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Parent Update – February 9, 2024

Feb 12, 2024

Home 9 Superintendent Updates 9 Parent Update – February 9, 2024

This week’s Parent Update includes:

  • Upcoming Events
  • Congratulations
  • Staff Changes
  • SMILE Dental Program
  • Art Week
  • FY25 Budget


February vacation will be the week of Feb 19 – 23.  Offices will be closed Feb. 19.

Registration for our preschool program will begin Monday, February 12.  Anyone interested in more information should contact AEL at 413-772-1390.

Our kindergarten enrollment is scheduled for the 2024-2025 school year!  Registration can occur Monday through Friday 8 am -4:30 pm.  In addition, the following dates are scheduled for:

Federal Street School – Monday, March 4 from 4:30 pm – 6 pm

Newton School – Wednesday, March 6 from 4:30 pm – 6 pm

Four Corners School – Tuesday, March 12 from 4:30 pm – 6 pm

Additional information can be found here


We are pleased to share that Nathaniel Woodard, Zachary Ozdaraski, and Adiana Clough were accepted into the UMass Honor Band which will be playing Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7:00 pm in Tillis Performance Hall at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


I am pleased to share that Teresa Martinez has moved into the role of Interim Transportation Coordinator following the departure of Jake Waldsmith.  Please join me in welcoming Teresa in this change from her role as Dispatcher for transportation.

As our AEL families know, Merril Miceli will be leaving us on Feb 16, 2024.  I am pleased to share that Jill Taglia, at special education teacher at AEL, will be taking over as Interim Early Childhood Director.  Jill has years of experience as a special educator and as a principal.  We are very excited to have her join our leadership team!

Derek Morrison, principal at Greenfield High School will be moving on from Greenfield following the end of this current academic year.  Thank you to Derek for the work that has been and will continue to be done on behalf of the students at GHS. 


You should be getting information from your child’s school regarding the SMILE Dental Program.  Please see the Health section of our website for information.


Art Space is sponsoring a February Break Art Week from Feb 20 – 23.  You can register for this half-day program at


A summary of the Superintendent’s FY25 Budget was included in the Greenfield Recorder this week and has been posted on the district’s website.  The budget hearing is scheduled for Feb. 28 at 6:30 pm in the Jon Zon Center.

Take care,


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