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- Your gift will help ensure that we have the funds to:•Pay for the important school partnerships that engage and support our scholars like America SCORES, Apprentice Learning, and Boston Debate League.•Fund part of our school’s social worker position through The Home for Little Wanderers partnership to provide support and crisis intervention, as well as supporting school-wide culture and climate.•Cover the cost of classroom supplies and equipment that our teachers and scholars need to learn, as well as provide the tools needed by our newest school partner, the 826 Boston Writer’s Room Program.•Support our partnership with the nonprofit organization Playworks, which creates opportunities for students to learn to play fairly, settle differences peacefully, and build leadership and teamwork skills.•Fund field trips to enhance curriculum and offer exciting, hands-on learning experiences.Will you make a difference? Will you make a gift to support our scholars, faculty, staff, and important school partners? Your donation will support the people who support our scholars; the educators who teach, mentor, and inspire our scholars to be the best they can be. On behalf of the entire BTU School community, we thank you for your consideration, dedication, and commitment.
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Author Archives: Irena Fayngold
This letter is mailed out to friends and family of the BTU School as part of our Annual Appeal for Donations. Dear Friends of the BTU School, I am a parent at the Boston Teachers Union School. Just like you, I want my child and every other scholar here at the BTU School to get … Continue reading
Want a holiday gift idea that you and its recipient can’t help but feel good about? For the fourth year now, we are supplementing our fundraising efforts through a gift drive done in partnership with Equal Exchange. Equal Exchange is worker-owned co-op based in West Bridgewater, MA that aims to trade food products and other … Continue reading
Meeting Norms Guest Speakers Jeffrey Timberlake (K-8 ESL, BTU) & Berta Berriz spoke about BTU staff/faculty meeting norms Family council had a discussion about which norms to adopt. FC Meeting Norm Suggestions: Parking Lot: Post paper on wall to write down ideas that we don’t have time to discuss at the meeting. (Park them for … Continue reading
Topics covered at this meeting include: Itemized report on FC money spent; Upper school update; Diversity night; Family Council outreach; Afterschool enrichment;Girl Scouts and review of FC meeting norms Diversity night We discussed having an event in March to bring together upper and lower school families. Evening/after school? Tables of different cultures—craft, costume, etc. Passport … Continue reading
10/17/12 Family Council Meeting Parents attending: Carrie Dyball, Irena Fayngold, Maggie Barrios, Andres Herrera, Suzanne Bailey-Herrera, Beth Grannon, Rebecca Rosenblum, Rachel Zalocha, Tara Forgit, Jay Duda, Justeen Hyde, Susan (K1 parent), Carolyn Shannon, Sue Griffin, Audrey White, Karley Ausiello, Jol, Erica Lewy, Chris Donovan, Mary Lewis-Pierce, Beth (k2 parent), Rich Garguila, Annie Spitz, Sonia Caus-Gleason, … Continue reading
Last Wednesday marked the first meeting of BTU Girls Scouts. We had nine girls at our first meeting. All K1 – 6th grade girls are welcome. Older girls are encouraged to join as mentors. BTU Girls Scouts will meet from 3-4:30pm in the Art room each Wednesday. Contact Maria Chavez (3rd grade parent) at email@example.com … Continue reading
Anne Mondesir, BTUs new social worker, will be the guest speaker at our next Family Council Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6th. Also on the agenda: Girls Scouts, free after school mini-sessions in December, fundraising updates and more.
All family members are welcome to participate at Family Council meetings. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, October 11th, from 5:45pm to 7:30pm in the Art Room. If you can’t attend, there are many other ways to be involved. Please read on to learn how.
Spring is a an especially busy time of year in K-2. We are farmers, gardeners, writers, illustrators, architects, actors, singers, environmentalists…….. the list goes on. We will be hatching chicks and studying the butterfly life cycle as part of our science work. Additionally and through a partnership with E Inc. and a STARS Grant from … Continue reading
At our last meeting, the family council held elections for leadership positions for the next school year. We are delighted to announce the results: Co-chairs Suzanne Bailey-Herrera Meisha Hendricks (to be confirmed by election in September) Jen Lewis-Pierce Treasurer Andres Herrera Matt McGlinn Secretary Irena Fayngold Mary Lewis-Pierce Thanks to everyone for your willingness to … Continue reading