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  • Wellesley Public Schools 40 Kingsbury Street Superintendent’s Bulletin Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481 http://www.wellesley.k12.ma.us/district/bulletins.htm Bella T. Wong Bulletin #9 Superintendent of Schools October 30, 2009 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. Calendar Monday 11/02 WTA Rep Council, 3:30 pm at Hardy Tuesday 11/03 Early Dismissal -- K-5 Parent Conferences Wednesday 11/04 System Wide Early Release Tuesday 11/10 School Committee Meeting, Juliani Room , 7:30 pm Wednesday 11/11 Veteran’s Day -- No School Are You Working Toward a Higher Salary Lane? All teachers who expect to receive a Master’s degree, M+30, or M+60/Doctorate during the 12 month period July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011, must send formal notification of intent to change salary lanes to Mary Wolf c/o the Superintendent’s Office no later than November 1, 2009. This early notification deadline is required so that provisions for anticipated salary lane changes may be made within the new fiscal year budget. nb The list does not carry forward. Teachers must provide written notice each year until they have received their new degree. Workshops Planned: Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) The

Town
of
Wellesley
Human
Resources
Department
plans
to
offer
workshops
soon
on
two
important
benefits:
 Health
Reimbursement
Accounts
and
Flexible
Spending
Accounts.
The
workshop
will
review
how
the
HRA
works
to
 reduce
some

out‐of‐pocket
health
insurance
co‐pays
and
it
will
explain
how
the
FSA
works
and
how
it
can
reduce
 the
amount
of
your
federal
and
state
income
taxes.
The
workshop
will
further
review
how
the
HRA
and
the
FSA
can
 work
together
to
maximize
savings
for
you. Workshops
are
planned
for
the
week
of
November
9.
Specific
information
about
dates
and
times
will
follow.
  • From the Desk of Bernie Darcy, Food Service Director TO:
Faculty
and
Staff,
WPS DATE:
October
30,
2009 SUBJECT:
Staff/Faculty
Potential
Price
Increase The State legislature voted to increase the meals tax from 5.0% to 6.25% effective August 1, 2009 as part of the FY10 budget. In addition, each city and town has the option to access an additional 0.75% for the meals tax. On November 16, the Town of Wellesley will hold a Special Town Meeting to consider implementing this local option meals tax. By law, meals tax is charged on all non-student meals. For ease of accounting, the meals tax has always been and will continue to be folded into the cost of your meal. Should Town Meeting vote this additional tax, it will be implemented effective January 1, 2010. We believed we could absorb the initial tax increase this year without raising meal prices. However, that will not be possible should the additional local option meals tax be adopted by Town Meeting. The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the potential for an increase in the price of your meal. No price increase will occur prior to January, 2010. As soon as Town Meeting takes action on this item, I will let you know the result. Thank you for your understanding. Should you have any questions, please contact me at CL6210 ext 4108. Primary Source Summer China Study Tour Ancient and Modern China - July 9-23 Includes a visit to the traditional village of Huangcun, the hometown of the Peabody Essex Museum's Yin Yu Tang House Only those teachers who have taken one of Primary Source's one-week summer institutes, five-day seminar series, or 2-credit online courses on China are eligible to apply. Recent pre-requisite programs include: - China: Enduring Legacies and Radical Transformations (08/09 seminar series) - Understanding Modern China (09 summer institute) - China: Centuries of Tradition and Change (09-10 seminar series) - The Enduring Legacy of Ancient China (09-10 online course) Similar courses from prior years provide eligibility as well. Cost to the participating Teacher is $1950. Participants should expect some additional expenses for visas, travel insurance, and occasional meals. Eligible teachers should go to http://www.primarysource.org/2010-study-tours to download an application. (By clicking the tour name, teachers will be taken to a longer description and a link to the application). Completed forms should be submitted to Becky McFall by November 20. ...2...
  • Empowering Multicultural Initiatives (E.M.I.) Spring 2010 Course Schedule EMI

One:
Anti‐Racist
Teaching
Practices
‐
Talking
about
Race Wellesley
Section A
course
designed
for
educators
who
want
to
expand
their
understanding
of
how
race,
ethnicity
and
other
forms
of
 marginalization
impact
learning
and
achievement. Friday March
5 8:30
am Tuesday March
9 3:30
pm Friday March
19 8:30
am Wednesday March
31 3:30
pm Friday April
9 8:30
am Wednesday April
14 3:30
pm Friday May
7 8:30
am Snow
date
4/28
if
needed
 This 36 hour graduate course focuses on the transformation of curriculum within the pedagogy, and overall school climate in an effort to improve academic achievement and provide equity for ALL students. Anti‐racist
Action
Research
 




