We have now completed our fall back-to-school nights across the district. This year, as in all years, I’ve heard such great feedback from families on how impressed they are with your work and the opportunities our students have to grow in our schools. Parents will not likely remember every detail of your curricula overviews, reading lists, and other activities. What they will remember is how they feel when they enter our classrooms, the passion for your craft that you convey, and a confidence that we will care for their children in an environment that balances academic expectations with attention to our students’ social and emotional growth.
Thanks for your extra work these past few weeks to reinforce such positive messages to our families, which reaffirms their faith in our collective work
Have a great weekend!
10/8/19 – School Committee Meeting – Town Hall – 4 – 6:00 pm
10/9/19 – Yom Kippur – No School
10/14/19 – Columbus Day – No School
10/15/19 – School Committee Meeting – Town Hall – 5 – 7:00 pm
10/21 – 10/25/19 – STEM Week
10/29/19 – School Committee Meeting – Town Hall – 6:30 pm
11/1/19 – Deadline for Submissions of Letter of Intent to Change Lanes
WEF Sponsored STEM Week Activities – October 19
Please click here to read about some exciting STEM Week activities around Wellesley.
Salary Lane Change News
Letters of Intent to Change Lanes in SY2020-21 Are Due by November 1st
All professional staff who expect to receive a Masters, M+30, or M+60/Doctorate at the beginning of the next school year 2020-2021, must send formal notification of intent to change salary lanes to Addie Doherty firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than November 1, 2019. The notification should include: current lane, proposed lane, and the school year (2020-21) in which you hope to change lanes. This early notification deadline is required so that provisions for anticipated salary lane changes may be included within the new fiscal year budget. Please note: The list does not carry forward. You must provide written notice each year until you have achieved the desired lane change.
Help Wanted . . .
Wellesley Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the positions listed below. If you know anyone who may be interested, please refer them to the Employment Opportunities section of the Wellesley Public Schools’ website.
▪ Performing Arts Production Manager/Theater Director/Teacher
▪ Long Term Substitute School Psychologist
▪ Assistive Technology Teacher
▪ Teaching Assistants
▪ Van Driver
▪ Bus Monitor
▪ Lunch Monitor
▪ Substitute Teachers and Substitute Teaching Assistants
2020 WEF Grant Applications
Deadline: Monday, January 6th Decision Notifications: Early April
Did you know??
● WEF funded over $224,000 through 29 grants last year!
● Grants funded at all WPS levels – elementary, middle and high school.
● WEF has a grant history 2010-2019 for review.
We welcome your inspiring and innovative applications. Please start the process at https://www.wellesleyeducationfoundation.org/ > the menu bar > Educators Tab > Apply for a Grant tab
Jessamy Harrington, Lisa Hicks, and Carrie Reepmeyer
WEF Grants Co-Chairs, 2019-2020
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.
Renewing Your Educator’s License?
Information about requirements to renew your educator license is available on the WPS website. Click here to go to the HR Licensure tab. When you apply for your license on the DESE website under ELAR, the DESE will send you an electronic communication about what is missing from your licensure file in order to renew. The HR licensure tab and your ELAR account are two tools to assist you with information about licensure renewal.
WPS Internal Job Postings on District Website
For all Internal Job Postings, please go to “Internal Job Postings” under the Faculty tab of the District’s website.