Little Lancers March 2022 News

JC Solmonese Elementary School

Little Lancers News

February was a fun month for our Little Lancers learning about friendships and similarities/differences. We explored measuring, building, directional and location words, tracing around stencils and templates, identifying body parts, creating patterns, and whole and half concepts. The Little Lancers also worked on friendships by practicing turn taking, identifying character traits, recognizing emotions of peers, how to respond if someone hurts your feelings, and predicting consequences of their own actions. The Little Lancers celebrated Black History Month by reading stories and comparing events in books to their own experiences, and learning about artists and different cultures. We will continue to grow in cultivating unity within our classrooms and our community and welcome families in the next couple months to share with your child's teacher your culture, special celebrations, or even come in and do a reading or activity with your child's class.


It is Read Across America Week and we are celebrating by participating in many reading activities this week.


For safety reasons please make sure if you are walking up to keep your students next to you until you get up to the area where teachers are bringing students in. Please have them avoid the cars that are parked especially now with the high snow banks.

Please make sure you are arriving for arrival time by 8:35am and dismissal time 2:35pm. If you are not on time you will have to drop off and pick from the office.


Little Lancers Website: https://www.norton.k12.ma.us/jc-solmonese-elementary-school/classes-departments/little-lancers-preschool

Little Lancers Transportation Plan: https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1bs7sQeWV2PnFALRDZCL_yAt-PTGmwxsdaLAsgGV3o3I/edit?usp=sharing

Little Lancers Tuition Online Payments: https://unipaygold.unibank.com/transactioninfo.aspx

Little Lancers Handbook: https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1630685650/norton/ziranvtpzmibq4jc411l/Handbook_Little_Lancers_2021-2022docx_-_Google_Docs.pdf

Twitter: @LittleLancersPK


Please share with me any announcements for our newsletter or ideas you have to enhance our program.


See below all the photos of our Little Lancers having fun:)

March Activities

Women's History Month

Monday 2/28/22-3/4/22: Read Across America Week

Tuesday, March 1st: Pajama Day

Wednesday, March 2nd: Wacky Wednesday

Thursday, March 3rd: Silly Socks Day

Friday, March 4th: We celebrate all the wonderful hair styles and head coverings that make JCS so special! Wear your hair as usual or in a new, fun way!

Friday, March 11th: Wear Gray Today

Thursday, March 17th: Wear Green Today

Friday, March 18th: Early Release Day: AM and Full day dismiss at 10:30 and No PM classes.

Sunday, March 20th: First Day of Spring

Friday, March 25th: Wear your favorite color of the rainbow

Tuesday, March 29th: Report Cards go home

Thursday, March 31st: Early Release Day: AM and Full day dismiss at 10:30 and No PM classes.

Little Lancer Monthly Highlights

March Highlights:

Colors: Green and Gray

Shape: Diamond

Number: 7

Concepts: Over/Under, Forward/Backward, Fast/Slow

Nursery Rhyme: Jack Be Nimble

Themes: Transportation, Prehistoric Creatures, Weather

Focus: Community Helpers: Dentist & Meteorologist

***KINDERGARTEN REGISTRAITON for the 2022-2023 School Year****

Even though you are registered for Little Lancers you will still need to register for Kindergarten next year. Please see information below:

Dear Families:

Kindergarten registration is now open for next year. Children who will be five years old on or before August 31, 2022, are eligible to enter Kindergarten in the fall of 2022. All students who are entering Kindergarten must register, including those already enrolled in our Little Lancers Preschool program.

As your child is already enrolled in the Norton Public Schools, you are not required to complete the entire Kindergarten registration packet. To complete the registration process and submit your application please email the completed packet and required documents to Laurie Czazasty at lczazasty@norton.k12.ma.us. Materials are due by March 18, 2022.

Please note that we do require an updated Certificate of Physical Examination. It is mandatory to include an up-to-date record of immunization (as listed on the health record), lead testing and official vision screening by a pediatrician or ophthalmologist. The completed physical form must be returned with your registration. If your child has any appointments between then and August 31st, the updated form will be required for admittance. This spring parents and guardians will be invited to join us for a Kindergarten Open House. The building principals will be available to answer your questions about our Kindergarten program and offer you information about your child's school. Further information about our Kindergarten program can be found on our Registration page at www.norton.k12.ma.us under the Families tab.


Please see below for Little Lancer registration packet.

2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration Packet For Little Lancer Students

Masking Update

As per Dr. Baeta's communication earlier this week, beginning Monday, Feb. 28th, "masking will be OPTIONAL for all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, in all school buildings in Norton." In addition, masking is now optional on buses. The Nurse's Office remains a masking zone.


As always, we ask that if children or staff do not feel well, please stay home and isolate from others. Those who have COVID-19 symptoms, are identified as a close contact, or test positive for COVID-19 must follow the protocols that are still in place.

A Message From Our SPO

JCS SPO day at the Chateau Norton was a great success! Thank you to everyone that supported this fundraiser.


Boosterthon Fun Run Sponsors: we are excited to announce that the Fun Run will be returning to the JCS this year! We are looking for local businesses to make $50, $100, or $250 donations to support the cost of the t-shirts that we purchase for this event. Sponsors will get their name or logo on the back of the shirts. If you in a position to help please send us an email at SPO.JCS@gmail.com


Save the Date: March SPO meeting is Thursday March 10th at 7:30pm via zoom.


If you would like to get involved with the SPO please send us an email at SPO.JCS@gmail.com or reach out to us on social media.

Fun Activities in February

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