One of my favorite places in Worcester …

… the WPL Greendale branch library on West Boylston Street …

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Here I am in their bathroom today, after checking out a ton of cool stuff! – Rosalie T.

My second fave place/s:

THE WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS!

From WPS Superintendent Rodrigues:

Ukulele Donation

The WPS music staff is proud to announce The Kala Brand Music Company has donated 80 soprano ukuleles to our middle school music programs. They also donated 40 ukuleles to Quinsigamond School! We are so excited to help our students make some amazing music! Thank you Kala!

Birth to 3rd Grade Initiative

Last night, the Report of the Superintendent to the School Committee showcased the Birth to 3rd Grade Initiative. The initiative has brought together many local Early Education and Care providers to engage in strengthening PreK-K transitions for children and families, develop effective frameworks, and to build and grow a community that focus and support literacy in the early formative years. This initiative also produced the Worcester’s Characteristics of Kindergarten Readiness: Transitioning from Preschool to Kindergarten document.

WCVB Eye Openers

In the past few weeks, five Worcester Public Schools have introduced on WCVB’s Eye Opener newscasts at 5 and 6am. Here are the links to watch if you missed them:
·         Thorndyke Road School
·         Midland Street School
·         Vernon Hill School
·         Rice Square School
·         Worcester Arts Magnet

Read Across America

The National Education Association’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of the beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.

Worcester Public School students will be celebrating with special activities throughout the district.

Tufts at Tech

Congratulations to the Veterinary Assisting program and the Tufts at Tech Veterinary Clinic on being awarded $347,882.00 for new equipment and supplies to expand their program and update technology!

Special thanks to Christina Melvin, Patricia Suomala, and Dr. Wolfus for the extra effort put in to write and submit the excellently prepared grant. The grant is from the Workforce Skills Capital Grant Program.
District Business

The administration is pleased to announce that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved the Burncoat Elementary School’s Exit Assurance Plan. Burncoat Elementary is now officially a Level 3 school. Congratulations Burncoat Elementary school community!!!