BBRSD District-Wide Weekly Update

November 5, 2021

BBRSD School Committee News

Please click here to read a letter from the BBRSD School Committee in response to the National School Board Association's (NSBA) recent letter to President Biden which asked, in part, that certain events surrounding school board meetings and parent interactions that they deemed as threats be classified as “the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes”.


The BBRSD School Committee felt it necessary to respond to the NSBA's initial letter and its subsequent apology letter. The letter is signed by all six (6) School Committee Members: Dr. Susan Henry, Chair; Mrs. Lori Hart, Vice-Chair; Mr. Michael Totman; Mr. Adam Wilbur; Mrs. Julie Lee; and Mrs. Meagan Grill.

Pupil Personnel Office

Preschool Information Virtual Meeting

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.


To join the meeting go to https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85169487744


The Berlin-Boylston Early Childhood Team will hold an informational meeting for parents of 2, 3, and 4-year-olds who are interested in our Preschool Programs.


The presentation will highlight the two early childhood programs in the district: · Berlin Memorial Integrated Preschool · Tahanto/Boylston Integrated Preschool


The presenters will be preschool teachers from each program. In addition, a Special Education Coordinator will present information on the referral process for special education screenings and evaluations.


A question and answer period will follow the presentations.

Berlin PK Program Contact Sherry Trainque strainque@bbrsd.org 978-838-2417 x4223 Boylston PK Program Contact Jannel Fitzpatrick jfitzpatrick@bbrsd.org 508-869-2333 x2320


For additional information please see our website at www.bbrsd.org

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Boylston Elementary School


It was a great week at BES and I had a few folks ask to contribute to the blog so I give you my guest bloggers:


Mrs. Sullivan

This year we had 32 students participate in Mrs. Sullivan’s Summer Reading Challenge!! I started this challenge in 2018 as an incentive for students to read during the summer. The incentive was that anyone who beat me would get to choose any book from the Fall Scholastic Book Fair. Well, nobody beat me that first year but 10 students tried their best and received a gift certificate to the Book Fair. Since then 29 students have beaten me and 56 students have received $8 gift certificates to the Scholastic Book Fair to purchase books with. I’m kind of competitive but I love when students beat me because there is not much I like better than giving out free books!


In all, we have read a total of 252,568 pages!! A big contributor of that quarter of a million pages is Elizabeth Lindberg in Mrs. Reed’s class. This is the 3rd year that Elizabeth has beaten me AND been the top reader. This summer Elizabeth read 16,556 pages. Great job, Elizabeth!!


-Mrs. Sullivan


A message from our PTO:

"The 1st Annual Boylston Elementary School (BES) Pumpkin Festival hosted by the Boylston Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (BES PTO) was held on October 30th. Approximately 400 students and family members attended, many in costume, carrying their carved and painted pumpkins. Life-size dinosaurs, princesses, headless zombies, and more were seen roaming the spooky halls of the school voting on their favorite pumpkins. The families put so much creativity, work, and thought into the designs of their pumpkins. The winners of the pumpkin contest were Lydia K (Oscar the Grouch) best painted and Grace L (black cat) for the painted runner-up! Cora S (marshmallow mouth) is best carved and Zoya F (Day of the Dead scene) for the carved runner up. The 2 winners of the "Free Burgers and Fries for a Year" Raffle sponsored by MOOYAH Burger, Fries & Shakes of Northborough are Danielle Blanchard & Bill Whitehead. The 2 winners of the "Free Round of Golf" sponsored by Cyprian Keyes Gold Club are Chris Milton & Dan Clayton.


Local community Woo Trucks and food vendors provided a variety of yummy treats. The fried dough from Moe's Street Eats, cupcakes and cannolis from Jennifer Lee's Bakery, popcorn, and cotton candy from Porcaro's Hulltastic Popcorn, was especially delicious and memorable. BES PTO sponsored tables with candy apples donated by Davidian's Farm, BES swag, and apple cider donated by Wegmans of Northborough. Halloween-themed music was provided by Keith's Music House.


Tahanto student council members, BES classroom moms, and families of BES students all came together to fund and donate their services to create some amazing and fun carnival games for little ghosts and ghoulies to enjoy. Local community public services groups were there to support the event - Boylston Fire Department and EMTs with a fire truck and equipment, Boylston Police in SWAT gear. Elevation Fitness had a light-up obstacle course, and Boylston Public Library came with goodie bags.


With this event, our mission to create a new school community tradition that will not only raise money towards student programs but also help build stronger student, teacher, parent, and community relationships were realized. Volunteering helps children build important social skills and sets them up for success in other areas of their life, and helps children and adults form a sense of community and strengthen the power of gratitude and empathy. Mr. Thompson felt the event was a huge success, "The turnout was impressive, especially given the weather, and it was so nice to see so many community groups chipping in to make the event truly special!"


Thank you to all our generous and thoughtful supporters and sponsors who helped make this event a success - BES Parents, Teachers and Students, Principal Thompson, Custodians Ryan Colleton and Mike Wilson, BES PTO members and their families, Student Room Moms, Tahanto Student Council, Boylston Police, Boylston Fire and EMT's, Boylston Library, Boylston Town Hall, Clinton Item, Clinton Savings Bank, loanDepot, Boylston Lion's Club, Wegmans of Northborough, Davidian's Farm, Jazziak's Dance School, Elevation Fitness, Moe's Street Eats, Jennifer Lee's Bakery, Porcaro's Hulltastic Popcorn, New City Microcreamery, Cyprian Keyes Golf Club, Mooyah Burgers and Fries of Northborough, Ben & Jeffy's of Marlborough, Apex Entertainment Center, Keith's Music House, and Altitude Trampoline Park."

