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Chris Louis Sardella, PrincipalLori McDermott, Assistant PrincipalTrish Sampson, GuidanceCheryl Carpenter, NurseGina Kelly, Administrative AssistantNanci DiNitto, Financial Administrative Assistant
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Weekly Update December 15
Weekly Update
Friday, December 15, 2017

Dear Parents,

The spirit of kindness and giving is alive and well during this holiday season at the Day School. On December 6, Tyler Nolan and some of his third grade classmates from Mrs. Cajolet's class volunteered at the The Lowell Wish Project. For two hours, the students sorted, organized, and filled clothing bins for deserving families. The entire fifth grade class collected a whole car full of toys that Mrs. Lapham has already delivered to deserving children at Boston Children's Hospital. This week our student senate filled post-it notes with words of respect for the many teachers and staff in our school who make a big difference in their lives. Mrs. McDermott is working on creating a wreath out of the notes to share with the staff at the annual holiday breakfast. Today, Mrs. Hummer's fifth grade class took a walking trip to our neighborhood fire station with arms full of baked treats. This random act of kindness certainly spread joy to all of the firefighters in the station. Many of the firefighters are now committed to extra workouts so they can enjoy these sweet treats!

These are just some of the many examples of the generosity of our Day School community. Writer Emma Goldman perhaps sums up what the Day School community tries to inspire in our students by providing these opportunities for kindness: “No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.”

Sincerely,

Chris Louis Sardella, Principal
Norman E. Day Elementary School

Note from the Cafeteria
It is time to update your child's lunch account. If you would like to place restrictions on the account, please contact me. For example, you may choose to restrict dessert options or not allow your child to purchase a second lunch. Some of the accounts have not been updated since your child was in the Miller School.
Please send a note, email me (mcronin@westfordk12.us), or call 978-692-5591 (option 6) to update lunch accounts.
Marie Cronin, Cafeteria Manager

Support the Day School Playground
There are many ways to support the Day School Playground. Please consider contributing to any of these fundraisers. Thanks for your continued support!
Dining for a Cause at the 99
Come for dinner at the Ninety-nine Restaurant, 333 Littleton Road in Westford on Tuesday, December 19 from 5PM-10PM. 15% of your guest check will be donated to fund our new playground.
Go to https://helpdayplay.org/events to get your voucher for the 15% donation. You must present this voucher to your server when seated as this is required for Day School to receive credit for the sale.
Playground Basket Raffle
Bid on eight fantastic baskets at the 99 Restaurant on Tuesday, December 19 from 5PM-10PM. You can also log onto https://helpdayplay.org/events to download the order form and purchase tickets today. All order forms will be collected on Monday, December 18 before the final raffle at the 99 on Tuesday night.
Day School Playground Bricks
Support the Day School Playground project and leave a lasting legacy by BUYING A BRICK! Bricks can be engraved with a special message or names and will be used on the pathway leading to the new playground.

Playground bricks can be engraved for a variety of reasons:
  • Memorialize or celebrate a loved one
  • Recognize a special relative, spouse, child, grandparent, teacher, or pet
  • Commemorate a special occasion
  • Inspire others with an uplifting message
To buy a brick, log on to: http://www.dayschoolbricks.com or pick up a flyer in the Day School lobby!
Yankee Candle Fundraiser for the Day School Playground
Yankee candles make a great gift for friends and family at the holiday time!~40% of your order directly supports the Day School Playground Fund. Online orders will be accepted through January 11, 2018. For online orders, please use group #999975171: yankeecandlefundraising.com

Direct Donations
You can also make a direct donation to the playground fund by simply writing a check to the Day School PTO. Be sure to note your donation is for the new playground.


Westford Academy Trustees Scholarship Fundraising Event
To provide scholarships in all academic areas and financial aid to deserving students

This Holiday Season give the gift of laughter and wonder to those hard to buy for people on your list.

Four-Handed Illusions:
An Intimate Evening of Laughs & Wonder

Illusionists Joel Acevedo and Steve Kradolfer join their talents in a performance that is engaging, hilarious, and mystifying. Recently voted Best Theater Group by the Boston A-List, you will experience the wonder of magic right before your eyes. The show is a combination of intelligent comedy and amazing magic; a show you won't want to miss.

Friday, January 19, 2018
Westford Academy Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Ticket prices will be $40 per person. Student and senior citizen ticket price of $20 per person. If you have questions, please call Lori at 781-953-3344 or register online at:

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 18: Bandemonium at Westford Academy

Monday, December 18: Day School Holiday Sing-a-long

Tuesday, December 19: Museum of Science visits Grade 3 (9AM)

Tuesday, December 19: 99 Restaurant Fundraiser (5PM-10PM)

Wednesday, December 20: WA Peer Leaders visit Grade 4 (8:45AM)

Wednesday, December 20: Chorus Concert for Staff and Students (10AM)

Thursday, December 21: Chorus Concert for Parents at Abbot School (9AM)



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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