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Friday, December 11, 2020
BEST Announcements
Collection Donations for Holiday Gift Cards for Davis & Lane Staff

At this time each year, the Davis and Lane parent communities show our appreciation for the hard work of the “behind the scenes” support staff at each school with a small gift. While not part of the classrooms, the office staff, nurses, custodians, assistants, cafeteria workers, and crossing guards all assist in making our children’s days run smoothly and successfully. During the winter holiday season and again at the end of the school year, we give a small gift to each one of these staff members.

Through our Appreciation Fund, you can either donate once for the entire year, or make smaller donations towards each initiative. For those donating just for the holiday gifts, it is our hope that each family will make a contribution of $5 per child. This donation is seperate from the teacher/assistant gifts collected by the Room Parents.

Donations for our Appreciation Fund can be made online or by mailing us cash/checks with a donation form.

Donate Online
Download Donation Form
Lane School Parent "Office Hours" with Mr. Ackerman and Mr. Kinney
On Friday, December 18 from 9:00 am - 10:00am, Mr. Ackerman and Mr. Kinney will be available to answer any questions or address any concerns over Zoom. 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://bedfordps-org.zoom.us/j/87107152724?pwd=RU9xUGZ4bzJPTmM4cWYzem9xcFhtdz09
Passcode: 588519

Bedford Masks For Sale!
Makes a Perfect Stocking Stuffer
BEST/PTO has a limited number of blue Bedford masks available for sale in both adult and youth sizes. Now is your chance to buy one just in time for the holidays. Makes a perfect stocking stuffer! 
These are the same high quality, washable, 3-ply masks sold in the BEST/PTO sale this fall. Masks can be delivered to Davis or Lane or any address within Bedford. 
Buy Bedford Masks Here
Additional Davis & Lane Directories Available for Purchase
Additional copies of the directory are available now for purchase.  If you would like to purchase a copy of the directory, please contact the BEST PTO Directory team at best.pto.directory@gmail.com
Thank You For Supporting Our Fall Fundraiser
If you have any questions about your order, please contact Charleston Wrap customer service at 866-395-2926, or you can read FAQs and send a helpdesk request at https://charlestonwrap.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/folders/8000040212
Davis, Lane, & District Info
NEW Food Services Website
Download the Updated District Calendar
Davis School Website
Lane School Website
Aspen
Counseling Dept Website
BEST Website
BEST Welcome Brochure
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Community
Bedford Recreation Department Winter Programs

Registration opens Thursday, December 17 at 8:00 pm.

There are many virtual programs for both youth and adults to keep you engaged during the long winter ahead. Learn something new, stay active, or maybe you are looking for a unique gift for the holidays! 

Please note that the winter brochure will not be printed because it will be dynamic, changing as necessary to respond to safety guidelines for our community.  For more information, please see our website at www.bedfordrecreation.org.
View Brochures
Register
Order Your Cheer Box
MCC is hosting a virtual MLK Day Celebration on Monday January 18, 2021 at 1pm. 

As part of the celebration the Living the Dream Partners are looking to celebrate those in our community who seek to end racial injustice and work towards peace, unity, and diversity. 

If you would like to nominate a community member, please download the nomination form, and submit the completed form by email or mail to: Living The Dream Celebration Nomination, c/o Middlesex Community College, Attn: Donna Corbin, 33 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA 01852, corbind@middlesex.mass.edu.
Nomination Form

“Intro to Debate” Public Speaking Workshop (Online)
Lumos Debate is hosting half-day debate workshops this Winter Break! Students will get a chance to practice public speaking in a low-pressure, fun environment that is perfect for first time or shy students.

  • Public Speaking Confidence
  • Academic Development
  • 4:1 Student Teacher Ratio
  • Fun and Engaging Activities!

Each workshop runs 10 am - 2 pm, on weekends and during Winter Break. When you register, make sure to use promo code: COMMUNITY to get a special price of $55. And after you sign up, you’ll also get a special promo code so you can bring a friend for FREE! 

Space is limited and we typically sell out. Register now for your child’s workshop at: lumosdebate.com/summer-posts/trial-workshop
Music Lessons with Maestro Musicians
Are your kids looking for a creative and confidence building after-school activity to start the New Year?

Music Lessons are the perfect holiday gift for kids! Located at a new Bedford location on 25 Great Road in Bedford town center, we offer lessons both online and in person and adhere to social distancing guidelines and mask-wearing. Parents and kids love our music instructors. Lessons in Piano, Violin, Voice, Guitar, Cello, Trumpet, Sax, and much more!

If you contact us to sign up for a month of lessons before January 15 and quote "PTA40", we'll give you FREE registration ($40 value)!

Signing up has never been easier. Request info at maestromusicianslexington.com/request-infolessons@maestromusicians.com, or 857-756-5230. Find out more today!
Donate Today

Mental Health and Wellness Helpline - FREE for Bedford Residents

The William James INTERFACE Referral Service, offered through our Freedman Center, is a mental health and wellness referral Helpline available Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm, at 888-244-6843 (toll free). This is a free, confidential referral service for residents of participating communities. Bedford is one of these participating communities.

Callers from these participating communities are matched with licensed mental health providers from our extensive database, on average, within 2 weeks of their call to INTERFACE. Each referral best meets the location, insurance, and specialty needs of the caller.

To learn more visit Interface.WilliamJames.edu or our FB page https://www.facebook.com/INTERFACEReferralService
 

The Bedford Food Bank at Town Center Building

Thursday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

To assist and support Bedford residents in need, the Town of Bedford has established a temporary food bank at the Town Center Building (yellow building behind Town Hall) at 12 Mudge Way on the Town Campus.

Families and guardians of Bedford school children are welcome to continue to access Bedford's Food Bank. Please visit the Bedford Food Bank site for more information.
Health Resources
How To Select Wear & Clean A Mask
Newsletter submissions are due by Wednesdays at 9:00 am to be included in the Friday edition. Please submit to Nina Tate at t8brood@gmail.com
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2020-21 Bedford Elementary Schools Together Board
Holly Munsie
, President  -  Nina Tate, Senior Vice President  -  Charlene Dunn, Vice President, Davis  -  Elizabeth Berner, Vice President, Lane  -  Carey Sclafini, Treasurer  -  JeaNa Agen, Assistant Treasurer  -  Leslie Savoy, Preschool Liaison  -  Melissa Brandt, Kelley Dadah, Coreen Garrett, Shannon Gilbertson, Rachel Mark, Christie Martin, Members-at-Large
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