Honor Thy Teacher Program 2014

Dear Billerica Parents,

It is hard to believe that it is almost April with only two months until the end of another school year.  May 5-9 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 child has benefited 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 Third 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.   Over the last several years, the Partners have given over $200,000 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.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

The suggested donation is $10 for each teacher or staff member, including administrators, paraprofessionals, food service workers, secretaries and custodians, that you would like to honor.   The deadline for “Honor Thy Teacher” is Thursday, May 1.

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 Billerica Partners for Education
  • A ceremony to be held at the Annual Billerica Partners for Education Meeting on May 6, 2014

Submit your Honor Thy Teacher donation now using PayPal!


NOTE: When you reach the donation form, enter your total donation amount and then on the following screen, you’ll be able to enter your Honor Thy Teacher donation details (see red highlight below), naming each teacher or staff member, including administrators, paraprofessionals, food service workers, secretaries and custodians, that you would like to honor! htt

If you miss this detail, please e-mail billericapartners@hotmail.com with the information.

2014 Elementary Talent Show Finals

The 2014 Elementary School Talent Show Finals will be held Saturday, March 29, at 2 pm in the Auditorium at the Marshall Middle School, 15 Floyd Street, Billerica, MA.

Tickets: $8.00 Adults ~ Students/Seniors $5.00
Can be purchased at the door or prior to the show at the Marshall Middle School, Friday, March 28th, 4-8pm.

The talented performers, in order, will be:

  1. Taylor Fitzpatrick, Dutile, Grade 2, and Abby Boudros, Parker, Grade 4, Lyrical Dance Choreographed by Taylor and Abby to “Corner” by Allie Moss
  2. Makayla Sweeney, Hajjar, Grade 2, Dancing to “I can hear the Bells” from the musical “Hairspray”
  3. Danny DiFraia, Parker, Kindergarten, performing a Comedy Act
  4. Sophie Barriault, Vining, Kindergarten, Singing “My Little Pony”
  5. Margaret Cabot, Kennedy, Grade 1, Performing on the Piano, playing Polovetzian Dance #17, From Alexander Borodoin’s Opera “Prince Igor” and “The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin
  6. Druthi Muppala, Ditson, Kindergarten, Cultural Dance in Pushpanjali, an Indian Classical Dance
  7. Alexis Govertsen, Hajjar, Grade 2 and Tula Kearns, Grade 2, Hajjar, Dancing to “Let it Go” from the movie “Frozen”
  8. Josiah Burke, Dutile, Grade 2,  Break Dancing to “The Best Song Ever” by One Direction
  9. Tatum Powers, Parker, Grade 2,  Singing “In Summer” From the Movie “Frozen”
  10. Sydney Stevens, Vining, Grade 3, Performing on Guitar, Playing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”
  11. Ava Brooks, Kennedy, Grade 2, Singing “My Favorite Things” from the movie “Sound of Music”
  12. Saish Yennampelli, Ditson, Grade 1, Bollywood Cultural Dance to Kiraku by Pavan Kalyan
  13. Makayla Barbaro, Hajjar, Grade 2, and Brie Barbaro, Hajjar, Grade 3, Dancing with Gymnastics to
  14. “Rock Me” by One Direction
  15. Chloe Zalwango Kisekka, Dutile, Grade 1, Singing “The Prayer” By Yolanda Adams
  16. Adam Picariello-Heighes, Parker, Kindergarten, Dancing to “The love You Save” By The Jackson 5
  17. Isabella Stevens, Vining, Grade 1, Singing “Part of Your World” from the movie “Little Mermaid”
  18. Angie Malnati, Kennedy, Grade 2, and Chiara Cerullo, Kennedy, Grade 2, Dancing to “Beat It” by Michael Jackson
  19. Fiona Rexford, Ditson, Grade 1, Irish Cultural Step Dancing to “Dance Above the Rainbow”




