Happy Mother's Day weekend! Also, it's teacher appreciation week as well as that time of year when special attention and recognition are directed at school nurses, with next Wednesday (Florence Nightingale was born May 12, 1820) dubbed National School Nurses Day. We have coverage below and lots more including a birds-eye view of the MHS senior class. Like OneManchester? You can subscribe by clicking here.
Recognition and Thanks
"Teachers are people who start things they never see finished,
and for which they never get thanks until it is too late."
The quote above is from the writer Max Leon Forman, who lived from 1909-1990 and thus was a child during the last great pandemic -- the Spanish Flu of 1919. But his words endure and resonate and these photos capture just a few of today's MPS teachers doing what they do. Clockwise from top left are: Rosina Blundo at Waddell, Justin Pearson at MHS, Dan Lee at Illing and Jessica Cutino of Buckley.
HUMANS OF MANCHESTER
“I am in a position to help people in all kinds of ways all day long,” says Mindy Olson, who has worked as a school nurse in town for more than 20 years. “What is better than that?”
The Board of Education’s next meeting is scheduled for Monday at 7 p.m., with the agenda expected to include an Adult Education update and a Curriculum and Instruction subcommittee report.
BoE meetings are streamed live on the district Facebook page, with members of the public able to submit questions remotely both before and during the meeting. For more information click here.
'OOH! OOH! CALL ON ME!'
These Waddell fourth-graders had answers and enthusiasm in class yesterday. We have plenty of photos on the district Facebook page.
Next week is National Prevention Week and the Change Collaborative and FACTS club at MHS will be doing a "Prevention Walk" on Monday to call attention to prevention of substance use and misuse. Click for details
Registration for Manchester Adults and Continuing Education's STEAM Summer Camp starts tomorrow. It's for incoming K-6 students and runs from July 26-30. Click for more.
Adult/Continuing Ed and the district's Department of Race and Equity are seeking creative contributions in a Juneteenth contest with prizes. Here are the details.
CHENEY AND WHITON LIBRARIES
Starting next week, the library will once again have (a limited number of) tables and chairs for seating at both buildings. The Governor's "Everybody Learns Public Library Grants" during the winter months have helped secure air purifiers, PPE and at the Mary Cheney building, smaller/more flexible tables and chairs.
NOTES AND REMINDERS
St. Mary’s Church: Is seeking new socks, non-perishable foods, toiletries etc. to support MACC and Bennet Academy. Click here for details.
Baby-sitting lessons: Learn the skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. This Red Cross course is being offered at the YSB. Click for details.
Seniors at MHS gathered for a group yearbook photo yesterday; they'll be back on the field for graduation on Saturday, June 5.
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