I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful summer vacation. It's already August and I know you are beginning to think about school. I have more information to share with you about staff. I do want to reiterate I believe that communication is of the utmost importance, but sometimes information may not be divulged, in as timely a manner as we wish, due to confidentiality. In an effort to keep you up to date, here is some further information:
As noted in the email blast to parents of students in the TBD grade 2 classroom, I announced through this blog in July that Kelli Mahoney, Memorial K teacher, will be coming over to Wheelock to assume the grade 2 position. Mrs. Mahoney was the successful candidate and I am impressed by her knowledge and and enthusiasm. I anticipate a very smooth transiton. As we learned of her placement after school closed, it will take awhile for her website to be ready. In the meantime she and I discussed that any grade 2 supply list is fine to refer to for now. Please see the grade 2 teachers' websites for this information. Mrs. Mahoney may have her own list available later this summer if she requires anything more specific or different. Please check in after August 12th.
Also, Mrs. Mahoney is available to have a brief "transition time" for her students in August. She will be available on Thursday, August 29th at approximately 9:00 am to meet her students. Parents will receive a blast with specifics after August 19th, when our secretaries return. We are excited to have Mrs. Mahoney and we welcome all of our new second graders to Wheelock. We look forward to getting to know all of our new families.
In another matter, I am very pleased to be able to announce that Miss Kristin Graziano, former substitute this past spring, for Mrs. Imbrogna, will be the substitute for Mrs. Callahan, grade 3 teacher. Miss Graziano also will conduct a brief "transiton time" for her students on August 28th at 2:30 pm. A blast with details will be sent to the parents of the students in this classroom also, after August 19th.
Library Media Position
I am sorry to announce that Susan DelPozzo, the educator hired as our new librarian has reneged on the position. We will have an educator in the position for the start of school.
I would like to announce that inclusion facilitators Kim Hanson and Amanda Lauze will be moving to Dale Street School next year. We will miss them! Wheelock School welcomes Connie Muir and Samantha Hagan coming to us from Memorial School as inclusion facilitators.
I will be out of the office from August 5-9, returning August 12th. I hope you continue to enjoy a great summer vacation. We all are looking forward to another great year at Wheelock School. I hope this information was helpful! Thank you for your support!