Welcome to Heath Elementary School Brookline, Massachusetts
Welcome to the Heath School webpage. Through this site, you will be able to see a calendar of upcoming events, find access to teacher webpages, read updates from Principal Carrie Wilson, and much more!
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this season of giving, please help us celebrate all of the successes of the
last few months with our continued commitment for self - reflection, and
improvement. Most importantly, our accomplishments continue to reflect the
district goals and targets of improved instructional practice and academic
growth, a shared leadership model of governance, and a climate that accepts
diversity and instills goodness in our children. I am continually amazed by the
rich conversations that are occurring in our classrooms, the positive and
helpful student interactions during the day and the willingness of the
"team," students, staff and parents alike, to continue to share
thoughts about leadership and change.
am happy to report that the challenges of the classroom, parent conferences and
the many sports and club activities have been met with the usual perseverance
that our students bring to their education! Thank you to all of our Heath
family for empowering our students to achieve and for supporting our staff as
we develop such strong thinking and learning leaders.
December begins in earnest, we encourage our students to involve themselves in
the many offerings that Heath provides. We are looking forward to the beginning
of new sports seasons, Mathcounts, community service projects and maintaining
our commitment to the spirit of helping one another as citizens of Heath. The
education of the whole child will only help to strengthen our student’s
organization and literacy achievement as well as the ability to thrive in our
As educators we are charged with a great deal of responsibility for the daily, safe management of our children and each other. Research shows that the preparedness and awareness of our students and staff is tantamount to the welcoming, open school vision that we support at Heath, and enhances a comfortable and safe climate for students. Being an aware community member and attending a secure school also provides an accompanying feeling of unity that we want for our community.
This past year, in concert with the school safety discussion between the public schools of Brookline and the Brookline Police Department, I was asked to identify some areas of school support for this school year that could be provided for safety and security specific to Heath. Additionally, Dr. Lupini has included a portion of the updates security message in his superintendent’s report issued September 19, 2013.
At the time of opening of our new school year, we have in place several new procedures designed to help us, as the adults in the building, enhance the protection of our children.
1.The district has installed security cameras at the front and the back doors of the building that allows the monitoring of those entering and exiting the building.
2. We have asked our parents and families to enter through specific doors in the morning where staff monitors are present.
3. We have joined three other schools in Brookline in the decision to provide school ID cards or badges to be issued to all Heath school staff. The use of an ID badge in the school setting has been known to identify those who serve in an official capacity, act as affirmation that we are adults who belong here, and add an extra feeling of security to buildings. We ask that our staff carry these (wear these) so that students (and adults) are aware of the safe adults in the building and who can be identified for assistance when needed.
4. We have anticipated dates for the annual lock down drill, evacuation drill, and medical alert drill soon to be released to our school calendars.
5. We are lucky enough to be piloting a small version of the CAP program (child assault prevention) in grades 1,3 and 5. This program enhances the work done this past year with the Olweus program and broadens a student awareness of potential dangers outside of school.
The faculty and school staff members take our security seriously and we will continue to dedicate our continued vigilance and efforts for a safe and secure place for our children in the Heath community.
_Mission of Heath School
Heath School is an academic and social community comprised of students, faculty, staff and parents. Our school promotes the four cores values of the Brookline Public Schools. These include respect for human differences, high academic achievement, excellence in teaching and collaborative relationships. ...read more