In another sign that summer is quickly winding down, student class assignments have been posted on the Abington school district’s online portal.
Abington students and their parents/guardians can now look up who their teacher or teachers will be for the coming school year. Text messages, emails, and social media posts are already blasting across the town as kids try to figure out who their classmates will be.
Here are other important school dates coming up:
- OPEN HOUSES
Beaver Brook Elementary – 08/28/23 – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Woodsdale Elementary – 08/28/23 – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
AMS 5 & 6 – 08/28/23 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
AMS 7 & 8 – 09/06/23 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
AHS – 09/07/23 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
- Grades 1-12 BBES, Aug. 30
- K – Sept. 5
- AEEP – Sept. 5
UPDATES ON ROAD PROJECTS
Abington Public Works Director John Stone said the Central Street bridge could be paved as soon as later this week. The long-awaited reopening, however, depends on the delivery and installation of new guardrails. Town officials insist the project is on time and on budget,
In the meantime, the town had a new webpage that is providing status updates for ongoing town construction projects. For example, new solar-powered speed zone signs will be installed along Chestnut Street near the Woodsdale Elementary School entrance via a state grant.
PLANNING UNDERWAY FOR BRAZILIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL ON AUG. 26
Abington for Social Progress, Inclusion. Representation, and Equity (ASPIRE) is hosting a Brazilian Cultural Festival on Aug. 26, from 4 -6 p.m. at Abington High School. The festival coincides with Festa Agostina, a traditional celebration in Brazil typically held in June (Festa Junina) but also at other points during the country’s midwinter season. ASPIRE is hosting the event in conjunction with the AHS Braza Club. It will feature food for sale, entertainment, kids’ games, face painting, an obstacle course, a bounce house, and raffles. Do Brazil Market, Terra Nossa, Rainhas do Açaí, Brigadelicia by Vivi, Cruzeiro EC Brazilian Soccer Academy, and Kassia Roll Cake are among the businesses participating in the event.
MOCK CRASH VIDEO AVAILABLE ON ABINGTON CAM YOUTUBE
A harsh and emotional, but accurate, portrayal of a fatal drunk driving is now available on the Abington CAM YouTube channel. Abington C.O.P.E.S. sponsored the mock crash scene, which featured Abington High School students portraying a group of friends that drove away from a party after drinking, and crashed into a tree, killing one of the friends. It features a by-the-book response by the Abington police and fire departments, and an appearance by a local funeral home. Abington CAM recorded the portrayal, which took place on Gliniewicz Way during the senior class’ final week of school.
ABINGTON NEWS ANNOUNCES FALL COVERAGE PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Tryouts for Abington High School fall sports are officially underway, with the first games about two weeks out. With a number of teams expected to have strong seasons, Abington News wants to enhance its coverage of Green Wave athletics this fall and is looking to partner with sponsors to help underwrite the effort. Specifically, we’re offering exclusive sponsorships or our Week Ahead Green Wave athletic schedule, an Athlete of the Week feature, and coverage of the biggest rivalry games. If you’re an Abington business or organization interested in helping spread the word about Green Wave athletics this fall email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Likewise, if you have interest in helping Abington News cover Green Wave athletics this fall, let us know!
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Griffin Dairy Farm Committee, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes updates from the project manager, the upcoming community yard sale, and an inquiry from the Affordable Housing Committee.
Affordable Housing Trust Fund Committee, 6 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes an update on the Center and North school properties, and possible locations for a Habitat for Humanity project.
Board of Health, 6 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes a review of updated smoking in the workplace regulations.
Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes discussions about projects on North Quincy Street, Center Avenue, and Summer Street.