Perhaps you have been wondering...
Where did the Bernazzani Bear logo come from? About 13 years ago all of the elementary gym floors were replaced and each school had a student contest to design a logo...our bear was the Bernazzani winner!
Our beautiful granite entrance sign was put in place by former principal Rick Hutchinson marking the 50th anniversary of our school.
We fondly remember...
Charles Bernazzani, a devoted and well loved principal. To honor him and his sudden passing the building became his namesake in 1989.
Jane Farrell-Smith, a wonderful teacher who inspired the love of science in every student. Jane’s memorial Red Sox bench, (her favorite team), yellow “brick” path (her favorite movie) and stone with quote are the obvious tribute to her. Less obvious are the daffodils planted across the front of the school. Every child in the school was given a bulb to plant in her honor. This spring display has been enhanced by volunteers.
Michael Fiumara, a young student from our school who was tragically killed in a car accident on Furnace Brook Parkway. The flowering dogwood tree outside of Mrs. Harrington’s window was planted in Michael's memory.
Ms. Hibbard, former principal Maury Hibbard’s mother is remembered in the second flowering tree in front of the addition.
Nancy Hebert, a dedicated teacher known for bringing arts into our school. Our entrance is graced with planted urns and benches featuring her favorite quotes.
Tom Maher, a true gentle soul who served Bernazzani as a custodian and bird feeder. The “Kindergarten” birdfeeders he loved so much are his memorial.
Jennifer McManus, a lovely young student teacher. Our McManus Media Center boasts a special collection of "brave women, strong girls" books dedicated to Jennifer and added to each year by her family. The flowering tree in front of Ms. Lewy’s class windows is also grown in Jennifer’s memory.