Monday, May 6, 2013
The Braintree elementary school held a road race on Sunday.
U.S. Senate Candidate Gabriel Gomez, a Republican businessman and former Navy SEAL from Cohasset, ran unannounced in Sunday's Cinco De Mayo 5k Fun Run/Walk at Ross Elementary School. The overall winner – male was James Fisk of Brighton and overall winner – female winner was Paula Smith of Braintree. Gomez ran in the 8 a.m. race and came in first in his age group, 40-49. Gomez faces U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Malden, in the special election June 25 to fill the seat left vacant by Secretary of State John Kerry.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Ross students participated in Massachusetts Walk & Bike to School Day on Wednesday.
New England Patriots Matthew Slater and Zoltan Mesko greeted students from Ross Elementary School Wednesday as they walked and biked to school, part of the annual Massachusetts Walk & Bike to School Day put on by the MassDOT program Safe Routes to School. The Patriots – Slater, a special teams Pro Bowler, and punter Mesko – also joined the students in the gymnasium for a PLAY 60 pep rally, featuring tips on healthy eating and exercise and a question and answer session. Kathy Corbo, the Ross PTO President, wrote to the Patriots requesting the participation of players in the event. Ross is a walking school without school buses. A federally-funded project pitched with the help of Safe Routes to School and slated to begin this year will revamp…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Sidewalk and other upgrades are being funded by the federal government, through the MassDOT.
A federally-funded project aimed at making the roads and sidewalks near Ross Elementary safer for students at the walking school is under final review by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and may begin this fall. The $615,000 project is part of a program called Safe Routes to School that combines federal money and state resources with infrastructure improvement ideas spearheaded by local parents, schools and community leaders. Officials from MassDOT expect to put the project out to bid in June, with construction possibly starting in the fall, spokesman Michael Verseckes said in an email. All roads in the area will remain open during construction, though there will be some traffic disruptions, according to a report provided by …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Ross Elementary School is on Hayward Street in Braintree.
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Saturday, October 20, 2012
Ross School PTO is looking for great local crafters, artisans and vendors for our first Holiday Shopping Night on November 30. Tables are just $30. If interested please contact Keri Labadie at email@example.com. We would love a wide range of vendors- from handmade jewelry, scarves, bags, and other handcrafted items to upcycled children’s clothes and country crafts to traditional home based businesses like Usborne Books, Silpada, Stella and Dot, Lia Sophia, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple.
Friday, April 27, 2012
The Tian Ann Temple has been in Braintree since 1997 and is completely overhauling its property on Hayward Street, adding parking and constructing a new, larger temple.
The types and size of plants, lighting angles and water runoff were among the issues that Braintree residents living near the new Tian Ann Temple on Hayward Street brought forward during a community meeting on Thursday night. Construction on the two-story temple and its 72-space parking lot is expected to finish in early August, leaders of the Buddhist congregation said at Ross Elementary School, where they gathered with neighbors and town officials as part of a plan initated last year to keep the community informed. The new, 16,840-square-foot building will increase the capacity on site from 150 people to 295 and will be in use mainly on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings, with some exceptions including the evenings before full and …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
DonorsChoose was founded in 2002 by a social studies teacher at a Bronx High School.
Last fall, Carly Fleming, a second grade teacher at Ross Elementary School, heard about a new way to raise money, an opportunity that lined up with her search for a funding source for a year's subscription to the Weekly Reader, to supplement learning materials on global diversity. The second graders also needed a new rug, and one that featured a map of the world would teach them about continents and be a hit for reading time. Within a few weeks, both projects were funded, to the tune of about $400, and delivered to the school. This was accomplished with the help of DonorsChoose.org, a non-profit created a decade ago by a Bronx high school teacher to directly connect donors with classrooms. Today there are hundreds of funding requests from …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Ross Elementary 5K is on April Fools' Day and includes walking, running and plenty of prizes.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
On Sunday, April 1 the Donald Ross School will be having an April Fools' Day 5K Walk/Fun Run. Registration starts at 9 a.m., walk at 9:30 a.m. and the run at 10 a.m. Registration is $15 if received by March 14 and the first 100 registered runners/walkers will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt. The race will go on rain or shine. Awards include: First Overall Male and Female and the top 3 finishers in each male and female age group: 10yrs & under* 11-14* 15-19* 20-29* 30-39* 40-49* 50-59* 60+ In addition, for $10 we will be selling our Ross Calendar Raffle with more than $4,000 in prizes! The race registration can be found at http://www.gpvillage.com/rossschool/home. –Ross Elementary PTO
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Braintree's entire budget for next year, including the school department's, will be examined over the next few weeks and months.
With the anticipated federal stimulus "funding cliff" now upon Braintree and districts nationwide, and with significant pay increases on the horizon, local school officials are looking to to level fund the town's education budget by allocating an additional $3.1 million next fiscal year. The $52.4 million draft FY2013 budget – for the year starting July 1, 2012 – was presented to the School Committee at Ross Elementary School Monday night. Its 6.38 percent increase over the current year's appropriation is largely the product of contractual obligations, special education requirements and funding for areas such as textbooks and other materials that were previously covered by the Obama administration's relief package. Superintendent Dr. Peter…