Send a Different Message

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Your teen has brought home a poor grade. "You could do better," you say. But he has probably heard something else. Students often hear "you could do better" as "you're not good enough" or even as "I can't make my Mom and Dad happy."
That doesn't mean you have to praise him for a bad grade. But here's an approach that may get the result you're looking for.

Start by finding something positive to say. Then ask whether he is satisfied with the paper, test or project. Does he think the grade he earned reflects the effort he put in? What might he do differently another time?

Hopkinton Seeks PT Kitchen Worker

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Town of Hopkinton Seeks a PT (16 hour) Dishwasher/ Kitchen Worker

Would you like to work in a very friendly and welcoming environment?

Under the general supervision of the Senior Center Director, the Dishwasher/Kitchen Worker will be responsible for cleaning all dishes, cooking utensils, and equipment; kitchen maintenance and support services in the provision of meals for the Town's Senior Center programming. Hours may vary but are generally between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

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Video Segment: Library Hosts Magician Richard Potter

Many were in attendance as the Hopkinton Library hosted Robert Olson otherwise known as the Great magician Richard Potter on the Library's 120th anniversary celebration. The magician known as Richard Potter started his career as a magician when he received a magic set at 8 years old. "I got a magic set when I was 8 years old and I stuck with it..I've been doing the Richard Potter show almost 40 years." Olson has traveled all around the world doing the Richard Potter show and works through Old Sturbridge Village. Olson has continuously studied the former entertainer Richard Potter and is constantly doing research on his life.

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Baypath Humane Society's 3rd Annual Fur Ball

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Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton hosts its 3rd Annual Fur Ball on Saturday, March 14 from 6 PM until 11 PM at Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center, 1657 Worcester Road in Framingham. Tickets are $50 per person and $55 at the door. Premium tickets and sponsorships are also available. Proceeds will be used to assist the shelter animals.

Colella's Liquor Store Reportedly will Remain Open

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Manager of Colella's Supermarket at 61 Main Street Dale Danahy reportedly announced today that despite the grocery store portion closing soon, the liquor store portion will remain open. The supermarket will be closing in the near future, the date has not yet been announced. No date has been determined to how long the liquor store will stay open after the grocery portion closes or what the future of the property is.

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Video Segment: Middle School Assistant Principal announced she is running the Boston Marathon

Hopkinton Middle School Assistant Principal Maryellen Grady has put countless effort into the Sky’s The Limit Project, the goal of the project is to raise money to develop the Courtyard at the Middle School to allow students to use the courtyard for educational and leisurely activities. A good amount of work has already been done on the courtyard but the fundraising continues. In the latest effort for fundraising, Middle School Assistant Principal and strong supporter of the project Maryellen Grady announced she will be running the Boston Marathon on behalf of the Sky’s the Limit courtyard project.

Maryellen recalled her experience growing up watching the Marathon "We used to go every year to watch the Boston Marathon, I remember one year going in my uncles convertible and we were sitting on the back watching all the runners go by." She talked about various runners she has admired such as Johnny Kelly, Uta Pipping and Joan Benoit Samuelson. "My passion is not for running truthfully, my passion is for the idea of the marathon and what you have to give and the training you have to do and I admire the people who have run it, that came before me."

Maryellen Grady has been a huge advocate for the Courtyard project and talked about why it would be a great benefit to the students. She mentioned it would be a safe, supervised environment students could hang out with friends, read, have classroom activities and would serve as an "extended learning environment." "what they always wanted was a space to hang out and gather with your friends....wouldn't it be great to have this beautiful space that's not used...if we could have it open to the kids and a place they can go... that can be used as an extended learning environment and a space after school you could read or hang out with your friends and out in the fresh air."

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Hopkinton Police Conducting Alcohol Compliance Checks

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The Hopkinton Police Department will be conducting annual Alcohol Compliance Checks of all licensed establishments beginning in February 2015 through June 2015.

These compliance checks are made to ensure that all establishments licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages In Hopkinton follow and comply with all rules and regulations pertaining to the safe sale and service of alcohol within town.

This notice is made in accordance with compliance policy and with the recommendation of the ABCC (Alcohol Beverage Control Commission)

Special Town Meeting Warrant for March 3, 2015

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The Board of Selectmen back on Monday January 26th held a meeting to decide weather or not to hold a special town meeting regarding the land at 203 Pond Street. Todd Cestari and John Coutinho recused themselves due to individual conflicts of interest. Town Manager Norman Khumalo explained

Local Maple Syrup Producer to Talk at St. Paul’s March 1

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Sean Davan, owner of Woodville Maples of Hopkinton, will be coming to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on March 1 to share his experience and passion for making maple syrup. The talk, which begins at 4:00 p.m., will review the history of maple syrup, how it is made, and provide techniques to help people try their own backyard sugaring. All are welcome to attend this free event. St. Paul’s is located at 61 Wood Street/Rte. 135, Hopkinton

Tony-Nominated Actor Presents New Workshop in Hopkinton

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The Hopkinton Center for the Arts announces a new Actors’ Monologue Workshop lead by Hopkinton resident and Tony Award Nominated actor Jere Shea. The workshop will give participants, high-school aged and older, the chance to improve their acting and auditioning techniques through the performance and development of a scripted monologue. The workshop runs March 7 and 14, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Hopkinton High School, 98 Rowe St. and the cost is $60. Register at or by calling (508) 435-9222.


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