High School News and Events Archive
Save Postage Stamps For the Holocaust Stamps Project! Current Count: 3,330,523
Students, staff, parent volunteers, and friends of FRCS have been saving, trimming, and counting cancelled postage stamps since 2009 as part of a Community Service Learning initiative, the Holocaust Stamps Project.
Five years ago, an ambitious goal was set – to collect 11 million stamps to visually illustrate the enormity of that number of children, women, and men having been killed as a result of prejudice, racism, and discrimination by the Nazi regime. Six million Jewish people and five million others considered by Germany’s dictator to be “enemies of the State” are being honored and memorialized by each of the collected stamps.
Thousands of the stamps are being used, by small groups of talented middle and high school FRCS students, to create a series of 18 unique collage pictures that reflect causes and effects of the Holocaust. Long-term plans are for a public venue to be found where … Read the rest
Caregiver Education Program – Eldercare Services
“Caregiver 101” provides information on community resources, support and respite services for elders and their family caregivers. Participants will receive materials to create a caregiver notebook and will learn successful strategies for managing elder care planning and family decision making. This training is not for professionals.
Presented by the HESSCO Elder Services’ Family Caregiver Support Program on:
Date: Friday, December 13th, 2013
Time: 10 to 11:30 am
The session will be held at HESSCO Elder Services. HESSCO’s offices are located about 2 miles north of Gillette Stadium on the corner of US Route 1 north and Merchant street. Click here to download the event flyer.
To register call Kristin Heuwold, Family Caregiver Specialist, at 781-784-4944 Ext. 238 or email email@example.com
This program is funded by a Title IIIE grant of the Older Americans Act through HESSCO Elder Services. The educational offering is free although donations are greatly appreciated. The HESSCO Elder … Read the rest
Foxborough Regional Charter School Presents The First Annual Winter Concert
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)
Location: FRCS Cafetorium
Come One and All to Celebrate the Sounds of the Season!
The FRCS Chorus
A Cappella Groups “The Rhythm Riders” & “The Gospel Choir”
“The Koul Brothers”
The FRCS Orchestra & Concert Band Debut.
Student Singers & Musicians are to report for 6:00 pm
Seating is on a “First Come, First Serve” basis
No Admittance Fee
Click on the photo to download and print the event flyer
Parent Cafe – January 16th, 2014 - Social Networking Safety
Join the Students and Families Department and special guest speaker Patti Snell of the Norfolk County DA’s Office in the FRCS cafetorium on Thursday, January 16th, 2014.
Ms. Snell will be speaking on ‘Social Networking Safety’.
Click on the picture below to download the event flyer and for RSVP information.
Open House, Lottery, Wait List & Enrollment Information
Please join us: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 6:30PM Click here to RSVP
Foxborough Regional Charter School holds an Annual Public Open House in January. This evening event includes an overview of the FRCS enrollment process, K-12 curriculum, student leadership and community service learning programs and is a great opportunity to meet staff and students!
The event begins promptly at 6:30PM, doors open at 6:00PM. A formal presentation by a Board Member, the Executive Director, the Director of Teaching and Learning and the Director of Students and Families is presented in the gymnasium. Immediately following the presentation, families have the opportunity to tour the school, visit classrooms and meet with teachers and Instructional Leaders in the Academic Resource Center to discuss curriculum. A special introduction for Kindergarten families continues in the gymnasium immediately following the formal presentation.
Additional Enrollment Information:
Deadlines (Applications for Kindergarten through grade twelve may be submitted year-round)
All … Read the rest
Emergency Closing Procedures
FRCS parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the websites of the tv/radio stations that carry our cancellation notices and sign up for text message alerts. This is a great way to stay informed, especially in the event of a power outage.
Please know that every attempt is made to make a decision on whether to change normal operating hours as soon as possible, and preferably the night before to give families an opportunity to plan accordingly. However, as you know, living in New England does not always provide us with the opportunity to make timely or accurate weather predictions. This is especially true as decisions are made based upon the conditions of our nearly 500 square mile regional district. Travel conditions in one area may be fine, while in other parts of our district they may be treacherous.
Other school districts, public safety and public works officials throughout southeastern Massachusetts are consulted prior to and during … Read the rest
News From the American Heart Association – FRCS Teaching Garden
In November Ms. Nicole Lucey the American Heart Association Teaching Garden Representative joined us to officially open the FRCS Teaching Garden. The entire Grade 2 class participated in planting spring flower bulbs and decorating the garden bed area with pumpkins that they had recently painted. Attached to the garden beds were lively posters used to claim a garden bed. In addition to 2nd grade, a number of classes, clubs, or departments, have claimed a raised bed to either plant in this season or next spring. These include the Kindergarten classes, students in Grade 5, Speech and Language, CSL, and the H.S. Garden Club. Students in Grade 5 plan to plant potatoes in conjunction with their Social Studies Unit. The H.S. Garden Club has radishes and spinach already growing in the greenhouse!
The American Heart Association Teaching Garden plaque adorned with a golden shovel was presented to FRCS by Ms. Lucey. Ms. … Read the rest
Family Holiday Event, December 14th
You are invited to the Scholarship and Grant Committee’s 2013 Family Holiday Event. Please join us at this year’s event in the FRCS cafetorium for breakfast, crafts, silent auction and raffles to support the program.
The event will be held from 9am to 12pm, to cover the cost of food and crafts there will be a minimal fee of $12.00 per family, purchased online auction items will be available for pick up (no charge).
Just in, a limited supply of hand decorated fresh Christmas wreaths are for sale ($20.00) on a first come, first serve basis. Sign up and wreath order form can be found here.
Each classroom has been asked to create a themed basket for auction at the Family Holiday event; themes include Winter Fun, Movie Night, Baking Fun, etc. All donations to your child’s classroom basket will be gratefully accepted regardless of size! Join us and bid on one or several … Read the rest
Winter Break & Holiday Happenings – Important Information
- The After School Extended Day Program will be closed on Friday, December 20th, 2013. Please plan accordingly.
- Foxborough Regional Charter School will be closed the week of December 23rd - 27th, 2013 and the following week December 30th, 2013 – January 1st, 2014.
- The central office will be open December 23rd, 26th, 27 th and 30th from 9AM to 12PM and 1PM to 3PM . If you have any business to conduct with the limited staff available, please make sure to contact us between those hours.
- School personnel may be unable to respond to email and voicemail during the vacation week as our technology that supports these communication tools will be periodically off-line during updates. We anticipate a return to our normal schedule on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014. We will respond to all messages at that time.
Happy New Year!… Read the rest
Important Updates to Drop Off/Pick Up Procedures; Please Review Carefully
Updated 2013-2014 Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures (11-25-13)
Help us be a good neighbor!
Do not utilize in any way the following neighbor’s properties and/or businesses:
- 132 Central Street Business Park (across the street from FRCS)
- Mobil Station next door to FRCS
- Driveways and/or shoulders in front of or adjacent to private homes on Central Street/Route 140.
- The West Leonard Street roadway (as an access/cut through)
These business locations and individual homes are private property.
The business owners and home owners can and will notify the police of trespassing (vehicles making u-turns, vehicle parking, standing and or vehicles using their properties to ‘cut-through’ etc.).
These rules apply to both morning drop off and afternoon pick up procedures.
Thank you.… Read the rest