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John P. Phelan, Superintendent of Schools

Welcome, please come and browse the newsletter.  In every entry you will find news from the schools as well as entries that will be staples in each edition, such as Teaching and Learning, School Committee Updates, and Good News.  We hope to highlight our staff, students, and this amazing community we are all part of.  There is a tremendous amount of activity in every school in Belmont, and we are proud to share it through this newsletter and the BPS website.

John P. Phelan,
Superintendent of Schools 
email: jphelanblog@belmont.k12.ma.us

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February 12 Newsletter

date 2/12/2015
What a month it has been with record snowfall here in Massachusetts.  We are hearty New Englanders, but the weather of late has tested even the best of the best.  Although there is snow on our shoes and frost on our fingers, we are warmed by the recent Super bowl win by the Patriots—Congrats Pats!  If there was a Super bowl for snow, we would have won that.  Right about now we are all feeling a little bit like we are in the movie “Groundhog Day”, and unfortunately, the groundhog did see his shadow so there appears to be no shortcut to spring.  In spite of the weather (or maybe because of it?), have a wonderful February Recess, and here’s hoping when we return we are that much closer to seeing the shadow of spring flowers instead of groundhogs.

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January 30th Newsletter

date 1/30/2015

As you know the amount of snow we received earlier in the week was extraordinary and troublesome to plow, shovel and remove.  The Belmont Public schools custodian and facilities department members were extraordinary in their efforts to ensure our schools were ready to open.  Thanks to them and to our Director of Facilities Gerry Boyle and Assistant Director of Facilities Fred Domenici for their leadership.  In addition, my thanks to out to our town Department of Public Works for such a well-coordinated effort under such difficult conditions, and our residents who cleared the sidewalks for our students to be able to get to school.

Please take care in coming to schools, as some sidewalks may still be impassable and the high snow limiting visibility for walkers and cars on the roads.



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January 16th Newsletter

date 1/16/2015

The New Year is off to a running start, and we are nearing the end of the second quarter of the school year.  Hard to believe the year is moving forward so quickly, but moving forward we are with school news and activities, and teaching and learning.

We celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. day this month, and are reminded of his message of peace, equality and justice



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December 11th Newsletter

date 12/11/2014
The holiday months past and present of giving thanks and familial gatherings around the table make us proud to be part of another family, that of the Belmont Schools.  As we celebrate this season of many holidays we all hold close to us, we also celebrate the many achievements and hard work of the staff, students, families, and supporters of the Belmont Schools.  The next newsletter will be penned when we return in January.  In the meantime, I wish you safe travels and have a wonderful winter recess and Happy New Year. 

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November 21 Newsletter

date 11/21/2014

It was my pleasure to recently be part of and speak to several PTO/PTA meetings.  What a wonderful crowd of dedicated parents we have in Belmont, who do such great work and are so important to our schools.  I look forward to continuing to meet with these groups during the school year. 

Quote of the Month:  “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” 
― Plutarch



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