Thursday, August 30, 2012
Check out the images submitted by our readers. Want to add to our collection? Upload them to this post and provide a full-sentence caption and the photographer's name.
On Tuesday we asked our readers to submit photos from the first day of school in Melrose and you responded. Check out our photo gallery of Melrose students (past and present) attending Melrose Public Schools on Aug. 28. Want to add to our growing collection of first day of school photo gallery? Click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button located above or below the gallery, then provide a full-sentence caption and the photographer's name in the "credit" field.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tell us in the comments section.
Yesterday was the first day of school for Melrose Public Schools students. For children and parents, it started with getting up at 6:30 a.m. or so, packing a lunch and waving goodbye. Other people might have noticed the schedule change by hearing kids on the playground and waiting in morning and afternoon traffic. How did you experience the first day of the 2012-2013 school year? Tell us in the comments section below.
Students learned a variety of ways to keep safe as they play.
[Editor's note: The following information derives from a press statement submitted by the Melrose Mayor's Office.] On July 8, 9 and 10th, 50 four-to-six year olds had fun learning and exploring topics such as Fire Attire, Weather Worries, and Bicycle Safety during a three-day adventure at the Melrose Common Tot Lot. Water safety, first aid, and how to approach a dog were other topics that experts from YMCA, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and Canine Control discussed with the children. At the end of the program, the children walked away with new safety skills and sticker filled passports showing all that they accomplished. “Safety Town is a great way for children to learn important lessons in a familiar environment,” said Mayor Rob Dolan, who…
Check out the Melrose Patch Five Things column for Aug. 29.
1. Post your photos! Did you capture shots of the kids readying for their first day of school in Melrose on Tuesday? Upload them here. 2. Social media options: Visit the Melrose Patch Facebook and Twitter pages for additional content not featured on the website. 3. Keep up to speed: Need gas prices and traffic updates before leaving Melrose for work? Check out our Commute section. 4. Fly away: Scope out the Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey program at Stone Zoo Wednesday to see several types of birds, including the bald eagle, bateleur eagle, Egyptian vulture, military macaw, spectacled owl and white-necked raven, according to the Zoo New England website. The event is free when you purchase a regular zoo ticket. Showtimes are at 11 a.m., 1 …
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Five things principals, educators, PTO members, parents and students need to know.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Chris Caesar
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The school year is underway for Melrose Public Schools, Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, St. Mary's and all the rest, and Melrose Patch will be there to cover all the big news. But we can’t do it without your help. To make sure you get the most out of Melrose Patch this school year, we invite you to get active in the news-gathering process. There are five things you can do to make sure your school and its students get all the coverage they deserve from Melrose Patch: To find out more about using Patch this school year, just email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also become a blogger and share your school's news directly with Patch readers on a regular basis.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Upload your photos, add a full-sentence caption and in the credit field note the photographer's name
Tuesday marked the first day of school for students of Melrose Public Schools and with that in mind we'd love to see all your photos of your kids readying for the big day. Did you have a little one going to school for the first time? Or a high schooler dressed up for the start of their senior year? Whatever the case may be, upload your photos to this post and we'll create a photo gallery. Before you start trying to upload photos, make sure you've created a Melrose Patch user account (if you don't already have one), then log in. Once logged in, click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button found above or below the photo gallery. After yor image has uploaded to the site, mae sure to include a full-sentence caption and type in the photographer'…
Check out the Five Things column for Aug. 28.
1. Back to school: Tuesday marks the first day of the 2012-2013 school year for students of Melrose Public Schools. 2. Send us your photos! Do you have some great shots of the kids readying for their first day of school in Melrose? Upload them to our community photo gallery. 3. Get socialized: Check out the Melrose Patch Facebook and Twitter pages for additional content not featured on the website. 4. Get help: Looking for gas prices and traffic updates before leaving Melrose for work? Why not check out our Commute section. 5. Ah, memories: Calling all former (and current) Melrose students: Do you recall your first day of school memories? Let us know by posting a comment here.
School's almost back in session, but were you aware of these state laws on school buses?
Most Melrose students know the "Rules of the Bus," but here are a few Massachusetts' state laws about school buses you might not have known. #1. Everyone knows to stop when a school bus is loading and unloading passengers, but what you may not know is that if you don’t stop, you could get a ticket of up to $250. That fine can go up to $2,000 and a suspended license of up to a year for subsequent offenses (MGL 90-14) #2. Oh, speaking of stopping behind a stopped bus, even fire trucks, police cars and ambulances with their sirens on have to stop until the passengers have been loaded or unloaded. (MGL 89-7B) #3. Tell your kids to sit down, because bus drivers can be fined up to $500 if they drive the bus when the kids aren’t sitting down, or…
Monday, August 27, 2012
School starts Tuesday. How is your family preparing?
Tuesday marks the first day of the 2012-2013 school year in Melrose, and it's likely that parents and children are full of a mix of excitement and anxiety. Over the summer there were books to read, clothes to buy and last week new teachers and classmates to meet at back-to-school events. How has your family handled the demands, and what concerns do you or your child still have about the approaching school year?