Wellesley elementary schools report cards coming out
Families of K – 5 students will receive the Wellesley Public Schools Standards-Based Report Card (SBRC) on Jan. 31. Administrators say the purpose of the SBRC, which rolled out this academic year, is to clearly communicate student progress and performance towards Massachusetts’ grade-level standards and expectations to students and families. The SBRC measures student learning against a consistent set of academic criteria. Students are assessed using end-of-year grade-level expectations.
Families will receive an indication of student performance as outlined below:
Performance Indicators (students are assessed using end-of-year grade-level standards
M — Meeting the standard consistently and independently
P — Progressing towards meeting the standard
B — Beginning to progress towards meeting the standard
N — Not yet demonstrating progress towards meeting the standard
* — Asterisk indicates that this standard has not been assessed during this particular term. Some units of study are taught at different times of the school year
Wellesley needs crossing guards
Wellesley kids could use some help crossing the street. There are multiple crossing guard vacancies in town, and the Police Department is unable to cover all of them. If you’re interested in the safety of Wellesley’s students, the WPD seeks dependable individuals to assure the safety of school children crossing the streets as they go to and from school. Interested individuals need not be Wellesley residents. The morning shift is from 7:55am – 8:25am, and the afternoon shift is generally from 3:05pm – 3:35 pm. On Wednesdays, the afternoon shift is from 12:05pm – 12:35pm. Salary is $15.82/hour plus a $7.50 stipend for each shift.
Fresh air and smiling children’s faces are included. Please apply at the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482. More here.
New Diversity, Equity, Inclusion online resource
Wellesley’s Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Dr. Charmie Curry, has created a page on the WPS website to keep the community informed about ways in which everyone can confront and interrupt inequity in all its forms. The page includes information on upcoming events; information on the METCO program; spotlights on student groups such as Young Ethnic Scholars, the Asian Student Union, GLoW; and more.
Early release day, all Wellesley Public Schools
The next early release day for all Wellesley Public Schools will be Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Dana Hall student-directed play: PUFFS on Feb. 7
Dana Hall School presents its student-directed play, PUFFS, on Friday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in Bardwell Auditorium. The performance is free and open to
PUFFS, written by Matt Cox and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, tells the tale of seven years at a certain school of wizardry, but not from the perspective of who you’d expect. The production is directed by Katherine Ward ’20, Katherine Profy ’20 and Madi Kastner ’23.
Bardwell Auditorium is located on the Dana Hall campus at 37 Cameron St. Please note that Bardwell is not wheelchair accessible. For more information, please call (781) 235-3010 ext. 2731 or visit www.danahall.org.
Kindergarten Round-up dates
Please note the two dates for Wellesley Public Schools Kindergarten Registration for academic year 2020 – 2021 for children 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2020. Please bring registration forms and required documents to the Round Up. More here.
DATES: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 3:00-6:00 PM (snow date 2/26/20)
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (snow date 3/14/20)
LOCATION: Sprague Elementary School Library, 401 School St, Wellesley MA 02482
If required, nurse follow-up and English Learner screenings will occur at individual schools by appointment. Questions regarding Kindergarten registration should be directed to District Registrar Nancy Costigliola at 781-446-6210 ;5600 or [email protected]
TenAcre School art students tear it up
Torn-paper artist Wanda Edwards of Torn Paper Paintings worked with Tenacre sixth-graders earlier this month, sharing the process she uses to create torn-paper collages.