The community is invited to cut the cake, and a lot more, to celebrate Peaslee's 50 years.
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Friday, August 3, 2012
The Peaslee School received three critical violations during a health inspection last month.
During a routine health inspection last month conducted by Health Agent Jamie Terry at the Peaslee School, three critical violations were noted, as Northborough Patch reported in its inspections update. Readers, particularly parents, quickly questioned the nature of these violations. The three critical violations Terry noted were: an employee cooked pasta, stirred it and tasted it with ungloved hand; the sanitizer strength exceeded acceptable levels; and a refrigerator used to store condiments and vegetables was above 41 degrees (which is the highest level it should be). Terry noted that not only were these violations not uncommon, but Maura Feeley, director of food services for the Northborough public schools, responded quickly to the …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
This month's inspections include critical violations at Peaslee, fruit flies at Walmart and a superb report card on Main Street Tanning.
This new feature on Northborough Patch will highlight some of the recent health inspections conducted by the town's Health Agent Jamie Terry. Inspections are conducted regularly, and are unannounced visits. Walmart on Otis Street, which is in the process of converting to a Super Walmart, didn't fare exceptionally well in an inspection last week. The store had to remove some expired items, and was cited for numerous fruit flies found on some of the fruits and vegetables. "I picked up a bag of plums and they just fell out, and a peach I picked up was pouring liquid," said Terry. Terry said she gave Walmart a "couple of days to mitigate the problem, and if it did not, a cease and desist on selling fruits and vegetables would be issued." The …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Forever Summer Musical Production, Biography Fair, Principal Helper and Greek & Roman Mythology Awards
With temperatures in the the 90's for the last few days of school, it surely feels like summer has officially begun! The last few weeks of school were jammed pack with field trips, award nights, musical productions, plays, class programs, and farewells.
Forever Summer Musical Production: Ice cream, baseball games, and the beach. School is officially out and Peaslee School's fourth graders had such enthusiasm for the next few months that their end of the year musical was all about summer fun. Composed by Michael and Jill Gallina, Forever Summer had a cast of 58 students who sang and danced about summer activities that make us all wish that summer was forever. Fourth grade teachers Colleen Griffin, Melinda Kement and Donna McAuliffe, as well as other staff members, were busy working with the students through many rehearsals over the last few months. The play takes place in a one room schoolhouse where happy summer memories are told by the students. Many familiar songs such as Take Me Out to…
Friday, May 25, 2012
Memorial Day is Monday and Proctor School wanted all to remember it is just not a day off. Other schools are keeping busy with community service, career awareness, and other programs and events.
Memorial Day Assembly: Proctor School remembered the veterans who have served and are currently serving our country with an all school assembly. Principal Margaret Donohoe has been holding this assembly for many years. “It’s a way for all of us to not just think of Monday as a day off,” she said. She also recognized Adam Costello, a father of Proctor students, who is currently serving our country. Coordinated by Proctor Library Teacher Joanne Giancolo, the ceremony began with the presentation of colors by American Legion Post 234 followed by the National Anthem. Service Officer Gerard Bourque of American Legion Picard Post 234 spoke to students, staff, and parents. Fifth graders Kaylin Blair, Aaron Nodoushani, Katelyn Reynolds, Taylor …
Friday, March 30, 2012
It's spring! Time to clean out your basement and recycle those electronics. Time to dust off those running shoes and train for a 5K race. Time to attend a kids fair. Always time to spend with the family, maybe doing some drumming.
Proctor School Fair: Spring is in the air, and Proctor School is hosting its annual kids fair. According to Alison Cosgrove, the PTO fair chairperson, this year’s theme is Peace, Pride, Proctor. The fair will run at Proctor School on 26 Jefferson St. in Northborough from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. As always, there will be a variety of fun events and activities planned for the day including games, inflatables, face painting, nail painting, spin art, Frisbee, and a 50/50 raffle. In addition to the popular and fun classroom basket themed raffles, a silent auction will also be held. Two of the hot items ready for your bids include Red Sox tickets and two Celtic tickets with a pass to the Kids Tunnel, where your child has the …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Students are busy learning about the Olympics at Peaslee, performing folktales at Proctor, donating food for the food pantry, and reading the nominees for the Children's Book Award.
Olympics at Peaslee: It’s an Olympic year and Peaslee School is Going for the Gold. That is the theme of this year’s school fair, which will be held on March 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peaslee School. Jackie Barnes, PTO co-chair, said the excitement is growing among the students as each class will have the opportunity to pass the Olympic torch starting with the fifth graders and working its way to the Kindergarten classes. The main office will receive the torch on March 23, the day before the fair, and if weather permits an outdoor ceremony will be held with the entire school. This year, local businesses have the opportunity to become sponsors of the fair. In continuing with the Olympic theme, sponsorship levels are Bronze ($25-$49), …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Ben Franklin always tried to make a difference, as an actor portraying Franklin mentioned during a recent assembly at Lincoln Street School, and the fourth graders at Peaslee did just that with their recent baby food drive.
Baby Food Drive: Containers of pureed peas, sweet potatoes, and applesauce, along with boxes of rice cereal and oatmeal piled up high at Peaslee School last week. The school’s fourth graders have been busy with their first community service project of the year: a baby food drive. This year, 1165 containers of food were collected and will be donated to the Massachusetts Children’s Fund. Fourth grade teachers Colleen Griffin, Melinda Kement and Donna McAuliffe have led their students in this project for the past four years. “It is a perfect community project that students want to help with,” said Griffin. “We usually complete it at the beginning of the year and tie in other curriculum areas. The students bring in baby pictures of themselves…
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
This week, our readers let us know that the School Committee has an opening for its appointment to the town's Financial Planning Committee and made suggestions to cope with school buses needing a tardy slip.
Readers and Patch writers alike sang the praises of iPods, iPads, iTunes, a map app, Pixar stars such as Lightning McQueen and Buzz Lightyear and how Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs' products, philosophy, advice, inspiration, business savvy and work ethic are a true legacy. The experiences ran the gamut. Computer engineer and author Ray Salemi talks about what it was like for Apple many years ago. "I was working at Sun Microsystems when we were considering buying the shell of a company that was Apple in 1996. This was back when they thought they were going to change the world with the failed Newton and their Performa Macs couldn't run for a hour without crashing. Even I had switched to a PC by then." Salemi goes on to say, "He [Steve Jobs] …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Fourth grader Chloe Reeve-Patel is on the go with her many interests. She is always willing to learn or try something new.
Whiz Kid: Chloe Reeve-Patel, 9 Whiz Kid’s School: Fourth Grade, Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School Whiz Kid’s Accomplishment: There’s nothing Chloe won’t try. Whiz Kid’s Key to Awesomeness: Karate, swimming, hip-hop dancing, rock climbing, and gymnastics. Chloe Reeve-Patel has a lot of interests and enjoys pursuing new things. She enjoys the non-competitive approach to the activities and sports she participates in. She likes to do things “just for fun.” One of her favorite activities is swimming, something she has been doing for awhile through the YMCA. Her favorite stroke is the front crawl, and she has become quite fast. She has now advanced to the Shark class which concentrates on endurance and strength of the strokes. She hopes to…