July 4th weekend activities

Happy 4th of July weekend! Did you know that Sanford has some wonderful and fun activities going on throughout this long weekend? There is something for everyone and many of the activities are free!! Grab your family and friends and enjoy ūüôā


15th Annual Randall’s “Run for the Gym 5k” Road Race. The race starts at 8:30 at Nasson Common, 457 Main Street in Springvale. ¬†Folks can still register today (registration began at 7.

Sanford Farmer’s Market- 8-12 in Central Park. Stop by and meet some of our many local farmers while purchasing some delicious locally grown fruits and vegetables. Don’t forget to sign up your kiddos for the new PoP program- Power of Produce. Once signed up, each child will receive a $2 token to spend within the market on fresh fruits and veggies! 49 kiddos have signed up already!!

Concert in the Park- Sanford Parks and Rec department is hosting a fun evening of music at Goodall Park. Enjoy some of your favorites from the Eighties as the cover band Boyz Gone Wild take the stage. The ‘opening act’ is Bon Fire. ¬†Tickets can still be purchased at the gate for $15. ¬†Gates open at 5:30. Food and adult beverages will be available for purchase. Concert goers can sit in the seats or bring a chair/blanket to sit on the field.



Concert in the Park- Sanford Parks and Rec is hosting the Blue Note Big Band for another fun evening of music. This group is from Southern New Hampshire, but has played in Sanford many times. Enjoy tunes from the jazz era when this bands hits the stage at 6:30. Food and adult beverages will be available for sale, and tickets are $5.



Head on over to Number One Pond in the afternoon for a chance to enjoy some music, stop by vendor tents, or engage in other fun activities, including a rock wall!

Stay through evening, or bring a picnic dinner to see the Maine Attraction Water Ski Team debut this years summer show “Christmas in July.” ¬†The show will begin at 6:30.

After the ski, continue to enjoy the fun and activities while waiting for the fireworks display.  The first firework will be set at 9pm.



Annual 4th of July Parade on Main Street. ¬†This years theme is “Service about Self,” with floats paying tribute to police officers, firefighters, EMTs, teachers, clergy, librarians, members of the U.S. Military and others. The Parade kicks off at 10 am around Malcolm Ave and continues down Main Street ending at Gowen Park.


With so many wonderful and fun activities in Sanford there is sure to be something for you to enjoy. What is your families favorite way to celebrate the 4th of July? Whatever you do, have fun, make memories, and be safe!


Box Top Bonus App

Happy Thursday MCS families and friends. We hope you are enjoying your summer. Hopefully you received our end of year packet showing you all the exciting events and activities that the PTA either sponsors or participates in. Also included were many of the activities and supplies that we purchase for the students, staff, and school.  It is our hope that by having an understanding of what we do, and where we apply the funds we raise, that families will be more encouraged to support us.

As you may know, some of our fundraising opportunities last throughout the year. Box tops is one of them. Throughout the summer, clip and collect box tops in the baggie provided to you and return in your students backpack once school begins again.

In addition to clipping box tops, there is now a Bonus Box Top App.


By downloading this free app, creating an account, and designating Margaret Chase Smith Elementary School- Sanford as your school of choice you can begin earning bonus box tops for our school. The app is easy to use and offers a list of products offering bonus box tops, which change regularly. To use, simply select the products you are buying during one transaction, then snap a picture of your receipt to collect the bonus.

After selecting your items, which are highlighted pink, hit scan receipt.

Check to ensure your offers are all listed, then click scan offer.

Scan your receipt showing all the offers you selected included in one transaction. Make sure your picture includes the store name/logo. Click take photo. If the receipt if long, click add section, otherwise click finish.

Once you have submitted your receipt, you are done!

The app can be downloaded in the app store or google play.

By creating an account, you can also have access to online resources, including coupons, opportunities to enter  sweepstakes that could earn our school even more box tops, additional collection sheets, and a complete listing of all participating products.

Thanks for your continued support!