SUMMER AND FALL REGISTRATION – Registration for the Summer Enrichment Camp and the September sessions will be open to the general public after Wednesday, March 2nd. If you have not already done so, please return the registration forms. Thank you.
SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAMP – Summer Camp is open to all students on a part-time or full time basis depending on availability. Children may attend for as little as four weeks or for the entire summer. Summer Enrichment Camp activities include the sprinkler, water table, field trips, arts & crafts, T-shirt/hat painting, cake decorating, make-your-own sundaes, cookout, creative storytelling, the Red Sox, the Olympics, games and music.
SNOW DAY REMINDER – As stated in the Parent Handbook and in previous newsletters: If the Woburn Public Schools are closed or have a delay in opening because of bad weather, Little Folks will have a one hour delay in opening. We will open at 8:00 AM (providing that teachers are able to travel). Call the school after 6 AM for an updated report on a snow delay.
PARENT – TEACHER CONFERENCES – Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, March 29th at 6PM. All parents are invited to visit the school and meet with your child’s teachers to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you.
COMMUNITY HELPERS – Any parents who would like to volunteer to visit with the students and talk about their occupations or hobbies are welcome to do so.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION – Kindergarten registration for the Woburn Public Schools will be held during the month of March at the following dates and times:
- Altavesta: (781-937-8235) March 6 & 7, 2018.
- Goodyear: (781-937-8236) March 6, 2018.
- Hurld: (781-937-8238) March 7, 2018.
- Linscott: (781-937-8239) March 13, 2018.
- Malcolm White: (781-937-8242) March 8 & 22, 2018.
- Reeves: (781-937-8240) March 5 & 12, 2018.
- Shamrock: (781-937-8241) March 22, 2018.
- Wyman: (781-937-8234) March 13, 2018.
Please schedule with your school’s office for a time that day to come to the school and register your child. At that time your child will meet with a member of the staff to complete a Kindergarten Screening.
Parents of children who do not live in Woburn should contact their local school administration office for the registration dates in their towns. In Woburn, Burlington, Reading, Stoneham and Winchester, children must be 5 years old before September 1, 2018 in order to enter public Kindergarten in September, 2018. Appointments are required to register children for kindergarten. Parents should contact their school for an appointment.
BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION – Keep clipping those box-tops and labels! Send them into school! Thank you to all who have been participating!
HEALTH RECORDS – All students are required to have an up-to-date immunization record and physical form on file at the school. All students are required to have the hepatitis B vaccine. This consists of 3 doses which should be started before the child enters school. Children are also now required to receive the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine before entering school or child care. When your child’s physical expires, you will receive a notice to have it updated at once.
PRE-KINDERGARTEN – MRS. DONAGHEY, MRS. DRAPEAU & MS ANA
Hello, March! Everyone had an enjoyable time at our Valentine Parties! The children had lots of fun decorating their Valentine bags and making a card for that special someone. Thank you to all who sent in goodies for our parties! We also celebrated Chinese New Year. It lasts for fifteen days, red is the lucky color, and there is a parade at the end of the celebration with lanterns and a dragon. The children did a great job making their lanterns and dragons. We entertained the preschool class with our version of the dragon dance. Gung Hay Fat Choy! (Happy New Year!)
Our topic of discussion this past month was the Five Senses. So far, we have covered the senses of: touch, taste and hearing. The children learned that each sense sends a message to our brain. Did you know that we touch with our skin? The nerve endings under our skin let us know if we are touching something soft, hard, smooth, cold or warm. For those of you who do not know, those bumps on your tongue are called taste buds. Each part of our tongue is used to taste a particular type of flavor. Ask your child what part of the tongue is used for sweet & salty – tip; sour – sides; and bitter – back. Did you know that our ears are shaped like a baseball glove to catch the sounds? There are three parts to our ear – outer, inner and middle. The children also learned that some people cannot hear and they use their hands to talk (sign Language). Ask your child to show you the sign for the following words: thank you, Dad, Mom, and I love you.
Some of the books we read this month: The Five Senses; Stella; The Big Snowball Fight; and The Stranger in the Woods.
In like a lion, out like a lamb – that’s the month of March! We will finish the Five Senses and learn about different types of Transportation.
ACADEMICS: Shape-Heagon; Color – Black; Number – 8, Letters – Uu, Vv, Ww, and Xx. We will continue to review all letters and numbers and we will start writing our last names.
ART PROJECTS: Shamrocks, Rainbows, leprechauns, Easter bags, baskets, chicks and eggs.
PRESCHOOL – MS. SARAH, MRS. LILLEY and MS STEPHANIE
The windy month of March has blown in once again. February went by so fast! We had a blast learning about, and celebrating, Valentine’s Day. Everyone had such a good time at the parties. Thanks to all of you who brought in goodies. We were very busy decorating our room for Valentine’s Day – it looks so festive! We made ladybugs out of hearts, decorated Valentine Bags, decorated hearts, painted hearts, made snowflakes with hearts and penguins.
The color of the month was pink and the shape was the heart. We learned the letters Hh for Heart and Nn for Night. We are excited about St. Patrick’s Day. We will learn all about this special day. The teachers have so many projects planned: pots of gold, shamrock prints using cookie cutters, rainbows, festive hats, and shamrocks. We will continue our unit on Space.
The color for the month of March is black and the shape is the diamond. We will be practicing cutting with our scissors on a regular basis, as this month cutting with scissors will be formally introduced. Tracing will continue as will work on recognizing the letters of the alphabet and our shapes. We are excited to see if that crafty leprechaun leaves us a pot of “gold” – chocolate coins.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy the windy month!