Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Director Bob Leupold unsure where the blame goes for the latest undercooked chicken incident at Noyes Elementary School.
UPDATED: 3:15 P.M. Sudbury Board of Health Director Bob Leupold says Sudbury Public Schools is "ahead of the curve" when it comes to its cafeterias. An outside consultant makes monthly visits to ensure everything is up to par, something most school districts don't have, he said. And because of this, Leupold is scratching his head today after a report of undercooked chicken being served at Noyes Elementary School surfaced yesterday. "It's hard to believe this happened again after last year," he says. The same incident happened at Noyes and Nixon Elementary School a year ago, and Superintendent Anne Wilson changed the food service provider from Chartwells to Whitsons. Leupold says he was contacted shortly after the report of the latest …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Students at Noyes Elementary received the food.
UPDATED: 6:07 P.M Parent reports of students at Noyes Elementary School being served undercooked chicken surfaced mid-afternoon on Monday, and a release by Principal Annette Doyle confirmed the report. According to the release, fourth-grade students were served undercooked popcorn chicken "unintentionally." "The kitchen staff recognized that the chicken was undercooked and took immediate action to remove the chicken from serving line," Doyle said in the release. "We will follow all protocols and procedures and take appropriate action," Superintendent Anne Wilson said in an email to Sudbury Patch. "Parents of children who may have been impacted were contacted directly by Mrs. Doyle." "I was informed of the error and initiated an …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Noyes Principal Annette Doyle tells the Sudbury Public Schools Committee that the school is still thriving and doing well, following a period of controversy earlier this year.
Noyes Elementary School enjoys a school culture of warmth, according to school officials and Parent-Teacher Organization members who presented the Sudbury Public Schools Committee with a “State Of The School” address at its Wednesday night meeting, which was held at Noyes. “I would argue that Noyes in one of the most warm and welcoming places. You always get a smile, even if the person doesn’t know you. To us, that is really special,” said Lisa Valensi, co-chair of the Noyes PTO. While not mentioning the subject directly, Noyes Principal Annette Doyle made subtle references to a controversy that erupted at the school this spring, when longtime first-grade teacher Janice Donahue was dismissed. The abrupt dismissal of the well-known teacher …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Lt. Robert Grady said a man walking in the vicinity of the elementary school on Thursday was looking for his car.
(UPDATED: 11:08 A.M.) Noyes Elementary students were kept inside the school yesterday for a short time around dismissal time after an unknown person was seen walking around the campus, but the Sudbury Police Department said the person did not pose a threat. In an email forwarded to Sudbury Patch, Noyes Principal Annette Doyle wrote to parents: "This afternoon at dismissal time, an unknown young man was seen near the Parent Pick-Up area. He did not approach any children or staff. I asked him to leave campus since students were still present and he began to leave. When it took a while for him to locate his car, I contacted the Sudbury Police Department who responded immediately. They assisted him in finding his car and told me that they did …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Fifth-grade teacher Michelle Archambault recognized Monday as a Massachusetts Teacher of the Year semifinalist.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Michelle Archambault's statement: "I believe that students' educational attainment should not be restricted by individual differences. While holding high expectations for each student, I use differentiated instruction to address individual differences regarding abilities, needs, and goals. I am a strong advocate of flexible grouping in math. This approach is a response to the fact within any grade level, there is a wide range of math abilities. In this model, I am not asking students to fit into a certain class, but designing groups based on student needs. The goal of each flexible group will target specific mathematical needs to ensure that all students master the essentials of each math unit."
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Parents of Noyes Elementary School Room 15 say Sudbury Public Schools Committee mishandled the Janice Donahue incident.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
As parents of children in Peter Noyes Room 15, we can't help but feel disappointment with how the school administration has handled the reporting of a May 4 incident that ultimately led to the removal of our children's teacher, Mrs. Janice Donahue. We would like the wider community to be knowledgeable about our concerns and support Sudbury’s students by attending this Wednesday’s Sudbury School Committee (SSC) meeting at 8:30 p.m. in the Sudbury Senior Center on Fairbanks Road. Given the effect Mrs. J’s removal has had on our children, we have searched for some reason to believe her removal was in their best interest. As nothing has come to light to make us question the safety of our children in her classroom, we instead question the …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Noyes parents continue to express disapproval over handling of Janice Donahue dismissal.
After weeks of asking questions and getting no answers, parents of students from Noyes Elementary School have started a petition for the removal of Sudbury Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Anne Wilson. During the past two SPS Committee meetings, dozens of parents attended to be heard over the dismissal of first-grade teacher Janice Donahue. But despite continued expressions of frustration and anger, those questions have still gone unanswered. But both Wilson and Committee Chair Rich Robison have repeatedly said they can't comment on personnel matters. Robison also confirmed counsel had been hired. For further information on the hired counsel, click on the pdf. Parent Christine Hogan started the petition Monday night and plans to submit …
Friday, June 8, 2012
SPS Committee Chair Rich Robison confirms a lawyer has been put on retainer, but can't say for what.
After the Sudbury Public Schools Committee ended executive session on Wednesday night, numerous parents stayed at the Senior Center and continued to demand answers over the lack of communication regarding the dismissal of first-grade teacher Janice Donahue. According to parent Christine Hogan, when executive session ended after almost two hours, another parent, Jane Stevenson, asked the Committee whether private counsel had been hired. "Robison answered, 'Yes,'" Hogan told Sudbury Patch. "When Jane asked for the counsel's name, he turned to Dr. (Anne) Wilson, who said he cannot answer because it is not public record." Parents Bobby Beagan and Cindy Brindisi were also at the meeting and confirmed to Sudbury Patch the conversations between …
Friday, June 1, 2012
With the dismissal of teacher Janice Donahue still a hot topic, Sudbury Patch is wondering if Noyes parents are willing to enroll their kids in private schools.
For more than a week, the Town of Sudbury has been entrenched in the abrupt, and almost hidden, dismissal of longtime Noyes Elementary School teach Janice Donahue. Parents and students held a rally outside the offices on Sudbury Public Schools to show support for Donahue, who had a hearing that day over her tactics on breaking up a fight between two students. As her husband, Jim, said that afternoon: "Let's just say she didn't win." Residents have flooded stories on the incident with comments, questioning whether the principal (Annette Doyle), music teacher (Michael Gorgone), superintendent (Dr. Anne Wilson) and the Sudbury Public Schools Committee have acted properly over the situation. During Wednesday's committee meeting, parents voiced…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Before a gag order was put in place, the husband of Noyes teacher Janice Donahue, who lost her job on Wednesday after a 3-hour hearing with Superintendent Dr. Anne Wilson, spoke with the media.