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Friday, May 4, 2018
Good afternoon,

The Month of May is here and I sure hope the weather continues to improve.  Next week our Advanced Placement Exams begin for many of our students.  Best of luck!  The Junior Cotillion is scheduled for next weekend at Kimball's Farm in Westford.  It is a very special night for our students beginning with pictures at W.A. at 6:00 PM on Westford Academy's Trustees Field, then to Kimball's for a BBQ, Ice Cream, "dancing under the stars" and buckets of golf balls to be hit into the lights.  Our students always look great and it's a fun and safe environment for all those who attend.  Nothing more eye catching then seeing a young man in a tuxedo or a young woman in a gown and heels hitting golf balls and eating ice cream!

I hope to see many of you next weekend on the field at W.A.

Just a reminder to all students and their parent/guardians that the next Distance Learning for Day # 2 is due on Saturday, May, 19th by 8:00 AM.  Students may hand in their assignments at any other time before the May 19th deadline.

CLASS OF 2018 - Students and Parents please read the SENIOR EXPECTATION LETTER from Mr. Antonelli outlining expectations for the remainder of the school year.


To the Parents/Guardians of Graduating Seniors:
If your graduating senior has money left on his/her lunch account, you may request a refund OR you may request a transfer of funds to a sibling.  Please contact the Food Service Department by email:   or
All requests must be made by the close of the school year.  NO phone calls please!

The Robin Flynn Team at Keller Williams Realty will collect household items for the non-profit organization Project Home Again. Drop off will be Saturday May 5th from 11:00-1:00 PM at the Keller Williams office at 3 Lan Drive, Westford (behind the Bamboo Restaurant). Please contact Robin Flynn at 978.257.0677 or at for additional information.  To learn about this charity and to see a list of needed donations, please visit or

Graduation Announcements
Graduation Announcements are being sold in the main office.  These are not graduation tickets.  They are simply nice announcements to serve as a keepsake for graduation or to send to family members.  The cost is $2.00 per announcement (10 announcements per family while they last.)  Please see Mrs. Langille in the Main Office to purchase.

Graduation Details - June 1, 2018
Graduation will be held on Friday, June 1, 5:30 PM, on the Westford Academy Alumni Field  (First rain date: Saturday, June 2, 5:30 PM.  Second rain date: Sunday, June 3, 2:00 PM) NO TICKETS ARE NEEDED and you may bring an many guests as you wish!  Our seating is first come, first served.  We rent 1,800 chairs in addition to having the use of our bleacher seats.  We have plenty of handicap parking and have a handicap/elderly drop-off area.  There will be people assisting with traffic flow and parking.

Graduation Photography
Lifetouch will be providing professional photography services at our Graduation scheduled for Friday, June 1st.  Please register to be notified when event images and proofs are available for purchase @ Complimentary proof sets will be mailed home within 14 business days. Please do not set up cameras during the ceremony as they detract from others' view.

Remember All The Balloons Last Year?
The Westford Education Foundation is doing it again. Send your favorite WA Class of 2018 graduates shiny maroon and silver Mylar balloons as a fun way to congratulate them on this big accomplishment. Imagine hundreds of balloons decorating mailboxes and front porches of WA seniors throughout town on graduation day.  Balloons are just $6 each.  An array of six balloons to the same address (ordered at the same time) is $30. The deadline to order balloons is THURSDAY, May 24, 2018.  Go to for the balloon order form. Be sure to include the grads' names, addresses, and your own personal note for each recipient, and WEF will take care of the rest. Balloons will be delivered the day before graduation. Questions? Contact Kelly Guthrie at Proceeds from balloon sales help WEF fund a wide variety of innovative educational and professional development grants for Westford schools, as well as two scholarships to graduating seniors majoring in education. The Westford Education Foundation is grateful for your support.

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
  • Seniors that have not yet registered for Last Night can pick up copies of the registration form in the office, if needed. Please turn in your registrations ASAP.  Completed registration forms can be dropped off in the office.

Have a great weekend! Jim

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

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