Busy busy!

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We have a lot going on over at the ELC right now!  The PTO has been busy planning and  it seems to all be landing in the next week or so.  First, TONIGHT is PIZZA NIGHT!!  Skip you dinner plans and order out from Plainville House of Pizza.  Mention the ELC and some of the proceeds of your pepperoni will benefit the kids,  Second, tonight, there is a meeting at the ELC held by the district to discuss a new report card format for next school year (pre-k-5th grade).  Third, the ELC PTO is hosting an open house meet and greet starting at 6:15 in the ELC lobby.  Come for the snacks and chit chat with PTO members and stay for the info on report cards after.  Sarah will also have the school store open.  Fourth, we are having our visit from Langwater Farm tomorrow so be on the lookout for a little plant coming home soon.  Tomorrow is also SPIRIT DAY!  Wear your school gear to show some spirit and bring non-perishables or $1 to donate to Lenore’s Pantry.

Next week, Wednesday the 24th the kids will have a visit from Cindy Tuminelli; parents and siblings join us! (10 am or 12:30 pm).  Our next PTO meeting is also Wednesday the 24th at 7:15 pm in the teachers’ lounge.  Please come get to know us!  We’d love to see you there as we are finishing out this school year and starting some plans for next already.  The kids will wrap up next week on Thursday with a presentation on sign language.  What a busy few weeks and lots of fun to match the kids’ spirits now that the sunshine is BACK!

Dirt classroom!

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The PTO is so proud and excited to unveil the new addition to the school!  For Teacher Appreciation Week, the teachers decided they were interested in a raised bed garden so the PTO delivered – FOUR OF THEM!  There are now four 4×4′ raised garden beds in the school yard.  On May 18th, Kate O’Dwyer, owner and farmer of Langwater Farm in Easton, will be visiting to educate the kids on farming, seasonality, seeds and more.  The kids will be able to plant their own seeds in a pot to take home and Kate is also bringing an assortment of vegetable plants for the teachers and students to plant in the beds.    Once the garden is producing, the ELC will donate much of the yield (green fingers crossed!) to Lenore’s Pantry to continue supporting those in need in our community.  The ELC is also a member of the URI School Garden Program which can offer education, tools, and support from local Master Gardeners should we find ourselves in need.  Dr. Ekk is an avid gardener and looking forward to tending the garden throughout the season.

The ELC staff and PTO are so excited to offer this multidimensional learning tool for the students.  Teaching the kids to tend a garden and grow food supports many science, language, math, sensory, motor, problem solving skills and beyond.  Hopefully this dirt classroom will be a wonderful tool for the teachers for years to come!  Thank you to everyone who has participated in our fundraisers!  These are the best sorts of things we are able to do with all of your wonderful and generous support.  Bring on the sunshine!

Spirit Day and Bubble Man!!

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What a rainy Tuesday it is!  Tomorrow should be brighter and warmer to celebrate another Spirit Day!  Wear you ELC gear or just red to show your school spirit and consider donating any amount to the Reach Out for Families and Youth Campaign (ROFY) by the Hockomock YMCA.  Any and all donations are welcome and appreciated to help support this wonderful cause that benefits the youth in need of our community.

 

The Bubble Man is coming!  Thursday The Bubble Man will put on one show in the morning at 10 and another in the afternoon at 12:30.  Families and siblings are welcome to join students for one of the favorite enrichment programs of the year!

Last, a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the March Mayhem fundraiser!!!  All 31 winners have been notified.  If you haven’t picked up your prize yet, please do so at your earliest convenience.  Over $4000 was raised to go towards more enrichment activities for the students.  Amazing!!

Spirit Day and Animal shelter support!

Hello everyone! I hope you’ve had a nice, warm weekend!  Spirit Day in on Thursday.  We are supporting the North Attleboro Animal Shelter this time so get the kiddos in their ELC spirit wear and send in any toys, blankets, water and food bowls, leashes, collars, grooming tools etc  Click here to see their wishlist.   If you want to donate more than your kiddo can carry, there is a large box in the lobby for donations. We are collecting donations all week.  If you need any Spirit Wear let Sarah Stone know or buy online here.

Also, March Mayhem is in full swing!  There is still time to purchase a calendar, nearly 20 more days of prizes to win!

March Madness and Box Tops

UPDATE!!  Click HERE to download the March Madness Calendar.  You can print as many as you like if your child has already sold the ones sent home. 🙂megaphone

Hello all!  It’s back to school eve and I don’t know about you all, but I am thrilled for drop off tomorrow morning!  I am probably more excited than the kids. In fact, definitely more excited.  This is just a friendly reminder to start sending in your sold March Madness slips and money before the MADNESS begins!  We will collect them all through the month but the sooner you send them in the more chances you will have to win.  If you need more calendars, let someone in the PTO know and we will get you come.  I hop to provide it to download ASAP so if that happens I’ll be sure to update you.  Also, the last shipment of Box Tops to receive a check this school year will go out soon.  If you have some laying around, send them in by the 1st!  But don’t worry, if you forget we will still take them and send them in later.

Happy New Year!

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Hello all!  I hope your holidays were wonderful and relaxing although if yours were like mine, relaxing is definitely not the right word!

We are excited to be offering a new winter beanie through our school store!  It is a black knit with an embroidered North logo so your child can wear it for years!  It is technically an adult small but has been tried on and definitely fits with room to grow for out preschool littles.  If your interested, the quickest way to get one is by buying one online, but you can also print the order form and send it and your payment into school for Sarah Stone.  Either way, Sarah will notify you when she is ready to send it home with your child, or you can notify her to make other arrangements.

Happy Shopping!  And keep an eye out for info on Pizza Nights, Spirit Day, pop up school stores and our big March Madness fundraiser coming up!