BES Facebook

BES PTO Facebook

BES PTO Instagram

- The BES PTO


Electronic Folder

The Week Ahead:

  • Sunday (11/7)

    • Daylight Savings Time ends

  • Monday (11/8)

    • School Council

  • Tuesday (11/9)

    • School Committee

  • Thursday (11/11)

    • Veteran's Day - No School




Ace Thompson, Principal

athompson@bbrsd.org

BES Office: 508-869-2200

Berlin Memorial School

The Week Ahead:


  • Sunday (11/7)

    • Daylight Savings Time ends


  • Tuesday (11/9)

    • School Committee


  • Thursday (11/11)

    • Veteran's Day - No School



John Campbell, Principal

jcampbell@bbrsd.org

BMS Office: 978-838-2417

Tahanto Regional Middle/High School


TERM 1 ENDS TODAY!

FINAL TERM GRADES AVAILABLE IN POWERSCHOOL

ON NOVEMBER 12TH AT 2:15!



Upcoming Events

  • November 5th: No School PD Day

  • November 11th: No School Veterans Day

  • November 12th: Term 1 Grades Posted in PowerSchool

    • November 18th: NJHS 8th Grade Induction Ceremony

    • November 25th-26th: No School



Food Drive

Beginning Monday, November 15 - Monday, November 22, High School Student Council will be hosting our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to support both local Tahanto families with thanksgiving meal baskets, and additional items donated to both Berlin and Boylston Food Pantries.


As we are all aware, COVID has not only impacted us emotionally and educationally, but it has also impacted many families on a financial level. Therefore, donations at holidays really can help a family struggling financially have a Thanksgiving that is memorable. As you prepare and plan your own family's grocery trips this coming week, please consider supporting other local families with grocery store gift cards or a food item. Thank you in advance for all of your ongoing supports for our students and families in our local community. Donations can be left at Tahanto in the shopping carts found in the cafeteria.


The food pantries have shared that they are specifically looking for:

Berlin

  • Coffee (10 oz cans)

  • Spaghetti sauce

  • Canned whole hams (not ground)

  • Cream of mushroom, chicken, etc.

  • Crackers

  • Cookies

  • Laundry detergent

  • Paper towels

  • Toilet paper

  • Dish soap



Boylston

  • Spaghetti sauce

  • Cereal

  • Canned meat

  • Canned fruit

  • Tuna fish

  • Toilet paper

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrushes

  • Floss

  • Tissues

  • Paper Towels

  • Soap


Nursing News

Welcome back, Nurse Sequeira! A huge thank you to Janet Sequeira for coming in to be our substitute nurse during this transitional period. Stay tuned for our welcome email regarding our new school nurse!


Cold season is upon us...we are accepting tissue donations in the nurses’ office! Donations are greatly appreciated and can be placed in the bin outside the nurses’ office.


School Absences/Tardies/Dismissals

Just a reminder that if your child is not feeling well, please keep them home and notify the nurse


BBRSD COVID-19 Test and Stay Program

Below please find two very important forms regarding BBRSD's COVID-19 Test and Stay program. Please note that for your child to participate in the Test and Stay program a student consent form MUST be filled out and signed by a parent/guardian. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at dtucceri@bbrsd.org.


1. Letter regarding Test and Stay COVID-19 Program

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FzNLTefNy4qjKgtMDASxKlD7GTGKnB2GdYjWNH1V8Uk/edit?usp=sharing

2. Student Consent Form

https://www.cic-health.com/consent/ma#consent



Absences

School districts must take attendance for every student, every period. If your child is absent from school please follow the procedures below:


  1. Call (508)869-2333 and Press option 1 to report your child absent. If your child is absent due to a medical appt. (doctor or dentist) please bring a note to the main office from the doctor’s office the next day your child is at Tahanto.


  1. If your child is going to be late for school please still call the above number and make us aware of this.


  1. Each student has 3 parental excusals that can be used during each semester for absences that are not subject to a doctor’s visit. To use parental excusal please write a note and have your child bring the note to the main office on the next day your child is in person at Tahanto.


  1. If your child is being dismissed from school, a written dismissal note must be handed in to the main office by 8:00 a.m. Telephone dismissals will not be accepted.



If we do not receive a call notifying us of the absence, the secretaries in the main office will be contacting parents/guardians.


If you need further clarification or need to ask a question specific to your child’s attendance, please do not hesitate to contact Kathleen Angiulo at (508)869-2333 or send an email to kangiulo@bbrsd.org



Athletic News

Winter Sports Registration is now open.

https://tahantoregional.rschoolteams.com

Click on 2021-2022 Winter Athletic Registration and follow the directions.

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Matt Porcaro

Athletic Director

Tahanto Regional

mporcaro@bbrsd.org

Tahanto Regional High School

1001 Main Street

Boylston, MA 01505

(508) 869-2333




Diane Tucceri, Principal

dtucceri@bbrsd.org


Sally Stukuls, Assistant Principal

sstukuls@bbrsd.org


508-869-2333 ext. 2100 Tahanto Office

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