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Weekly Blast

Important Dates

  • 05/10 Asking for Courage Day
  • 05/12 Day of Dialogue
  • 05/14 Day of Change
  • 05/31 No School 

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This Week at BHS

VIRTUAL SCREENING OF "MEMOIRS OF A BLACK GIRL" 

Tomorrow, Mon. May 10th at 6pm, the film, "Memoirs of a Black Girl," created by BHS teacher, Thato Mwosa, will be screened as part of BHS's annual "Asking for Courage."  On this day,  programming is dedicated to community conversations and lessons on race and racism. Due to the nature of the film, it is most appropriate for those 14 and up.  We hope  some families will be able to  join this courageous conversation event. 

After the film we will have a panel with Thato and several actors from the film- some of whom are BHS grads!

Students will be sent the link to the zoom via Canvas and it is below:
Click here to join this Zoom webinar.
Passcode: 260774
  *must use psbma.org email to enter*

This event is sponsored by the BHS PTO.
 

PEER LEADERS URGE STUDENT TO "ADDRESS THE STRESS."

BHS Peer Leaders’ Instagram is helping promote a new campaign to “address the stress,” tagging posts that urge students to take a breath and figure out ways they can deal with anxiety and pressure in healthy ways. Check it out! They will also be creating posts for BHS’s upcoming “Day of Change” May 14, helping raise awareness and change social norms around sexual harassment and assault.

SEPAC MONTHLY MEETING

The monthly Brookline SEPAC meeting next Fri. May 14 from 8:30-10:00am at this link.
We'll get an update on proposed budgets from Office of Student Services (OSS), particularly in regards to Special Education with time for Q&A. In addition there will be an update and Q&A regarding Extended School Year (ESY) and School Committee Updates.
 

SEEKING CO-LEADERS FOR PTO'S COLLEGE ESSAY WORKSHOP

The College Essay Workshop is an annual event that helps BHS seniors complete a critical part of the college application process. The event is a collaboration between the PTO and BHS English teachers. Parents manage the event logistics and also serve as classroom assistants for the teachers. The Workshop is now in its 18th year, and happens each year on a Saturday morning in late September.  For more information go HERE. Please reach out to copresidents.bhs.pto@gmail.com with any questions or to let us know you're interested.
 

SEEKING CO-EDITORS FOR PTO WEEKLY BLAST. 

The PTO is seeking co-editors for the BHS Weekly Blast (the email you are now reading). It  comes out every Sunday evening during the school year.  Commitment is about 2 hours on the week-end to compile 'blurbs' sent by BHS and Brookline organizations. This is a position on the PTO Executive Board. For more information go HERE. Please reach out to copresidents.bhs.pto@gmail.com with any questions or to let us know you're interested.

BHS Upcoming / Ongoing

WRAP-UP FROM SENIOR PARENT MEETING

The "Post-BHS Transition: What Senior Parents Need to Know" related critical information regarding student health in college.  Many thanks to guest speaker Dr. Anjini Virmani, BHS social worker Abby Dean, BPEN's June Harris, and our recent BHS grads who shared their experiences with us. Here are related links: 

15 Life Skills Every Kid Should Know
Off to College: PARENTS' Medical Tool Kit
Off to College: STUDENTSs'  Medical Tool Kit
College Health Checklist from Dr. Anjini Virmani
B-PEN's College Transition Page
 

BCF FUNDRAISER FOR SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

Join the Brookline Community Foundation for Expanding Access: A Virtual Fundraiser for BCF’s Scholarship Fund on Tues. May 18th from 7-8 pm.

While the pandemic has disrupted education and schooling in unprecedented ways, many of the barriers that prevent students – especially first-generation and lower-income students – from making the successful transition to post-secondary education will remain long after COVID-19. 

Join BCF for a night of student and scholarship champion reflections, raffles, interactive quizzes, and a special Q&A session with Paul Reville and Julie Joyal who will share more about the shifting educational landscape.

Register here
 

 

STRATEGIES & RESOURCES FOR THE TRANSITIONS AHEAD

The Parent Update  is now available summarizing key information from Jon Mattleman's parent and caregiver presentation “Light at the End of the Tunnel – Strategies & Resources for the Transitions Ahead.” It addresses how we can manage anxiety, optimize resilience, and keep our families in balance as COVID-19 restrictions relax and we resume some semblance of normalcy.
 

STUDENT POOLED COVID TESTING

BHS pooled COVID testing has been extended until May 7th. If your student is interested in participating in pooled COVID testing at BHS, please register here.   For more information or questions, please contact Nurse Debra Troderman at debra_troderman@psbma.org
 

CANCELED: MON. & FRI. EARLY RELEASE 

The early release days on Mon. and Fri. (5/10, 5/12, 6/07, 6/11) have been canceled.  These dates are now full-days. Wednesday remains an early release day and is in-person. 
 

GUIDANCE INFORMATION

For information from guidance, go here. Interim progress reports for 4th quarter are posted on the  Aspen Portal.

Community

SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING 

The Brookline School Committee will meet Thurs. May 13  at 6 pm. Agenda and Zoom link will be here.

BAC SUMMER CLASSES 

The Brookline Arts Center (BAC) is excited to provide a variety of creative opportunities and an outlet for arts education this summer! While this summer’s programs are going to look a little different than past years, we are thrilled to welcome students back to our beloved building. The safety of our faculty, students, and staff is our top priority. We will have in-person classes for ages 5-17 in painting, drawing, comics, sculpture, ceramics, ArtVentures and more, as well as some virtual options. Please see our BAC Policies page for more information about in-person classes, which will be held in strict accordance with state regulations and CDC guidelines. We look forward to seeing you soon! Register today!
 

 

Sports and Extracurricular Events
SPRING SPORTS are underway!
 Schedules can be found here

Support BHS

The Brookline High School Parent Teacher Organization is committed to supporting important communications between school and home. It sponsors a variety of events each year designed to show support of the school and to keep parents informed about how to help their children make the most of the BHS experience.

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