Love Me, Love My Art is an Expressive Arts Group taught through Horizons designed to honor the life experiences of girls in 4th & 5th grades. Each week girls will be guided through structured art, group activities & discussions to explore the emotional highs and lows of being a pre-teen. This 5-week program will be facilitated in TTC’s program space in Topsfield. Open to girls in grades 4 and 5 in the tri-town. More info and register here.
Tri-Town Council asks…What’s in YOUR lifepack? Fill it with Assets!
The value of laughter on health and well-being is immeasurable, and laughter can be infused in most everything we do!
AND the TTC Asset Connection is…Asset #25: Reading for Pleasure – Child enjoys and engages in reading for fun most days of the week.
TTC Asset Tip: Make reading FUNdamental! Together with your child, choose some funny books for read-aloud or independent reading. Looking for some titles? Check out the lists by age/stage at commonsensemedia.org or at https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/funny-books-for-kids
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 expose parents to the fourth industrial revolution and the role or 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.
Please answer the following questions to help us to plan for the event.
Link to survey
Please mark your calendars! The School Committee has voted on the last day of school for students this year on June 22, 2018 with a 1:15 pm dismissal. We will have our grade 6 moving on ceremony that morning at 10:00 am.
Kathryn Castonguay, Principal
On Tuesday, April 10, our fourth graders had a very special visit during their Team Time with Mrs. Benson. Professional Mime Scot Cannon put on a show about what we can all do to help preserve the planet. The kids were enthralled as his narrated actions showed a daily routine where each step could be better for the environment. After his mime show, he then removed his face make-up and talked to the kids about the actions, taught them a song, and guided them through some basic miming techniques! He also put the world in one student’s hands and asked her and her classmates to take care of it. Ask a fourth grader what he or she learned, and WATCH their silent but meaningful response! Many thanks to the Boxford PTO for sponsoring this presentation.
School will be closed for spring vacation week from Monday, April 16th through Friday, April 20th. We will be back in session on Monday, April 23rd. We wish you a happy and safe vacation week with your children. Think Spring!
Spring is in the air and so are Spring Horizons after-school enrichment programs! Registration is open now for great after-school Horizons programs for fun, adventure, making new friends and trying new things! Check out cooking, chess, STEM activities, drama club, yoga (before school), a variety of art classes, fitness club, weaving, get outside to explore and more! Super fun and creative activities – something for everyone! Don’t delay! Classes are on a first-come, first-served basis. Check out offerings at each school at http://www.tritowncouncil.org/horizons/
Saturday May 5th @ Masco: 7- 9PM
1-way bus transportation to Masco or get dropped off at Masco. Parent/guardian pick up is at *MascoField House* at 9:00pm.
TTC & Masco youth are planning a fun evening to WELCOME YOU! We will have large and small group games, info tables, and time for free play. The night will be lots of FUN and you’ll have a chance to meet NEW FRIENDS!
This is a great opportunity to check out Masco, meet some new kids (who just might be in your classes next year) & have a blast! There will also be a Q & A Booth to help you get ready for Masco.
More info about the event at your school and REGISTRATION/Waiver HERE.
HUMOR strengthens family relationships! Laughter helps build a strong, healthy family too because sharing funny moments together can help create bonds, fortify connections and create positive family memories. AND the TTC Asset Connection is… Asset #1: Family Support– Family life provides high levels of love and support.
TTC Asset Tip: Bond over belly laughs! Teach each other some silly jokes over dinner. Knock, knock jokes are always a big hit with elementary aged kids. Looking for some good kids’ jokes? Check out these links!