentor will shoot hoops, play frisbee, floor hockey, hang out, play games, come up with your own ideas, and have lots of time to get to know your Mentor.  Commitment to the following dates is required:   December 9, December 16, January 6, January 27, February 10, March 3, March 17 and March 24 (snow date if needed) @ Masconomet (field house and gym).  Program runs from 6:30pm-8:00pm.  This program is being run by Meredith Shaw and Tri-Town Council staff.  There are a limited number of spaces available.  Registration information is at http://www.tritowncouncil.org Events Tab Register ASAP to secure your spot (limited spaces available)

 

Spofford Pond Girls in Grades 5 and 6!   

Are you interested in being part of a fun program developed just for YOU?   Here’s a little more info…during 6 after-school sessions, you and your high school mentor will play games, do some arts & crafts and, most importantly, have lots of opportunity to spend time together.  Commitment to the following dates is required:   December 12, January 16, February 13, March 20, April 24 and May 15 @ Spofford Pond School.  Program runs from dismissal to 4:30pm. This program is being run by Lisa Stewart, Spofford Pond School and Tri-Town Council staff.  There are a limited number of spaces available!  Registration information is at www.tritowncouncil.org Events Tab Register ASAP to secure your spot (limited spaces available)

Pay for Play! Spofford Pond Playground Fundraiser!

Hello Parents,
Below it the link to order your tickets.  Please write checks to “The Boxford PTO” with “Spofford Pond Playground” in the description, and drop off at the Spofford Pond office today or tomorrowOct. 27 (or bring to the Halloween party!)
Thank you so much for helping us fund our playground updates!
Go Bruins!
Thank you!
Kathryn Castonguay, Principal

Girl Mentor Program!

SPOFFORD POND Girls in Grades 5 and 6! Are you interested in being part of a fun program developed just for you? Here’s a little more info…during the 6 after-school sessions, you and your mentor will play games, do some arts & crafts and, most importantly, have lots of opportunity to spend time together. This program is being run by Lisa Stewart, Spofford Pond School and Tri-Town Council staff. There are a limited number of spaces available! Please click here to access registration forms or go to http://www.tritowncouncil.org EVENTS TAB Kindly complete and submit forms by Monday, November 20, 2017 to Meredith Shaw— mshaw@tritowncouncil.org Please note: Your child’s spot is not confirmed until registration is complete. **Program fee is $25 per child to cover costs of materials, snacks and other supplies. Scholarships are available. Please contact the TTC office at 978.887.6512 for more information or email Mrs. Meredith Shaw at mshaw@tritowncouncil.org

Tri-Town Council Asset Tip Connection!

Asset Connection is… Asset #17: Creative Activities:  Child engages in some form of artistic/creative expression — art, music, dance etc. on a regular basis.

TTC Asset Tip:  Be an Artsy Family!  Here are some ways to be creative while spending quality time together.*

  • Work on a family project together — such as making a home movie, a photo collage, or a family scrapbook
  • Spread out some craft/butcher paper and draw or paint a family mural together.
  • Share music together!  Listen to recordings, play instruments, or sing karaoke.  You could even create your own musical instruments.  http://www.howweelearn.com/spectacular-homemade-musical-instruments/

 

 

 

Spofford Pond Playground…