I hope you each had a productive week. I know this coming weekend is busy with preparations for Thanksgiving next Thursday. However you spend the holiday, I hope it involves family, friends, and good food. At 10am that morning, our Wellesley Raiders football team will add the 136th chapter to the historic rivalry we share with Needham. (We are ahead by six games in the series!) As we give thanks that day, I know I will reflect on so many things I am grateful for in my life, including a wonderful family, terrific colleagues, and the opportunity to support our students in WPS.
I also want to give a shout-out to the Teaching and Learning Department for their planning work in preparation for our Professional Learning Day on November 27th. I am looking forward to hearing our keynote speaker, Brandon Fleming, engage us on the, “The Transformative Power of Equity.”
Have a great weekend and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday!
Apply to Run the Boston Marathon
The Town of Wellesley has received a few more bibs for the Boston Marathon this year than anticipated. Public Information Officer Stephanie Hawkinson, who manages the Wellesley Boston Marathon Charity Program, invites any WPS staff members interested in applying for a bib to contact her as soon as possible.
Deadline for applications is Monday, November 27. Read the press release here. Stephanie can be reached at email@example.com or (781) 431-1019 ext 2207. Happy running!
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 11th (Monday) Staff Budget Presentation – Middle School Auditorium 3:30 PM
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.