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Want to Help Fight the Budget Cuts?

You may have heard about next year’s proposed budget cuts. This is your chance to help. And it’s as easy as 1 – 2- 3. Click the red button below to email the Mayor and Boston School Committee. This will open your email program with an email message that’s already pre-addressed to the members of … Continue reading

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Quick Facts About Our School and the FY15 Budget Cuts

About the BTU School in Jamaica Plain A Pilot school in its fifth year (opened FY10 with Grades K1-2 and 6; now full in K1-8) Teacher-run – faculty and teacher-leaders together implement a rigorous academic program Freedom to innovate and experiment Tapping the experience and expertise of teachers Extended learning day Proposed Funding Cut and … Continue reading

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Thank You!

A giant thank you to the many volunteers who worked so hard to make our playground look so beautiful! We love it! Thanks to our Playworks Coach, Brandon, for coordinating this event. If you know of a member of the BTU School community that deserves recognition, please let us know. webartroom@gmail.com

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Family Literacy Night for K1- 4th Grade

Please join us on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 6-7:30 pm in the BTU School Auditorium. We will listen to stories, make a craft, and have a book swap. Families, please bring a gently used book for the book swap. Light refreshments will be served. If you are interested in helping with snacks or the … Continue reading

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Apprenticeships Underway for 8th Graders

This week, ten 8th grade students applied their skills in a different type of classroom. They traveled to a variety of local Jamaica Plain and Roslindale businesses and organizations to explore the world of work while working alongside of adults who are passionate about what they do. In preparation, Apprentices assessed their skills and interests, … Continue reading

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Upcoming K-8 School Showcase

You can still visit the BTU during one of the upcoming School Preview Days. We will host tours and include time to meet the school leader and ask questions. This structure should allow for two or three school visits (maybe four for the super ambitious!). Use the remaining Preview Days to explore even more options. … Continue reading

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Welcome Lindsay!

BIG WELCOME TO LIDSAY! It’s official. Lindsay Chaves will be joining our team as lower school co-lead teacher for the 2013-2014 academic year.   Read Dr. Johnson’s  June 10th announcement below:

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Thank You from the BTU Pilot School

Thank You from the BTU Pilot School OUR 2ND ANNUAL BTU SCHOOL COMMUNITY EVENT WAS AN AMAZING SUCCESS BECAUSE OF YOU. The BTU School would like to say THANK YOU to all members of our community for making our June 1st event memorable, successful, and a wonderful opportunity to grow closer to our neighbors. We … Continue reading

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Lower School Co-Lead Teacher Hiring Process: Next Steps

The Co-Lead Teacher Hiring Committee has  recommended one of the applicants to the Governing Board. After a number of community events to meet the candidate, the Governing Board has recommended this candidate to our Superintendent, Dr. Johnson, for an appointment as our next BTU School’s Lower School Co-Lead Teacher. We will keep you all posted … Continue reading

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Scooper Bowl Fundraising for the Jimmy Fund

3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are planning a fundraiser event on Wednesday, May 29, from 1:00pm-4:00pm and Thursday, May 30 from 1:00pm-3:30pm to kickstart fundraising for The Jimmy Fund. Any questions can be directed to Ms. Welch, Ms. McCabe, and Ms. Taryn.

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