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Superintendent’s Quarterly Letter – February 2016

Click for the Superintendent’s Quarterly Letter – February 2016

2016- HBS ANNUAL Colors Week: February 8-12

5210-Lets Go2016- HBS ANNUAL Colors week is coming!
February 8-12th
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED During Lunch; 11:00 -1:00
Come join your child for lunch and have some fun!

We never run out of volunteer opportunities, but this is the BEST one! Colors Week is coming soon! Feb 8-12th is Colors Week this year. This is a 5210 program to help kids learn about living and eating healthy.

Each day of that school week is a different color: Rainbow, Green, Yellow, Blue, and Red. Students are encouraged to wear the color of the day. Click for Full Details!

February Calendar and Newsletter

Click for the February 2016 HBS Newsletter!

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Click for Quick View of February Calendar!

Facilities Plan – Public Forum – 1/23

The School Board will hold a Public Forum concerning the Facilities Plan on
Saturday, January 23 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Brunswick Town Hall.

Click for Information Flyer | Click for Forum Agenda | Click for Forum Packet
Click for BSD Post Forum Input Form | Click for BSD Post Forum Online Evaluation

SchoolMessenger – Announcement




SchoolMessenger to be used to enhance communication with families.
Click for Details!

Fund-Raising Project – Support Public Education

Superintendent Paul Perzanoski has announced a fund-raising project for the Brunswick School Department. In an effort to raise funds for the development of summer programs for students, the School Department is selling hooded sweatshirts, long-sleeve t-shirts, and t-shirts with the phrase “Support Public Education” on the front and back of the garment. Naturally, the clothes are black with orange lettering, the colors of the Brunswick High School Dragons.


Click to see -Tee Shirt


Click to see -Long Sleeve


Click to see – Hoodie







Click for Order Form!
Order forms are on all school and district websites and social media and also available at the Central office of the district which is Hawthorne School, 46 Federal Street. If you happen to see an older man out on the streets of Brunswick running or walking with the above mentioned garments on, it’s just Mr. Perzanoski supporting the cause.

Please join us in our support of public education.

HBS Traffic Pattern Clarification 1-11-16: New Update

January 11, 2016

Dear Harriet Beecher Stowe School Families,

In an effort to clarify last week’s letter regarding our efforts to further increase student safety in the parking lot, I have added a clear map of our property and additional information describing the new traffic pattern:

  • The driveway in the school’s back parking lot between Spring Street and Armory Street will be only one-way in the direction of Spring Street towards Armory Street.
  • Vehicles coming from Stanwood Street will need to park in the spaces at that end of the lot. Families can walk to the front door safely using the sidewalk along the fence next to the field. Vehicles can exit out of Stanwood Street or Armory Street. This will continue to be two-way traffic.
  • During drop-off and dismissal, cars may NOT park along the black fence. Parking during school dismissal time is available in the school lot as indicated on the map below.
  • Vehicles entering from Spring Street should use the loop to drop off or pick up students. For student safety, please only drop-off or pick-up students directly to the sidewalk (right next to the building along the loop). Students should not be dropped on the left hand side near the fence. After exiting the loop, vehicles can exit onto Spring Street.

Thank you in advance for your help in increasing school safety during arrival and dismissal time. As always, please feel free to contact me if you have further questions.

Jean Skorapa, Principal

HBS Traffic v3

Arts and Activities Publishes Article by Emily Moll

January 2016 Arts and Activities – Click for article by Emily Moll: “Masks of Fur and Hide

Ms. Christina Gagne: Awarded a $1610 grant for I-Pads and books

Ms. Christina Gagne, Resource Teacher at Harriet Beecher Stowe, was awarded a $1610 grant for I-Pads and books from Berlin City Motors as part of their “Driver for Education” program.
Congratulations  Ms. Gagne!

Joshua Levy Named 2016 Maine’s NAESP Assistant Principal of the Year

Joshua Levy Named 2016 Maine’s NAESP Assistant Principal of the Year

Augusta, ME – The Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) is pleased to announce that Joshua Levy, Assistant Principal at Harriet Beecher Stowe School, has been named Maine’s NAESP Assistant Principal of the Year for 2016.  He will be honored by the MPA at its annual awards banquet at its Spring Conference on April 28, 2016.

Mr. Levy received the award based on his accomplishments as a strong educational leader.  He has been instrumental in developing a common culture throughout the school community.  He has also led the charge in coordinating two exchange programs with a sister school in Jinhua, China.  Because of his efforts over 38 fourth and fifth grade students from China have experienced life and education in coastal Maine.  His dedication to the profession exemplifies what we expect of all educational leaders in the state.

In announcing Mr. Levy’s selection as 2016 Maine’s NAESP Assistant Principal of the Year, MPA Executive Director Richard Durost noted, “Josh Levy is an innovative school leader as evidenced by his involvement in the school’s exchange program.  His dedication to students and staff at Harriet Beecher Stowe School is highly evident.”

Mr. Levy received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania in 1996, his Masters of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000, and his Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership from California State Polytechnic University in California in 2007.

He has served as the Assistant Principal at Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary for the past 4 years.  Prior to this, Mr. Levy was a social studies teacher at Brunswick and Windham High Schools, as well as in Montclair, California.

Mr. Levy is a member of the Maine Principals’ Association and the National Association of Elementary School Principals.  He also serves on the Brunswick School Department Proficiency-Based Learning Steering Committee.

The Maine Principals’ Association is a professional association representing Maine’s K-12 educational leaders.  The Association dates its history back to 1921 and focuses its work on promoting the principal-ship, educational leadership, and promoting and administering interscholastic activities in grades 9-12.