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 Activity Bulletin February 8, 2016

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School Year 2015 - 2016
Revised 02/09/2016
· March 1st - No School due to Presidential Primary Election
· March 2nd - School in Session Full Day (Previously ½ Day)
· March 30th - ½ day Professional Development day - Added
· May 27th - ½ day Professional Development day - Added
· June 21st & 22nd - Last Day of School changes
· June 21-27 - 5 additional days built into calendar, if needed, for snow days

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Students, grades Pre-K through 12, from across Massachusetts have been selected to have their artwork displayed at the State Transportation Building in Boston. This exhibit is sponsored by the Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA) as a part of Youth Art Month, a national celebration that emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages support for the quality art programs in Massachusetts' schools.

The Youth Art Month Exhibit will be on display and open to the public weekdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. from February 8 through March 31.

(Closed weekends and Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15) Admission is free. Parking is available in the building for a fee.


Calling all Artists!
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The Braintree High School Art Department is sponsoring a trip to France April Vacation of 2017.
This is an opportunity to explore, draw, paint and create art on a trip of a lifetime.

The trip is open to students with an interest in art, who are in the classes of 2017 and 2018 (current sophomores and juniors). There is a capacity number for the trip, so if you have an interest in attending, please visit the link and lock in your spot now. There is an early bird discount of $200.00 which will be gone after the First of January.

The GOAL of this trip is to CREATE and DOCUMENT our adventures with drawings and sketches. Visit museums and sites, slow down the pace and spend some quality time creating art... After we return, we will have a group exhibit of ALL of the traveler's artwork and sketchbooks. Yes, Chaperones too!

Please contact Mrs. Heidi Hurley for more information:

The Braintree Alliance for Safe and Healthy Youth sponsors...

 Helping Your Student Develop Healthy Coping Skills For Life

Parents/Guardians of K-12 Students

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 @ 7:00pm South Middle School Auditorium 232 Peach Street, Braintree MA

Presented by Lujuana Milton MSW, LICSW Lujuana graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree from Boston College. She has over 10 years of clinical experience in the field and has worked in a number of settings addressing issues of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, opposition/defiance, and trauma.

Ms. Milton will cover topics including:

  • Healthy coping skills for managing academic and social stressors
  • Signs and symptoms, e.g. depression, anxiety, self-harm, cutting, risk taking
  • What's happening in the adolescent brain
  • What parents can do to help foster healthy psychological development
  • Healthy parent/child relationships
  • What to do when symptoms get more severe


Questions, please contact:

Melonie Bennett, Director of Health and Wellness (781) 848/4000 ex 2235

Laurie Melchionda MEd BSN RN, Interim Director of School Nursing Services (781)848/4000 x 2224

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A Workshop for Parents
Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Thayer Public Library,
798 Washington St., Braintree

The Federation for Children with Special Needs will present this workshop which will address the communication skills needed by parents participating as members of the IEP (Individualized Education Program) Team. The presentation includes communication skill building techniques to help parents engage effectively in the IEP process through clear and concise communication. Participants will learn about pitfalls to avoid and applying best practice strategies to resolve conflict when it occurs.

If you have any questions, please contact Leah Nabstedt (SEPAC) at 617-943-2452 or via email at

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