Early Learning Center
Weekly Newsletter: 4/1/2022
Now through May 1, 2022
Kindergarten Registration Opens (After May 1, 2022, enrollment in your neighborhood school cannot be guaranteed)
4 - Wear BLUE Day - National Autism Awareness Day - Wear as much blue as possible.
11-14 - Thacher/ELC Poetry Week
13 - PTO Meeting 6:30 (Virtual)
15 - Good Friday - Attleboro Public Schools Closed
20 - Altitude Trampoline Park 10am-8pm (PTO Event)
18-22 - April School Vacation Week
25 - Comfy Day back to school
2-6 Staff Appreciation Week
4 - Star Wars Day May the 4th be with you! Students and staff are encouraged to wear as much star wars themed gear as possible.
25 - PTO Meeting 6:30 (Virtual)
26 - School Fun Run
30 - No School Memorial Day
15 - Last day of Preschool
Every Thursday - Wear your Thacher/ELC Spirit Wear or Blue and White - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding the ordering of Spirit Wear.
Friends Helping Friends
Important Information on how to register your ELC Student
By now you should have received a packet with instructions on how to register your ELC student for Kindergarten. In this packet are forms that you will need to complete. These forms need to be dropped off or mailed to your home school. Please do not drop them off to the ELC.
Also in this packet are directions on how to upload the three required forms of residency within the Aspen Parent Portal. If you need to have your Aspen password reset, please e-mail Mrs. Johnston at email@example.com.
The Attleboro Public School System makes every effort to place students in their neighborhood schools. Please register your incoming Kindergarten student by the close of school on May 1st. However, registrations received after May 1st may result in a placement other than your neighborhood school.
If you have questions regarding Kindergarten registration, please contact your District Home School. Please access this link to determine your home school based on your address.
AT HOME ROUTINE COVID TESTING
Due to the ELC being closed on Friday, March 18th, the At Home Covid Test Kits were sent home on Thursday, March 17th. If you are in Ms. Deanna's class, the kits were sent home on Wednesday, March 16th. Please remember to test your child Sunday night or Monday morning.
Please know that the actual testing is completely painless and easy. It is NOT a deep swab up their nose. Their nose is gently swabbed just inside of the nostrils.
Interested families can find the link below to consent. Please make sure to select the Early Learning Center as your child's school.
During school hours, the back field is not open, as it is used by classes. Please be mindful of this during arrival and dismissal times.
Please remember that there is no driving or parking in the coned off areas. It is helpful if you relay that information to any friends/relatives helping with drop off or pick up.
I just wanted to thank the families who contact the office when their child will be absent for the day. While it is fine to text/remind/email your child's teacher as well, the office still needs to be notified. The ELC office number: (508) 223-1563 or you mail e-mail Mrs. Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABACUS Summer Vacation Registration
c/o Attleboro Public Schools
100 Rathbun Willard Drive
Attleboro, MA 02703
Message from the Attleboro Public Schools Nurses
COVID-19 symptoms list:
• Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills
• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
• New loss of taste or smell
• Muscle aches or body aches
• Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
• Sore throat, when in combination with other symptoms
• Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, when in combination with other symptoms
• Headache when in combination with other symptoms
• Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms
• Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms
If your child has recently tested positive for COVID, please do not send them to school until you have contacted the nurses by email to determine the date they are cleared from their isolation period. When you email the nurse please include the date symptoms started and/or the date they tested positive.
If your child is a Close Contact from outside of school. Contact the nurse by email to determine when they are cleared to return. Do not return to school until cleared by the nurse.
In general, students with vomiting, fever, and/or diarrhea may not return until free of those symptoms for 24 hours – even if tested negative for Covid 19.
Here is the contact information for our school nurse:
Sarah Petersen - email@example.com