Center Community Chat

October 2, 2022

Dear Center Families,

We look forward to seeing many of you at our ice cream social on Thursday. The weather looks absolutely PERFECT for it. Thank you to all who have donated items for the basket raffle. They look amazing.

Volunteers Needed

We are in need of 2-4 parents to laminate materials for staff throughout the year. We will provide the training. Hours for this are flexible, any hours from 8-4PM. Please let Ms. O'Hearn know if you would like to be trained to support Center staff.

Center Chirps:

  • We have a limited supply of free COVID tests. They are available for pick up at the main office.

Have a great week.

Warm Regards,

Dianna and Donna

PBIS - Show your PRIDE by being ready and safe

If you are new to Center this may be an acronym that may not be familiar. PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. It is an approach schools use to teach and positively reinforce expected behaviors. Center has a robust PBIS team made up of teachers, counselors, and related service providers. They collaborate to develop common language to express expectations throughout the students' day.

This week students were reminded of behavioral expectations in the bathroom. We discussed showing our PRIDE and respect in the bathroom by using the facilities appropriately so others have a clean and tidy bathroom to use. Please partner with us by asking your student to share the expectations with you.

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The Chelmsford Special Education Advisory Council (SEPAC) would like to invite you to their first meeting of the school year. This first meeting will be virtual. Please use the link below to join us online. For more information about the Chelmsford SEPAC, please visit our page on the district website.

SEPAC Meeting
Thu, Oct 6, 2022 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 811-518-285

Lunch payment instructions

Dear Chelmsford School Community,

As you all know we have changed from Send Money to School to Higher Standards Family Portal for our online deposits. The following is how to set up an account if you have not already done so.

Login to

  1. Click My Account
  2. Enter Username and password
  3. Submit


  1. If you do not have a username set up and register your username and select pass phrase

To add a student:

  1. Click Add Person
  2. Enter ID #
  3. Enter First Name
  4. Enter Last Name
  5. Submit

To make a deposit:

  1. Click Deposit
  2. Add Amount you want to deposit
  3. Click check out
  4. Click where it says credit card
  5. Enter Credit Card information and address information
  6. Click Pay
  7. When payment is approved you will get a green bar at the top of the screen saying it was successful.

Any questions or concerns please contact:

Nancy Antolini, Chelmsford Schools Nutrition Director

978-251-5111 x5642 |

Good Things

Cozy Camp Out Read-a-thon in 2W

3R also earned a Camp Out Day- way to show your PRIDE Ms. Remick's class

Glow and Grow in 1J

Center students showing their pride

3K showed their PRIDE for guest teachers!

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Upcoming Events


  • Monday, October 3: Let your Kind Shine spirit day

  • Thursday, October 6: Ice Cream Social, 4:30-7:30 PM

  • Thursday, October 6: SEPAC meeting, 6:30 PM

  • Monday, October 10: No School - Columbus day

  • Friday, October 14: School Picture Day

  • Tuesday, October 18: Half day/Professional day

  • Friday, October 21: CPS spirit wear day

  • Saturday, October 22: Trunk or Treat,1-3 PM (Rain date October 29)

  • Thursday, October 27th, 7-8 PM Top Ten Strategies parent presentation - virtual


  • Thursday, November 3: School Council Meeting 4:00 - 5:00pm

  • Saturday, November 5, Recycling Day, 8-12

  • Monday, November 7: Let Your Kind Shine Spirit Day

  • Tuesday, November 8: No School (Full day Professional Day)

  • Friday, November 11: No School (Veteran’s Day)

  • Wednesday, November 16: CSPTO meeting, 7 PM in the library

  • Thursday, November 17: Half Day (Elementary only- conferences)

  • Friday, November 18: Chelmsford Pride Spirit Day

  • Thursday, November 24: No School (Thanksgiving)

  • Friday, November 25: No School

  • Tuesday, November 29: Term 1 (Gr 1-4) End of Marking Period


Flu Clinics

The Flu is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by influenza viruses that are constantly changing. Flu causes mild to severe illness. Each year there are flu hospital stays and deaths. The flu vaccine can make an influenza infection milder and reduces the risk of hospitalizations. It also helps prevent the spread of flu to family and friends.

Chelmsford Health Department is offering two flu clinics. You may sign up on the link below.

Wed October 13th 2022 3:30- 7:00pm at the Senior Center 75 Groton Rd, North Chelmsford, MA 01863

Tues October 18th, 2022, 3:30-7:00 Pm

Chelmsford Town Hall. 50 Billerica Rd, Chelmsford, MA 01824

Sign up

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Chelmsford SEPAC

Are you looking for more information about special education services?
Need support in understanding your child's basic rights and the laws that support them?
Looking for parent training on navigating the special education system or supporting your child?
Join the SEPAC. See a link to the SEPAC website below.

CPS calendar

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