Hilltown Families

Packing Local Lunches 101 By CISA Packing your child’s lunch every day can be a challenge. Below are some tips for cutting down on costs, time, and energy you put into...

You Did It: Scholastic Expels the Bratz From Schools By CCFC Thanks to you, Scholastic, Inc. will no longer be promoting the highly sexualized Bratz brand in schools. In April, 2007,...

What’s For Lunch? By CISA As students of all ages go back to school this month, they all have one thing in common-school lunch. Not all school lunches are created equal,...

Back-to-School Countdown Whether your child will be heading off to kindergarten or college, we’re offering a prep course on all things back to school. Sharpen those No. 2 pencils, and learn...

Countdown to Back to School: Get Organized Back to School: When your student and your whole family get organized, going back to school will be stress free. By Lisa Rosenthal, GreatSchools...

School Lunch Advice for Kids at Every Age Try the tips below to make your child’s lunch healthy AND worth looking forward to. For home-packed lunches: Avoid the morning rush by...

School Supply Lists GreatSchools.net has posted a K-2: Back-to-School Supply List families might find useful. Before you shop for back-to-school supplies, it’s best to get a list of what’s required from...

The time to prevent obesity is in childhood and schools are an excellent place to start. Children learn the habits of a lifetime in school – one of those habits should...

Chemical of the Week: Fireworks This explanation of the chemistry of fireworks discusses the compounds that produce specific colors of fireworks, the production and ignition of fireworks, the reactions (oxidations and...

Why Are Schools Designed Like Prisons? By Allison Arieff, New York Times [May 12, 2008] School design, particularly public school design, is often lumped in with the design of other institutional...

Department of Public Health Releases Anti-Bullying Guide Statewide, nearly one in four students reports being bullied at school, and the statistics are even harsher for students who are labeled as being...

Recess follows lunch almost as predictably as four follows three, because it always has been that way. Principals who have put recess first, though, have noticed children eat more and behave...

Recycling Program to Raise Funds For-profit company EcoPhones is one of several companies that offer community groups and non-profits the opportunity to raise funds for their organization or group by collecting...

This puts a lot of pressure of schools to serve the meat available through the School Lunch program, which is purchased from large-scale, low-cost agribusinesses. This makes school lunches especially vulnerable...

Mapping School Food: A Policy Guide A New Resource from the Public Health Advocacy Institute Improving the school food environment can be a difficult task, and understanding school food law and...

As I’ve gotten to know Connie she’s also shared with me her struggles and journey as a mother of a young son with Juvenile Diabetes. To follow is her story of...

Dear Dr. Bryant, I am writing to urge the National School Boards Association to disavow its report, "Creating & Connecting: Research and Guidelines on Online Social -- And Educational -- Networking," which...

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood Asks National School Boards Association to Disavow Report on Social Networking With marketers seeking twenty-four/seven access to children, it is more important than ever that advocates...

The first ever Massachusetts Harvest for Students Week, organized by the Massachusetts Farm to School Project, was a celebration of locally grown food in schools across the state. The week's goals...

Federal law says no child will be left behind, but we are doing just that by not confronting the issue of children coming to school on Monday morning not hungry for...

Does your child’s school make the grade? Family Pride offers a Rainbow Report Card, an interactive tool that generates custom recommendations for a family’s situation in schools. Encouraging our schools to...

Unite & Write for Better Funding of Small and Rural Schools in MA Parents and community members are urged to email the Friends of Gateway friendsofgateway@hughes.net to be registered in a...

Gateway School District Offers New Round of Laptops for Student Lease Gateway school district in Huntington, MA, is offering a new round of laptop leases to students for the 2007-08 school...

Marketing the Sexualization of Young Girls One of the most recent calls for action by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has encouraged concerned parents to tell Scholastic to stop distributing...