Tri-Town Council asks…What’s in YOUR lifepack? Fill it with Assets!

When families have bursts of fun throughout the day, the mind, body, and spirit are nourished and the SUPPORT Assets (among others) are added to kids’ lifepacks! How does your family have fun together?   No matter what it is, know that making time for family fun builds Assets!

 

TTC Asset Tip: MORE Ideas for family fun!

  • Have a dance party – crank the music up and let the fun begin!
  • Invent a family “fist bump” –the more creative and intricate the better!
  • Plan and cook a family dinner together.
  • Build a campfire (outside or in) and share some favorite family stories.
  • Get active together! Here are some fun family fitness ideas from WebMD

What a week! What a show! Sticks and Stones Kindness Residency

Remember that last storm that was supposed to hit Boxford? Instead of snow, Spofford Pond experienced a flood of kindness, confidence and togetherness on March 22. —With continued flurries of praise for the overall impact on our students, staff and families. It’s title was “Sticks and Stones: Words DO Matter” and it was a six-day artist-residency about the power of kindness that culminated in a performance by 6th graders.

Throughout the six days, Skip Brunette and Jeff Erwin of Trashcan Lid Productions worked with our students on how to live with mindfulness and empathy, the importance of reaching out and being an upstander, the meaning and value of healthy risks and self-confidence, and the power of working together in the name of kindness. And they did it all with original songs, re-purposed instruments, multi-media performance, and an amazing rapport with the kids.

From the kick-off assembly where they introduced us to Ralph, to a session with every 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade class, to three in-depth sessions with each 6th grade class, to the final assembly and evening family performance ~ the good feelings and positive impact are palpable. We are so proud of our 6th Graders who put on an amazing show. If you haven’t already, please speak to your child about his or her experience. And if you support the Boxford PTO, please accept our heartfelt thanks for making this possible!

And to top it all off, Boxford Cable TV recorded the show and will be airing it over the next couple weeks. Many, many thanks to Brad Sweet and his staff for their kind and generous support!

We GREATLY thank all of you!  It is because of the parental support  in our community through the Boxford PTO that we were able to have  funding for this residency.  Thank you PTO for always bringing in these extra special enriching experiences for our students!   We especially want to express our sincere gratitude to Mrs. Bonnie Thornborough–who coordinated this entire event for the children and our staff.  She was absolutely amazing throughout the entire week!  🙂

Tri-Town SEPAC Bulb Fundraiser

 

Hello Parents,

Your children will be bringing home by backpack mail, the annual Tri-Town SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) Flower Bulb Sale fundraiser. Bulbs make great gifts and will be delivered in time for Mother’s Day.

The last day to send in your order for the Bulb Sale is Monday, April 9. Please remember to send in your completed order forms, along with check or cash, in an envelope marked “SEPAC Bulbs”, so nothing is misplaced from the backpack to front office. Checks should be made out to “Town of Boxford” with “SEPAC Bulbs” in the memo line.

You can also order online from the Dutch Mills website (a shipping charge will apply, however): https://groups.dutchmillbulbs.com/shop/?affiliates=tritownspedpac

All funds raised go to support SEPAC’s teacher grant program, speaker events, and professional development to benefit all Tri-town students. Thank you for your support!

Any questions please email Barb Klanderman at barb.klanderman@gmail.com

 

2018 Spring Baseball Registration is Open!

It’s Not Too Late, But Teams Are Forming Very Soon

REGISTER HERE:

https://www.baasports.com/page/show/446846-baseball

For Players Ages 4-12 (born May 1 2005 – August 31 2014)

Boxford Baseball strives to help its players develop individual skills, work as a team, understand situational strategies, and compete in a spirited, sportsmanlike manner.

Teams will be formed in the next couple of weeks, and games begin after April school vacation.  For those players age 7-12 (born May 1, 2005 – August 31, 2011), we have two more indoor baseball skills clinics coming up — this Saturday, March 31 @ 6:30 – 8:00pm, and Saturday, April 7 @ 6:00 – 7:30pm — at the Rt. 1 SportsPlex in Danvers.

Sign your player up today to enjoy America’s Pastime, and experience some of that warm Spring weather that will eventually be here!

