The first day of school for students in grades 1-5 will be Thursday, September 7. Unlike recent years, it will be a full day: 8:50 AM – 3:10 PM. Kindergarten students and their parents will have an Open House from 9-11 AM.
Yesterday the Martha Jones courtyard was transformed into a gala retirement celebration for Mary Carreiro hosted by the Martha Jones Sunshine Committee. Past and present colleagues gathered to wish Mary well on the next phase of her life and to thank her for the countless years she has given to the children of Westwood. Next week Superintendent Antonucci will honor Westwood faculty and staff who have reached “landmark” years of teaching. Congratulations and thanks to Mary O’toole for her 20 years of dedication to the children of Westwood.
A few faculty changes will take place at Martha Jones next year. Mrs. McDonough will move to Grade One; Ms. Teahan will move to Grade Four; Mrs. Gillis and Mrs. Peters will job share in Grade Five. Mrs. Leroux will be on leave next year; and Miss Petrozzelli will be pursuing a graduate degree in literacy. The faculty and I have interviewed many, many candidates for the openings in Kindergarten, Grades One and Three. We are very pleased with the wonderful teachers who have been hired and will be joining us at Martha Jones. We also wish the best to Mrs. Davis, Mr. Miller, and Ms. Larkin who are leaving for work in other school systems. Thank you for the care, support and instruction you have given the students at Martha Jones!