Welcome back again to school year 2017-2018! Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting our new colleagues at our New Teacher Orientation. Special thanks to Assistant Superintendent Joan Dabrowski and PD Director Chelsea Bailow for organizing that two-day program. I also want to thank IT Director Kathy Dooley and her team for organizing the technology “Boot Camp” for these new staff that took place on Friday. At your schools and in your departments, I know our team will do everything we can to ensure the success of our new colleagues.
Of course, our All-Staff Kickoff on Monday was exciting, and I want to give a shout-out to Steve Scott and Kevin McDonald for working with our students to provide such outstanding music to start our day.
On Wednesday, we welcomed our students for their first day of school and as I traveled around the district, I was so impressed with the energy and excitement I saw among students and teachers. I especially enjoyed meeting our kindergarten students on their first day seeing the wonder in their eyes. Many of these students will be part of our WPS family for the next 13 years and their first day will be a special memory for them and their families.
With a well-deserved long weekend in sight, I hope you each enjoy some time to catch your breath as we all work to establish our sea legs again. Thanks to our entire team for a great opening week!
09/04/17 – Labor Day – No School
09/12/17 – SC Meeting – 6:30 pm – Town Hall
09/21/17 – Rosh Hashanah – No School
09/26/17 – SC Meeting – 6:30 pm – Town Hall
Baby News: Congrats to Christine Mark (Fiske Kindergarten Teaching Assistant) on the birth of her daughter, Lillian Belle, on June 19, 2017; and to Elizabeth Caressimo (Fiske Special Ed Teaching Assistant) on the birth of her son, Benjamin Andrew, on June 29, 2017.
Message from the Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) – Grant Applications
Welcome Back WPS Educators!
WEF announces a change to the grant application process. We have moved to ONE GRANT CYCLE for the 2017-2018 academic school year.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018 – DEADLINE for WEF Grant Applications
EARLY APRIL – Notifications for Grant Decisions
We thank you for your inspiring and innovative applications and look forward to funding many grants this coming year. If you have any questions, please contact us at: grants
Yolanda Tong and Judy Zimmerman
WEF Grants Co Chairs
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.