Wednesday, September 23, 2015

In the News: food drive, Harlem Wizards, golf tournament, improvement plans

The brief extracts from the Milford Daily News with articles of interest for Franklin.

The St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Mary’s Parish, 1 Church Square, will hold its monthly food collection on Oct. 3 and 4. 
The society is requests personal items for men and women, such as shampoo, tooth brushes, toothpaste, deodorant, soap and laundry detergent. 
In conjunction with the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4, the society also requests donations of cat food and dog food.
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The Harlem Wizards will be in Franklin 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School gymnasium, 147 Pond St., for a two-hour charity tournament. 
The Harlem Wizards brand of “Trick Hoops & Alley Oops” entertainment basketball will play teachers and staff from Franklin Public Schools on Team FPS to raise funds for the Franklin Education Foundation. The show includes tricks, precision teamwork and humor.

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The first annual Emma Frances Dalton Memorial Golf Tournament is planned on Oct. 9, starting at 9 a.m., at Juniper Hill Country Club, 202 Brigham St., Northborough. 
The event benefits the Emma Frances Dalton Research Fund, established in 2012 by William and Nicole Dalton, of Franklin, in memory of their daughter, Emma.

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Principals from across the district spoke to the School Committee Tuesday night about how they would implement district improvement plan goals in their various schools. 
The principals - from the middle and elementary schools - said they would be working to increase curriculum complexity, ensure all students meet educational standards and communicate further with the community.

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