Join us on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Bristol Eastern High School to celebrate the work of our BPS art and music scholars. Artwork from our K-12 students will be on display, as well as musical performances from all grade levels. Please see the attached schedule of events and contact Kenneth Bagley at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We hope to see you there!
Good Afternoon, The Bristol Burlington Health District, in collaboration with Griffin Health, is offering a vaccination/booster clinic at BCHS on Wednesday, 5/25/22 from 1-5pm. This is the initial dose, booster guidance will also be provided. Site Name: Bristol Central High School Address: 480 Wolcott Street, Bristol Date: 5/25/22 Time: 1-5pm Age Group: 5-11, 12+ Public or Private: Public Vaccines Provided: Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, Pediatric Pfizer If you wish to participate, please review and complete the attached document(s). Hard copies will be available the day of the clinic. Upon arrival, please follow signs to the location of the vaccination/booster clinic. The 5/23/2022 Community Update is also attached. Be well - Mike
Congratulations to the seven well-deserving staff members who were recognized last night at the 35th Annual Staff Achievement Awards Dinner at One Fifty Central in Bristol. A special thank you to the Bristol Business Education Foundation for sponsoring the event. The Staff Achievement Award is intended to recognize BPS staff whose actions have had an extraordinary impact on our students, families, or programs. These individuals have routinely gone above and beyond what is expected of them in the normal fulfillment of their responsibilities. Another special thank you to the staff who nominated the recipients and recognized them for their exceptional efforts. The criteria for awards includes innovation; improvements in instruction, curricula, facilities, staff morale, and student interest; cost savings efforts; and extraordinary personal achievements or inspiring leadership that motivates the achievement in others. Listed below are this year's award recipients: (Pictured Left to Right) Lorraine Wright, EXCEL Paraprofessional at Mountain View Elementary School Jennifer Broderick, Guidance Counselor at Chippens Hill Middle School Kristine DeLeo, Principal at Hubbell Elementary School Ronald Sadecki, Electrician at Bristol Public Schools Danielle Autencio, LEAD Special Education Teacher at Hubbell Elementary School Kevin Komanetsky, Math Interventionist at Greene-Hills School Rosetta Mastroianni, EL/Spanish Teacher at Northeast Middle School In partnership, Catherine M. Carbone, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools
Dear BPS Family, The tragedy in Buffalo, New York reminds us of the importance of creating safe, inclusive, and supportive school environments. Hate, racism, and violence in all forms are reprehensible. Messages like this are far too frequent. It has been 14 months since the tragic events in Atlanta and I share the same sentiments today. I am equally heartbroken and angry because the world for which we are preparing our scholars for has broken the pact that I believe to be true; that all persons are to be treated with dignity, that good prevails over evil, and that community is built on the strengths and beauty of our differences as well as our similarities. Teen mental health is a growing concern for our nation. As educators, we strive to create intellectually safe learning spaces that support our scholars as they process unsettling events. Our students are watching, listening, and learning. If your child needs any further support, our school psychologists, school counselors, and other social-emotional support staff are here to help. Please see the attached resources and do not hesitate to reach out. Additionally, this is an unfortunate reminder that some young people are influenced by and do not use social media responsibly. We respectfully request you monitor your child's social media footprint. The resiliency and willingness to learn that our scholars continue to show in the midst of distressing national news is truly remarkable. One community at a time, we can set the example that humanity is better together. In partnership, Catherine M. Carbone, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools
Congratulations, Greene-Hills School and Ellen P. Hubbell School for being named the 2022 Exemplary Middle School of the Year and Exemplary Elementary School of the Year, respectively, by the Connecticut Association of Schools! These statewide recognitions highlight the outstanding work of both schools that represent "the best in the profession." The application process is rigorous and both schools recently hosted the selection committee and presented data on the following best practices: A safe and healthy school environment; Parent engagement in supporting student learning and healthy development; Student services that go beyond those that are part of a typical school, i.e. clubs, activities, and support services; Rigorous curriculum and instructional methods designed to prepare students to meet high standards; and Teachers and staff model teaming practices that drive instruction in order to personalize the school environment. Both schools will be invited to share best practices and programs with other CAS member schools by offering CAS workshops, writing for CAS publications, and welcoming visitors to their schools. Additionally, both schools were recognized as 2022 Exemplary School Climate Award recipients! While described in many different ways, climate is in fact embedded in almost all aspects of school life and it has long been known that positive climate is critical to achieving success for all students. Knowing every scholar by name, strength, story, and need was evident during the site visits and set both schools apart. It goes without saying that our students, families, teachers, administrators, and staff from both school communities are well-deserving of this prestigious recognition. Once again, congratulations Greene-Hills School and Ellen P. Hubbell School! You all continue to demonstrate what is best about your schools, Bristol Public Schools, and public education at large! In partnership, Catherine M. Carbone, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools
