Early Learning Center

Weekly Newsletter: 12/10/21

Upcoming Events:

December 2021

Dec. 20, 2021 Ugly Sweater Day - Wear your ugly sweater/shirt! Attire does not have to be holiday themed.

Dec. 21, 2021 Flannels and Fuzzy Socks Day - Wear your flannel apparel and fuzzy socks! Please wear fuzzy socks in shoes.

Dec. 22, 2021 Winter Wednesday - Winter wonderland, wear your favorite scarves/hats.

Dec. 23, 2021 Pajama Day - Wear your favorite TWO piece pajamas to school.

Dec. 24-31 No School - Holiday Break

ELC Open House

The Early Learning Center at

Thacher Elementary School

Virtual Open House

For New Community Peer Students 2022-2023

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 6 PM

Join us online via Zoom! Take a virtual tour of our program, meet our Principal, Assistant Principal and Coordinator, and discover what makes The Early Learning Center unique.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link prior to the event. Please register at elc.attleboroschools.com. For more information, please call 508-223-1563.

To participate in the program a child must be:

  • A Resident of Attleboro
  • Three years of age by September 1, 2022
  • Demonstrate age appropriate skills as exhibited in ELC Screening

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link prior to the event. Please sign-up here.


The first At Home Routine Covid test kits were sent home today. We are excited to begin this weekly program and wanted families to know that enrollment is ongoing.

Interested families can find the link below to consent. Please make sure to select the Early Learning Center as your child's school.


Inclement Weather

If Attleboro Public Schools have a delayed opening due to weather, please listen for specific details about the ELC.

Super Friends are Kind!

Children were sent home with the Be Kind Paw to complete with their families. When a child demonstrated that expectation at home, the parent wrote what the child did in the center of the paw and the child brought it back to school. At school, the child put a pom-pom in the center-wide jar and hung their paw on the I Can Be a Super Friend At Home bulletin board. When the jar is full, we will have a center-wide celebration.

Health Office needs supplies

The health office is in need of girls underwear sizes 8 & 10, boys underwear size 1, plastic bags and gently used pants for girls and boys (size 5, 6, 8). If you are able to help, please send in the donations with your child.

Thacher/ELC Food Drive

Many thanks to go all of those who generously donated to the Thacher/ELC Food Drive! Over 2,000 food items were collected to benefit the St.Joseph's Food Pantry in Attleboro.

Upcoming PTO Meeting -January

Families are encourage to join our PTO and attend meetings at the school in our school cafeteria (enter through the door by the flagpoles). The next meeting for parents and staff is on January 11th from 6:30-7:30 pm. There will be no meeting in December. Hope to see you there!

For questions, please e-mail thacherpto@gmail.com.



During school hours, the back field is not open, as it is used by classes. Please be mindful of this during arrival and dismissal times.


Please remember that there is no driving or parking in the coned off areas. It is helpful if you relay that information to any friends/relatives helping with drop off or pick up.


I just wanted to thank the families who contact the office when their child will be absent for the day. While it is fine to text/remind/email your child's teacher as well, the office still needs to be notified. During the ongoing COVID reality we are living in, all absences need to be reviewed, and referred to the nurse as warranted. The ELC office number: (508) 223-1563

ELC Calendar

Our on-line School Calendar will provide the most up-to-date events occurring at our school. Please select this link to view it.

From the Health Office

If your child has any of the following symptoms that indicate a possible illness that may decrease the student’s ability to learn and also put them at risk for spreading illness to others, please DO NOT send them to school. Please check your child for these symptoms and if present, will need a PCR COVID 19 test (antigen test or otherwise known as rapid test cannot be accepted for symptomatic students) before returning to school:

COVID-19 symptoms list:

• Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills

• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

• New loss of taste or smell

• Muscle aches or body aches

• Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)

• Sore throat, when in combination with other symptoms

• Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, when in combination with other symptoms

• Headache when in combination with other symptom

• Fatigue, when in combination with other symptom

• Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptom

In general, students with vomiting, fever, and/or diarrhea may not return until free of those symptoms for 24 hours – even if tested negative for Covid 19.

Nurse's Office needs donations of new underwear for boys/girls size 5 - 10 and new, or gently used, pants/shorts size 5-10.

- Lisa Kilfoyle, BSN, RN

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