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WCEF 4th Annual Women's Forum & Purse Raffle

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:00am

WCEF is excited to announce that award winning journalist, author and inspirational speaker Kelley Tuthill has renewed her commitment to keynote our 4th Annual Women’s Forum & Purse Raffle! Get your tickets today and join us on Sunday, October 15th at 11am at the Crest View Plaza in Woburn for a wonderful brunch buffet and raffle of high-end and designer purses, all to support innovative new classroom-based programs in the Woburn Public Schools.

On Wednesday, March 12 Mayor Scott Galvin, Police Chief Robert Ferullo, and Superintendent of Schools Mark Donovan are hosting a presentation for parents to help them talk to their children about being safe on their cell phones and the internet. This presentation will take place at the Joyce Middle School located at 55 Locust Street beginning at 7:30 pm.

Working with a variety of community partners, the Boys & Girls Club of Woburn and Woburn Public Schools are seeking a grant to support a 21st Century Learning Center at the Joyce Middle School.

If you would like to know more information on the grant and program, please click here.

If you would like to offer your input or support, please contact Alison McDaniel at the Boys & Girls Club at 781-935-3777 or at a.mcdaniel@bgcwoburn.org.

Woburn is rising to the challenge when it comes to fighting the childhood obesity epidemic. In February, the Intrepid Keystone Club at the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn won a grant to create a youth-led initiative to educate young people in Woburn about the importance of active, healthy lifestyles, while also creating opportunities for youth to be active in their daily lives. For more on this initiative, click here.

Now, the city is doing its part to promote healthy lifestyles for children. Woburn recently received a wellness grant of $8,700 from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council as part of the Middlesex Community Transformation Grant to promote safe walking for school children. 

Woburn will use this grant to work with the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program to look at the walking conditions at five local schools: Altavesta Elementary School, the Goodyear School, the Linscott-Rumford Elementary School, Clyde Reeves Elementary School and Joyce Middle School. 

The idea behind this wellness grant is that if the children in the community have safer walking routes to school, healthier and more active lifestyles will be encouraged and there will be less instances of childhood obesity. 

The Safe Routes to School program will also help the schools develop educational and promotional tools to encourage walking and biking as healthy transportation options. 

Thanks to the Woburn Patch, we now know when Kindergarten registrations are starting for Woburn Public Schools

These are the dates:

Altavesta
- March 12 and March 13
Goodyear- to be determined
Hurld- March 6
Linscott- March 15
Reeves- Throughout the month of March
Shamrock- March 14
Malcolm White- Throughout the month of March
Wyman- March 6

holiday house

Woburn Patch is participating in the second annual Deck the House contest, allowing neighbors to submit photos of their homes decorated for the holidays and be entered into a national competition to win $100,000 for local public schools!

This is how it works. Neighbors have until December 16 to submit their pictures here. People will then have the opportunity to vote on the Best Decked House here.

One house in Woburn will be chosen as the Best Decked House in the Woburn Patch. In addition, 24 national finalists from Patch communities across the country will be selected by Patch judges and awarded $500 for their December electric bills.

The house with the most votes in all of the Patch communities across the country will be chosen as the grand prize winner and receive $100,000 to go towards their local public schools. 

Enter your house now and win the title of Best Decked House in Woburn (and possibly one hundred grand for Woburn Public Schools!)

Working with a variety of community partners, the Boys & Girls Club of Woburn and Woburn Public Schools are seeking a grant to support a 21st Century Learning Center at the Shamrock School. If you would like to know more information on the grant and program, please click the following link: