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Westford Schools
March 16, 2018
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Good Afternoon,
After another week with two snow days, we were eager to get back to our routine to focus on the many academic, social, and physical goals we have for our students.  It was a shame the disruption of instructional time continued with the scheduled early release yesterday.  There is something to be said about the energy of being in school every day.

Thank you to Mrs. Andresen for organizing and facilitating Kindergarten Math and Science Night this week.  Also, thank you to the set up and clean up volunteers.  A highlight of the evening was having Westford Academy students, including former Nab Stars, participating with the kindergarten students.   Fortunately, this popular event was scheduled before the big storm.  It was a pleasure to watch our young learners eagerly explore, make discoveries and problem solve.  Pictures are posted on our Facebook page.

A special thank you to the Field Day volunteers for working together on Thursday morning assembling the art project.  As the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and I believe the same is true for creating and maintaining a positive and nurturing school environment.  Parent volunteers make a big difference for students, teachers, and our school community.  

Mrs. Loughman and Mrs. Whitehead set up the Scholastic Book Fair on Monday.  The library looks and feels like a bustling bookstore as students buzz around searching for favorite and new books.  

Mrs. McDonald collaborated with the PTO coordinators to create a Nabnasset PTO newsletter.  The first publication, as well as information on upcoming events and the arts and enrichment programs, can be found at:

The PTO coordinators asked me to remind everyone that the PTO provides dinner for the teachers and staff during the parent/teacher conference evening. This year it will be on Thursday, March 22nd.  “This is a great way to show our gratitude for all of the work they do for our children.”  Please consider donating food or supplies and checking in:

We look forward to supporting 8th grade students involved in the Westford Project 351 Ambassadors initiative on a compassion project called Cradles to Crayons.  Please see the attached flier from 8th graders for the details on the clothing drive.  Michael and Emily are former Nab students.  A large box will be in the lobby for our collection of clothes and shoes.  

This afternoon we had our second Star Reader drawing.  Due to the snow day last Friday, we have pushed the drawings back a week.  Needless to say, the grade level canisters were bursting with Star Reader coupons!  Forty five students browsed the selection of books and chose “just the right” one.  

Please remember, the online conference sign up is open until Monday, March 19th at 3:30PM.  To access the site, please go to the Nabnasset webpage and click on the link.

Next week spring begins on March 20th.  Fingers crossed!  

We look forward to sharing information about your children during parents/teacher conferences next Thursday (no school, conferences 2:00-8:00PM) and Friday (two hour delay, conferences 9:00-10:50AM).  In preparation, please log into the iParent Portal to view the report card.  The portal opens on Wednesday, March 21st at 4:00PM.  An effective parent/teacher partnership can make a significant difference in your child's education.  

Please be aware, the lunch menu for Monday has changed.  We are not having chicken, broccoli penne.  We will serve chicken nuggets, french fries, broccoli and fruit.  

Enjoy the weekend.

S. DuBois

Nabnasset School    99 Plain Rd, Westford, MA 01886    Tel: (978) 692-5583    Fax: (978) 392-9618

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