Mill Pond Newsletter

October 18, 2018

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Great week here at the Pond! So many wonderful learning experiences going on in so many different settings! Inside, outside, classrooms, library, music rooms, gym, etc! Fall is definitely here and it is getting colder, but we are going to keep going outside for recess as long as possible. Also, just a reminder next Friday the 26th is a half day.

Choose your own adventure of the topics covered below:

1. Pink Day Tomorrow

2. Gabriel Bol Deng Visit

3. Math Facts

4. Perennial Math

5. Trivia Bee

6. Yankee Candle

7. Stop and shop

8. Lacrosse

Student Teachers

Noteworthy Notes

1. Pink Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow we are encouraging students to wear Pink (or red) to support Girl's High School Volleyball in their commitment to the Sideout Foundation's research and treatment of breast cancer. One of our teachers who is also a coach, Ms. Cincotta, has her team's Breast Cancer Fundraiser Game tomorrow night at WHS at 6:00 and we are supporting them by wearing pink (or red) all day. Whatever percentage of our students wear pink or red we will donate that many dollars to the Foundation. Also, optional $1 dollar donations are being accepted to support the cause as well!

2. Gabriel Bol Deng Assembly

Next week on October 25th, Gabriel Bol Deng will be speaking here at Mill Pond at 6:30 PM open to the entire Westborough community presented by Westborough Connects. His message is one of hope and resilience about his experiences as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan and his journey as a child from a war-torn country to the United States. In collaboration with this event, we will be having Gabriel come to present to students that morning. We are truly excited to have him come to speak! Please contact your child's school counselor if you feel your child may be sensitive to these topics.

3. Math Facts

The attached link is a letter from Mrs. Deane, or Math Curriculum Coordinator with some information about math fact fluency practice. Please read.

4. Perennial Math

Students who have met the criteria and been recommended for the math enrichment program, Perennial Math, should soon be receiving emailed invites soon with details about the program.

5. Trivia Bee and Turkey Trot

The 11th Annual Westborough Education Foundation Trivia Bee is on Monday, October 29th at 6:30 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough. Trivia, kids’ activities, Robotics Team demo, silent auction items, raffles, food, and music. This year we encourage the kids to dress in costume if they wish. There will be a prize for best costume. $5 donation per person ($20 family cap) includes pizza, drink, and dessert.

For more information

The 5th Annual Turkey Trot is on Saturday, November 17th at 9 am at Westborough High School. 5K run at 9 and the Potential U Kid’s Fun Run (ages 3-11) at 10 am on the WHS track. Proceeds benefit the Westborough public schools.

Register at by November 1st to guarantee your race t-shirt.

6. Yankee Candle

Information was sent out earlier this week regarding our school's Yankee Candle Fundraiser. Please help support the school and take a look a the information!

7. Stop and Shop Rewards

Eat food and help the school raise money! See the attached letter to find out more about this easy no hassle fundraiser.

8. Girls Lacrosse Open House and Registration

Open House and Registration for the Girls Spring 2019 Lacrosse Season will be on Sunday, November 4th. All girls in grades 1-8 are welcome to attend. For more information, please click here.

Thank You and Take Care!