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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.
3. What’s Closed on Labor Day in Foxborough
- Banks ( has announced it will be open today)
- Stock market
- Federal offices
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:
- Labor Day theme coloring pages
- Printable Children's Short Stories for Labor Day
- Printables and interactive worksheets associated with Labor Day
Collage Craft for Labor Day (www.enchantedlearning.com)
- Old magazines
- Thick paper or poster-board
- Markers (to decorate your collage)
- Cut a variety of pictures of workers from old magazines.
- Glue the pictures artistically onto the paper or poster-board.
- 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.