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Friday, March 30, 2018
Good morning,

Just a few updates for you today.


EXCITING NEWS: A new varsity athletic program at W.A.- Westford Academy Varsity Crew Team!  Please support this new team and enjoy a great meal at Bamboo!

Bamboo Fundraiser to support the Westford Academy Varsity Crew Team:

Bamboo Restaurant in Westford will host a fundraiser on Wednesday, April 4th. All attendees please mention the "Westford Academy Crew Team fundraiser" to your server, and Bamboo will donate 20% of the proceeds to the Westford Academy Varsity Crew Team:. This will include takeouts and dine in and is an all day event. Bamboo will be send out an email to all of Bamboo's customers to let them know about this event. Please tell your friends and other families.  All proceeds will be used to support our new Westford Academy Varsity Crew Team.

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

UNDERCLASSMEN SEMI FORMAL
Students, Parents & Guardians, we are happy to announce that we were able to reschedule the Underclassmen Semi Formal. The new date is Saturday, April 28th, 2018. Same time (7:00 PM -10:00 PM), same place (Westford Academy cafeteria). Over the next several weeks, students may purchase tickets from Mrs. Jozokos in room 121 before and after school. During the week leading up to the dance (April 23 - April 27), tickets will again be on sale at all four lunches. We will be going back to the original price of $10 in advance and $15 at the door. If you have purchased a ticket and cannot go to the dance on this new date, please see Mrs. Jozokos in room 121 as soon as possible for a refund. If you have purchased a ticket and misplaced it, have no fear, we have your name on a list and you will be all set! Please let us know if you have any questions. Mrs. Jozokos & Mrs. Rybicki, SADD & Project Purple Advisors.

Senior Parents/Guardians: The 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, 2018  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”
If you would like to purchase a shout-out, please fill out the Google form here: https://goo.gl/forms/54rw9EIR1c917EB72
Feel free to email me with any questions!
Janet Fonden
English and Journalism Teacher
WA Ghostwriter Adviser

Comedy Hypnotist Returns to Westford Academy
Comedy Hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. RETURNS to Westford Academy's Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 6th at 7:00 PM. Tickets for this entertaining, family-friendly show are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, if still available. Proceeds to benefit WA's DECA business club. Don't miss out on the funniest event of the year. It has sold out quickly the past two years! For more details, contact WA business teacher John Rogers at jrogers@westfordk12.us

LAST NIGHT 2018
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 www.walastnight.org
  • Donations to support Last Night can be made online at www.walastnight.org/donate 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 volunteer@walastnight.org.
Recycling Fundraiser Saturday, April 7th
Ready for Spring Cleaning? Clean out your house and support Westford Troop 95's 3rd Annual Electronics Recycling Fundraiser!  Our event will be held Saturday, April 7th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Miller School (1 Mitchell Way.)  Please see our website for items accepted and nominal fees charged: http://www.westfordtroop95.com Proceeds benefit Troop 95. Thank you for your support! We will also have a small quantity of LED light bulbs, desk lamps and smart power strips for sale. Also bring along your gently-used, wearable pairs of shoes this year to support Miller School's fundraising program called ShoeBox Recycling.  Donated shoes are shipped around the world for resale and reuse. Our schools earn $20 for each filled box of shoes! ShoeBox Recycling money goes directly toward funding our schools' many activities, including arts and education programs. We are also partnering with The Mary's Community Thrift Store to increase our schools' profits. Shoes must be in wearable condition, without holes in the soles, cannot be wet or mildewed, and must have shoelaces if they are necessary for the shoe to function.

Have a nice weekend.

Jim Antonelli

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

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