Center Community Chat

September 25, 2022

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Dear Center Families,

It was wonderful to have a full-house for curriculum night. Just one more sign of a return to normalcy after over two tumultuous years.

Center staff members learned some valuable information and strategies, from Cindy Goldberg, to support students with attentional and executive functioning needs on the professional development half-day. Ms. Goldberg will be back, virtually, for a parent presentation on October 27th. We'll share more specifics as we get closer to the parent night.

Dismissal Procedures: Please send in a note for teachers let them know of changes to dismissal plan. Please email the change to Chris Ely as well at Changes to a student’s after school plans must be made by 2:30. If you did not send in a letter you must call the office by 2:30 PM. Students will not be dismissed from the office after 2:45, you will need to pick your student up at 3:18 in the cafeteria.

School Council Member Needed:

Want to learn more about the workings of the school, provide input to our school improvement plan, and partner to create a shared vision for our school environment? Consider joining our school council. School council is a representative, school building-based committee composed of the principal, parents, teachers and a community member. We meet approximately once a month from 4-5PM. We are currently in need of one parent representative. Meetings will begin in October. Please email Dianna at if you are interested in joining. If we have more than one person interested we will hold an election. If you know of a community member who might be interested in joining, please have them email Dianna as well.

Staff Update

Please welcome Meg Bates, who is a doctoral psychology student at William James. She will be working with Dr. Julia and our students on Tuesday, Thursday, and Fridays. Welcome Ms. Bates!!

Center Chirps:

  • There are free COVID test kits at Chelmsford Public Library and at the Chelmsford Health Department.
  • We will be conducting bus evacuation drills in the morning on Tuesday at the school. This will not cause delays.

Have a great week.

Warm Regards,

Dianna and Donna

Flu Clinics

The Flu is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by influenza viruses that are constantly changing. Flu causes mild to severe illness. Each year there are flu hospital stays and deaths. The flu vaccine can make an influenza infection milder and reduces the risk of hospitalizations. It also helps prevent the spread of flu to family and friends.

Chelmsford Health Department is offering two flu clinics. You may sign up on the link below.

Wed October 13th 2022 3:30- 7:00pm at the Senior Center 75 Groton Rd, North Chelmsford, MA 01863

Tues October 18th, 2022, 3:30-7:00 Pm

Chelmsford Town Hall. 50 Billerica Rd, Chelmsford, MA 01824

Sign up


The Chelmsford Special Education Advisory Council (SEPAC) would like to invite you to their first meeting of the school year. This first meeting will be virtual. Please use the link below to join us online. For more information about the Chelmsford SEPAC, please visit our page on the district website.

SEPAC Meeting
Thu, Oct 6, 2022 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 811-518-285

Good Things

Curriculum Night

A sampling of student art throughout the grades

Other special subject learning

Center students showing their pride

Way to go Ms. Bentley's class

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Upcoming Events



  • Monday, October 3: Let your Kind Shine spirit day

  • Thursday, October 6: Ice Cream Social, 4:30-7:30 PM

  • Thursday, October 6: SEPAC meeting, 6:30 PM

  • Monday, October 10: No School - Columbus day

  • Friday, October 14: School Picture Day

  • Tuesday, October 18: Half day/Professional day

  • Friday, October 21: CPS spirit wear day

  • Saturday, October 22: Trunk or Treat,1-3 PM (Rain date October 29)

  • Thursday, October 27th, 7-8 PM Top Ten Strategies parent presentation - virtual


Chelmsford SEPAC

Are you looking for more information about special education services?
Need support in understanding your child's basic rights and the laws that support them?
Looking for parent training on navigating the special education system or supporting your child?
Join the SEPAC. See a link to the SEPAC website below.

CPS calendar

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