HAVE A GREAT APRIL BREAK!
04/07 – 04/26 – K-12 Art Show – Wellesley Free Library
04/14 – 04/21/17 – School Vacation Week
04/25/17 – Annual Town Meeting (cont’d) WMS – 7 pm
05/01/17 – Deadline for non-resident WTA Member School Enrollment (see below)
05/07/17 – C & I Proposals Due
K-12 Art Show on display now until April 26th
Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony, Tuesday, April 25, 5-7
C&I Proposals Now Being Accepted for Summer 2017 and the 2017-2018 School Year
We are seeking C&I Projects whose focus is to develop or refine curricula and/or innovative teaching practices resulting in products that can be shared with colleagues. Priority will be given to proposals aligned with the Strategic Plan and the District Goals: Social and Emotional Learning, Tiered Systems of Support, Creative Schools and Cultural Competence.
For more information on the District Goals, please click here and/or review your school’s School Improvement Plan.
We are seeking C&I Proposals whose focus is on specialized instructional inclusive practices, e.g., co-teaching models, and/or emotional/social/behavioral support systems.
To access a fillable C&I Proposal Form, please click C&I Proposal. Proposals can be initiated by administrators or by teacher groups who have worked with your department head. C&I Proposals are due no later than Friday, May 5, 2017.
- For Regular Education proposals, please submit to Gwen Cheek, Office of Teaching & Learning.
- For Special Education proposals, please submit to Lori Cimeno, Director of Student Services.
Approval notifications will be sent the week of May 22nd.
Apply Now to Enroll Children of Non-Resident WTA Members in Wellesley Public Schools
Children of teachers or nurses residing outside of Wellesley shall be entitled to attend Wellesley Public Schools without charge for tuition on a space-available basis (Article 12, WTA Unit A Contract). If you are interested in this benefit for the 2017-18 school year, please click here to access the form. Once complete, please return the form, along with a letter of intent, to District Registrar Nancy Costigliola in Central Office or email it back to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Application and Letter of Intent Deadline is May 1, 2017.
2017 Summer Special Education Program
Elementary, Middle and High School Positions Available
We are looking for lead teachers, paraprofessionals, teaching assistants, and related service providers to teach WPS summer programs for Elementary School, Middle School and High School. Teaching experience and license within content, or related service area required. Familiarity with WPS learning goals preferred. Applicants for positions within academic strands must state their preferred grade level and content area. Times and days may vary based on programming. For information and an application for Elementary positions, please click here. For information and applications for the Middle and High School Positions, please click here.
Graduate Course Reimbursement Guidelines/Deadline
Course reimbursement funding of $30,000 is available to distribute in FY18 among qualified teachers. This funding is for graduate course work done to obtain a master’s degree and/or a teacher’s professional license. Newly added benefits this year allow course reimbursement for specialists including physical therapists and occupational therapists to recertify their professional or allied health license. The Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning must verify in advance that there are no further in-district specialist courses available in order for the specialists to apply for course reimbursement. To apply for this course reimbursement, please send by no later June 1, 2017, your name, evidence of your enrollment in an applicable master/doctoral degree program, name and description of the course, evidence of course cost (a billing statement), proof of payment (i.e. credit card statement, canceled check or receipt of payment), and transcript to Valerie Spruill, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Human Resources, spruillv. You will be notified of the amount awarded to you some time prior to the first paycheck in September 2017. Please note: all information must be received by June 1, 2017 or you will be disqualified for reimbursement. All courses must have occurred in the summer of 2016, fall of 2016 and spring of 2017 and have been completed by June 1, 2017. Any courses taken prior to the summer of 2016 will not count for reimbursement.
ATTENTION: Wellesley Walkers
You are invited to join the Wellesley Walkers for the spring walking program. The kick-off meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26th at 3:30 pm in the Selectmen’s meeting room in the Wellesley Town Hall. The walking program will run from April 30th through May 27th, and is free, fun and filled with benefits. All program participants will receive a goody bag at the start of the program and will be eligible for random prize drawings throughout the program.
Sponsored by the Wellesley Health Department and the Human Resources Department, the walking program is geared for individuals from all walks of life. If you are a serious walker, a casual walker or a walker “wanna be”, please consider joining the Wellesley Walkers for our spring walking program.
If interested in participating this spring, even if you can’t make the kick-off meeting, and in order to reserve your goody bag, please let Cheryl Daebritz know by Thursday, April 20th. (Late enrollment is always accepted however, goody bag not guaranteed.) Contact info: cdaebritz or (781) 431-1019, ext. 2246
Insurance Benefits Information
Health and Dental Insurance Benefits information is handled by the Town Hall Benefits Office. Inquiries should be directed to Joanne Liburd at JLiburd or by calling 781-431-1019 extension 2244.
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.