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Updated: March 14, 2018

SCHOOL COMMITTEE - The School Committee welcomes parents and community members to attend School Committee meetings, which are held on alternate Monday evenings at 7:30 in the Millennium’s Conference Room B.  Meeting agendas and supporting documents are posted online the Friday prior to a meeting via the town’s Document Management System.  Other helpful School Committee Links are listed below.
Westford School Committee website:
School Committee meeting schedule:
Meeting agendas & supporting documents:

POLICIES REVIEW - The following policies are currently being reviewed.  The School Committee welcomes your feedback.  To review and comment on one or all of the documents listed, please visit, and provide your feedback by clicking on the Feedback button.
  • P7301 Development of Policies
  • P7302 Adoption of Policies
  • P7303 Review of Policies
  • P7304 Dissemination of Policies
  • P7307 Suspension of Policies
  • P7209 Special Committees and Advisory Committees
CHALLENGE SUCCESS: Parent Newsletter - Would you like to learn more about Challenge Success? The WPS Challenge Success Parent Newsletter is a great resource and may found at

WESTFORD CHALLENGE SUCCESS presents Finding the Right Fit: A Conversation about the College Search. We invite Westford parents and students to join us in the Westford Academy Performing Arts Center this Saturday morning, March 17, at 10:00, as we welcome Maria Furtado, Executive Director of Colleges That Change Lives. Colleges That Change Lives is dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process, and Ms. Furtado will share her wisdom on finding a college that is a healthy fit for your student. For more information or to RSVP, please email
And don't forget to join the Challenge Success Westford Community Book Club. This spring, we will be reading and discussing Frank Bruni's book Where You Go Is Not Who You Are. There will be three book discussion groups, so pick the date/time that works best for you and sign up online ( There is still room in the first group, which will be next Tuesday, March 20th. The J.V. Fletcher Library will soon be acquiring a number of copies, or you can order your own copy online. Email Pamela Tricca at for more information.

CHALLENGE SUCCESS: Parent Newsletter - Would you like to learn more about Challenge Success? The WPS Challenge Success Parent Newsletter is a great resource and may found at

6th Grade TEEN NIGHT!! Our 6th Grade Teen Night is on Friday, April 6 for sixth grade students from both Stony Brook and Blanchard. Activities include: DJ, floor hockey, basketball, board games, karaoke, snacks. It takes place at Blanchard at 7pm. VOLUNTEERS are needed to make it a successful night. Please see the sign-up genius link below to volunteer. It's a fun, fast evening and we'd love to have you join us!  Please note that all volunteers will need a CORI through WASA, even if you already have a WPS CORI. Feel free to email Barbie Goodhue with any questions @ The Volunteer link at Sign up Genius can be found @

WESTFORD PARENT CONNECTION/WESTFORD HEALTH DEPARTMENT - Worried About Drug Addiction? The Westford Parent Connection - along with the Westford Health Department, Westford Against Substance Abuse (WASA), and Westford Academy - is hosting The Adolescent Brain & The Physiology of Addiction on Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 PM. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is being given by Dr. Ruth Potee, a board-certified family and addiction medicine physician and chair of the Healthcare Solutions Opioid Task Force of Franklin County. Dr. Potee travels extensively to talk to parents about drug use and addiction and the impact on families and communities. Her presentations are thoughtful, well researched, and compassionate. No need to register. Join us on March 22 at 7:00 in the Stony Brook Middle School auditorium, 9 Farmer Way. For more information about Dr. Potee, go to All other questions, go to or contact Mary Anne Seraphin at

DECA Fundraiser: "Comedy Hypnotist Returns to Westford Academy" - Comedy Hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. RETURNS to Westford Academy's Performing Arts Center on Friday night, April 6th at 7:00. Tickets for this entertaining, family-friendly show are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, if still available. Proceeds to benefit WA's DECA business club. Don't miss out on the funniest event of the year. It has sold out quickly the past two years! For more details, contact WA business teacher John Rogers at

