Science Fair Winner!

We wanted to take a moment to recognize Hannay Pietropaolo as one of the Science Fair winners!  Her name was not included in our original posting of winners!  Congratulations to Hannah!

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MASCO YOUTH CHEER

 

Cheerleading Registration is open to children entering Kindergarten (new this year) through 8th Grade September 2019  

Register at www.mascoyouthfootball.com

Registration Closes June 1, 2019 *

Due to uniform ordering deadline dates and team size cap limitations, once we pass the registration close date your child will be placed on a wait list.  There is no guarantee that a spot will open up. To avoid missing out, please register on time!

*There will be a $25 late fee per registrant incurred after June 1, 2019

Math Olympiad!

 

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You are invited!

Please come to our Math Olympiad

End of the Year Celebration

When: Wed. June 5

Where: Spofford Pond Cafe

Time: 2:15-2:45pm

All students who participated in the program this year and their families are invited to attend.

Thank you, Parents!

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Dear Parents,
We want to thank you for the amazing Teacher Appreciation week you provided for us this week! We were so excited to have such wonderful treats.  We appreciated the amazing luncheon from Massimino’s (thank you D’Amore family)!  We loved the cards and desserts!    You are very thoughtful to do that for us!  You truly made this week extra special for us! We are very fortunate to have such a caring community of parents. Thank you for all you do for us.  We thank Mrs. Palmer for hosting this week at the school for us and all of her extra attention to us!   Parents, your thoughtfulness meant so much and you all truly make our community a very special place to be each day!

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Spofford Pond Staff

From the Health Office

At this time of year, we are reviewing all of the sixth-grade health records to make sure that they are up to date on their immunizations as required by The state of Massachusetts. The State requires that all the following immunizations be up to date upon entrance into seventh grade:

1 dose of Tdap

2 doses of MMR vaccine

2 doses of Varicella Vaccine.

They would also like a “TB Risk Assessment” documented from your child’s physician.

If you have not already done so please send this information to the health office and we will forward it to Masco with your child’s health record. Our records will be going over to Masco on June 3rd after this date you can forward this information directly to Masconomet.

Spring Greetings from the Boxford School Committee!

The Boxford School Committee met on Thursday, April 11th.  A Public Hearing was held for the Proposed FY20 and School Choice for 2019-2020 school year. We reviewed the financial reports, food services report and received updates from the principals of Cole and Spofford Pond schools. The BSC is negotiating the Teachers’ Union Contract and will complete the Superintendent Evaluation this Spring.

The mission of the Boxford Public Elementary Schools is to pursue educational excellence by creating and sustaining a learning community that challenges its members to reach their full intellectual, social, creative, emotional and physical potential.

In support of this mission, a second group of Spofford Pond Staff visited the Design 39 Public School San Diego, CA.  This innovative public school has transformed what public schools looks, sounds and feels like. The focus of learning begins with a real world problem followed by the design process for a solution. The learning is authentic, demands higher order thinking and synthesizing skills as well as teamwork and communication.  The staff who visited the Design39 Campus presented their learning from this trip and are experimenting with elements of this model in their classrooms. The BSC supports lifelong learning and innovative learning practices and we ask community members for their support. Watch this brief video from these teachers describing their visit: Design 39 Discoveries video.

A recent student activity that grew directly out of her Design 39 experience, was Mrs. Cronin’s class’s leadership project. The students investigated what it means to be a leader, interviewed people in the community to talk to them about their jobs, and produced podcasts of the interviews. The project was entirely student led (excepting introductions/connections made by Mrs. Cronin) and all students in the class participated. Check out Cronin’s Convos – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-great-polar-bearier-riff/id1446749719. Or listen with your favorite podcast player.

The BSC is also a member the Tri-Town School Union(TTU) which met on April 10th. The Safety Cabinet, a collaboration of Administrators and First responders which meets monthly updated the committee on the Crisis Go App, and ALICE E-Learning for staff. These tools are for staff and First Responders in the event of a crisis. The Safety Cabinet also analyzes the buildings and camera systems for security vulnerabilities. At this meeting, our new Massachusetts Association of School Committees(MASC) representative updated TTU on the services and support they provide annually.

The BSC thanks the Boxford PTO and B.E.S.T. for their continued curriculum enrichment, teacher grants, professional development, and classroom tools & supplies. We hope that you were able to support the PTO at their Annual Spring Fundraiser on, April 26th  and that you will be able to support and attend the B.E.S.T. Homes tour on Saturday, May 11th.

Our next meeting is on Thursday, May 9th. Upcoming agendas and meeting minutes can be found at http://www.tritownschoolunion.com/node/boxford-school-committee. The Annual Town Meeting is Tuesday, May 14th at Masconomet Regional High School.

Tri-Town SEPAC Meeting

Please join us for the Tri-Town SEPAC meeting on Wednesday, May 8th, 7pm, in the Middle School library.

We will be discussing questions parents may have or questions they may want to consider as they plan their child’s transition to middle school. While this is targeted for elementary grade parents, it is also for parents who may have a child struggling in middle school or high school.

Additional topics on the May meeting agenda: 

– Learn about the recently established SEPAC Bill of Rights. Voting will occur at this meeting. 

– Get involved: looking for Secretary, Treasurer, and Member at Large. 

 

Tri-Town SEPAC believes that there is simply nothing more important than the health, happiness, and appropriate education of our children. Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.

This is an open meeting and we invite all parents or guardians of children with special needs or on a special education plan to attend and learn more.

If you have questions, please contact Tri-Town SEPAC president Kristen DeMarco at kandsdemarco@gmail.com.

More information can also be found on our website at tritownsepac.org.

 

Parent/Guardian Survey Reminder!

Survey Reminder!  Survey will close on May 10th!  Please consider spending a few mintues to provide your feedback!  smiley-559124_1280.png smiley-559124_1280.pngsmiley-559124_1280.png

Dear Parents,

The Spofford Pond School Site Council invites parents and guardians of Spofford Pond School students to participate in this annual survey.  The Site Council, a group of parents and teachers who advise the Spofford Pond School principal and the Boxford School Committee, will use the results of this survey to help make recommendations about future school programs and initiatives.  We review responses and read all comments carefully.  Past surveys have led to many new programs and improvements at the school.

Your responses to this survey are anonymous. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

Dr. Kathryn Castonguay, Principal
Ali Coates (Grade 3)
Kara Malo (Grade 4)
Carla Wiles-Stasko (Grade 5)
Elisa Sanders (Grade 6)
Danielle Emig (Parent)
Judith Werner (Parent)

Survey Link:

https://forms.gle/DkbAi566YLktSGQH9