You already know the story of Thanksgiving from 1620 and the first holiday celebration that started in Plymouth, MA in 1621. Most people do not know the history of how Thanksgiving became a legal holiday in the United States. Starting tomorrow we will be posting daily right up to Thanksgiving Day, interesting facts about how Thanksgiving evolved into a holiday. Check back here tomorrow for your first serving of Thanksgiving history.
The Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center in Boston, MA will be having their silent auction this coming Friday. If you attend the Dorchester event called The Sportsmen’s Tennis Ball, be on the lookout for the Y3K Tutor In Your Home donation for tutoring and test prep. The money raised will help them support high quality free and low-cost youth programs year round. Boston youth’s lives will be enriched through our donation and your bids.
More and more colleges each year realize the SAT is not an effective measure of student intelligence. The list of schools no longer requiring the SAT grows by the year. Several colleges including UMass Lowell and Salem State University have made the main SAT and ACT tests optional.
Y3K Tutor In Your Home 13th Annual Buddy Dog Humane Society Collection Drive Complete List
Here is the complete list of items collected for the Y3K Tutor In Your Home 13th Annual Buddy Dog Humane Society Collection Drive. There are three convenient drop-off locations. Pick-ups are the first Saturday of each month. Our collection drive is from November 1st to January 10th. Call now!
Most Needed Items:
• Limited-slip or Martingale collars of all sizes
• Non-clumping, clay cat litter
• Bleach, laundry detergent, liquid dish soap
• Waterless hand sanitizer
• Rubbing alcohol and distilled water
• Easy walk harnesses, medium and large
• Sturdy leashes, 6-foot and 8-foot
For the Cats and Kittens:
• Science Diet brand dry food
• Canned cat food (any brand, but not the shredded variety)
• Blankets and soft cat beds
• Toys (squeaky toys, balls, stuffed mice, fishing pole toys, catnip)
• Litter box deodorizer (Arm & Hammer or any other brand)
• New, standard-sized litter boxes (no hood)
• Temptations cat treats
For the Dogs and Puppies:
• Science Diet brand dry food
• Canned dog food (any brand or variety)
• Toys (squeaky and plush toys; no tennis balls or rope toys)
• Bully sticks, DentaStix, Greenies (no rawhides please)
• Blankets and soft dog beds
• Step in harness small and medium sizes
• Pill Pockets
• Soft, chewy treats (soft Milkbones, BilJacs, Buddy Biscuits, etc.)
For the Staff:
• Office supplies: dry-erase markers and two-pocket folders
• Paper towels and tissues
• Medical supplies such as cotton balls, hydrogen peroxide, Q-Tips, and first-aid items
• Plastic drinking cups
• All purpose cleaner and sponges
Gift Certificates: We can always use gift certificates from the following stores to purchase shelter supplies.
• PetCo, PetSmart, and Especially for Pets
• Home Depot, Lowe’s
• B.J’S Wholesale Club
• Pet Edge
NEEDHAM HOMETOWN WEEKLY NEWSPAPER’S 2015 BEST TUTORING AWARD
BEST NEEDHAM TUTORING AWARD 2015 – Y3K Tutor In Your Home is first place and best Needham tutoring service as voted by the readers of Needham Hometown Weekly Newspaper. A big thank you goes out to all of the great families of Needham, MA that voted for us!
Y3K TUTOR IN YOUR HOME’S ADHD QUIZ #7: EATING FISH
Q: True or False: Pregnant women who eat lots of fish are more likely to have children with ADHD?
A: True. Initial research suggests that pregnant women who eat lots of fish – especially tuna, swordfish and other fish with high mercury levels are more likely to have children with ADHD. Researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health tracked 788 Massachusetts children between 1993 and 1998. Then they had the children’s mothers keep food diaries while they were pregnant so they could see how much fish the women ate. They took hair samples from them after they gave birth so they could test their mercury levels.
Eight years later, they asked the children’s teachers if the kids exhibited ADHD-like symptoms, such as hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inattentiveness. The researchers concluded that the women who had the most mercury in their hair were 60% more likely to have a child who exhibited ADHD-like behavior.
The Hillside Elementary School of Needham, MA is running their annual Summer Calendar Raffle this June. Y3K Tutor In Your Home has donated tutoring and test prep services to the raffle to help the Needham children. Let us know if you are the lucky winner and have fun at the raffle.
At the John Pierce School in Brookline MA, Y3K Tutor In Your Home will have tutoring and test prep donated to the upcoming auction. Your support will help the Pierce School students.
Here are some local Y3K Tutor In Your Home communities average property tax bill and their % increase in property taxes from 2004 – 2014.
Brookline: $13,954 per year 41.6% increase
Dover: $13,245 per year 57.5% increase
Natick: $6,459 per year 57.2% increase
Needham: $8,765 per year 67.2% increase
Weston: $17,832 per year 58.7% increase
Wayland: $10,974 per year 44.5% increase
Wellesley: $12,469 per year 70.3% increase
Newton: $9,907 per year 45% increase
Sudbury: $11,544 per year 43.9% increase
The next time your town asks you to raise your taxes to pay for another school project, tell them “NO”. Tell them to cut out waste and reduce administrator salaries.
Tomorrow we will look at how and why senior citizens are forced to move or starve to pay for always increasing school projects.
In addition to the tax increase to pay for non-residents, Brookline MA also will be asking voters to approve $49,850,000 to renovate the Devotion School. Yes you read that correctly. Almost fifty million dollars! The extras they want include a new kitchen and café, a new gym with smaller attached fitness room, and 2 pre-kindergarten classrooms. They even plan on putting in an underground garage.
This spending spree will raise the taxes for each homeowner by $208 for 25 years beyond the thousands they are currently paying. If these people in Brookline have their way, each homeowner will have to pay an extra $658 ($450 covering non-resident students in the school system and $208 for the renovated school) in taxes beyond the thousands they are currently paying each year.
Tomorrow we will look at how much money they have already grabbed and wasted on outlandish administrator salaries.