Patricia L. Buell

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 Superintendent of Schools


Dear Families and Staff,                                                                     

I am very excited to begin a new school year!  The start of a new school year signals new possibilities, adventures and new learning! I hope that parents, students and staff are as excited as I am, as I anxiously await for the first day of school!  Today is Kindergarten Camp and we are seeing smiles, excitement and dedicated staff who are ensuring that our students and families feel welcome!  If you were not able to attend, don't worry, we will be excited to see you on the first day!  We have had many tours for new students all summer!  

This summer has been filled with summer activities including summer school, tutoring, parks and recreation summer camp and LOTS of cleaning and preparing the halls and classrooms.  Teachers have spent hours in their classrooms getting ready for the first day and making sure that students have what they need to be successful!  What we really need is the love of children and the love of learning!  When we bring those things together we will create a meaningful academic school year!  Administrators have worked many hours to be sure that we have excellent teachers, staff, curriculum and materials to start the school year!  We are ready!

There are a couple of projects that are happening across our buildings too!  The BMS Fitness Course installation is underway and should be open by the middle of September.  These are the first couple of stations but will add some fun to our middle school recess and the evenings and weekend events at the school.  We have begun to clean up and use the former Brooklyn Teen Center on Tiffany Street as a sight where we can offer extra help, resources (clothing and food: donations are accepted at either school for distribution) to families and a place where our community can meet with teachers or social workers from the district.  *More to come on this! We have new furnaces being installed at both BES and BMS!  This is a much needed project that was supported by the Brooklyn community through the budget process.  After a recent lightning strike, we have experienced more phone challenges.  I am hopeful that we will have our new phone systems installed by October!  

The Brooklyn bus information can be found on our website under District Information/Transportation and our guidance about COVID and Continuity of Services Plan can be found under Announcements/COVID.  We are happy to be returning to a "more typical" school year with some mitigation strategies!  

The Brooklyn Board of Education is committed to ensuring that our schools achieves their mission to foster a drive for learning within each student to reach his/her greatest potential.  To achieve tis mission, the school will continually improve its educational programs and services to meet this community's expectations for quality education for all.  The Board of Education meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM.  

I want to close by wishing each of you a wonderful school year!  It is my honor and pleasure to serve the students, families, staff and community of Brooklyn!  This is an amazing district and I am proud to be a part of it.  Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need to share information or ask any questions.  I can be reached at 860-774-9732 or [email protected].

Sincerely,  Patricia L. Buell, Superintendent 


Budget information can be found on the
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Students K-8 attend the Brooklyn Public Schools!  Students in Grades 9-12 attend one of our two designated high schools, Woodstock Academy or Killingly Public Schools. 
I use our Facebook page to share observations and celebrations!  There is so much to celebrate and so many students, staff and community members to thank and highlight!  I hope that you take the time to look at the FB Page!  If you have something that you think should be highlighted, please let me know!  

If you are looking for "announcements" they can be found on the announcements tab.  This tab will include school cancellations or delays as well as the budget documents that are currently in progress.

Please feel free to send me emails if you have questions, concerns or compliments!   You can also call me at (860) 774-9732 extension 1.  

If you are a parent or community member who has not visited
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yet please do!  or don't know a lot about the Brooklyn Public Schools, you have a treat in store!  There are many wonderful things about the Brooklyn Public Schools. If you are a parent of a young child who will be coming to school soon, congratulations, this is a wonderful community and school district. It is my pleasure to serve the students, staff and families of Brooklyn.


Patricia L. Buell


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