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Friday, March 24, 2017
Good afternoon,

FYI- I hope to see many of you tomorrow.

Westford Town Meeting: March 25, 2017, 10:00 AM, Abbot School Gymnasium Non-Residents and Residents who are Non-Registered Voters are welcome to attend
Town Meeting; however, due to the anticipated high volume of attendees, they will seated in the cafeteria and watching the meeting remotely.


Below are the dates, times, and locations of Team/Program Parent Nights. There will be no general meeting this Spring.  

Boys' Volleyball (All teams) Thursday March 30th 630pm in Main Gym, followed by Varsity practice at 7pm.

Baseball Meeting - (All teams) Wednesday March 29th 6:45 PM Lecture Hall RM 144

Softball (All teams) Monday March 27th 6:30 PM Upper Cafeteria

Track And Field Wednesday March 29th 6:30 PM Upper Cafeteria

Girls Lacrosse (All teams) Monday March 27th   6:00 PM Library

Girls Tennis and Boys Tennis TBA

Daniel Twomey
Director of Athletics
Westford Public Schools

Other Announcements:

Options Fair - Friday, March 31st
The Westford Academy Guidance Department will be holding an Options Fair on Friday, March 31st during all four lunches.  The purpose of the fair is to provide students with information about alternatives to the four-year college track after high school.  The following organizations will be attending: Maverick Technical Institute - Certificate Program, Alexander Academy Cosmetology and Beauty School - Certificate Program, Mount Wachusett Community College - Two-Year College, Peterson School - Technical Program, Division of Professional Licensure - Multiple Licenses, Northern Essex Community College - Two-Year College, United States Navy and Military, Workers Credit Union - Financial/Employment, Middlesex Community College and Dual Enrollment Program -Two-Year College, Universal Technical Institute - Technical Program, Continental Academie of Hair Design - Certificate Program, Nashoba Valley Technical High School Post-Secondary Program - Technical Program, United States Marine Corps & Military, UPS - Employment, Army National Guard - Military, Rustic Pathways - Gap Year Programs, Metropolitan Pipe and Supply - Employment

WA Art Show
The Art Department will be hosting an art show from Tuesday, March 28th at 3:00 PM until Friday, March 31st at 3:00 PM. Artwork that was created this school year will be selected by art teachers and displayed in the Westford Academy Bell Lobby. Please stop by with family and friends to view over a hundred beautiful student artworks on display.

Graduation Shout-out to Seniors - WA Ghostwriter
The end of your child's high school career is near! We know you have many different ways to commemorate the occasion, but we'd like to offer another possibility. The staff of the student newspaper, The WA Ghostwriter, invites you to purchase a graduation shout-out for your son or daughter.  We publish a printed June edition of the newspaper that is distributed at graduation.  Since it features a list of the graduates' college destinations, it tends to be a hot commodity! We are selling four different shout-out spaces this year. ( Deadline for submitting all materials and payment: April 13, 2017. The Ghostwriter staff will design your shout-out at no additional cost! Photos that work well: senior portraits (that you have a release for), baby pictures, candids, close up and clear photos. Photos that do not work well: Iphone photos, blurry or unfocused photos. Message example: “We are so proud of you Sam!  We know you will do well in college and succeed at UConn!  We hope you always stay true to yourself and follow your dreams!  Love, Mom and Dad”. Feel free to email me with any questions!
Janet Fonden
English and Journalism Teacher
WA Ghostwriter Adviser

DECA Business Club-Comedy Hypnotist
After a SOLD-OUT performance last spring, Westford Academy's DECA Business Club has brought back the Comedy Hypnotist - Frank Santos Jr. He'll be performing on Friday, April 7 from 7-8:00 PM in WA's PAC. It's a hilariously funny show you'll never forget and fun for ALL age groups. Tickets will be $10 at the door, if not sold out beforehand. Email DECA Advisor, John Rogers at "" to reserve your tickets in advance for only $8.

18th Annual FAME Dinner Dance
The 18th Annual FAME Dinner Dance  is exactly 2 weeks away. It will take place at the First Parish Church United - Fellowship Hall on Friday, April 7, 2017, 6 - 10 PM. Join us to enjoy an evening of music, conversation, dinner and dancing!  This year's Dinner Dance will feature: Westford Academy Jazz & Dance bands, Westford String Troubadour Ensemble, Members of the Westford Academy Honors Choir, and Westford Chamber Music Ensemble. Tickets are available until April 3, 2017 here and are $55/person or tables for 8 for $440. You may also purchase tickets by calling FAME at 978.496.9296. (All proceeds will directly support our music students, teachers, and programs.) Buffet dinner by Coleman Catering of Groton MA; Appetizers and desserts and cash bar with wine and beer available.  FAME (Friends Advancing Music Education), a non-profit 501(c)3 parent volunteer organization, has been supporting music education at all grade levels of Westford Public Schools since 1983. To learn more about FAME, and to sign up to volunteer (both parents and students) and to provide snacks and drinks for student musicians, please visit our website at

WA Last Night 2017 is the all-night, substance-free celebration for our Westford Academy graduating seniors, which will be held on Friday, June 2nd starting at 10pm. With almost 100% participation, Last Night is a highlight for WA graduates. It takes over 200 volunteers and many, many generous donors to make this evening a success. Parents of all students from K to 12, are encouraged to volunteer.  Donations can be made online at or please send your contribution to: WA Last Night 2017, PO Box 4079, Westford, MA 01886. All gifts are tax-deductible.  To volunteer, contact Volunteer Coordinator Cindy McKeen at or come to an upcoming volunteer event to sign up and process your CORI form.  Cindy will be at Panera from 7 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 15th and Wednesday, March 29th.  You can also sign up before the monthly Last Night meeting in the WA Lecture Hall (Room 144) on Wednesday, April 5th from 6:45 to 7:00 PM. For more information, please see the Last Night website at

Have a great weekend.  Jim Antonelli

Westford Academy   •   30 Patten Road  •  Westford, MA 01886   •   Tel: (978) 692-5570

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