Good Afternoon, The Bristol Burlington Health District, in collaboration with Griffin Health, is offering a vaccination clinic at BEHS on Wednesday, 5/11/22 from 1-5pm. This is the initial dose, booster guidance will be provided. Site Name: Bristol Eastern High School Address: 632 King Street, Bristol Date: 5/11/22 Time: 1-5pm Age Group: 5-11, 12+ Public or Private: Public Vaccines Provided: Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, Pediatric Pfizer If you wish to participate, please review and complete the attached document(s). Hard copies will be available the day of the clinic. Upon arrival, please follow signs to the location of the vaccination clinic. Be well - Mike
As National Teacher Appreciation Week comes to a close, I would like to emphasize that we all can continue to celebrate the incredible work of our teachers beyond just a single week. There is no doubt the important role that a teacher plays in the life of a scholar and the community they serve. Their daily creativity, dedication, and selflessness make positive impacts in the lives of our students and families every day. BPS teachers are shining examples of why Bristol is such a special place to learn and grow. To our teachers, thank you for all that you do for our district and I hope you know how valuable each of you is to our community. As always, we are BPS! We are better together and stronger than ever! In partnership, Catherine M. Carbone, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools P.S. I hope you saw the below digital billboards on King Street in Bristol this week!
This month, we will celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and the contributions that Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans have made to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. May is designated as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month for two primary reasons. On May 7, 1843, a 14-year-old fisherman named Manjiro became the first official U.S. Japanese immigrant after being adopted by American Captain William Whitfield, who rescued the boy and his crew after a shipwreck 300 miles from Japan's coast. More than two decades later, the "golden spike" (the ceremonial 17.6-karat gold final spike) was driven into the First Transcontinental Railroad, which was completed using Chinese labor on May 10, 1869. President Jimmy Carter signed a joint resolution to proclaim the first ten days of May as Asian-Pacific Heritage Week on October 5, 1978. On May 1, 2009, President Barack Obama signed Proclamation 8369, recognizing the month of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. I would like to acknowledge the emphasis that the Bristol Board of Education has made to hire a highly-qualified and diverse staff by its inclusion in our district’s goals. One of our district Indicators of Success states that Bristol Public Schools will to continue to implement a multi-tiered recruitment and retention Talent Development Plan to ensure certified and non-certified staffing represent the demographics of our district and community. I am truly proud of our continued efforts to employ an educator workforce that reflects the students and families whom we serve. In partnership, Catherine M. Carbone, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools
Bristol Eastern Theater Arts presents Shrek the Musical on Friday, May 6, at 6:30pm and Saturday, May 7, at 1:30pm and 6:30pm. This family-friendly production runs about two and a half hours, with one 15-minute intermission. Come enjoy the music and magic that our troupe of actors creates on stage, and lose yourself in the possibilities of happily ever after. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and $5 for children ages five and under. Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here .
Congratulations, Julia Darcy, on being named the Connecticut Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Outstanding Elementary School Teacher! Mrs. Darcy is a fifth grade teacher at Greene-Hills School who demonstrates the value of parent involvement and goes above and beyond for her scholars, families, and Greene-Hills community daily. Each candidate is judged on the following criteria: Leadership for Learning : Creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students in his or her school system. Communication : Strength in both personal and professional communication. Community Involvement : Active participation in local community activities and an understanding of regional and national issues. Professionalism : Constant improvement of administrative knowledge and skills while providing professional development opportunities and motivation to others on the education team. Mrs. Darcy will be honored during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 4, at Sheraton Hartford South in Rocky Hill, CT. Once again, congratulations! In partnership, Catherine M. Carbone, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools