Thursday, April 25, 2013
Foxborough students will wear their favorite sports shirts and hats to show off their Boston pride Friday and a voluntary fundraiser has been set up to collect donations for The One Fund Boston to aid Marathon victims.
Foxborough students at Igo Elementary, Ahern Middle, Foxborough High and Taylor Elementary schools are encouraged to wear their favorite Boston sports shirts and hats to school Friday to celebrate "Boston Strong Day" and show support for all those affected by last week's attacks on the Boston Marathon. Igo Elementary School principal Mike Stanton announced the special spirit day in an e-mail to parents earlier this week. "Students and staff are encouraged to wear their favorite Boston shirt and/or hat to school to show off their pride in our wonderful city," Stanton said. "Additionally, we will be holding a special voluntary fundraiser on Friday. All proceeds will be donated to The One Fund Boston in order to help the people most affected …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
School Committee Notebook: Board welcomes Michael Stanton, holds public hearing on new state teacher evaluations, approves new textbooks.
Vincent M. Igo Elementary School’s new principal Michael Stanton received a warm welcome at Monday night’s School Committee meeting. The father of two has been the principal at Boyden Elementary School in Walpole for the past seven years, and has a masters in elementary education from Cambridge College. Stanton says he is “very excited to join the team” at Igo Elementary, and that his philosophy is “to make a difference every day.” He told the school committee that his passion for working with children stems from his belief that “you never know when you are making a memory that will last a lifetime.” Also at the meeting, members held an “open hearing” on the new Massachusetts Educator Evaluation System. Foxborough Assistant …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The Mass Walk to School Day is the start of a healthy spring.
The Invensy's Foxborough YMCA paired with Igo Elementary School on May 2, annual Mass Walk to School Day, to kick off the Walking Wednesday program. This day and program emphasizes the importance of staying active. Students at Igo Elementary who particpated in Mass Walk to School Day were instructed to meet at the Foxborough YMCA at 8:15 a.m. From there, staff and parents led the walk. Other families chose to walk to school from their own houses as a kickoff to a healthy spring. Hopefully, with the encouragement from their schools and the YMCA, Foxborough children will begin the lifelong journey of staying active and living healthy.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Igo School Wellness Department sends home "Get Ready 5-2-1" checklist for students, leading one mom to question her parenting.
In walks my son from school on Friday, April 27, with a smile and a backpack full of papers. Little did I know, that one paper would cause me to rethink my abilities as a mother. Igo School Wellness Department sent home an activity called "My 5-2-1 Log," asking children to track the following information for five weeks: 5- Record the servings of fruits and veggies you try each day. Five or more each day is the healthy way! 2- Limit your screen time (TV, computer, video games). Try not to guess! You'll be a success if it's two hours or less. 1- Add up your exercise time to get the activity score. Get an hour or more to build a strong core. Children were instructed to complete the form, where they check off how many fruits and vegetables …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Foxborough School Committee hears from talented young scientists at their Monday meeting.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
By Amy Berdos, Assistant Superintendent of Schools Five of Foxborough's young scientists were the focus of this week’s School Committee Teaching and Learning Highlight. Students Anya and Timmy from Mrs. Baughan's fourth grade science class at the Taylor Elementary School and Nora, Catlin and Shane from Mrs. Spitz's second grade class at the Igo Elementary School shared what it is like to be a scientist in Foxborough. The students presented their experiences with the Sangari Active Science program which was implemented in September. "I love the fact that they don't tell you facts, but instead you have to find them out by experiments," explained second grader Catlin. Nora and Shane agreed and said it was great that everyone gets to do …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Foxborough School Committee sets up search process for new principal at Igo School.
After naming Diane Myers-Pachia as the new Foxborough High principal, the Foxborough school department is now looking for a new leader at Igo School. Ingrid Allardi, the current principal is leaving at the end of the school year to become superindendent of schools in Norfolk. Foxborough School Superintendent Debra Spinelli wished Allardi in her new position. "This is great for her," said Spinelli. "She'll be great at it." School committee chairman Bruce Gardner said Allardi's appointment is a reflection of her work in Foxborough. "It's always hard when people want to steal your good people away," he said with a smile. School committee members Beverley Lord and Katie Kominsky were named to the search committee. Assistant Superintendent …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Town Meetings, Open Houses, Fundraiser, and so much more!
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. In Foxborough Today, the Board of Appeals will meet at the Foxborough Town Hall at 7 pm. The Foxborough Agricultural Commission will meet at the Public Safety Building at 6 pm and the Foxborough Housing Authority will meet at 90 N Carl Annon Ct., Foxborough at 6:00 pm. 2.Both the Igo and Taylor Elementary Schools will hold open houses tonight for students and their parents from 6:30 pm - 8 pm. 3. Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts will hold their annual fundraiser tonight from 7 pm - 9 pm at the Chestnut Green in Foxboro. The …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
It's 50 percent off of lunch at Waxy O'Connors, town meetings, Warrior sports, storytime and so much more!
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. The following government meetings will take place at the Foxborough Town Hall today: The Board of Selectmen will meet at 7:00 p.m.; The Board of Assessors will meet at 4:00 p.m. and the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners will meet at 7:00 p.m. 2. Foxborough High School Warrior Varsity Sports Events: 3. The Boyden Library will host two Fall Storytime Events for Children today. Both are free events and registration is not required. 4. Igo Elementary School PTO will hold a meeting tonight in the school cafeteria beginning at 7 pm. 5. The Foxboro Garden Club will meet at the under croft of the Church of Emmanuel, 106…
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Fourth grade students from the Igo Elementary School in Foxborough visited the senior center.
Fourth grade students from the Igo Elementary School in Foxborough visited the senior center in early June to perform with the Serenading Seniors. Students from the Igo school visit the senior center twice a year, once during the holiday season and at the end of the school year, to sing with the Serenading Seniors. The Serenading Seniors are led by volunteer director, Jeanne Bonneau. The Foxboro Serenading Seniors have rehearsals at the senior center on Wednesdays from 10:00-11:15 a.m. Performances are held at the local schools and area nursing homes. If you enjoy singing and are interested in joining, please contact Jeanne Bonneau.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Foxborough can make a difference; Bring your donations to the parade on June 11.
This coming Founders Day Parade on Saturday, June 11 at 10am is loaded with kids looking to make a difference. The parade theme this year is “Salute Our Troops,” however, a special group of kids and moms at the Igo School are taking it to another level and collecting donations for our troops and for the local food pantry during this years parade. Dedicated Mom and Float Committee Chair, Neda Joury-Penders, is organizing the Igo School float with the theme of “Igo Kids CAN Make a Difference.” The float committee has partnered with Chris Cyrfrom the PAVE program at the High School to collect hundreds of empty cans from the High School Cafeteria in order to visually represent the cans needed during the parade for the food pantry. They hope …