SATURDAY, JUNE 23
Bare Hill Pond Water Chestnut Weed Pull: The Harvard Bare Hill Pond Watershed Management Committee is sponsoring a Water Chestnut weed pull from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Water chestnuts are an invasive plant that takes over freshwater waterways in New England, and are often very difficult to eradicate. Through the efforts of volunteers, most of the water chestnuts have been removed from Bare Hill Pond already, but it is necessary to have additional weed pulls to ensure complete eradication of this very aggressive weed. We encourage anyone interested in helping with the weed pull to come to the town beach. The weeds can be easily removed from shallow water near the shore line using a canoe or kayak, and the event is both fun and rewarding for all. Some town canoes will be available for the event, but it is best to bring your own canoe or kayak if you have one. All participants are required by state law to have life preservers and an emergency whistle in their boats.
MONDAY, JUNE 25
Master Plan Steering Committee: 9:30 a.m., Old Library fireplace room.
Municipal Building Committee: 7 p.m., Old Library.
Bare Hill Pond Watershed Management Committee: 7:30 p.m., Hildreth House.
TUESDAY, JUNE 26
Devens Enterprise Commission: 6:45 p.m., 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens.
Board of Health: 7 p.m., Hildreth House.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
Town Center Sewer Building Committee: 7:30 a.m., Town Hall.
Agricultural Advisory Committee: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall.
Harvard Energy Advisory Committee: 8 p.m., Old Library fireplace room.
Transfer station permits available June 1
Purchase by June 30, $235; between July 1 and 31, $260; August 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, $290.
Seniors -- $25: Must be 65 or older on or before June 30, 2012.
Rules, regulations & additional information may be found at www.harvard.ma.us.
FROM HARVARD PTO --
Box tops: Chance to win $1000
Thanks to those of you who have joined Box Tops on line. We have a chance to win $1000 if more parents enroll. For more information go to Box Tops on line. And keep saving those box tops and bringing them to school.
HES and Bromfield School Council election results
HES School Council elected members -- Mary Traphagen (Day) will fill the three-year position; Risa Goldman will fill the one-year position.
Bromfield School Council elected member -- Sharon Cronin will fill the three-year position.
Bromfield climate survey
Parents of Bromfield students: Please don't forget to take the parent survey at http://www.psharvard.org/bromfield/. The survey is still open and your participation is appreciated.
PTO treasures corner: HES curriculum enrichment
These programs at HES were sponsored by the Harvard PTO this spring:
Starlab visited the third grade to give students an up-close look at some of the most distant objects from Earth. This presentation directly supports the third grade science curriculum unit at Hildreth Elementary. Skills taught during the third grade astronomy unit are reviewed and reinforced. Students learn about the phases of the moon, how to locate planets and why the sky changes due to the effect of the Earth's rotation and orbit. Cost: $310
* The Starlab program was sponsored by the Harvard PTO and supported in part by a grant from the Harvard Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Natural Discoveries visited the Hildreth Elementary School Kindergarten on June 4th. This program offers interactive hands-on explorations on science topics enabling students to become scientists as they handle natural history specimens and artifacts, meet live animals, view plants, and peer into a videomicroscope. The "Habitat is Where It's At" program connects to the Hildreth Elementary School kindergarten science curriculum comparing and contrasting habitats of living creatures. This presentation connects to a kindergarten unit where students build their own habitats in class. Cost: $400
* The Natural Discoveries program was sponsored by the Harvard PTO and supported in part by a grant from the Harvard Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Leland Faulkner will be presenting to students in kindergarten to third grade in June. Leland Faulkner's World of Wonder program evokes students' imaginations through shadow-theater, illusion, and characters from around the world. Physical theater, classical conjuring, and creative storytelling create a performance that has been hailed internationally as a theatrical feast. Mr. Faulkner's performance combines shadow puppetry, storytelling and illusion that should delight the students and enable them to enjoy a playful performance artist. Cost: $560
It's not too late to contribute to these PTO-sponsored events. You can sign up for a Fruitlands-PTO membership, enjoy the benefits of Fruitlands all summer long, and 50 percent of the membership fee will be returned to the Harvard Schools PTO. Go to www.fruitlands.org/ptomembership. Thank you for your support and best wishes for a happy, healthy summer to all!"