We’re getting into the Halloween spirit at East Brookfield Elementary School! 🎃 Candy corn pizza for remote lunch tomorrow! 🍕
Breakfast for Lunch is one of our favorites! Today we have a pancake breakfast sandwich, fruit cup, harvest home fries, water and milk! If you picked up meals at KTMS yesterday you are eating this at home and in the classroom!
We would like to recognize Kelsey Mitchell as East Brookfield Elementary School’s employee of the month for October. Kelsey has been a part time office clerk at the school for several years and has just been promoted to our full time secretary at the start of this school year. Kelsey has already made a strong impact. She has done an amazing job getting our school ready to open during these unprecedented times. Not only did she get the school ready for opening day, she entered all the class lists and schedules into Powerschool, created email lists for all parents according to grade, and revised and set up Powerpoint presentations for three separate parent nights. This is just a partial list of what she has done to this point. Above everything else, Kelsey is a welcoming presence to those parents, guardians, and visitors to our school. She is always upbeat and has a smile on her face. Kelsey is an integral part of our great school climate. Congratulations on being employee of the month for October 2020, Kelsey!!!
SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE: NEXT STEPS TO REOPENING 10.08.2020! Click here: https://www.sebrsd.org/article/323633?org=sebrsd #Progress #Unity #Knowledge @MASchoolsk12 @massteacher @MASCSchoolComm @SpencerCable @telegramdotcom @masslivenews @citizenchronicles @TheCitizenChron
Carrie Cashman has been with the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District for 1 year. Prior to that, she was a school nurse in the Leicester and Auburn School Districts, for a total of ten years as a school nurse. During her time as a school nurse, Carrie has had many achievements including, earning her Nationally Certified School Nurse Certification and becoming Massachusetts Emergency Management Systems Nurse of the Year, in 2018 for helping save the life of a young student who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest on the playground, during school hours. In 2017, Carrie was honored to speak at the Summer Series for Massachusetts School Health Services/ BU Shield, regarding sudden cardiac emergencies. Currently, Carrie is working towards her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education, which will be complete in March of 2021. Mrs. Cashman has been such an amazing addition to the SEB family, in general, and East Brookfield Elementary, specifically; and for these reasons is the "Faculty of the Month for October" within the Department of Student Services!
Staff Spotlight: We are pleased to introduce Kevin Fanning, who is our new daytime custodian at Wire Village. He is proactive in taking care of our facility & modest in his efforts. Welcome! #WireVillageRocks #Progress #Unity #Knowledge @MASchoolsK12 @teamsters @MASCSchoolComm
Automatic Logic provided a training on the new Energy Management Systems that control the HVAC systems at Knox Trail, Wire Village & East Brookfield Elementary. The training took place over the last two days for our custodians at Knox Trail. @AutomatedLogic @Siemens @teamsters
Faculty Spotlight: Mr. Peter Bogren, 6th grade Math Teacher w/over 30 yrs in the classroom, teaches a class virtually earlier today at Knox Trail MS! #KnoxTrailRocks #Progress #Unity #Knowledge @maschoolsk12 @massteacher @MASCSchoolComm
Lunchtime is our favorite time! On the menu today... Chicken fingers, curly fries, water & more!! #EBEaglesRock #Progress #Unity #Knowledge @MASchoolsK12 @MASCSchoolComm @snamass
Important Announcement: There will be no meal service on October 12th in observance of Columbus/Discovers Day. Remote meal pick-up will be on Tuesday 10/13 and Thursday 10/15 and will resume normal Monday/Wednesday pickup the week of 10/19. Meals are available to any child 0-18 and can be picked up at Knox Trail Middle School from 9am-1pm.
Faculty Spotlight: We are pleased to introduce Leighanna Williford, who has joined our Grade 2 Teaching Team! Welcome Mrs. Williford to our Village! #WireVillageRocks #Progress #Unity #Knowledge @MASchoolsK12 @massteacher @MASCSchoolComm
Deb McColl has been with Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District (SEB) for thirty years. She has been in special education her entire career with the district. Most recently, Deb has been a key stakeholder in the preschool program, housed at East Brookfield Elementary School. Deb had a new vision of how to improve the Early Childhood Center to help meet the needs of all students. With the new improvements, Deb has been the leader in the creation of a new preschool classroom for students with significant needs. As well, Deb has been a pioneer for the promotion of inclusivity for all students with disabilities. Currently, Deb is a team chairperson for Early Intervention and Pre-K-6; and for the reasons outlined above, she is our Student Services Staff Member of the Month for September 2020! Thank you Deb for all of due diligence and your dedication to the Spencer-East Brookfield RSD! #Progress #Unity #Knowledge
We are pleased to introduce Mrs. Rebecca Durant, who joins our Grade 1 team at the Wire Village School this fall. Mrs. Durant started with us last spring as a Kindergarten Teacher and is now working with first graders. #WireVillageRocks #Progress #Unity #Knowledge
Mrs. Leach & Mrs. Prioux are the Knox Trail MS "Staff of the Month" for September 2020 as a result of their diligence; attention to detail; support of staff, students & families. They are great teammates & we cannot thank them enough for all they do for our learning community!
