Early Learning Center

Weekly Newsletter: 2/11/2022

Upcoming Events:

February 2022

14 - Spirit Day Heart Day

18 - ELC Closed

18 - Community Peer Screenings

21 - 25 - February Vacation Week

Every Thursday - Wear your Thacher/ELC Spirit Wear or Blue and White - please contact thacherpto@gmail.com regarding the ordering of Spirit Wear.

Screenings for 2022-2023 Community Peer Students

If you have a child that will be 3 years of age by 9/1/2022 and are interested in becoming a Community Peer Student for the 2022-2023 school year, please sign them up for a required developmental screening. The Screenings will take place on February 18th and March 18th. Please select the button below to sign up.

Kindergarten Information Night (Virtual)

You are cordially invited to the school district's Kindergarten Information Night (to be held virtually). This evening provides information on how to enroll your child for kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year. Parents of students in our Early Learning Center (ELC) should also plan on attending. Early Learning Center students are already enrolled in the Attleboro Public Schools, but additional documents are required to register your child for kindergarten.

This evening is established to assist families in the process of enrolling their child and becoming part of the Attleboro Public Schools. (Eligible children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2022 and residents of the city of Attleboro, Massachusetts).

Registration for Kindergarten will open the morning of March 4, 2022. Please contact your home school if you have any questions regarding the Kindergarten registration process.

*In order to guarantee placement in your neighborhood school, registration must be completed by May 1, 2022. Neighborhood schools are based upon your address and can be found on the Attleboro Public Schools website Central Office – Registration – All Schools Street Listing

Please access this link to determine your home school based on your address.

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Friends Helping Friends Update

We are pleased to let you know that a total of $2094.89 was raised for the family displaced by a house fire.

Spirit Day National Wear Red Day

Our Panda Mascot visited room 205 this morning

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Spirit Days for the Week of February 14th

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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. During the ongoing COVID reality we are living in, all absences need to be reviewed, and referred to the nurse as warranted. The ELC office number: (508) 223-1563

Message from the Attleboro Public Schools Nurses

Please review this important information from our School Nurses regarding the increasing number of Covid cases. Please do not send your child to school sick. Please do not send your child to school to be tested for Covid. Please monitor daily for symptoms.

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 - spetersen@attleboroschools.com


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.


Inclement Weather

If Attleboro Public Schools have a delayed opening due to weather, please listen for specific details about the ELC.

ABACUS April School Vacation Week Registration

If interested, please fill out the registration form and return it to ABACUS with the fee (check or money order) by Friday, March 18th. Applications will not be accepted after March 18th. If you have any questions, please call 508-222-0309.


c/o Attleboro Public Schools

100 Rathbun Willard Drive

Attleboro, MA 02703

The Taunton/Attleboro Family Resource Center

The Taunton/Attleboro Family Resource Center is offering Snack Packs to Attleboro Students over February break. Snacks packs will include a mix of cereals, healthy snacks, fruits, and fun treats for over school vacation week. To receive these snack packs, all families need to do is register by calling or emailing the contact information below.

Register by Friday, 2/18/22

Email Carmen at: crodrigues@oldcolonyymca.org


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February Happenings at the Attleboro Public Library

ELC Calendar

Our on-line School Calendar will provide the most up-to-date events occurring at our school. Please select this link to view it.
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