We would like to recognize Ms. MaryEllen Amodeo & Mr. Nick Pantecuso as Wire Village School’s "Employees of the Month for October 2020!" MaryEllen Amodeo: Mary Ellen joined the Wire Village family several years ago and has been an integral member of the third grade team ever since. Looking back, she always welcomes others to her classroom, from college students beginning their studies in elementary education to hybrid teaching… Teaching both the students in her classroom and those at home during their remote week. She continually seeks ways to refine and grow her skills and practices. Nicolas Panteusco: Nick joined our Wire Village family last year as our school adjustment counselor with an extensive background in working with elementary students. With his mild manner and funny sense of humor, he became an asset to both students and families as well as helping staff in meeting the needs of students. His work did not end in the summer, as he produced self-help videos for staff and students aimed at helping parents, families and students and staff with the transition back to school. “Just Think Week,” a production focused upon self-help and transition, while another video series featured a conversation with “Mrs. Doubtwire,” where he helped parents (and students) reflect on the differences with remote learning last spring versus what it looks like now. Congratulations to Ms. Amodeo & Mr. Pantecuso! #WireVillageRocks #Progress #Unity #Knowledge @MASchoolsK12 @MassTeacher @MASCSchoolComm
Bus routes for the 2020-2021 school year have been released for David Prouty High School and Knox Trail Middle School and can now be located on our District website here: https://5il.co/mfck. Please contact our Transportation Department at 508-450-6917 if you have any questions.
FREE Children's Flu Clinic There will be a no-charge flu clinic for children of East Brookfield and Spencer between the ages of 4 and 18 on Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 5 to 7 PM. The clinic will be held in the cafeteria at David Prouty High School in Spencer and run by the Local Board of Health nurse. Families are to enter the High School at the front entrance. There will be no charge for the vaccinations, but participants are asked to please bring their insurance cards to the clinic. Any questions can be directed to Carrie Cashman (School Nurse at East Brookfield) at 508-885-8536.
Here are some important tips for coming back to Knox Trail MS - Hybrid style! #Progress #Unity #Knowledge @maschoolsk12 @MASCSchoolComm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm3IG_rI21M&t=2s
FREE Breakfast and Lunch through June 2021! When ordering using the Google Form you are helping reduce food waste & supporting the SEBRSD Food Service Program! The order form resets on Thursdays so you can order for the next week, https://forms.gle/aWRx94fDMpcqxTiq6 @snamass
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!
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.
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
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
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!!!
Our October meals menu has been posted to the website. Check it out! http://spencereastbrookfieldma.apptegy.us/o/sebrsd/page/menus--290 For remote learners and at-home children ages 0-18, be sure to pre-order meals for pickup each week using the google order form: https://forms.gle/NQfYjrHfvXp8z8RN6
Attention SEBRSD Families: Please read the latest guidance from the Health Services Department regarding family responsibilities for health and safety during COVID-19. Click here to view: https://5il.co/lfx5
The David Prouty HS Guidance Gazette Issue No 2 / September 24, 2020 can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x5-2AwLiEZLfk0uGIOommMJ5OG2WBjHi/view #ProutyPride #Progress #Unity #Knowledge
Here are the menus for next week(9/21-9/25). Notice that we now offer gluten-free and vegetarian menu options, as well! Meals can be pre-ordered through our online google form here: https://forms.gle/NQfYjrHfvXp8z8RN6
Welcome back SEBRSD! We will be handing out meals @ Knox Trail Middle School from 9am to 1pm. Pick up meals for today and Wednesday! We will be back on Thursday for Thursday and Friday meals. Walk/drive ins are welcome! To pre-order click here: https://forms.gle/NQfYjrHfvXp8z8RN6
Bus routes for Wire Village and East Brookfield Elementary Schools have now been posted to our District website. They can be located here: https://www.sebrsd.org/o/sebrsd/page/bus-routes--241. For any questions, please contact our Transportation Department at 508-450-6917.
