Good Morning, Reading Public School Community,
This is a very sad time for the Birch Meadow community and the entire Reading community as we mourn in the the passing of Mrs. Jolene Tewksbury, Grade 4 Teacher at Birch Meadow School. Our thoughts go out to the Tewksbury family and the Birch Meadow Community during this time of sadness.
In addition to the services that will be held for Jolene today and tomorrow., we want to give families and students a chance to share their remembrances and honor Mrs. Tewksbury. For this reason, two open houses have been scheduled at Birch Meadow School. These are on:
Tuesday, July 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 18 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
At these open houses there will be a place to leave cards and letters for Mrs. Tewksbury’s family and to make cards and letters. These will be delivered to her family home. There will be a condolence book and the PTO is making flower ribbon pins for us to wear as a remembrance of Mrs. Tewksbury.
Counselors will be available at the open houses to provide support for children. In addition, support will be available for parents who may be concerned about their children or want to ask questions about how to talk with children about death and grief.
During the year, we will continue to find ways to honor and remember Mrs. Tewksbury. If the school or the district can do anything to support you or your family at this time, please do not hesitate to contact us at 781-944-2335 (Birch Meadow) or 781-944-5800 (Reading Public Schools Administration Offices).