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Chris Louis Sardella, PrincipalLori McDermott, Assistant PrincipalTrish Sampson, GuidanceCheryl Carpenter, NurseGina Piantedosi, Administrative AssistantNanci DiNitto, Financial Administrative Assistant

Weekly Update October 13
Weekly Update
Friday, October 13, 2017

Dear Parents,

Last week we shared with you an exciting opportunity to participate in our fall school reading event: One School, One Book. So far we have received donations from 130 students for a total of $1,300. We still need $1,100 more towards our goal of $2,400 so that we will be able to purchase a book for each child and his or her family at the Day School.

For $10, each family will receive a copy of the book. We will also be able to support all of the fun activities we have planned for our big book reveal. At this age having the opportunity to bond with your child over reading is priceless. Of course there are many other fun ways to connect with your children. The cost for an adult and child at the Tyngsborough AMC cinema is $23.00. Day passes for the water park at Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg cost $100 for an adult and child. One session of mini golf at Kimballs here in Westford costs $22.00 for you and your child.

Please consider donating just $10 so we can meet our goal and provide everyone at the Day School with a book. We promise this opportunity will be worth every cent.


Chris Louis Sardella
Norman E. Day Elementary School

Please print attached form if you have not already confirmed your child's participation in this program. We can't wait to unveil our book!

Day School PTO
The Day School PTO hopes you will join us for this year's first monthly Open PTO meeting:~ Tuesday, October 17th between 7:00pm-8:30pm.

There will be coffee, tea, sweet treats, and conversation that covers:

  • PTO Introductions
  • Important updates on Day School PTO activities
  • What the PTO is currently working on and where would we welcome your help!
  • The long view: What's coming up later in the 2017-2018 PTO event calendar
  • Open discussion: Your ideas and questions on PTO topics such as Arts and Enrichment and Day School community events
We'll start at 7:00pm, but please feel free to drop in any time between 7:00pm-8:30pm.
Meeting Location: Day School Library
We hope to see you Tuesday!

For easy reference, the full schedule of the monthly Day School Open PTO meetings is included below. The meetings are typically the 2nd Tuesday of the month; the one exception is October. Start time: 7pm.
October -Tues Oct 17
November -Tues Nov 14
December -Tues Dec 12
January -Tues Jan 9
February -Tues Feb 13
March -Tues March 13
April -Tues April 10
May -Tues May 8
June -Tues June 12

Volunteers Needed!
For parents who would like to~volunteer to~help with the Miller/Day Halloween Party~coming up on October 28th, we have a sign up genius link to make it super easy!  Some jobs require a simple poster or design (tic-tac-toe), and some jobs are 30 min. of supervising the hallways or the party rooms during the event. Easy and FUN!!  Thank you!!

Safe Routes to School
We still need 3 parent volunteers for each third grade class to help run our Pedestrian Safety program on Tuesday, October 24. Please contact your child's teacher ASAP to participate.

October Shining Stars
Each month, staff at the Day School have the opportunity to nominate students for STAR certificates in one of five categories for upholding the Day School Code of Conduct: Respect, Responsibility, Participation, Communication, and Improvement. Here are October's Shining Stars:
Violette Bernier (Communication), Szaffi Hock de Leon (Responsibility), Olivia Roux (Participation), Misha Singhal (Respect), Michael Gillen (Respect), Lucas Hill (Responsibility), Krish Parmar (Responsibility), Khoi Pham (Responsibility), Hiranmayi Rayasam (Responsibility), Grace Janowsky (Respect), Diego Navas (Responsibility), Dyhan Mistry (Respect), Clara Anderson (Responsibility), Carly Veseskis (Respect), Brendan Chambers (Responsibility), Bianca Bruni (Responsibility), Ben Kelley (Responsibility), Arya Mola (Responsibility), Anushka Tekade (Participation), Alyssa Duronio (Communication), Addison Fyfe (Participation)

Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser
The Day School is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for families in need right here in Westford. We will be collecting spare change throughout the month of October to support these families. The top classroom collectors will have the opportunity to sign a 2x4 board used in the construction of the homes. Students in the top classroom will be chosen by lottery to participate in the home dedication. Get rid of all of that spare change and make a difference in someoneĆ­s life!

Upcoming Events

PTO Meeting, Tuesday, October 17, 7:00PM, Day School Library

Extension: One Book, One School Forms are Due, Friday, October 20

Third Grade Pedestrian Safety Education, Tuesday, October 24 (Please contact your child's teacher to volunteer)

Fourth and Fifth Grade Bicycle Safety Education, Wednesday, October 25

Miller/Day Halloween Party-Saturday, October 28, 6:00PM-7:30PM
Stony Brook Middle School
To volunteer at the event go to sign-up genius:

Chris Louis Sardella, Principal
Norman E. Day Elementary School
75 East Prescott Street
Westford, MA 01886
(978) 692-5591 ext. 11

Norman E. Day School  |  75 East Prescott Street, Westford, MA 01886  |  ph: 978-692-5591  |  fx: 978-692-8476

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