Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! It was great seeing our whole team on Monday for our All-Staff Kickoff. Weren’t our students amazing? I want to thank the entire Performing Arts team for their planning efforts at the end of the summer. Each year they go the extra mile to ensure a powerful kickoff and this year was no exception.
I know I highlighted the work of our school secretaries and custodians to prepare for opening day. I also want to be sure to recognize the members of the Central Office team in the Business Office, Instructional Technology Department, Production Center, and Curriculum Office, who work behind the scenes in so many capacities to ensure a successful new year. It really does take our whole village to support the launch of schools!
A new member of our staff who I know many of you have already met is Dr. Joan Dabrowski, our Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning. I couldn’t be more pleased to have an educator of Joan’s caliber joining our team and I appreciate the warm welcome she has already received by our colleagues.
Thanks to everyone for a great opening week and I hope you each enjoy a restful Labor Day weekend!
09/13/16 – School Committee Meeting – 7 pm Open Session – Town Hall
09/27/16 – School Committee Meeting – 7 pm – Location TBD
Congratulations to Natalia Dillon (WMS Secretary to Principal) on the birth of her son, Joseph, on July 11, 2016; and to Nora (WHS Science Department Head) and Ben Wilkins (WPS Purchasing Coordinator) on the birth of their son, Andrew Lawrence, on August 17, 2016!
To Diane Warren (Schofield Elem. Assistant) on the loss of her husband, Daniel ‘Skip’ Warren, on August 13, 2016; and to Jacqui Hennessey (Fiske Gr. 1 Teacher) on the loss of her father, John ‘Gerry’ Hennessey, on August 22, 2016.
Celebrate Wellesley METCO and Connect!
You are invited! Friends of Wellesley METCO is sponsoring a back-to-school social event on Saturday night, October 1st. Please join us for an evening of socializing, food, music, and fun. It will be a great way to connect and kick off the celebrations of METCO’s 50 years in Wellesley. We hope to have a strong turnout of teachers and staff to meet and build relationships with Boston parents, especially.
Where: Mother Brook Arts & Community Center, 123 High Street, Dedham
When: Saturday, October 1st, 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Tickets: $15 per person. Tickets can be purchased via credit card or Paypal on the FWMI website (friendsofwellesleyMETCO.org) or by check to FWMI, P.O. Box 81163, Wellesley, 02481. For more information, email FriendsofWellesleyMETCO
WPS Internal Job Postings on District Website
Please be aware that we added a new feature called “Internal Job Postings” under the Faculty tab of the District’s website. We will post all of our internal jobs under this website tab. Therefore, you will no longer see internal job postings in the bulletin. This new way of posting will allow us to post internal positions any day of the week.