Integrating Development of Social-Emotional (SEL) Skills into Your Parenting

Tuesday March 27, 7-9pm @ Masconomet Auditorium

Please join us for a dynamic discussion on social-emotional skills: what they are, how to grow these skills and what you are already doing to foster these skills through your parenting actions and modelling.  This presentation is co-sponsored by Tri-Town Council, the Tri-Town School Union, and Masconomet. We are partnering to further develop the capacity and skill of educators and parents.

SEL has been and will continue to be a priority for the schools as it is for Tri-Town Council. This is an invitation and opportunity to join together as home-school-community partners in this process for the benefit of all kids!

More information and register HERE.

Tri-Town Council asks…What’s in YOUR lifepack? Fill it with Assets!

 

No matter what age you are, having fun and “playing” is serious business. Really. Play is a banquet for the brain, a smorgasbord for the senses, nourishment for the body and the mind. Play is especially important for kids as it foster creativity, thinking, learning and friendship skills…all ASSETS they are adding to their lifepacks! Play is so important for kids’ health that it’s been recognized by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child.

TTC Asset Tip: Find time to play as a family.

  • Play outside together – teach your kids a favorite outside game from your childhood.
  • Have a camp “in” – Pitch a tent (or build a blanket fort) right in your living room and let the family fun begin!
  • DIY pizza parlor – have some pre-made pizza shells and lots of toppings at the ready so kids can create their own personal pizzas
  • Make a family movie – with the ubiquity of smartphones and video cameras, get the creative juices flowing and make your own family movie.

 

Click here or here for some more family fun ideas!

 

MCAS Schedule

 

MCAS SCHEDULE – GRADE 3 – APRIL   and   MAY

DATE SESSION GRADE TIME
Tuesday, April 3rd ELA Session I 3 9:00am-11:00am
       
Friday, April 6th ELA Session II 3 9:00am-11:00am
       
April 11-13 ELA Make Ups 3 9:00am-11:00am
       
Monday, May 7th MATH Session I 3 9:00am-10:30am
       
Tuesday, May 8th Math Session II 3 9:00am-10:30am
       
May 14th – May 18th MATH Make Ups 3 9:00am-10:30am
       

 

MCAS SCHEDULE – GRADE 4 – APRIL   and   MAY

DATE SESSION GRADE TIME
Tuesday, April 3rd ELA Session I 4 9:00am-11:00am
       
Friday, April 6th ELA Session II 4 9:00am-11:00am
       
April 11-13 ELA Make Ups 4 9:00am-11:00am
       
Monday, May 7th MATH Session I 4 9:00am-10:30am
       
Tuesday, May 8th Math Session II 4 9:00am-10:30am
       
May 14th – May 18th MATH Make Ups 4 9:00am-10:30am
       

MCAS SCHEDULE – GRADE 5 – APRIL   and   MAY

DATE SESSION GRADE TIME
       
Monday, April 9th ELA Session I 5 9:00am-11:00am
       
Tuesday, April 10th ELA Session II 5 9:00am-11:00am
       
April 11th – 13th ELA Make Ups 5 9:00am-11:00am
       
Wednesday, May 9th MATH Session I 5 9:00am-10:30am
       
Thursday, May 10th MATH Session II 5 9:00am-10:30am
       
May 14th-18th MATH Make Ups 5 9:00am-10:30am
       
Monday, May 14th STE Session I 5 9:00am-10:30am
       
Tuesday, May 15th STE Session II 5 9:00am-10:30am
       
May 16th – 18th STE Make Ups 5 9:00am-10:30am
       

 

MCAS SCHEDULE – GRADE 6 – APRIL   and   MAY

DATE SESSION GRADE TIME
Monday, April 9th ELA Session I 6 9:00am-11:00am
       
Tuesday, April 10th ELA Session II 6 9:00am-11:00am
       
April 11th – April 13th ELA Make Ups 6  
       
Wednesday, May 9th MATH Session I 6 9:00am-10:30am
       
Thursday, May 10th Math Session II 6 9:00am-10:30am
       
May 14th – May, 18th MATH Make Ups 6 9:00am-10:30am