WPS Billboard

Edition Dated: June 20, 2018


Notifications

WORKING PAPERS - Summer Schedule - If your child has been offered a job and needs to pick up working papers between July 2nd and August 7th, please have them see Nina Mangan at the Westford Public Schools Central Office located at 23 Depot Street (just behind the Abbot School.)  Nina will be available to help your child Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Starting Wednesday, August 8th, working papers will once again be available at Westford Academy (Main Office) between the hours of 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

School Committee Information:  The School Committee welcomes parents and community members to attend School Committee meetings, which are held on alternate Monday evenings at 7:30pm 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:

New Event Postings

COLORFEST WESTFORD - As the sun ascends in the northern horizon with the onset of summer, Colorfest Westford welcomes the colors and sustenance that the warmth of the sun brings. With people drenched in water and color no longer recognizable as individuals but as one single mesmerizing, entrancing mass of humanity, ColorFest Westford seeks to bring together all folks in a celebration of each other, our diversity in appearance and thought and our unity in hoping for a better, brighter and more colorful future.

Favored especially for the fun that kids have playing with the colorful powder or 'gulal' Holi is one of the most popular of Indian festivals. This great and unique festival lasts for a day beginning with the night of the full moon or Purnima of the lunar month of Falgun with many diverse cultural traditions still followed in the Indian subcontinent. It is truly a time when man and nature alike throw away the cold and the gloom of winter and rejoice in the colors and liveliness of new beginnings. To the tune of music and popular songs kids and adults chase each other smearing the colorful gulal powder dancing and reveling in the joy of life.  We will start the day on the 23rd in the Westford Commons with a Yoga demonstration at 10 am, followed by an Indian lunch at noon: the main Colorfest event will be held between 1-3pm. Please join us!!! Part of the proceeds from the event will be donated to local Westford charities and causes.

KIMBALL FARM RECYCLING COMPETITION – Kimball Farm is conducting a competition with local schools to have kids design a new recycling sign to help promote customers to think green! All signs must be submitted by July 15 to Tim Lilley, 400 Littleton Rd., Westford or dropped off at the Kimball’s batting cage.  The 1st place winner will receive 4 Give Me Five Activities wristbands; 2nd place will receive 3 wristbands; and 3rd place will receive 2 wristbands.  For more information email Tim at TLilley@kimballfarm.com.

Reminders

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  [ http://www.westfordk12.us/summermusic ]www.westfordk12.us/summermusic.

ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH PRESENTATION - Please join the Cameron Senior Center, Westford Coalition for Non-Violence and Westford’s Commission on Disability as we invite Diane Powell, Protective Service Supervisor, from Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, as she gives us a presentation for seniors and family members. Come and learn about the signs and symptoms of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. Hear about ways that you can help family and friends get the support they need or understand how to get help for yourself. Find out what Elder Protective Services can do to assist seniors who are struggling at Cameron Senior Center, Westford on June 19 from 11:00 to noon. Please RSVP to Alison Christopher at 978-399-2325. FREE of charge with a brown bag lunch provided.

YOUTH HOCKEY and the KDK Foundation are excited to present the FREE 2018 Summer Learn to Skate AND Learn to Play Hockey programs for boys and girls in Grades Pre-K through Grade 5! The Learn to skate program is designed for boys and girls who are looking to either learn to skate or to improve their skating skills.  No previous skating experience is required. The Learn to play hockey program is designed for boys and girls who are looking to learn the game of hockey and develop their hockey skills. Prior skating skills are required.  The program is designed for skaters who have not previously been and are not currently on a hockey team. Dates:  June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29; Time: 3:30-4:30 PM; Location:  Skate 3 White Rink - 355 Middlesex Road. Tyngsboro, MA. Participants can join one, multiple or all of the sessions. More info and register at www.nashobahockey.com.

 


Fundraisers

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF GREATER LOWELL - Wednesday, Sept 12, 2018, 7:10 PM - Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays - Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell is partnering with Friends of Rajiv Paluri to host a Red Sox Night!  Invite all your friends, family, and neighbors to join us on Wed, Sept 12, at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Red Sox play the Toronto Blue Jays in the upper bleachers. At just $25 per ticket, this fundraiser is a great way to enjoy a night at Fenway with friends & family, while supporting the construction of affordable homes for deserving families in Westford, Tewksbury, and Lowell.  A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to The Rajiv Paluri Memorial Fund. Order tickets by mail; download order form http://bit.ly/redsoxform2018, or order tickets online with cc at http://bit.ly/redsoxonline2018.  For more information, contact Heidi Tierney at htierney@lowellhabitat.org or (978) 596-0619.