Every year, AB PIP STEM holds two Fundraisers, a winter skate and spring book sale. 

Thank you for attending the 2018 Family Skate FUNdraiser on Sunday, March 4

Ice Skating, Music, Refreshments

When: Sunday March 4, 2018 from 2-4pm
Where: Nashoba Valley Olympia Ice Rink #3, Massachusetts Ave, Boxborough, MA
Who: All ages. Families, Singles, All Welcome. Skaters & Non-skater supporters!
Donation: $20/family or $5/per person plus food pantry & troop donations
Details: All proceeds support Acton Area Food Pantries, AB PIP STEM, Wellness & Eco Activities
Skate Rentals: Available   

Thanks to Annual Skate Supporters:

§ & Market Dynamics for visibility

§  Beacon for publicity and photos

§  Cookes Skate Rental for skate donations

§  UPS Store Acton MA for printing

§  Edible Arrangements of Westford for hospitality

§  Legend Café for hospitality in West Acton

§  Acton Coffee for hospitality in West Acton

§ Oscar's Burrito & Mexican Grill in Boxborough

2017 Skate FUNdraiser Recap

The 18th Annual Community Skate "Fun"draiser with ice skating, music and snacks was held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm at Nashoba Valley Olympia (rink #3), Rt 111 in Boxborough. All ages. Donation: $5 per person or $20 per family. Skate rentals available from Cookes Skate Rental. Special thanks to the very generous donation of ice time by Nashoba Valley Olympia and the Acton UPS store for printing. Read the poster. See the photos.

Thank you to hospitality partners Edible Arrangements of Westford, Oscar's Burrito's in Boxborough, Acton Coffee House and Legend Cafe in West Acton. 

Donations to AB PIP STEM included: Thing Explainer books and PIP 'Meet-up' dues, Acton Area food pantry donations, eco donation to National Resource Defense Council (NRDC), ABUW Healthy Teen Wellness initiative

–Karen Herther, Lorrie Jacobsohn, Michele Mosher and Kerri Bailey-Nekervis, Community Skate Organizers 

See the 2016 Family Skate Photos by ABRHS Student volunteer Arushi Bhalchandra and Event photography by the Beacon.

2015 AB PIP STEM Family Skate
Slideshow Photographs by Arushi Bhalchandra, ABRHS Student, AB PIP STEM Volunteer

Family Skate
AB PIP STEM Community Family Skate Participants

Photo by David McCormick, AB PIP STEM Event Photographer

Family Skate

Photo by David McCormick, AB PIP STEM Event Photographer

AB PIP STEM Offers Summer Bridge Workbooks
AB PIP STEM is offering Summer Bridge Activities workbooks to help your children prevent "summer slide." The award-winning Summer Bridge books keep your students Math and Reading skills sharp and prepare them for the next year. All books are shipped directly to your home
  1. Go to
  2. Choose your book(s).
  3. Check Out. Be sure to enter our school code “ABPIP”
  4. Your books will be delivered right to your door by U.S. Mail.
Please read the flyer

About Summer Bridge Workbooks...
  • Includes Math, Reading, Writing, Science, Fitness, and more...
  • Aligned to current state standards
  • Includes FREE online companion
  • Organized by daily activities
  • 160 colorful pages
  • Visit and use school code: ABPIP
  • Order online before school ends!
Proceeds support popular AB PIP STEM events, such as Market Math Mania, Star Party, and Discover STEM, as well as yearly scholarships. Samples of the workbooks are on view in the childrens' areas of the Acton and Sargent Memorial Libraries. For more information, email with any questions.
Acton Naturally

Acton Naturally Guide

During the summer book fundraiser, you can also purchase the Acton, Naturally Nature Guide and PIP reusable grocery bags on the same order form. Use the guide to identify local flora and fauna. Take the guide with you while hiking the Acton conservation lands this summer, or join us for Nature Walks in the fall and spring!

The Nature Guide and reusable bags are available year round. Send email to to find out more.