Wednesday, March 24, 2010


sharing news

Friends and Community Members - Sometimes these notices are sent out in email land and they don't get posted here on the blog as timely. Remember, if you'd like to be added to my email list, just drop me a note at ... also let me know if there is community news you'd like shared.


Please note that Counterpoint will present a FREE performance at the State House tonight at 7:30pm as part of the Farmer's Night series SEE BELOW for more info. Some of these folks joined us recently at school as the vocal quartet "Ah! Cappella" which students and staff thoroughly enjoyed! Don't miss it!

On Monday, March 29th the Hampstead Players will be at Berlin Elementary School at 1:15pm. Please join us. We've had them at our school before and very much enjoyed them... this time it's to help prepare our students for the Shakespeare production our 5th & 6th graders will be putting on June 2nd and 3rd.


Homework Club will be cancelled on Monday, March 22, to allow staff members to participate in and provide input into the principal search process. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We will resume Homework Club on Tuesday, 3/23.
Monday, March 22nd 6pm-7pm - Brian O'Regan will meet with interested Berlin community members and parents interested in learning about the process and will folks will be given an opportunity to provide input on the qualities, skills, and attributes desired in the new principal. This same evening at 7:30pm Brian will meet with the board to review the process and solidify the charge of the Adisory Search Committee.

If you're interested in volunteering to participate on the Advisory Committee that will interview candidates for the job of Principal, please immediately contact Amy Brewer, Chair of the School Board at 223-3259 ( This process will begin on 3/22/10, involve multiple meetings, and 1-2 full days of interviews in early April.

The Special School Board Meeting Agenda can be found on the school website, for your convenience I linked to the front announcement page although all school board info is on a link on the side bar of the school website
Berlin Elementary School Board Vacancy - The Berlin Elementary School Board seeks a Board member to fill a vacancy until Town Meeting Day in March 2011. Board meetings are held the second Monday of the month at 6:15pm in the Berlin Elementary Learning Center. The criteria for a Board member are as follows:

* Must be a registered voter
* Willingness to attend training
* Ability to meet actual time requirements of Board membership
* Willingness to serve on committees
* Energy / Stamina
* Sense of humor
* Open-minded, objective, able to suspend judgment
* Ability to maintain confidentiality
* Willingness to speak one's mind - professionalism
* Financial understanding - bringing balance to Board's collective skills and knowledge
* Ability to come prepared to meetings
* Familiarity with Robert's Rules of Order

For more information or to express your interest, please contact Amy Brewer - Chair, Berlin School Board, 372 Paine Turnpike North, Berlin, VT 05602. The deadline to apply is March 19th, 2010.

Berlin Elementary School would like to welcome and register Kindergarten students for the 2010-2011 school year. Children must be 5 years of age on or before September 1st, 2010 to be eligible for Kindergarten. Registration packets are available at the Main Office of Berlin Elem. School during the week of March 22nd from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and must be returned completed by March 26th. A copy of your child's birth certificate and immunization records are mandatory at the time of registration. Please contact Diane Noyes, Registrar at 223-2796 x121 if you have any questions. IMPORTANT DATES: Registration: March 22nd - 26th; Parent Visitation Night: April 7th - 6pm-7pm.
Did you know there are adult pick-up volleyball games at Berlin Elementary School on Tuesday nights starting at 7:30pm. Check the school event calendar for any conflicts to that schedule and to find out about other events

BERLIN SCHOOL CALENDAR OF EVENTS: link on front page of school website or direct link is

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State Scholastic Chess Tournament Saturday, April 10th, at Berlin Elementary School for kindergarten - 12th gr full details at

FUN FAMILY MATH NIGHT Wednesday, April 14th at Berlin Elementary School - lots of fun games to play for the entire family, more details to come, I hear gift cards will be raffled off to parents attending!

Berlin Elementary School Concert April 29th, afternoon and evening performances

5th & 6th grade production at Berlin Elem. Wednesday, June 2nd (1pm & 7pm) and Thursday, June 3rd at 7pm.
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