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Save-the-Date FBE Fall Events 2020!

Save-the-Date FBE Fall Events 2020!

date 7/28/2020
FBE FALL EVENTS 2020. Mark your calendars for the FBE VIRTUAL Apple Run, October 2-12, AND the FBE VIRTUAL Spelling Bee, November 7, 2020!

Update on School Opening and School Committee Presentation

Update on School Opening and School Committee Presentation

date 7/20/2020
School Opening Fall 2020 Superintendent's Bulletin #2 - Update on School Opening and School Committee Presentation. At the School Committee meeting held on July 16, Assistant Superintendent Janice Darias gave a presentation called Update on School Opening 2020-2021. As you know, DESE requested a feasibility study looking at a 3-foot physically distanced full-opening, which is due by July 31. This was originally reported to you in the Superintendent’s Summer Update, sent on July 9. We are also preparing plans for hybrid and remote options, due to DESE by August 10.

DESE Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance

DESE Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance

date 6/25/2020
School Opening Fall 2020 Superintendent's Bulletin #1 - DESE Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance. I write to you today with an update on the School Opening for fall 2020. As you may be aware, for the past several months the School Department has been working on options for opening school in September given the evolving  challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. This work has included meetings with our educators, Leadership Council, PTO Presidents, Belmont Health Department and other Town Leaders. In addition we have held two School Committee meetings dedicated to this subject.

Creating Change for Racial Justice - Discussion with Community Leaders

Creating Change for Racial Justice - Discussion with Community Leaders

date 6/17/2020
Creating Change for Racial Justice - Live Call-in Discussion with Belmont Community Leaders on Tuesday, June 23 at 7 PM. Belmont Against Racism and the Belmont Media Center are sponsoring a panel discussion. Two high school graduates are moderators. iCal

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

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