Vining Talent Show 2018

The Vining was certainly shining last night! We had many great performances, and lots of cheering from the audience! Thank you very much to our judges Catherine, Sherry and Kara,  Mike Stevens, Alicia Clarke and Kimberly McDermott and Mrs. Gibelli and the Vining staff, as well as the Vining PTO for all their help!

Grades K-2

John-David Senoga (2): Dance, Individual Act: Got this Feeling by Justin Timberlake

Corrina Scull (K) and Kiana Grant (K): Singing, Group Act:  Besties Make Magic Written by Corrina and Kiana

Luke Fennelly (1), Jacob Clark (2) to assist: Hockey Goalie Routine, Individual Act:  Bruins Goal Song

Grades 3-5

Andre Pace (4): Saxophone, Individual Act: Ice and Fire and Careless Whisper

Isabella Stevens (5): Singing, Individual Act: Rise Up by Andra Day

Maeve Johnson (5): Singing, Individual Act: Hallelujah by Tori Kelly and Jennifer Hudson

Kennedy Talent Show 2018

It was a great night.  A special thank you to Derrell Lipman, Mo Russell, Jayme Laurenza as well as the stage crew and the Emcees.  A big thank you to our judges, Jodi Richardson, Colleen Sgroi, Leah Gagnon and Linda Alleca. We’d also like to thank Mr Marble and the Kennedy PTO for putting together a wonderful event  as well as all the students that participated sharing their many talents!

The acts moving on to the town wide show are:

Grades K-2:
Melanie Mahoney (gr 3) & Allyson Mahoney (gr 2) group dance to “Consider Yourself”
Natalie Barry (gr 1) & Emma Bucci (gr 1)  group gymnastics to “It Ain’t Me”
Delia Leanco (gr 2) solo dance to “Better When I’m Dancing”
Grades 3-5:
Haidyn Schneider (gr 4) solo vocal to “To Believe “
Lindsey Mulkerin (gr 5) solo dance to “I Lived”
Kyle McLaughlin (gr 5) solo vocal to “Crocodile Rock”

Ditson Talent Show 2018

The show was amazing!  All of the acts did an incredible job.  We’d like to thank Mrs Murphy for being the master of ceremonies, the judges-Pat Leverone, Lynnette Clement, and Darlene Torre.  They volunteered their time to come and help.  We really appreciate it!  This year we had some special guest stars…The Ditson Teachers!  They were awesome and even the principal, Mrs Hatem danced with them.  We would also like to thank Mrs Hatem, Mrs Hannon, the custodial staff, the DSA, and the many volunteers, parents, and staff members that made this show possible. If was such a fun night and we are already looking forward to next year!

The students moving on to the town-wide show on April 7th are:
Grades K-2
Charlotte Fennelly, grade 2,  Irish Step Dance to  Toss the Feathers by The Corrs
James Robertson, grade 1, Solo Piano to Remember Me from Coco by Kristen Anderson & Robert Lopez

Mya Green & Lyla Hardy, grade 1, Group Dance to Remember Me from Coco by Kristen Anderson & Robert Lopez

Grades 3-5
Sophie Lacombe, grade 5, solo double bass to Game of Thrones Theme by Stephen Warbeck
Abby Farmer, grade 3, solo Dance to Mi gentle by J Balvin
Azuri Carmichael, grade 3, piano & voice solo to My Favorite Things by Rogers & Hammerstein


Dutile’s Got Talent 2018

Congratulations to ALL of the performers at Dutile’s Got Talent 2018!!  We had such AWESOME talent by all performers and lots of audience interaction with clapping and “oh’s and ahh’s”.  Our judges had a hard job with all this AWESOME talent; they selected the following acts to move on to “Talent of Billerica 2018” on April 7th:
Grade Kindergarten – 2 Winners:
—Danielle Gallant (Kindergarten) performing a Short and Sweet Irish Step Dance

—Jillian Neugebauer (Grade 2) dancing to “Me Too-KidzBop” by Meghan Trainor
—Guytano (Grade 3) & Angelina (Grade 2) Lombardo, Brother & Sister Team Playing Piano into Dancing to “Shooting Stars” by Bag Raiders
Grade 3-5 Winners:
—Brody Esterbrook (Grade 5) Playing Guitar Melody of “Rumble” by Link Wray
—Heidi LeBeau (Grade 5) Performing a Stand Up Comedy Act
—Chloe (Grade 5) & Gabriel (Grade 4) Kisekka Singing and Playing Piano of “Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston
A big thank you to all the parent volunteers that helped make the show run smoothly!  Thank you to our wonderful judges, Ed Giroux, Sandra Giroux and Caroline Busnach who had such a difficult job and did so with smiles.  Thank you to our lively MC, Kevin Phelan.  An extra thank you to our custodians for setting up the cafe so wonderfully.  Thank you SO much to Mrs. McGarr for once again making the kids shine extra on stage.  A big thank you to Mrs. Balzotti and Mrs. Stack for doing so much behind the scenes.  Meredith and Audrey are passing the talent show baton to Jen and Jenni, who we thank so much for stepping up to take over and for shadowing us this year!

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.

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



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

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.


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 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   You can submit your nominations online at the website or you can use the attached form.

With great appreciation,

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