It's here! We are proud to present the 6th issue of The Spark/La Chispa this week! This year, Heath's literary and art magazine features the creativity of almost 300 students. Every Heath family will receive one copy through the classroom of its youngest child by Wednesday June 17th.
As with many activities that enrich our children's experiences, The Spark was a team effort of the Heath community, including the teaching staff, the administration, the PTO, and parents. The Spark is grateful to the Heath teachers for encouraging our children's creativity. We also thank Heath parent volunteers and Debbie in the main office for collecting, cataloging, and type-setting submissions; laying out and proof-reading pages; and labeling and distributing the issue. These volunteers are Anne, Chetna, Evelyn, Gaelle, Jason, Lisa, and Rina, and founding and outgoing editors-in-chief Michelle Ephraim and Evonne Marcus.
As current 8th graders prepare for their transition to Brookline High School next fall, BHS Peer Leaders welcome them with an "Incoming Freshman Fair" Thursday, June 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., on Cypress Field in front of the high school. With carnival games, live music, free food, and raffles -- thanks to the generous support of the Brookline Education Foundation – the Fair is designed to promote community and alleviate transitional anxiety. The students in Peer Leadership Program help identify and address issues of concern for BHS students, from substance abuse prevention to healthy relationships. They also visit middle schools to give presentations and facilitate discussions with 7th and 8th graders. The Peer Leadership website, which will go live a week before the Fair, offers students a chance to see videos we have used this year for our Peer Leadership curriculum as well as a "Tips and Tricks" page for how to survive freshman year, featuring interviews with BHS students. We believe the "Incoming Freshman Fair" and Peer Leadership website will equip students for a more successful freshman year.
We look forward to seeing the new class of BHS freshman there!
Will return on Monday June 15 & Tuesday June 16
Before and after school in the Heath School Lobby.
**Children/Young Adult Books Only***
Recycle books from the summer reading lists that your family has outgrown so others can read them. All gently used books are welcome!
Please bring donations to the lobby starting June 1.
Every year at this time the Brookline Education Foundation offers families the chance to say 'Thank You' to Brookline's wonderful educators. When you donate to the BEF through the Honor A Teacher program, you can name specific faculty to recognize. The BEF will notify those honorees and they are consistently thrilled to receive such meaningful recognition from the community. For details look for the BEF Honor A Teacher card in the mail or simply go to http://www.brooklineeducation.org/honor.
Rosie's Place not only provides meals and shelter but also creates answers for 12,000 women a year through wide-ranging support, housing and education services. Rosie's Place relies solely on the generous support of all those who volunteer and those who donate a wide range of items.
After a long winter, the items they need the most are:
• Cereal • Oatmeal • Peanut Butter • Rice • Beans • Pasta • Canned Fruits • Canned Vegetables
• Canned Tuna & Chicken • Shelf-stable Milk & Juice
• Think outside the can! - Consider dried options
• Enlist help! - Ask friends, family members and neighbors to donate
• Involve the kids! - Invite them to shop for an item while you're at the store, or let them raid the pantry
Please look for food donation boxes outside the front office in the main lobby and outside of 2D classroom.
Grades 6-7-8 Monday 6/8/15 at 7pm (Includes 6-7-8 Band)
Grade 5 Monday 6/15/15 at 7pm (Includes 4th Band)
Brookline High School Auditorium