Staff Newsletter 2022-2023 » February 1, 2023

February 1, 2023

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Stipend Opportunity
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After School to the Forefront!
Stipend Opportunities 

Under the direction of the Manager of Extended Learning and K-8 STEM Curriculum Director, instructors will work in teams of one or two to supervise a weekly after school robotics program for grades 4th-5th and 6th-8th.  FIRST© LEGO© League (FLL) introduces students to the excitement of science and technology, while building self-confidence and valuable life skills.  After School Robotics Program Instructors will guide student teams to think like scientists and engineers as they design, build and program a LEGO© SPIKE PRIME© robot to solve a particular STEM challenge in preparation for a district wide showcase to be scheduled in Spring 2023. Coaches will be paired with FLL mentors for support and will receive professional development and curriculum to implement the program. 

HERE for complete details.

The EPS is seeking to launch Bonding Through Boxing, a before-school program for students to connect to peers and teachers, receive specialized support, eat breakfast, build community and get ready to participate in an academic school day. Specifically, the district is looking to fill two openings for site coordinators.

Bonding through Boxing provides up to 15 students in grades 3-5 with before school programming that will include physical activity (boxing), community building, and personal development. Programming is scheduled to happen at the Whittier and Parlin K-8 schools on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

HERE for complete details.

The EPS is seeking teachers to support Girls on the Run, an after school running club for girls and students of other marginalized gender identities in grades 3-5. Coaches will participate in pre-program training in February 2023 and run activities twice a weekusing the Girls on the Run curriculum. This program is scheduled to run at the Lafayette and Parlin schools.

Click HERE for complete details.

The EPS is seeking teachers to support after school programming led by EHCC/EverettHaitian Community Center. EHCC will be running programming twice a week from 2:30 to 5 p.m. that includes homework help and enrichment activities including music, language arts, and dance for up to 25 students in grades K-4 and 25 students in grades 5-8. This program is scheduled to run at the Parlin school.

HERE for complete details.

The EPS is seeking teachers to support after school programming led by IFSI/Immigrant Family Services Institute. IFSI will be running programming Monday-Wednesday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. that includes homework help and enrichment activities including music, language arts, and dance for students in grades K-5. This program is scheduled to run at the Whittier school.

Click HERE for complete details.


The ​​EPS is seeking teachers to support after school programming led by Empow Studios. Empow will be running 2 classes — 2D Video Game Design and Minecraft Expedition — for up to 15 students in grades 5-8. We are seeking teachers and/or paraprofessionals who are interested in supporting this program at their school. This program is scheduled to run at the Lafayette and Parlin schools. 

HERE for complete details.

Intramural Basketball!


EPS Principals and the Athletic Department are eager to bring back the March Madness Intramural Basketball Tournament this year. We are looking to field teams as quickly as possible. Interested coaches should reach out to their building principals about these paid opportunities. We will field 7-8 Grade boys and girls teams as well as cheerleading squads at all five of our K-8 schools. The championship games will be held in March at Everett High School. 

Please consider helping us renew this great EPS tradition!


English Girls Basketball (7-8)

English Boys Basketball (7-8)

Keverian Boys Basketball (7-8)

Keverian Girls Basketball (7-8)

Lafayette Boys Basketball (7-8)

Lafayette Girls Basketball (7-8)

Parlin Boys Basketball (7-8)

Parlin Girls Basketball (7-8)

Whittier Boys Basketball (7-8)

Whittier Girls Basketball (7-8)

English Cheerleading

Keverian Cheerleading

Lafayette Cheerleading

Parlin Cheerleading

Whittier Cheerleading



From the Department of English Learners

Hands outstretched, signaling partnership


The Department of English Learners is forming a book club featuring three facilitators and up to 30 participants who will form a professional learning community centered around “Co-Teaching for English Learners” by M. Dove and A. Honigsfeld. The work provides professional insight into best practices for heterogeneous elementary and middle school classrooms with English Learners and students

Click below for the complete job details, including compensation:

From the SEL Team


Openings remain in an upcoming Professional Development course being offered through the Social and Emotional Learning team entitled, “From Stonewall to Polynomials: Creating Identity Inclusive Classrooms.” There are two (2) classes being offered during these time slots, one for elementary teachers and one for middle/high school teachers.

The dates and times are as follows:

Thursday, March 9, 2023, from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, March 16, 2023, from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.

This session provides LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum resources for educators to facilitate in their classrooms that are developmentally appropriate for latency-age children. The Regulations for the Massachusetts Student Rights Law state that "all public school systems shall, through their curricula, encourage respect for the human and civil rights of all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin or sexual orientation." The Safe Schools Program is proud to offer curricula materials to support educators in providing LGBTQ-inclusive lessons. Participants will reflect on their current curriculum maps and lesson plans, identifying ways to incorporate conversations about Identity, Relationships, Community, Self-Awareness and Respect for others in a developmentally appropriate way.
From the 5DP
The 5 District Partnership (5DP) is re-engaging a Teacher Advisory Board (TAB)! TAB provides an important opportunity for classroom educators from across member districts to play a role in our ongoing collaboration.

The primary goals of the 5DP Teacher Advisory Board are:
  • To ensure educators have a role in informing and shaping 5DP programs and resources so they are responsive to educators’ needs.
  • To facilitate connections, exchange of ideas, and two-way communication between educators and building and district leaders across partner districts.
  • To facilitate and build educator awareness of 5DP events, resources, and ways to get involved.
  • To promote and support authentic opportunities for teacher leadership and collaboration across partner districts.

Please consider joining--or encourage a colleague to do so. You could play a critical role in ensuring cross-district collaborative work addresses the needs and interests of 5DP educators.

Here are some key details:
  • We are seeking classroom educators from across all partner districts (2-4 members per district).
  • TAB will meet approximately monthly after school dismissal on a mutually workable day for members.
  • We ask members for at least a February to June, 2023 commitment to the group.
  • PDPs will be available commensurate to meetings and related tasks.

HERE for more information and to apply. Applications are due on February 13th