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Friday, December 11, 2020
BEST Announcements
FINAL CALL: Please Donate 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
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
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

Looking for Girl Scout Cookies?   

Due to COVID-19 Girl Scouts are not permitted to do in-person delivery of cookies or in-person cookie booths at this time.  However, you can order cookies online from your favorite Bedford troop by visiting the Bedford Girl Scouts online cookie ordering website: 

https://sites.google.com/view/bedfordhanscomgirlscouts/cookie-links 

All cookies will be directly shipped (and if you order 6 or more boxes you save 50% on shipping). You may also use the website to donate cookies to the Boston Food Bank and Hanscom AFB.   

Your support helps the girls raise funds to support their activities, higher awards, travel, and the Bedford Hanscom Girl Scout Scholarship fund! 

Buy Now
Bedford Recreation Department Winter Programs

Registration is open for winter programs. 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
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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
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

Will be closed this Thursday, December 24.

We will operate as usual on Thursday, December 31, distributing bags from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM at 12 Mudge Way (the Yellow building), rear entrance by the CoA. If you are in need of food before 12/31 call 781-275-7727 or email bedfordfoodbank@bedforma.gov.

Due to the generosity of our many partners, donors, and volunteers, we are able to serve all residents who are in need of food assistance. If you are in need of food, even temporarily, please come to the Drive-Thru Food Band on Thursdays, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, or call 781-275-7727. No registration is required!

To learn more about this initiative, or how you can help, visit www.bedfordma.gov/BedfordFoodBank
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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