The Broadmeadow PTC holds about six to eight meetings a year with a focus on a speaker and topic that is relevant to our parents. All parents and staff are invited to attend. If you miss a meeting, we will post any handouts or presentations here after the meeting.
2012-2013 Meeting Dates and Topics
September 25, 2012 8:30-10:00 am Location: Cafeteria
Topic: Ruth Griffin, Food Service Director of the Needham Public Schools, and Paula Theriault, Broadmeadow Cafeteria manager, will join us to discuss nutrition, menu selection, and making healthy choices.
Food Services Handout
PTC Meeting Discussion Notes
October 25, 2012 7:30-9:00 pm Location: Performance Center
Topic: A discussion of MCAS results and changes with Emily Gaberman.
Student Assessment Presentation
November 15, 2012 8:30-10:00 am Location: Media Center
Topic: Meet the Broadmeadow Specialists that your child spends time with each week.
Overview of Presentation
Visual Arts at Broadmeadow - an art gallery
Physical Education Benchmarks
Media/Technology Standards Grades K-2
Media/Technology Standards Grades 3-5
Music at Broadmeadow
January 23, 2013 7:30-9:00 pm Location: Media Center
Topic: A discussion of child safety and internet safety topics with Martha Wells, Broadmeadow's Technology Center teacher and Gail Sommer and Caren Nemtzow from the Child Assault Prevention Program.
PTC Internet Safety FAQ and Resources
PTC Discussion Notes
February 13, 2013 8:30-10:00 am Location: Media Center
Topic: An overview of the changing K-5 science curriculum by Mary Rizzuto, Director of the Needham Science Center and a conversation about Needham Schools with Dan Gutekanst, Needham Public Schools Superintendent.
Science Center Brochure
PTC Discussion Notes
March 13, 2013 7:30-9:00 pm Location: Media Center
Topic: An overview of Social/Emotional Learning at Broadmeadow including Responsive Classroom and Second Step/ Steps to Respect by Lisa Garsh, Broadmeadow 2nd Grade Teacher and Laurie Blakely and Pamela Rosin, Broadmeadow Guidance Counselors.
Video Overview of Responsive Classroom
Responsive Classroom Handout
Social/Emotional Learning Presentation
Needham Public Schools Bullying Terminology
Common Mistakes Brochure
What to do if your child is being bullied
School Confidentially Brochure
May 29, 2013 7:00-8:00 pm Location: Media Center
Topic: Meet our new Broadmeadow Math Specialist, Elizabeth Heins, find out about the evolution of our math program, Think Math, and get some tips for homework strategies and how you can help your child. With the help of our 4th grade teacher, Amy Flax, and some 4th grade students, you will see how hands-on math activities model math concepts and build on each other over the years.
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