Our administration, faculty and staff members of the month for September 2020 are a plenty and proof positive that It really does takes a village! 9/1/2020: A special thanks to KT and DPHS for sharing paraprofessional support staff with our school as well as our nurse and some program and service staff to help us welcome back students to school Hybrid style! Almost immediately, they felt like family to us! Our entire staff has stepped up to the plate in embracing the, sometimes challenging technology and especially in providing a safe and welcoming environment for ALL students, remote or hybrid! Our parents and families have also been patient in the process, offering us valuable feedback and input. 9/8/2020: To Kaye Spence, our lead secretary, and Melanie Ethier, our Assistant principal- For reorganizing and rewriting schedules and class lists as necessitated by district changes and keeping parents informed via social media platforms. 9/15/2020: To Parwana Salih, one of our office staff members, and the entire Technology department- for orchestrating, cataloguing and distributing technology to students and offering support to parents alike. 9/22/2020: To our Title Team (Particularly Matt Meyerdierks, Melanie Fontaine and Lisa Olson) in supporting our remote classroom students in the absence of a designated remote teacher. 9/29/2020: To Kim Kates, a veteran fourth grade teacher at our school as she was recognized by a new staff member and community member for being patient, friendly and calm with students and welcoming new staff. #WireVillageRocks #Progress #Unity #Knowledge
Today is World Smile Day 2020! "A smile is happiness you'll find right under your nose. - Tom Wilson
Tom Cheney is the East Brookfield Elementary School Staff of the Month for September 2020! Mr. Cheney has been a custodian at East Brookfield Elementary School for about 8 years. He worked extremely hard as a part time custodian, and when a full-time position became available, Tom was the obvious choice. From Day One, Tom’s work ethic was clearly evident. When he is given an assignment or project, his response is not “I’ll get to it.” His response is to get it done almost immediately. Since coming to EBE, I have never received one complaint from a staff member saying their room was not cleaned the night before or was not ready for students to enter in the morning. During the summer months, Tom makes sure everything is ready for opening day, even during times of being short staffed. This is a testament to Tom’s commitment to his job and to our school. Above all else, Tom always has a positive attitude and a great sense of humor. He has great relationships with our staff and is well liked and respected by all. Congratulations to Mr. Cheney, our Staff of the Month for September 2020! @MASchoolsK12 @massteacher @MASCSchoolComm #EBEEaglesRock #Progress #Unity #Knowledge
Kelsey Grey is the David Prouty Hogh School Teacher of the Month for September 2020! Ms. Grey, our music teacher, band director, and resident Schoology expert, is a graduate of Westfield State University. Before coming to Prouty in the summer of 2019, she taught in Otis, Massachusetts. Ms. Grey plays the flute and the piccolo, and she LOVES Starbucks Coffee! Ms. Grey was selected due to her unwavering commitment to her students and her colleagues. We appreciate her work transitioning our music program to remote learning in the spring, her efforts on our Class Day video, her transition to a socially distanced Band Camp, and her ongoing devotion to our Marching Band. The Prouty faculty appreciates her help with Schoology. Currently, Ms. Grey is planning the Halloween Highway event with the Music Boosters and the band students. We truly hope that every family in the community will come out on October 30 to take part -- courtesy of our Teacher of the Month!!!
Thank you Melody Miller of AA Transportation for all you do in providing safe transportation to our students! Safely transporting students is our first priority - together! #Progress #Unity #Knowledge @maschoolsk12 @MASCSchoolComm
Everywhere we go, there is teaching and learning happening! (And snack, you cannot forget snack time). #WireVillageRocks #Progress #Unity #Knowledge @MaSchoolsk12 @MASCSchoolComm