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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 January 31, 2017 Newsletter

Superintendent's January 31, 2017 Newsletter

date 1/31/2017

The month of January was busy and productive with many school events. The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast was held, and this year's breakfast, as always, was highly attended and had great speakers, a panel of METCO alumni inspiring the audience with their stories, and student performances. In addition, so far the threats of snow turned into rain, and the Pats are going to the Superbowl!

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Superintendent's January 13, 2017 Newsletter

Superintendent's January 13, 2017 Newsletter

date 1/13/2017

We are just about halfway through the school year, deep into winter, and just beginning 2017. Thank you to the custodians, the Facilities department, and the Department of Public Works staff for all their help with the snow removal over the weekend of January 7 and 8 as well as their help in getting the schools ready to open on the following Monday.

I hope your new year is happy and healthy. Below is the first newsletter of the new year with the latest news and calendar items from the district.

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Superintendent's December 2016 Newsletter

Superintendent's December 2016 Newsletter

date 12/8/2016
As we approach the time of giving, it is important to think of those who are less fortunate, and it is heartening to see this demonstrated by the generosity of our students, families and teachers as noted below in this month's newsletter. Have a wonderful holiday season, a relaxing winter recess, and a Happy New Year.

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Superintendent's November 2016 Newsletter

Superintendent's November 2016 Newsletter

date 11/15/2016
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. My hope is that we take time to “be thankful” to live and work in such a caring community as Belmont. Best wishes on a wonderful holiday and safe travels. If you are in town, a great way to spend the morning is attending the Belmont High School football game at 10:00 a.m. at Harris Field. 

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Superintendent's October 26 Newsletter

Superintendent's October 26 Newsletter

date 10/26/2016

A busy month at schools saw a little summer thrown into our fall season when some days hit temperatures of 80 degrees or more. However, fall has arrived, complete with leaves falling from the trees and a familiar nip in the air. Halloween is just around the corner--please come and celebrate early at the family-friendly Haunted House display and Masquerade Concert held at Belmont High School on October 26. See the details for this and other school events below. 

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