A special Thanks to Jen Hawkins and Colleen Suhanosky for organizing such an amazing staff luncheon. Many thanks to all those who made their contributions by bringing in delicious food and other items to make this such a great team effort.
We have gotten rave reviews and much appreciation from all of school staff.
New this holiday season, a Heath Specialist Wish List! If you are wanting to do something special for your child's specialist (art, music, literacy, math, guidance, occupational therapy, etc.), here is a listing of wish list items. We created it on sign up genius to avoid duplication and are trying this out for teachers that either teach multiple grades or do not have their own classrooms. Check it out if you are looking for inspiration, but feel no pressure to participate.
To check out the sign up for Heath Specialist Wish List, go to:
Last seen at the Heath Family Skate on Friday night, this black helmet ( with cage) is missing! We do no think it has any identification inside. If you or your child left the skate with a black hockey helmet please double check that it is yours.
Thank you for checking!
The MBTA is considering rerouting the 51 bus. From the article: "The board is asking residents to take a survey about the 51 MBTA bus that goes by Hancock Village, Allandale Farm, The Country Club and Cleveland Circle. After hearing from residents, the board has proposed a modified bus route that would eliminate the portion of the route that goes through Grove and Lee streets, and instead send the bus through West Roxbury Parkway and Hammond Street up to the The Street at Chestnut Hill before turning onto Route 9.
The new route would take away service to the Buttonwood Village neighborhood that is bordered by the intersection of Clyde and Newton streets."
Here is a link to the survey including a map of the proposed change. The survey is slated to end on Jan. 9.:
The holiday season is a period of connecting with family and friends, of rituals and religious occasions, celebrations and parties. It is also a season often associated with increased alcohol consumption during many of these festivities. And as pre-teens and teens on school vacation find themselves with time on their hands, it can become a season of alcohol and marijuana experimentation. Be aware -- Brookline students say that their number one source for obtaining alcohol is sneaking if from the liquor cabinet at home. And with the legalization of marijuana for medicinal use, adolescents also may be drawn to pot under the impression that it offers a safe way to get high.
As a community, there are a few basic steps we can all take to keep our children safe and substance free over the school vacation. Check out B-PEN's "Safe Holiday Tip Sheet" at www.B-PEN.org for ideas on how to talk to your kids about substances and set a good example on the home front.
B-PEN WISHES EVERYONE A SAFE & HEALTHY HOLIDAY SEASON!
Is your child interested in Science? Would your child like to do a Science Fair project?
At this meeting, Mr. Goldner will explain the process for the Devotion Science Fair in March, and start offering feedback to students with project ideas. This is for interested students in grades 2-8, and if your child is in grades 2-4, you should plan to have an adult attend with your child.