Edition Dated: February 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.
PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ANNUAL BUDGET - The Westford School Committee will hold a public hearing on the proposed FY19 budget on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM in the Millennium School Building's Conference Room B at 23 Depot Street. This notice is published consistent with Section 38N of Chapter 71 of Mass. General Laws. A copy of the proposed budget is available on our web site at http://westfordk12.us/pages/Budget/index, Town Hall, and the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
NEW EVENT POSTINGS
PLAYGROUND PROJECT - RANGOLI GRILL - On Thursday 2/15/18 from 12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM at the Rangoli Grill a fundraiser will take place to support the new Day School playground project. The Rangoli Grill is located at 8 Cornerstone Square (intersection of Boston Road and Route 110; adjacent to Minot’s Corner/Four Corners). When ordering take-out or dine-in, and you display the flyer on paper or on a smartphone, the playground project receives 20% of net proceeds. In addition, Buy-A-Brick brochures will be available and a Patriot Helmet Fathead poster raffle tickets can be purchased. We will see you there!
J. V. FLETCHER LIBRARY - FEBRUARY VACATION WEEK! TEEN & TWEEN EVENTS
Big Games: Tuesday, February 20 from 1 to 3 PM. Teens and tweens in grades 5 to 12 come play our "BIG" Indoor Games. Snacks will be served. Registration required for this free program. Teens and tweens can register by phone, in person or online.
Graffiti Art Afternoon with Sherry Hoffman: Wednesday, February 21 from 2 to 4 PM. Teens & Tweens in grades 5 to 12 will be looking at graffiti art through artist's Keith Haring's eyes and creating their own graffiti. Registration required for this free program. Registration required for this free program. Teens and tweens can register by phone, in person or online.
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 www.westford.org/funfest 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.
SUSTAINABLE WESTFORD presents a film screening of "A PLASTIC OCEAN" with post Q&A. Sunday, March 4 from 5:00 - 7:30 PM at the First Parish Church United, 48 Main St, Westford. FREE - Open to the PUBLIC - Preregister @ www.SustainableWestford.org
5 Door prizes and Free chip, dip & crostini, provided by our food sponsor Evviva Cucina. Post Q&A with Mark Myles, a Sustainability professional for nearly 20 years. Retired Director of the Education program at Toxic Use Reduction Institute at UMASS Lowell.
A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. These toxins are stored in seafood's fatty tissues, and eventually consumed by us. In partnership with: Westford Recycling Commission, Westford Conservation Trust, Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, FPCU Green Team & Social Justice & Weston Price Foundation.
8th Grade TEEN NIGHT!! Our third Teen Night is on Friday, March 9 for eighth grade students. Activities include: DJ, hockey, basketball, board games, karaoke, snacks. 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! The last Teen night is: 6th grade April 6, 2018. Sign up for as many as you can! 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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org. The Volunteer link at Sign up Genius can be found @ http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090545afac2ea31-wasa1
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 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 www.westfordk12.us/summermusic