April 8, 2022
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Department Updates: Office of Student Services
Earlier this week, Deputy Superintendent of Student Services Casey Ngo-Miller announced that she will be leaving the district on July 1. Ms. Ngo-Miller is a valuable and integral member of the district leadership team, and we will miss her skills, knowledge and dedicated efforts on behalf of all PSB students. We wish her the very best as she transitions into her role with the Newton Public Schools.
In the coming months, I look forward to working with district and school leaders, the Brookline Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC), as well as the Office of Student Services team to determine the best path forward for the leadership of the office.
In addition, the Office of Student Services wants to share with you the full report on Special Education Program Review, initially presented at the School Committee Meeting on March 24. Results from the Program Review will be discussed and incorporated as part of the district-wide strategic planning process to ensure students with disabilities remain a priority in our community. You can read the report in its entirety here.
REMINDER: BA&CE Smart Vacations for April Break
The Brookline Adult & Community Education (BA&CE) recently published its Spring 2022 course catalog. In addition to course offerings such as Eat Like You’re at the US Open, Protecting Yourself from Hackers, and A History of Ukraine and its Relations with Russia, BA&CE is currently holding an online auction for US Open tickets and other fun items. A full list of offerings can be found here.
Finally, BA&CE will also be offering enriching programs for students during all PSB vacation periods - including summers! Join BA&CE for a variety of activities - including Robot Adventures and Parkour - for sessions that work with your schedule for April Vacation. Register online today, or by calling the BA&CE office at (617)-730-2700, extension 0.
Upcoming BHS Performing Arts Events
- BHS Camerata Choir and Advanced Chamber Orchestra Perform Vivaldi's Gloria! - RESCHEDULED to Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Roberts/Dubbs Auditorium. More information for both events can be found on the Brookline Friends of Performing Arts (FOPA) website.
Tuesday, April 19th, 5-7pm
345 Harvard Street
As we have done since the 2020-21 school year, PSB will be working with VaxinateRx and Healthcare Family Pharmacy to host a Pfizer/Moderna COVID vaccine clinic at PSB schools. Vaccination is free for anyone age 5 years or older, regardless of insurance coverage. 1st, 2nd, and/or Booster Shots are available. Scan the QR Code above or visit this link to sign up!
We are also very grateful and excited to have been announced as recipients of the BCF Youth Development Grant! This program aims to ensure equal access to opportunities for all youth in Brookline and to support and enhance the well-being of youth and their families. The Youth Development Grant Program also seeks to promote activities that are inclusive and represent the diversity within the Brookline community, with a focus on Brookline youth whose families earn less than the town’s median annual income or are underserved. These funds will be used to support the Brookline Early Education Program in providing scholarships for income-eligible families to attend their summer enrichment program, and to help the Brookline High School ExCEL Program to create a kitchen within their newly renovated space at Brookline High School to fight food insecurity and empowering youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to be self-reliant when it comes to meal preparation. A big thanks to our community for their continued support of our students, staff, and families! You can see the full list of recipients here.
Thursday, April 14 - Early Dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences (K-6): K-6 students will be dismissed at 12:40 p.m.
Friday, April 15 to Friday, April 22 - Schools Closed for Good Friday + April Vacation: In observance of Patriots' Day, district offices will also be closed on Monday, April 18. Students and staff return to school on Monday, April 25.