•Parents and Staff enjoyed an evening of Zumba with Instructor and School Committeewoman Jeanette Velez. Healthy Chelsea also joined with delicious snacks and child care. Thank you all for participating.
•The Berkowitz School held their annual Family Movie Night. Families and a Staff enjoyed a fun night watching a movie over pizza and popcorn.
•Hooks Parent Coffee hour discussed topics such as attendance and tardies and resources we have available within the schools.
•Hooks School had its 100th Day of School celebration this week. All grade levels had wonderful 100th Day activities. Parents joined in at all grade levels.
•Chelsea REACH program students and staff worked together to create a beautiful display in the Chelsea High School cafeteria for Black History Month. CHS Seniors Rosa Brito and Alex Andrades carefully selected photos of prominent African American figures from a variety of fields. The students made sure to include Lewis Latimer, a famous African-American inventor from Chelsea. REACH staff Stephanie Rodriguez, Yaneris Collado and Nehmie St. Louis supported the youth with the project.
•ELL Coordinator Sean Sibson hosted the first group meeting designed for families of English Learners – English Language Parent Advisory Council (ELPAC). The ELPAC is a new group designed for parents of English Learners and is designed to support the success of English Learners. All parents of English Learners are welcome to attend future meetings and are encouraged to ask questions about the English Learner Program.
•This week, 8th graders at Browne Middle School enjoyed modeling Natural Selection by using different tools to imitate bird beaks collecting food.
•25 Sophomores with the highest GPA at CHS were invited to Legal Seafoods on the Boston Harbor for a complementary lunch. The generous restaurant provided students with a custom menu, beverages, a three-course meal, and a tour of the building.
•On Saturday, Feb. 2, members of CHS’s newly-minted A Cappella group attended New England Voices A Cappella Festival at Chelmsford High School. They attended classes and workshops centered on singing, recording, professional presentation, looping technology, branding, improv and a variety of other subjects centered on singing A Cappella. The group (name TBD) also had a master class with two of the industry’s leading clinicians, giving them advice and guidance to develop their sound, their performance, and their stage presence. They made life-long memories, life-long friends, and experienced performances that they will not forget. The group left inspired and on fire for music. You’ll see more from them in the coming months.
•The Sokolowski School had its STEM family night. Many teachers and parents braved the elements to engage in STEM related activities, learn more about STEM opportunities, and complete in an engineering challenge. As always the Sokolowski community had an amazing time.