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Ross National Geographic Geobee

The Ross School Geobee preliminary round was held on December 15th. Six classroom winners participated in the school final on January 25, 2017. Pranathi Bamiddi, Jefferson Chau, Bridgette Curran, Christeen Gergis, Madison Keddy, and Amelia Rea competed in the final.

Jefferson Chau emerged victorious through the final and Championship Round. As school champion, he will take a qualifying online test; up to 100 of the top scorers on that test in each state will then be eligible to compete in their state Bee on March 31, 2017.

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Full-Day Kindergarten Deposit Deadline Extended

Full-Day Kindergarten Deposit Deadline Extended

Due to the recent snowstorms and school closings, the deadline for 2017-2018 FDK deposits has been extended to Wednesday, March 1, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m. Please refer to the FDK confirmation email you previously received from your home school for any questions regarding payment.

If you have any further questions, please contact the home school that you registered your child at.

Thank you.

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ARTFest

ARTFest
"Making More Memories"

March 1 - March 24, 2017
On Display in the Cahill Auditorium, Braintree Town Hall

Town & Family Celebration
March 8, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm
Musical entertainment provided by the Braintree Public Schools' Music Department

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Youth Art Month

United Through Art - Youth Art Month 2017

Students in grades K through 12 from across Massachusetts have been selected to have their artwork displayed at the State Transportation Building in Boston. The show will be on display and open to the public weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. from February 13 through March 31. A traditional Family Celebration will be held on Sunday March 19 from 12-4, ALL invited! (Closed Presidents' Day, Monday, February 20, 2017)

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Ross MLK poster winners at School Committee Night!

What a great night we had at the school committee meeting last Monday at our school. Congratulations to our Ross MLK Poster winners!!! Great job done by our 1st and 5th graders presenting their joint science project

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Ross Street Sign 2015-2016 winner

Ross student Luckey won last year's 5th Grade Street Sign Raffle. The street sign was finally given to him and has been put in the driveway in front of the school, and will stay up for the remainder of the school year. At the end of the year we will present the student again with his sign as a keepsake.

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ROSS PTO FUN RUN

Donald Ross Elementary welcomes you to join us as we run, walk, and jog while raising funds for our school!
This fun run/walk is open to EVERYONE in the community and we hope to see you there!
The My School Color Run is a fun run/walk featuring a TIMED 5K Run or untimed 2-mile walk. Throughout the course participants will experience color splash zones where they'll be doused in color and end with a final color toss celebration!
Check in starts at 8:00am
Run/Walk begins at 9:00am
REGISTER EARLY!
Registration includes a race bib, color packet, and t-shirt only if you sign up before 3/17/17. You can pick up your items at the registration table the day of the event. Paper registration forms are available upon request.

ROSS PTO FUN RUN ONLINE REGISTRATION

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ROSS - Telephones / Electronic Devices

Students are not permitted to use or carry cell phones, MP3 players, I-pods, CD/radio headsets, pagers or any other type of electronic equipment during school hours. (Use of cell phones for photography purposes or text messaging is prohibited.) While we realize that cell phones have become an important way for parents to keep in touch with their children, these items have no place in the classroom. They must be turned off and left in the student's bag, or with his or her teacher, during the school day. It is recommended that all electronic devices be left home, for the school cannot assume responsibility for lost or stolen personal property.

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Welcome to our new website!

Braintree Schools is in the process of creating a new website that brings all of our schools' pages under one site. We welcome your feedback on making the site user-friendly and determining what information you'd like to access when you visit.

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Buddies at School

In the photo, fourth grade students and their teacher, Nick Pestone, plan for an educational video about the school's Buddy Bench. Elementary schools across the Commonwealth are using Buddy Benches to encourage students to play, talk and make connections with new friends.

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Technology in Our Classrooms

Students at Braintree High School now have access to over 350 Chromebooks for use in classes. These are in addition to the six desktop labs. The high school has also upgraded a lab to iMacs; currently, students use the iMacs for video production and music composition. In the coming years, students will be able to bring their own Chromebook, laptop, and tablet devices and the coursework utilizing the iMacs may expand to include additional arts and languages. Nine of the district's schools are also experiencing upgrades in student technology.

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Ross Safety Reminder

A safety issue I need to discuss is related to dismissal. Adults and students continue to cross Hayward Street at Hayward Market/Dunkin Donuts. Crossing at this location is dangerous and conflicts with safety lessons your children are learning. At home and at school we teach children to use the crosswalk. If you must cross Hayward Street, please use the crosswalk at Hayward and Commercial Street. There are two crossing guards assigned there for your safety. If you are traveling east on Hayward on foot, there is also a crossing guard assigned to Howard and Hayward Street to support pedestrian traffic.

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