Ashleigh O’Brien

Intro
Welcome! My name is Ashleigh O’Brien and I am from Bedford, Massachusetts. This year will be my fifth year working at CCCBSD after graduating from Coastal Carolina University in 2013. I am currently enrolled at Gordon College to receive a degree in moderate disabilities. My educational interests include assistive technology, real world modeling, adaptive communication and behavior. We can’t wait for this upcoming year!
About the Class

Our classroom consists of myself and two devoted paraprofessionals: Kiara Kauler and Helen Amore. Our class includes four students grades 10-12+ with the focus on vocational and transitional skills, as well as curriculum based academics.

Curriculum
This year all subjects are integrated throughout each unit, each quarter. 
 
Quarter 1: All About Me
Health: Personal and community health
Literature: Taking Flight by Michaela DePrince and Ballerina Dreams
 
Quarter 2: Living, Learning and Working Together
Literature: Taking Flight by Michaela DePrince and Ballerina Dreams
 
Quarter 3: Helping in the Community
 
Quarter 4: Space
 
Specials Schedule:
 
APE: Monday @ 11:30am
Art: Tuesday @ 11:30am
Breakfast Cafe: Wednesday @ 9:30am
Music: Thursday @ 11:30am
Snack Shop: Friday @ 1:45pm
Special Events

Community Outings

9/14: Stop and Shop

9/21: Abilities Expo in Boston

9/27: What’s Brewin’ to River House

10/4: Topsfield Fair

10/12: Apple Picking

10/19: Beverly Library

Here are some important dates for this school year:

September 5th: first day back to school

September 10th: Rosh Hashanah—No School

September 13th: Parent Open House (5:00-6:00 PM)

September 19th: Yom Kippur–No School

October 8th: Columbus Day—No School

October 17th: First term ends

November 12th: Veterans Day—No School

November 15th: Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

November 21st: Early Release @ 12:40

November 22nd-25th: Thanksgiving Break

December 22nd-31st: Winter Break

January 1st: New Year’s—No School

January 8th: The 100th Day of School

January 21st: Martin Luther King Day—No School

February 16th-24th: February Break

March 15th: Early Release for students at 12:40 (Professional Day for staff)

April 13th-21st: Spring Break

May 3rd: Star Student Café

May 27th: Memorial Day—No School

June 19th: Last Day of School (if there are no snow days)

June 27th: Last Day of School (with 6 snow days)

Needs/Wish List

We are always in need of:

  • Lamination sheets