Brewster Elementary School

126 Tuttle Road, Durham, CT 06422 | 860.349.7227

Principal's Message

 

A Message from Our Principal...



Nancy Heckler
Principal
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! This year promises to be an excellent year at Brewster School.

Brewster School houses the Contemporary Program for students in kindergarten through grade three. The Contemporary Program is a comprehensive educational program that addresses the needs of the "whole child". Cognitive, language, social/emotional, and motor skills are addressed in every classroom. Our goal is to develop self-reliant lifelong learners who excel when working independently as well as with peers in cooperative settings. The Core Ethical Values of respect, responsibility, honesty, kindness and courage are emphasized every day at Brewster School. Students are expected to demonstrate these values at all times. Students complete a number of community service projects to assist others in need.

The teachers at Brewster are both instructors and facilitators who use a multitude of instructional methods to guide and direct their students to achieve curricular goals and objectives. Curriculum and teaching strategies are differentiated to meet the learning styles and differing abilities of all our students. Students are actively engaged throughout the learning process.  Exciting materials, new programs and updated technology support instruction. Key components of the curriculum are language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health, art, music, instrumental music and physical education. Library/media skills, critical and creative thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and technology skills are applied across all curricular areas. Cultural arts programs are provided to enhance the curriculum. Assessment of each child's academic progress is ongoing and consistent. Individual teachers use a variety of formal and informal assessment measures on a regular basis to provide an ongoing picture of each student's progress.

The Contemporary Program believes that the needs of the "whole child" are best met when there is a positive partnership between home and school. Parents/guardians are an integral part of Brewster School.  Students are more successful when parents actively participate in their child's education.  Brewster strongly encourages parents and family members to volunteer in our schools. There are numerous ways parents can assist us and make a difference. Parents, members of the Brewster Parent Teacher Organization (BKPTO) and staff members work in partnership to ensure the success of every student.

The Contemporary Program holds much excitement for our students, parents, faculty and staff. Our commitment is to prepare students for the future.

Feel free to call with any questions or stop in and visit our school. I look forward to meeting you.


Nancy M. Heckler

Principal