6th Annual Turkey Trot Annual Run/Walk for Billerica Education!

Registration is now open for the 5th annual Billerica Turkey Trot! It will be held at the Marshall Middle School on Floyd St. in Billerica on Sunday November 19th.

10:00- Free Tot Trot (ages 11 and under) around the Marshall Middle School track. The Tot Trot is free for everyone 11 and under, and includes a free tee shirt.

11:00- And they’re off! 5K for runners and walkers of all ages- officially timed by RaceWire. The 5K starts and ends at the Marshall Middle School, traveling through the surrounding roads and neighborhoods.

$25 – Preregistration online—No Registration Fee! Or $25 by mail
$30 – Day of Race registration
$15 – Senior Citizens
$10 – Pre-registration for students ages 13 and under who are running/walking the 5K
*Family Cap: $75 (registrations can only be sent in the mail for this option)

11:30-12:30- Post-Race Fun and Activities: Dancing, Zumba, arts and crafts, face painting, tons of food, bouncy house and more! There will also be an award ceremony.

T-Shirts! 
All paid 5K registrants will receive a free tee-shirt if the registration is received by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, November 9.

We will also be having a turkey toss!  …. $5 tickets available at runner  registration pick
up. There will be a 50/50 and prizes!

You can register for the Tot Trot and the 5K online at Racewire.com
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Paint Night Fundraiser

Come paint your own glassware and “UNCORK YOUR CREATIVE SIDE!”
You choose the glass you would like to paint/design, we provide all materials to help you make your creativity come to life!

Thursday October 19, 7-10pm at the Billerica Elks, 14 Webb Brook Rd. Billerica.

Event fee: $35, Link to purchase tickets
Includes glass, glass paint, brushes, and all supplies needed.

Feeling extra creative? You can add an extra glass the night of the event for $15 or purchase a hand painted glass for $25.

Teens are welcome.

All funds raised benefit the Billerica Partners for Education innovative classroom grants program.

Instructor: Sherry Hoffman
Sherry.hoffman@drinkablearts.com

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Honor Thy Teacher, 2017

It is hard to believe that it is already April with only two months until the end of another school year.  May 1-5 is Teacher Appreciation Week, a time when the hard work of teachers across the country is celebrated.  However, every day of the school year, your children have benefitted from the exceptional Billerica teachers, administrators and staff to motivate, educate and inspire them to be the best they can be. Please support their efforts and honor their dedication to our children by donating to the Sixth Annual “Honor Thy Teacher” Campaign.

Proceeds from this campaign will go directly to support the innovative grant program sponsored by the Billerica Partners for Education (BPE).   Over the last several years, the Partners have given over $280,000 to teachers in the Billerica Public Schools through competitive grants.  These grants directly benefit Billerica’s children with innovative programs spanning math, science, history, geography, and the arts—programs that would not, under normal circumstances, be funded through the operating budget.

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The suggested donation is $10 for each teacher or staff member, such as administrators, secretaries or custodians that you would like to honor.   The deadline for “Honor Thy Teacher” is Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Honor Thy Teacher Program

We will celebrate the honored Billerica Public Schools teachers, administrators and staff by:

  • Providing honored teachers and staff with a certificate
  • Listing all honored teachers and staff in the Billerica Minuteman
  • Sharing honoree names with the Superintendent and Principals as well as  the Billerica School Committee
  • Ensuring that your donation goes directly to support the innovative grant program sponsored by the BPE
  • Holding a ceremony to be held at the Annual Billerica Partners for Education Meeting on May 10, 2017

The Billerica Partners for Education is a non-profit organization that raises funds to enhance the quality of education in Billerica’s public schools. Visit www.bped.org to learn more about the work of the Partners.  Any questions about the Honor Thy Teacher campaign can be directed to Dede Galdston, Vice President, Billerica Partners for Education, at dgaldston@billericak12.com.   You can submit your nominations online at the bped.org website or you can use the attached form.

