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From left to right - Front row Col. John Robinson staff, Denise Arvidson - principal, Dolly Michaelides - retired gr. 2 teacher, Bev Welsh -gr. 2 teacher, Kim Mannone - Gr. 1 teacher, Jean Haight - kindergarten teacher, Mary Terrio - guidance counselor, Dawn Capobianco - gr. 1 teacher Second row - far left, Joe Mazzola, Executive Director of Character Education Partnership
Letter of Notificaiton:
Dear Mrs. Arvidson:
Congratulations! The Character Education Partnership (CEP) is pleased to inform you that CEP's Blue Ribbon Panel has selected Col. John Robinson School as a 2009 National Schools of Character (NSOC) award winner. Although we had more outstanding applicants than ever, your initiative stood out as a truly exemplary model for others to follow.
The expansive grounds of Colonel John Robinson Elementary School are impressive as one enters the campus of this K-2 facility, located southwest of Boston in the affluent suburban community of Westford, Massachusetts. Surrounding the school are ball fields of several types, a large playground with a sign proclaiming it as a "Peaceable Playground" and an open play field, along with tennis courts and a wooded area serving as an appealing backdrop.