  1. Ava Mazzotta, Ditson, Grade 5, and Téa Desmond, Ditson, Grade 5, Dancing to a Melody Mix from the movie “Grease”
  2. Wesley Pitchford, Kennedy, Grade 3, Dancing to “Timber” by Pitbull
  3. Kayla Delisle, Vining, Grade 5, Singing “Let It Go” from the movie “Frozen”
  4. Alexis Efstratiou, Parker, Grade 4, Singing “Popular” from the musical “Wicked”
  5. Anuva Agrawal, Dutile, Grade 3, Indian Cultural Dancing in the classical in Kuchipudi Style to “Athana Jathiswaram”
  6. Miranda Hodgkins, Hajjar, Grade 3, Singing “No One” by Alicia Keyes
  7. Jody Repucci, Ditson, Grade 5, Dancing to “15 Minutes of Fame”
  8. Meghan Aprile, Kennedy, Grade 3, and Sofia Manne, Kennedy, Grade 3, Singing
  9. “The Cup Song” by Anna Kendrick
  10. Lily Delisle, Vining, Grade 3, Singing “In Summer” from the movie “Frozen”
  11. Mia Cafaro, Parker, Grade 5, Dancing to “Born to Entertain”
  12. Jasper Coughlin, Dutile, Grade 5, Performing on Violin playing “Gavotte in G Minor”,Suzuki Book 3
  13. Jenna Marcano, Hajjar, Grade 5, Singing “Definition of Me” by Mandisa
  14. Nethra Vasudevan, Ditson, Grade 5, Indian Cultural Dancing to “Thodiya Mangalam”
  15. Jacqueline Ayers, Kennedy, Grade 5, Dancing to “Rockn’ Robin” by Michael Jackson
  16. Ciara Jaocine, Vining, Grade 2,  Erin Kwedor, Vining, Grade 3,  Emma Frasca, Vining, Grade 3, and Julia Isnor, Vining Grade 3,  Dancing to “Timber” by Pitbull
  17. Christian So, Parker, Grade 5, Performing a Martial Arts Demonstration to “Exodus”
  18. Isabel Haroutunian, Dutile, Grade 5,  Lyrical Dancing to “What I Cannot Change” by LeAnn Rimes
  19. Molly McGonagle, Hajjar, Grade 5  , Irish Step Cultural Dance
  20. Katelyn Smith, Vining, Grade 4, Dancing to “Summer Love Song”

Parker School Talent Show Results

The performers who will be representing the Parker School at the 16th Annual Town Wide Talent Show on March 29th at the Marshall Middle School (in no particular order) are:

Grades K – 2
Adam Picariello-Heighes – Kindergarten – Solo Dance – The love You Save By: Jackson 5
Danny DiFraia- Kindergarten – Comedy Act
Tatum Powers- Grade 2- Solo Voice -In Summer From Frozen

Grade 3 – 5
Christian So – Grade 5 – Martial Arts – Exodus
Alexis Efstratiou- Grade 4- Solo Voice – Popular From the Musical Wicked
Mia Cafaro-Grade 5- Solo Dance- Born to Entertain

Vining School Talent Show Results

The following students will represent the Vining School at the town-wide Talent Show:

Sophie Barriault (Grade K) – Singing “My Little Pony”
Isabella Stevens (Grade 1) – Singing “Part of your World”
Sydney Stevens (Grade 2) – Playing “Twinkle Twinkle” on guitar

Lily Delisle (Grade 3) – Singing “In Summer”
Katelyn Smith (Grade 4) – Dancing to “Summer Love Song”
Kayla Delisle (Grade 5) – Singing “Let It Go”
Erin Kwedor, Emma Frasca, Julia Isnor and Ciara Jaocine dancing to “Timber”

Ditson School Talent Show Results

Good Evening ~

Below is the list of performers from the Ditson School that our judges chose to move on to the town-wide talent show:

K -2 SHOW:

Druthi Muppala, Kindergarden ~ Cultural Indian Dance

Saish Yennampelli, Grade 1 ~ Bollywood Pop Dance

Fiona Rexford, Grade 1 ~ Cultural Irish Step Dance

3rd – 5th SHOW:

Nethra Vasudevan, Grade 5 ~ Cultural Indian Dance

Jody Repucci, Grade 5 ~ Dance Solo

Ava Mazzotta and Téa Desmond, Grade 5 ~ Group Dance

Kennedy School Talent Show Results

Congratulations to all the children who preformed in the Kennedy talent show!  We had great variety this year, from instrumental soloists, singing, dancing and gymnastics, to cup stacking and comedy.  Our judges worked very hard, all the acts were excellent!  6 acts will be moving on to the Town-wide show on March 29th and they are:

K to 2nd:
Margaret Cabot – piano solo
Ava Brooks – solo voice
Angie Malnati and Chiara Cerullo – group dance

3rd to 5th:
Wesley Pitchford – solo dance
Meghan Aprile and Sofia Manne – group voice
Jacqueline Ayers – solo dance

This is Andreas and my 3rd and last year running the Kennedy show.  We couldn’t have done it without all the wonderful help we got from parents, staff and the PTO.  Thank you and we will miss you all!

We hope everyone will come support their school at the Town-wide show on March 29th at the Marshall Middle School.