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AdministrationSharon Kennelly, PrincipalScott Middlemiss, Assistant Principal
Reminders and Online Store

We hope you had a great weekend!  Just a couple of reminders for this week and the opening of our online clothing store.

Warm regards,
Ms. Kennelly and Mr. Middlemiss

Back to School Night - 5th Grade - Tuesday, September 12th  (6:00 PM)- Don't forget to visit the IA rooms during your visit!  (Art, Gym, Band/Strings, Technology, etc.)  Mrs. Dyson, Mrs. Turcotte-Gavriel will be in their rooms.  Please note that some members of the IA Team will not be available, as they attended the Grade 3 and Grade 4 Curriculum Night last week.  Please feel free to contact them via email if you have any questions.

Dot Spirit Day - Friday, September 15th - Celebrate International Dot Day - Wear Clothing with Dots!
We are launching our JAC Online Gear Store.  Please see link below to order JAC Gear.

Order your cool Crisafulli gear today! ONLINE ONLY!

Online Store Deadline: October 6, 2017 (11:59pm EDT)

From the PTO - Box Tops and Donelan's Register Tapes -Box Top collections have begun!  There will be a Box Top Bucket in the Main Hallway across from the office.  Stay tuned for Box Top News!

Donelan's is proud to participate once again in the Register Tapes for Education Program. Shop your local Donelan's Supermarket and drop off your receipts in the Donelan's box in the Crisafulli office. You can't make it in to the lobby?  No problem!  Just send in your Donelan's receipts in an envelope or with your Box Tops.

The Crisafulli PTO will collect these receipts and submit them for free equipment like computers, printers and playground equipment. This program runs from September 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018.  Thank you for helping us with this program!

CORI Check and Fingerprinting:  If you have not completed a CORI for the 2017-2018, please do so by visiting any Westford school office before December 23, 2017.  All school volunteers are required to complete a CORI check before they can volunteer in any school.  If you wish to volunteer for off-site field trips or Grade 5 Camp, you will need to have fingerprints on file, as well.  For more information on CORI's and fingerprinting, please visit the following link.

Share a Book Donation - Used Books to Benefit Brighter Bahamas
Crisafulli School is excited to be able to partake in a book donation for The Brighter Bahamas Foundation.  The Brighter Bahamas Foundation (BBF) is a non-profit organization based in Nassau, Bahamas, and focuses on promoting literacy for Bahamian children. Created by Jehan and Kristen Unwala, the son-in-law and daughter of Bev Walsh, a retired Robinson School 2nd grade teacher, the mission of BBF is to improve the lives of all Bahamians by encouraging reading from a young age and ensuring universal access to children's literature.

At BBF, they believe that increasing literacy enhances quality of life, and their vision is a Bahamas where every child loves reading and every parent recognizes that reading is a gateway to academic, economic, and civic success.

To support this worthy cause, the Crisafulli School will be collecting new and used (in good condition) children's books, appropriate for readers in grades 3 - 5.  Please label NEW books with a post-it inside the front page stating “new.” For some children in the Bahamas, these donated books might be the very first books these children have ever owned! This is an opportunity for your children to care about others, show kindness, and promote reading.

Please donate books to the school lobby from September 7th - September 22nd.  
For more information, please visit

Sharon I. Kennelly
John A. Crisafulli Elementary School

"Thoughts become Words
Words become Actions
Actions become Character
Character is Everything"

John A. Crisafulli Elementary School  |  13 Robinson Road, Westford, MA 01886  |  ph: (978) 392-4483  |  fax: (978) 392-8581

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