Thursday, September 13, 2012
The MetroWest Jewish Day School has an interim location this year in the education wing of Temple Beth Am.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Theo and Jonah Flaggert start their school year at MetroWest Jewish Day School. Theo is so happy to begin kindergarten in the same school where his brother is in grade five. MetroWest Jewish Day School’s interim location is in the education wing of Temple Beth Am in Framingham. The school's previous location, the former Juniper Hill Elementary School, is now hosuing Framingham Public School's preschool program known as BLOCKS.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
New Superintendent of Schools Stacy Scott told the Framingham School Committee he visited two-thirds of the district's schools his first week, which he described as a "smooth" one.
New Superintendent of Schools Stacy Scott has had a busy first week. He: "I'm very pleased to be in the school buildings over the course of the last week," Scott told members of the Framingham School Committee. Scott said was great to see students smiling and engaged when he visited the schools. He said staff was excited too and the "energy high." He said it was heartwarming to watch parents bring the new kindergarteners on Thursday. "Not only have I've been in he building, my staff has also been in the buildings," Scott told the School Committee. Scott said at the end of each day he and his staff hold a de-briefing meeting where they talked about their experiences in the schools. He said by doing that the team can identify challenges in …
Friday, August 31, 2012
A Framingham mom celebrated the start of school Wednesday with a dance at the bus stop.
Wilson Elementary School mom Tracy Moutafis played Kool & the Gang's Celebration and did a dance at the bus stop, as her two boys boarded the bus Wednesday. Even the bus driver gave a shoutout to her. Moutafis shared the video of her back-to-school "happy" dance with Framingham Patch. This is her fourth year doing the dance at the bus stop. "My boys always come running off the bus after school wanting to see it!" she told Patch. I do have a good sense of humor," said Moutafis. "I love making people laugh and smile ... Just very happy school is back in session!" Stay in touch with Framingham news via our newsletter, Facebook page and Twitter. We now have more than 1,500 fans on Facebook and more than 750 followers on Twitter.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
What to wear on the first day of school was a hard choice for one Dunning Elementary boy.
Trey Adrian knew what he wanted to wear the first day of school - a Red Sox shirt. When the Boston Red Sox when they made the largest trade in baseball history this month, it threw a curve ball into Adrian's plans. (The photo sent to Framingham Patch and attached to this report says it all.) The Dunning Elementary fifth grade had a solution. Check out photo #2 for what he wore for the first day of school yesterday. *** Framingham Patch would love to see everyone's first day of school photos from yesterday (and today's kindergarten students). Upload them at this link!
Farmer's Market, free bike repair, Zombie Prom auditions, Republicans in Framingham and kindergarten starts today all featured in today's column.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Break out the tissues as today is the first day of kindergarten in the Framingham Public Schools. This is the first year Framingham is offering tuition-free, full-day kindergarten. 2. As the Republican National Campaign continues in Tampa, some Massachusetts Republicans were making phone calls Wednesday night at their campaign office in Framingham. It was a busy office, as state representative Jon Fetherston held a fundraising event at the Republican campaign office on Worcester Road, too. Fetherston is challenging State Rep. Tom Sannicandro, a Democrat, for a district that represents Ashland…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Parents - we want to see photos of your child(ren) on the first day of school.
First day of school is a popular day for photos, and we want to see the ones you snapped today. Please upload your photos of your child(ren) on the first day of preschool, kindergarten, .. third grade ... high school.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
School's back in session tomorrow for most students in Framingham, but were you aware of these state laws on school buses?
Most Framingham students know the "Rules of the Bus," but here are a few Massachusetts' state laws about school buses you might not have known.
It's back to school for some students today and most of Framingham tomorrow.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Tomorrow, Framingham Pubic School students head back to school, but today freshman attend orientation at Framingham High School. There is a kindergarten meet & greet at 1:30 p.m. for Dunning Elementary. There is an open house at the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public Middle School from 10 a.m. to noon. 2. Edwards Church will host a Buddhist Meditation at 7 p.m. 3. Today is the one-year anniversary of when Hurricane Irene hit Framingham. At the height of the storm three out of every four homes were without power. By the next day, still half of the town was withoit power. Patch look back …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Keefe Tech School Committee meeting, what did you wear the first day of school and Framingham Patch Readers Choice winners all featured in today's column
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Brophy Elementary is holding a Back to School event tonight at 6. 2. School starts Wednesday for many Framingham students. Do you remember what your wore the first day of school? Still have a photo? Upload it to our slide show of first day of school photos. 3. We announced out Framingham Readers' Choice Winners 2012 on Friday. Check out who won best preschool? best slice of pizza? and best burger? and more than a dozen other category winners. 4. Keefe Tech School Committee is scheduled to meet tonight at 7. 5. Framingham Public Library Building Committee is scheduled to meet tonight at the …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
It was, and probably is, still a big deal.
Come the end of August, the air gets crisper. Students find out which teachers they're going to have. Vacations come to end, and reading lists must be completed. For those long distant from those days, the "back to school" feeling still can come back to the mind as quickly as the leaves fall from the trees. It only takes a smell, a breeze or the sight of a bus. One of the sharpest memories of heading back to school is certainly the memory of waiting for the bus in your first day of school outfit. After school shopping was done, how long did you debate on what to wear? Was it fashionable enough? What were your friends going to wear? Did you pick it out? Or did your mother choose your outfits? And most importantly, where are your pics of the…