From the Health Office…

Just a Reminder to Third Grade Parents:
 
As your child has their annual physical exam please forward a copy to the nurses office. Any physical after January 2018 with satisfy the state Mandated 4th grade physical requirement (M.G.L. c.71, s.57).
 
Any questions please call the health office.
 
Thank you.

Maggie’s Farm Give Back Night

Come to Maggie’s Farm on 4/16/18 to enjoy a delicious dinner and support a great cause! A portion of all of the proceeds from 4:00-9:00 pm will go to the Tri-Town SEPAC. No flyer or coupon needed, just show up and enjoy a night with no cooking!

Books in Bloom!

Please visit the Boxford Town Library this weekend to see our students’ Books in Bloom projects!  They are AMAZING!  Thank you to our teachers and parents who helped coordinate the creativity in these projects!  Here is a “sneak-peek”:

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ELA MCAS Grades 5 and 6-Monday and Tuesday

Dear Parents,
This is just a note to remind you that students in grades 5 and 6 will have their MCAS testing begin next week.  They will have their first session  for ELA on Monday and the second session on Tuesday.  It is important that the students come to school well fed, rested, and on time in order to perform their best on the testing.  If your child is anxious about the test, you can reassure your child by telling him/her that all he/she needs to do is his/her best.  The teachers express their confidence in the students by telling them that they have worked hard all year and are well-prepared for it!

Thank you!
Sincerely,

Kathryn Castonguay, Ed.D.

Principal

Tri-Town Council Spring Horizons

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/

Tri-Town Council asks…What’s in YOUR lifepack? Fill it with Assets!

 

HUMOR and laughter in our lives help keep us healthy! What does humor have to do with health? Not only can it relieve worry and be a calming strategy, laughter can relieve tension, increase energy, boost cardiac health, strengthen the immune system and contribute to better sleep.

AND the TTC Asset Connection is… Asset #31: Healthy Lifestyle/Self Regulation – Parents encourage child’s growth in regulating her or his own emotions and behaviors and in understanding the importance of healthy habits and choices.

 

TTC Asset Tip: Laughter is good for you! Teach your children that not only is laughter a part of healthy living, but laughter is a calming down strategy too! Why? Because laughter releases endorphins – the brain’s “feel good” chemicals. Ask your child to notice when they’re feeling nervous, worried, upset or angry and then start to laugh – just a little bit at first – and see what happens!

Dear Parents,

It is that time of year again!  We will be starting the class placement process for the upcoming school year during the months of April and May.  This process is for current students in grades 3, 4, and 5. (Current grade 6 students are placed by the Masconomet Middle School.)  The process will include input from your child’s teacher(s) and any other specialist and/or special education teacher that may work with your child.  Learning, social/emotional and behavior needs will be the focus of the team conversation during the placement process.   We also try to place each child with at least one child that they know.  Please know that every effort will be made to ensure that the classes are balanced and meet the needs of the children.

Another  important aspect that is included in the placement process is your input.  If you feel that you would like to provide information to us about your child, you are invited to do so on the form emailed to you.   Please note that your commentaries will be shared with teachers after I have read them.  It is important that you understand that requests of an individual teacher cannot be honored.  However, you may convey the type of teaching style that you have observed to be most effective with your child. Your insight is valued and it contributes to our goal of creating classrooms conducive to each child’s learning style/needs so that they individually and collectively thrive and succeed!

I encourage you to use the form (emailed to you) to convey pertinent information about your child.    If you choose to complete the form, please return no later than April 13, 2018All forms that will be considered in the process need to be in to me by that date.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
Kathryn Castonguay, Principal

Spofford Pond School Lost and Found!

Dear Parents,

We have a LARGE collection of jackets, sweatshirts, hats, mittens, bags and other important items that need to find their home!  Please stop by the front lobby to check out our “Lost and Found” collection if your child is missing one of their belongings!

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