Report Card Information for Parents

Dear Tri-Town Families:

This school year, we transitioned to a new student information system, called SchoolBrains. SchoolBrains is our student database which houses student biographical information, family contact information, as well as your child’s report card.
On Monday, March 11, 2019, we will open the community portal to families. The SchoolBrains community portal will allow families to view their child’s report card, update student contact information, and update family contact information. Once your child’s Trimester 2 report card is complete later this month, it may be accessed in the SchoolBrains community portal.
You will receive your SchoolBrains login on Monday, March 11, 2019 via the email address we have on file for you. If you do not receive your SchoolBrains community portal login on 3/11/19, please be sure to check your email spam folder. If you still cannot access your login, please contact the administrative assistant in your child’s main office to confirm/update your email address.
Once you are logged into SchoolBrains community portal, you may access four functions:
  1. View your child’s most recent report card:
    • Click on “Parent Portal” on the top toolbar;
    • Choose “Students” from the dropdown menu;
    • You will see your child(ren) listed;
    • Click on the “Report Card: Print” button next to your child’s name to view the report card.
  2. Submit changes to your child’s biographical/contact information:
    • Click on “Parent Portal” on the top toolbar;
    • Choose “Contact Information” from the dropdown menu;
    • You may submit any changes to your child’s contact information;
    • Click “Save” (changes must be approved by main office).
  3. Submit changes to parent/guardian biographical/contact information:
    • Click on “Welcome” on the top toolbar;
    • Choose “Update My Info” from the dropdown menu;
    • You may submit any changes to your own contact information;
    • Click “Save” (changes must be approved by main office).
  4. Change your SchoolBrains community portal password:
    • Click on “Welcome” on the top toolbar;
    • Choose “Change Password” from the dropdown menu;
    • Change your password.
If you are unable to login, please contact the administrative assistant in your child’s main office for login assistance. We look forward to working together to make our school-home lines of communication more effective and efficient!
Sincerely,
Steve Guditus
Director of Educational Technology
Tri-Town School Union

Save the Date!

 

All Cole and Spofford Families Invited!

Boxford Family Math Night

Come join us for a fun evening filled with creative, hands-on math activities that will get your kids to think about and make sense of numbers! We’ll be playing games, making projects, and discovering how much fun math can be. Bring the whole family for some fun and engaging hands-on-math! Our school store will also be open during this event.

Tuesday, March 26, 6-7pm. Location: Spofford Pond Cafeteria

Attention Third Grade Parents!

Set your DVR to see Spofford Pond Third Graders on Channel 5 Weather!
On February 25, WCVB Channel 5 Weather came to visit third graders at Spofford Pond School. Students were able to learn about the science of weather straight from a
StormTeam 5 Meteorologist Kelly Ann Cicalese!
Kelly Ann gave an interactive presentation on the science of forecasting. Students learned about broadcast meteorology and about the math and science skills needed to do this job. They learned about the tools used and how the forecasts are created.

On Wednesday, March 13 between 5:10am – 5:15am and 6:10am – 6:15am
you should be able to see our very own Spofford Pond 3rd Graders
in a quick video clip that Kelly-Ann took while she was here.

Grade Three DASH Program

Dear Parents,
Beginning the week of 3/25, your children will be participating in their second year of D.A.S.H. (Disability Awareness Starts Here); this program has been run in the district for 24 years, and is only successful due to amazing parent volunteers who teach and run activities in the classroom. The 3rd Grade curriculum will teach your child about Hearing Impairments and Deafness.
This year’s classes will run as follows:

Mondays 3/25 and 4/1:

