By Michele Taranto
Monday Essentials is a quick snapshot of significant incidents occurring throughout Chelmsford in the week ahead.
For a full listing of events and happenings in town, check out the Chelmsford Patch calendar.
School Starts This Week!
Local roads will be busier as school begins for all Chelmsford students this week. See the schedule below and keep on the lookout for school buses and children as they begin the 2013/2014 school year.
Wednesday, Sept. 4 – First day of school, grades K-12.
School Starting and Dismissal Times
Chelmsford High School: 7:19 a.m.-1:52 p.m.
McCarthy Middle School: 8:19 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
Parker Middle School: 8:19 a.m.-2:40 p.m.
Byam Elementary School: 8:59 a.m.-3:18 p.m.
Center Elementary School: 8:59 a.m.-3:18 p.m.
Harrington Elementary School: 8:59 a.m.-3:18 p.m.
South Row Elementary School: 8:59 a.m.-3:18 p.m.
Kindergarten School Hours
All Elementary Schools:
AM Session: 8:59 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
PM Session: 12:30 p.m.-3:18 p.m.
Styrofoam Collection Day
Chelmsford's Styrofoam Collection Day is this Saturday, September 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., in back of the town offices. Use this week to organize home recyclables. They will be accepting Styrofoam cups, coolers, packing blocks, egg cartons and white isolation board. Look for a recyclable symbol with a number 6 on items you wish to recycle.
There are a number of local meetings on September 3 and September 5. This week's agenda includes the Sign Advisory Committee, the Housing Advisory Board, the Energy Conservation Committee, the Town Hall Advisory Committee, the Synthetic Recreational Fields Committee, and the Permanent Building Committee. Visit the Town of Chelmsford's website for specific dates and times at www.townofchelmsford.us/.
New Location For Morning Coffee, Fill up the Gas Tank or Grab Lunch
New World Gas opened its doors last week at 273 Littleton Rd. In addition to claiming the "lowest gas prices in town," this location also offers a drive-through Honey Dew Donuts, Subway and convenience store. It will be open seven days a week.
High Holiday Services at Congregation Shalom
As the High Holidays approach, Congregation Shalom, located at 87 Richardson Rd., opens its doors to the public to attend services. Schedule of services begins Sept. 4. For more information about Congregation Shalom and the High Holiday services, visit the temple's website, call (978) 251-8091, or email email@example.com.
Sign up for FREE Boston Bruins G.O.A.L. Clinic
Chelmsford Youth Hockey is partnering with the Boston Bruins offering a FREE G.O.A.L. clinic Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Chelmsford Forum. The Bruins alum and staff, along with Blades, and the B's mascot will be on the ice. Kids will receive a Bruins bag filled with team items. Equipment will be provided if needed. This Bruins clinic is open to all CHA players (ages 4-9).
To register for Bruins G.O.A.L., visit fmcicesports.com/program/goal/. Make sure you select the Chelmsford location.