Drive for Veterans

Our veterans are in need of new hats, gloves and socks this winter.   Please drop items off at your school  from Nov. 26th – Dec. 14th.
These items will help keep our veterans at the Edward Nourse  Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA., who suffer from PTSD, and have physical disabilities.  If you have any questions please contact Sally Palmer, Revive Mindfulness, Llc at”

The West Boxford Winter Festival -Saturday, December 1 from 9-3


A day full of fun for the whole family in West Boxford center. Lots to do including a Yuletide Marketplace, make your own ornaments at Paisleys, hayrides, holiday pet photos/face painting/teddy bear clinic at Boxford Animal Hospital, free Bensons ice cream, hot cocoa at West Village Provisions, and so much more. A complete schedule is available at any West Boxford business or at

Happy Thanksgiving!



Dear Parents,

With Thanksgiving upon us,  I wanted to take a moment to share some thoughts on practicing gratitude.  You can encourage your child to take time to actively embrace an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ by doing some of the following:

  • Thank someone who did something nice for you
  • Practice a random act of kindness
  • Tell the people in your life how much you care about them
  • Celebrate an accomplishment – big or small!
  • Thank someone who did something nice for you
  • Practice a random act of kindness
  • Tell the people in your life how much you care about them
  • Celebrate an accomplishment – big or small!

Practicing gratitude will help to keep your children happy, resilient and healthy. So, over this holiday break, talk to your children about ways to appreciate small moments in their lives.  Help them to see all that you are grateful for– as this will cultivate an “Attitude of Gratitude” in your children.  Show your children how you express gratitude to others in your own life!   I want you to know how grateful we are to all of you for being such a supportive parent community.  I am always thinking of how much more we are able to accomplish in our classrooms and school because of the enduring parental support.  So, for that, I thank you!

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!


Kathryn Castonguay, Principal







The annual Middleton Stream Team photo contest is underway. The contest promotes the exploration and appreciation of the wetlands, streams and the Ipswich River in Middleton. Take your camera for a walk and submit your photos. They can be submitted on line or in print.


This year the contest will have 3 categories:  


Amateur Adult

Youth (K-12)

Stream Team Member

$200 will be awarded for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place in the adult category, and $50 for best youth photo

The entry deadline is December 31, 2018

See the Stream Team web site for background, details, rules,  and entry process at


Online Math League

Dear Parents,
The makeup for Grade 6 Online Math League contest will be held on Tuesday Nov 20 at 8 am in the Math Room (Room 17).

Students from other grades who missed their contest this week are welcome to complete their tests on this day.
Please contact Mrs. Iyer at if you have any questions.


Mrs. Iyer

SEPAC meeting November 20th

Please join us for Tri-Town SEPAC’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov.20 at 7PM in the Masconomet Middle School library. The library is located on the second floor and you can enter school through the main doors. Discussion topics will include the Kindness Matters t-shirts and possible program, as well as review of grant applications.
This is an open meeting and we invite all parents or guardians of children with special needs or on a special education plan to attend and learn more.

If you have questions, please contact Tri-Town SEPAC president Kristen DeMarco at

More information can also be found on our website at