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FBE Thank You with STAR Awards

FBE Thank You with STAR Awards

date 6/15/2020
The FBE would like to send a heartfelt thank you to all the Belmont Public School teachers, staff, and administrators for an amazing year, and of course, a particularly incredible last three months! We wish you, and the Belmont community, a restful summer, and look forward to seeing everyone, hopefully in person, in September!

FBE Announces Grant Awards Totaling $29,547

FBE Announces Grant Awards Totaling $29,547

date 6/8/2020
Congratulations! The Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) is pleased to announce and summarize the awards that were recently approved for the 2019-2020 academic year. Attached is a summary of twelve Learning Excellence Grants, awarded to Belmont Public Schools on May 29, 2020, totaling $29,547.

Twenty Ninth Annual Staff Recognition Day

Twenty Ninth Annual Staff Recognition Day

date 5/29/2020
Staff Recognition Day was held on May 20 to celebrate 55 members of Belmont Public Schools for their years of service ranging from 10 to 35. Although the reception was a bit different this year, virtual instead of everyone gathering, the sentiment is the same in that we thank everyone for all of their years of service to Belmont Public Schools and the students of Belmont. A recording of the virtual event is available on YouTube.

Parenting in the Time of Coronavirus – Pre-Recorded Webinars

Parenting in the Time of Coronavirus – Pre-Recorded Webinars

date 5/13/2020
As part of a partnership with Belmont Public Schools, the McLean Hospital School Consultation team has recorded two webinars that focus on helping parents navigate challenging COVID-19 circumstances. One video is geared toward parents of elementary school-aged children and the other video is geared toward parents of middle and high school-aged teens. The videos have some overlapping content, although the examples provided are age-specific. Please see below for a more detailed description. Each video is followed by a pre-recorded Q and A that includes answers to the questions Belmont parents submitted. We hope that you find them helpful!

FBE Update & Thank You!

FBE Update & Thank You!

date 5/8/2020
The FBE sends a hearty THANK YOU to each and every teacher, administrator, and school staff member for helping Belmont’s students during this unsettling time. We greatly appreciate the amount of planning, teaching, and communicating that is happening during Phase II of the District’s distance learning plan. The FBE would also like to send our very BEST WISHES to the BHS class of 2020.

Belmont Helps - Resources for Families

Belmont Helps - Resources for Families

date 5/5/2020
Helpful resources for Belmont families in one place created by the Belmont Helps group. Belmont Helps is an all volunteer grass roots effort formed to help connect neighbors during this difficult time. They accept all volunteers who can help run errands, deliver food and supplies for porch drop-off. If you need help, ask.

FBE Casino Royale Candy Giveaway!

FBE Casino Royale Candy Giveaway!

date 5/1/2020
Starting April 30th, the Foundation for Belmont Education will kick off a fun candy campaign via our FBE social media posts. Due to the canceled Casino Royale Annual Spring Fundraiser, we found ourselves left with large amounts of candy. Some of the candy was donated to the wonderful healthcare workers at Mt. Auburn Hospital, but we also have enough to share with our local community! Every Thursday, we will be post a jar of candy on Instagram and Facebook, and invite our followers to guess the numbers of pieces in the jar.

Don’t Forget to Nominate an Outstanding Teacher!

Don’t Forget to Nominate an Outstanding Teacher!

date 3/16/2020
Nominations are currently being accepted for the FBE’s Outstanding Teacher Awards. Belmont parents and community members, Belmont Public School colleagues, and high school and middle school students can submit nominations for teachers - of any grade, subject, or specialty - who deserve this special recognition.

March Belmont SEPAC Events - Changes and Cancellations

March Belmont SEPAC Events - Changes and Cancellations

date 3/13/2020
Due to the concerns of the Corona virus, all Belmont SEPAC events for March have been changed. No social playdate was planned for this month. We have cancelled our May Awards Ceremony. We hope to bring this lovely event back next year.

