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Belmont Council on Aging Presents Award to Butler School

The Belmont Council on Aging presented an award to the Butler School on December 15 for Excellence and Dedication in Inter-generational Programming for 2015. The Council says this is the first year the award has been presented to any member of the Belmont school community.

Belmont Council on Aging Director Nava Niv-Vogel says inter-generational programming is not just about bringing seniors and children together, “For truly quality programming it involves active learning by other groups--great thought and planning are necessary so that it becomes a rich experience that dignifies both students and elders,” says Niv-Vogel. “These components were all there in the programming, and especially appreciated was the initiative that Jessica Eisner and the faculty undertook to make it happen.”

The award is for a program called “Life When you were a Kid-and Today” coordinated by School Psychologist Jessica Eisner with fourth grade teachers and the Council on Aging staff this past spring. The Council is also recognizing recently retired music teacher Roseanne Mili's musical performances with students, ages six to 14, that were performed for seniors at the Beech Street Center this past year.

The Belmont Council on Aging presented an award to the Butler School

People in the picture left to right:

  • Mike Cahalane, Belmont Council on Aging Board Chair 
  • Justin Chiu, Butler 4th Grade Teacher 
  • Alison Murray, Butler 4th Grade Teacher 
  • Kristin Romig, Butler Counselor 
  •  Nava Niv-Vogel, Belmont Council on Aging Director 
  • Jess Eisner, Butler School Psychologist 
  • Rola Baghdady, Butler PTA Co-President 
  • Sami Baghdady, Belmont Board of Selectmen Chair