A
course
designed
for
educators
interested
in
action
research Saturday

 January
23 8:30
‐
4:00 Saturday

 February
6 8:30
‐
4:00 Saturday March
13 8:30
‐
4:00 Saturday April
10 8:30
‐
4:00 Saturday May
1 8:30
‐
4:00 Wednesday May
5 3:30
‐
6:30 This 36 hour graduate course focuses on conceptualizing, organizing, planning, conducting, and disseminating educational research on academic achievement, racial disparity, and issues of privilege, equity and access. For those who have already taken the first EMI Action Research course there is an Advanced Action Research Course that will meet on these same dates. These courses will equip participants with resources and skills that will increase their ability to engage with students, parents, other educators and administrators around topics related to race and academic achievement. To register, please contact the representative from your district. Registration deadline is December 11, 2009. Optional 3 graduate credits are available from Framingham State College for $195 per EMI course. For additional information contact Elli Stern at elli.stern@comcast.net ...3...
  • Condolences to Harriet Freedman, Speech and Language Pathologist at Hardy School, on the death of her father, George Marcus, October 23, 2009. Attention MTRS members retiring in 2010! If you are retiring within the next year, please come to one of our “Ready for Retirement” seminars! “Ready for Retirement” will be presented across the Commonwealth in November and December. During this nuts- and-bolts seminar, you will learn exactly what to do—and expect—as you go through the retirement process. This free, optional program is designed for members retiring in 2010, and is held after school, from 4–6 p.m. For program dates, locations and a link to our online registration information, please see below. Joan Schloss Executive Director Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System One Charles Park, Cambridge, MA 02142-1206 Main phone: 617-679-MTRS (6877) Fax: 617-679-1661 http://mass.gov/mtrs Hastings Village 66 Hastings Street, Suite 107, Wellesley, MA 02481 T 781-235-0500 FAX 781-235-3003 TDD 711 info@hastingsvillagewellesley.com Hastings Village is now accepting applications for the 13 affordable apartment homes available to income eligible families. Monthly rent for a 2 bedroom/2 bath unit is $1316. Gas and electric are paid by the resident. The minimum gross annual household income is $45,120. Maximum gross annual household income is based on family size: 2 person household- maximum is $52,950 3 person household- maximum is $59,550 4 person household- maximum is $66,150 Wall to wall carpeting, private decks or patios, central air, gourmet kitchens, deeded parking and washers & dryers in each apartment. Hastings Village abuts the Wellesley Town Forest Trail, Longfellow Pond Park and is convenient to Rt. 9, Rt. 16 and Rt. 128 and the Fiske Elementary School. Please call 781-235-0500 for an application.
  • Positions Available Middle School Paraprofessional The Wellesley Middle School is looking for a paraprofessional with some applied behavioral analysis experience to work in a self-contained public school program. The position is for 27-1/2 a week teaching students on the autism spectrum. Salary is $22.53 - $27.39/hr. Send cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference to Personnel, Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. Teaching Assistant Full-time teaching assistant needed for 5th grade inclusive classroom. Experience in supporting students in reading, writing, and math. Salary $17.53 - $21.31/hr. Send cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference to Personnel, Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. Preschool Paraprofessional ABA Therapist Immediate opening to work in integrated preschool classrooms. Extensive training in using Applied Behavioral Analysis and data collection mandatory. School and/or home based experience working with primary-aged children necessary. Salary $22.53 - $27.39/hr. Position includes health benefits. Please send cover letter, resume, three letters of reference, and transcripts to Personnel, Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. Long-Term Substitute Opportunities Teaching Positions ($166.76/day) • High School Mathematics Long-term substitute needed to teach Algebra 2 at the ACP level, Algebra 2 and Personal Finance 1 at the CP level and Introduction to Statistics and Personal Finance 2 at the CP level. starting mid-February 2010. Applicants must have a math background. • High School Geometry Long-term substitute needed to teach Geometry at the honors and advanced college preparation levels and Analysis at the advanced college preparation level starting the end of December 2009. • Grade 7 Biology Long-term substitute needed from February 5 to April 26, 2010. Teacher should be comfortable using technology in the classroom and be familiar with using a SmartBoard. • Grade 2 (Bates School) Long-term substitute needed from 1/25/10 - 4/30/10. Please send cover letter, resume, three letters of reference, transcripts and licensure to Personnel, Wellesley Public Schools, 40 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. Van Driver Immediate opening 32-35 hrs./week full year. 7D license preferred (not necessary; will train). $12.41 - $15.29/hr. depending on experience. Benefits available (health, dental, disability, and retirement). Please email rmcgoldrick@wellesleyma.gov or call Deane McGoldrick at 781-446-6210, Ext. 4514 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Coaching Positions Winter Season • Assistant Coach -- Indoor Track (2-positions) • Coach -- Middle School Basketball Spring Season • Assistant Coach -- Outdoor Track (2-positions) Please contact Athletic Director John_Brown@wellesley.k12.ma.us ...5...