Kilmer Community News
“Postsecondary admissions (now) depend not just on the rote learning-centered entrance exams, but also consider factors such as individual students' talents, creativity, and growth potential.… Between the pain of memorizing and the pleasure of creative expression, there needs to be a balance, both to develop the full potential of our students and to meet the nation's need for a skilled workforce and a well-educated citizenry.”
Byong-man Ahn, former Minister of Education, Republic of Korea Education Week, “Education in the Republic of Korea: National Treasure or National Headache?,” January 12, 2012.
October 17, 2016
Dedham School of Music Demo 10:00 a.m. -Lower School Cafe
Fun Run Pep Rally - Pledge sheets and info sent home
8: 00 a.m. School Site Council Lower School
8: 00 a.m. Diversity Matters Lower School (all staff and families are invited)
Patriots Day for all staff and students! Wear your Patriots gear to school
Upcoming Dates to Remember
October 27, 2016 - Fun Run Boosterthon
At the Kilmer, we have adopted a shared leadership approach to school management. This is a democratic approach that acknowledges that more teacher voice is powerful in promoting the academic and social components of the buildings. This premise also allows for more accessibility of a leadership team member for parents and teachers. A parent or teacher can talk to anyone of these team members if an issue arises. In this way, families, students, and teachers are well supported. Each member has a specified role as described in the Family Handbook, but every member will be able to communicate and assist a teacher or parent at anytime.
Leadership Team Schedule & Contact
Upper School (617) 635-6855
Lower School (617) 635-8060
Upper School: Monday and Friday
Lower School: Tuesday-Thursday
Asst. Principal Brewster
Upper:Tuesday and Wednesday
Lower:Monday,Thursday and Friday
Autism Strand Specialist , Ms. Kindorf
Special Education Coordinator: Ms. Paton
Upper: Tuesday, Wed, Friday
Lower: Monday, Thursday
Instructional Leader, Ms. Smith
Instructional Leader, Ms. Farquharson
Upper:Tuesday through Friday
Inclusion Specialist, Ms. Shattuck
Instructional Leader, Ms. Schindler
Upper School: Monday-Friday
Kilmer K-5 Field Trip- Nov 8, 2016
Plans for the field trip for grades k-5 are being finalized. The trip will be on election day, November, 8. Most of the school will go to the Museum of Science. Information for each grade level will be distributed this week.
Dedham School of Music
For many years we have successfully partnered with the Dedham School of Music to provide before and after school instrument lessons for grades 3-5.
We will continue this partnership this year. An electronic copy will be on Kilmer website for parents to fill out electronically or make a copy to mail in to DSM.
We have successfully been able to meet the needs of all interested students with scholarships and payment plans and will continue to work towards that end.
If your child is interested in this program, we will work with you to make sure all students are able to participate.
For the lunch menu please click here.
FUN RUN WEEKEND CHALLENGE!!!!
Helpful Information on the BPS website
Lower School, 35 Baker Street, Boston, MA (617) 635-8060 | Upper School, 140 Russett Road, Boston, MA (617) 635-6855