With great appreciation,

Dede Galdston, Assistant Superintendent and Vice President, Billerica Partners for Education

 

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2017 Talent show thank yous and results

We had a great talent show and want to thank everyone who helped:

Our elementary school coordinators, without whom we wouldn’t have a show:
Kennedy: Linda Alleca
Hajjar: Alicia Redding, Kerri Gagnon, & Carolyn Heffernan
Parker: David Palmerino (who also ran the sound board)
Ditson: Tricia Mahoney
Vining: Kathy Skelton, Alicia Clarke, & Kimberly McDermott
Dutile: Audrey Xintaropoulos, Meredith Lovell

Our emcee Tony Garas, our judges and tally people who had a tough job with all this talent!

Our volunteers: Caitlin Barbas, Alex Silva, Jim Mahoney, Sherry Hoffman, Sandra Giroux, Mike Stevens and Michael Ashe (who worked with David and handled the sound and videography)
Our student volunteers: Troy Eakman, Christina Fulgoni, Lindsey Erlandson, Halle Sulfaro, Sarah Meehan, Susanna Gillis, Jimmy Mahoney, Nick Palmerino, Kelly and Ryan Alleca, Rachel Maffeo and Boston Bergeron.

The Billerica Partners for Education

All the performances were amazing, below are listed the 6 top scorers in each age group:

Grades K-2

Sumedha Giridharan & Prerna Joshi, Grade 2, Dutile, Performing Two Northern India Dance Styles,”Garba & Dandiya”by D.Bhaje

Briggs Goodwin, Grade K, Ditson, performing a Comedy Routine

Abby Farmer, Grade 2, Ditson, Dancing to”24K Magic” by Bruno Mars

Aine Deslaurier, Grade 1, Hajjar, Irish Step Dance to “Coming up to Boston”

Cosette Cardenas, Grade 2, Parker, Singing “Maybe” from Annie

Rose Lewis, Grade 2, Kennedy, Playing on Piano “I Don’t Know My Name” and “Peace of an Angel”

Grades 3-5

Haidyn Schneider, Grade 3, Kennedy, Singing “You raise me up”

Lindsey Graham, Grade 4, Dutile, Dancing to “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley

Kyle McLaughlin, Grade 4, Kennedy, Singing “This Town”

Joel Senoga, Grade 5, Vining, Dancing to “No Limit” by Usher

Maggie Cabbot, Grade 4, Kennedy Playing on Piano “Imagine”

Gabriel Kisekka, Grade 3, on Piano & Chloe Kisekka, Grade 4, Dutile on Vocals to “Let It Be” by The Beatles

Congratulations and hope to see everyone next year!

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2017 Town Wide talent show details

Here is everything you need to know for the town wide show, including the lineup:

Rehearsal:

March 24th, 2017  (Rehearsal times are approximate)

Grades K-2, acts 1-18: 4:30-5:30/ Grades 3-5 acts 19 and up: 6:30-7:30

Show Date:   Saturday, March 25, 2017,

At the Marshall Middle Auditorium, Floyd Street Billerica

Grades K-2 will be in acts 1-18

~ INTERMISSION ~

Grades 3-5 will be in acts 19-36.
Information for those performing in the Talent Show

*Arrival Time for Check In: 1:30,  PLEASE BE ON TIME, there will be a balloon at the table.

*Check-in table will be located in the hallway leading to the back stage area.

*This is our first year with a live video feed to BATV!
(There will be a permission slip for parents to sign at check-in.)

*Each performer will be allowed ONE parent/guardian/responsible adult guest that may accompany them into the back stage area.

*Guest passes will be issued at check-in.

*This guest should pick up the performer end of the show.

*Students in the backstage area and auditorium are always chaperoned.

*No food or drink is allowed in the Auditorium!

*We know you may have questions. Please feel free to ask one of our volunteers for help or information. They will have name tags on.

Remember, this is a school event. Please respect other performers, audience members, the school, all our volunteers, and staff. Disrespectful actions could result in disqualification from judging.

