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A stinky perspective...Update
Considering multiple points of view is a wonderful thing in developing empathy and understanding.  In one of the classes visited this week, students were developing initial drafts stories focused on a single event told from the perspective of different participants.  6th grade science students were researching the next solar eclipse in 2024 to best develop persuasive arguments as to why they should have the day off of school in their senior year to observe the eclipse.  Clearly, they will be trying to convince others that their point of view is correct.  Meanwhile, a different perspective was developing in the 8th grade science classes as students were deconstructing the organization of the Periodic Table as well as breaking down the chemistry of odors.  Middle school and odors take on a life of their own on a regular basis.  

Today, students will certainly have their point of view regarding their progress reports published in iParent this afternoon; hopefully, it will not be in conflict with points of view that the adults have and no one will think that they stink.  

For those of you joining us for the first time for this festivity, first term progress reports can be located in the iParent portal.  Each progress report is uploaded as a PDF file in the student's iParent account.

You can access the report following this process:

To access Progress Reports & Report Cards
Open iParent

 Documents  - Report Cards
Available Document Labeled G(6,7 or 8)-PR-T1-102717 (for classes that meet on a daily basis)  and or G6-PR-Q1-102717 (for 6th Grade FLEX class quarter 1 report)
Go to View : open with an adobe file.

Another reminder about the upcoming Flu Shot Clinics:

This year we will ONLY be providing FLU SHOTS at these schools:

School-based flu clinics will be offered again this year to Westford Academy, Blanchard and Stony Brook Middle School students this fall.  Details (including dates and restrictions) will be sent to parents via the WPS Billboard listserv, WPS Superintendent’s email, and the Westford Board of Health listserv.  Information will not be mailed to the students’ homes. Please register your child on our Westford Health Dept website or call 978-692-5509 for further information. November 7, 2017 at Westford Academy 7 am (before school)
  • November 8, 2017 at Stony Brook Middle School 7:45 am
  • November 9, 2017 at Blanchard Middle School 7:45 am

Principal Antonelli from Westford Academy reached out to me earlier in the week and asked if we could share the following information with you:

3rd Annual Rajiv Paluri International Night:

Many of you may remember three years ago when a young boy from the Blanchard Middle School, named Rajiv Paluri was taken from us in a skiing accident at the Nashoba Ski Area.  To honor his memory we hosted a half time presentation with a moment of silence at the football game on October 21st and on November 4th we are hosting the Third Annual Rajiv Paluri International Night.  Rajiv loved many things besides his family; three of his joys were football, the fall, and different types of foods.  In honor of his memory, we are hoping you will support these events.

If you are to willing to drop of soda, water, or snack items, please email Mrs. Hilary Langille with your donation items. Store bought food items cookies, chips, cheese and crackers or perhaps cut up fruit would be great.  We would ask you to drop off your meal at 4:30 PM on Saturday, November 4, 2017 by the WA cafeteria doors.  Looking at the high school, right side, by the granite blocks.

Many local restaurants will be supplying some main dishes for the event and there will be plenty of PIZZA for the young ones.

We would love for you to then come back to join us a 5:30 mingle with Rajiv's family.  THE EVENT is also a THROWBACK TEEN CENTER for students.  All kinds of activities for the student body.

Donations of $5 per person will be accepted at the door and will be supporting the Rajiv Paluri Memorial Foundation.  

Please email with your donation item.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Dr. Christopher Chew
Stony Brook School
Westford, MA 01886
(978) 692-2708

From your PTO
PTO General Meeting – Open to all
Monday, October 30 at 4pm
Stony Brook Café
We are so grateful for the donations that have come in and we can't move forward with a lot of our events without your support.  Donate Today!
We have a $25,000 goal this year and your support is critical. 100% of all donations go directly to programming, technology, staff appreciation, student activities and other WMSPTO supported activities. Be sure to look at your company's matching gift program!
Join us – we are looking for a publicity chair and an events co-chair for Blanchard. Contact PTO President, Liz Cerasuolo, for details. 
Contact us at or visit to learn more.

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