Early Learning Center

Weekly Newsletter: 1/7/2022

Upcoming Events:

January 2022

Jan 11 - ELC Virtual Open House for new 2022-2023 Community Peer Students 6pm

Jan 11 - PTO Meeting 6:30pm Thacher Cafeteria

Jan 14 - ELC Closed Professional Development Day

Jan 17 - ELC Closed Martin Luther King Day

Message from the Attleboro Public Schools Nurses

Please review this important information from our School Nurses regarding the increasing number of Covid cases. Please do not send your child to school sick. Please do not send your child to school to be tested for Covid. Please monitor daily for symptoms.

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 symptoms

• Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms

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

If your child has recently tested positive for COVID, please do not send them to school until you have contacted the nurses by email to determine the date they are cleared from their isolation period. When you email the nurse please include the date symptoms started and/or the date they tested positive.

If your child is a Close Contact from outside of school. Contact the nurse by email to determine when they are cleared to return. Do not return to school until cleared by the nurse.

Here is the contact information for our school nurses:


Lisa Kilfoyle, RN lkilfoyle@attleboroschools.com

Erin Prewandowski, RN eprewandowski@attleboroschools.com

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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.


Here are scenarios where testing can be to your advantage.

• If a student tests positive, the entire classroom is considered a close contact and subject to quarantine guidelines from the state UNLESS your student is enrolled in our Routine COVID Testing program. If enrolled in testing, your student can stay in school provided they are asymptomatic and test negative each day with the school nurse. If not enrolled in our Routine COVID testing program, they would be subject to state quarantine guidelines and be marked absent from school while unable to attend school.
• Your child is not feeling well at school. The school nurse can administer a rapid test to determine whether your child is positive or negative and may require further testing by their doctor.
• By enrolling your child in Routine COVID testing, you help us to have safe ways of keeping your child in their school learning environment in the event that they are ever deemed a close contact.

Please know that the actual testing is completely painless and easy. It is NOT a deep swab up their nose. Their nose is gently swabbed just inside of the nostrils.

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.

January Happenings at the Attleboro Public Library

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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

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.

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.
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