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Friday, January 8, 2021
BEST Announcements
Cohort K Informational Session
Thursday, January 14 @ 6:00 pm

Kindergarten Families are invited to attend a Cohort K Information Session via Zoom. Links were sent in an email from Davis school this week. If you have any questions, please contact Tami Heywood in the Davis office.
Open Job Position: School Crossing Guard

The Town of Bedford is seeking a School Crossing Guard for the 2020-2021 school year.  The School Crossing Guard is appointed by the Chief of Police and is responsible for directing traffic at assigned school crossings in such a manner as to fully protect the safety of the school children, while at the same time providing for the orderly and safe movement of vehicular traffic.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of applicable Federal, State and Local laws, codes and regulations; Department regulations, policies, and procedures; school schedules for the Bedford Public Schools; and procedures for directing traffic.  Ability to work outside in a variety of weather and temperatures is a must.  

Requirements for the job include a high school diploma or G.E.D., as well as training and certification in CPR and First Responder.   We will provide continuing certifications in both CPR and First Responder.

The typical hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a starting salary of $20.66-$23.50 per hour, depending upon experience.  The position is not eligible for benefits.  Times are subject to minor changes due to school scheduling.

Application for employment may be downloaded at: https://www.bedfordma.gov/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities 

Please note that the Town of Bedford job application must be completed regardless of whether a resume is submitted.

Please send resume, application, and letter of interest to: Colleen Doyle, Town of Bedford, 10 Mudge Way or via email: humanresources@bedfordma.gov or fax: (781) 275-6310.

Davis, Lane, & District Info
NEW Food Services Website
Download the Updated District Calendar
Davis School Website
Lane School Website
Aspen
Counseling Dept Website
BEST Website
BEST Welcome Brochure
Support Our Schools
Community
Visit our Registration Page to Sign Up Today!

Sign up your child before 2/14 to get the early bird discount!

The Spring season is scheduled to begin the week of 4/26/21, with player evaluations for some leagues on 3/28/21. Registration is open to Bedford and Hanscom Airforce Base residents in grades K+.

Parents, we are also looking for volunteers to be on the BBRBS Board. If you are interested in learning more about opportunities to help out, please contact BBRBS President, Paul Schuman at PMSchuman@sgh.com. While registering your child, don’t forget to sign up as a volunteer for the Spring season too! We need Managers, Coaches, Scorekeepers, and other volunteers!


Questions about the upcoming Baseball and Softball seasons?  Please contact BBRBS President, Paul Schuman

Questions about Registration? Please contact BBRBS Player Agent, Nina Tate

Register for Spring Baseball and Softball
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance
Monday, January 18
9:30 am

An award-winning University of Massachusetts Lowell historian will keynote Bedford Embraces Diversity’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day community observance, planned for Monday morning, Jan. 18, 2021, on Zoom.

Dr. Elizabeth Herbin-Triant, associate professor of history, plans to speak on one of her research concentrations: residential segregation, and why it has persisted.

Also featured at the event will be vocalist Aniyah Certain, a Bedford High School senior, whose selections will include familiar inspirational music. There will also be a tribute to those killed in 2020.

A link to the commemoration will be provided to those who register by writing bedfordembracesdiversity@gmail.com. The formal program will begin at 9:30 a.m.; the meeting will open at 9.  This event will also be recorded by Bedford TV.

Prof. Herbin-Triant, a past winner of the UMass Lowell History Department’s Teaching Award, recently completed a research fellowship from the Massachusetts Historical Society and has received a three-year Donahue Fellowship in Humanities Ethics. Her current book project examines antebellum Lowell's textile factory owners' support for slavery alongside the growing abolitionist sentiment in the city.

