Notes from the Superintendent’s Update – Friday, Dec. 22

This is a portion of the Superintendent’s Update by Superintendent Cliff Chuang mailed to Bedford Public School community on Friday, Dec. 22. Please find this week’s full issue of Superintendent’s Update and back issues at bedfordps.org.

Cliff’s Notes with a Holiday Greeting

Dear Bedford Public Schools Community,

I continue to be grateful for the opportunity to serve as superintendent, alongside an amazing team and supportive community. In my final update of 2023, I return to how I started off the year–communicating via the universal language of music. Many thanks to Lane School music teacher Natan Wythe, who is accompanying me yet again, and also helped to arrange this original version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas interspersed with excerpts from The Dreidel Song. (I finally learned to play Dreidel during a Hanukah class celebration in Ms. Lee’s class at Lane!). Whatever traditions you may celebrate, I wish you peace, joy and love this winter break and in 2024.

Warmly,
Cliff Chuang 莊 宏 毅
Superintendent, Bedford Public Schools

Upcoming Events

December 25 2023 – January 1, 2024: Winter Break – No School
December 25, 2023: Christmas
December 26, 2023: Kwanzaa
January 1, 2024: New Years Day – No School
January 2, 2024: School back in Session
January 6, 2024: Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day)
January 9, 2024: School Committee Meeting
January 10, 2024: Modeling Matters: What Parents Need to Know (and Do) to Decrease Stress, Worry, and Anxiety – Lynn Lyons

A Multi-Grade Winter Musical Journey

Take a musical journey through a montage of our various instrumental and vocal ensembles across the grade span of our performing arts program. We are very grateful to performing arts program director Nicole O’Toole (first in the video) and the entire team (in order of appearance on the video): Jim Felker; Lauren Hart, Katrina Faulstich, and Brianna Creamer; and supported by Evan Grunwald, Natan Wythe, and Alison Hannah. Congratulations to all of our student performers and family supporters!

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December 19th School Committee Meeting Summary

At the Dec. 19th meeting, the School Committee:

Chair Dan Brosgol announced that he will not be running for re-election but will instead run for the Bedford Select Board.

Full supporting materials can be found here: School Committee – Meeting Schedule & Supporting Documents and a recording of the meeting can be seen at Bedford School Committee Meeting -12/19/23 – BedfordMATV.

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