01/09/17Week of January 9th

Pledge Leaders

Dahlia Leyden

Elliot Harris

Ben Harte

Cheyann Huang

Charlie Hazen


Student Council News

January Spirit Days:

  • Friday, January 13th = Patriots Day
  • Wednesday, January 25th = Career Day

 We're currently collecting ideas for a Sheehan or community based winter service project. Representatives will present class suggestions and then vote at the next meeting.

 Thank you for ALL your amazing support with our December Food Pantry collection!


Stop and Shop A+ School Rewards Program (flyer)

The Sheehan School has the opportunity to participate in the Stop and Shop A+ School Rewards Program and earn CASH for our school.  All you need to do is register your Stop and Shop card to earn points on your everyday shopping and we will receive a CASH reward at the end of the year.



Math Workshop for Parents (flyer)

The last parent math workshop of the academic year will be held on Wednesday, January 11th. It will be at the Downey School starting from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. The topic of this workshop is Fractions



Dear Parents,

Please see below two important updates from the Westwood Special Education Parents Advisory Council (SEPAC):  

Save the Date

Please hold the date of Tuesday, January 17, 2017 for the next SEPAC meeting.  The meeting will occur at 7:00 pm in the Professional Development Room of the Administrative Offices of the school department located at 220 Nahatan Street.  Topics will include the 2017-2018 school budget development and updates on winter/spring programming in the District. 

SEPAC Survey

Also, the SEPAC is soliciting your input on what the organization can do to be most supportive to you.  Please share your perspective by completing the survey at the link below.  The following is a brief article that appeared in the Westwood Community Newsletter this week explaining more about SEPAC and the survey.

Did you know that there is a Parent Advisory Council in every school district in Massachusetts with the specific role of acting as a liaison between parents of students with disabilities and the School Committee and school administration?  Westwood Public Schools is lucky to have an energetic and committed group of parents who are looking to increase the visibility and supportive role of Westwood’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC).  In order to do this, Westwood Public Schools and the SEPAC are asking for input from the Westwood community about what would be most useful to parents and students. Are you looking for guest speakers?  Interested in attending workshops? Maybe looking to find social connections and brainstorming? You don’t have to have a child in the schools with a disability to share your ideas. Please consider responding to the SEPAC survey link at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YD7KZBV.    The survey is available for input until Monday, January 16, 2017.  

You are also welcome to learn more about how to join and support this organization at the Westwood Public Schools’ website: http://www.westwood.k12.ma.us/district/superintendents-office/Student_Services/SEPAC.cfm

Abigail C. Hanscom Ed.M, MSW, CAGS
Director of Student Services
Westwood Public Schools

781 326-7500 x 1345 (p)

781 326-6756 (f)




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