Welcome to Heath Elementary School Brookline, Massachusetts
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January 2015 Happy New Year and Welcome back to Heath!!
This morning I woke with such anticipation for the new year 2015! I anticipate the continued growth and learning that I know I will see in each classroom, the responsibility and involvement of each child’s commitment to their own learning and to each other, and the successes that every child will have at the hands of our teachers this new year! My continued thanks and appreciation to the support of the parent community for these successes! The dedication of the PTO leaders, the community connections through conversation and in volunteering, and the “drop everything to help” attitude are such vital foundations of the spirit of Heath! We are a proud community of learners and citizens and I am proud to be a part of this amazing work! The full document can be found on the Heath school website. Goals for the upcoming months:
•Tracking and creating additional interventions to enhance student progress inwriting across the curriculum, and academic challenge. • Maintain a focus on innovative and engaging teaching and learning, throughteaching staff engagement in their Professional Learning Group work for 2014/15 Sharing that work in the Professional Learning Groups with students and families. • Review and plan for future curriculum changes for September 2015 • Increase student partnerships with the wider community in order to share theculture of Heath student learning.
Important Dates for January 2015: January 5, 2015 : 8:00 AM Return to school !!! January 13, 2015: 9:00 AM School Lock down practice. Please do not scheduleappointments from 9 until 10 AM on this day. January 15, 2015 : 7:00 PM Grade 8 parent graduation meeting(art room) January 20, 2015: 7:45 AM Dr. Lupini Meet and Greet followed by the annual Community Conversation (cafeteria ) Read More
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