From the Principal
Greetings Cherry Brook Community!
We have had a great first week of school. The kids are excited, teachers are developing classroom communities and everyone appears to be happy with the start of school.
In addition to all of the new kindergarten and new students that have begun at Cherry Brook, I’m happy to share a little bit about our new staff:
Jon Bishop is our district STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) coordinator. Being born and raised out west, John has an innate love for nature and inquiry. He has taught middle school math, 4th grade, and led enrichment programs. Jon’s previous role was developing an Interactive Science and Technology Program at another school. Jon has been very eager to work with out kids! He has an undergraduate degree from Carroll College and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Joseph.
Lisa Indelicato will be filling our long-term substitute teaching position as a Special Education Teacher. Lisa returns to the field after spending the past ten years raising her sons. Lisa is hard working, positive and has a great deal of instructional knowledge. Lisa has a Master’s Degree from Dowling College in New York and completed her undergraduate work at SUNY, Stony Brook.
Kim LeFave will be joining our staff as a special education paraeducator supporting kindergarten students. Kim worked with our summer school this year and showed great care and love guided with firmness for our students. Previously Kim worked at CIS as a recess/lunch monitor and a Head Teacher at area preschools.
Michelle Levesque will be working at CBPS as an SRBI paraeducator in kindergarten and a lunch/recess monitor. Michelle’s love for children is evident as she has worked in the past with children at camps and with athletics. In addition, she has worked in schools providing support for children in reading and math. Michelle is a graduate of Westfield State University with a degree in Elementary Education.
Joelle Sikorski will be working in kindergarten as an SRBI paraeducator. Previously, Joelle worked in an integrated preschool. When working with children, Joelle is warm, caring yet has clear expectations for students to reach. She has a wide range of working with children who have a variety of needs.
In addition, welcome back to Chelsea Gustafson (Kindergarten) and Bill Phelps (3rd Grade PE and Health) to CBPS. Both previously worked at Cherry Brook but spent the past year at CIS and CMS/CHS respectively.
Thank you in advance for completing the yearly paperwork packet. We appreciate your taking the time to make sure all information is accurate and policies reviewed to have a successful year.
Lastly, I wanted to invite you to our Curriculum Night/Open House on Wednesday, September 16th. This is a wonderful evening for parents to meet the teachers and learn what is in store for them this school year. Our schedule is:
Kindergarten & Grade 1
Grades 2 and 3
5:45-6:00 - Greetings in Gym
6-6:30 - Classroom Presentations
6:30-6:50 - Opportunity to visit special area rooms
6:50-7:10 - Departure of K and Gr 1 parents
7:10 - Arrival of Gr 2 and 3 parents
7:10-7:30 - Opportunity to visit special area rooms
7:30-7:45 - Greetings in Gym
7:45-8:15 - Classroom presentations for Grades 2 &3
Thank you again for helping us have a great start to the school year.