Superintendent's Weekly Updates
September 30, 2022
Hispanic Heritage Month at Chelsea Public Schools
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month from the Superintendent
With Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations ongoing throughout CPS, Dr. Abeyta shared a Happy Hispanic Heritage Month message with our community this week.
Continuing to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
Students at the Mary C. Burke Complex continue to celebrate Hispanic heritage Month by wearing a t-shirt from a Latin American country!
Chelsea Public Schools Celebrates #CollegPrideDay!
Friday September 30th is #CollegePrideDay! The CPS community was invited to represent their colleges or career paths today. Faculty & Staff across the district wore their Alma Mater attire proudly! The goal for #College PrideDay is to promote higher education in diverse postsecondary pathways. The hope is to have students be curious and ask questions like “Why did you choose that college” or “Why did you become a teacher?” or “What major were you, do you use it now”
District Professional Development Day
Across the district educators and district staff participated in Professional Development by school and department. It was a day of learning and sharing for all educators.
School Counselors & School Social Teams PD
Our School Counselors and Social Workers have continued to work together this academic year, collaborating as building based teams and district-wide. Our goal is to "Bridge" the work that is being done for alignment, which will support student success.
Kelly School PD
On PD day, Kelly Spanish teachers learned some best practices for helping students transfer content they learned in one language to their other language of instruction — and to notice and make use of metalinguistic connections. Lots of higher order thinking happens when you learn in two languages!
Human Resources Updates
The 1st CPS Random Monthly Raffle Giveaway that debuted on 9/28/22 ! Our 1st winner is Kathleen Mitchell! Ms. Mitchell works at the Kelly School as a teacher. She came to claim her prize yesterday. This is a fun moment to allow our CPS Wheel to pick a random CPS employee each month. Can't wait for next month! Congratulations, Kathleen!
Chelsea Red Devils Schedule
Next Week's CHS Schedule
8th Annual J. Barry Dwyer Red Devil Turkey Trot
On November 19th the Chelsea High School Track Team will be hosting it's annual Turkey Trot Event. There will be a 5K run, free kid's run, Live DJ, and Post-Race Party! All benefits will go towards the J. Barry Dwyer Memorial Scholarship in honor of the late Coach Barry!
Hooks students in Ms. Batic's class enjoyed learning about place value with 2 digit numbers!
Hispanic Heritage & Dot Day Challenge
Kelly School second graders in Mrs. Santos Vielmann, Ms. Donnelly and Mrs. Escobar's class continued sharing about themselves and celebrating their Hispanic Heritage while completing the Dot Day Challenge contest. We each made 3 dots. One represented our name, the second represented our strength/superpower, and the last dot we shared our stories. Once all were completed we made a collage of all our dots. Students were excited to share about where they come from and why their names and families are so important to them. Like Vashti, we made our mark to see where it took us! Special thank you to Ms. Vivian and Mr. Jose for helping us create this art project!
Students discover their Identity through their writing
Kelly 5th and 6th graders have been doing lots of writing about their identity and family heritage!
Penny Kittle visits the Browne
Browne fifth grade ELA students in Ms. Kittle’s class had a small visitor - Penny Kittle! Penny worked with students this week on reading and writing, bringing her expertise into the classroom! Students engaged with Ms. Kittle about their own writing, and also received feedback on the various texts each student was reading. Among many other things, Penny works beside teachers and leaders across the world to empower young readers and writers.
Browne Middle School Science Experiments
Students enjoyed exploring mixing different solutions and had fun watching the results!
Students in Ms. Crowley, Mr. Ault and Mr. Hogan’s science classes at CAMS interpreted triple beam balances by calculating the mass of an object.
Inclusive Science Labs at the Wright
Functional Academic students at the Wright participated in a science lab with the 8th grade students in Ms. Flores class.
Open House at WSTA
WSTA faculty hosted students & parents during Open House on Tuesday. WSTA Special Education & Content Literacy coaches handed out free books to students during Open House.
Special lunch date!
Our Functional Academic students love having lunch with Ms. Martinez!
Early Graduation Congratulations are in order!
Congratulations to Jonathan Rodriguez in graduating a full year early! With hard work and perseverance, Jonathan was able to meet his early graduation goal this fall! With the love and support of his support staff Ms. Vigil & Mr. Cora, Jonathan's efforts are something to be proud of! We look forward to hearing about your future endeavors!
COA at Mount Cardigan New Hampshire
COA staff and students began the fall season with a trip to Mt. Cardigan as part of the Outdoor Experience Course!
What a Week at CVLA!
It’s been a busy and important week at CVLA. On Monday, the school hosted SuitUp a National non profit that pairs schools with executive coach volunteers from local businesses. Students then collaborate on teams to solve an issue facing corporations like Nike, PayPal and Google. Our company was Nike and student teams were charged as CEO’s for the day with designing innovative products. Our winning team designed sneakers that can be purchased with a subscription, so families never run out!
We thank our volunteers from Vertex and SuitUp for a day filled with learning and fun.
Meet up Learning Days at La Colaborativa and the Museum of Science.
Students and faculty/ staff met for the first time this school year for two full days of learning and fun. At La Colaborativa we spent the day addressing our school’s essential question ‘Who am I?’ Students engaged in team competitions, painting, cooking, yoga and problem solving. Friday, we went as a school to the Museum of Science. There we explored exhibits, enjoyed two Omni theater shows, ate lunch and created a group project from our day. Most importantly, during all activities, we got to know one another better, students met face to face with one another and their teachers/ CVLA staff members. It was a special week!
FREE GIFT CARDS FOR COVID VACCINES IN SEPTEMBER AT THE CHELSEA SENIOR CENTER
Chelsea Photography Exhibit at Boston College
Fall Classes at the Apollinaire Play Lab Are Now Available!
Family Kite Event
Dance Classes for Community
See the image below for information about kids dance classes in Chelsea!
Chelsea Recreation & Cultural Affairs
The Chelsea Recreation & Cultural Affairs has announced the programs and events for the fall-winter season! / ¡La División de Recreación y Cultura de Chelsea ha anunciado los programas y eventos para la temporada de otoño-invierno!
The Chelsea Recreation & Cultural Affairs has announced the programs and events for the fall-winter season!
Some new youth programs are Snowboarding with the Chill Foundation, MA Sports Leagues, The Home of Bubble Soccer, YMCA of Greater Boston Leaders Club and Y Achievers, and Self-Exploration Through Art.
Registration begins Tuesday, September 13 at 4 pm.
¡La División de Recreación y Cultura de Chelsea ha anunciado los programas y eventos para la temporada de otoño-invierno!
Snowboarding con Chill Foundation, MA Sports Leagues, Club de Líderes y Y Achievers con el YMCA of Greater Boston , y auto-exploración a través del arte son algunos de los nuevos programas de jóvenes.
La inscripción comienza el martes 13 de septiembre a las 4 pm.