From the Head of School: August 21, 2023

From the Head of School: August 21, 2023
Posted on 08/21/2023

Dear Students, Parents/Caregivers,

Welcome to School Year 2023-2024! We hope this letter finds you well-rested and ready for the start of the school year.

Whether you are a returning student, a proud parent/caregiver, or a newcomer to our school community, we extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to you. At Putnam Ave Upper School, we cherish the relationships formed over the years with our students and families, and we look forward to forging new connections with those of you who are joining us this year.

As we start the new year, we want to take a moment to reflect on the core values that make our school community unique. Putnam Ave is a place where curiosity is nurtured, diversity is celebrated, and every individual is valued. Our Instructional Leadership Team has been hard at work refining our school's vision and core values, ensuring they remain true to our commitment to providing our students with a comprehensive academic and social experience that develops the whole child. With your continued support we can strive to make this academic year a great success for all of our students.

We are delighted to introduce the newest members of our dedicated team who will be joining us this year. Each individual brings a wealth of experience and passion to our school:

  • Danielle Johnson, 8th-grade science
  • Colleen Barnhart, 7th-grade social studies
  • Celia Condrick, 6th-grade math
  • Jacob Smith, 6th-grade social studies
  • Shu-Lin Mueller, Chinese & 7th-grade immersion social studies
  • Irvana Pereira Gassant, health
  • Daniela Marte, art
  • Alison Swigut, Literacy Coach
  • Emily Cyr, ELA interventionist
  • Joe Connors, Special Ed Counselor
  • Olf Mouyaka, French Teacher
  • Strings Teacher
  • 2 Special Ed Teachers

These dedicated educators are excited to be a part of our school community and to contribute their expertise to the growth and development of all our students. Please welcome them to Putnam Ave.

Please see the attached staff welcome letters for your reference:

Once again, welcome to School Year 2023-2024! We are honored to have you as a part of our Putnam Ave School Community, and we look forward to a successful year filled with learning, and exploration.

With warm regards,
Phanenca and Michelle

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