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5 Things for Sept. 3: What’s Open and Closed in Foxborough on Labor Day

Here’s what you need to know about Labor Day 2012 in Foxborough.

Editor's note: Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. If you know of something happening in town that did not make our list, please add it in the comment section!

1. Happy Labor Day

Labor Day is a federal holiday observed to honor the achievements of American workers.

2. Expect a Sunny Labor Day in Foxborough

Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for patchy fog before 7 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Southeast wind 3 to 8 mph. Monday night: Patchy fog after 11 p.m. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 59. South wind 3 to 6 mph.

3What’s Closed on Labor Day in Foxborough

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  • Banks ( has announced it will be open today)
  • Stock market
  • Federal offices
  • Mail

4. Last Day of Summer in Foxborough

Labor Day is also viewed as the unofficial end of summer as Foxborough students in grades kindergarten through 12 begin a new school year Tuesday.  More school information can be viewing Foxborough Patch’s Back to School Guide here or you can click on the quick links we provided below:

  • Foxborough Public 2012-2013.
  • First Day of School:

5. Whistle While You Work Labor Day Plans

Patch columnist Melissa McCormack offers several ideas on how to spend Labor Day with your kids:

  • Be sure to tell your kids why Labor Day is recognized and that it is in honor you - Moms and Dads that work so hard all year long. This is why we celebrate with outings, barbecues and parades.
  • If you are home and looking for ways to keep the kids busy while you clean around the house, here are a few Labor Day activities:
  1. Labor Day theme coloring pages
  2. Printable Children's Short Stories for Labor Day
  3. Printables and interactive worksheets associated with Labor Day

Collage Craft for Labor Day (www.enchantedlearning.com)

Supplies

  • Old magazines
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Thick paper or poster-board
  • Markers (to decorate your collage)
  1. Cut a variety of pictures of workers from old magazines.
  2. Glue the pictures artistically onto the paper or poster-board.
  3. Decorate the collage using markers.

For older students: Label each of your pictures and write a paragraph (on a separate piece of paper) about the profession(s) pictured in your collage.

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