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BPS Open House

  • Bolling Building 2300 Washington Street Roxbury, MA 02119 (map)

 "Boston Public Schools Welcomes You"
As a partner important to our district and the surrounding community, we would love to have you and your community join the upcoming Open House on Saturday, October 28 from 9AM to 5PM at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington Street, Roxbury.

We are opening our doors to give students, families, staff, and community members the opportunity to learn more about how BPS is preparing students for college, career, and life.

We are providing you with the general Open House announcement translations here - please feel free to download, print, and share with your community!

Boston Public Schools is offering FREE resources and workshops on a variety of topics. We hope you will follow the linked titles below, access a PDF flyer specific to the area in which your community is most interested.

Please RSVP in advance for workshops, and see you there!



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BPS Cares Drive to Support Families Coming from Puerto Rico to Boston

All Day

We are working to help families displaced by the most recent hurricanes. We are accepting donations of the following at the Bruce C. Bolling Building. 

  • Winter clothes & accessories
  • Outerwear
  • School Supplies



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Engineering with Boston Children's Museum

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Engaging engineering activities with Keva planks and more! 



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Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Information to inform non-college bound high school seniors about a rewarding career in contracting industry.



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Pokemon GO Video Game Activity

10:00 AM

Bring the history of Dudley Square to current and future video games created by Niantic Inc., the makers of Pokémon GO. Students and the public are invited to take a tour of historic locations around Dudley followed by a guided activity to conduct research on and write about these historic locations.



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Project Citizenship Legal Services Info Session

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come to this information session to learn if you are eligible for citizenship, the benefits of becoming a U.S. citizen for you and your family, and how you get free assistance for your application. English & Spanish.



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Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

AAUW Work Smart is designed to help you negotiate for a new job as well as for earned raises or promotions. In this two-hour workshop, you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play. 



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Federal Reserve Externship Program Info Session

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come and learn about the externship program that will provide Boston Public School educators with the opportunity to gain real-world experience through exposure to cybersecurity, the cloud, Blockchain, mobile development and other emerging technologies, by working alongside Federal Reserve Information Technology professionals. 



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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stop by and get your face painted!



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Apple - Sphero Maze Challenge

11:00 AM

Sphero Maze Challenge - Designed to spark imagination and creativity through fun, hands-on projects. Kids will explore coding with Sphero robots by programming simple movements, loops, and more. 



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Build BPS Information Session

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Learn about the latest developments in BuildBPS, the 10-year educational and facilities master plan for the Boston Public Schools. The session will include an overview of the capital funding available over the next decade to create state-of-the-art learning environments through repair, renovation, expansion, and construction projects. 



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Cash Management & Budgeting Workshop

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Come and learn about cash management and budgeting and the importance of saving versus spending,



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Homebuying 101: Introduction to Homeownership

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The one-and-a-half-hour seminar on the basics of buying a home is ideal for anyone exploring the home buying process.



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Resume Building Workshop

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

This workshop covers the overall principles of creating an effective resume. Examples will be used to highlight resumes that are clear, focused, targeted and skill oriented. Participants without a resume will receive a template, while others are welcome to compare and contrast their current resume. Everyone will be encouraged to use the provided tools to continue their resume-editing process. 



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Caricature Drawing Workshop with Artists for Humanity

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn how to caricature draw with real artists. 



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Branding and Social Media Workshop

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn to leverage your LinkedIn brand through an engaging profile. You will work within your personal account, and better understand how to navigate connections, benefits of joining groups, build community, create a strong profile, craft multiple headlines, etc. This workshop focuses on individual LinkedIn pages. 



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Apple - Coding Workshop

3:00 PM

Get Started with Coding - Swift is a powerful programming language created by Apple that’s used to build many popular apps. And, Swift Playgrounds is an app for iPad that makes coding interactive and fun for beginner coders ages 12+. 



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Sneaker Design Panel

3:00 PM

Join D’Wayne Edwards (former Jordan Brand Design Director,

founder of Pensole and creator of Laced Up) as he hosts a

panel discussion with leaders from the top footwear brands about

strategies to diversify the industry.

…and more, open all day! Other offerings include:

  • Reimagine Play Slackline and Play Space (9:00am-5:00pm)
  • LEGO and LSA Activities (9:00am-5:00pm)
  • Boston Home Center Resource Table (9:00am-5:00pm)
  • Year Up Resource Table (11:00am-3:00pm)
  • Office of Returning Citizens Resource Table
  • Community Rowing
  • Boston Centers for Youth and Families Resource Table (9:00am-2:00pm)
  • Boston After School and Beyond
  • Countdown to Kindergarten
  • BPS Office of English Language Learners
Earlier Event: October 27
Later Event: October 31