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The Franklin Journal
Updated January 29, 2019
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Final week of winter games at Mallett

The 2019 WinterKids Winter Games, a competition being held by students and staff at the W.G. Mallett School, draws to a close this week.

  • FARMINGTON — Plans to hold a family fun night at W.G. Mallett School for the 2019 WinterKids Winter Games were put on hold Thursday, Jan. 24 due to a wintry mix of heavy rain, melting snow, and dropping temperatures. The event was rescheduled and will be held at the school Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., said Principal Tracy Williams.

    Pizza, sliding, outdoor story walks, and indoor math and literacy activities will be offered to Mallett students, staff and families, Williams added. There will also be a bonfire and door prizes.

    W.G. Mallett School first grade teacher Emily Beaudoin and a few WinterKids winter writers proudly hang up their work on a hallway display. (Submitted photo)

    On Friday, Feb. 1, students will travel to Titcomb Mountain for a day of winter fun. This event will mark the end of the four week competition against 30 other schools for a gold medal prize of $5,000.

    The WinterKids Winter Games is a physical and nutritional competition that encourages young children to develop healthy habits over the course of the program. Each week of the program features a challenge, and the percentage of students who complete the challenge will determine how many points the school receives. Bonus points can be earned by exceeding the minimum activity requirements, inviting guest speakers to school and including non-teaching staff in the competition.

    Points are compiled at the end of each week and posted online at As of Friday, Jan. 25 Mallett School was in 12th place with 71.25 points, just 5.75 points behind the first school, Ames Elementary School in Searsmont.

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