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John P. Phelan, Superintendent of Schools

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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Superintendent's January 2019 Newsletter

Superintendent's January 2019 Newsletter

date 1/14/2019

It is my delight and privilege to visit schools on a regular basis to see teaching and learning in our schools across the district. One of the schools I recently visited was Burbank, who had just held a school-wide "Community Meeting" on, I have a Dream, the speech Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered at the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was inspiring to see the follow up work done in each classroom. At this time I wish to remind the community of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast at BHS on January 21 from 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with Keynote Speaker Dr. Emmett Price and other distinguished guests. Please go here for ticket information.

We hope you are all having a wonderful start to this new year of 2019. Please see the latest news in the district and in the calendar section below.



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Superintendent's December 2018 Newsletter

Superintendent's December 2018 Newsletter

date 12/19/2018

We wish you all Happy Holidays, a Happy New Year, and a restful winter recess. Please read below for news from the district.

The last day of school before our winter recess is Friday, December 21. Please know we are conducting a full day of school on that day. The winter recess begins Saturday, December 22 through January 1, with school back in session on Wednesday, January 2. 



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Superintendent's November 21, 2018 Newsletter

Superintendent's November 21, 2018 Newsletter

date 11/21/2018
We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. As you know from my email, the annual BHS vs Watertown football game is on as scheduled at Harris Field beginning at 10:15 a.m. It will be cold so please dress warmly that morning. Have a great long weekend.

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Superintendent's November 2, 2018 Newsletter

Superintendent's November 2, 2018 Newsletter

date 11/2/2018
Fall is in full swing with Halloween festivities behind us and the end of daylight saving time creeping upon us. Please remember to "fall back" and set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 4. Please also see the latest news and calendar below, with many activities listed for you and your family to enjoy.

School Committee Meeting in Boston:  The School Committee held its October 23 meeting at the Shelburne Community Center in Roxbury. The School Committee does this annually to support communication with our Belmont-METCO families. Also at this meeting, Belmont Against Racism (BAR) donated $16,000 to support safe transportation for Boston students who are participating in after school activities. We thank BAR for their continued generosity and support for our students.

Belmont High School Building Committee (BHSBC): The October 12 Superintendent's Newsletter shared some questions from community members and shared the answers to those questions. The Belmont Citizen Herald recently asked the BHSBC to share information on the new features the BHS grade 7-12 building will have that the current building does not have.



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Superintendent's October 12, 2018 Newsletter

Superintendent's October 12, 2018 Newsletter

date 10/12/2018

October is National Principals Month, a time to acknowledge and thank our Principals and Assistant Principals for the work they do all year long. Schools are recognizing their principals throughout the month, and we want to join our Belmont community in thanking our administrators for their dedication and service to Belmont Public Schools.

Below please find the latest news in the district and calendar items for school and performing arts events to attend.



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