WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Sunday, July 18, 2021:
#1) Wilmington Farmers Market Is CANCELLED Due To Thunderstorms In The Forecast
The Wilmington Farmers Market has been cancelled this Sunday, July 18, 2021 due to the threat of thunderstorms.
#2) SURVEY DEADLINE: Wilmington Public Schools To Receive $800K Grant, Seeking Public Input For Setting Funding Priorities
The Wilmington Public Schools expects to receive approximately $800,000 as part of a one-time grant program which is part of the nationwide “American Rescue Plan Act” (ARP). These funds, known as Elementary & Secondary School Relief Fund or ESSER III, are intended to be one-time funds to help safely reopen schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students.
As a part of the requirements of accessing these funds, districts are required to gather input from stakeholders to assist in the development of priorities for our safe return to in-person instruction. As per the guidelines surrounding the ESSER III grant, ‘stakeholder’ groups include, but are not limited to: students; families; educators and school staff; school and district administrators; stakeholders representing the interests of children with disabilities; English learners; children experiencing homelessness; children in foster care and other underserved students.
We ask that you take a few moments and complete this short survey by midnight on Sunday, July 18, 2021. https://forms.gle/LA36Qa4N1queydfb8
The results from this survey will inform our planning and we will share our plans for how these federal funds will be used as soon as possible during the upcoming weeks. Please know we truly value your input as we prepare to use this funding for the maximum benefit of our students going forward.
For more information about the federal funding, please review the USDE fact sheet at: https://oese.ed.gov/files/2021/03/FINAL_ARP-ESSER-FACT-SHEET.pdf.
#3) VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Wilmington Farmers Market Looking For Help
Are you looking for a way to positively engage with the Community? Or perhaps you know someone who needs to fulfil service hours for a school requirement? The Wilmington Farmers Market is looking for volunteers, 8th grade and above (Adults welcome too!).
- Sundays through October 3rd (you can chose how many/which Sundays you want to come)
- 9:30 Market set-up
- 10-1 Help out at the Kids Table, assisting the younger Wilmington residents with a craft.
- 1:00 Market break down
The Take Away:
- It is 4 hours of easy and enjoyable work, while soaking in the sunshine and fresh air and getting to know members of your community.
Visit http://www.wilmingtonfarmersmarket.com/volunteer.html to sign up!
#4) Town Beach Is Open
Town Beach at Silver Lake will open for the 2021 beach season from Saturday, June 12, 2021 through Sunday, August 8, 2021, from 10am to 6pm daily.
Wilmington residents with proof of residency may use the beach at no charge. Acceptable forms of ID include a current Mass. Driver’s License with a Wilmington address, an RMV issued Mass. ID with a Wilmington addressor; and a Wilmington Public Schools ID.
Non-residents can purchase day passes at the Beach for $10 per person (ages 3 and up).
Please call the Recreation Department at 978-658-4270 if you have any questions.
#5) Read This Week’s Grocery Store Circulars
Food shopping in town this week? In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:
- This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.
- This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.
- Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.
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