Your Weekly Update from Natick Preschool
Friends of the Framingham Library
Saturday, March 18, 2023
49 Lexington St., Framingham
10am–3pm (Friends members may enter at 9:30am)
Cash or checks only
Dear Natick and Boston families and colleagues,
Have you considered a career in public education?
Do you have diverse experiences and skills to share with children and staff?
Come learn more about the rewarding opportunities available to you with the Natick Public Schools!
The Natick Public Schools is a member of the Massachusetts Partnership for Diversity in Education (MPDE), an organization “committed to recruiting and assisting in producing career opportunities for educators and administrators from diverse backgrounds, and forming collaborative relationships that will enhance staff diversity within our schools districts.”
As a member district, Natick will be a co-host with MPDE (and 40+ participating districts) of a Diversity Career Fair on Saturday, March 18, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Cambridge Street Upper School, 850 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA. There will be a keynote presentation from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. From 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. interested job-seekers may visit the Natick Public Schools’ table to learn more about our district, current and future job opportunities, and career advancement opportunities. It’s a time for you to share your talents and interests with NPS administrators and ask questions about a career in education.
Bring a resume (if you have one) and meet with one of our administrators about the many different ways you can start/grow your career in the Natick Public Schools as an administrator, teacher, paraprofessional, support staff, administrative assistant, after-school staff, technology/IT staff, etc. We have full-time and part-time jobs available and we also offer many leadership and professional development resources for our staff. Some positions require a teaching license and/or a college degree, but some do not.
Please see the attached flyer and share this with friends and family who may want to consider a career in education with the Natick Public Schools! We are happy to talk with anyone and share our perspectives on a career in public service and the amazing Natick Public Schools! We enthusiastically welcome educators to our district who seek and thrive in a diverse environment that focuses on the whole child in a strengths-based approach. Please partner with us in our mission to support the diversity of our school community, promote and deliver equitable practices for all of our staff, students, and families, and create meaningful connections that enable everyone to feel included and thrive. Bilingual skills are especially welcome!
Please register for the event by using the barcode on the attached flyer, but don’t worry if you do not register in advance. Walk-ins are welcome!
We look forward to learning more about you!
Natick Current Job Listings (more coming!)
Important Things to Know!
The Power of Parent Talk
Your chid's brain is actively developing
*Talk, talk, talk and talk some more to your young child.
*Use vocabulary associated with whatever your are doing/playing even if you think your child does not yet know the word
*Read aloud to your child: stories, picture books, the weather report, the grocery list, a text from a grandparent
*Speak aloud what you notice your child doing whether to compliment them on a new skill or their effort at something they cannot do YET.
Mrs. Morrissey explains How to Handle a Book, a Massachusetts learning standard for preschool
Looking for an Interesting Read?
*The Incredible Years: A Trouble-Shooting Guide for Parents of Children
Aged 2-8 by Carolyn Webster Stratton
*How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
*Yardsticks by Chip Wood (an easy to read chart of developmental milestones by age 4 - 14)
Reminder for Parents Who Want to Volunteer--CORI Checks
Reminder If you want to volunteer in schools, you must have a CORI check conducted and you must go into the building with identification (drivers license or passport) to do this. Click here for description of what a CORI check is and does. Without a CORI check, you cannot volunteer in the school. Here is the form to fill out for a CORI. Preschool volunteer opportunities include being a Mystery Reader for the class, presenting a family tradition and supporting special projects.
Social Emotional Learning and Independence
Support Social Emotional Learning and Independence at home using the same language and systems we use at school
Handwashing at Home video
Schedules, Visuals, Daily Living and Social Emotional Learning These can help!
Make Clean-Up Fun Gracie's corner clean up song
What is the Preschool Flip?
Fleece! Jackets! Chilly weather calls for additional layers. Use the linked video to practice the Preschool Flip to build your child's independence putting on a jacket. They will be so proud of themselves and you will have your hands free for extra hugs!
How To Use PBIS at Home complete with printable red birds (don’t have a printer? Have your child make some red birds or choose what household item you can use to represent completion of a task.)
- Title I: Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title II
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title VI
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title IX
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- MGL, Ch.76, Section 5: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 5