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AdministrationSharon Kennelly, PrincipalScott Middlemiss, Assistant Principal
JAC News
Hello-

We hope this finds you all well.  What a great couple of weeks at JAC!  The students are engaged in active learning and we Mr. Middlemiss and I have enjoyed learning new things from them as we visit classrooms.  We saw third grade students using Dreambox during Guided Math Centers, fourth and fifth grade students engaged in online science/social studies lessons and musical melodies from band, chorus and strings.

Did you know....October 6th is World Smile Day.  The famous yellow and black smiley face was created in Worcester by Harvey Ball (commercial artist) in 1963. ¬†He thought that everyone should fine one day each year to devote to "smiles and kind acts throughout the world," and with that, World Smile Day began in 1999. ¬†The mantra for World Smile Day is "Do One Act of Kindness and Help One Person Smile." ¬†At JAC, we will do our part by having a Bright and Colorful Spirit Day on Friday. ¬†Yellow (in honor of the smiley face) is a good choice, as is any other bright color clothing or clothing with smiley faces of happy emojis. ¬†We are looking forward to continuing to follow PAWS and doing our part to encourage kindness and smiles on Friday, October 6th.

Enjoy the long weekend and remember to do one fun thing each day!

Warm regards,
Ms. Kennelly and Mr. Middlemiss


Important Dates

October 6th - World Smile Day - Wear Bright and Colorful Clothing (bright color clothing or clothing with smiley faces of happy emojis)
        
October 9th - Columbus Day / No School

October 10th - Professional Development / No School

October 17th - Living Lab - Cassidy/Miller

October 18th - Living Lab - Daehling/Parker

October 19th - Living Lab - Ford/Moores

October 20th - School Store - During Grade Level Recess

October 23rd - Living Lab - Rutman

October 24th - Living Lab - Maher/Walsh

October 25th - Living Lab - Eddy/Faherty

October 31st - Harvest Parties

School Store Dates:   November 17th, December 18th-20th*, January 19th, February 16th, March 16th, April 27th, and May 18th.
*Holiday School Store- Classes have been assigned to specific days.  For a schedule, please see PTO letter that went home last week in backpacks.

‚ÄėChange for Homes‚Äô Spare Change Drive : Ongoing Sept 25th ‚Äď Oct 31st
Westford Public Schools are teaming up with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell to support their Spare Change Drive this fall. Students wishing to contribute, can bring their spare change from home to the main office through Tuesday, Oct 31st. Your local Habitat for Humanity is attempting to collect $12,000, the average cost of installing a home heating system, for their newest partner families’ homes being built off Graniteville Road in the Juniper Hill development.

For additional donation locations or more info, visit http://lowellhabitat.org/news-events/upcoming-events/ or call Heidi Tierney at 692-0927.

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.

Lunch Funds:  Please see the Food Service website to learn more about online lunch accounts, school menus and other helpful information.

WPS Billboard:  A website for community and school based activities.  Click here for the WPS Billboard.


Sharon I. Kennelly

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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