2021 Summer Bridge At-Home Workbooks

Summer is almost here, and AB PIP STEM is offering our popular Summer Bridge books. Support PIP and local STEM activities when you order online using the promo code ABPIP

Summer Bridge Activities workbooks are designed to help your children retain classroom skills and reinforce concepts. The award-winning Summer Bridge books sharpen your students' Math and Reading and prepare them for the next year. 

  1. Go to
  2. Choose your books* or other fun products.
  3. Check out and be sure to enter our school code ABPIP.
Your books will be delivered right to your door by U.S. Mail.

* Includes Math, Reading, Writing, Science, Fitness, and more...
* Aligned to current state standards
* Includes FREE online companion
* Organized by daily activities
* 160 colorful pages!

Proceeds support popular AB PIP STEM events, such as Market Math Mania, Star Party, and Discover STEM, as well as yearly scholarships. For more information, email with any questions.

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.


Acton-Boxborough PIP welcomes donations of any amount to help support AB PIP STEM activities and events. Your donations may be eligible for matching gifts; ask your employer.
  • Please make checks payable to:  Acton-Boxborough Schools/AB PIP STEM
  • Please send checks to: 
    Acton-Boxborough Schools
    Administration Building
    15 Charter Road
    Acton, MA 01720

    Attention: AB PIP STEM Representative

Annual Family Skate FUNdraiser

2021 AB PIP Virtual Community Skate Thank You!

Thank you for donating to the 2021 AB PIP STEM VIRTUAL Community Skate FUNdraiser!  Over $1,000 was raised for the following causes:
  • Covid-19 Mask Donations - Emerson, Acton Medical, Neighbor Brigade
  • AB Community BE KIND Sign campaign – for AB Schools/Community
  • AB PIP STEM – funding for local Maker Space 
  • ABUW Covid-19 Fund
  • Open Table Food Pantry
  • Loaves & Fishes
  • Home Energy Monitor Kits for Acton + Boxborough (4 Kill A Watt Electricity Load Meters)
See you back Nashoba Valley Olympia in 2022!
Family Skate Thank You

2020 Skate FUNdraiser 

Thank you for attending the 21st Annual AB Skate FUNdraiser on Sunday, March 8 from 2pm-4pm at Nashoba Valley Olympia Rink (rink #3) Rte 111 in Boxborough and launching the local Acton tribute to Caroll Spinney (Acton High Class of 1951) aka ‘Big Bird’ and Oscar the Grouch! 

Family Skate

Skating, DJ music and refreshments were enjoyed by all ages & ice skating abilities. Non-skaters and  ‘Big Bird’ supporters were welcome! Many wore 'Big Bird' YELLOW & shared local memories & memorabilia that celebrated Caroll. We shared 'seeds of kindness' (sunflower bookmarks and seeds from the West Acton Citizens' Library). 

Suggested donation: $20 family or $5pp. Participants brought healthy foods to share, non-perishables for food pantry and travel size items for local Acton housing families. ALL proceeds benefitted Acton area causes: local food pantries, AB PIP STEM & community wellness & eco causes. Sponsored by AB PIP STEM and local families. Read the flyer. #bigbirdacton 

All donations benefitted:
Thank you to all who supported last year's event, the 20th annual community skate. It raised over $1,000 for local causes plus food pantry & donations for Acton Housing families. ALL of the proceeds benefited Acton Area Food Pantries (Open Table capital campaign, Acton Community Supper, Loaves and Fishes), AB PIP STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) resources (3DuxDesign STEM kit, ‘Dear Data’ book, the AB Photo Contest/Eye Tracking project), eco donations (A Plastic Ocean DVD + the 2019 PIP STEM Book Club read ‘Sustainability A Love Story’ to Acton Citizen & Memorial Library) and Wellness (ABUW ‘AB Cares’ for AB suicide awareness & prevention & AB Drive In Control Teen Driver Training). Attendees also brought food pantry items and personal care donations.

2019 SkateSpecial thank you to Nashoba Valley Olympia in Boxborough for the very generous donation of the ice rink time and Cooke’s Skate Rentals for early opening & offering some complimentary skate rentals. Thank you to Acton Coffee House and Legend Café in West Acton, Edible Arrangements in Westford and Oscar's Burrito & Mexican Grill in Boxborough for donating wonderful hospitality items. Thank you to local Acton businesses 1 on 1 Self Indulgence SpaQ Cleaner & Tailor & Mood Chartreuse vintage shop for the donation of personal care & household items. We appreciate the Beacon and Action Unlimited publicizing the event and for coverage & photos and want to thank & the UPS Store Acton for Skate Event communication and copies.

Family Skate

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