Dear Muddy Brook Families, 

Today we are sending home progress reports to inform parents and families about their children's growth in the first half of the year.  These reports will come home in student backpacks and will include progress information about all aspects of your child's life at school.  You'll find a letter from me at the beginning of the progress report that I hope will provide some orientation of our report cards and what our marks represent.  

Before sending them home, Ms. Thompson and I try to read as many progress reports as we can to better understand our students' successes and challenges.  Reflecting on what I have read, I am proud of our the effort in this first half of the year as students have become stronger readers, writers, artists and mathematicians.  I am also proud of their personal growth as responsible school citizens and caring community members.  

I would like to thank the Muddy Brook faculty for their thoughtful and complete work on this term's progress reports.  I would also like to thank our school secretary, Christine Kelly, for coordinating the collection, translation and distribution of progress reports.  We had a tighter timeline this term, and it was a big job.  

I wish you a restful weekend.
Timothy Lee, Principal

What works?
Parent Discussion Group:
Wednesday January 30th
8:15 – 9:15am, Room 301

As parents and grandparents, we’ve learned a few things along the way!!  Come share parenting tips about what works well and things we’re still learning along the journey!!  None of us are experts, but we all have something to offer – please join me and share your ideas or simply listen in!   -- Melinda Olds
When you arrive at the school, please sign in at the front office and put on a visitor badge. Walk up the stairs to the third floor. Room 301 is at the top of the stairs.


Free English Classes

Berkshire Community College offers a FREE English for Speakers of Other Languages Program to adults. The classes run from September through April and can be started whenever there is an opening. We offer three levels of classes; beginner, intermediate and advanced. We offer classes in Great Barrington (at BCC) from 9 am to noon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and classes at the Lee High School from 6 pm to 9 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.  This is an opportunity for students to improve their English, be part of a supportive community, and work on their future goals. For more information, contact Ana Suffish, or  413-236-5260. Ana speaks Spanish and English.

Clases de Inglés, Gratis

Berkshire Community College ofrece un programa de inglés gratuito para adultos hablantes de otros idiomas. Las clases se ejecutan de septiembre a abril y se pueden iniciar en cualquier momento siempre que haya cupo. Ofrecemos tres niveles de inglés; principiante, intermedio y avanzado.Ofrecemos clases in Gret Barrington (en BCC) en la mañana de 9 am al medio dia, martes y miercoles. Tambien ofrecemos clases en la noche en la Escuela Secundaria de Lee, de 6 pm a 9 pm, los martes y miercoles.  Esta es una oportunidad para que los estudiantes mejoren su inglés, sean parte de una comunidad de apoyo y trabajen en sus metas futuras.  Para obtener mas informción, comuniquese con Ana Suffish al email o al telefono 413-236-5260. Ana habla español e inglés.

Free Tutors to Learn English

The Literacy Network of South Berkshire provides free, individualized, one-on-one instruction to adult learners, both immigrant and U.S. -born, in reading, high-school equivalency test preparation, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and citizenship test preparation.  Our professional staff and trained team of volunteer tutors also offers generalized educational support and promotes access to a network of community resources through the power of literacy, education and advocacy. Our students and tutors usually meet for a minimum of one hour per week at a public location, such as the Lee Library, the Mason Library, or the BCC in Great Barrington.  For further information, please contact:  Susan Borek, Education Coordinator,  413-243-0471,

Tutores para aprender ingles, gratis

Literacy Network of South Berkshire proporciona instrucción individual, individualizada y gratuita a los estudiantes adultos, tanto inmigrantes como norteamericanos, en lectura, preparación para exámenes de equivalencia de escuela secundaria, Inglés para hablantes de otros idiomas y preparación de la prueba de ciudadania. Nuestro personal profesional y equipo capacitado de tutores voluntarios también ofrece apoyo educativo generalizado y promueve el acceso a una red de recursos comunitarios a través del poder de la alfabetización, la educación y la abogacía.  Nuestros estudiantes y tutores generalmente se reúnen por un mínimo de una hora por semana en un lugar público, como las bibliotecas en Lee o Great Barrington, o el BCC en Great Barrington. Para más información, póngase en contacto con: Susan Borek, Coordinadora de educación, 413-243-0471,

Becky Meier, Community Planner
Adult Learning Program
Berkshire Community College/South County Center
343 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230
BCC: 413-236-5250
Mobile: 518-929-4664

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religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness.

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