Welcome to Heath Elementary School Brookline, Massachusetts
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On behalf of the entire Heath faculty, I thank you for a very successful first quarter and a very strong start to our year together! As always, I look forward each year to sharing the successes of the Heath educational program with parents and faculty and I am very pleased with the collaboration and growth in evidence this fall. Parent-Teacher Conferences in grades K-5 are winding down in the next few days and I hope were beneficial in speaking to the collaboration between school and home and in sharing the work that is being done to provide a successful experience for our children. Secondly, I hope that you are as proud of the amount of growth and success that has occurred already this year in your child’s classroom as I am. Please feel free to call or stop by if you ever have any concerns or issues. I am always eager to discuss ways to improve our students’ achievement and experiences at Heath.
As I direct our focus on the second semester and new year, the work has truly started with our faculty study of our MCAS Data and our School Improvement Plan. Each of you in grades 3 through 8 should have received the parent printout of results for your child as well as the letter from Dr. Lupini with the school report card data. If you think that you are missing some of this information, please let me know and I am happy to provide an additional copy.
This month’s Principal Coffee will focus on a brief overview of this year’s MCAS results and begin a series of conversation about curriculum in the Public Schools of Brookline. The December meeting includes the chance to join me in conversation with Ms. Joanne Lieberman (ELA coordinator), Ms. Janet MacNeil (Science Coordinator) as we share the Literacy work that is so important to the district’ s successes. We look forward to seeing you in the cafeteria on December 5th at 8:05 AM after drop off! . The January Coffee I have reserved as a chance to share the “state of the school” and to provide an open conversation about the needs/direction of the school. Following guests for February and March will include the director of technology, Scott Moore, and examples of student learning from our Heath faculty.
The full document can be found on the Heath school website.
Doors will open for the morning arrival at 7:30 AM and students may enter through the front doors, the side door in the front nearest the multi -purpose room, and the downstairs cafeteria link door nearest the patio.
Keeping safety and security in mind, those who drop off on the Reservoir hill will be asked to walk down our new pathways to the front, or the cafeteria door.
Children who are dropped off in the front of the building should use the front door or door near the multi-purpose/Pre-K room.
Kindergarten families who are traveling to the classroom at 7:50 should enter any of the three designated doors.
Children may wait in the cafeteria, the library (grades 4-8) if they would like to read or work quietly, the computer lab (grades 2-8) if they would like to work on school work, or attend Morning Movement for grades 2-8 once these classes begin in September.
All children arriving before 7:55 (or 7:50 for those in Kindergarten) need to be in one of the above participatory areas until the bell rings.
Bell #1 will ring at 7:55 AM as a signal that students should travel to class; bell #2 at 8:00 AM is the formal beginning to our day.
Just a reminder that we do not have supervision on the outside playground areas before and after school.
Additionally, we remind all visitors to the building to sign in at the office table. Front doors will lock at 8:10 and reopen at 2:20 this year. Please remember that Monday through Thursday we are dismissing at 2:30 PM and Friday at 1:40 PM to provide the weekly teacher collaboration and research time.
_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
Celebrations Heath is happy to announce that our 2013-2014 Olweus survey results show positive growth on our work to provide a a purposeful community! CORE VALUES We are pleased to announce our new CORE values : Soar High Respect: Take care of yourself and others Participate positively Grow: Take charge of your learning Ask questions Challenge yourself Engage: Be confident Find joy Keep trying