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 2019-2020 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 several years ago 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.
*New Parent Orientation- August 27th, 6:30 p.m. in the school library, followed by PTA meeting (all invited).
*First Day of School for Students- September 5th (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. 3rd- Full day PD
Oct. 16th- ½ day pm PD (dismissal at 12:30 p.m.- lunch is served)
Nov. 15th- ½ pm (parent conferences- dismissal at 12:30 p.m.lunch is served)
Dec. 10th- ½ day pm PD (dismissal at 12:30 p.m.- lunch is served)
Jan. 30th- full day PD
Feb. 12th- ½ day PD (dismissal at 12:30 p.m.- lunch is served)
March 6th- ½ day PM- parent conferences (dismissal at 12:30 p.m.- lunch is served)
March 19th- ½ day pm PD (dismissal at 12:30 p.m.- lunch is served)
April 9th- 1/2 day PD (dismissal at 12:30 p.m.- lunch is served)
May 15th- 1/2 day PD (dismissal at 12:30 p.m.- lunch is served)
June 19th- 180th day- schools close at noon
Donna G. Brown
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