Early Learning Center

Weekly Newsletter: 3/25/2022

Upcoming Events:

March 2022

4 - Kindergarten Registration Opens (After May 1, 2022, enrollment in your neighborhood school cannot be guaranteed)

30 - APS 101 with Superintendent Sawyer 6pm

31 - Friends Helping Friends



April 2022

1 - ELC Closed Professional Development Day

4 - Wear BLUE Day - National Autism Awareness Day - Wear as much blue as possible.

11-14 - Thacher/ELC Poetry Week

13 - PTO Meeting 6:30 (Virtual)

15 - Good Friday - Attleboro Public Schools Closed

20 - Altitude Trampoline Park 10am-8pm (PTO Event)

18-22 - April School Vacation Week

25 - Comfy Day back to school


May 2022

2-6 Staff Appreciation Week

4 - Star Wars Day May the 4th be with you! Students and staff are encouraged to wear as much star wars themed gear as possible.

25 - PTO Meeting 6:30 (Virtual)

26 - School Fun Run

30 - No School Memorial Day


June 2022

15 - Last day of Preschool


Every Thursday - Wear your Thacher/ELC Spirit Wear or Blue and White - please contact thacherpto@gmail.com regarding the ordering of Spirit Wear.

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Our Feinstein Scholars

Thacher and ELC staff and students wore their Jr. Scholar t-shirts to show their gratitude to Mr. Feinstein for encouraging kindness and for all of his support to our school!
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APS 101 with Superintendent Sawyer

Thachert will host APS 101 with Superintendent Sawyer at 6:00 PM on March 30, 2022, in our cafeteria. If you are unable to make it that evening, you are welcome to attend at any of our elementary schools. Please see the invitation below.
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Important Information on how to register your ELC Student

By now you should have received a packet with instructions on how to register your ELC student for Kindergarten. In this packet are forms that you will need to complete. These forms need to be dropped off or mailed to your home school. Please do not drop them off to the ELC.


Also in this packet are directions on how to upload the three required forms of residency within the Aspen Parent Portal. If you need to have your Aspen password reset, please e-mail Mrs. Johnston at jjohnston@attleboroschools.com.


The Attleboro Public School System makes every effort to place students in their neighborhood schools. Please register your incoming Kindergarten student by the close of school on May 1st. However, registrations received after May 1st may result in a placement other than your neighborhood school.


If you have questions regarding Kindergarten registration, please contact your District Home School. Please access this link to determine your home school based on your address.

AT HOME ROUTINE COVID TESTING

Due to the ELC being closed on Friday, March 18th, the At Home Covid Test Kits were sent home on Thursday, March 17th. If you are in Ms. Deanna's class, the kits were sent home on Wednesday, March 16th. Please remember to test your child Sunday night or Monday morning.



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.


https://www.cic-health.com/consent/ma

ABACUS Summer Vacation Registration

If interested, please fill out the registration form and return it to ABACUS with the fee (check or money order) by Thursday, May 19th. Applications will not be accepted after May 19th. If you have any questions, please call 508-222-0309.


ABACUS

c/o Attleboro Public Schools

100 Rathbun Willard Drive

Attleboro, MA 02703

Reminders

Field:

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.


Parking:


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.


Absences:


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. The ELC office number: (508) 223-1563 or you mail e-mail Mrs. Johnston at jjohnston@attleboroschools.com.

Message from the Attleboro Public Schools Nurses

Please review this important information from our School Nurses. 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.


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.


Here is the contact information for our school nurse:


Sarah Petersen - spetersen@attleboroschools.com

Inclement Weather

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

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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