Early Learning Center Updates
•Miss. Maddie’s student, Casey, earned “Teacher of the Day!” Casey taught them all the steps on how to draw a house and even taught students how to spell the word “house.” Everyone had so much fun learning from our friend!
•Miss Stacey’s Kindergarten classroom has been working so hard with their Counting Collections on Fridays. They are now counting collections by tens.
•The family engagement work was featured this week in the Rennie Center’s Condition for Education 2021 Report. We are so proud of our work in engaging families as our partners! Chelsea Public Schools continues to lead the way, even in a pandemic!
•The District is excited to announce the Parent to Paraprofessional pathway program is an internal pipeline program that supports parents within the CPS district to pursue careers as paraprofessionals. Our pilot cohort will include 3-5 individuals. The program will take place for a total of 9 months including:
-Workshops: Resume Building, Interview Skills (in collaboration with the ILP)
-Job Placement: 1:1 Support in Finding A Paraprofessional role within CPS
-Educational Support: Access to CPS Partners for Financial Assistance in Pursuing Associate and/or Bachelors degrees
-Career Development: Priority Admissions for our Para to Teacher Pipeline Program.
The application is open from now until Friday, April 2.
•The District has added 5 additional Meal Sites for children and families who unable to make the 10 a.m.-1 p.m. time slots. The new sites will be available from 2:30-4 p.m. starting Monday, February 1, 2021. The new sites include the Mace Development, Quigley Park, Bellingham Park, Prattville Apartments and Locke Street Park.
•The Mary C. Burke Complex held a joint School Site Council Meeting for Parents to engage with all four Principals, Teachers, and Liaisons.
Berkowitz School Updates
•First graders in Mrs. Blake’s class got a special visit from a real life author. The author of The First Rockstar on Mars came to read his first published book and talk to the class about his writing process.
Sokolowski School Updates
•The Sokolowski is so proud as their very own 4th grader Estela Diaz Santos was interviewed about the inauguration on CBS Boston and shared what she would tell Kamala Harris.