Updates from the Director

September 25

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Dear Families,


We wanted to update you about the plans here at B.L.O.C.K.S. Preschool. The district has confirmed that in-person learning will begin for the following preschool classrooms starting the week of October 5th:


Kelsey Burpee

Michael Fenton

Elizabeth Pike

Renee Perry

Hannach Roche

Lauren Moreau

Kelly Bernier


Please note that if your child attends only on Thursdays and Fridays, their first day will be October 8th.


At this time we are still planning on resuming in-person learning for the remaining classrooms starting the week of October 26th.


No School Reminder

For ALL students, in-person and remote, there will be no school on Friday, October 9th due to Professional Development or on Monday, October 12th due to the Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day holiday.

Virtual PTO Meeting

Our first PTO Meeting will take place online on Wednesday, October 14th at 7:30 pm. Parents of all classrooms are welcome and encouraged to attend! Please access the meeting through the following link:

Join with Google Meet

meet.google.com/bax-ajvi-vmu

Join by phone

(US) +1 813-773-5712 (PIN: 801817629)


Student Pride Night

The B.L.O.C.K.S. children and staff are pleased to invite you to our Student Pride Night for ALL classrooms on Wednesday, October 21st for the Preschool program. It will take place online and more information will be sent home soon.

Sending in Food

We would like to ask for help from families who send snacks/lunches. Most children bring very healthy foods and we support your efforts by encouraging children to eat what you have sent. However, sometimes the child does not want to eat the food sent unless it is cut up or peeled the way you may do it at home.


We are fortunate that our children are supervised by their classroom teacher and/or assistant when they eat snack/lunch during the school day. However, your help would be most appreciated by sending food items ready for your child to eat independently. For example:

  • If your child likes fruits that are peeled and cut up, please send that fruit already cut and peeled in a container.

  • If your child does not like the bread crust, please cut it off so that they eat all of their sandwich. We have found that children eat sandwiches best when the sandwich is cut in half or quarters.


Food handling requirements for adults and our staff are very strict, so your help in this area will be greatly appreciated.


On behalf of the BLOCKS staff, we thank you in advance for your cooperation and assistance.

Absences

If your child will not be attending their in-person class, please call the office at (508) 788-2380. Please leave your child’s name, teacher’s name and the reason for the absence. If your child will not be attending their remote class, please contact your child's teacher to report his/her absence. Please make sure that you include the reason for the absence.