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Beecher Happenings: Dear Woodbridge Residents

Beecher Happenings: Dear Woodbridge Residents

With the calendar now flipped to December, the Beecher Road School Faculty and Staff would like to wish all town residents a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy new year.  Please enjoy the following news and feature items:

Beecher Road School Pool

I would like to thank everyone for their patience with the recent repairs to the BRS pool.  The Town and BRS collaborated for weeks on this process and encountered many unfortunate and unexpected delays that were out of our control.  Simply stated, it took much longer than anyone ever expected.

The good news is:  the dehumidification/circulation system is back up and running, a thorough cleaning of the pool deck area and lockers rooms was completed and the pool was reopened on Thursday, November 29.  Enjoy Your Swim!

Veterans Day Program

Each year on Veterans Day, BRS students and staff gather together as a school family to recognize, honor and celebrate family and friends who have served or are serving in the military.  This year’s recognition/celebration took place on Monday, November 12.  Patriotic music was provided by the BRS band and chorus, speakers detailed the importance of Veterans Day and a special reception for vets and their families followed the formal program.

By their own accounting, our veterans communicated back to us that they felt very honored.

Veterans, seated under the thank you banner, were honored and celebrated at BRS.

High School Students “GIVE BACK” to Beecher Buddy Bench

Thomas Livesay, a former BRS student, chose to construct a buddy bench to support the school’s caring environment philosophy.  As part of Tom’s Eagle Scout badge p

roject, the buddy bench was recently built and placed on the BRS playground.

Part of his project included talking to all grade level groups about the purpose of the bench, promoting friendship and caring, and why it’s important.  Tom did a great job speaking to all ages of students at their appropriate level.

We thank Tom for thinking of BRS when considering his Eagle Scout project options.

Eagle Scout Cleans and Refurbishes the BRS Kucinskas Loop

Andrew Boulton, former BRS student, has earned his Eagle Scout badge for his project to clean up and refurbish the school’s Kucinskas Loop.  Revealing the commemorative bricks and deep cleaning the granite benches, Andrew’s work enhances the campus of his former elementary school.  Thank you, Andrew Boulton.

Staying Safe Online

Last month, a program on Internet safety was the focus of the Superintendent’s/PTO Parent Academy.  The well-attended event gave parents tips and things to watch for when keeping children safe online.  Presentations were made by BRS tech and health staff.  Guest speaker Patrick Griffin, State’s Attorney for the New Haven district, provided an overview of strategies and tips for parents to consider in keeping their children safe online while at home.

James Crawford, BRS tech staff, provides Internet safety information as part of program for parents.

Bus Driver Recognition

Flanked by Principal Gina Pricso and Superintendent Robert Gilbert, Dottie McCrum is honored for her 42 years of service as a BRS school bus driver.
Annual School Bus Drivers Breakfast for the men and women who drive and keep your children’s safety ever utmost in their minds.

Board of Education News:  Congratulations and Welcome

Congratulations to BOE Member Dr. Steven Fleischman on being elected to the position of Board Vice Chair.

Welcome to our newest member, Joyce Shavers.  Ms. Shavers replaced Nancy Maasbach, who recently relocated.  Ms. Shavers holds undergraduate and law degrees from Yale University.  She has one child currently attending BRS and another who will attend next year.  Ms. Shavers will serve on the Curriculum and Finance Committees.

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