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Friday, February 9, 2018
Good afternoon,

Plenty of information for you to review.  Have  a good afternoon.

A letter to 8th grade parents can be found in the Principal's Corner of the Westford Academy Web Page or


Dear Parents of all juniors:

You are invited to our Junior Parent Night on Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30 PM in the Westford Academy PAC. The Guidance Counselors will review the entire process for post-secondary planning, including the college search process. Your students received the same presentation on Wednesday, February 7 during advisory.




Seniors - Graduation Caps & Gowns
Seniors who have not ordered their cap and gown, please pick up the “Instructions For Late Cap & Gown Orders" (available on the counter in the Main Office.) Also, please speak with Mrs. Langille if you have any questions, and please let her know if you will be wearing a sibling's robe so that you can be taken off the "outstanding order list.”

Chinese New Year Celebration at WA
The Chinese Program at Westford Academy is holding a night of entertainment and festivities on February 10 at the Westford Academy cafeteria to celebrate Chinese New Year, the year of the dog.  We would like to invite everyone in our community to have an unforgettable evening together. Event highlights include an authentic all-you-can-eat Chinese New Year dinner sponsored by Bamboo restaurant, lion Dance, Dragon Dance, and acrobatics by Chinese Folk Art Workshop Boston. Fantastic performances by Mandarin Program students! Prizes for every guest. Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018. Time: 5:00-8:30 PM. Place: Westford Academy Cafeteria and Performing Art Center. Tickets: $20/Adult, $15/Student, Free/3 years old and under. To purchase tickets, please email Ms. Li at You may also purchase tickets from Mandarin Club members: Ethan Thai, Joey Shen, Sophie Zhu, Yun-Tien Chen, Ria Chawla, Ronan OíConnor, Anthony Pappalardo, Grace Yao, Sriharsha Ayyagary, Georgia Shen, Chris Brady and Sam Pizette

Sustainable Westford
Sustainable Westford presents a film screening of "A PLASTIC OCEAN'~with post Q&A. Sunday, March 4 at 5:00 - 7:30 PM. Location: First Parish Church United, 48 Main St, Westford. FREE - Open to the public.  Pre-register: Five door prizes and free chip, dip & crostini, please thank our food sponsor Evviva Cucina. Post Q&A with Mark Myles, a sustainability professional for nearly 20 years. Retired Director of the Education program at Toxic Use Reduction Institute at UMASS Lowell.

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

Dear Students, Parents & Guardians,
With the upcoming course selection process for students, we wanted to bring a new course to your attention.   The course is titled WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT.  It is a new elective course that will be offered through the English and Wellness Departments.  A brief description is below:
049 - WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT CP1 2.5 credits
What makes women feel EMPOWERED?  How can this understanding help women to be more resilient individuals and to be more active participants in the global society? Answers to these questions will be explored through this new semester elective offered through the English and Wellness departments.  Topics include Women in History, The Role of Women in Society, Domestic Violence and Gender Equality/Equity.  The course includes personal goal-setting, confidence building techniques, and daily self-reflection. All genders welcome.
This is a class open to ALL students in grades 10-12 next year.  We'd like to stress the importance of ALL GENDERS WELCOME.  Although the course may seem like it is geared to female students, it is important to recognize the role everyone can play in making our community, nation and world a more safe and productive place for women.  
If you have any questions about the course, please feel free to contact us.
Melanie Jozokos ( & Kyle Kucaj ( 

Have a great weekend!  Jim Antonelli

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

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