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Interim Chenery Principal, 2022-2023

Interim Chenery Principal, 2022-2023

date 8/5/2022
I write to share some important leadership news for the Chenery Middle School during this upcoming school year. As you know from our previous correspondence, Ms. Koza will be moving to a new role as "Director of District Configuration Transition" for the 2022-2023 school year. In that capacity, she will focus on leading the evolution of a 9-12 BHS building to a 7-12 BMHS building by September, 2023. It is with great enthusiasm that I announce that Nicolette A. Foundas has been named her successor as the “Interim 5-8 Chenery Middle School Principal” for the 2022-2023 school year. She will assume this role effective 8/8/2022.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the FBE Apple Run 2022!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the FBE Apple Run 2022!

date 8/1/2022
Now in its tenth year (six years as the Dan Scharfman Memorial Run), the FBE Apple Run has brought thousands of runners to the streets of Belmont, Massachusetts to support public education and innovation in the Belmont Public Schools. Since our inaugural event in 2013, the Apple Run has raised more than $200,000 for the Foundation for Belmont Education! Please visit our website to see how these funds have been put to great work in the Belmont Public Schools.

Introducing the new

Introducing the new "Director of District Configuration Transition"

date 7/15/2022
I write to share some important leadership news regarding the newly created "Director of District Configuration Transition" position. The purpose of this 1-year position was to dedicate a single "point person" to focus all of their time and attention on leading the evolution of a 9-12 BHS building to a 7-12 BMHS building by September, 2023. In proposing this role, we emphasized the importance of:

7th annual Becca Pizzi Foundation 5k Sunday, August 28th, registration is LIVE!

7th annual Becca Pizzi Foundation 5k Sunday, August 28th, registration is LIVE!

date 6/27/2022
Welcome to YEAR SEVEN! The Becca Pizzi 5k and kids 1 mile run. Sunday, August 28th. Dri-fit t-shirts, Dr Teals Epsom salt, TB12 goodies, Ultima Replenisher Electrolyte packs, Cambridge Trust water bottles are some of the fun swag that we will be provided to all registered runners! All race proceeds benefit the Becca Pizzi Foundation for the purpose of awarding Belmont High School student/athlete scholarships. The Becca Pizzi Foundation has awarded over 50k in scholarships and sports equipment for Belmont High School. iCal

Summer Reading Lists 2022

Summer Reading Lists 2022

date 6/7/2022
The Summer Reading Lists are a joint project of the Belmont Public Schools and the Belmont Public Library. They are designed to encourage students in Belmont to make reading a habit, raising both their interest in and level of reading. These books and works from authors are available to view in print and as e-books and e-audiobooks that can be borrowed free of charge from the Belmont Public Library’s collections in Libby and in Hoopla.

Thank You CitySide Subaru of Belmont!

Thank You CitySide Subaru of Belmont!

date 5/26/2022
This year, Subaru’s Share the Love program brought in $22,000 for the FBE! The FBE thanks Cityside Subaru for valuing education in Belmont and making a tremendous difference in the Belmont Public Schools.

Belmont Public School Tiered Focused Monitoring Summary

Belmont Public School Tiered Focused Monitoring Summary

date 5/26/2022
Every public school district, charter school, vocational school, and virtual school in Massachusetts is reviewed regularly by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring. As explained on their website, their vision is “Equitable outcomes for all students,” and their mission states that they “serve students by conducting data analyses and reviews of special education and civil rights policies, procedures, and practices in order to support district efforts to build equitable and inclusive educational systems that meet the diverse needs of all students.”

COVID Cases Reporting Wednesday, May 11, 2022

COVID Cases Reporting Wednesday, May 11, 2022

date 5/11/2022
I write to inform you that new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in our school community. One hundred and eight (108) new COVID-19 positive cases in the district: (19) Belmont High School, (25) Chenery Middle School, (4) Burbank Elementary School, (23) Butler Elementary School, (7) Winn Brook Elementary School, and (30) Wellington Elementary School.

THANK YOU Belmont for your support!

