Skate night fundraiser, Jenna advances: Five things you need to know in Burrillville this weekend

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Softball Skate Night

Burrillville High School Softball Skate Night will be held tonight, Friday, March 8, starting at 9 p.m. at Levy Rink. Entry is $5 per person, and there will also be a bake sale with proceeds to benefit the program.

Help for seniors

The Jesse Smith Memorial Library will host Senior Living: Choosing a Long Term Care Facility on Saturday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to noon.

Deborah Burton, a consultant from Aging Easily, LLC, will discuss strategies and options for choosing a long term health facility.

For more information and to register, contact the reference department at 710-7800.

Round two elimination

Burrillville native Jenna Denault has survived the first round of elimination in her quest to become Miss Jetset 2019. Denault in now among the top 500 contestants, and for the next four days, votes will be accepted to advance her to the top 20.

Locals can continue to help her to advance by visiting https://jetsetmag.com/model-search/2019/jenna-elisabeth. Visitors to the site can vote once a day through Tuesday, March 12.

Learn more about the contest here.

Get ready for kindergarten registration

The Burrillville School Department’s 2019 kindergarten registration has been scheduled for Monday, April 8 from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday, April 10 from 4-8 p.m. at Austin T. Levy School for children who will turn five-years-old by September 1.

Parents are asked to bring proof of residency, such as two different utility bills dated within one month of registration; a current tax bill or mortgage statement; or a notarized affidavit or registry. The form can be found here.  Also required are the child’s birth certificate and immunization records.

Parents are asked to bring the child as there will be screened by kindergarten teachers and child outreach. Alternatively, parents or caregivers can make an appointment for screening by calling 647-7560.

Members of the Burrillville Police Department stand with members of the Burrillville Prevention Action Coalition and school officials, showing off a new banner recognizing the school as a National Unified Champion.

Unified Champions

Congratulations to Burrillville High School for officially being named a National Banner Unified Champion! The honor was given in recognition of the school’s Unified program for bringing together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities, and its inclusive and collaborative climate.

Students and school officials celebrated the honor with a ceremony on Friday, March 8, and a banner dedication at the school.

For pictures and updates from the event follow the group on Twitter @UnifiedBroncos and Instagram @bhsunifiedbroncos with the hashtag #BHSIsUnified

Read more about the honor here.

Do you have a special event, fundraiser or other news that should be on our radar? Email it to sandy@nrinow.news and check out our calendar to see what else is happening in Burrillville this month!

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