RECYCLING Fundraisers - Saturday, April 7th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Miller School:
Electronic Recycling: Ready for Spring Cleaning?  Clean out your house and support Westford Troop 95's 3rd Annual Electronics Recycling Fundraiser!  Our event will be held Saturday, April 7 from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Miller School (1 Mitchell Way.)  Please see our website for items accepted and nominal fees charged at  
ShoeBox Recycling: Bring along your gently-used, wearable pairs of shoes this year to support Miller School's fundraising program called ShoeBox Recycling.  Donated shoes are shipped around the world for resale and reuse. Our schools earn $20 for each filled box of shoes! ShoeBox Recycling money goes directly toward funding our schools' many activities, including arts and education programs. We are also partnering with The Mary's Community Thrift Store to increase our schools' profits.  Shoes must be in wearable condition, without holes in the soles, cannot be wet or mildewed, and must have shoelaces if they are necessary for the shoe to function.
Items for Sale: A small quantity of LED light bulbs, desk lamps and smart power strips will be for sale.
Proceeds benefit Troop 95.  Thank you for your support!
TIMES'S UP…No more silence. No more waiting. No more tolerance for discrimination, harassment or abuse. Please join us for a showing of the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit "No Good Reason" episode in recognition of sexual assault month, followed by a performance from Westford Academy Theater students and a guest appearance from Nirisa Nicoletti, Westford Police Detective, Deborah Perry, SANE, Department of Public Health, Sue Hanly, RN and Kathleen McCarthy, LICSW, CADCII.  FREE - Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in the Westford Academy PAC

WESTFORD FAMILY FUNFEST SPRING FESTIVAL 2018 - The Westford Family FunFest invites the public, organizations, schools, businesses and others to participate and visit the First Annual Spring Festival of Spring Wreaths, Creative Gingerbread and Fairy Gardens/Gnome Houses. The Festival will be held at the Westford Regency Inn from Friday, March 16 to Monday, April 2. The Westford Regency Atrium and Lobby halls/walls will be decorated with Spring/Easter creations. Workshops will be offered for adults, children, youth organizations with the Roudenbush Community Center and The Maker Farm. Visit for details on Festival and workshops info.
The FREE Opening Reception is on Friday, March 16 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the Regency Atrium decorated with spring/Easter creations, music, light refreshments, viewing and voting starts.
Sunday, April 1 from 10 AM to 2:00 PM - Sunday Easter Brunch with Piano**
Special "Senior and Friend's Only Lunch and Visit Spring Festival" - Monday, March 19, Tuesday, March 20 and Monday, March 26 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Special menu and cost for Seniors and Friends **
Saturday morning, March 31 from 8:0O to 11:30 - Breakfast with Easter Bunny including craft area by Westford Girl Scouts and free photos with the Easter Bunny will be offered (bring your own camera). % of breakfast benefits the Westford Family FunFest **
**For Reservations for any of the events above, call 978 692-8200 ext. 520. The Westford Family FunFest is a component Fund of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.

WESTFORD YOUTH LACROSSE - Westford Youth Lacrosse is dedicated to teaching teamwork, providing healthy exercise and developing creative problem-solving skills. Through our integrated programs, we provide a fun, recreational and instructional environment for young lacrosse players, fostering a love of the sport. Our program provides learning for all levels by providing great lacrosse experiences for all the boys and girls in the program regardless of skill level. We welcome all new and returning players at any grade, age or skill level.

Registration is OPEN for the 2018 Spring Season! Please join us for an exciting season of lacrosse as well as other fun events for kids and grownups alike (see below)! Register before January 25th to avoid the late fees. Visit to register. The boys will be playing with MBYLL this year. This means pre-set game schedule prior to the season, closer away games and "U" based teams where grades are combined and teams grouped by age. Like last year, the girls will be returning to the Founders League.
Indoor Practice- Indoor practice will begin mid-March. Watch for emails from your coach sometime in early spring for details.
Canning Drive- Saturday, March 31st we will be holding our annual "canning" drive. Sign-ups will be circulated at the beginning of the season.
Canning Drive - Saturday, March 31st we will be holding our annual "canning" drive.  Sign ups will be circulated at the beginning of the season.  
2nd Annual Wine and Food Tasting- Save the date, Saturday, April 28th, 7-10 PM, First Parish Church, Westford. Come sample over100 different wines, beers and spirits. Also, new this year,food from local establishments! All are welcome as this is open to the public! More information to come soon.
NCAA Tournament- WYL will be coordinating group tickets to the men's NCAA Championships at Gillette Stadium, May 25-28th. You'll have the opportunity to purchase discount tickets in a seating section designated for WYL! Open to anyone interested. More information to come!
Please register your child(ren) for this fun and exciting season. To register or for additional details or questions, please visit

