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  • 1. 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 #11 Superintendent of Schools November 13, 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 Wednesday 11/25 Early release -- Thanksgiving recess Monday 11/30 Professional Day -- No School for Students First Day of Practice: High School Winter Athletic Teams School Committee Report November 10, 2009 Personnel Announcements Appointments: Jessica Greatsinger, 1.0FTE long term substitute Elementary Teacher, effective November 2, 2009 Lindsey Sullivan, 1.0FTE long term substitute Elementary Teacher, effective November 2, 2009 Leave of Absence: Jennifer DiStefano, Elementary Teacher, 1.0FTE leave January 25 - April 30, 2010 Recognitions: •Madeline Dean (WHS ‘10) and •Soomi Kim (WHS ‘10), recipients of the 2009 Certificate of Academic Excellence, presented by Superintendent Bella Wong in behalf of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents •Wellesley High School Athletes, selected as recipients of the 2009 MIAA Sportsmanship Award • Athletic Director John Brown, recipient of the 2009 MIAA/MSSADA Ted Damko Award. Discussion/Action School Committee received reports regarding the results of the 2008 Metro West Risk Behavior Survey and 2009 MCAS results. The Committee approved a Capital Budget for FY11 and reviewed the updated Five Year Capital Plan. The Committee voted to submit a statement of interest to the Massachusetts School Building Authority, for potential funding of construction needs to address increased enrollment at Wellesley Middle School.
  • 2. 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...
  • 3. 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...
  • 4. Congratulations to Megan Kamm, Elementary Condolences to Elisa Buchsbaum, Teacher at Fiske, upon the Preschool Special Educator, upon the deaths birth of Lucy Elizabeth, of her mother-in-law, Selma Buchsbaum, November 9, 2009. October 16, 2009, and her grandfather, Dr. Irwin Showstack (age 103), November 7, 2009. Positions Available Teaching Assistant Full-time teaching assistant needed for student included in a 2nd grade classroom. Early elementary curriculum experience required. Salary $17.53 - $21.31/hr. plus medical and dental benefits. 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. 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 ...4...

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