PTSO MONTHLY MEETINGS 2021-2022
||Special Topics of interest
||Fall PTSO Kick-off meeting
||Belmont Wellness Coalition (see presentation)
|Feb 16, 7pm
||Speaker Series: Gap Year Presentation
See Flyer for Zoom link
||General PTSO Meeting with presentation by Holly Muson, Community Path Organization
||General PTSO Meeting with School Committee candidates Amy Checkoway and Jeff Liberty
||BWC Panel as part of Parent Speaker series - Understanding Youth Mental Health
Special Programming for Week of January 24, 2021 provided by the BHS PTSO:
On Monday January 24 between 7:30am and 12:30pm, the BHS PTSO in collaboration with, and assistance from, BHS food services will be providing HOT COCOA, WHIPPED CREAM & MARSHMALLOWS for a students and staff - come enjoy a sweet warm treat to start the week!
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday January 25-27 Certified Comfort Dogs Are Coming to BHS! Come meet Dave and Dex or Sue and Monty on Tuesday January 25 between 10:30 and 12; On Wednesday you can hang with Kim and Roo between 10-11am, and on Thursday January 27, Sandy and Gabby will be available to all staff and students between 11-12pm.
Speaker Series 2021-2022
- Feb 16, 7pm: Speaker Series: Gap Year Presentation (See Flyer for Zoom link)
- May 3: BWC Panel as part of Parent Speaker series - Understanding Youth Mental Health
Previous topics have included:
- Navigating the Road to College
- Gap Years
- Sexual Assault and Title IX
Far East Deep South
BPS students and parents are invited to watch the award-winning documentary Far East Deep South for free in person or online to celebrate this year’s Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet the producers of the film in a live, student-led, virtual Q&A session at 7 PM EDT on Friday, April 29, 2022.
Previously aired on PBS World Channel’s “America ReFramed’, the film follows the journey of two Chinese-American brothers who seek to know more about their family history. Surprisingly, the place where they end up turns out to be a small town in the Mississippi Delta. The film also explores the discrimination Asian-Americans historically faced, the interconnected relationship between the Black and Chinese communities in the Jim Crow era, and the generational impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.
This event is organized and sponsored by 18 organizations in Belmont and Lexington. The funding is provided by the Belmont Celebrates AAPI Heritage Fund, the Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL), and a grant from the Belmont Cultural Council (BCC), a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency.
Belmont Wellness Coalition
The Belmont Wellness Coalition created this survey in order to better understand the needs of parents concerning issues related to youth mental health and substance misuse. This data will assist the BWC in planning future programming. Your participation is completely anonymous and greatly appreciated.