Calling all parents: PTA looks to boost volunteer base

September 6, 2014

By Georgia Sparling | Sippican Week The Mattapoisett PTA wants to pump up parent participation this year to provide more fun and educational programs for kids and families. “I think people have a little bit of a stigma about it ­– if you volunteer you have to volunteer for everything,” said Debra Nettles, chair of […]

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Manguito brings Latin beats to Mattapoisett schools

January 24, 2014

By Georgia Sparling | Jan 24, 2014  Link to Article Mattapoisett — Heads were bobbing, toes tapping and hands clapping at Old Hammondtown School Friday morning as kids learned about Latin and Caribbean music from Manguito. The Boston-based band, composed of five musicians, plays for a variety of audiences, said bassist Alex Aluear. Hailing from […]

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Latin Musicians Wow Mattapoisett Students

January 6, 2014

By Jean Perry | The Wanderer | January 30, 2014 See Photos From the moment they paraded into the Center School gymnasium, the five internationally renowned members of the Latin American educational music group, Manguito, captivated the young audience with the rhythmic thundering of their drums and other implements of mass percussion. The exuberant, but […]

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Manguito: A Musical Journey to the Carribean

December 28, 2013

On Friday, January 24th, Manguito will be performing for both our schools. This program will provide students with an appreciation of the unique fusion of Spanish, African, and Native American cultures in Latino culture.

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Holiday Performance Raffle Winners

December 18, 2013

Congratulations to our Holiday Performance Raffle Winners: Premium Parking Spaces: Dennis Arseneault  Johanna Ingham Angela Ribiero Front Row Seats: Sarah Collier Keila Gonzalves And a huge thank you to all who participated!

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December 18, 2013

By Georgia Sparling | Dec 02, 2013 View pictures Mattapoisett — The concept of symmetry may be heady, but Center School has a host of new Symmetry Detection Agents who are seeking it out in music, art, geometry and beyond. Members of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra brought “The Sounds and Shapes of Symmetry” to […]

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Will the real Matt D’Andrea please stand up?

October 31, 2013

Sippican Week | By Georgia Sparling | Oct 31, 2013 It was hard to tell who the real Matt D’Andrea was as teachers and staff saluted (and surprised) the Old Hammondtown School principal by dressing as him for Halloween. Thursday was D’Andrea’s last day as principal. After more than five years at the school, he […]

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Mattapoisett celebrates autumn with festivities

October 30, 2013

Sippican Week | By Georgia Sparling | Oct 28, 2013 Mattapoisett residents celebrated fall last weekend with several events that highlighted the season. On Friday, the PTA held a Halloween party for families at Old Hammondtown School. Kids and teachers wore ghoulish costumes and enjoyed a number of activities, including a haunted house. See full […]

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Nomadic fiddler, poet teaches kids with “tricky” methods

October 7, 2013

By Georgia Sparling | Sippican Week | Oct 04, 2013 Mattapoisett — Traveling poet and musician Ken Waldman knows how to get a crowd of third graders riled up. After all, he’s “very, very tricky.” Waldman brought several stringed instruments and his very own (literal) bag of tricks to Center School on Thursday afternoon to […]

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Good vibrations: Percussionists drum up tunes at Mattapoisett Schools

February 3, 2013

By Georgia Sparling | Jan 23, 2013| Sippican Week Mattapoisett — One man’s trash is another man’s musical instrument. That was one less lesson learned on Wednesday as the New England Percussion Ensemble wowed Mattapoisett students with its “oddball” drumming. The ensemble, a three-man band of percussionists, travels around the Northeast, teaching audiences about percussion […]

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