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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Good afternoon,

I am sending my Friday email one day early.  A team from Westford Academy will be attending a Challenge Success Conference this weekend at Stanford University in California.  Once the team returns the plan is to share our findings with the entire school community.  You may recall, last spring I shared with you the results from the Challenge Success Survey of Westford Academy students.  As a result of the survey we have made some small changes to help with the stressors of high school.  This weekend we will delve deeper into the survey results and will follow up with specific recommendations from the team of professionals at Stanford.  Exciting work ahead.  Stay tuned!


There is a link below for the Back-to-School Event
October 5, 2017
Parent Information Letter:


Other Announcements:

Student Dismissals
If a Parent/Guardian wishes to have their child dismissed, please adhere to the following: Provide a note given to the attendance secretary. OR: contact the attendance line at 978-692-5570 then press #1. AND: Have your child pick up their dismissal note from the Attendance Secretary. Please note that a dismissal is NOT valid unless these steps are followed.  Westford Academy has a population of 1700+ students, please assist us with the dismissal process by following these steps.

School Picture Day/Student ID's - October 4th
Student Identification photos will be taken by LifeTouch on Wednesday, October 4th during the school day.  Student ID's allow students to take advantage of commercial and retail discounts offered by local merchants and can be used for field trips and conferences which typically require student status identification.  The photo ID may be requested at co-curricular events.
The photos taken will also be available for purchase.

The College Process - Class of 2018
This week, the Counseling Department presented about the college process to the Class of 2018 and their parents/guardians. For those interested, the slide show can be found on the WA Guidance website under "Senior Parent Night 2017-2018" or by following this link. http://wa.westfordk12.us/pages/WestfordWA_guidance/presentations/Senior%20Parent%20Night%202017-2018.pdf. We look forward to working with you over the next few months.

WESTFORD ACADEMY'S DECA CLUB BACK FOR BUSINESS
WA has just started its 2017-18 school year and so has its nationally recognized DECA Business Club.  The largest high school business club in Massachusetts for the last several years (400+ members) is encouraging each of its student members to "Build Your Legacy". DECA is a competition-driven club, which uses real-life business scenarios to improve students' problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. Each club member has the opportunity to win thousands of dollars in scholarship money and this year's goal is the international competition held in April in Atlanta, Georgia. DECA's annual Student/Parent Information Night will be held on Tuesday, September 26th and conveniently repeated on Wednesday, September 27th from 7:00 - 7:30 PM in the WA PAC. It is open to any interested student or parent and is required of all new and returning members. A presentation of pertinent club information, followed by a Q & A with Advisors/Officers and membership registration will highlight the event.

Nurses Clinic:
If your student has been diagnosed with a life threatening allergy and is prescribed an epipen, please have them bring their epipen order form and 1 epipen to our clinic.  Please note that these items must be in our clinic in order for your child to participate in any field trips.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call or email me.  Thank you.
Kathy Bourdeau BSN, RN, CWOCN
Westford Academy School Nurse
978-692 5570 ext. 2115/2137

Mr. WA- Senior Class Fund-raiser
Please note that the date for Mr. WA will be changed due to the observance of Yom Kippur, which begins at sundown on September 29, 2017.  A new date will be selected and shared with the entire Westford Academy School Community.  Thank you, The Westford Academy Administration

FAME
Fame  is a non-profit parent volunteer organization that has been supporting music education at all grade levels of Westford Public Schools since 1983. We are currently looking for parent volunteers to join us this year. Whether you can volunteer for just one event or a few hours a month, we invite you to our first meeting of the year on Thursday 9/21/2017 at 7 PM at Westford Academy room 108. Thank you for those who submitted the survey at the end of the school year. For those of you who did not get a chance and would like to help us better serve our music students and teachers, please complete our short (5 minutes) FAME Survey by September 30th, 2017.  We value your feedback and look forward to your suggestions and ideas!
Click on the link: FAME SURVEY 2017

Have a great weekend.  Jim Antonelli

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

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