EVENT CANCELED: Creating Safe Environments for LGBTQI+ Children and Families

EVENT CANCELED: Creating Safe Environments for LGBTQI+ Children and Families

date 3/11/2020
BASEC and the Belmont Public Schools is proud to announce the second talk of the annual Parent Lecture Series with Guest Speakers Elijah Oyenuga & Jason Wheeler in Collaboration with Belmont LGBTQI Alliance iCal

FBE Annual Fundraiser Casino Royale Update

FBE Annual Fundraiser Casino Royale Update

date 3/11/2020
On the recommendation of the Belmont Health Department, and with an abundance of caution during this fluid situation, the FBE has regretfully decided to CANCEL Saturday’s FBE Annual Fundraiser Casino Royale. iCal

FBE Online Auction is Open for Bidding

FBE Online Auction is Open for Bidding

date 3/9/2020
The Foundation For Belmont Education. Online Auction is open for Bidding. We’re not Bluffing! Hundreds of fantastic items are up for Bid. Auction ends on Sunday, March 22nd At 10 Pm.

District Report Card 2019

District Report Card 2019

date 3/2/2020
Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s report card is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas. We are pleased to present our district and school report cards. A link to our district’s report card is available at Massachusetts DOE District Report Card.

Belmont Summer Enrichment 2020

Belmont Summer Enrichment 2020

date 3/2/2020
Classes available for students entering grades Pre-K through 6. Classes include… Engineering, Coding, Growing Gardeners, Graphic Design, Model UN. Visit the BSE page available on the Belmont Public Schools website, under “Summer Programs” to see all of our available courses.

Parent Lecture Series 2020 - Systemic Racism & The Legacy of Education

Parent Lecture Series 2020 - Systemic Racism & The Legacy of Education

date 2/10/2020
Belmont After School Enrichment Collaborative & Belmont Public Schools Present 2020 Parent Lecture Series. THROUGH THE LENS: Envisioning Equitable Education Through Action and Community. Systemic Racism & The Legacy of Education on February 12, 2020 | 6:30PM - 8:00PM at Chenery Middle School Auditorium with Guest Speaker Stella Panzarella, LLM In Collaboration with Belmont Against Racism iCal

Fifth Annual Becca Pizzi 5K Race

Fifth Annual Becca Pizzi 5K Race

date 2/6/2020
Registration is live for the FIFTH ANNUAL The Becca Pizzi 5k and kids 1 mile Run on Sunday, April 26th! A HUGE thank you to Fitness Together Belmont for co-directing the race. All proceeds benefit the Becca Pizzi Scholarship Foundation for the purpose of awarding scholarships to Belmont High School students! iCal

MMEA All-State and Junior Districts Results

MMEA All-State and Junior Districts Results

date 2/5/2020
Over the past two weekends music students from Belmont High School and Chenery Middle School have auditioned for a variety of honors ensembles. Auditions for the Massachusetts Music Educators (MMEA) All-State Band, Chorus, Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble took place at Shrewsbury High School on January 25. This past weekend, auditions for the MMEA Northeast Junior District Festival (Grades 7-9) took place in Wakefield.

Support the FBE’s Annual Fundraiser!

Support the FBE’s Annual Fundraiser!

date 1/27/2020
The FBE’s Annual Fundraiser is our largest event and last year raised more than $150,000 for the Belmont Public Schools. These funds enabled the FBE to enrich the public schools by funding innovative programs for students and teachers. There are many ways to help make this year’s fundraiser another resounding success. iCal

Belmont High School Fencing Team had a Great First Meet

Belmont High School Fencing Team had a Great First Meet

date 1/20/2020
The Belmont High School Fencing Team held its first meet in the history of our school on Friday, January 17, 2020 at a dual meet at the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The Belmont High School fencers competed against fencers from Dana Hall and St. Johns Prep and our team did very well. The first year, by rule, is a qualifying year for the team. Let’s hope the Belmont High School fencers qualify for next year’s Massachusetts High School Fencing Championship Tournament!

BHS Quiz Team Qualified for Nine Seasons Straight!

BHS Quiz Team Qualified for Nine Seasons Straight!

date 1/15/2020
Congratulations to our BHS Quiz Show team, and the entire Belmont High School community on being one of 17 teams that has earned a place to compete on High School Quiz Show Season 11!  They have qualified for nine seasons straight and hold the record for the longest streak of qualifying for the WGBH High School Quiz Show!

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