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!

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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.

2nd Annual Turkey Trot for Education

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The second annual Turkey Trot for Education will be held Sunday, November 17, 2013.

Sunday, November 17, 2013
Marshall Middle School, 15 Floyd St, Billerica, MA

  • Fun Run 10:00 AM, 5K Road Race 11:00 AM
  • Preregistration: $22.75 online, $23 by mail ($25 day of race)
  • Students (13 and under): $10; Veteran (65+): $15
  • Tot Trot Free @ Marshall Track (11 and under)

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: Billerica Partners for Education
MAIL TO: Billerica Partners for Education; PO Box 384; North Billerica, MA 01862

ONLINE REGISTRATION: http://racewire.com/register.php?id=3417 or download the registration form here: TurkeyTrotEntryForm2013

Packet Pickup: Saturday, November 16, 11 AM to 3 PM at Billerica Town Hall Auditorium

Honor Thy Teacher Program 2013

Dear Billerica Parents,

It is hard to believe that it is already April with only two months until the end of another school year.  May 6-10 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 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 Second 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 $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 Wednesday, 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 BPE
  • A ceremony to be held at the Annual Billerica Partners for Education Meeting on May 14, 2013

Submit your Honor Thy Teacher donation now using PayPal!

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

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Hajjar Elementary School Art Show Results

Here are the results of the Hajjar Art Show last night:
Kindergarten:

Category 1

Rocket In My Solar System by Daniel Darris-O’Connor
Flower Garden by Ava Hawrylciw

Category 2

Massive Cool Space Awesome by Gryffin Bordeau
Butterfly In The Grass by Lauren Ouellete

1st Grade:

Category 1

Lost in the Forest by Stella Pritchard
The Monster House by Caleb Caceres

Category 2

Charlie Brown Skating Around by Lauren MacEachern
The Sinking Titanic by Luke Shaw

2nd Grade:

Category 1

The Great Outdoors by Cara Cloghessy
The Curvey Road by Olivia Krajewska

Category 2

On the Safari Tour by Jillian Darris-O’Connor
Movie Night – Snow White by Olivia Santolucito

3rd Grade:

Category 1

Bubble-fish-ous! by Chatherine Jalbert
Hummingbird by Isabel Cruz

Category 2

Going Fishing by Riley Foye
Tiny Food by Izzy Wiroll

4th Grade:

Category 1

An Apple a Day Keeps the Evil Queen Away by Monita Seng
Crayon Splatter by Jessica Saunders

Category 2

Angry Clay Birds by Robert Lawson
The Metal Wand by Gavin Bourdeau

5th Grade:

Category 1

The Perfect Centerpiece by Lillian Bickford
Gravity Falls Twist by Jessica Dailey

Category 2

My Dream Plate by Allison MacEachern
Our Crazy House by Emily Lyons & Ava Cloghessy

Honorable Mention/Judges Choice: Bleeding Hearts by Leah Hall

2012 Innovative Classroom Grants Program

The Innovative Classroom Grants Program is for teachers and staff members of the Billerica Public Schools who wish to create new and stimulating experiences for students.  Its purpose is to encourage and support excellence in teaching by awarding grants for innovative projects that otherwise would not be provided for in school budgets. We define innovative projects as those that provide new, significantly improved and/or creative approaches to teaching and learning that lead to positive student outcomes.

The Innovative Classroom Grants Program is made possible through the proceeds of the following events:

  • Turkey Trot
    November 18, 2012
  • Billerica Spelling Bee
    February 2, 2013
  • Fights for Education
    April 26, 2013
  • Spring Art and Talent Show
    TBD
  • Honor Thy Teacher
    TBD

These events are made possible by the efforts of many community volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for these fundraising events, please contact us.

Applications are due November 1, 2012.

Questions? E-mail billericapartners@hotmail.com

Please email your completed application to Fran O’Donnell at franod@billerica.k12.ma.us.

You can download the grant application here.

Innovative Classroom Grants Program 2011-2012

Are you interested in grant funding to create new and stimulating experiences for students? The purpose of the Innovative Classroom Grants Program is to encourage and support excellence in teaching by awarding grants for innovative projects that otherwise would not be provided for in school budgets. We define innovative projects as those that provide new, significantly improved and/or creative approaches to teaching and learning that lead to positive change.

Getting a grant from the Billerica Partners for Education was easy! I was able to publish an ABC book about the dangers of bullying with my third grade students last year. If it hadn’t been for the Billerica Partners I never would have been able to afford it!

Jennifer Stimpson, Kindergarten Teacher
Vining School

The Innovative Classroom Grants Program is made possible through the production of the Annual Spring Art and Talent Show, the Fights for Education and the Billerica Spelling Bee. If you are interested in volunteering for these fundraising events, please contact us.

Download the application now!

Applications are due Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

Please email your application to Fran O’Donnell at franod@billerica.k12.ma.us.