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Westford School Notes: Colgan Memorial Award Winners

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Colgan Memorial Award

On May 23, at the annual Day School Memorial Day Program eight students were named finalists for the Nicholas P. Colgan Memorial Award. These students are: Izabela Fernandes, Mario Liguori, Charlie Norton, Olivia Smith, Hailey Sussman, Ryan Thivaharraja, Katherine Trotter and Torsten Ullrich.

This recognition in memory of Nick Colgan for excellence in creative writing, citizenship and physical education was awarded to grade five student Izabela Fernandes.

Chess Champ

A special congratulations to Derek Zhao of the Nabnasset School for placing 13th in the 2014 National Chess Elementary (K-6) Championship tournament in Dallas, Texas. 

Student Parking @ WA

During the next two weeks, our graduating seniors will be returning to Westford Academy for various activities.  Unfortunately, there will be no parking for underclassmen from Tuesday, May 27, to Friday, June 6.  The parking lot will be blocked off during these dates for our grade 12 students. Please make alternative plans for transportation these next two weeks.  Starting on Monday June 9th, the parking lot is available to all students and parking passes are not necessary.  We appreciate your cooperation. 

Grade six parent info night

Both the Blanchard and Stony Brook Middle Schools will host incoming grade six parent Information Night sessions at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, at the respective middle school. At these sessions you'll learn more about the middle school philosophy, school facility and answers to any questions you and other attendees will pose.

Kevin Regan encourages you to attend whether your current Day School child is the first to attend the middle school or not. There might be some changes and other details you'll learn about by attending this session.

If you have any question about the middle school your child will attend please call the Day School office at 978-692-5591.

Parent Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

At 8:15 a.m. on Friday, May 30, in the Miller Cafeteria, Miller staff and administration appreciates our parent volunteers. Please allow us to extend our thanks by inviting you to join us on Friday, May 30, for breakfast. Invitations went home with your child this week. Please RSVP by May 28. 

Senior Internship Exhibition

The Guidance Department cordially invites you to attend the Senior Internship Exhibition next Friday, May 30 from 10:00 AM until noon in the Main Gymnasium. This year, over 290 students participated in the Internship program and will demonstrate what they've learned in this open forum. It is a wonderful way to showcase their experiences, and we invite you to come see what they've done. 

Table talk volunteers

On Tuesday, June 3, incoming grade three parents will be attending an Information Night session in the Day School Dining Room.

As part of this opportunity parents are invited to volunteer as Table Talk volunteers. The responsibility will be to facilitate discussion with a small group of parents regarding information and questions about the Day School. These sessions will commence about 8 p.m. We are seeking approximately eight parents to either lead or co-lead these small group discussions. If available and interested in this opportunity please contact me at email: kregan@westfordk12.us. I look forward to hearing from multiple parent volunteers.

The Pats are Coming

The New England Patriots are coming to Westford Academy!  When: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 7:00 PM, WA Gymnasium. At least six (6) members of the New England Patriots will be playing basketball in Westford against a team consisting of WA players, Westford teachers/administrators and Westford business people. Tickets will be sold through June.  Tickets available by calling (978) 692 – 6516.  Ask how YOU can play!!

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