Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022
LAST MONDAY'S SCHOOL BOARD MEETING began with an oddity, as new Town Clerk Darryl Thames swore in new school board member Kwasi Ntem-Mensah, who was appointed to fill the position created by the departure of ... former board member Darryl Thames. We have more from a newsy week in the school district as well our calendar and other notes and such. But first:
Busy, Busy, Busy
- Monday’s BoE meeting included a presentation on culture and climate, an update on the district response to COVID and the latest on the Buckley renovation. To see a replay of the meeting click here.
- Starting January 31, the elementary school day will end at 3:30 p.m. every day except Wednesday, when dismissal will be at 2 p.m. For more details click here.
- The Board of Education is holding its first budget workshop tonight at 6 at Lincoln Center. It will feature the presentation of the Superintendent’s Recommended 2022-23 budget and there are also workshops scheduled for Jan. 20 and 27.
- The BoE has approved the 22-’23 school calendar and the first day of classes will again be after Labor Day. Click here to see the calendar.
Remembering Miss Bennet
Manchester Matters: Friday is the last day for the Christmas tree curbside pick up program, a free COVID vaccine clinic Saturday and town taxes are due on Feb. 1.
Manchester Adult and Continuing Education: Meet the newest addition to Dr. Clare-Kearney’s family and get to know a little more about MA&CE program coordinator Erika Kelly.
Better Manchester: Culture Lab feature, iconic Main St. barbershop, town updates and more.
Thursday, Jan 13
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. -- Mind Over Matter youth activity at YSB, 63 Linden St.
6 p.m. BOE budget workshop at Lincoln Center
Saturday, Jan. 15
9 a.m. - noon -- Polish food sale at St. John’s Polish National Church, 23 Golway St.
Monday, Jan 17
Tuesday, Jan. 18
3 - 4 p.m. -- Tween Code Club meeting at Mary Cheney Library.
Wednesday, Jan 19
7 - 8:30 p.m. -- Internet Safety and Human Trafficking Awareness. Originally scheduled to be held in Bailey Auditorium at MHS, this event will now be remote.
- COVID-19 vaccine boosters are available Saturdays in January from 1-5 p.m. at Bangladesh Bhaban Community Center, 9 Delmont St.
- The opening reception for ‘Manchester Then and Now’ exhibit scheduled for Saturday at the History Center has been POSTPONED.
- Manchester Adult and Continuing Education has a contest seeking artists who can creatively answer the question, 'What Does My Mother Language Mean To Me?' Click here for more.
- 'Arsenic & Old Lace' opens at Cheney Hall Friday, Feb. 4 (through Feb. 20)
Tomorrow is the last day for the town's curbside Christmas tree pickup but the goats at Aussakita Acres Farm (555 Lydall St.) are always hungry and would love to help. The JI has a nice story by Ben Crnic (who also took the photo above) about a phenomenon that's now been in place for five years.