5 Things You Need to Know Today: November 30

The External Advisory Committee on School Choice has extended its deadline through January on recommending a student assignment system; and O'Malley office hours this morning.

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  1. The External Advisory Committee on School Choice has extended its work to recommend an option through January, according to a press release from the city. The committee is working on improving the student assignment system for Boston Public Schools.
  2. Meet with West Roxbury's District Councilor Matt O'Malley during his office hours at Starbucks today from 8 to 9 a.m.
  3. Today the Red Sox will transform Fenway Park into a winter wonderland at the Red Sox Holiday Bash, a free, open-to-public holiday festival. Children and families of all ages are invited to experience the magic of the holiday season through an interactive Winter Village, complete with a trackless train, moon bounce and a decked out Christmas tree. Appearances by Red Sox players and legends; Access to exclusive areas of the ballpark, including the home clubhouse; Debut of the "Fenway Park Winter Light Show," an LED musical performance on; the Green Monster at 5:45, 6:45, & 7:45 p.m. – designed by Atlas, Inc.; Fenway Park winter menu items; Opportunity to get a photo with a background of the field and Fenway Park façade. The event is open to the public. Please RSVP by visiting redsox.com/holidays and clicking Yes. Start at 5 p.m.
  4. You can drop Toys for Tots off at Gallagher Insurance at 106 Spring St.
  5. Enter your house in Patch's Deck the House contest and win $100,000 for the Boston Public Schools district and $500 for your electricity bill. 

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