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Parent Update – March 1, 2024

Mar 1, 2024

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This week’s Parent Update includes:

  • Celebrations
  • Upcoming Events
  • National School Breakfast Week
  • FY25 Budget
  • Communication Survey

CELEBRATIONS

Please join us in congratulating Amber Bergeron who scored her 1,000 points on Feb 22 during our Girls’ Basketball game.  This is a great accomplishment!!

We are pleased to share that Michael Browning has accepted the position of principal at Greenfield High School starting July 1, 2024.  We now begin the process of looking to replace Mike at Four Corners.  I will provide updates as we move through the process and I appreciate the staff and parents who have agreed to participate in the interview process.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

NATIONAL SCHOOL BREAKFAST WEEK

The week of March 4-8 is National School Breakfast Week.  Our theme this year is “Surf’s Up with School Breakfast”.  There will be random prizes for students who participate in school breakfast and a great menu for our students.  Please encourage your children to have school breakfast and celebrate the great work our Food Service staff does and the benefits of a healthy breakfast.

FY25 BUDGET

The School Committee Budget Hearing was held on Feb 28.  A recording of the meeting is on the GCTV website.  Please be aware that there were some technical difficulties at the start of the meeting but the meeting minutes are also available for those who are interested.  My budget presentation is available on the school website under Administration – Budget or through this link.

The School Committee voted to adopt the Superintendent’s Budget as the School Committee Budget for FY25.  This reflects a 5.86% increase.  Please review the presentation or the recording for specific information regarding the budget and positions we propose to reinstate for SY 24-25.

Please let me know if you have any specific questions about the budget.

COMMUNICATION SURVEY

As part of the Strategic Plan, the district would like to hear from families about our communication.  Please take a moment to respond to this brief survey.  I appreciate your time with this.

Take care

Christine

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