Happy Friday! Thanks to all of our WHS colleagues for a great back-to-school night last evening. I was especially pleased to see the mental health and wellness organizations and resources available to families as they arrived. Special thanks to Alice Goodrich and Lindsey Yamaguchi for pulling these timely resources together. Thanks also to WHS science teacher Caitlin Moniz for inviting me to join her astronomy class this week, where students were engaged in a creative, hands-on activity to map the surface of the planets and moons they were studying. I encourage any member of our staff to reach out and share opportunities for me to see your good work first-hand!
Finally, I want to end by sharing an incredibly moving story about a swimmer on our WHS girls swim team. What a great example of our core values in action and a reminder that athletics are so much more than wins and losses. Take a few minutes to read this article, you won’t regret it
Thanks for all that you do to support our students and families. Have a great weekend!
Join the celebration on Monday, October 9th from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Arblemarle Field, Newton MA
World of Wellesley and the Committee for Indigenous Peoples Day Wellesley are proud sponsors of the upcoming 3rd Annual Indigenous Peoples Day Ceremonial Celebration!
Hosted by Indigenous Peoples Day Newton, this event celebrates & amplifies Indigenous Peoples and will feature an incredible array of speakers, artists, demonstrators, and presenters. This free family-friendly event includes cultural dances, live music, and a variety of Indigenous vendors and local non-profits. Vendors will sell artwork, jewelry, food, and more.
October 9th (Monday) – Indigenous Peoples Day – Schools and Offices Closed
November 10th (Friday) – Veteran’s Day – Schools and Offices Closed
November 22nd (Wednesday) – Early Release – Schools and Offices Closed
November 23rd & 24th (Thursday & Friday) Thanksgiving Recess – Schools and Offices Closed
November 27th (Monday) Professional Day – Schools Closed
December 25th – January 1st December Break – Schools Closed
Human Relation Services
The Human Relation Services (HRS) can help. Wellesley Public Schools has contracted with HRS to provide up to ten free counseling visits for you and/or your family members. This program is designed to help you deal with stresses of life and work –including personal and family issues, drug or alcohol problems, and job related tension. It offers prevention and intervention to reduce these stresses and improve coping skills.
HRS is located at 11 Chapel Place in Wellesley and can be reached at 781-235-4950. This is a confidential service. Wellesley Public Schools is not aware of the names of employees or their family members who utilize this service.