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Good afternoon,

Westford Academy Holiday Bazaar   tomorrow- 9:00PM-3:00 PM- come on by!  Hundreds of vendors selling arts and crafts and tons of food being sold by the Foreign Language Department.  I hope to see you!

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO: CREW Athletes and Parents
This week Athletic Director Adam Gagne and I met with Town Manager,  Jodi Ross to discuss the Westford-Littleton Crew Program.  With the support of the Town Manager and the Superintendent of Schools we are moving towards having the crew program be part of the varsity athletic program at Westford Academy.  All of us are very excited about this opportunity and in the next few weeks we will be ironing out the details.  Please stay tuned for more information.  

This Holiday Season give the gift of laughter and wonder to your parents  and those hard to buy for people on your list. Tickets will also be on sale at the bazaar this Saturday, December 2, 2017!

Westford Academy Trustees Scholarship Fundraising Event
To provide scholarships in all academic areas and financial aid to deserving students

Four-Handed Illusions:
An Intimate Evening of Laughs & Wonder

Illusionists Joel Acevedo and Steve Kradolfer join their talents in a performance that is engaging, hilarious, and mystifying. Recently voted Best Theater Group by the Boston A-List, you will experience the wonder of magic right before your eyes. The show is a combination of intelligent comedy and amazing magic; a show you won't want to miss.

Friday, January 19, 2018
Westford Academy Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Ticket prices will be $40 per person. Student and senior citizen ticket price of $20 per person. If you have questions, please call Lori at 781-953-3344 or register online at:

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 (Karin Brown). 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 (Karin Brown). 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.

Parents of AP students
Parents of AP students are reminded that the online registration process for the May 2018 exams will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, December 1.  Registration information is available on the WA Guidance website.  Thank you!

From the Westford Academy Guidance Department
Wednesday, December 6 is the Career Exploration Breakfast for the entire sophomore and junior classes.  As a reminder attendance is mandatory for all grade 10 AND 11 students. On Tuesday afternoon, students can check the bulletin board outside the school store for table assignments.  The goal of this event is to connect schoolwork to career awareness and readiness beyond Westford Academy.  

Senior Capstone Update:
Seniors will learn about the capstone application process during Advisory on Thursday, December 7.  It is very important seniors are present for this presentation.  Drop-in hours will be available for seniors to have questions pertaining to Capstone or the application process answered.  The first two drop-in sessions will be Wednesday, December 13 and Wednesday, December 20 during all four lunches in Guidance. A wealth of information is available on the School to Careers Website .

WA Compost Leaf Pile Party!
Jump into our big leaf pile and help us stuff leaves into WA's compost bins. We use fallen leaves, delivered from Parks and Recreation, as our main source of carbon to make compost at Westford Academy. We need your help to store these leaves in our compost bins. Students can earn Community Service Hours by participating in this event. Bring a Community Service form, available in the school office, to this event to be signed. Location: Westford Academy's compost bins (near the recycling dumpsters) When: Friday, December 1st, 2:15-4:30 PM. Rain Date: Sunday, December 3rd, 9:30-12:30 PM. RSVP to Sharon at to receive an email notice if we need to use the rain/snow date. Invite your friends and family to join us for a fun day in the leaves. Thank you for supporting Westford Academy composting!

BLANCHARD THEATRE ARTS presents Children's Letters to God - Friday, December 1st at 7:00 PM and Saturday, December 2nd at 1:30 PM and 7:00 PM at the Blanchard Middle School located at 14 West Street. General Admission Tickets: Evening Performances $10, Saturday Matinee $5. Tickets will be sold at Blanchard on Monday at 7:30-8:15 PM, Tuesday at 6:30-7:15 PM, Wednesday at 5:30-6:15 PM, Thursday at 4:30-5:15 PM, and one hour before each performance. Children's Letters to God is a Musical Comedy and is based on the international best-selling book of the same name by Stuart Hample and Eric Marshall.  The musical is not religious in nature, but rather explores common life issues - turning 13, divorce, loss of a pet, wanting to be like everyone else, holidays, first love, sibling rivalry, challenges of not being athletic and moving away - through the lives of 5 young friends. Children's Letters to God is appropriate for all ages.

Have a great weekend.  Be sure to visit the Holiday Bazaar tomorrow.  9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Jim Antonelli

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

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