1. Today is Monday, June 18. The National Weather Service predicts cloudy skies this morning, then gradual clearing and a high temperature of 62 degrees. The low will drop to 58 tonight.
2. Parents of fifth graders will receive letters shortly explaining where their children will attend school next year. Interim Superintendent Randall Collins said in a June 15 memo that he expects to have student assignments for the two middle schools completed by the end of the week.
Collins also said he met with Town Manager Mark Oefinger to discuss redistricting changes, and .
Information will also be posted on the school department website.
3. Groton Public Schools has received a $270,000 grant to support student learning. The grant, which targets areas that have many military families, will make iPads available to sixth grade math students at West Side Middle School and will pilot a new teaching strategy as well as testing it to asses progress.
Participants and supporter who helped write the grant included: Mary Anne Butler, Karen Bryer, Carolyn Dickey, Jen DeBell, Erica Crider, Paula Haldeman, Gigi Ellis, Joann Martin, Shawn Cole and Alisha Stripling.
4. Groton Parks and Recreation’s 2012 Summer SoundWaves Concert Series at Esker Point Beach , it 23rd season, begins Thursday, June 21. Concerts are from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at . The Ryan Montbleau Band kicks off the series June 21, followed by Eight to the Bar on June 28. Parking is $10 per car, or $5 for motorcycle. There’s also free parking at Fitch High School and a shuttle bus.
5. Art on Groton Bank : “Art on Groton Bank, an outdoor art festival, is looking for artists to participate in our sixth annual event on Saturday, July 21st on the grounds of the Bill Memorial Library from 10 am to 4 pm.
An application to participate and more information regarding Art on Groton Bank is available on line at www.artongrotonbank.com. We hope to see you at this event!”