BLUEBERRY HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

275 BLUEBERRY HILL ROAD | LONGMEADOW | MASSACHUSETTS | 01106 P 413-565-4280 | F 413-565-4283

“Our mission is to ensure that all students excel in learning, succeed in life, and enrich our community.”

"All students, regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness, have equal access to the general education program and the full range of any occupational or vocational programs offered by the district."

SCHOOL HOURS

8:30 AM - 2:45 PM

TO REPORT AN ABSENCE

PLEASE CALL 413-565-4280

SUMMER HOURS

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Talking to Children About Violence

Posted January 7, 2021

Good Morning LPS Community,

I wanted to pass along this resource from the National Association of School Psychologists that we have too often relied on when our nation has faced senseless violence that can frighten, confuse or worry children. I hope our educators and families find it helpful as we process yesterday's events in Washington D.C. and work together as a community to reassure children, answer their questions and provide them with a healthy sense of safety and security.

Have a peaceful day,

Marty O'Shea

Superintendent of Schools




Parent Teacher Conferences

Posted December 8, 2020

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, December 9th, is another day for parent/teacher conferences. As a result, tomorrow will be a day of asynchronous learning for students in grades K-5. There will be no in-person learning for our students tomorrow.


Get Outside!

Posted December 7, 2020

Check out these great resources to help get kids outside. Thanks to our School Adjustment Counselors from Wolf Swamp and Blueberry Hill!


Indoor and Outdoor Options from Tufts Medical Center


15 Indoor and Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids from Healthline.com




Mental Health is a Family Journey

Posted November 23, 2020

COVID-19 is putting incredible pressure on families. You might be noticing your child is struggling in new ways, or that old problems are getting worse. Should you worry about your child’s behavioral health? This website, handhold.org, will help you figure that out.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Becoming an Antiracist

Posted July 7, 2020

It is important that we, educators and parents, talk with children about race, racism, and the history of racial oppression in the United States. These are not easy conversations to have but this does not mean we do not have them. We hope these articles help jump start the discussion. By no means is this list exhaustive, but other things you can do to start and continue the discussion about race and racism include: diversify your bookshelf (look for stories featuring and written by people of color), seek out media created by people of color (movies, music, etc), build news literacy (talk with your children about what kinds of stories get the most attention? How are language and images used differently to depict people and incidents depending on the news outlet), and do not forget to reflect on your own beliefs and biases, do your research, and acknowledge what you do not know while reassuring your child you will look into it and learn together with your child.

From Pretty Good Design

From The National Museum of African American History and Culture

From the American School Counselor Association, Race and Equity Resources

From CommonSenseMedia

2019 DESE Report Card for Blueberry Hill School

Posted January 30, 2020

Click Here for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 2019 for Blueberry Hill.


Blueberry Hill School Improvement Plan

Posted December 20, 2019

At Blueberry Hill Elementary School, we believe that every child can and will succeed. Through our District vision of “Eyes on the child, learning”, we strive to create an environment that values the individual needs of each student. By creating a caring, creative, and safe learning environment, we promote confidence in our students to reach their highest academic, social and emotional potential.

To read the 2019-20 BHS School Improvement Plan, click here.

To see a listing of School Council Committee members, click here.