Sunday, May 5, 2013
The charter school’s after school academic enrichment and late buses end for the 2012-13 school year on Thursday, May 23rd. Here’s some important information regarding regional transportation for next year.
Foxborough Regional Charter School is reminding parents that the school’s after school academic enrichment and late buses will end transportation for the 2012-13 school year on Thursday, May 23rd. As for 2013-14, FRCS said “it is the intent of the school to continue offering regional transportation services,” which is a limited and fee based program. “All students who reside in the town of Foxborough are provided free transportation by the town, please contact the Town of Foxboro School Department for additional information,” FRCS said in a statement. FRCS’ Board of Trustees approved the school to move forward with transportation planning this spring for the 2013-14 school year. “As the board navigates through the budget process, they will…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Foxborough students wore their favorite Boston shirts and hats to show off their Boston pride Friday and collect donations for The One Fund Boston to aid Marathon victims.
Students from around the Foxborough School District showed they were “Boston Strong” Friday by wearing their favorite Boston shirts and hats to show support of their city and collect donations for The One Fund Boston to aid Marathon victims. Students at Igo Elementary School were able to raise $682.20 to donate to The One Fund Boston through its special spirit day Friday. “I’m so proud of our students,” said Igo principal Mike Stanton. “The students raised $682.20, which I think will be a little higher once a few additional donations are turned in on Monday.” Ahern Middle School principal Sue Abrams said students were able to raise over $800 for Marathon victims. Foxborough High School, Taylor Elementary School and Foxborough Regional …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
FRCS students and staff are encouraged to wear red, white and/or blue or one of their favorite Boston sports teams' apparel to school Friday to support the victims from last week's attacks on the Boston Marathon.
Another Foxborough school has declared Friday, April 26th as "Boston Strong Day" and will be raising money for The One Fund Boston to aid those most affected by last week's bombings at the Boston Marathon. Foxborough Regional Charter School announced this week it will be holding a special "Boston Strong" spirit day on Friday to help benefit The One Fund Boston. "In a show of support for those affected by the events at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, we will have a Boston Strong Spirit Day this Friday, April 26," FRCS said in a statement on its website. "Students and staff are encouraged to wear red, white, and/or blue or one of their favorite Boston sports teams’ clothing." FRCS said all proceeds from its Boston Strong Spirit Day …
Monday, April 22, 2013
All public schools will resume class Monday with a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, according to Foxborough Superintendent of Schools Debra Spinelli.
Monday is Foxborough's first day of school since last week’s deadly attacks on the Boston Marathon and Superintendent of Schools Debra Spinelli said staff is ready for the return of students who may have questions about the tragedy. “Faced with yet another incident of inexplicable violence that has taken the life of another young child and other innocent people, we know we will likely face more questions from our students,” Spinelli said. “All schools will have counselors on hand to talk with children who need support. It is important that we help students return to the comfort of their school routines.” Spinelli added there are resources available under the “Parent” section of the FPS website that offer tips on how to talk to children …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Hundreds of supporters rallied at the State House earlier this month to lift the charter school cap.
BOSTON - More than 700 charter public school parents, students and supporters, including Foxborough, recently rallied at the State House to encourage their legislators to support a bill that would eliminate enrollment caps on charter schools in the state’s lowest performing districts and create room for more charters across Massachusetts. Wearing “Lift the Cap” t-shirts and sporting “I Love Charter Public Schools” buttons, charter supporters met with their legislators in small and large groups to show support for their individual schools and ask that more charters be allowed to open in their communities. Supporters came from the arm of the Cape to Western Massachusetts. About 130 students from the Foxborough Regional Charter School …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Foxborough Regional Charter School Executive Director Dr. Mark Logan announced the school will conduct a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy just prior the Pledge of Allegiance Monday morning.
Foxborough Regional Charter School Executive Director Dr. Mark Logan issued a letter to parents addressing Monday’s attacks on the Boston Marathon and how the school will handle the news when students return to class on April 22. Below is Dr. Logan’s message, in its entirety, to FRCS families: Dear Families, The traumatic events that occurred at this year's Boston Marathon have not only resulted in a range of high emotions, including shock, sadness, and anger, but have also provided an opportunity for us to show our strength, spirit, compassion, and resiliency. The outpouring of support from all over the world has demonstrated that love and kindness are clearly evident throughout our society, and our commitment to supporting one another …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Upload your photos to this gallery of the Foxborough Regional Charter School’s 2013 Father/Daughter Dance.
The Foxborough Regional Charter School welcomed fathers and daughters to participate in the 2013 father/daughter dance on Friday, April 12th at FRCS. The event gave the school’s kindergarten through fifth grade students and their fathers a night of fun and dancing. “Young ladies in grades kindergarten through five and the important men in their lives had a blast at the dance,” FRCS said on its Facebook page. View the photos in the gallery above and add your own by clicking the “Upload Photos and Videos” button.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, April 10.
For more town news and instant updates on stories like this (and more!), follow Foxborough Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign-up for our e-mail newsletter. 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! Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for a chance of showers before 8 a.m., then a slight chance of showers after 3 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Northeast wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Holocaust survivor Janet Singer Applefield will speak at Foxborough Regional Charter School on April 3 at 6:30 p.m.
The Foxborough Regional Charter School community will welcome a special guest to campus on April 3rd when Holocaust survivor Janet Singer Applefield comes to town. The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will feature Applefield's moving personal experiences throughout the Holocaust, as she and her family fought for survival. Visit her website here for a preview of her story. RSVP to the event by clicking this link.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Foxborough Schools Superintendent Debra Spinelli said she will wait until early Friday morning to make a decision on whether or not to close Foxborough Public Schools due to snow in the area.
For more town news and instant updates on stories like this (and more!), follow Foxborough Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign-up for our e-mail newsletter. An ocean storm has brought more snow than originally expected in Foxborough Thursday, causing for a frustrating and messy morning commute throughout the area. Foxborough schools, however, were able to open without delay and remained in session without an early release, according to Superintendent of Schools Debra Spinelli. “We were able to open on time because the accumulation was not significant in the very early morning hours,” Spinelli said. “We get regular weather forecast updates from the National Weather Service for our area, but this storm is very changeable and to some …