School Readiness Council

Meeting Information
September -June on the first Wednesday of each month from 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm at the Board of Education-129 Church Street (Auditorium)  

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Mission Statement
Mobilize as a community to development and oversee new programs and embellish existing programs in order to provide all preschool children and their families, regardless of income and special needs, the necessary requirements and resources that will allow for the successful growth, education and emotional development.

Regular Members

NameOrganization
Dr. Catherine CarboneSuperintendent, Board of Education
Kristen PeckBoard of Education
Azra RedzicBoard of Education
Catherine PlourdeBristol/Burlington Health District
Peter KelleyCity Council
Karen LombardiWomen Infant and Children (WIC)
Donna OsuchUnited Way
Amanda SawyerParent & Child Center, Bristol Hospital
Linda RichFamily Resource Centers
Valerie PelletierHead Start
Valerie TonerBristol Public Library
Joyce VoisineTunxis Community College
Pam TestaSchool Readiness Community Programs
Alyssa McGheeWheeler Clinic
Dr. Susan Adeife LeePhysician
Maureen EatonRetired Community Representative
 Brenda MooreBristol Housing Authority
Jennifer St. JohnParent
Ronetta StokesKith and Kin Provider
Cecilia GarrayThe McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children Rep.
Donna KoserBECA Representative
Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu
Ex-Officio Member

School Readiness Committees

Health Committee

MEETING DATES:
September -June, First Tuesday of each month, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Senior Center, 240 Stafford Avenue, Room 101

Chairperson:
Catherine Plourde, BSN, RN
860-584-7682 catherineplourde@bristolct.gov

MISSION:
To promote awareness and education of healthier eating, healthier lifestyle , for a healthier community.

GOAL:
The main focus of this committee is to bring awareness and prevention of childhood obesity.

MEMBERS:
Donna Koser, Amanda Sawyer, Kate Kerchaert, Kristen Peck, Patty Tomascak, Gail Zimmerman, MaryLou Grendziszewski, Lisa Menillo, Cathy Mieczkowski, Jessie Caetano, Valerie Toner, Mary-Alice Petrucelli-Timek. 

Infant and Toddler committee

MEETING DATES:
September - June, Fourth Tuesday of the month, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, BPCCC 291 Burlington Avenue, Conference Room

Chairperson:
Amanda Sawyer, asawyer@bristolhospital.org

GOALS:
Support creation of developmentally appropriate non-competitive  activities for very young children. Focus on new mothers in the community and provide education/information and support (including maternal depression screening).

MEMBERS:
Lauren Kittle, Donna Koser, Tracy Krasinski, Christine Marschall, Mary-Alice Petrucelli-Timek.

Transition To Kindergarten Committee

MEETING DATES:
September - June, Second Monday of the month, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, South Side School, 21 Tuttle Rd. Conference Room

Co-Chairpersons:
Donna Osuch 860-582-9559 ext. 401   dosuch@uwwestcentralct.org
Mary-Alice Petrucelli-Timek  860-584-7812 ext 451248   maryalicepetrucellitimek@bristolct.gov

GOALS: 
To make transition to Kindergarten as seamless as possible for families and children to make getting ready for kindergarten a community investment.

MEMBERS:
Kristen Peck, Linda Rich, Maria Calabro, Marilyn Lobaczewski, Laura McGill, Megan Lombardi, Paula Lodovico, Jennifer St. John, Stacy Rivoira, Susan Peck, Valerie Toner, Kelly Beruit, Collen Kelly, Jessica Dumont, Alyssa Gokey, Jasmin Autunno, Barbara Tedesco, Bryan Cistulli, Dave Huber, Donna Koser, Doreen Stickney, Erin Sexton, Jennifer McCaffrey, Joyce Voisine, Kathryn Tanner