12:30-1:30 – Coates/Guido
1:30-2:30 – Medugno
Wedensdays 3/27 and 4/3:
9:00-10:00 – Cronin
Thursdays 3/28 and 4/4:
9:00-10:00 – Gibson
Fridays 3/29 and 4/5:
12:30-1:30 – Hartley
1:30-2:30 – Solomon
You can sign up and get more information here:
In addition, we are still looking for ONE more parent to help with the curriculum teaching. If you would like more information, please contact Jennifer Bonomo at joule921@hotmail.com or Gretchen Fishman at gretchen_fishman@yahoo.com.
We will be unable to teach the curriculum in any classes that do not have parent volunteers. We thank you in advance for your commitment to this amazing program and look forward to seeing you in your child’s class in March!
Regards,
Gretchen Fishman, Boxford D.A.S.H. Director

Food Rescue Program Starting at Spofford

Dear Parents,

We hope to start a Food Rescue Program with Pranali Ashara, a North Andover High School student who is working on her Girl Scout Gold Award.  She has decided that the project she would like to focus on for this award is to help our school establish a “food rescue” program!   We hope to have this up and running by the end of March or beginning of April. Below is a description of the program and a call for parent volunteers to help with it.

Food Rescue: 

Food Rescue is a program in which students are encouraged to donate their unopened food packages during lunches to help someone in need. This project is in order to reduce our contribution to global warming and to bridge the gap between Food Insecurity and Food Waste.

How Can I Help?: By signing up to Volunteer!

Volunteers are needed to help the Food Rescue Program function efficiently:
What: Transporting Donated Food to North Andover High School Once a Week
Who: Parents of the Boxford Community
Where: From Spofford Pond Elementary School to North Andover High School
When: Once a Week on Wednesdays at 2 pm”

Please email me if you are able to assist with the transportation of food at kcastonguay@boxfordschools.org

Thank you in advance!
Sincerely,

Kathryn Castonguay &  Pranali Ashara

Girls’ Softball Clinic

 

Saturday, March 2nd

Saturday, March 16th

The 2019 Girlsʼ Softball season is fast approaching!

This is a great chance to prepare for the season!

Join the players and coaches from the Masco Varsity program for an instructional softball clinic for girls in Grades 2-8 in the Tri-Town (Middleton, Boxford & Topsfield)!

Cost: $35 for One Saturday OR Both Saturdays for $60

Location: Masco Field House
Grades 2-5: 8:00-10:00
Grades 6-8: 10:30-12:30

Instructors: Masco Varsity Coach and staff, with assist from Masco Varsity players

We will focus on proper fundamentals and technique in a coordinated fashion with the Masco Varsity program. We will also focus on proper swing mechanics, bunting drills, proper field mechanics, throwing techniques, base running, and ball drills.

Please contact Masco Softball Boosters at mascosoftball@gmail.com to register.

Indicate name of player, town where she is from, grade level,phone number and a contact email address.

Payment will be collected at the door

Mountain Bike Team/Club for Grades 5-12

Awesome turn-out for the Masco Chain Breakers mountain bike team introductory meeting @ Proctor School on Feb 6th! Thank you to all that joined us! Registration is open until Feb 28th. ALL RIDERS (racers & non-racers) must be registered to participate in the rides. Rides run April-June Wed & Fri @ 3:45pm and on non-race weekends (the NEHSCA series runs for 6 weekends). Come when you can – attendance is not mandatory. We also did some Fall rides in 2018 & hope to continue that in 2019. This is a great way to get your kid outside riding in the woods and learning new skills. To sign up, go to: https://www.bikereg.com/nehsca-team-masco
For more information, please contact Glen Gollrad, glen.gollrad@gmail.com.

Boxford House of Pizza: Artwork on Display

Congratulations to Justin Dolansky, Molly Simms, Olivia Hogan and Elise Steingisser who all have a wonderful work of art on display at Boxford House of Pizza! Thank you for your continued hard work and outstanding effort in art class!
Also, if anyone knows of a business in town (or nearby town) that would be interested in displaying some student artwork from our amazing young artists, please reach out to me at mwinchell@boxfordschools.org. Thank you so much for your support!
~Mrs. Winchell