THANK YOU Belmont for your support!

date 5/9/2022
The Foundation for Belmont Education would like to thank EVERYONE who participated in our Spring events! What a productive and fabulous couple of months it has been – just look at our total Spring Events numbers! The FBE is extremely grateful – these events could not happen without your support.

Belmont Schools Email Change

Belmont Schools Email Change

date 4/25/2022
BPS staff email addresses will change on May 4. The new email address will now be @belmontschools.net.

Announcing OTA Recipients 2022

Announcing OTA Recipients 2022

date 4/14/2022
The Foundation for Belmont Education is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2022 Outstanding Teacher Awards (OTA) and the S. Warren Farrell Award for Educational Excellence, sponsored by Belmont Savings Bank Foundation. Recipients were selected among nominations submitted by students, parents, colleagues, and community members. CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR’S OTA RECIPIENTS!

FBE Announces Learning Excellence and Innovative Teaching Initiative Grant Awards Totaling $21,400

FBE Announces Learning Excellence and Innovative Teaching Initiative Grant Awards Totaling $21,400

date 4/11/2022
The Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) is pleased to announce and summarize grants that were recently approved for the 2021-2022 academic year. Attached is a summary of seven new grants totaling $21,400. We are very grateful for the generous community support the FBE receives that enables us to provide this well-deserved support for Belmont Public Schools.

Nominate, Bid, Register, and Shine with the FBE!

Nominate, Bid, Register, and Shine with the FBE!

date 3/14/2022
FBE Spring Events 2022: PLEASE FOLLOW THESE LINKS TO BID, REGISTER, NOMINATE, AND SHINE!

One week left to bid! And, time to Spread a Little Sunshine!

One week left to bid! And, time to Spread a Little Sunshine!

date 3/10/2022
The upcoming Foundation for Belmont Education online auction has so many wonderful offerings from extremely generous sponsors and supporters. The following are a small sampling of our offerings – go to fbe-belmont.org/auction between March 7-18 and view many, many more offers to bid on! Bid early, bid often, and bid to make a difference in the Belmont Public Schools!

Announcing FOUR FBE Events for Spring 2022!

Announcing FOUR FBE Events for Spring 2022!

date 2/14/2022
The FBE is excited to announce FOUR Spring events for 2022! Mark your calendars as lots going on and you don’t want to miss any of these great offerings:

Correspondences - Photography Exhibit from Belmont Gallery of Art

Correspondences - Photography Exhibit from Belmont Gallery of Art

date 1/24/2022
The Belmont Gallery of Art (BGA) has recently opened “Correspondences” a striking new photography exhibit featuring images from both Iceland and Boston that “correspond” to one another. The exhibit was guest-curated by Belmont residents/photographers Bert Halstead and Magnus Snorrason.

Parent Information Session - Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

Parent Information Session - Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP

date 1/10/2022
Belmont Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) invites you to attend our next Parent Information Session (PIS). Basic Rights: Understanding the IEP This Parent Information Session and workshop will be held via ZOOM on Thursday January 20th, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. iCal

January 2, 2022 Superintendent letter to BPS Community

January 2, 2022 Superintendent letter to BPS Community

date 1/2/2022
I would like to send each of you my best wishes for a happy new year. As we begin the second half of the academic year in the midst of the Omicron surge, I am writing to share several district updates. Our current goal, as it has been all year, is to keep children in school and to do so as safely as possible.

Belmont Public Schools Online Registration for School Year 2022-2023 opens January 28, 2022

Belmont Public Schools Online Registration for School Year 2022-2023 opens January 28, 2022

date 12/23/2021
Welcome to Belmont Public Schools (BPS). Registration for school year 2022-2023, grades Kindergarten through 12, opens online January 28.

A Message from the Belmont Public Schools Student Services Department

A Message from the Belmont Public Schools Student Services Department

date 12/20/2021
During the week of January 24, 2022, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of the Belmont School District. The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. Areas of review related to special education include student assessments, determination of eligibility, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team process, and IEP development and implementation. Areas of review related to civil rights include bullying, student discipline, physical restraint, and equal access to school programs for all students.

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