I hope you each had a productive week. Our wild weather ride will continue tonight with more rain and then perhaps more snow on Tuesday. Welcome to our new normal in terms of New England weather!
On Monday, the nation will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King’s vision is particularly relevant to those of us who work in public education. Our charge is to teach ALL students, regardless of their race, socio-economic status or development level. We know that a high-quality education is the most important tool we have to level the playing field and provide all of our students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in school, work, and life. Each day, your efforts move us closer to achieving the dream that Dr. King famously espoused on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. The civil rights movement and the legacy of Dr. King can be seen on any given day by walking into our schools and classrooms. Thank you for choosing to be part of this most important work.
Have a great weekend!
January 15 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Schools and Offices Closed
February 19 – 23 – February Break
Wellesley Scholarship Foundation Needs You for the Boston Marathon!
We are looking for a WPS faculty or staff member to run the Boston Marathon on our behalf! We have the number…we just need the runner to “pin” our support on race day! WSF will help you with all the fundraising and we’ll be cheering you on every step of the way!
If you are interested in running the Boston Marathon for the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation please contact WSF Trustee (Outreach) – Jen Mock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
403(B)/457 Fund Contribution Limits
The limit for 403(b) and 457 contributions for calendar year 2024 will be $23,000. Employees who are 50 years of age and older may chose to have an additional $7,500 in catch-up contributions, if eligible, bringing the limit to $30,500. Changes to your contribution amounts must be made through Voya (457) or OMNI & TSACG for 403(b). Contact information for the two programs are:
VOYA: Bruce Coughlin PH: 781-237-3776 or at email@example.com
Additional information is available at: https://www.wellesleyma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11303/457b-Self-Enrollment-Instructions?bidId=
OMNI & TSACG: PH: 877-544-OMNI
Additional Information is available at: https://www.omni403b.com/SRA/Landing
Please use this link for information about SECURE Act 2.0. If you have additional questions about these provisions, please reach out to OMNI/TSACG directly.
If you have questions about payroll deductions, please contact Donna Kalinowski at ext. 5613.
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.