PERFORMERS: 

Grades K-2

1. Sumedha Giridharan & Prerna Joshi, Grade 2, Dutile, Performing Two Northern India Dance Styles,”Garba & Dandiya”by D.Bhaje

2. Cedar Stakem, Grade 1, Hajjar, Singing Acapella “The Living Tombstone”

3. Bristol Card, Grade 1, Parker, Reciting Self-Penned Poetry

4. Audrey Fergusson, Vining, Grade 1, Singing “I’m Still Standing”
by Taron Egerton

5. Molly Williams & Evelyn Keane, Grade 1, Kennedy
dancing to “Move it like this”

6. Briggs Goodwin, Grade K, Ditson, performing a Comedy Routine

7. Ella Whitfield, Grade K, Charlotte Whitfield, & Rosalie Reddin, Grade 3, Hajjar, Performing a Self Choreographed Dance & Vocals to “Lost Boy” By Ruth B.

8. Sophia Gallant, Grade 2, Dutile, Singing “Mercy” by Shawn Mendes

9. Patrick Looney, Grade 2, Parker, Singing “Grand Old Flag”

10. Peyton Clark, Alexis Femia, & Elise Skelton, & Joy Senoga, Vining, Grade K, Dancing to “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus

11. Cailyn Strati & Fiona Keough, Grade 1, Kennedy, Performing a Magic Act

12. Abby Farmer, Grade 2, Ditson, Dancing to”24K Magic” by Bruno Mars

13. Aine Deslaurier, Grade 1, Hajjar, Irish Step Dance to “Coming up to Boston”

14. Liam Vincent & Jackson Vincent, Grade 1, Kennedy, Performing
Martial Arts to “Immortals”

15. Cosette Cardenas, Grade 2, Parker, Singing “Maybe” from Annie

16. Dalya Cromwell, Vining, Grade 1, Singing “Mama’s Broken Heart” by Miranda Lambert

17. Rose Lewis, Grade 2, Kennedy, Playing on Piano
“I Don’t Know My Name” and “Peace of an Angel”

18. Olivia Daughenbaugh & Lilian Powers, Grade 2, Ditson, Singing “You Got a Friend in Me” by R. Newman

INTERMISSION

Grades 3-5

19. Vaanathi Sekar, Grade 5, Ditson, Playing on Piano,”Snowfall” by N. Faber & “March of the Clones” by M. Bober

20. Haidyn Schneider, Grade 3, Kennedy, Singing “You raise me up”

21. Maeve Johnson, Grade 4, Singing “Lost Boy” by Ruth B.

22. Danny DiFraia, Grade 3, Parker, Performing a Comedy Routine

23. Lindsey Graham, Grade 4, Dutile, Dancing to “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley

24. Savanah Woods, Meghan Oliveri, & Madison Oliveri, Grade 5, Hajjar, Performing a Gynmastics/Dance Routine to “Me Too” by M. Trainor

25. Brendan Murphy, Grade 3, Ditson, Singing “One Call Away” by Charlie Puth

26. Kyle McLaughlin, Grade 4, Kennedy, Singing “This Town”

27. Joel Senoga, Grade 5, Vining, Dancing to “No Limit” by Usher

28. Mihir Patankar, Grade 5, Parker, Playing on Piano

29. Audrey Macleod, Grade 3, Dutile, Lyrically Dancing to “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten

30. Anushka Dare, Grade 5, Hajjar, Performing a Traditional Indian Dance

31. Jaelyn Proulx, Grade 5, Ditson, Singing “Mercy” by Shawn Mendes

32. Maggie Cabbot, Grade 4, Kennedy Playing on Piano “Imagine”

33. Isabella Stevens, Grade 4, Vining, Singing “Shadows” by Sabrina Carpenter

34. Diego Munoz, Grade 4, Parker, Performing a Comedy Routine

35. Gabriel Kisekka, Grade 3, on Piano & Chloe Kisekka, Grade 4, Dutile on Vocals to “Let It Be” by The Beatles

36. Olivia Norton, Grade 5, Hajjar, Performing a Tumbling Routine to “I was there” by Beyonce

Tickets:

$8.00 Adults
$5.00 Students/Seniors/Teachers

Available for purchase at the door or prior to the show at the Marshall Middle School Friday, March 24th from 4-8pm.  Cash, check or credit cards are accepted.

Please Support the Billerica Partners for Education, Concessions & Raffles will be available For Purchase.