Today was our last day offering free meals to the children of our community under the Summer Eats program. We would like to thank all of our Food Service workers and volunteers for making this possible and also thank the community for participating in record numbers. We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to serve you these last several months at our 5 remote sites and wish everyone a great start to the new school year. And don't forget, free meals will be offered to all children starting next Tuesday, through December 31, 2020. More information on how to sign up will be posted shortly.
The Southern Worcester County League releases athletic advisory. Check out the NEWS section on our website or read the article here: https://www.sebrsd.org/article/304511?org=sebrsd
A note from our Food Services Director! Hello All! As the summer comes to an end and the start of the school year fast approaches we will continue to provide meals for students in the district. As you may have heard, the USDA is extending free meals to all students until December 31st. The State of Massachusetts will be providing more clarity on Thursday, 9/10, to determine if our district qualifies. A Google form will be released this week for meal ordering for the opening of school. We appreciate your patience and look forward to your participation in the SEBRSD Meals program! If you have any questions please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 774-200-7162. Thank You, Brianne Pulver SEBRSD Food Services Director
Hot Off the Press! Check out the latest news announcement posted to our website regarding our brand new mobile app launch! https://www.sebrsd.org/article/303100?org=sebrsd
Join us for the following Special Education informational session tonight (9/8/2020) from 6:30 - 7:45 pm: Student Services Update- grade 4-12 (Remote Students) https://zoom.us/j/98192115723?pwd=K3MveHh5ZDJ4Vnh4eUdSYUJ5cjBqZz09 Passcode: fm9wsb
Join us for the following Special Education informational session tonight (9/8/2020) from 5:00 - 6:15 pm: Student Service Updates - Elementary Pre-K-3 https://zoom.us/j/95324860724?pwd=T0xVbjR0dmZ3K01Ud2lydTZVWC9GQT09 Passcode: 8ZBtLa
Friendly Reminder: We won't be serving meals on Monday, 9/7, however, we're offering Labor Day meals for pickup on Friday, 9/4. Anyone wishing to take the Labor Day meal must complete the google form in advance. Click link to register. https://forms.gle/fHty5mgSLsY7NTvy7
To read the latest update from the Superintendent of Schools, please check out our NEWS section on the website or visit the following link: https://www.sebrsd.org/article/299280?org=sebrsd
Check out next week's menu! We won't be serving meals on Monday, 9/7, however, we're offering Labor Day meals for pickup on Friday, 9/4. Anyone wishing to take the Labor Day meal must complete the google form in advance. Click link to register. https://forms.gle/fHty5mgSLsY7NTvy7
We are excited to announce our partnership with ClearGov to launch an infographic-based dashboard for our district. Click the links to learn more about this informative tool or go directly to the site! https://www.sebrsd.org/article/291214?org=sebrsd https://www.cleargov.com/massachusetts/school/spencer-east-brookfield
UPDATED IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Please note that page 2 of the calendar has been revised to correct typos. The link listed in our previous post will no longer work. Please see link for the latest 2020-2021 school year calendar: https://5il.co/jv3m
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Our new revised 2020-2021 school year calendar is now available! It can also be downloaded/printed from our website: https://5il.co/juku
All parents of children entering Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade are asked to help the schools plan for class assignments and transportation by completing this registration form by Monday August 17: https://forms.gle/CLUWYtDM4951GngB7 . Thank you.
In an effort to reopen our schools safely, our Before & After School Program will not be offered at this time. As the situation changes with Covid-19, we will revisit the idea of opening our B/ASP. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience & hardship that this may cause.
The 8/6/20 school committee meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, 7:00pm 8/10/20. This meeting will be held as a YouTube Streaming Event found at: https://youtu.be/Kf6XS0VuLQs. Questions / Comments regarding the 20-21 school year can be submitted anytime using our Question Submission Form: https://forms.gle/xS5v7cBnC3i4t8DU9. The meeting agenda can be found at: https://5il.co/j865. The meeting will be posted on the SEBRSD YouTube channel after adjournment.
Important change to School Committee meeting - tonight's meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 6, 2020 due to inclement weather. Please access agenda for more information. www.sebrsd.org/o/sebrsd/events/#event_5843916
Attention Parents: Families, Here's information from the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) to activate your (PIN) P-EBT Card! https://5il.co/gyqj