HOW HAS LEARNING CHANGED? RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 13, 7 – 8:30 PM. Come be a student for an evening! Click above for more info and to register.
The School Committee has rescheduled events pertaining to the Interim Superintendent interview process. Forums for faculty, parents & community members will be on Weds., Feb. 15 (8am and 7pm) Click above for schedule.
Danielle Black, School Committee Chair, today announced that one application was received for the position of Interim Superintendent: Dr. Marguerite (Midge) Connolly,. Click above for more information.
The School Committee, at its meeting of January 30, developed a process and timeline for filling the Superintendent position. The Committee expressed a preference that the position be posted and filled internally. Click above for more details.
Statement ready by Danielle Black, School Committee Chair, at meeting of January 9, 2017
The School Committee will be requesting construction funds for a major renovation of the track and Proctor Field complex The first public presentation will be Thursday, January 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the large conference room at Case House.
February letter from Principal Faber
Although we are delving deep into the winter, let's focus on some exciting events to beat the winter blues!
The ilab has been newly renamed, The Hatch! One of our second grade students renamed it because she felt it was a place "where ideas are born!" How could we not rename it after that description?! Thanks to a generous WEEFC grant, we are fortunate to have this new learning space to work through design and engineering challenges. If you have a chance, stop by for a visit.
World Language Week is the week of March 6-March 10. As part of the celebration, the World Language Department would like to invite parents/guardians to come into Spanish classes to share their cultures with students. Your visit does not need to be related to the culture of a Spanish-speaking country- the more variety, the better! Some ideas for sharing are: demonstrations (salsa or merengue, for example), cultural projects (papel picado, origami, etc.) and slideshows and/or artifacts from other countries. There are many other possibilities, as well, such as reading a picture book or singing songs. If you would like to sign up, please contact our Spanish teacher, Kristen Sheridan or the Director of World Languages, Kathy Baker.
Finally, don't forget to sign up for the WEEFC Elementary School Fundraiser on Thursday, March 9th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Weston Golf Club. It will be a night of fun and community! Great way to support WEEFC and our schools. Click here to buy a ticket, donate or be a sponsor.
Some events to highlight and ask your child about…
All students participated in a school wide STEM challenge! Using the Engineering Design Process, students developed a helmet prototype to protect an egg's "head". This modeled the importance of wearing helmets during bike riding and different sporting activities to protect their brains. At our school assembly, the students tested their prototypes. Additionally, through these learning experiences, we encourage the soft skills of teamwork, collaboration, and negotiation with one another.
Mark your calendars for the following events..
* Early dismissal on Wednesday, February 1st at 11:30am.
* School Council Meeting on Monday, February 6th at 2:30pm. All are welcome!
* Report cards sent home on Friday, February 17th.
* No School on Monday, February 20- Friday, February 24th due to February recess.
Jennifer G. Faber