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Chris Louis Sardella, PrincipalLori McDermott, Assistant PrincipalTrish Sampson, GuidanceCheryl Carpenter, NurseGina Piantedosi, Administrative AssistantNanci DiNitto, Financial Administrative Assistant
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Weekly Update February 9
Weekly Update
Friday, February 9, 2018

Dear parents,

At the Day School, we highly value a whole child approach to learning. This means in addition to focusing on traditional academics, teachers and staff make it a priority to make sure every student is healthy, physically and emotionally safe, supported, engaged, and challenged. Each staff member takes the time to make sure students know they are valued and respected members of the Day School community.

We take the time to make sure learning is fun and engaging. This week, Mrs. Hummer and Mrs. Lapham’s classes prepared for the upcoming Winter Olympics by researching winter sports and athletes. Culminating activities included winter Olympics games right in the classroom. Imagine the fun of walking into Mrs. Hummer’s class and seeing fifth graders competing in a speed skating competition by sliding across the “ice” on two paper plates. I even got involved in a hilarious curling competition in Mrs. Lapham’s class. I wish my own fifth grade experience was half as much fun.

We believe students who enjoy coming to school will be more engaged and ready to learn. Students who feel connected to their classroom teacher and their peers will inevitably be more successful. When you hear laughter in a classroom at the Day School, you know for sure the best learning is taking place.
To learn more about the multiple layers of the whole child approach to learning, please visit http://www.ascd.org/whole-child.aspx


Sincerely,

Chris Louis Sardella, Principal
Norman E. Day Elementary School


Day School PTO

The February Open PTO meeting on Tuesday, February 13th will take place at 2:30PM, right after school (rather than the usual 7PM slot) to enable our teachers Beth Poirier and Lisa Gonsalves to join and to accommodate parents who cannot make an evening meeting.  

Please join us for the following agenda:
1.  School-wide enrichment - Please give us your input.
2.  The Day School's first ever Spring Talent Showcase, which will take place May 18th.  Planning is already well underway, and parent volunteers are needed to help make this inaugural event a success!   
3.  The latest on the Day School Playground


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!

Westford Chamber Players 
The Westford Chamber Players, an independent group of musicians, is hosting a concert at St. Mark’s Church (located at 75 Cold Spring Road, Westford) on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 6:00-7:30 PM. The two organizations benefitting from the concert donations are the Day School playground project and the Roudenbush Community Center. Concert admission is by donation.  

The registration/donation page is located on the Roudenbush website. You can register for the concert at- https://www.roudenbush.org/events/westford-chamber-concert-benefit.  Donations can also be made at the door that evening.  Receipts can be provided for donors if needed. For donations, checks are payable to: Roudenbush Community Center. 

Rangoli Grill Fundraiser
Join us for Indian cuisine at Rangoli Grill at 8 Cornerstone Square on Thursday, February 15 from Noon-8PM. 20% of all proceeds will be donated to the Day School playground. Please present a copy of this flyer when making your purchase. Go to www.helpdayplay.org for a copy of the flyer.

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! 100% of your donation is tax deductible.

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. 100% of your donation is tax deductible.

Chinese New Year Celebration at WA

Mandarin Club is holding a night of entertainment and festivities on February 10 at the Westford Academy cafeteria to celebrate Chinese New Year, the year of the dog.  We would like to invite everyone in our community to have an unforgettable evening together.  Event highlights include:
  • Authentic all-you-can-eat Chinese New Year dinner sponsored by Bamboo restaurant
  • Professional Lion Dance, Dragon Dance and acrobatics by Chinese Folk Art Workshop Boston
  • Fantastic performances by Mandarin Program students 
  • Chinese New Year red packet for every student
  • Professional balloon twisting for every kid
  • Prizes for every guest
Date: Saturday, 2/10, 2018
Time: 5:00-8:30pm
Place: Westford Academy Cafeteria and Performing Art Center
Ticket: $20/Adult        $15/Student                Free/3 years old and under

To purchase tickets, please email Ms. Li at xli@westfordk12.us 
We look forward to seeing you at the event…
Link of the flyer


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 13: Newspaper Club @7:30AM (Computer Lab)

Tuesday, February 13: Board Game Club @2:45PM (Room 203)

Tuesday, February 13: Monthly Open PTO meeting @2:30PM

Tuesday, February 13: Playground Fundraising Team @3:00PM (Conference Room)

Tuesday, February 13: STEM Fair @6PM (Gymnasium)

Wednesday, February 13: School Store 

Wednesday, February 13: Public Speaking Club @2:30PM (Computer Lab)

Thursday, February 14: Ski Club @2:30PM (Nashoba)

Monday, February 19-Friday, February 23: Winter Break-No School



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


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