Bedford Embraces Diversity was formed in 2014 in response to local incidents of antisemitism. The grass-roots group’s belief is that inclusion and acceptance should be extended to all residents, regardless of race, religion, disability, lifestyle, gender orientation, military, or cultural status.
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Project
January 9-24
 
As part of our MLK Jr. Day observance, Bedford Embraces Diversity will be holding a donation drive to support the Bedford Emergency Response Food Bank, which provides for about 100 households a week, and is always in need of items that aren't available through the Greater Boston Food Bank or other donors. Items on this list include: disinfectant and cleaning supplies; dish and laundry detergent; toilet paper; paper towels; diapers and baby wipes; shampoo and conditioner; toothbrushes and toothpaste; soap, menstruation products; shaving cream and razors; socks; handwarmers; Swiss safe emergency mylar blankets; manual can opener with tapper; mini flashlights with batteries included. Youth and Family Services also accepts gift cards to distribute to residents in need throughout the year.

There will be a collection box in the driveway (by the garage doors) at 2 Sunset Road from January 9-24. The box will be closely monitored and emptied frequently so donated items will be safe.

In addition, Bedford Youth and Family Services has an Amazon wishlist where you can purchase items and have them sent directly to their office.

Thank you for your help during these tough times.
 

Looking for Girl Scout Cookies?   

Due to COVID-19 Girl Scouts are not permitted to do in-person delivery of cookies or in-person cookie booths at this time.  However, you can order cookies online from your favorite Bedford troop by visiting the Bedford Girl Scouts online cookie ordering website: 

https://sites.google.com/view/bedfordhanscomgirlscouts/cookie-links 

All cookies will be directly shipped (and if you order 6 or more boxes you save 50% on shipping). You may also use the website to donate cookies to the Boston Food Bank and Hanscom AFB.   

Your support helps the girls raise funds to support their activities, higher awards, travel, and the Bedford Hanscom Girl Scout Scholarship fund! 

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MCC is hosting a virtual MLK Day Celebration on Monday January 18, 2021 at 1pm. 

As part of the celebration the Living the Dream Partners are looking to celebrate those in our community who seek to end racial injustice and work towards peace, unity, and diversity. 

If you would like to nominate a community member, please download the nomination form, and submit the completed form by email or mail to: Living The Dream Celebration Nomination, c/o Middlesex Community College, Attn: Donna Corbin, 33 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA 01852, corbind@middlesex.mass.edu.
Nomination Form
Bedford Recreation Department Winter Programs

Registration is open for winter programs. There are many virtual programs for both youth and adults to keep you engaged during the long winter ahead. Learn something new, stay active, or maybe you are looking for a unique gift for the holidays! 

Please note that the winter brochure will not be printed because it will be dynamic, changing as necessary to respond to safety guidelines for our community.  For more information, please see our website at www.bedfordrecreation.org.
View Brochures
Register

Mental Health and Wellness Helpline - FREE for Bedford Residents

The William James INTERFACE Referral Service, offered through our Freedman Center, is a mental health and wellness referral Helpline available Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm, at 888-244-6843 (toll free). This is a free, confidential referral service for residents of participating communities. Bedford is one of these participating communities.

Callers from these participating communities are matched with licensed mental health providers from our extensive database, on average, within 2 weeks of their call to INTERFACE. Each referral best meets the location, insurance, and specialty needs of the caller.

To learn more visit Interface.WilliamJames.edu or our FB page https://www.facebook.com/INTERFACEReferralService

The Bedford Food Bank at Town Center Building

Thursdays, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We will be distributing bags from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM at 12 Mudge Way (the Yellow building), rear entrance by the CoA. If you are in need of food before 12/31 call 781-275-7727 or email bedfordfoodbank@bedforma.gov.

Due to the generosity of our many partners, donors, and volunteers, we are able to serve all residents who are in need of food assistance. If you are in need of food, even temporarily, please come to the Drive-Thru Food Band on Thursdays, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, or call 781-275-7727. No registration is required!

To learn more about this initiative, or how you can help, visit www.bedfordma.gov/BedfordFoodBank
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Holly Munsie
, President  -  Nina Tate, Senior Vice President  -  Charlene Dunn, Vice President, Davis  -  Elizabeth Berner, Vice President, Lane  -  Carey Sclafini, Treasurer  -  JeaNa Agen, Assistant Treasurer  -  Leslie Savoy, Preschool Liaison  -  Melissa Brandt, Kelley Dadah, Coreen Garrett, Shannon Gilbertson, Rachel Mark, Christie Martin, Members-at-Large
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