I hope everyone is settling into the school year. For the next several weeks, our schools will be hosting their annual Back-to-School nights. Each year, I shed my superintendent’s hat and attend these nights as a parent. And each year, I am reminded that for parents sitting in classrooms, our district is no larger than the teachers who are standing in front of them, introducing themselves and describing the work of the year. Naturally, the technical aspects of teaching and learning are critical to what it is we do each day, but on these evenings, I believe what is most important to our parents is their hope to meet enthusiastic and caring educators who have a passion for their craft and who will challenge and inspire their children. On these nights, I believe our parents will likely remember very little of what is said, but they will remember how we have made them feel. As a WPS parent who has attended many of these nights across several of our schools, I have yet to feel anything but gratitude for the work of our educators.
Thank you to everyone for representing the work of our district and our profession so well on these special evenings. Have a great weekend.
9/11/18 – School Committee Meeting – 6:30 pm – WPD Kingsbury Room
9/19/18 – Yom Kippur – No School
9/25/18 – School Committee Meeting – 6:30 pm – Town Hall
More Summer Baby News!!!
Congratulations to Caitlin Moniz (WHS Science Teacher) on the birth of her son, Ryan Taylor Penn Moniz, on July 11, 2018; and to Leah Burby (WHS Math Teacher) on the birth of her identical twin boys, Samuel Julian and Tristan Allan, on August 9, 2018.
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@wellesleyma.gov 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.
David Lussier, Superintendent
wellesleyps.org/superintendent • Twitter @WellesleySupt
The Superintendent’s Bulletin is posted weekly on Fridays on our website. It provides timely, relevant information about meetings, professional development opportunities, curriculum and program development, grant awards, and School Committee news. The bulletin is also the official vehicle for job postings. Please read the bulletin regularly and use it to inform colleagues of meetings and other school news.
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