PTO Talent Show Registration Packets–Save the DATE!

Just a reminder to be on the look-out for the PTO talent show registration packets went out this week!  Please take a look and return them if your child is interested in participating in this year’s show!

Save the date! Friday March 22 is the Spofford Pond School Talent Show! The PTO is looking for singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, and kids with talent of all kinds. Registration is open now. More details will be coming soon. If you would like to help out with the show please contact Jill Robinson at spoffordtalentshow@gmail.com
To register for the show go to the BoxfordPTO.org

MASCO HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL SENIOR RECOGNITION NIGHT

Masconomet High School Boys Basketball program and Boosters invite all to Senior Night to be held on Friday, February 8 at the Masconomet High School Gym.  The Masco Boys Varsity will face North Reading at 6:30 pm.  Come show your support!  It is a great way to recognize the Senior players and their parents and to cheer the team to a victory.  Go Chieftans!

MASCO YOUTH HOCKEY

Join us at our Learn to Skate and Introduction to Hockey programs.  We offer professional instruction and our 8 week session only costs $100.  We skate on Saturdays at 9:10 am at the Essex rinks in Middleton and we have a session that begins on February 2nd.   For more information please email us at myh.learntoskate@gmail.com.  Play for your home towns!  MASCO Pride!

Welcome to the 2019 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Tri-Town

 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

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 aimei.lund@cancer.org or 781.314.2634.

 

Thank you, and we hope to see you in June!

Boxford School Committee January Update –

 

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.

 

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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 .

Happy Winter!

Boxford School Committee

Carol Hubbard           chubbard@boxfordschools.org

Elizabeth Palmer          epalmer@boxfordschools.org

Renee Schildkraut          rschildkraut@boxfordschools.org

Terri Teleen                    tteleen@boxfordschools.org

Heather Vaz           hvaz@boxfordschools.org

The Green Team’s Zero Waste Challenge Written by 6th Grader, Abby Ellis

 

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!

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Boxtops!!!

Please continue collecting box tops. Send them in by February 8th in a ziplock bag or on a collection sheet. Remember to label with your child’s teacher and check for expired box tops. Clipping box tops is a great way to earn money for our elementary schools. Each clip is worth $0.10 and they add up fast! Thank you for clipping!Boxtops.jpg