A Huge Thanks goes out to our school Representatives!
Kennedy: Linda Alleca
Hajjar: Alicia Redding, Kerri Gagnon, & Carolyn Heffernan
Parker: David Palmerino
Ditson: Tricia Mahoney
Vining: Kathy Skelton, Alicia Clarke, & Kimberly McDermott
Dutile: Audry Xintaropoulos, Meredith Lovell

Thank you for Supporting The Billerica Partners for Education!

 

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Vining Elementary School 2017 Talent show results

Grades K-2

Audrey Fergusson, Grade 1, Singing I’m Still Standing by Taron Egerton

Dalya Cromwell, Grade 1, Singing Mama’s Broken Heart by Miranda Lambert

Peyton Clark, Alexis Femia, Elise Skelton and a friend,  Kindergarteners Dancing to Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus

Grades 3-5

Isabella Stevens, Grade 4, Singing Shadows by Sabrina Carpenter

Maeve Johnson, Grade 4, Singing Lost Boy by Ruth B.

Fifth Grader, Dancing to No Limit by Usher

The Vining was proud to have representation from every grade and a “full house” of support from our school cheering on their friends and peers.   The PTO wanted to thank a few because we wouldn’t have a Talent Show without them so thank you to:

  • Mrs. Gibelli and the Vining Staff for their leadership and encouragement
  • Our Talent Judges from The Town Wide staff who volunteered their time again at our Talent Show and The Billerica Partners for Education.
  • Catherine Barbas and Taryn Gillis
  • “Mr. Rich” who has gone above and beyond for our students and the PTO for many years
  • Sydney Stevens, our stage hand
  • The Vining PTO who are just working parents like everyone else and volunteered to put this event together after work and on the weekends to be sure our students had tonight – specifically:
  • Alicia Clarke backstage for the night and though not seen, goes above and beyond to be sure each student has a positive experience…. Calming nerves, reassuring. Thanks for being our positivity manager.
  • Melissa Cromwell for printing help at the last minute.
  • Kimberly McDermott who has helped most of our acts with their CDs.  A little unknown: Mrs. McDermott wound up donating her own CDs and buying iTunes songs to be sure every student had equal opportunity and what they needed.
  • Mike Stevens who managed our sound and without his expertise, we would not have had a show.  A little unknown fact: When the school and PTO equipment was not working properly, Mr. Stevens stepped in to fix it and even bought the few pieces needed, himself, to get the system working again.

We are the Vining so we are positive, care about each other, we support each other.  Our Talent Show this year was a great example of that spirit and for that reason, a true success.

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Parker Elementary School 2017 Talent Show Results

The Parker had an evening full of excited performers and audience celebrating our children’s courage and talent tonight.  Our winners are…

Grades K – 2

Cosette Cardenas singing “Maybe” from Annie

Patrick Looney singing “Grand Old Flag”

Bristol Card reciting a homemade poem

Grades 3 – 5

Diego Munoz – comedy

Mihir Patankar – Piano

Kaylee Capone – tap dancing

Danny DiFraia – comedy

Congratulations to our courageous and talented student artists and performers.  Thank you to their families who first instilled their abilities and who continue to foster their talents.

Thank you to Mrs. Sullivan and Mrs. Cochran for their leadership and encouragement.

A big thank you to the wonderful volunteers for all their help and without whom this show could not run so smoothly. Thank you to Catherine Barbas, The Billerica Partners for Education and all of our school art and music teachers who help inspire our children.  Thanks also to Mrs. DeMonico, Ms. Busnach, Mrs. Butler, Mr. Page and to all our Art Judges – Laura Araujo, Ann Iannelli and Wendy Seymour and our Talent Judges – Leah Gagnon, Ann Iannelli and Sherry Hoffman.  Thank you to the PTO, Fran Bilotta and Suzanne Tollis.  These shows would not happen without their help.

Thank you to Mr. Boczenowski and all the Student Government members for an outstanding job hosting our show: Emma Andacic, Aidan Blumenthal, Kaylee Capone, Hayley DeGiorgio, Michael Dupont, Ryan Leslie, Harley Martin, Camryn O’Neill, Nicolas Palmerino, Luke Palmerino, Joshua Palmerino, James Pariseau, Claire Seguin and Alex Whitten.

Thank you to Rhea Barlin for donating our trophies.

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