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United Way of Tri-County Backpack Donation Drive

Filed under: General Interest,Schools & Education by News Staff at 1:39 pm on August 2, 2006

FRAMINGHAM,MA -- Kids Helping Kids!!! Many children want to go back to school each fall with the latest and greatest notebooks, pens, backpacks and other supplies. However, for some parents buying even the basic necessities is difficult. The United Way of Tri-County is asking for your help in making sure that every kid in the community has the tools they need to be ready to learn.

Donate a backpack & supplies to a child in need

It's a great opportunity for children to feel good about helping others.

How can you and/or your child help?  Purchase a backpack and all the supplies to go with it. (See the list below of supplies needed)  In order for the children to receive the backpacks before school starts please have the complete backpack to the United Way of Tri-County by August 4th.

The backpacks can be dropped off at The United Way of Tri County office at 46 Park Street, Framingham MA, Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm or at the MetroWest Daily News office.

Please call 1.888.811.3291 ext. 57 for more information.

You can also help local schools out while shopping for backpacks and supplies when you shop for them at Office Depot in Shoppers World, which has some great buys this week and backpacks starting at $ 9.99. Just mention a local school at checkout and Office Depot will donate 5 percent of your purchase to the school of your choice. See store for details and restrictions.

Supply list: Grades K-2
Qty./ Component/ Description
6 Folder, 2 pocket, Assorted Colors
3 Spiral Notebooks, 70 Ct., Wide Rule
2 Glue, School, Washable, 4 oz,
White 2 Glue Sticks, Dries Clear, .28 oz
1 Filler Paper, Wide Rule, 10.5 X 8, 150/Pack
2 Eraser, Pink, Large
1 Crayola Crayons, Tuck Box, 24/Box
1 Pencils, #2, All Wood, dozen
1 Facial Tissue, 2 Ply, 100 count
1 Scissors, 5 1/4", Blunt Tip
1 Ruler, Plastic, 12", Inches & Metric
1 Markers, 8 count, Washable, Wide
1 Sharpener, Pencil, Double Barrel, Canister
1 Pencil Case, Heavy-Duty, with zipper
2 Pencil Cap Erasers, 12 Pack
2 Pen, Medium Point, Red
1 Paint Set, Watercolor, 8 Colors with Brush
1 Backpack

Grades 3-5
Qty./ Component/ Description
4 Folders, 2 Pocket, Assorted Colors
3 Spiral Notebooks, 70 Count, Wide Rule
1 Glue, School, Washable, 4 oz, White
2 Glue Stick, Dries Clear, .28 oz
3 Pen, Medium Point, BLUE
3 Pen, Medium Point, RED
1 Filler Paper, Wide Rule, 10.5 X 8, 150/Pack
2 Eraser, Pink, Large
1 Crayola Crayons, Tuck Box, 24/Box
1 Pencils, #2, All Wood, dozen
1 Facial Tissue, 2 Ply, 100 count
1 Scissors, 5 1/4", Pointed Tip
1 Ruler, Plastic, 12", Inches & Metric
1 Markers, 8 count, Washable, Wide
1 Colored Pencils, 12 count, 7"
1 Sharpener, Pencil, Double Barrel, Canister
1 Pencil Case, Heavy-Duty, with zipper
1 Paint Set, Watercolor, 8 Colors with Brush
1 Backpack

Grades 6-12:

Qty./ Component/ Description
3 Folders, 2 Pocket, Assorted Colors
3 Spiral Notebooks, 70 Count, Wide Rule
1 Glue, School, Washable, 4 oz, White
1 Glue Stick, Dries Clear, .28 oz
4 Pen, Medium Point, BLUE
2 Pen, Medium Point, RED
1 Filler Paper, Wide Rule, 10.5 X 8, 150/Pack
2 Eraser, Pink, Large
1 Pencils, #2, All Wood, dozen
1 Facial Tissue, 2 Ply, 100 count
1 Scissors, 5 1/4", Pointed Tip
1 Ruler, Plastic, 12", Inches & Metric, Asst.
1 Colored Pencils, 12 count, 7"
1 Sharpener, Pencil, Double Barrel, Canister
1 Highlighter, Student Size, Yellow 1 Highlighter, Student Size, Pink
1 Pocket Dictionary
1 Calculator, Solar Power, Large Display
1 Pencil Case, Heavy-Duty, with zipper
1 Protractor, Plastic, Transparent, 6", 1 80û
1 Backpack

See www.unitedwaytri-county.org for more info.

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14th Annual Framingham Tree Lighting

Filed under: Around Town by Deb Cleveland at 10:47 pm on November 22, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The 14th annual tree lighting will be held Friday, Dec. 2nd at the Memorial Building, Concord St., Downtown Framingham.

Festivities begin at 6:45 with the PAC Family Players - Holiday Revelry Selections.

At 7 p.m. there is musical entertainment by the Framingham Girl Scouts.

At 7:15 p.m. Santa Claus arrives at the Memorial Building courtesy of the Framingham Fire Department.

At 7:30 the Framingham Public Schools Fifth Grade Band performs while there are photos with Santa, candy canes, cookies, and hot chocolate.

WKOX's Scott Gibbons will host. Visit the framingham.com table for a free raffle of a $ 100 gift certificate to InnSeason Resorts plus goodie bags and giveaways.

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Salute to Framingham

Filed under: General Interest,Schools & Education by News Staff at 5:09 pm on March 6, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Each year, the Salute to Framingham Committee honors three individuals who, over the years, have done much for Framingham's youngsters.

The selection of three honorees from the hundreds of very active individuals from all walks of life is a most difficult task.

This years recipients are Patrick Dunne, Bob Jachowicz, Joan Rastini.

Each of these individuals has made a significant difference in the lives of the youth of our town thru their volunteer efforts. The event will take place March 16 at the Sheraton Tara.

For tickets and information call 508/872-1933 or visit www.framinghamflyers.com/Salute


Framingham Kindergarden Registration Cut-Off Date

Filed under: Schools & Education by Deb Cleveland at 11:33 pm on March 29, 2004

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Do you have or know of a child living in Framingham who will be five by August 31, 2004? Now is the time to pre-register for Kindergarten '04 (even if a sibling is already in the school).

Register your child for 2004-2005 school years.

Pre-registration Forms are available online at www.framingham.k12.ma.us, at the elementary schools, and at the Parent Information Center, 454 Water Street. Any questions, call (508) 424-3420.

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