BWRSD Community Update 9/24/21

Message from Dr. Edward Mara

Contents in this Update:


  1. Staff Recognition: Ellen Estrella, 2020-2021 District Teacher of the Year

  2. Upcoming School Committee Meetings

  3. Upcoming Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic - Thursday, September 30 at St. Elizabeth’s Church

  4. Important Back to School Information & Links Previously Shared

  5. Save the Date! Flu Vaccine Clinics - October 21 (KMS) and November 9 (MHHS)

  6. East Bay Food Pantry Information

  7. Free Virtual Program from Parents as Teachers

  8. Bristol Warren Education Foundation Food Truck 5K/10K Tomorrow!

1. Staff Recognition: Ellen Estrella, 2020-2021 District Teacher of the Year


Recently Rhode Island Educators were honored at WaterFire in Providence. Among the honorees was our Mt. Hope High School Nurse Teacher, Ellen Estrella. She found herself in good company that night, as there were multiple MHHS grads also being recognized from the districts they now work in. In addition to activities, music and art installations, teachers were invited to carry torches to light the bonfire. Mrs. Estrella is the first School Nurse Teacher to be District Teacher of the Year! Please join Dr. Mara and Dr. Sanna in congratulating Mrs. Estrella on her recognition and dedication to the students and staff of our district.

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2. Upcoming School Committee Meetings

    • School Committee Business Meeting - Monday, September 27 at 6pm (MHHS Cafeteria) Agenda

    • Personnel/Contract Negotiations Subcommittee Meeting - Wednesday, September 29 at 4pm (Oliver Building) Agenda

    • Policy & Curriculum Subcommittee Meeting - Monday, October 4 at 6pm (Oliver Building) Agenda will be posted on website

3. Upcoming Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic - Thursday, September 30 at St. Elizabeth’s Church


There is an upcoming free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, September, 30, 2021 from 4-6pm at St. Elizabeth’s Church Auditorium (577 Wood Street, Bristol, RI 02809). Click here for more information and the registration link.

5. Save the Date! Flu Vaccine Clinics - October 21 (KMS) & November 9 (MHHS)

The district will be hosting two flu vaccine clinics in October and November.

  • Thursday, October 21, 4:00-7:00PM at Kickemuit Middle School

  • Tuesday, November 9, 4:00-7:00PM at Mt. Hope High School


See the flyers below for more information on how to sign up for these clinics.

Flu Vaccine Clinic Flyer (English)

Flu Vaccine Clinic Flyer (Spanish)

7. Free Virtual Program from Parents as Teachers

Please see this flyer for more information on a FREE virtual program on October 7, 2021 at 12:30pm for 4 year olds and 5 year olds who are not in Kindergarten living in Bristol or Warren.

8. Bristol Warren Education Foundation Food Truck 5K/10K Tomorrow!

Here is a press release regarding Bristol Warren Education Foundation Food Truck 5K/10K tomorrow, Saturday, September 25, 2021!