Mill Pond Newsletter

March 9th, 2019

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This Week's Wild Contents:

Choose your own adventure of the topics covered below:

1. March 11th

2. BINGO Night

3. ALD

4. March Madness Correction

5. Town Meeting

6. Textile Recycling with Girl Scouts

7. Save the Date: 5th Grade Family STEM Night

Stop, "Collaborate" and Listen...

Noteworthy Notes...

March 11th:

Just a friendly reminder that March 11th is going to be 1/2 day of school, in case you are operating off the original calendar.

BINGO Night:

An important BINGO NIGHT update from our Co-Chairperson, Colleen Knox:

Thursday, March 14. Two sessions: 4:00- 5:30 p.m. OR 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

All ticket orders picked up at Mill Pond at dismissal time this past Thursday have been processed. All processed orders are sent email confirmation of their Bingo session. The raffle tickets from all processed orders have been left in the homeroom teachers' mailboxes and should have come home with your child.

If you did not receive an email, your order form has not been received. If you sent it into school, please have your child check with his/her teacher and ask if that it had be sent to the main office.

If you are planning to attend Bingo Night and have not yet submitted your Ticket Order Form, please send in your form as soon as possible. The deadline for tickets is Tuesday March 12th. If you need an extra copy of the ticket order form it is attached or can be found on the Mill Pond Parent Group Facebook page. You may also use this form to order tickets for the Basket Raffles, the 50-50 Raffle (the winner takes home 50% of the money raised in this raffle!), and premium raffles. Premium raffle items include: Board & Brush party for 6, Bose Bluetooth speaker, Boston Cannons tickets, autographed 8x10 photo from Patriot's Trey Flowers, an autographed Red Sox item, horseback riding lessons and more. There’s something for everyone!

If you had been planning to send in a donation and had not yet done so, please email me at to let me know about your donation. I must finalize all raffle items this weekend. Email acknowledgements have been sent for all donations received to date.


Please consider helping or make desserts to sell at the snack table. No experience necessary! Please use this link to the Sign-Up Genius to see the Volunteer opportunities and to sign up.

Thank you for your support!


Our first ALD at Mill Pond was a great success! Thank you so much for your cooperation and participation!

March Madness:

Throughout the month of March, we like to have a little fun at Mill Pond and designate a theme to each day of the month. For instance, today was crazy hat and hair day. The whole school, students and staff will participate on certain days listed below, while the rest of days in March staff and faculty will take participate with students trying to guess the theme. (Should be a lot of opportunities for photo ops!!) Our Student-Teacher days are as follows...

March 15th - Emoji Day - Make your own emoji

Celebrate our Special Qualities and Embracing our Differences Week:

March 18th - MILL POND MONDAY PRIDE MONDAY - Wear your blue and white

March 19th -TRUE TO YOU TUESDAY - Show off your talent, interest, or ability

March 20th -WAKE UP WEDNESDAY - Wear pajamas

March 21st - EVERYONE COUNTS THURSDAY - Clothing or accessories with numbers

March 22nd - FRIENDSHIPS FRIDAY - Red & White or anything with a heart on it!

March 29th - Red Sox Day - First day of the season and time to show of some spring baseball spirit!

Students Picking Up Their Public Library Cards

More newsworthy notes...

Town Meeting:

The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 16th, beginning at 1 pm in the High School Auditorium.

We encourage you to participate in the Town Meeting process, where important decisions will be made that will impact our educational community.

Textile Drive:

Please see the attached two forms for information about the Girls Scout Textile Recycling Event on March 16th from 9 am -12 pm, which helps promote our effort to support an environmentally friendly lifestyle.

5th Grade STEM Night

Wednesday, April 10th, 6pm

6 Olde Hickory Path

Westborough, MA

See the following link for more information about this upcoming exciting opportunity for 5th-grade families! STEM NIght Parent Letter

Thank you and Take Care!