Superintendent Shadow Day
Over the next month or so I will be shadowing a teacher or teachers at each of the schools in the district. The actual schedule of my visit will be determined by the teachers in the school.
I feel that it is very important for me to experience an entire day (from arrival to dismissal) walking in the shoes of our educators and seeing how teaching and learning in the COVID world looks different than in the past. Today I was able to spend the day with Ms. Winter and the 4th grade students at the Howard School. I sat in 3 in person classes, one remote google meet class, snack, lunch, recess and powerblock. I was also able to sit with the 4th grade team of teachers to talk about how the year has been going. Thank you so much for welcoming me and it was incredibly informative and enjoyable. Ms. Winter taught lessons in Science and Social Studies. The students finished up projects on building electrical circuits (check out the pictures) and began to teach about the regions of the United States. Great job by Ms. Winter engaging the students in the classroom and remotely!! She even recorded a video of the students using their circuits and posted it on FB for the families to see. I cant wait to visit the Spring Street School, Rose L MacDonald School and the Middle/Senior High School. Thank you to all our educators who continue to work hard and do an outstanding job during this most difficult year. Wildcat PRIDE!
~ Mark Bodwell
WB Superintendent of Schools
Historical Tidbit:
Law and Order before the 1800's
in New England

Up until the early 1800's, enforcement of laws was done by individuals appointed by the church. Back then, the church was the legal authority. If one were accused of a crime such as theft, adultery, or breaking and entering, he was tried before the church elders. If he were found guilty, he was given the choice of a fine or lashes, but only after he confessed his crime to the members of the church. If it were a capital crime involving the death of a person, they were tried by the county in Plymouth. 
Following the American Revolution, the church was taken out of the law enforcement business. Over the next 40 years, the towns moved their town meetings out of the churches and into town halls. Eventually towns would build their own jails.
~ Respectfully submitted, David Moore
Town Hall

WB Public Library
Council on Aging

1st & 3rd Wednesday each month 3 - 4p
Proof of residency is the only requirement.
Spring Street School
2 Spring St, WB
Joyce Flibotte
won a $20 gift certificate to Color Street
nail polish strips from independent consultant Katie Ray.

Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products through Independent Consultant
Christine Harkins. The clean revolution.
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Getting Involved in the West Bridgewater Community & Local Government
West Bridgewater has a resident volunteer sign up sheet where you can share your skills, interests, and basic information with the town here. This is a great opportunity to become involved in the local governance of your town and give back to your community.

This page: has a more complete guide of the various roles and positions you might be interested in when filling out the volunteer form.
Dress-A- Girl Around the World drop-off of finished dresses & pick-up of new supplies.
Sunday, Feb. 7th from Noon - 1:00p at the Cole - Yeaton Senior Center
10 Wally Kruger Way, Bridgewater.
At that time we plan to have dress packets available as well as mask packets. Please let me know if you plan to be there on the 7th.
If you prefer to go to the West Bridgewater Public Library between now and the 7th with dresses or to get dress packets, please email Gail McCarthy to tell her when you plan to come and how many packets you would like.
Our packets are free. Anyone can join at any time. Do you like to sew? Help us make dresses for girls.
Please follow our lead and support our local businesses!

Gigi’s Pizza opened this week! We stopped by to pick up some food for lunch and welcome them to West Bridgewater.
(Pictured: Chris Packard picks up the station's food order from Gigi's.)

We have what you need!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater
(508) 697-0357

Try the West Bridgewater Public Library Free LibbyApp!
With the Libby App, free e-Books and e-Audiobooks are just moments away.
Download the Libby app from the App Store, Google Play Store or other places where you get your apps. Or use on your computer at:

Start off the New Year Strong with Metro South Networking!
The Metro South Network of Commerce is holding a virtual networking session Thursday, February 4th, from 10:30a - 11:30a to connect with potential customers, existing chamber members and friends in the Metro South community from the comfort and safety of your homes/work spaces. Every member attending will be asked to give a 60-second pitch (who you are, and what you do) and and then we will have an open discussion with the group. Space is limited, so please RSVP in advance. You will receive a personal email from Lexi Reinertson the morning of the webinar with the Zoom link. Please make sure to register with your correct email address.
Southern Scents
Pamper Me Love Basket Give Away
Contains: Veuve Clicquot Champagne, Champagne Flutes, Chocolates, Scented Candles, Essential Oils & Lots of Love Surprises for Your Sweetheart. Valued over $150!

To enter:   Call Southern Scents @ 617-704-0689 and be one of the first 25 customers to order a stunning designers choice valentines arrangement ($100+)  and you will be entered to also receive this "love basket" with your valentines delivery. 
IT WILL CERTAINLY BE A VALENTINES DAY TO REMEMBER! Make sure to mention "LOVE BASKET" when you place your order!
(617) 704-0689
Library Reminder
Valentine, Animal and ‘Telling Time’ Children’s Book Bundles are available at the WB Library. Just call 508 894-1255 and we will check out one to you for your child. There are quite a few Kindergarten library cards waiting to be picked up. If your child is a WB Kindergarten student, please call to set up a time to get your child’s library card. Thank you. Nanette Ryan
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Snaz up your fingernails with Color Street temporary designs! 

Tons of fun! 

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* Made in the USA 

Independent Consultant Katie Ray 
(774) 274-7492 

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The West Bridgewater Food Pantry thanks their Community
To the West Bridgewater community:

The WB Food Pantry, volunteers, and clients would like to thank you for the overwhelming support of the food pantry since the start of COVID 19.
With your support, we have been able to supply a variety of produce, dairy products (e.g., milk, eggs, yogurt, cheese) assorted frozen meats, non-perishable groceries, and other sundries. The need in our community has grown and is ongoing.
The mission of our pantry is to provide food to members of our community that need it.  It is available to all residents of West Bridgewater and the only requirement is proof of residency (such as a utility bill).
Since April 2020, the food pantry has distributed approximately 45,500 pounds of food to approximately 50 families twice per month. That represents approximately 2,700 bags of food and sundries to families in our community.
This was a difficult task and our volunteers stepped right up to make sure our curbside pick-up went smoothly.

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 Historical Tidbit Question:
If found guilty of a crime, in which you were tried before the church elders, what were your options of punishment after confessing?

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Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
On February 3, 2021 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Ridge Kelly, Janice O'Brien, Isabel O'Connell & Jacquelyn Rose
Climbing Together

Absolutely floored by Amanda Gorman's The Hill We Climb at the inauguration, I found this piece she recited at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge from February 2020. 
 I am as mesmerized by her words as by her hand motions. Her delivery is so beautiful, it's captivating. Amanda brings us a clear hopeful message of unity as she binds us all together to finish the work our founders started. Even though the below poem was written for the Boston Pops, fireworks and Independence Day, it rings true for today and everyday. "Not to look at American Democracy as something that is broken, but as something that is unfinished." 
We all have work to do. And that starts in our communities, home towns and neighborhoods. 

Thank you for all you do, dear reader, in lifting each other, and our democracy up. We move forward, together. 
"For there is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it.
If only we're brave enough to be it."
~ Amanda Gorman The Hill We Climb

I am positive, we will get there, together.
~ Jacquie

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