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AdministrationSharon Kennelly, PrincipalScott Middlemiss, Assistant Principal
End of Year News
Hello-

We hope this finds you enjoying a beautiful week.  It has been a busy year and it is hard to believe we will be sharing our last days of school together.  Over the last week, we have thought about how each and every student has grown here at JAC.  We have shared many successes, big and small, throughout the year, and it has been a pleasure watching the students' progress that has been made and goals that have been accomplished.

Next Wednesday morning, we will wish the fifth grade students well as they transition to middle school.  We will share happy memories of our elementary years together, listen to the chorus and orchestra perform, and celebrate the end of elementary school. We know that as the 2017-2018 school year approaches, our new fourth and fifth grade classes will be excellent role models for the incoming third grade students.  

Each and every day, we pause and think of how thankful we are for the JAC staff and community we have created to enhance the educational and social experiences of the students. Thank you for sharing your children with us.  It was a terrific year!

If your child is not at school for our last day, all personal belongings (projects, clothing, etc) will be left in an envelope with your their name on it on a table in the main hallway. Please pick up all belongings by June 30th.  

Enjoy the summer,
Ms. Kennelly and Mrs. Kane 


Move-Up Day - June 20th - On Tuesday, June 20th all students, K - 4 will participate in ‚ÄúMove-Up Day‚ÄĚ and have the opportunity to visit his/her future classroom.  Your child will meet their 2017-2018 classroom teacher (unless the teacher is on leave) and their new peer group who will be part of their new learning community in August.

Please know that your child has been placed in a classroom that many staff members have played a role in creating.  Each classroom is well balanced and set-up to meet the diverse needs, abilities, and understandings of the students.  Students were placed with peers who would best complement them, both academically and socially.  In addition, each student was placed with a teacher(s) who would best meet his/her learning style.

We are confident that your child has been placed in a classroom environment where he/she will learn, be challenged, be successful, and have supportive friends, classmates, and teachers!

A letter will be sent home with each student after the Move-Up Day experience.  In the event, your child is absent, the letter will be mailed to your home.

Early Release Day - June 21st - LAST Day of School
Next Wednesday is our last day of the 2016-2017 school year. It is an early release day and all students will be dismissed at 11:40 AM. Lunch will not be served.

Grade 5 Completion Ceremony - June 21, 2017 9:00 AM - JAC Gym - Parking Information: Families may park in the Main Lot, the Playground Area and on the right side of driveway around the building.  Please do not park in the front circle.

Report Card Information
We will not be sending home paper report cards on the last day of school.  Progress Reports will be available for viewing through the parent portal, iParent, only. ¬†iParent allows you to view your child's grades online, and download and print a copy for your records. ¬†For those families that do not have access to a computer, contact the main office to request a paper copy of the Progress Report.

To register for an iParent account, you must complete all the fields required, including your email address.  Please review your entered information for accuracy before submitting.  Upon approval, an email will be sent to you announcing the successful registration.  Additional information regarding registration information can be found on the District's website: http://www.westfordk12.us/pages/index.  

If you have already registered for iParent access, but do not remember your username and/or password, do not register again.  Simply send an email to iparent@westfordk12.us to obtain that information.


Important Dates

June 13         8:30 AM - Grade 5 Chorus to Robinson
                                          
June 14         7:30 AM - Student Council Meeting

June 15¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†     9:30 AM - Orchestra Trip - ¬†Robinson¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†      7:00 PM - Grade 4 & 5 Band Concert - Blanchard Middle School

June 16         8:30 - 11:30 AM - Grade 3 Pedestrian Safety

June 20¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†     Move-Up Day - Grades K-5

June 21         9:00 AM - Grade 5 Completion Ceremony - Gym
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†      Last Day of School - Early Dismissal at 11:40 AM

From the Westford School Days Handbook (Pg. 20)

OUTDOOR RECESS/ACTIVITIES - It is important to dress appropriately for outside activities/recess. Outdoor activities/recess is held whenever possible except if inclement weather or when the outside temperature exceeds 90¬įF or is below 20¬įF, which includes humidity and wind chill factors. Any child not well enough to be outdoors for recess during acceptable weather conditions should remain at home unless we have a communication from the child's physician recommending that he/she remain in the building. Playground boundaries are established for all play areas. In addition to staying within the assigned area, children must also stay within sight of the playground supervisor. The final decision as to outdoor recess/activities will be at the discretion of the building administrator.

CORI Forms and Fingerprinting
2017-2018 CORI Forms: If you would like to fill out a CORI for the 2017-2018 school year, please stop by the JAC Office between 8:30 - 2:30 PM until June 20th.  Please remember to bring a valid driver's license with you.
Fingerprinting
Fingerprinting Instructions on how to register for an appointment may be found at: http://www.westfordk12.us/pages/hrm/fingerprinting

Required Fingerprinting:
  • All Overnight Field Trips chaperones
  • All offsite field trip chaperones that could require a chaperone to be separated from staff members (example museums). ¬†This determination is at the discretion of the building principal.
  • Grade 5 Environmental Camp
  • Ski and Snowboard Clubs
  • All athletic coaches, assistant coaches and volunteer coaches
  • All onsite tutors and offsite tutors who are currently listed as available tutors on the WPS website
Not Required:
  • Onsite volunteers who are in the presence of staff members
  • Field trip chaperones that will always be in the presence of a staff member


Sharon I. Kennelly
Principal
John A. Crisafulli Elementary School

"Thoughts become Words
Words become Actions
Actions become Character
Character is Everything"
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John A. Crisafulli Elementary School  |  13 Robinson Road, Westford, MA 01886  |  ph: (978) 392-4483  |  fax: (978) 392-8581

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