Special Education Parent Advisory Council Meet & Greet

The Foxborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) invites all parents and guardians of children with special needs to attend one of the upcoming coffees to meet Foxborough’s Director of Special Education, Dr. Sandra Einsel, meet SEPAC leaders and to meet other families dealing with similar issues.

Special Education services assist students with a wide range of challenges – from physical disabilities to behavioral, social, emotional and intellectual disabilities. The SEPAC is a parent run resource group that works with the schools to provide support and information to families of children with special needs.

Come to one of our open houses… choose the time and date that works best for you!

  • Monday, January 12, 9:15 a.m. @ Burrell Elementary School
  • Thursday, January 15, 4:00 p.m. @ Ahern Middle School
  • Tuesday, January 20, 10:00 a.m. @ Igo Elementary School
  • Thursday, January 22, 7:30 a.m. @ Foxborough High School
  • Tuesday, January 27, 9:00 a.m. @ Taylor Elementary School

Dunkin’ Donuts hosts American Red Cross blood drive at Patriot Place

The American Red Cross and Dunkin’ Donuts launched the “Dunkin’ Donors Make a Difference” campaign on Friday, Jan. 2, with a blood drive at Patriot Place to help increase donations and raise awareness about the need for blood and platelet donations during National Volunteer Blood Donor Month. Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott, of Newport, R.I., made an appearance at the event to donate blood and underline the importance of taking the time to donate. “One of the first memories I have is being in the ambulance getting a blood transfusion because I had lost so much blood,” Abbott said, recalling her experience from the Boston Marathon bombing. “If it had not been for the people who helped me; the first responders, Matt and Erin Chatham, who found me on the ground after the second bomb, and the blood donors, I wouldn’t be here today to tell you about what I have accomplished.” Joining Abbott at the event were Matt and Erin Chatham, Patriots Cheerleaders, Dunkin’ Donuts and American Red Cross representatives and Patriots, Dunkin’ Donuts and American Red Cross mascots. Donors at the Patriot Place blood drive received free donuts and coffee, a $5 Dunkin’ Donor card and were entered into a drawing to win one of five pairs of Patriots tickets to the Saturday, Jan. 10 playoff game at Gillette Stadium. “There is always a constant need for blood donations because blood is only good for 42 days,” said Jeff Myer, CEO of Massachusetts and Connecticut regions for the Red Cross. “Every two seconds across the country someone is getting a blood transfusion, so we need blood donations to be constant, so we can keep the blood supply where it needs to be and that’s why we are so excited for this promotion.” In seven years of the Dunkin’ Donuts partnership with American Red Cross, more than 562,000 blood and platelets donations have been collected.

Celebrate, Celebration by Dan Bukvich – 20th Anniversary

On Thursday (12/11/14) the Foxborough High School Concert Band will perform “Celebrate, Celebration” during their Holiday Concert.

2014 marks the 20th Anniversary of the piece commissioned by The Foxboro Music Association and composed by Dan Bukvich of the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music. This video clip from April 7, 1994 is a recording of the world premiere performance by the Foxborough High School Concert Band.

Boston Duck Tours Donates Faneuil Holly to America’s Fleet Museum at Battleship Cove

Duck Boat DonationBattleship Cove is pleased to announce the world famous Boston Duck Tours has donated a World War II era Duck Boat named Faneuil Holly to the museum after many years of service in Boston.

The DUKW (known as Duck) is a six-wheel-drive modification of the 2-ton capacity “deuce” trucks used by the U.S. military in World War II. The amphibious truck, designed by a partnership under military auspices of Sparkman & Stephens and General Motors Corporation  was used for transporting goods and troops over land and water, and approaching and crossing beaches in amphibious attacks. Designed only to last long enough to meet the demands of combat, DUKWs were later used as tourist craft in marine environments. Continue reading Boston Duck Tours Donates Faneuil Holly to America’s Fleet Museum at Battleship Cove

Town Of Foxborough Sharps Collection Day

Foxborough Town SealIf you are one of the many people in Massachusetts who uses syringes to manage your health or your pets’ health care at home, the Town of Foxborough provides a safe way to dispose of needles, syringes, and lancets (sharps).

Saturday, DECEMBER 13, 2014
from 10:00 – 12:00PM

WHERE: Foxborough Public Safety Building – McGinty Room – 8 Chestnut Street

Bring all syringes in a sealed sharps container.

Proper Use and Disposal of Needles and Syringes

BE SMART. BE CAREFUL. BE AWARE. BE SAFE.

  • Put used syringes in sharps containers immediately.
  • Keep needles away from children and pets.
  • Bring a sharps container when traveling.
  • DO NOT clip, bend or recap needles.
  • DO NOT flush sharps down the toilet.
  • DO NOT drop into storm drains.
  • DO NOT throw sharps in the garbage or recycling bin.

As of July 1, 2012 Massachusetts does not allow the disposal of sharps in household trash.

For more information about sharps collection in Foxborough you can visit us at www.foxboroughma.gov or call the Foxborough Board of Health at 508-543-1207.

The Police Department has a new Medical Waste Kiosk at the Public Safety Building lobby! If you have any old or unused medications including over-the-counter or prescriptions in all forms such as pills, creams, or liquids feel free to bring them with you for disposal.

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