Superintendent's Update 6-13-14

Post date: Jun 13, 2014 9:18:42 PM

Superintendent’s Update – 06-13-2014

Over the past few weeks each of our schools has held important culminating events to not only to mark the end of the school year, but also to reflect upon it and celebrate it. The District will continue to celebrate students through our final day of school on Thursday, June 19.

The Class of 2014’s graduation activities last week provided the quintessential opportunity to reflect and celebrate in the surround of friends, family, faculty and administration. This beautiful ceremony provided the ideal launch pad to send these young adults into a world beyond their small school and community. I know I speak for the community at large when I extend to the Class of 2014 our best wishes and remind them how very proud we are of them and all they have accomplished this past year.

Happy Father’s Day

One of my favorite quotes about fathers comes from Jim Valvano, basketball coach and broadcaster. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” Wishing all the fathers a very happy Father’s Day!

Attention Parents/Guardians

Please make certain that before the end of the school year all dues and fees are paid and books returned to the school. Students were provided notice relative to books that may need to be returned to the school library or classroom. Payment notices for accounts due have also been sent from the schools and cafeteria program as appropriate. Balances in cafeteria accounts are carried forward to the next school year.

Upcoming Events/Meetings

Lunenburg School Committee June, 18, 2014 7:00 p.m. in room #13 of the Thomas C. Passios Building . Agenda items include LHS School Improvement Plan, all the school handbooks for FY15 a report from the Acceptance and Diversity Committee, and my evaluation.

Lunenburg Community Bonfire will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 4 to 9 PM at the field in front of the high school on Massachusetts Avenue. Come and enjoy a great community night with over thirty vendors, food, 50/50 raffles and plenty of games for all ages. Also live performances by Country Kimberly and the band “Wheelhouse” will be happening throughout the night. This is a great a night for the whole family. The pile will be lit at 9 PM.

School Building Project Abutters Meeting , June 25, 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria of Thomas C. Passions Building. A meeting of the School Building Committee is scheduled for that same evening at 7:00 p.m. in room 13. Site work for the project is scheduled to begin the second week of July. A ground breaking ceremony will take place in the fall. As the project progresses you can follow us on our website ( ), on Twitter, and at Facebook.

Support Your Community – Volunteer

Attached in both PDF and word format is a talent bank form for residents to show their interest in serving the Town of Lunenburg. Completed forms should be sent to the Town Manager, PO Box 135, Lunenburg, MA 01462 or via email to

Have a Great Summer Break

In closing this final update for the year I want to take this opportunity to thank members of the Lunenburg community who assisted the Lunenburg Public Schools in making a difference in the lives of our students. To our students I extend my thanks and appreciation for another great year learning and growing – Well Done! I am grateful to the faculty, staff and administrators for their continued dedication and our children. I also want to thank the parents, guardians, Lunenburg PTO, Music Aiders and athletic booster club members, who again contributed much time and talent in service to our students and schools. Finally, I want to thank the members of the School Committee, School Building Committee, Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee and town employees and departments who contribute significant hours in service to our schools and community.