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AdministrationSharon Kennelly, PrincipalScott Middlemiss, Assistant Principal
JAC News - MCAS, Report Cards, Dates and PTO Shop

There is a buzz of excitement in the air at Crisafulli.  The orchestra, band, and chorus are busy practicing for our Winter Concert on December 14th. We have observed some wonderful learning opportunities in the classrooms such as research on Chromebooks, book talks, and mathematical problem solving. Over the next few weeks, there will be lots of fun sprinkled in with the learning experiences. The students will have the opportunity to experience: Crazy Hat Spirit Day (12/22), our school's Winter Concert, Winter Parties, and a slide show at our December Community Meeting.

Please read through the information below for updates on Revised MCAS Schedule, CORI information, and PTO School Store.

Warm regards,
Ms. Kennelly and Mr. Middlemiss

Quote of the Week:  "There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going." - B. Sills

Important Dates

December 1st - Elementary Marking Period Ends

December 2nd - PTO Movie - Wonder - 10:00 AM

December 7th -  Early Release - Professional Development (11:40 am dismissal time) - No Lunches Served

December 8th - STEM Fair Kickoff

December 12th - SAC Meeting (4:00 pm)

December 14th - JAC PTO Meeting  - 7:30 am - All Welcome!

December 14th - Winter Concert  (8:45 am)

December 15th - Community Meeting

December 18th, 19th & 20th  - School Store (See Schedule Below)¬†¬†

December 22nd - Spirit Day - Crazy Hat Day

December 25th - January 1st - No School - Holiday Break

MCAS Revised Schedule -  The DESE has reduced the number of ELA testing session from 3 testing sessions to 2 testing sessions.  Please see revised schedule below.

ELA Testing Schedule

  • Grade 5 ELA - April 5th & 6th
  • Grade 4 ELA - April 11th & 12th
  • Grade 3 ELA - April 25th & 26th
  • Make-Up Time - done during off-testing days
Math Testing Schedule

  • Grade 5 Math - April 30th & May 2nd
  • Grade 4 Math - May 3rd & May 4th
  • Grade 3 Math - May 7th & May 9th
  • Make-Up Time - done during off-testing days
Science & Technology

  • Grade 5 Sci & Tech- May 10th & May 11th
  • Make-Up Time - done during off-testing days
PTO December School Store Shopping Schedule

Due to the high volume of shoppers, the students can shop at the school store during the assigned recess times below.  Happy Shopping!

December 18th
December 19th
December 20th
Gr. 5
Gr. 4 Recess
Gr. 3 Recess

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 January 1, 2018.  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.

WPS Billboard - Check out some of the community events, information from other schools and Fingerprinting/CORI Information - 

WPS Food Services: Lunch Tickets/Menus - Click Here

Winter Wear - Safety First:  
As you know, it is cold outside and New England weather is unpredictable.  We will be trying to get outside for recess as much as possible (20 minutes each day, unless it is below 20 degrees [due to temperature or wind chill]), and want to make sure the children have appropriate clothing for the weather.  Please send your child to school in a warm jacket and appropriate winter clothing each day (long pants, jacket, hat, gloves and scarves).  Light sweatshirts are not sufficient for 20 minutes of outdoor play when temperatures are below freezing.  Winter snow boots and snow pants are required for those who would like to play in the snow during recess.

Snow Delay and Snow Days - Morning Programs:  Please remember, there is no Early Arrival Program or before school activities (Band, Chorus or Orchestra) in the event of a snow day or snow delay.

Report Cards -
The Parent Portal will open at 4 PM on December 15th to access Report Cards.

To access your child's report card, log into the Parent Portal:  If you have already registered for iParent access, but do not remember your user name and/or password, do not register again.  Simply send an email to to obtain that information.  

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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