Woodrow Wilson Explorers

Hi Neighbors,

As the school year begins to wind down Explorers has begun to prepare for the summer months. Our Summer Scene program will be available remotely. For more information, please visit the Explorers Summer and Vacationing Program page on our website.

For the remainder of the school year, we will continue to provide daily activities on our website!


Please read through the newsletter for more information about our innovative summer programming, P-EBT Card, transportation, outstanding balances, weekly show & tell gatherings, Family Trivia night, Explorers Podcast, and our weekly video content.


Explorers At Home is still up and running! Our remote platform is still offering Art, STEM, and Movement activities every day! Our videos are published Monday through Friday between 3:00-4:00 on our CRD webpage, and also on our YouTube Channel.


Keep sharing your creations and let us know what your favorite videos are!

lpatrocinio@framingham.k12.ma.us or ostinfo@framingham.k12.ma.us .



With lots of love and care,

Larissa Patrocinio

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Please join us on our last web-meeting to celebrate our school year of 2019-2020!!!

Bring something you would like to share for a Show & Tell!


Time: Monday, June 15 at 03:00 PM

Zoom Meeting ID: 829 8102 1594

Password: Larissa Patrocinio will send via email!


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82981021594?pwd=RXpsd2o3RFlNcGZLVzVJYzR5VGpZQT09


I'll see you there!

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Black Lives Matter Framingham

A video from this past week's Black Lives Matter protest in Framingham!

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We are ready for summer!!!

Summer Scene is the Explorers summer program. This year we are fully remote!

Instead of in-person programming, the Office of Community Resource Development has designed a complete kit based “do-it-yourself” program. This program is designed for families to move through at their own pace, with minimal screen time, and is suitable for the whole family.


Session 1: July 6th - July 17th

Session 2: July 20th - July 31st


SUMMER SCENE

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P-EBT Card

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P-EBT Card Instructions


● P-EBT cards are for children who receive free or reduced meals in schools.

● These cards provide extra Food Benefits for students during the 2019-2020 school year for COVID-19.

● Use this search engine to find stores within Framingham 01701 that accept P-EBT Cards:

CLICK HERE: LINK

Activate your card:


1. Locate your child’s case number in the top right of the first letter you received from the Department of Transitional Assistance. You will need to enter the last 4 digits of your child’s case number when you call to activate your child’s card.


2. Call the number on the back of your child’s P-EBT card: 1-800-997-2555


3. When asked, enter the following information with your keypad:


a. Your P-EBT card number b. The last 4 digits of your child’s case number, not your child’s social security number c. Your child’s birthdate, entered in mmddyyyy format. For example, March 4, 2012, would be 030420122.


4. Create a pin. You will be asked to create a pin that will be used when you make purchases with the card. Choose numbers that you will remember.


The $399 total will come in two payments, one in May and one in June. The first card you receive will have around $199 and then another will follow. If you have questions or need help with your child’s case number, please call Project Bread at 1-800-645-8333.

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TRANSPORTATION

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Did you know?

At the end of each school year, you need to request transportation for the next school year!


When should I request transportation for the 2020-2021 school year?

From May 4th, 2020 until June 18th, 2020


How can I fill out the transportation request?

Visit the FPS website: www.framingham.k12.ma.us or

Click here: Transportation Request 2020 - 2021


What if I have questions?

Call the Transportation Department at

508-626-9179 (10-2pm for English)

508-782-6077 (8-4 pm for Portuguese and Spanish)

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Account Information Update

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Please note that invoices have been sent to your emails.


Each account was updated based on the days that the school was open in March. Please review your account for the latest update.


If you still have a balance, you can pay in full through the RevTrak website or choose a partial payment through Wilson Explorers Custom. Please note: the online service fee has been waived at this time.


If you see a minus sign (ex: - $ 100.00) in your account, it means the amount in credit, not what you owe. Your credit will be refunded via check to your address.

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Family Survey

The office of Community Resource Development (CRD) has been working hard on creating virtual enrichment content and wanted to hear from you! Please take 2 minutes to fill this survey out to help us better understand and meet you and your family's needs. Family Survey.

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Explorers Trivia Night

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Join us on our Trivia Night every week with all of your Explorers teachers and friends!

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Explorers Podcast

Explorers Podcast: Episode 5

The Explorers Podcast is hosted by Amanda Lloyd, the coordinator at King Elementary School.

The goal of the podcast is to keep families connected with the Explorers program while also exploring different topics related to out of school time.


Go to @FPSExplorers on Facebook every Wednesday at 3:00 PM to hear the newest podcast.


Students and families can submit questions they have to Amanda by emailing them to alloyd@framingham.k12.ma.us.

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Letter Art Thayare Wilson
In the video below, you will find the Woodrow Wilson staff playlist. Here you'll be able to interact and do activities with some familiar faces.

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Don't forget to Like us and follow us on Facebook @Framingham Public Schools Explorers.

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Yoga and Meditation for Kids and Families with Patrick and Samela St. Pierre
A yoga and meditation video for students and families, created by Open Spirit's Nourishing Teachers/Strengthening Classrooms Project!

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“Being able to resolve conflicts peacefully is one of the greatest strengths we can give our children.” ― Mister Rogers

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Important Links!

Corona Resources

Framingham Public Schools Corona resource page

City of Framingham Covid-19 Resource Center

The City of Framingham has a lot of in depth information regarding Covid-19.

Free Childcare for Essential Workers

Courtesy of the Metrowest YMCA, click through for more details.

Framingham Food Resources

Many local partners are working together to provide all the supplies our families need.

Hand Washing Facts

Hand washing is one of the best methods to protect yourself.

Additional Resources

Provided by OutdoorsRX

Coronavirus FAQ

The Center for Disease Control's frequently asked questions about Covid-19