Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The 14th annual Taste of Chelmsford was held at the Radisson Hotel on Monday night.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jay Oza
Tuesday, March 19
The 14th annual Taste of Chelmsford was a resounding success for the Center Elementary School, local restaurants, and hungry ticket holders of the popular event. The event was held on Monday night at the Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford. Twenty-three businesses participated. “We raise money for the Center School PTO enrichment fund,” said Taste of Chelmsford chairman Jeff Robinson. “It sponsors and funds a wide range of wonderful, educational, fun programs for our children." Throughout the night, patrons had the opportunity to sample some of the area’s finest delicacies. “For $25 you get to eat food from 23 different venues,” Robinson noted. “Unfortunately working the event, I probably won’t get to eat much!" Robinson was sure to point out one…
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Chelmsford Brownie Troop 63112 plants a tree at Center School.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The following was submitted by Anne-Marie Fiore. Center Elementary School became more beautiful one tree at a time, thanks to the efforts of Girl Scout Brownie Troop 63112. The troop gathered on the Center School the playground Tuesday afternoon to take turns digging a hole and planting a small maple tree. “Make the World a Better Place, One Tree At A Time,” is Girl Scout Cadette Anna Mullane’s Silver Award Project. The sixth-grade student at Parker started her project over the summer, using seedlings, compost, pots and organic fertilizer donated by Parlee Farms and Weston Nurseries. Anna then offered the trees to local troops to plant. The second-grade students in Troop 63112 jumped at the opportunity, and after receiving permission from…
Friday, October 21, 2011
Your daily guide to Chelmsford.
Today is Friday, October 21, 2011. Here is what you need to know: 1. A cloudy start: Today will be partly cloudy with a high of 64. 2. Center School Fall Clean-up Day: This event, originally scheduled for Oct. 14 was delayed due to the rain. Now is your second chance to help the Center School do some fall cleaning. 3. Love comedy, books or the radio: Then you will love seeing comedian, writer and radio host David Sedaris at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium tonight. The international icon will read from his novels, answer questions from the audience and meet with fans- all while providing you with lots of laughter. 4. Support the Gleeks: Time is ticking; if you haven’t voted for Chelmsford in the national Glee Contest, do so today! Click here…
Monday, July 18, 2011
Center School's recycling program hopes to lessen their footprint and trash.
Everyone remembers those delicious juice pouches from Caprisun. They were fun to drink, but did you ever stop to think what happens to them once they get thrown in the garbage? Usually they end up in a landfill, and Chelmsford is doing its part to help. Through working with TerraCycle, a company that has found a way to recycle materials that traditionally are non-recyclable, trash from the town that was previously unrecyclable no longer needs to end up wasting away in a landfill. Jill Eisner helped bring the program to Center Elementary School and to the community last October. Eisner, whose daughter goes to the school, said she thought it would be a good way to teach kids about managing waste. "They are kind of a green generation," …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The Ziti Supper was last night.
Center School's cafeteria turned into an Italian restaurant Wednesday night as student waiters darted from table to table and live accordion music played during the school's annual Ziti Supper. "It's a fourth-grade fundraiser...the students are the waitresses and waiters. They do all the setup," said fourth-grade teacher Sandy Fee. Food and utensils were donated by 15 sponsors including Einstein Bros. Bagels, Hannaford, Princeton Station, Dunkin' Donuts, and Sully's Ice Cream. Volunteers also donated pastries. Gary Morin, of Leominster, gave a live accordion performance for the crowd.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Center School held its second recycling day fundraiser on Saturday.
TVs, lawnmowers, and computer monitors were some of the items dropped off during the Center School PTO's Recycle Day fundraiser, taking place at the McCarthy parking lot on Saturday. The Recycle Day was the second it hosted with Northeast Materials Handling, a local corporate liquidation business. "(It's) just an amazing amout of junk here," said Center School PTO president Kris Lefebvre.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
About 135 students created 85 projects for Wednesday night's Science Fair.
Colorful displays and roaming crowds filled Center School's gym and cafeteria as the school hosted its twelfth annual Science Fair. About 135 students representing all grades at the school worked on 85 projects including exploding volcanoes, various power generators, and a solar windmill and house. "It's all about the kids having fun and getting excited about science," said parent organizer Rose Lerer.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Center School students donated 533 items to the Chelmsford Food Pantry during a weeklong drive, beating the school's goal.
Beating their goal, Center School students donated a total of 533 nonperishable food items to the Chelmsford Food Pantry at the conclusion of a weeklong PTO sponsored “Sharing is Caring” school-wide food drive. The food drive, said Kris Lefebvre of the Center School PTO, was the third annual one that has taken place there and one of a group of charity events the school does per year. “We designate three or four charities for the year that we commit to helping. We just finished another charity collection (recently) that benefited the Lowell Wish Project,” she said. Working with the Chelmsford Food Pantry, explained Lefebvre, is a pleasure for the school because of Pantry Director Sandy Donovan’s charity work both inside and outside the town…
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Town residents dropped off their unwanted electronics for a Center School PTO fundraiser.
Laptops, TV sets, stoves and lawn mowers. Chelmsford residents had a rare opportunity to unload these and other hard to dispose of electronics in a one-stop drop when the Center School PTO hosted a Recycle Day event at the McCarthy Middle School parking lot on Saturday in cooperation with Northeast Material Handling. Kris Lefebvre, who coordinated the event, said she got the idea when she went to Northeast to purchase a new storage cabinet for the PTO. "(Northeast) said, 'oh, we do fundraising for PTOs too,' and that's where this recycling day came in," she explained. "This is a fantastic company to work with." Northeast handles corporate liquidation services, buying inventory from clients as well as reselling. "They have stuff from the …