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September 24, 2018 - Framingham, MA: Connection and community support is a huge and growing component for Framingham Public Schools. Kicking of the school year with the Back To School Family Picnic was one step towards bringing our community together and setting the tone for the school year. This week the Bilingual Family Engagement Office is preparing to host a different kind of event aimed to bring families together in a way that’s both supportive and helpful.
Framingham’s first-ever ‘Swap Day’ will be held this Saturday, September 29th in the Fuller Middle School Cafeteria from 10:30am - 12:00pm. ‘Swap Day’ is an opportunity for families to exchange clothing and shoes that their children have outgrown and also save gently used items from being discarded.
“The Bilingual Family Engagement Office wanted to create a platform for the community to come together and help each other,” said Claudia Diaz, Bilingual Family Engagement Coordinator. “Kids outgrow clothes and shoes quickly. Swap Day is a fun way to encourage a Fall ‘clean-up’ for some of those clothing items and also provides a great opportunity for our families to come and get what they need for their children. Our goal is to make the Swap Day a semi-annual event.”
Donations of pre-school - teen clothing, shoes, coats, and books are being accepted from Monday, September 24th through Friday, September 28th between the hours of 8 am to 4 pm. Drop-offs can be made at the Bilingual Family Engagement Office, 31 Flagg Dr. Door 4A, Framingham MA 01702. All items must be clean and in good condition.
All items gathered this week will be organized and made accessible on Saturday, September 29th from 10:30am - 12:00pm. Families can come and get what they need for the current or upcoming seasons. Families are encouraged to bring bags to collect desired items. Families do not have to donate in order to take items and all remaining items after the Swap Day will be donated.
If you have questions about the event you can contact Claudia Diaz at 508-782-7292 or by email: [email protected]
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According to recent data, allergies affect up to 30% of adults and 40% of children in the United States. Over-the-counter medications can provide some relief, but allergies persist and are a source of discomfort and annoyance for many of us.
One place we can all agree should be a place of comfort and relaxation is our homes. However, allergies are at their fiercest in most homes from dust, pets, pollen, or even mold.
In today’s post, we’re going to talk about some common household allergens and how to protect your home against them.
Safeguard your home against mold
Mold is gross at its best and dangerous at its worst. Caused by excess moisture, the most important thing you can do to prevent mold in your home is to identify areas that are at risk.
Bathrooms, basements, and around faucets are all prone to water damage and mold. Usually, the best intervention to take is to provide proper ventilation. A well-ventilated room dries out quicker and prevents mold from growing in the first place.
Many surfaces in your home, such as wood, drywall, paper, and cardboard are all susceptible to mold growth. Use a mold-inhibiting paint to prevent the mold from growing in the first place.
Prevent indoor pollen
Protecting your home from pollen is trickier than you might think. Most of us like to open doors and windows in the summer time to let fresh air in. The problem? We inadvertently let the pollen in as well.
There are a number of ways to decrease pollen inside of your home. Using HEPA complaint filters in your home and vacuum cleaner can help.
Vacuuming often and emptying the vacuum outside can also have an impact on reducing pollen indoors.
Defend against dust mites
Arguably the nastiest item on the list, dust mites feed on dead skin and love warm temperatures and moderate humidity. This makes the interior of your home the perfect place for dust mites to thrive.
Frequently washing your bedding, dusting your home, and vacuuming with a HEPA certified filter are among the best things you can do to help reduce dust mites in the home.
Protecting against pet allergies
The most important thing you can do to prevent pet allergies is to make sure you aren’t allergic to a pet before bringing them into your home. However, if an allergy does arise, it can often be managed with the use of air and vacuum filters and a strict cleaning regimen.
Some people who suffer mild pet allergies are able to cope with them by simply making their bedroom a no-pet zone and keeping up with cleaning.
Finally, keep in mind that outdoor pets can often bring in pollen from outside. So, when letting your pets in the home in the spring and summer time, try to give them a quick brush down.
According to the US News World Report - Best High Schools 2017 , Framingham High School is ranked 32nd within Massachusetts. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Framingham High School is 55 percent. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 33 percent. They were given a score of 51.0 on the college readiness index
Framingham High School was ranked higher in MA and in the National rankings than many neighboring towns