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Principals Newsletter

I hope you are enjoying your summer and are finding time to relax with friends and family.  It will soon be time to put away the beach bags in exchange for backpacks.  I am excited to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year.  I am thrilled to be part of the Callahan community and feel extremely privileged to work with such a highly dedicated and qualified staff, wonderful students and supportive families.  It is an honor to continue with the values set by Mr. Griffin.  I rejoined the Norwood Public Schools after working as an administrator at East Elementary School in Sharon, MA. Prior to that time, I worked for many years at the Cleveland and at the the Willett Early Childhood Center.  I feel as if I have come full circle, my educational experience began as a kindergarten student at the Callahan and my teaching experience began as a student teacher here at the Callahan.

 The Callahan School takes great pride in assisting students to reach their potential academically, physically, socially, and emotionally.  The vision of the Callahan School includes the following:

*To foster an appreciation of knowledge in all areas of the curriculum.

*To become competent thinkers and articulate communicators.

*To understand the importance of kindness, respect, and tolerance.

*To become responsible citizens of our school and community.

Important Dates:

*New Parent Orientation- August 28th, 6:30 p.m. in the school library, followed by PTA meeting (all invited).

*First Day of School for Students- September 6th (first bell 8:40 a.m./tardy bell at 8:45 a.m.), dismissal bell is 2:55 p.m.

*The PTA meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the school library.   

Professional Development Days/Conferences

Oct. 10th- ½ day pm PD

Nov. 6th- full day PD

Nov. 16th- ½ pm (parent conferences)

Dec. 12th- ½ day pm PD

Jan. 2nd- full day PD

Feb. 7th- ½ day PD

March 8th- ½ pm (parent conferences)

May 17th- ½ day pm PD


Donna G. Brown