Eaglet Gazette

Enfield Head Start, Integrated Pre-K, PK STEAM Academy

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January 20, 2023

Greeting SELC PK Families,

We are a couple of weeks into recruiting season for next school year! Word of mouth has the biggest impact on our enrollment. Thank you for sharing your SELC experience with family and friends who have PK age kiddos! They can apply at www.enfieldschools.org by clicking on the red tile that says Stowe Early Learning Center Applications. See link below!


  • Early release on Wednesday January 25th"

Integrated PK: No PM SESSION

Part Day Head Start: Dismissal remains 11:30

Full Day Head Start and PK STEAM: Dismissal at 12:30

  • If you have not updated your child's "change of clothes for school" since the Fall, now is a great time to do so! Even if your child does not have bathroom accidents, PK brings the possibility of milk, water, or food spills, damp playground equipment, puddles, etc.

  • Parking lot safety is still a top priority. Winter weather could arrive at any time, making it even more urgent for everyone to SLOW DOWN AND PARK IN A SPACE.

  • Remember to dress your child in layers, as it is easier to remove clothing if they are warm at school.

  • Please send your Eaglet with mittens/hats and a warm winter jacket as we try to get outside even if it is for a walk around the building.
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Attendance in PK and beyond

PK is NOT mandatory and therefore attendance is not treated the same way as it is once your child enters Kindergarten. That said, we do monitor attendance monthly and strive for 85% or better. Persistent illness continues to create disruption to attendance and we thank you for keeping your kiddos home when they are not feeling at their best and for communicating this with us. Preschool is a great time to start building a habit of good attendance. Young children with poor attendance in preschool also lose out on valuable learning time and if chronic absence continues into kindergarten, it can pull down academic achievement. I am pleased to report that SELC's average attendance for all PK programs from September to date has not dipped below 80%! This is a true testament to our families.

See the link below for more information regarding attendance.

Tis the season where many SELC families start thinking about the transition to Kindergarten!

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Menu Week of 1/23/2023

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WE HOPE YOU JOIN US! RSVP to your child's teacher!

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It's NOT TOO LATE! Consider showcasing YOUR culture!

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Great Leadership Opportunity!

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Nurse Jen's Nutrition Nuggets!

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SAVE THE DATE!!! More details to come...

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Native American Tooth Fairy

Community Resource Guide for Young Families-WINTER VERSION

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Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls 1-20-23

Getting to Know Stowe! (I will keep this posted for a few weeks so you have it at your fingertips!)

Joining a new school community can sometimes feel like learning a new language as you acclimate to the procedures, environment, people, and lingo. See below to begin learning about all things Stowe:

  • SELC=Stowe Early Learning Center
  • SELC=our mascot (the eaglet featured above)
  • FEO=Family Educator Organization
  • ECDC=Enfield Child Development Center
  • EPS=Enfield Public Schools
  • FRC=Family Resource Center
  • IPS=Integrated Pre-K
  • HS=Head Start
  • KITE=Key Initiatives to Early Education
  • PKS=PK STEAM Academy
  • Eaglets=all children taking part in any program at SELC


  • Main Office=860-253-4741
  • Head Start Family Support=860-253-4717
  • Nurse=860-763-8858
  • FRC=860-253-6580
  • KITE=860-253-6502

Our building is quite unique in that we house 4 PK programs, a Family Resource Center, and KITE.