5 Things You Need to Know Today: June 14
Students, if today's your last day, you can get a head start on your summer reading.
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations.
1. School's out..for...summer. (For most schools, that is.) It's an early release day for all Natick Public Schools, and the last day of the school year for each school except Kennedy Middle and Memorial Elementary. Kennedy's last day, an early release day, is Monday. The middle school was closed for two days at the beginning of the year for a power outage. Memorial's last day, also an early release, is tomorrow. Memorial was closed for one day because of a water main break.
2. It's a particularly special last school day for Natick High. The 2012-2013 incoming classes won't again set foot in what is now the high school, as the new building will open in the fall.
3. You've likely noticed the four different summer reading lists we've posted on Natick Patch. These aren't just any summer reading lists: they're put together and endorsed by none other than author James Patterson. If you have a young child or tween, and you've read any of the recommended books, let us know in the comments.
4. Speaking of reading: there are free summer reading events at 1 p.m. today at the American Girl Store, located in the Natick Mall. The events are open to ages 8 and older.
5. The Natick Police Department posted on its Facebook page yesterday the following: "We are saddened to hear that former longtime public safety dispatcher Gary Dubinsky has passed after a period of declining health. Gary worked as a Special Police Officer for the town of Framingham in the late 1970s and as a dispatcher for the towns of Wayland and Natick before moving to Florida some two years ago. Our thoughts are with Gary’s family and friends during this time of loss."