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Leadership Changes
Principal Eileen Nash will be joining the Boston Public Schools executive leadership team in the role of Deputy Superintendent of Individualized Learning, effective January 2013. Current Beethoven & Ohrenberger Vice Principals Ed Puliafico and Naomi Krakow will become co-prinicipals and John Chojnowski will be appointed as vice principal of the Ohrenberger.

In the words of Superintendent Carol R. Johnson, “Over the past three years, Principal Nash has done a tremendous job as principal of both buildings. Through her leadership, the Beethoven/Ohrenberger K-8 has become a highly chosen, highly functioning K-8 school, one that can serve as a model through the district. Because of her proven success, I have no doubt in my mind that she was the best person for the job of Deputy Superintendent of Individualized Learning. I also have no doubt in my mind that all of the excellent work that has taken place at the Beethoven/Ohrenberger under Ms. Nash’s leadership will continue after she leaves. During her tenure, she invested significant time and energy into developing a strong leadership team. …I am confident that the Beethoven/Ohrenberger will continue to grow and thrive…”

Next Parent Council Meeting
There will  be no parent council meeting this month. The next parent council meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 6:30-7:30 pm.

Beethoven Book Fair
The Beethoven Book Fair will be open all next week and we are scheduling volunteers for all shifts. Giving just an hour of your time is a huge help in making this fair successful.

Volunteer hours are as follows:
Friday 12/7 – setup from 9:15 – 12
Monday  12/10- open 9 am – 1:30 pm
Tuesday 12/11 – open immediately after the holiday show until 1:30; then again from 6-7 pm for evening shopping
Wednesday 12/12 – open immediately after the holiday show until 1:30
Thursday 12/13 – open 9 am – 1:30 pm
Friday 12/14 – open 9am – 12 pm, then break down fair afterwards

To volunteer, either sign up through the flier that was sent home in your child’s folder or email Kristin Macchi at barefootkicks@yahoo.com with any days/ times you are able to volunteer.

Beethoven School Winter Outerwear Exchange this week
Also, a reminder that we are collecting gently used, clean and functional children’s winter gear to be shared in the Beethoven School Winter Outerwear Exchange and drive for Cradles to Crayons.  Donations including winter coats, boots, hats and gloves and brand new socks & underwear are being collected now through Dec. 7.  The exchange will take place in the school auditorium on Dec. 7.  For more info or questions contact Britt Young: britt.young@yahoo.com or Joan Chan:kjbe1685@verizon.net

Holiday Shows
Don’t forget about the upcoming holiday shows next week. Grades 1, 2, & 3 will perform on Tuesday, December 11 and K1 & K2 will perform on Wednesday, December 12. Both shows will begin at 9:00 am in the Beethoven auditorium.

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