The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Tri-Town Event Leadership Team would like to invite your family to the Relay For Life of Tri-Town main event! Relay For Life of Tri-Town will take place June 7-8, 2019 from 6pm – 6am at the Masconomet High School.
Relay For Life is the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life is a year-round fundraising and awareness campaign that ultimately culminates in our 12-hour overnight event in June. Our main event aims to celebrate our Survivors, remember our loved ones, and fight back against cancer. All the money raised goes to fund groundbreaking research, advocacy efforts, and patient services.
Last year, the Relay For Life of Tri-Town was ranked the number five high school Relay For Life in the nation. We are so proud of this accomplishment and hope to grow for 2019. We cannot do this without the help of our community.
Besides attending our event, there are many other ways that our community can come together to attack cancer from every angle. Do you own or a business or work for a business that might be able to sponsor our event? Sponsors receive amazing benefits like recognition at an event with over 1,200 people. If sponsorship is not for you, then you can also just donate to our Relay! All you need to do is go to RelayForLife.org/TriTownMA and press “donate.” Finally, we are always looking to honor our Survivors. The American Cancer Society defines a Survivor as anyone who has heard the words “you have cancer.” If you’d like you can register as a Survivor on our website for free, and you will be welcome to attend our Survivor dinner at our event.
This year, we would love to have all our community members join us in June. Our event guidelines can be found on our website: RelayForLife.org/TriTownMA. This is a great community event that truly brings people of all ages together. At Relay we begin our event by honoring our Survivors. We then have activities and games while teams host a multitude of fundraisers. Once it is dark we hold our luminaria ceremony that remembers our loved ones. We then continue to fight back against cancer all night, until 6am when we finally get to release our 2019 event total.
Any questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to Aimei Lund our American Cancer Society Staff Partner. She can be reached at email@example.com or 781.314.2634.
Thank you, and we hope to see you in June!
The Boxford School Committee met on Thursday, January 10th. Topics discussed included an update from the start time committee. Representatives from Masconomet and TTU continue to work towards a start time solution that is feasible and beneficial for all students. The Communications committee is overseeing the design of the new TTU website. A small group of TTU leaders will participate in Project Slice, a Project Based Learning experience for educators to enhance their understanding. At recent professional days, educators focused on Social Emotional Learning activities, Co-teaching and Inclusive practices. The BSC has begun the 2020 budget season. They will collaborate with the administration and Finance committee over the next few months.
On January 9th, BSC members visited Harry Lee Cole school during the student lunches. A $3.00 meal includes a protein, grain, fruit, vegetable, salad, and a milk. The hot meal choices were Spaghetti and Meatballs or Chicken Nuggets with side offerings of steamed broccoli, side salad and orange slices. The hot meals were well prepared and the produce was fresh. The kitchen staff were friendly and encouraging students to try a fruit or vegetable. Shown below are a few student lunches from the cafeteria.
New this year are the a la carte items that are USDA approved and on the John Stalker Institute A list. http://www.johnstalkerinstitute.org/alist/alist.pdf
Students may purchase up to two a la carte items daily for $0.75. A water counts as one a la carte item. You may view your student(s) purchase from your Whitson’s account and parental controls may be added to student accounts. Please contact Steven Greenberg at the district office for further questions on the food service at either Harry Lee Cole or Spofford Pond Schools.
At the building level, grants from BEST, PTO and SEPAC have enhanced student learning. Thank you to these organizations for their continued support. The transition to School Brains, the student information system, has streamlined procedures in the classroom allowing educators more time to work with students.
Our next meeting is on Thursday, January 31st. Upcoming agendas and meeting minutes can be found at http://www.tritownschoolunion.com/node/boxford-school-committee .
Boxford School Committee
Carol Hubbard firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Palmer email@example.com
Renee Schildkraut firstname.lastname@example.org
Terri Teleen email@example.com
Heather Vaz firstname.lastname@example.org
This month, the Green Team is encouraging everyone to use reusable water bottles. This is part of the Zero Waste Challenge, which means every month we will try to give up one thing that you would usually throw away. This month the Green Team is encouraging everyone to use reusable water bottles instead of disposable ones.
Some people may not realize that the chemicals in the the plastic water bottles may come off into your water. So, instead of that happening, you can use a reusable water bottle!
A couple of fun facts that you may not know; In the United States, people throw away over 3 billion water bottles each year, and 10 million end up in landfills every day.
As the next generation, we have the obligation to help save the environment. One way to accomplish this is by purchasing a disposable water bottle, if you do not have one already.
On behalf of the Green Team, please help us make sure Spofford is one step closer to saving the world!
Band members from Spofford Pond Elementary School in Boxford get quite the thrill, as their music echoes through halls of the MA Statehouse. This is the 13th year in a row they’ve played there. One student tells me it’s very cool to play at the statehouse and it’s also echoey.
Just a reminder that we do not have school on Friday, January 18th due to staff professional development and on Monday, January 21st due to the Martin Luther King holiday observance.