2018 WESTFORD COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOT applications are now online on the town’s website.  All Westford residents are encouraged to take a plot to grow vegetables, flowers or herbs in a community setting. The fee is $25 for a 15’x15’ plot. Fee includes tilling, soil amendments, water, access to tools and the advice of friendly neighbors. The garden is fenced to deter wildlife. The field is located at the corner of Graniteville Road and Coldspring Road. Westford Community Gardens is a resident-driven program established by the Westford Agricultural Commission. For more information or an application, visit  

WESTFORD SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAM - The Westford Summer Music program is now accepting registrations for band and orchestra students entering grades 5 through 9 in September 2018. Band and orchestra ensembles will rehearse daily from 8:00 until noon at the Stony Brook School from July 9 through July 13.  During the week, the students will prepare new music and give a free performance on Friday morning, July 13 at 11:00. For more information and registration please visit
PLAYGROUND PROJECT - The Day School Playground Development Team continues to fundraise for a new playground. Currently the following possibilities exist to financially support this important initiative:
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOT FATHEAD HELMET POSTER- Are you interested in an extra-large New England Patriots Helmet Fathead wall decal poster that is 3’x4’?  If so, tickets are on sale Thursday 3/22/18 between 2:00-8:00 PM at the Norman E. Day and Rita Miller Schools, Friday 3/23/18 between 8:15-10:15 AM at the Norman E. Day and Rita Miller Schools, or by contacting Kevin Regan at email:  Ticket costs are: one ticket for $1, six tickets for $5, 15 tickets for $10, and 40 tickets for $20.  The raffle winner will be drawn on the afternoon of Friday 3/23/18 and will be notified of their good fortune.  Don’t miss-out on the opportunity to own this cool piece of football memorabilia.
BAMBOO RESTAURANT- On Thursday 3/15/18 from 11:30 AM to 9:45 PM a fundraiser will be held at the Bamboo Restaurant located at One Lan Drive (on Route 110) in Westford.  The playground project receives 20% of the proceeds.  This applies to eat-in and take-out orders.  Just mention the Day School playground project when you order and you’ll be a participant.  We look forward to you joining us!    
BRICK WALKWAY - Once the new Day School playground structure has been installed a brick
walkway will lead participants into this area.You can order a brick to honor, celebrate or memorialize loved ones.  You can Buy-A-Brick as follows: 4”x8” brick for $100 with as many as three lines of engraved letters or an 8”x8” brick for $175 with as many as six lines of engraved letters.  Don’t miss out on this fabulous giving opportunity!  Information can be accessed on-line  The option exists to order on-line or through the mail.
GENERAL DONATION - You can make a general donation to the new Day School playground project on-line at: Look for the “Donate Now” button at the bottom of the homepage. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

W.A.  SOFTBALL PROGRAM Mattress Sale Fundraiser - On Saturday, March 17, Westford Academy Softball is pleased to host, once again, a one of a kind fundraising event. This event has been VERY successful for us, and in school districts all over the country for over 10 years. We are very excited to bring it back to Westford Academy. We hope this memo acts as a reminder that if you, or anyone you know might be in need of a mattress, please save the date and visit our mobile showroom. Did you realize 1 in 10 people buy a new mattress every year? This is the time to buy and save up to 50% off retail, all while supporting our program.
There will be 20+ sets on display and a team of experts on hand to answer any questions you may have.
When:  Saturday, March 17, 2018
Where:  Westford Academy High School Cafeteria
Time:  10AM - 4 PM

SAVE A LIFE - BLEEDING CONTROL BASIC (BCon) COURSE - LEARN THE BASICS OF BLEEDING CONTROL - All Westford residents welcome! Medical background not required. Valid for 1 contact hour for RN's & 1 OEMS hour for EMT's. Those with eligible medical backgrounds (MD, PA, LPN, RN and EMT) can remain for the last half hour to certify as instructors. Class size limited to 40-Sign up early! Pre-registration required by March 20. Please call Nancy Burns, UMV MRC Coordinator, at or call 978-399-2549.  Sign up for the FREE class and learn how to save a life! March 27 at the Millennium School, 23 Depot Street, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM - FREE of charge!

TIMES'S UP…No more silence. No more waiting. No more tolerance for discrimination, harassment or abuse. Please join us for a showing of the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit "No Good Reason" episode in recognition of sexual assault month, followed by a performance from Westford Academy Theater students and a guest appearance from Nirisa Nicoletti, Westford Police Detective, Deborah Perry, SANE, Department of Public Health, Sue Hanly, RN and Kathleen McCarthy, LICSW, CADC11.  FREE - Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in the Westford Academy PAC