Welcome to Our New School Year

September 2020


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Welcome from the Director!

Welcome… Bienvenidos…. Bemvindos...to the B.L.O.C.K.S. Preschool at Juniper Hill School and Framingham High School. Thank you to all our families for picking up your child's chrome book and student supplies. These should only be used during your child's remote learning times with their teacher. As you have seen, these are brand new touch-screen chrome books and should be treated with extra care. Please keep them in a safe place so that you will be able to return them in great condition.

We understand that remote learning can be challenging for our young children. Your patience, support, and cooperation in working collaboratively with classroom staff will be greatly appreciated.

We have high hopes of returning on the dates that the district has decided upon. As we near those dates, we will inform you if those dates are postponed due to Department of Health recommendations and School Committee decisions.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Be well and stay safe,

Rosario Alvarez

Director of Juniper Hill School and Early Childhood Programs

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No School Reminder

September 18 - Early dismissal for Rosh Hashanah

September 28– No school for Yom Kippur

Absences from Remote Learning

If your child cannot attend the remote learning class, please make sure that you contact your child's teacher to let them know and please to give the reason that your child will not be present.

Staff Updates for the 20-21 School Year

Joanne Murray - Special Education Assistant Teacher

Adrianna White - Special Education Aide

Kelsey Burpee - Special Education Teacher

Ceili McLaughlin - Special Education Teacher

Kimmy Plourde - Special Education Teacher

Nancy Riley - Special Education Aide

Jay Phillips - Special Education Assistant Teacher

Haley Hughes - Speech Language Pathologist

Jade Espina - Music teacher on Fridays only

Greetings from our Social Worker

Welcome old friends and new friends, to BLOCKS pre-school! My name is Miss Montana and I am the school social worker. I work at BLOCKS on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8am to 3pm. I work with all students at BLOCKS which includes classroom lessons, social skills groups, and social emotional support. Even though we cannot be in person, I have created a google classroom to connect with students and adults! The google classroom includes a “BitMoji” room with interactive features, helpful articles, read alouds, and other social emotional components. I have attached the link below. I would love to hear from students and adults! As stated above, I work Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8am to 3pm. My email is mbyrne@framingham.k12.ma.us if you need to get in touch with me regarding questions, resources, or social emotional support.

I look forward to hearing from you all! I am excited for this school year !

Miss Montana


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Lunch Forms

You should have received a lunch form for families who may qualify for free or reduced meals. We ask that all families who may qualify for free or reduced lunch to please complete the forms even if you choose not to use the school breakfast or lunch program. In order to qualify, you must fill out the forms BY SEPTEMBER 30th, even if you qualified last year. Forms can also be found on the district website at: https://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/foodservices.

If you will be ordering food and you do not qualify for free meals, you will need to open an account. Instructions on how to open an account can be found below: