Fit Girls Second Annual Full Hearts 5K!


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FMPS was thrilled to cheer on 350 runners–including more than 100
members of the Village School Fit Girls program–in their second
annual Full Hearts 5K on November 15. The 5K, which kicked off last
year thanks to an FMPS grant, was an inspiring display of grit and
teamwork: supporters lined the streets to yell encouragement, Fit
Girls coaches strode alongside the girls and kept their spirits high,
and the runners–many were participating in their first race–crossed
the finish line with (mostly!) smiles. The best sight: Fit Girls who
finished hand and hand with a teammate.

FMPS is grateful this Thanksgiving for our donors, grant writers, and
community supporters. Please support FMPS by making a donation to our
Fall Drive, and help us continue to support the Stars
Among Us, like Fit Girls, in our 25th year!

FMPS “Festival of Stars”

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We welcome you to help FMPS make Marblehead sparkle in recognition of
our 25th anniversary! Simply display a lighted star in front of your
home throughout the holiday season.

How to make a star

You can fashion a star from leftover wood or sticks (or go to Gilbert
and Cole 22 Bessom St. 631-0222 if you need to buy wood).  Lay out the
wood in a star shape,  and nail or screw together at all five points
(nail or screw together at the five adjoining intersections to keep it
rigid).  If you are not handy with a hammer, folks have used rubber
bands at the end to tie sticks together at the end.  Use any color
lights (lights are available Ace Hardware 22 Atlantic Ave. 639-2257)
and you can weave lights through your star–voila!

You can also ask a local contractor or handyman to build a star, or
pick up an outdoor lighted star at a big box chain or online wherever
holiday decorations are sold.

Please be sure to use outdoor rated lights and extension cords. Check back often for more ideas and pictures of stars people have made. Send us a picture of your star!

Join FMPS at the Fit Girls Full Hearts 5K on November 15!

15807859765_841a67debe_kJoin FMPS as we support some of our favorite stars among us, the Fit Girls Run Club members, on Sunday, November 15 at 9am at Village School. All proceeds from this 5k run/walk through Marblehead will benefit Fit Girls, a unique running, reading and community service program for girls in grades 4-6. This is a great event for all levels of runners/walkers, including families, and it’s another chance for FMPS to celebrate 25 years of enriching, enhancing, and extending the quality of education in the Marblehead public schools. Look for the FMPS water stop along the way–we’ll be cheering for you!

To pre-register, visit


Thank you Kaitlin Roig-Debellis!

Thank you Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis for inspiring us by sharing your
message of choosing hope and finding one’s purpose and path in life.
As FMPS celebrates our 25th anniversary, we continue to be thankful
for the shining stars among us, including Kaitlin, our teachers,
students, FMPS donors, and our amazing Marblehead community.

Photos by: Victoria Dosch Photography