Dear Watertown Public Schools Faculty, Families, and Students, September 15, 2023
Today seemed to mark the familiar feeling of that ‘one day’ when the breeze turns cool and the trees sway welcoming the possibility of Fall! Don’t forget to click the links!
This week was filled with several open houses, the welcoming of two new BOE Student Council Representatives, a Town commemoration of the events of 9/11 that took place 22 years ago (Click here for pictures from the September 11- Memorial, and a full week of teaching and learning. See below for some pics and upcoming events.
Hispanic Heritage Month
From September 15-October 15 it is Hispanic Heritage Month! Join the Watertown Public Schools as we acknowledge, learn about, and honor Hispanic Heritage during National Hispanic Heritage Month. This is a perfect time to explore the multitude of resources provided to us by the CT State Department of Education to highlight the works of inspirational and favorite Latinx people in both English and Espanol!
Click here for a few notable resources:
Beginning tonight until Sunday evening, our Jewish families will begin celebrations for Rosh Hashanah, a holiday that signifies the Jewish New Year! This traditional time includes friends and family joining together over festive meals of challah (bread) and apples dipped in honey. This is also a time of deep reflection. Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Sept. 25) goals and intentions for the new year are often set by members of the Jewish community.
We wish all of our Jewish families and friends a festive and happy new year “Shana Tova U’metuka”—have a good and sweet year!
Wellmore Urgent Crisis Serves Watertown, CT
Please click below to learn more about the new Urgent Crisis center that serves the Watertown, CT Community. Families in need of immediate/urgent crisis support are welcome to visit the newly opened Wellmore Urgent Crisis Centers Now Open in Waterbury and serving Watertown, CT (Click the link).
Important Dates and Happenings
September 15-17 - Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on 9/15
September 16 - Town of Watertown Fall Festival at Vets Park, 10AM
September 19 - Swift Middle School PTSO, 7PM
September 20 - WHS Open House, 6-8PM
September 21 - Early Dismissal Day for students, Faculty in PD
September 21 - JTPS Open House Click for Schedule
September 25 - Yom Kippur
September 26 - *Regular BOE Meeting, 7PM (*Please note this is a TUESDAY)
September 27 - WPS Employees and Town of Watertown Flu Clinic, 2-5PM WHS Lecture Hall