Arts Committee Meeting with Dr. Chang: This Friday, June 3
DATE CHANGE: Calling all educators of the arts. The BTU Arts Committee will be meeting with superintendent Dr. Tommy Chang and other BPS arts leadership to talk about the future of the arts in our schools. Come be a part of the conversation this Friday, June 3 from 4:30-6 PM at the Bolling Building, 2300 Washington Street in Roxbury. Please RSVP by emailing Shanika.

Restorative Justice Organizing Committee PD Event (new date!)
DATE CHANGE: The Restorative Justice Organizing Committee will be hosting the sixth session of PDs, “Building Staff Relationships: Strategies for Community Building amongst Staff” tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1 from 4:30-6:30 PM at the McCormack School, 315 Mt. Vernon Street in Dorchester.

BTU Climate Justice Committee Meeting
Please join us next Thursday, June 9 from 3:30-5:30 PM at the Bolling Building.

BTU Joins Save Our Public Schools Week of Action June 6-10
Building Reps will be receiving materials and details for the Week of Action this week at their schools. Please be sure to disseminate and share the materials before next week. Members can also sign up for Save our Public Schools (SOPS and download materials and information on the BTU website: Please help us to keep the cap on Commonwealth charters in November and keep funding for our public schools!

BSAC Invites Us to First Anniversary of their App’s Unveiling
Can you believe it’s been a full year since we launched the app? It is now fully functional in its new format and has new features, including reporting Code of Conduct and equity concerns. On June 6 we will celebrate the new version of the App with a Launch Party as well as highlight BSAC campaigns and projects as the final product of their credit-bearing extended learning opportunity.

LGBTQ Committee Arts Contest Results
We would like to thank all of the students that has submitted artwork for our Safe Space Provider contest. All of the pieces were great and we really wish we could have awarded every entry! The following are the winners and their entries. Please email Shanika to pick up the prizes at the BTU office.

Congratulations to all of our winners:

  • Elementary 1st Place: Armanny Castillo, 4th grade, JFK School
  • Elementary 2nd Place: Emma Jane Lincerum, 5th grade, Haley Pilot
  • Middle School Winner: Syriah Houlder, 6th grade, J.F.Condon School
  • High School Winner: Tung Dao, 10th grade, Excel High School

See all entries in a future BTU newspaper!

Boston Pride Walk: June 11
GLAD and the BTU LGBTQA+ committee invite you to walk with us in the Boston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 11 from 12-3 PM at Copley square, near the Copley Station. Register to attend and find more information. When you register, please provide your t-shirt size and indicate in the question box if you are a BPS teacher. We plan to provide BTU stickers for our members to wear.