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Friday, December 22, 2017
Good afternoon,

I wish all of you a wonderful vacation.  If you are traveling to see family and friends, please travel safely.  See you in 2018!


SAVE THE DATE:  On January 16, 2018 the East Coast representative from Stanford University's Challenge Success Program. Mr. Jon Kleiman, will be joining us for a parent presentation at 6:30 PM in the Westford Academy Performing Arts Center.  The focus of this parent evening with be ,”The Well-Balanced Student.”  We hope that you will join us for this special presentation.

If you have any questions please call me at 978-692-5570 ext. 2104


Jim Antonelli and Members of the Westford Academy Challenge Success Team


Tickets are now on sale in the Main Office.  Please see Hilary Mrs. Langille.
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:
There will be music, dessert, and coffee during the intermission.

WA Last Night 2018 is the all-night, substance-free celebration for our Westford Academy graduating seniors, which will be held on Friday, June 1st starting at 10:00 PM. 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.  For more information, please see the Last Night website at:
Donations to support Last Night 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.  It's a great time to make a donation to take advantage of the tax break!
Last Night Needs Volunteers!  Help is always needed at the event, but you can also volunteer before the event.  To volunteer in any capacity, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Cindy McKeen at

Music touches all of us.  It's a universal language that unites us.  For Westford students, music education provides essential skills that help build discipline, confidence, and a sense of belonging.  At FAME (Friends Advancing Music Education), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of parent volunteers, we strive to enrich classroom and extra-curricular learning in general music, band, orchestra, and chorus at all grade levels in the Westford Public Schools.  FAME is the primary organization to award scholarships to graduating Westford Academy seniors in recognition of their dedication and commitment to the study of music and music-related community service.  In addition, we have helped fund music-related  transportation, composition projects, music awards, sheet music and uniforms, and scholarships for summer music camps. To continue our work for the 2017-2018 school year, we need your help!  Please visit the FAME website to make a one-time, tax deductible donation to FAME through our FAME-ous Fundraiser.  This will be FAME's main fundraiser and primary source of funding this year, replacing the Music Cafe and Dinner Dance. To donate by mail, print our form here and send it,  along with a check, to: FAME, PO Box 627, Westford MA 01886.
Thank you for your support!
FAME Volunteers

Day School - Basket Raffle
As part of their work to raise funds for a new playground the Day School has organized a Basket Raffle.  There are eight baskets being raffled, with two of the eight baskets designated for children.  Ticket prices are: One ticket for $1, Six tickets for $5, (15) tickets for $10, and (40) tickets for $20. All ticket order forms and payment must be received in the school office no later than December 18, 2017.  Order forms, with an explanation of basket contents, are also available at:  The final opportunity to purchase tickets is on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the Westford 99 Restaurant (333 Littleton Rd., Westford) between 5:00-10:00 PM.  The drawing for the Basket Raffle winners will take place on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.  Raffle recipients don’t need to be present to be considered the winner.  All winners will be contacted directly.  Thank you for assisting with the effort to make the new playground a reality!

WA Athletic Boosters - Trivia Night
The WA Athletic Boosters invite you to our 4th Annual Trivia Night - All adults welcome! Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Westford Regency. $200/table when purchased in advance, or tickets $25 each. Raffles, cash bar and LOTs of friendly competition! To reserve a table or purchase a ticket:
Contact:  Mark Schladenhauffen - or Kathy Harris - or 978-846-1428

Green Investing & Solar Technology's Future
Sunday, January 14, 2018, First Parish Church United (FPCU), 48 Main St, Westford (upstairs) 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
  • 5:00 PM Join Steve Smith and Melinda Raboin as they will be representing the Investment Committee (FPCU) talking about Fossil Fuel Free and Socially Responsible Investing. There are over 1000 funds now available to investors in these categories, so it is now possible to invest wisely as well as to be green and socially responsible.
  • Then at 6:00 PM, join Steven Mark Salowsky as he shares his knowledge of the Solar industry and the future state of solar technology with an in-depth discussion on rebates and incentives, state and federal credits and what are community solar and solarize campaigns? Why this is the most crucial time for renewable energy and which one is right for you!  This investment is one to prioritize for any financially savvy homeowner. Steven is a Tesla & Solar City Executive and Sustainable Westford BOD member, and a strong voice and advocate for our communities clean energy movement. Make a New Year's Resolution! A joint EDUCATIONAL seminar open to the public - Come Learn - its FREE! RSVP to hold your space:                                   

Have a great weekend and vacation!  Jim Antonelli

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

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