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Thursday, November 30, 2017
Homework Club is canceled for this afternoon, Thursday, November 30th.

Geography Bee Club will meet this Thursday, November 30th, after school in room 36.

Blanchard Theatre Arts presents Children's Letters to God this Friday, December 1st at 7:00PM and Saturday, December 2nd at 1:30 and 7:00PM at the Blanchard Middle School located at 14 West Street. General admission tickets for evening performances are $10 and Saturday matinee tickets are $5.
Tickets will be sold at Blanchard on Monday at 7:30-8:15pm, Tuesday at 6:30-7:15pm, Wednesday at 5:30-6:15pm, Thursday at 4:30-5:15pm and one hour before each performance.
The Children's Letter to God is a musical comedy and is based on the international best-selling book of the same day by Stuart Hample and Eric Marshall.  The musical is not religious in nature but rather explores common life issues - turning 13, divorce, loss of pet, wanting to be like everyone else, holidays, first love, sibling rivalry, challenges of not being athletic and moving away - through the lives of five young friends.  Children's Letters to God is appropriate for all ages.

The allied forces is a club at Blanchard that promotes equality for everyone no matter their gender, race or religion. Last year, we sponsored the day of silence. If you are interested in becoming a member of the allied forces please visit Mrs. Wolber's classroom (room 30) tomorrow morning at 7am for our meeting. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Wolber or Mrs. Pastore.

Peer Leaders are running two fundraisers from now through December 15th. Blanket the Valley: We are looking for gently used blankets, comforters, coats, winter boots, baby blankets, sleeping bags and new  hats, gloves, socks and underwear. These donations will go to those who desperately need them. Westford Food Pantry: We are looking for donations of canned foods and non-perishables such as canned soups and canned foods, condiments, pasta,rice, coffee, teas, toilet paper, and paper towels. If the Blanchard community reaches its goal of 400 donated items by December 15th the students and faculty will earn a Pajama spirit day!

Any student who is interested in joining the ski club should have their completed forms passed in to either Mrs. Casey, Ms. Woodley or Mr. Ruhmann by Friday, Dec. 1st.

There is no Art club this week.  The next Art club will be Wednesday, December 6th.

Attention 8th Graders: The Yearbook Poetry contest is going on NOW! Submit your poem for consideration.  If yours is selected you win a a FREE yearbook!
The yearbook club needs your baby picture! Please bring in a photo of you, age 0-2 years, with your with your name on the back. Please give your pictures to Mr. Bogacz in room 41.

The next meeting of the Blanchard Book Club is Wednesday, December 20. If you would like to join us, but didn't get a copy of the December book ( Pax by Sara Pennypacker)
stop by the Learning Commons today to pick one up.

Basketball Tryouts are being held November 27-30th.  Players will know if they made the team by the end of tryouts on November 30th.  We are looking for coachable players that want to work hard and are good teammates.  Returning players DO NOT have an automatic spot on the team and I don't know who is playing on a travel team this year.  It's a new season for everyone and I can't wait to get started!!!
Times:   
Boys 2:15-4:00
Girls 4:00-5:45

Blanchard Book Fair is less than 2 weeks away! All proceeds go directly into new books for our library.

Dates: Monday, December 11 to Thursday, December 14
Location: Front Hallway (outside of Auditorium)

The fair will be open to the public:
  • Monday, December 11, 2 pm - 8 PM
  • Tuesday, December 12, 7:15 am - 10 am
Students will visit during their ELA classes
  • Grade 8 - Tuesday, December 12 (2.5 hour delay schedule)
  • Grade 6 - Wednesday, December 13
  • Grade 7 - Thursday, December 14

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