Westford Elementary Schools News
WEPTO = Ice Cream Social Fundraiser
Mark Your Calendars for April 5th! Frozen Treats, Carnival-Style Games, and Much More!!! The Ice Cream social is the last major fundraising event of the year for the Westford Elementary Schools! A Silent Auction and a gift basket raffle will be part of the event. Gift baskets will be created by each grade at each elementary school. With these additional activities, we hope to double our fundraising proceeds and raise $8500, which will enable us to eliminate an additional spring fundraiser (last year it was Flower Power). We are seeking volunteers for the planning committees as well as donations of Silent Auction items. For more information, contact Margaret Carlson or an SBC at your school. Proceeds from ticket sales support a wide variety of programs at the schools, from the WEPTO Arts &
Education programming to the Living Lab and Star Reader programs.
WEPTO - Box Tops for Education -Clip + Clip + Clip = Ka-Ching!
The next Box Tops for Education collection is Feb 15. Collection is simple using a WEPTO Box Top Collection Sheet. Click here for a complete listing of box top products.
To learn more about earning Box Tops with online purchases, visit Box Tops for Education on the web. Each Box Top collected earns our schools 10 cents! This may not sound like much, but to date, we have raised nearly $4,500 through the Box Tops program. Encourage your friends and family to clip Box Tops for you - every single Box Top you send in matters! 100% of the funds earned from the Box Tops for Education pro-gram go to support WEPTO programs. Cutting Box Tops and taping them to collection sheets is a fun activity for kids – they love to help out and knowing their efforts will help benefit their school is a great lesson in volunteering!
ShoeBox Recycling A Ton of Fundraising!
Give Your Old Shoes The Boot! The ShoeBox Recycling Program generates $20 in revenue for eve-ry box of shoes we collect. To date, we have collected more than a ton of shoes and raised over $1,400 raised for our schools – just by cleaning out our closets and donating gently used pairs of shoes. This program provides the opportunity to educate our children about recycling and at the same time we raise money to support our schools! Clean out your closets and bring your old paired shoes to your school to be recycled and shipped around the globe. Spread the word to your family, friends, and neighbors. Collection boxes are located around Westford at each elementary school, Town Hall (lobby), Fletcher Library (downstairs), School dministration (Millennium building) and the Cameron Senior Center, it couldn’t be easier to support the WEPTO.
Stony Brook Middle School News
Digital Learning Day at Stony Brook Middle School. Digital Learning Day was held at Stony Brook Middle School on February 6. Many different types of digital activities were going on all around the school. Each project or lesson had to integrated technology in some way. Some of the class projects included: learning how to use Google Docs with several students on the same project; the creation of a music video on shapes and angles in a math class; and the creation of time capsules for the kingdoms of West Africa. All the students and teachers brainstormed at the end of the day on how they could use more technology within their school and classes in the future.
Day Elementary School News
Day Elementary School participated in a special Native American Program.
All the fourth-graders at the Day School participated in a unique lesson on cultural diversity during end of January. Dan Cripps, dressed in clothing of the western plains Native Americans joined each classroom in a 13 ft. tipi to share with students the land, animals, heritage and traditions of the 1800's North American people. All the students had a great time learning about the Native American Culture and activities.
Day School student in Disney Family Fun Magazine.
Grade Four student Sammy Agarwal's picture appears in February 2013 Disney’s Family Fun issue.
Day Elementary School Received Award
Day Elementary School received a $250 an award donation from the Green Energy Foundation for the efforts that the students and school achieved during the 2011-2012 academic year to increase student involvement and awareness of energy conservation.
Day School 3rd and 4th Grade Family Math and Science Nights in January and February
The annual Grade Three Family Math & Science Night was conducted in the Day School Dining Room the end of January, 2013. Thirty six students participated with one of their parents or guardian. The night was made possible due to the efforts of the following parents: Weisong Wang Coordinator), Pascale Pigeon, Nicole Keefe, Daniele Lorette, Judi Morrison, Jason Xu, and Kathy Healy-Norton.
The 4th grade Family Math and Science night was held the first week in February and forty four students attended this activity. It was a lot of fun. It would not have been successful without the help of so many unselfish volunteers ! A special thanks to the following volunteers: Daniele Lorette, Judi Morrison, Karen Concetta, Cheryl Login and Emily Longtin, Pascale Pigeon and Brigitte McPartland, Savitha Rajiv and Bindu Kosuru, Amber Brown, Jason Xu, Jenn Schultz, Kris Sussman, Ravi Shrivastava, Alex Franklin, Andy Sussman, Feihong Chen and Lisa Blais.
A sincere thank you for each parent who volunteered their valuable time making the event such a success!
Miller Elementary School News
Miller Elementary The School Star Reader program.
The Miller Elementary Star Reader program, coordinated and funded by the WEPTO, runs from January 25-February 15. The Star Reader program encourages students to enhance their love for reading while participating in earning new books.
Kindergarten: Bailey Dyer, Madilynn Gault, Leah Bordenca, Szymon Hekking, Matthew Strzegowski, Amogh Hanchur, Matthew Stuparu, Vivaan Chhabra, Jaxson Terry
Pre-1: Rose Arsenault, Brian Desrochers, Andrew O’Brien
Grade 1: Maia Chinatti, Natalie Weinberg, Chris Czado, Isabel Rana, Eva Underhill, Amita Vellal, Matthew Weinberg, Daniel Keith, Cora McWade, Srinivas Sriram, Angela Wang, Shlok Gupta, Irene Vernalia, Aarushi Gupt,
Grade 2: Audrey Fletcher, Penny Nelson, Madhav Jhawar, Sarah Strzegowski, Sharayu Tekade, Justin Chen, Mathew Fan, Iqra Khan, Seiji Nakanishi, Vanessa Bernard, Dean Linden, Brynn McElligott, Alan Zhan, Owen Boden, Megan Strzegowski, Lilian Whitehead
Abbot Elementary School News
All the students at Abbot Elementary School supported the Souper Bowl of Caring Compassion project during January by collecting more than 350 items for the Westford Food Pantry. A lot of people and families were helped with this project in Westford.