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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 

Superintendent's Newsletters

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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Superintendent's September 20, 2018 Newsletter

Superintendent's September 20, 2018 Newsletter

date 9/20/2018

The first few weeks of school have begun smoothly, and all six of our schools report a great start to the new school year. Vehicular and foot traffic is always tricky this time of year with people back to work coupled with students back to school. We thank you for your patience on the road and your caution with students in the crosswalks.

We again welcome back our families and students, and for those who are new to the district and are receiving this newsletter for the first time, the Superintendent's newsletter shares information from the Belmont Schools on a monthly basis as well as listing a calendar of school events below. We wish you all a great 2018-2019 school year.

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Superintendent's 2018 Welcome Back

Superintendent's 2018 Welcome Back

date 9/4/2018
Welcome to Belmont Public Schools (BPS) for all of our new families, and welcome back to all of our returning families.  I hope you all had quality time with your friends and families and are enjoying the summer weather. I want to thank our administrators, administrative assistants, teachers, the custodial and facilities staff, and the Belmont Department of Public Works for their hard work to ensure a smooth start in September as we prepare for the opening of school. 

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Superintendent's June 2018 Newsletter

Superintendent's June 2018 Newsletter

date 6/20/2018

We congratulate our high school seniors who had their graduation on June 3. We wish them all well in their future endeavors. Our friends at Belmont Media Center filmed the graduation and posted it online.  Please go here to view graduation. We also want to recognize and congratulate our fourth grade class who move up to Chenery, and our eighth grade class who move up to the high school. This is a special time for our Belmont families.

I hope you all have a wonderful summer, and we will see you on the first day of school, September 5 for grades 1-12, and September 6 and 7 for kindergarten (half of kindergarten students each day for a half day; notices will be sent home by each school).


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Superintendent's May 2018 Newsletter

Superintendent's May 2018 Newsletter

date 5/18/2018

Many schools showed their gratitude during Teacher and Nurse Appreciation Week, held May 7-May 11, with luncheons, flowers and thank you notes from the children. We appreciate our teachers and nurses all year long, and it is great to be able to thank them and recognize them in this way.

As you know, the Memorial Day holiday weekend is just around the corner--some call it the "unofficial" beginning of summer. Our schools are not in session on Monday, Memorial Day. I hope you all have a great long weekend.

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