Mill Pond Newsletter

November 30, 2018

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Coming back to a school after a break is always a fascinating experience. Hearing the stories of trips and family adventures always bring smiles to our students' faces. It is also fun to listen to the commentary on "how hard it was to come back", but at the same time see and feel that revived energy throughout the whole building!

Choose your own adventure of the topics covered below:

1. The Value of Diversity Assemblies

2. Spirit Wear

3. Lost and Found

4. Mill Pond Toy Drive

5. Lacrosse

6. Let's Dance

7. Come Together Dinner

Noteworthy Notes

The Value of Diversity Assemblies-

Next week we will be holding grade-level assemblies to talk with our students about the importance of diversity in our school community, the value of acceptance, and how our school will not tolerate any form of prejudice or discrimination. These are complex topics that our students are learning about and experiencing. While students participate in counselor lead lessons surrounding our Key Values throughout the year, it is also important that they hear guidance and boundaries from administration to help steer them through. If these are discussions that you are having at home as well, the Anit-Defamation League (ADL) provides a great resource called Table Talk located at this link.

Spirit Wear

Show your Mill Pond Pride! Please click on the link to view our Spirit Wear - there are many items and styles to choose from (see attached brochure)and they make great gifts.

Items will be delivered to your child’s homeroom before the start of the Winter vacation.

Lost and Found

Please check lost and found in the front lobby, it is quite full! Everything that has not been claimed will be donated during winter break.

Toy Drive -

Mill Pond is giving back to the local community through a toy drive to support the Holiday Store. We will be collecting New, unwrapped toys or books for children –Ages: Infant to teenagers! This will go through December 14th! See the flyer at the bottom of the Newsletter to gain more information


Please be sure to register this week if you intend to play boy’s lacrosse in Spring 2019.

Let's Dance

Just a reminder that the next session of Let's Dance on Monday, 12/3, is CASUAL DRESS. Students may wear jeans and sneakers or any other casual clothes except for pajama pants and flip-flops. If they prefer to dress up, they may do so. And watch for a sign-up next week for refreshments for the final session.

4th Grade Come Together Dinner!

Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 6pm

6 Olde Hickory Path

Westborough, MA

All 4th-grade families are invited to attend our 14th annual Come Together DInner! It is a wonderful event and all proceeds go to the Community Harvest Farm and Hope for Ariang. Look forward to seeing you there!

Getting Cozy with a Good Book! (20 minutes reading at home a day exposes a child to 1.8 million words a year)

Thank you and Take Care!