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 our Principal, Annie Sevelius, and much more!
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Each year we present a list of Summer Reading for our rising students grades 3-8. You’ll be able to find these books at Brookline Booksmith or Children's Book Shop(shop local!). Certainly, all students PreK-8 are encouraged to read as their heart’s desire – books, magazines, the backs of the cereal boxes, newspapers, street signs! Books have been constant companions in my life and I hope in yours as well. Let’s work to make it so for our own kids.
3rd Grade Tornado by Betsy Byars4th Grade
4th Grade Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
5th Grade Over the summer, the fifth graders should choose at least 1 book to read out of these choices.
The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznik
11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
The One and Only Ivan by K.A. Applegate
6th Grade A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Plus, two readings of your own choice (in two different genres). Students have received info already. Please check with them about the requirements.
7th Grade Omnivore's Dilemma (Young Reader’s Edition) by Michael Pollan ***Heath has several copies that we can loan to students if you prefer not to purchase the book. Tangerine by Edward Bloor
Plus, one more reading of your own choice, in a genre other than realistic fiction. Students have received info already. Please check with them about the requirements.
8th Grade Port Chicago 50, by Steve Sheinkin Plus, two readings of your own choice (in two different genres). Students have received info already. Please check with them about the requirements.
Arriving at Heath
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