Superintendent’s Blog

Spring, Eggs, Colors, and New Fangled Discoveries

March 8, 2019

My mother grew up in Fitchburg, Mass near a spool making factory. The by-product of the lathes were egg shaped pieces of wood. One day my grandfather brought some home and painted them the bright pastels of spring. Have you ever thought that when children are young, you can use their curiosity and enthusiasm to…

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Everything With Love

February 21, 2019

In 4th grade Richie Waldron wrote me love letters on big long yellow legal pieces of paper.  Each one had pictures of hearts, the i’s were topped with hearts, the periods were hearts. They went on and on and on.  I was flattered and put them in a jar, nicely folded, labeled “love notes from…

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Drip.

February 4, 2019

Drip.  Drip. Tony from Burke talks about how if we do not have facilities.  Drip. Drip. That are free of leaky roofs or malfunctioning spaces. Drip. Our children get distracted.  Drip. Drip. And can not learn Early this week at Concord, in the cafeteria, I sat round a table and asked students about the gym.…

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First Friday in February Flannel For Food

January 29, 2019

Last year Newark had almost 100% participation!  All of our schools had some participation. All you need to do is wear flannel, bring in a non-perishable food donation, or small cash donation — to your office, and your school can enter the contest.  Below please see the letter to the editor I submitted to the…

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Happy New Year!

January 4, 2019

December 15-January 1, 2019 A regular newsletter for the public education community of Burke, Concord, Lunenburg, Lyndon, Millers Run, Newark, Sutton 2018-2019 Calendar Several years ago my daughter was studying overseas; our family made the journey to the Netherlands. On the dinner-time eve of the New Year there was a frenetic buzz about the streets.…

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Embracing Math and Fractions, New Phone System, New Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk

September 28, 2018

I was recently helping my son frame out a slab to receive concrete. We were laying pex tubing which would eventually become radiant floor heat. My son let me know that we needed to fill it with water to assure no leaks. At the site there was no water. I looked at the large area…

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