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January 27, 2009

Registration open for Bresnahan Science Fair

If your second- or third-grader is excited about science, now's the time to get them registered for the 2009 Bresnahan Elementary School Science Fair, scheduled for Thursday, April 2. The PTO-sponsored event encourages students to undertake a scientific project of their choosing, then in a question-and-answer format provide their answer by using the Scientific Method. It's that simple.

This year's voluntary fair will be at the Bresnahan School, and due to space limitations will be limited to the first 150 participants. Registration closes Feb. 6 or when a maximum of 150 registrations have been received. After the 150 limit is reached, entrants will have to partner with a previously registered student in order to participate. Parents can register online at


The next meeting of the Newburyport High School Parent Alliance will be held Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. at the high school. Parents are welcome to come hear school counselor Mike Nesson speak about adolescent development and various issues typical of this life stage. Ask questions and seek additional information by contacting Melinda Crossman at


There may be 2 feet of snow on the ground, but if you're interested in finding the perfect summer camp for your children, now's the time to start thinking about summer vacation. A great opportunity to find information on all that's offered in our area is coming up on Saturday, Feb. 7, when the 21st "SummerScape" camp fair is held on the campus of Glen Urquhart School in Beverly. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Braemar building, 70 camps from all over New England will be on hand to share information about their programs.

The event is free and open to the public. Glen Urquhart School is at 74 Hart St., Beverly Farms — one mile from Exit 17 off Route 128.

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