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A slow thaw...update
Students will most likely be tired this weekend after a full week of school:?)

Looking outside it is hard to remember with all the snow that we are in our first week of spring.  But if you look close enough, you can see the buds on the trees and feel the optimism in the air.

With winter slowly receding, it is a good time to remember those in need as we enter warmer weather, as well.  The generosity and compassion of our students throughout the fall and winter has been heartwarming and now we turn our attention to the changing needs that comes with spring and summer.  As many families look to spring cleaning and time for renewal, others are struggling from the harshness of winter and are trying to recover.

8th Grader Michael Shyjan is currently serving as the Westford Ambassador to Project 351 Along with alumni from the program Emily Blagg and Megan Tierney, he is looking for help from the Westford community.

Project 351 + Cradles to Crayons =

A Lot of Good FOR Young People FROM Young People

Project 351 is inspired by an unwavering belief that young people lead in powerful and transformative ways in every community in Massachusetts. And, when united, they are an unstoppable force for kindness and community strength. Each January, a new Class of 351 diverse 8th graders is united, who lead with kindness, compassion, humility, and gratitude for a year of unique service and leadership development opportunities. (Project

Please support us, your Westford Project 351 Ambassadors, as we are committed along with 350 eighth graders throughout Massachusetts to assist Cradles to Crayons bringing joy, comfort and self-esteem to thousands of children (ages newborn - 12 years) across the state through clothing collection.

Kindly Donate. Please Help.

* Accepting clothing, coats and footwear donations through April 6th

* New or gently used clothing and footwear for children Quality = Dignity

* Clothes/coats: children sizes: 0 - 20, adult sizes: small - med: (ages newborn - 12 years)

* Footwear: 0-13 kids, youth/adult size: 1-10

(adult sized clothes & shoes should be appropriate styles for a child/youth)

* Drop off locations: Nabnasset, Abbot, Crisafulli, Stony Brook, Blanchard and WA schools

With gratitude,

Michael Shyjan 2018 Ambassador, Megan Tierney P351 Alumni, Emily Blagg P351 Alumni

We will have containers in which to collect donations near the main lobby here at Stony Brook.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Recently, it was necessary to cancel our portion of the previously scheduled Town-Wide Chorus Concert due to the delayed winter weather showing up much closer to our anticipated spring.  Now, in the midst of a more seasonal thaw, the event has been rescheduled.  It will now take place Monday, March 26th @ 7pm in the WA PAC.  As a reminder, this portion of the Town-Wide Chorus Concert features the Stony Brook, Day, Abbot, and Westford Academy singers. There will be a suggested donation of $5 per family at the door.

Have wonderful weekend.

Enjoy the thaw,


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

Middle School PTO Thanks You!
What fantastic support we have gotten from all of our badgering over the past few weeks. We have been coming at you from all angles to get our fundraising goal met. We are creeping up there and we thank you for all of your support. If you haven't donated, please do! Our goal is $24,000 and we are almost to $9,000 and we are WAY into the school year so we need to hustle here, people!!! Learn how and why to donate here:
WMSPTO is on Facebook - check it out!

Learn more about the WMSPTO by visiting our website:

Upcoming PTO Meetings - Get involve and you never know, the Ice Cream Truck for adults (coffee, wine, whatever) just might come to your house in the next snow storm. Not sure what this means, come to a PTO meeting and find out :)

3/27, 4pm, Blanchard Library
4/4, 7pm, Location TBA
4/25, 4pm, Stony Brook Cafe

Follow us on Facebook for meeting updates and alerts.

6th Grade TEEN NIGHT!! Our 6th Grade Teen Night is on Friday, April 6
for sixth grade students from both Stony Brook and Blanchard. Activities
include: DJ, floor hockey, basketball,board games, karaoke, snacks.  It takes place at Blanchard at 7pm.
VOLUNTEERS are needed to make it a successful night. Please see the sign up genius link below to volunteer.  It's a fun,
fast evening and we'd love to have you join us!  Please note that all
volunteers will need a CORI through WASA, even if you already have a WPS CORI. Feel free to email Barbie Goodhue with any
questions @ The Volunteer link at Sign up Genius
can be found @  We are seeking volunteers to shadow
us to take over for next year.  Please let us know if interested.

WESTFORD Parks and Recreation TENNIS Program

It does not look like it yet but spring tennis, hopefully, will start on April 23-June 14th.

Middle School Travel Team: APRIL 5th Try-Outs 

TRY OUTS: Sign up in the office for APRIL 5th after school 215p-3:15p 

Tennis practice: Both Blanchard and Stony Brook players at 2:15-4:30p at the Stony Brook courts.  

Rate Includes: All practice with coaches, bus transportation to away matches, Fee $310.00

Match Dates: TBA 8-10 matches durning the practice times midweek.

For more information  contacted:  978-656-1371 or

Coach Donna Holmes:

Stony Brook Middle School  |  9 Farmer Way, Westford, MA 01886  |  ph: (978) 692-2708  |  fx: (978) 692-5391

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