Join us for the TTU Parent University!

 

We are very excited to be able to announce the first of what we hope will become an annual event for parents in Boxford, Middleton, and Topsfield.  

 

The TTU Parent University is an opportunity for parents and guardians in Boxford, Topsfield, and Middleton to come together and learn ways to support their children in their educational journey. Parent University is designed to support parents and families across a variety of relevant topics including understanding the methods and practices of school curricula, exploring best supports for social emotional learning, navigating digital citizenship, and prioritizing parent wellness as a critical component. The conference is designed into a series of engaging presentations and discussions that will provide insight and perspective on topics ranging from academics, character education, and preparing students for the journey ahead, including middle school, high school, and the world beyond. This year’s event will be highlighted by keynote speaker, Dr. Bill Daggett, who will enlighten parents to the fourth industrial revolution and the role of relationships, rigor and relevance in the school setting. We see this as a unique way to partner with parents to enrich themselves and to help their children thrive.

 

When?: Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 8:30am-12:15

Where?: Howe Manning School at 26 Central Street Middleton, MA

Who?: Any parents, guardians, caregivers in Boxford, Middleton, and Topsfield

Childcare available

 

The following link has all the information about the TTU Parent University including the registration form.

 

https://sites.google.com/boxfordschools.org/ttu-parent-university-2018/home

 

We hope to see you there!

 

Sarah O’Leary, Principal – Proctor School, Topsfield

James Sforza, Principal – Howe Manning School, Middleton

Kathryn Castonguay, Principal – Spofford Pond School, Boxford

Brian Middleton-Cox, Principal – Cole School, Boxford

The TTU Parent University Planning Team

School Nutrition Program Information

September 12, 2018

 

Dear Parents and Guardians of Boxford, Middleton, and Topsfield Elementary School Students:

We would like to welcome you back for the 2018-2019 School Year.

The purpose of this letter is to communicate some helpful information about the School Nutrition Programs for the Districts.

We are very excited to continue our partnership with Whitsons Culinary Group. Whitsons is working diligently to develop and communicate menu options for our young students that are nutritionally sound, fulfilling, and meet the current USDA guidelines. We want the lunchroom experience to be an enjoyable time for the students and we look forward to the opportunity to provide them with a healthy lunch.

This year we have expanded options to students which will allow them to purchase ala carte items that are not part of the regular lunch for an additional cost (bottled water is an ala carte item). The ala carte items also meet the USDA guidelines and are approved for sale in schools.

It is important to the administration that parents make informed decisions about student meals and have complete control over what children may purchase. If you have any concerns or would like limitations on certain purchases, please do not hesitate to contact our Food Service Director, Mrs. Mayra Maldonado at maldonadom@whitsons.com. Any information that you want incorporated into a student’s profile will be done via our point of sale system.

In closing, if you need assistance with your child(ren)’s account please contact Mayra at the e-mail listed about

As always we welcome your feedback and recommendations.

We appreciate being a part of your community and hope everyone has an enjoyable school year.

Sincerely,

 

Steven Greenberg, Assistant Superintendent

Girl Scouts

Is your 5th Grader interested in Girl Scouts? The Boxford 5th grade troop #72386 has openings and needs more girls.

Girl Scouts meet twice a month at Spofford School on Monday afternoons. The program centers on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience — an age appropriate collection of activities and experiences girls have as they earn badges, sell cookies, go on exciting trips, explore the outdoors, complete Take Action projects that make a difference in their communities, and more.

Plus being part of a troop allows you to access to great day and overnight summer camps in New England.

Please visit GSEMA.org to join. Search the 5th grade troop #72386.

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 11 after-school sessions, you and your mentor will play games, do some arts & crafts and, most importantly, have lots of opportunities to spend time together. More information and registration HERE.

Tri-Town Samba Drum Ensemble for youth in grades 3-6!

An inclusive & mentored performance percussion program which includes instruction, mentoring and performances. This program is facilitated and supervised by Andrea Monty, Director of Spofford Pond Band and Tri-Town Rock Band with the assistance of youth mentors. This is offered as part of Tri-Town Council’s Horizons Programming. Program meets every Tuesday starting 9/11/18. For more info and to register, link HERE.

Wear Your Dots!!! Thursday, September 19th!

 

The Boxford Art Team, Mrs. Dalton and Mrs. Winchell would like to invite all students and staff at both Cole and Spofford Pond Schools to Celebrate “Dot Day” with us on Wednesday, September 19th. Wear anything with dots and join us!

All Pre-K – Grade 6 classes have read, discussed and created “dot” art inspired by Peter Reynolds’ story, “The Dot” which celebrates the powerful themes of bravery, creativity, and self-expression. Here is a link to learn more about International Dot Day

http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/

BOKS for Third Graders!

BOKS FOR THIRD GRADERS ONLY!

Start September off with a bang!

CLICK HERE to register

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET SOME EXTRA PLAY TIME AND MEET NEW FRIENDS!

JOIN BOKS FOR A 4-WEEK SESSION TO

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY MORNINGS

BEGINS TUESDAY, September 18

RUNS THRU THURSDAY, October 11

7:45 A.M.-8:30 A.M. $20.00

Please send checks payable to Town of Boxford

Send into Lisa Stewart- 6th-grade teacher

ACTIVE KIDS=ACTIVE MINDS!

Tri-Town Council Program for 5th and 6th Grade Girls at Spofford!

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 11 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. More information and registration HERE.