Last week was a week of celebration and appreciation. On Friday, May 7, 2021, it was School Lunch Hero Day. The CPS thanked its hard working, dedicated, amazing food service staff with flowers, cake, and a card full of thanks. These women have produced and served 1,198,500 meals since March of 2020. They are incredible and should be celebrated regularly.
•May 3-7 was Teacher Appreciation Week. The District and Schools found many ways to thank our amazing teachers, paras, and support staff. In celebration of Teacher’s Appreciation week, CPS’s friends at the Chelsea Kiwanis Club, in coordination with the Parent Liaisons & Buildings and Grounds, were very kind in sending Dunkin Donuts Coffee and Donuts to all the teachers at each of the nine schools. THANK YOU to Renee Griffin and her awesome staff at the Chelsea Dunkin Donuts on Everett Ave. for all of their help coordinating this. The Central Office Team in addition sent teachers a sweet surprise to wrap up the week. Thank you to Stop & Shop Everett for baking all nine cakes for our teachers.
•Thursday, May 6, was National Nurses Day. The schools would like to take the time to acknowledge the great work done by its nurses. They provide a special and unique service to students and families.
•Chelsea Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) met last Friday, April 30. There were a total of seven parents, five former SEPAC members and they welcomed two new parents, the meeting was in Spanish, with Interpretation Consecutive Interpretation to Spanish >< English.
Early Learning Center Updates
•Ms. Jackie’s class at the ELC moved onto math block 5. They are learning to measure with cubes and even used Play-doh to see shorter and longer.
•Mrs. Faiella and Miss Maria’s class celebrated Mother’s Day on May 7 with students and moms, via Zoom. Classes dressed up in fancy clothes, had a special snack with moms and made Mother’s Day cards and gifts. Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful moms.
Kelly School Updates
•Ms. Gold’s 2nd grade OLA and Mrs. Coiley’s 4th grade OLA classes have formed a cross-grade buddy partnership and enjoyed meeting up to get to know each other better.
Berkowitz School Updates
•Mrs. Brown’s Social Communication’s class made Mother’s Day gifts for their Moms. They also wrote cards and talked about how thankful they are for their Moms.
Sokolowski School Updates
•This year, Cambridge Saving Bank presented “Teach Children to Save” virtually. The first grade got together to read “Curious George Saves His Pennies” and then discussed money concepts taught in this educational and fun story.
•During Teacher Appreciation week, Principal Nate Meyers and Assistant Principal Camilo Machado strolled the school giving teachers a much needed and well deserved snack. Teachers, Paraprofessionals and School Staff truly felt loved, refueled and appreciated. While the balloon display, posters, goodie bags, hand sanitizer holders, room service, coffee and donuts, water bottles, and pizza for lunch brought you some joy this week, it is still not enough to display the heartfelt gratitude to all who have approached this uniquely challenging school year with grace, determination, and dedication for students, families, and community. Whether teaching roomies in the building or zoomies at home, staff have moved the world forward for students.
Browne Middle Schoolê Updates
•The Literacy Team at Browne Middle School had a book distribution for all remote students. Students received their next anchor text and an independent reading book of their choice. Not only was it a beautiful afternoon, but it was so much fun to see “zoomies” in real life and talk to them about books.
Chelsea High School Updates
•Parent Jaqueline Freeman surprised CHS with Katz bagels, Pizza bagels and a cake. And the Kiwanis Club jump started the teachers with coffee and donuts.