NEW — March BPS Science Social: This Friday
Join us for the first Science Social of the spring this Friday, March 23 from 3-7 PM at Dorchester Brewing Company (1250 Mass Ave, Dorchester). Appetizers will be generously provided by the UMass Boston COSMIC office. See the Science Socials website for details.
NEW — Self-Care, Many Voices: A Mindfulness Workshop for Educators: Sunday
Educators are invited to attend this mindfulness workshop for educators which will include foundational mindfulness exercises, interactive games, and discussion. Reserve your spot.
NEW — Teacher Residency: National Museum of the American Indian
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian has launched Native Knowledge 360°, a national initiative to promote improved teaching and learning about American Indians. NMAI is looking for educators for the Teacher-in-Residence Program. Apply by March 30. Visit their Educators page for more, and check out the application.
Teachers See the Museum of Fine Arts for Free
Teachers in New England receive free admission to the MFA every day with proof of active teaching status in a K-12 school, afterschool, or community setting. Visit any MFA ticket desk and present your current school ID. Learn more. Come plan a class visit or enjoy the galleries on your own!
July Teacher Institute: Art and Inquiry for Global Learning
How does art engage our interest in world cultures and inspire us to ask new questions about complex topics? Explore these questions and more in a July 24-26 institute for K-7 teachers presented by the MFA and Primary Source. Consider artworks as texts that can illuminate the cultures that created them and provide accessible entry points for students. Learn more and reserve your spot now!
Summer Job Opportunity
SCS Noonan Scholars are hiring a Summer Academy Director, and they would love BPS teachers to apply. Read the job description.
New Teachers Retreat: July 13-15
Are you a teacher in your first three years? Join us at Keene State College for reflection, learning, and planning sessions as well as time to relax. Apply by April 2. Contact Ali firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Rett Syndrome: BTU Family Raising Money to Support Research
We received this message from Tracy Freeman, a 5th grade inclusion teacher at the Sumner: “My middle Son Aidan has a debilitating neurological disorder known as Rett Syndrome… This year Michael will be running the Boston Marathon to raise money and awareness.” Can you help to fund research for a cure? Or join them for a Character Lunch on April 8: see the flyer.
School Nurse & Teacher Running Marathon to Support the Mather
A message from Donna Airosus and Katie McCosker: “We are running the Boston Marathon this year which will be our first ever marathon… We are running in honor of Mather Elementary, where we both are employed….Our focus is to help fundraise towards money for field trips.” Support their run online today, or join them this Saturday, March 24 at the Blarney Stone (1509 Dorchester Ave.) from 5-8 PM.
Upcoming BTU Events
New History Standards Feedback Session: Today
Please join us from 5-7 PM at the BTU. RSVP by emailing email@example.com. History and Social Studies Curriculum Frameworks changes feedback sessions: see more information and a full list of workshops.
Retirement Seminar: Thursday, March 29
Please join us at 4:30 PM at the BTU for a retirement seminar for teachers, paraprofessionals, and all other school personnel. Learn more about the seminar, and please RSVP. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
BTU Women’s Rights Breakfast: Saturday, March 31
Please join the BTU’s Women’s Rights Committee for their Annual Women’s Rights Breakfast on March 31 from 9:30-11:30 AM. This year we will be honoring State Senator Patricia Jehlen and Boston City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George. Don’t miss your chance to meet and speak with these two amazing women! Tickets are $25. Read more.
We are sorry to inform you that retired BPS teacher Mary MacLellan died on March 6 in Orlando. She was beloved by students and staff at the Emerson and Hurley Schools. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at 10 AM at St. Agnes Church (51 Medford Street in Arlington) with interment following at the Mt. Pleasant Street Cemetery. Mary was very generous with her time and money, so in the spirit of Mary’s kindness and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice in the name of our friend and colleague, Mary MacLellan.
On behalf of the BTU, we send our condolences to Mary’s friends and family.