"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Early Release Day Added to School Calendar
There will be an additional early release day for students in all grades of the Stoughton Public Schools. An early release day has been added for Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 - the last day of school before winter vacation.
As with other early release days, middle and high school students will be released at 11:32 a.m. and elementary students at 12:20 p.m.
For more details, read the following letter Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marguerite Rizzi sent to parents:
I write to inform you that the Stoughton Public Schools will be following an Early Release Schedule on Friday, December 21, 2012, the day before Christmas vacation begins. This means that middle and high school students will be released at 11:32 a.m. and elementary students at 12:20 p.m.
Due to State mandated requirement to implement the new Massachusetts Teacher Evaluation System, it is necessary for us to add an additional Early Release day to our schedule in order to complete teachers’ training in this new and very different system in a way that has been negotiated with the Stoughton Teachers Association. This is not a decision taken lightly, and I am very aware that an additional afternoon off from school could present an inconvenience for families. After looking at all the options, this day was chosen, as potentially the least disruptive.
If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call.
We, members of the Stoughton Public School staff, wish you a happy, healthy and relaxed holiday season.
Sincerely, Marguerite C. Rizzi, Ed.D.
Click here to see the full 2012-2013 school calendar.
2. School Committee Meeting
The Stoughton School Committee meets in the TV studio at Stoughton High at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
An agenda is posted in the media gallery.
3. Bingo at the Senior Center
The Senior Center will hold its weekly game of BINGO at 12:45 p.m.
4. Looking Ahead: Stoughton High Girls' Soccer Fundraiser at the Chateau
The Stoughton High girls' soccer team is having a fundraiser at the Chateau on Park St. in Stoughton on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.
Come enjoy lunch or dinner (from 11:15 a.m. until close) on 11/29 and the Chateau will donate 20 percent of your bill to SHS girls' soccer.
Print the ticket posted in the media gallery, and present it to your waiter or waitress when you pay the check.
Only one ticket per group is needed. It’s good for both dine-in and take out orders (781-341-2503).
5. Reminder: Thursday is Food Pantry Day in Stoughton
Stoughton resident Peg Carbone continues her effort to curb hunger in Stoughton, personally picking up donations for the food pantries every Thursday.
Here's a note from Peg: "I pick up non perishable food and also household items every Thursday, anywhere in Stoughton and deliver them to the food pantry. Please tell your friends and neighbors. One item, one bag or several, and I will pick them up every Thursday."
Haven't called to arrange a pickup? It's not too late. Call Peg at 508-889-1385 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.