Weekly Crusader News

12/14/18

2nd Annual Team Up for St. Jude's Children's Hospital


Mark your calendars for December 21st. On this date we will host a Varsity Basketball Doubleheader beginning at 5:00pm. Our girls and boys teams will both host Tyngsborough in a border showdown. This event marks the Second Annual "Team up for St. Jude's Children's Hospital" event. Both schools will collectively work to fundraise and raise awareness for the amazing work and research done at St. Jude's. We will have fun and games available as well as raffles. Tickets will be $4.00. We ask that you make it an even $5.00 and send a dollar to the cause.


Hope to see you there!

Basketball teams to play at the Garden!


Please come out and support your boys and girls basketball teams as they take on the Westford Grey Ghosts in a double header at the TD Garden in Boston on Sunday, January 6th at 12:30 pm and 2 pm. Tickets will be on sale during all lunches. Included in the $20 ticket fee is admission to the TD Garden for both games, a fan t-shirt and a ride on a fan bus to and from the games.
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Vaping Information

We continue to receive inquiries from parents and community members regarding the vaping issues in our school. My reply always includes that fact that vaping among our youth is not a school problem, it is a community and national problem as well. Our government has used the word epidemic to describe the issue. What many do not yet understand are the dangers associated with this habit. Originally, many looked at vaping as a way to kick the habit of smoking cigarettes. What happens all to often now is the opposite... that vaping leads to a nicotine habit that then leads to cigarettes and sometimes more. The best any of us can do is to stay current on what it is all about and talk to our students and children in order to, hopefully, dissuade them from trying this activity that many perceive as "no big deal".


Feel free to check out some of the information shared in the links below.



US Dept. of Health and Human Services in partnership with the US Surgeon General and US CDC

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/default.htm


Center's for Disease Control and Prevention

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/index.htm

Student Travel Opportunities

Travel Information 2020


EF Tours options:

- Panama; Cost $3,200.00; February 2020

- To register or get more information visit https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2137917MH or

see Mr. Rocheleau or Ms. Salemme


- Peru; Cost $4,445.00; February 2020

- To register or get more information visit https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2139392MX or

see Ms. Penchansky


- South Africa; Cost $5,085.00; April 2020

- To register or get more information visit https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2149969EE or

see Mr. Reid or Ms. McHugh


Chamber Choir:

-Spain: Cost $4095.00: April 2020

- This tour is only available to members of the Chamber Choir next year. See Mr. Savoy


Summer 2020:

- Germany, Austria, Italy; Cost $3265; July 2020

- To register or get more information visit https://www.explorica.com/My-Account/My-Tours/TourCenter.aspx

or see Mr. Arena.


Exchange Opportunity

- Costa Rica Exchange; Cost Estimated $1,500.00; Summer 2020 and host February 2021.

See Mrs. Liebold for more information.

GooD Life Wellness Fair

Our first annual GooD Life Wellness Fair was held yesterday and it was a big success. Thanks to the efforts and coordination of Mrs. McManus and Mrs. Erickson along with the hard work and contributions of many students and staff we held an hour long opportunity for our students (and staff) to participate in activities and get information of programs and opportunities to live a well-balanced, healthy, and happy life. Exhibits and activities ranged from learning how to change a tire and jump start a car to fitness challenges, dance parties, yoga, drum circles, meditation, and many many more. We hope to be able to provide this opportunity annually going forward.