Hello Lower Devo Families and Friends,
With three weeks left in our 2016-2017 school year we are all working hard to finish with focus, reflection, and celebration. The end of the school year brings about mixed emotions for many of our students and families. Some of our friends are saying "see you in September" as we separate for the summer months while others are sharing goodbyes as they move from our community. The range of emotions is on full display in the final month of school and often appears in unanticipated ways. While the excitement of moving on (to a new grade level, to a summer vacation, to a camp, to a new community) is a chance for us to celebrate, it isn't uncommon for students to feel worried, anxious, and uncertain about the unknown. At Lower Devo we are all working hard to support our students during this time of transition by reflecting on our year of learning, celebrating our growth and achievements, and encouraging students to keep the learning going during the summer months. We are keeping routines as consistent as possible and supporting students with the transition by reviewing the past year and previewing what will come in the fall. We encourage you to find some time to reflect with your child on their growth, celebrate their accomplishments, and create a plan to keep the learning going this summer.
We look forward to this special time of reflection and celebration with the community!
Dave and Jen
Updates and Reminders
Mon-Thurs: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 2:10 PM
Phone: (617) 879 - 4930
Address: 194 Boylston St., Brookline, MA 02445
Grade 8 Graduation: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in BHS Auditorium at 5PM. There will be a reception following the ceremony in the BHS atrium.
8th Grade students will be dismissed at noon on June 20th to prepare for graduation. Buses will be available at noon for 8th grade students to get home if needed.
All 8th grade students are invited to attend the Beaver Country Day outing on June 21, 2017. The class will leave with their teachers from Upper Devotion and return to 345 Harvard Street approximately at 3PM at the end of the trip.
It has been a spectacular second year at Upper Devotion. Thanks to all the students, faculty and staff for being part of such a thriving and exciting learning community. Next year we continue again with grades 5-8!
Grades 5 and 6 will receive a placement letter during the fist week of July. Grades 7 and 8 will learn who their advisor is the first week of July as well. In addition, all students and families will receive information about buses in August. If you have questions about buses and assignments before that, please contact the Transportation Director at 617-730-2452, as I do not coordinate bus stops or assignments. The position is currently being filled as Mary Murphy is retiring.
Rest, relax, recharge and have a blast!
Mrs. Crowley and Mr. Ola