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97 Waterhouse Road | Belmont, MA 02478
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Update from Winn Brook, March 15, 2020

Dear Winn Brook Families,

These are uncertain times, and it has been so heartening to see all of the ideas, support, and encouragement being shared and offered. We are continuing to assess the situation and will be sending you some links to online learning and suggested activities (not specific assignments) this coming week.

There are many online articles that provide guidance about talking to children about the Coronavirus. Here is one that you may find helpful: CDC: Talking with Children about COVID-19 As Mr. Rogers reminded us: "Anything that's human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary."

For those families whose children have free or reduced meals, I wanted to remind you that the Belmont Public Schools will be providing breakfast and lunch for our students who access our free and reduced meals program. (See details below.) If you are in need of other assistance, please contact me. Members of the community have reached out wanting to help.

The Town of Belmont and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have taken, and will continue to take, steps to keep our children, families, and staff safe. We ask for and appreciate everyone’s patience and support as we thoughtfully work our way through this pandemic in a collaborative and informed manner. While the situation is certainly frightening, my hope is that many of you will be able to take advantage of this time to slow down. The pace of our lives has become so hectic, and perhaps we can find a way to make the best of this opportunity to be less frantic. To those of you in our community who are needing to continue to serve and support the greater public, you have my profound gratitude!

With every good wish for health and peace,

Janet Carey

Meal Pick Ups Available Starting Monday, March 16th

Belmont Food Services will be offering breakfast and lunch pick up at Belmont High School starting Monday, March 16th for students on free or reduced meal benefit status only. Each day, one (1) breakfast and (1) lunch will be available for each student – meals will not be available for parents, guardians or students not enrolled with Belmont Public Schools. Food Services will not be making a central drop to any outside locations.

Dates and Time

Monday 3/16: 10AM to 12PM

Tuesday 3/17: 9AM to 11AM

Wednesday 3/18: 9AM to 11AM

Location

Belmont High School Parking Lot - Main Entrance Loading Dock Area (Weather Permitting)

Tables and tents will be set up and please park in a marked spot and proceed to check in.

Menu Items

  • Prepackaged Meals
  • Grab N’ Go Sandwiches
  • Breakfast Items (bagels, cinnamon rolls, muffins, etc.)
  • Assorted Fruits
  • Assorted Beverages

Payment / What to Bring?

There will be no payment accepted for meals. All meals will be provided free of charge but please note you must currently be receiving free or reduced meal benefits with Belmont Public Schools. Food services will have a roster ready where we’ll check off students each day.

  • Identification
  • Bags to transport meals

On Wednesday, March 18th, we will assess the volume and update times for additional dates as needed. You will be informed via email.

posted: March 15, 2020 by webmaster
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