PROJECT CONNECT CFCE

OCTOBER, NOVEMBER & DECEMBER NEWSLETTER 2022

Hello to all!


I am Andrea Witherell, Project Connect Coordinator, and I am excited to welcome you to our fabulous new space! Project Connect is fortunate to have a modern space with new equipment courtesy of APS and area carpets courtesy of our PTO. We have a great lineup of playgroups listed on the following pages!


First, a few details to note:

Our new address is 1 Blue Pride Way; however, this will not give you results on GPS. The old Attleboro High School address is 100 Rathbun Willard Drive. Project Connect is the last doors to the left of Central Office. The doors are locked, please use the bell and you will be buzzed in.


Parking will be a challenge for the first few weeks so plan accordingly. Parking for visitors is set aside in Lot B, the lot nearest the construction. Eleven spots facing Central Office are designated for visitors. If these are taken, you might find a visitor spot in Lot A, across from Central Office, or in the general parking to the right of the building or up by the fields. Street parking is limited, you will see cars along Rathbun Willard Drive near the construction. The good news is we will soon have parking (should be available November 1) at our end of the building along with a playground that we will be sharing with The Children's Center.


Once again, welcome back to indoor playgroups, I look forward to seeing you soon!


Andrea

Project Connect Open House ~ Saturday October 15th

Project Connect invites families to come visit our new facility at Attleboro High School!

Saturday, October 15th from 9:30-11:00am

We look forward to seeing you!

FALL PLAYGROUP SCHEDULE

Playgroups will begin the week of October 17th and end the week of December 19th. Sign-up week will begin on October 10th. Email sign-up information is listed under each group. Please include you child/ren's name, birthdate, your phone number and address. All groups are for birth to 4 years and held at Project Connect unless specified.


Mondays:

Mixed Group, 9:30-10:15am, with Ms. Annie

This playgroup is based on promoting children's developmental milestones, including: social/ emotional, language, cognitive, and movement in a play setting. Activities include free play, reading, snack and circle time. To register, please email arogers@attleboroschools.com


Mixed Group, 10:30-11:45am, with Ms. Annie

This playgroup is based on promoting children's developmental milestones, including: social/ emotional, language, cognitive, and movement in a play setting. Activities include free play, reading, snack and circle time. To register, please email arogers@attleboroschools.com


Tuesdays - beginning October 18th and ending December 20th

Pre-K Group (for ages 3-5 years), 9:00-10:30am, with Ms. Shelley

This playgroup will offer more structure and encourages the necessary skills for successful transition to preschool and kindergarten. This series will focus on literacy along with other specific skills and activities that are more challenging than found in other playgroups.

To register, please email jcapitanio@attleboroschools.com


Mixed Group, 11:00am-12:15pm, with Ms. Shelley

This playgroup is based on promoting children's developmental milestones, including: social/ emotional, language, cognitive, and movement in a play setting. Activities include free play, reading, snack and circle time. To register, please email spray@attleboroschools.com


Kitchen Fun (virtual, geared towards 3-5 yr. olds), 12:15-1:00pm, October 18th, 25th, and November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th with Ms. Annie

Each week you and your child can join Ms. Annie to make some easy, nutritious snacks. This virtual series offers a fun way to foster your child's cognitive, fine motor, and social emotional development. Common ingredients you likely have in your kitchen will be used. Ms. Annie will send a list of what will be needed several days before each session.

To register, please email arogers@attleboroschools.com


Wednesdays, beginning October 19th and ending December 21st

Music & Movement, 9:30-10:45am, with Ms. Cheryl

This lively group will nourish your child's love and natural enthusiasm for music, movement,

and fun! Note: Music and Movement is offered Wednesday and Friday mornings, please choose one group, thank you! To register, please email ckillion@attleboroschools.com


Bedtime Stories (virtually), 6:30-7:15pm, with Ms. Cheryl

Parents, take a break and have your child settle down, relax and listen to Ms. Cheryl read stories to them just before bedtime! To register, please email ckillion@attleboroschools.com


Thursdays, beginning October 20th and ending December 22nd

Mixed Group, 9:30-10:45am, with Ms. Cheryl

This playgroup is based on promoting children's developmental milestones, including: social/ emotional, language, cognitive, and movement in a play setting. Activities include free play, reading, snack and circle time. To register, please email ckillion@attleboroschools.com


Mixed Walking Group, 9:30-10:30am, at Highland Park, 104 Mechanic Street, Attleboro, with Ms. Shelley

"Let's Explore" nature walk! Join Ms. Shelley with stroller friendly nature walks through Highland Park. To register, please spray@attleboroschools.com


Baby Walking Group (birth-18months), 11:00-12noon, at Capron Park, 201 County Street, Attleboro, with Ms. Shelley

Join Ms. Shelley for a stroll in the park with your baby! This group offers opportunities to talk about specific concerns (feeding, sleeping). This group is geared towards babies and early walkers. When weather gets colder, this group will be held at Project Connect. To register, please email spray@attleboroschools.com


Fridays, beginning October 21st and ending December 23rd

Music & Movement, 9:30-10:45am, with Ms. Cheryl

This lively group will nourish your child's love and natural enthusiasm for music, movement,

and fun! Note: Music and Movement is offered Wednesday and Friday mornings, please choose one group, thank you! To register, please email ckillion@attleboroschools.com


Saturday Playgroup

"Yay for Saturday Play!", join Ms. Shelley for playgroup, 9:30-10:30am on November 19th and December 10th. To register, please email spray@attleboroschools.com

Oak Knoll Field Trip

Join Ms. Annie for a field trip to Oak Knoll, located on 1417 Park Street, Attleboro, October 24th, 9:30-10:30am! Oak Knoll is offering Project Connect free program geared towards 18 months-5 year olds. Children will have an opportunity to play in Oak Knoll's nature's play place, visit their small animal exhibit, and touch a tortoise shell, snake skin, and other items. Program is free, limited to 20 children plus with their adult.

To register please email arogers@attleboroschools.com

Bringing A Book To Life with Ms. Shelley

Join Ms. Shelley as she brings a book to life with special story time and craft from 12:30-1:30pm on the following dates below! To sign-up for one or all the groups, please email spray@attleboroschools.com or jcapitanio@attleboroschools.com


Tuesday, October 25th, The Old lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything, by LInda Williams

Tuesday, November 15th, Turkey Trouble, by Wendy Silvano

Tuesday, December 13th, Bear Stays up for Christmas by Karma Wilson

Donuts with Grown-ups!!

Families, join Ms. Cheryl Saturday, October 22nd, 9:30-10:30am for refreshments and playtime for your child(ren). Meet other "grown-ups". For children ages up to 5 years. To register, please email ckillion@attleboroschools.com

Playtime at the Gym is Back!

Join Ms. Annie on

Thursday mornings from10:00-11:30am at the Bartek Recreation Center, 81 Pine Street, Attleboro

November 10th through March 30th (excluding Thanksgiving, December vacation and February vacation weeks)

Bring a friend! ~No sign-up required~

We are here for you at Project Connect-Attleboro CFCE

Staff:

Andrea Witherell, Coordinator

Paula Fahey, Sr. Clerk Typist


Parent Educators:

Cheryl Killion

Shelley Pray

Annie Rogers


Program Assistant: Jaqueline Capitanio


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