Eaglet Gazette

Enfield Head Start, Integrated Pre-K, PK STEAM Academy

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October 7, 2022

Greetings PK Families,

We have officially made it through the first month of school! It is amazing to see how much growth has been made in such a short amount of time. There are less tears at drop off, increased stamina during play, and so many friendships established! Just a reminder, there is no school for students on Monday October 10th or Tuesday October 11th.

A few reminders:

  • If your child outgrows their clothing (especially pants) Nurse Jen will take them! Accidents happen and we run out of extra clothing quickly!

  • Masking is now optional at SELC.

  • Health and safety are top priorities and I thank you for doing your part! Nurse Jen and I are overwhelmed with how incredibly diligent all of you have been in regards to monitoring your child for illness and asking questions as they arise!

  • Thank you for your dedication to parking lot safety! Being mindful of your speed and careful attention will keep our little ones safe!
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Menu Week of 10-12-22

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A MESSAGE FROM NURSE JEN! Due to Winter BREAK, documentation of vaccination MUST be in by 12-23-22!

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Linear Calendar:


The Linear Calendar is done as a whole group activity. This is a teacher-led activity that takes the place of a typical matrix calendar activity. Children practice math concepts, counting and passage of time.

How we do it…

We use pictures of buses or backpacks to represent school days on the calendar, and pictures of houses to represent the home days. These pictures/days fall into the same pattern with 2 days home and 5 days at school. While the teacher points to each day/number the children clap while counting to help them learn one to one correspondence.

What are children learning?

  • Concept of time. (order or sequence of events, before/after, yesterday/today/tomorrow, “if yesterday was 5 today is?”)
  • Units of time (month, weeks, days of the week)
  • Counting skills (rote and meaningful counting, numeral recognition, how many days until, how many days since)

This activity focuses on the following Executive Function skills:

  • Working Memory by remembering what day we are on and what is coming next; also by remembering the steps of the strategy

  • Self Regulation by counting and clapping out the numbers

  • Cognitive Flexibility by showing we can have changes in our schedule and it is okay to adjust it


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Important Product Safety Recall Information as of 10-7

Getting to Know Stowe! (I will keep this posted so you have it at your fingertips!)

Joining a new school community can sometimes feel like learning a new language as you acclimate to the procedures, environment, people, and lingo. See below to begin learning about all things Stowe:

  • SELC=Stowe Early Learning Center
  • SELC=our mascot (the eaglet featured above)
  • FEO=Family Educator Organization
  • ECDC=Enfield Child Development Center
  • EPS=Enfield Public Schools
  • FRC=Family Resource Center
  • IPS=Integrated Pre-K
  • HS=Head Start
  • KITE=Key Initiatives to Early Education
  • PKS=PK STEAM Academy
  • Eaglets=all children taking part in any program at SELC


  • Main Office=860-253-4741
  • Head Start Family Support=860-253-4717
  • Nurse=860-763-8858
  • FRC=860-253-6580
  • KITE=860-253-6502

Our building is quite unique in that we house 4 PK programs, a Family Resource Center, and KITE.