Imagine receiving notice that there has been an accident in front of one of our schools that has resulted in hazardous waste leaking onto the street creating a chemical cloud that is rapidly spreading with the wind. Along with a large group of Town leaders and first responders, I had the chance this week to participate in a half-day exercise in which we worked through this challenging crisis management scenario. What stood out to me is the incredible group of colleagues we have across many Town departments who would be called upon to collaborate in an emergency such as the one presented to us. I can tell you that, without a doubt, we would be in very good hands!

Now that school has started, I know that many of our schools have begun to host their Back-to-School nights. While we often worry about the conditions of our classrooms and/or our program descriptions on these evenings, I remain convinced that perhaps the most important take-away for our parents is a confirmation that there is a caring, competent teacher in the classroom who will get to know their child and support his/her success. Judging by the reviews I so often hear from our parents, this is most often how they feel when they leave our schools. Thank you for helping to reinforce this message and maintaining the remarkable level of confidence that our community has in the success of the Wellesley Public Schools.

Have a great weekend!

Best regards,



09/19/16 – School Committee Meeting – 8:45 am – Supt. Conference Room
10/04/16 – School Committee Meeting – 7 pm – Town Hall
10-18/16 – School Committee Meeting – 7 pm – Town Hall

Baby News!

Congratulations to new mom Kristi Stone (WHS Guidance Counselor) and dad Adam Diliberto (WHS Bridge Counselor) on the birth of their son, Joseph ‘Jay’ Diliberto, on September 10, 2016, and to Alyssa Holtzman (Fiske Gr 3 Teacher) on the birth of her son, Grant Holtzman, on September 11, 2016.

Condolences . . . .

To Kristen Stacey (Interm Elem. Special Ed Department Head) on the loss of her grandmother, Margaret (Fran) Kilday,on September 15, 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 ( 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.

Superintendent’s Bulletin 09/16/16
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