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End the R Word

The R-Word is a euphemism for retard or retarded. These words are offensive when they are used to describe individuals with intellectual disabilities. They are also offensive when used to describe things because, when used that way, you are comparing those things to people with intellectual disabilities. Often times these words are used and those using them don't even realize they are offensive.


In an effort to educate our students about this issue, every year in 5th grade we have participated in the "End the R Word Challenge". The Morrison Family has been great in visiting our 5th graders and speaking to our students. At the conclusion of the presentation all our students signed the pledge to End the R Word. If you have a child in grade 5 please take a moment to talk with your child about it and please join us in ending the use of the R Word!

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Spirit Week

Please note that we have Spirit Week planned for next week, March 11 - March 15. Our Student Council has planned and organized each day. Friday is HBB Spirit Day and St Patty's Day so feel free to wear either your St. Patrick's Day gear or HBB Swag!
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Getting Excited for the Spaghetti Supper


We would like to take a moment to thank everyone who has sent in items for this year’s Spaghetti Supper Baskets! Your donations are VERY much appreciated and they go a long way towards making the Spaghetti Supper a success.


The Spaghetti Supper is our biggest fundraiser of the year and all the proceeds raised go right back to the kids. The money raised pays for all sorts of very important enrichment activities for our kids. This year alone we have taken trips to the Museum of Science, Plimouth Plantation, the Zeiterion Theatre with many more trips planned. We have had authors visit our classes, great prizes at the Husky Haven, brag tags for the Character Word of the Week and Pawsitive Office Referrals and SOOO much more. Without the funds raised through events like this and donations like yours we wouldn’t be able to do so many of the great things we do here at HBB, including providing all the kids with shirts for the LipDub!


The Spaghetti Supper is truly one of our favorite traditions and we hope you consider joining us this year, March 29th. Thank you again for all your generous donations and thank you to our PTA members who are giving so much of their time to make this year’s event the best it can be….we can’t wait!

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Congratulations to our PE Student Athlete of the Week!

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Artist of the Month

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News and Notes from the Middleborough Public Library

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