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Summertime is fun time for readers of all ages!

Summertime is fun time for readers of all ages!

All students are to read over the summer in preparation for the start of the new school year. Be sure to visit the Belmont Public Library’s children’s room and sign up for the Summer Reading Program. The theme this year is Fizz Boom Read.
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FBE's 14th Annual Youth Spelling Bee

FBE's 14th Annual Youth Spelling Bee

SAVE THE DATE! FBE's 14th Annual Youth Spelling Bee on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014. Belmont High School 3:00-8:00 p.m.
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Massachusetts Teacher of the Year

Massachusetts Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Belmont High School Social Studies teacher Dr. Jeff Shea for being selected as the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. 
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Belmont Public Schools Art Show. Another Successful Year!

Belmont Public Schools Art Show. Another Successful Year!

“Belmont Public Schools Art Show” at the Belmont Gallery of Art was a great success. Great work by all the students and teachers!
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U. S. News & World Report once again ranks Belmont High School among the top ten high schools in Massachusetts.
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Belmont Public Schools News

School Bus Routes 2014-2015
The Belmont Public Schools Business Office provides the following Bus Route Schedules for the 2014-2015 school year. [read more →]
posted by BPS Web Manager BPS Web Manager on Sep 02, 2014

METCO News. High School Student meeting and School Bus Routes
METCO High School Students meeting. Join us for the METCO High School students meeting on Wednesday, [read more →]
posted by BPS Web Manager BPS Web Manager on Sep 02, 2014

Student Accident Medical Insurance Protection Plan 2014-2015
Student Accidental Medical Insurance Protection forms are available in the school offices and here. This is an optional service and not required. [read more →]
posted by BPS Web Manager BPS Web Manager on Aug 29, 2014

BITS AND BITES
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Locally Grown: Starting for school year 2014-15, Belmont Acres will be providing Belmont Schools with local produce throughout some months! Look out for items deemed "Local" on the upcoming menus. Thanks to both the Belmont Food Collaborative and Belmont Acres for getting this initiative off the ground.
Belmont Pizza Coming to You! We're proud to announce that Belmont Pizza will be providing their tasty pies for school year 2014-15. This is truly exciting and a local favorite!
Pricing Updates: The price for an entree or 2nd entree has increased to $1.75 at all grade levels to cover rising food costs. [read more →]
posted by BPS Web Manager BPS Web Manager on Aug 28, 2014

FBE - Save the Date for the 14th Annual Youth Spelling Bee
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SAVE THE DATE! FBE's 14th Annual Youth Spelling Bee on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014. Belmont High School 3:00-8:00 p.m. [read more →]
posted by BPS Web Manager BPS Web Manager on Jun 16, 2014

Summer Reading Lists 2014
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All students are to read over the summer in preparation for the start of the new school year. Teachers selected these books to interest students and to enrich their literary background. Belmont Public Library and area bookstores will receive copies of these lists. [read more →]
posted by BPS Web Manager BPS Web Manager on Jun 12, 2014

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Superintendent's Message


Welcome Back to School from Superintendent Phelan

John Phelan, Superintendent of Schools

Dear Parents and Guardians:

 

The summer has brought some interesting weather as August (until now) has felt like September and I hope for our students’ and faculty’s sake that September does not feel like August.

I would like to welcome you to the Belmont Public Schools for the start of our 2014-2015 school year.  Whether you are new to Belmont, a kindergarten parent, or already have students with us, I wish you and your children a wonderful start to the academic year.

Our faculty and staff have been working hard throughout the summer to prepare for the start of another school year.  My thanks go out to our administrative assistants, custodians, teachers, and administrators who have worked to ensure a smooth opening for all.

The opening of school brings some good news stories that are important to share. 

  • Teachers have committed to some excellent professional development in technology, child readiness training, use of Google Docs, as well as welcoming our new teachers to the Belmont Public Schools in our mentor program. 
  • Our facilities staff, in conjunction with the Town Consolidated Facilities and Town Highway Departments, has been busy painting the ceiling of the Higginbottom Pool, replacing the turf and resurfacing the track at Harris Field, and making enhancements to the Belmont High School library.  This work was in addition to the annual cleaning, painting, and maintenance of all six of our school buildings. 
  • The Leadership Council and the School Committee engaged in a three day Leadership Retreat last week to review and enhance the Belmont Public Schools Strategic Plan.  It was a very busy and productive three days of work and collaboration.  The Leadership Council utilized our existing Strategic Plan and reviewed the Modeling Group summaries that teachers, administrators, parents, and community members worked on last year to inform and prioritize the work for the 2014-15 school year.  This information was presented to the School Committee in draft form and will be communicated in more detail at one of our September School Committee meetings.  I would like to thank the School Committee and the Leadership Council for their energy, effort, and expertise in successfully taking on this work, and a special thanks to Assistant Superintendent, Janice Darias, for her invaluable assistance.

 

As September approaches it is great to ride by the Belmont High School fields and see our student athletes.  Our goal is for all students to have a safe, productive school year, enabling them to develop the skills and confidence needed for success.

It has been my pleasure to meet so many dedicated parents, faculty members, town employees and town officials over the summer.   As part of my Entry Plan into the Belmont Public Schools I will continue to meet with all the stakeholders and listen to their concerns, priorities, and hopes for our school community.

I will be hosting Superintendent’s Meet and Greet dates on:

  • September 11, 2014 at 7:45 am to 8:45 am
  • September 15, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm

* Both Meet and Greet sessions will take place at the Office of the Superintendent located at 644 Pleasant Street, Belmont, MA in the Conference Room.

I look forward to working with faculty and families to ensure that Belmont continues to provide an excellent educational experience for all of our students.

I would like to call your attention to the following dates.

  • Wednesday, September 3rd  – first day of school for grades 1 – 12
  • Monday, September 8th – 1/2 day for Kindergarten – a notice stating which students begin on this day will be sent to parents.
  • Tuesday, September 9th – 1/2 day for Kindergarten – a notice stating which students begin on this day will be sent home to parents.
  • Tuesday, September 16th – School Committee Meeting (7:30 pm Chenery Middle School Community Room)
  • Wednesday, September 17th – early release for all grades:   Burbank, Butler and Wellington (11:40 a.m.), Winn Brook (11:50 a.m.), Chenery (11:00 a.m.), High School (10:30 a.m.)
  • Tuesday, September 23rd  – School Committee Meeting (7:30 pm Chenery Middle School Community Room)

The complete 2014-2015 school calendar as well as other important information, including school hours, can be found on our website at www.belmont.k12.ma.us.

Please note the following contact numbers for Belmont Public Schools. 

Central Office:

Superintendent John Phelan – 617-993-5401
Asst. Superintendent Janice Darias – 617-993-5410
Busing, Lunch Fees, Full Day Kindergarten Tuition – 617-993-5430
Student Services – 617-993-5440

Schools:

  • Burbank Elementary School – 617-993-5500
  • Butler Elementary School – 617-993-5550
  • Wellington Elementary School – 617-993-5600
  • Winn Brook Elementary School – 617-993-5700
  • Chenery Middle School – 617-993-5800
  • Belmont High School – 617-993-5900
  • Belmont High School Attendance Line – 617-993-5999
  • Belmont High School Guidance Office – 617-993-5910

Have a great long weekend – see you next week!

Respectfully,

John P. Phelan
Superintendent of Schools
Belmont, Massachusetts


John P. Phelan, Superintendent of Schools submitted 5 days ago

John P. Phelan
Belmont Public Schools Superintendent

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