Mill Pond Newsletter

October 25, 2018

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As we finish up our month focusing on the value of Responsibility there are many valuable and enriching conversations happening throughout the building. Whether it is a responsibility to our education, our community, or ourselves, students are having a fantastic opportunity to reflect and grow. All three grades participated in an assembly today given by Gabriel bol Deng about the power of hope and courage. An assembly that was proceeded by some fantastic lessons and followed by some compelling and introspective review. All of it was very impressive!


Choose your own adventure of the topics covered below:


1. Late Student Drop-Off

2. Early Release Days

3. Theatre Workshop for Kids

4. 2020 Trip Abroad for Current 6th Graders

5. Trivia Bee and Turkey Trot

6. Yankee Candle

7. Stop and Shop Rewards

8. Girls' Lacrosse

All in a MPS week...

Noteworthy Notes

1. Late Student Drop-Off

If your child is going to miss the morning bell of 7:45 (even by a minute) please escort them into the main office and sign them in.


2. Early Release Days

Just a reminder that this Friday and next are early release school days.


3. Theatre Workshop for Kids

Local kids ages 8-12 are invited to attend a one-hour theater workshop. They will be held on November 3 from 10-11 am, November 10 from 10-11 am, December 7 from 4-5pm, and December 14 from 4-5pm at the Lutheran Church at 183 West Main St. Westborough. Julie Carrier, a junior at Westborough High School from Girl Scout troop 30510, will be running the

program as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award accompanied by her father, who is an RN. During the workshop, kids will take part in improv games as well as learn about costume and set design. The $10 fee per workshop will go towards completing Julie’s Gold Award project, renovating the costume room at Westborough High School. Please see this link to sign-up.


4. 2020 Trip Abroad for Current 6th Graders

The Gibbons Travel Club's next trip will occur in 2020 to Rome, Athens, and Pompeii. The trip is eligible for any child in the middle school next year. Over the next week parents can save $200.00 on the trip if they sign up before 10/31. Please contact Maryan Ryan ryanmaryan@westboroughk12.org if interested.


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 www.westborougheducationfoundation.com.


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 www.westboroughturkeytrot.org by November 1st to guarantee your race t-shirt.


6. Yankee Candle

Information was sent out last week regarding our school's Yankee Candle Fundraiser. Please help support the school and take a look at 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.

Have a Fa-boo-lous week!