Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Curriculum Open House is coming!

Please bring your family and join us for our Family Fun Curriculum Open House on October 25th from 5:30-7pm!

This is an opportunity for families to come to ECDC, to tour the building, visit many classrooms and see what your children are learning! Each classroom will have our new Big Day for PreK curriculum materials and lessons on display!

Here is a peek at what you can expect in each classrom:

Miss Becky’s Classroom:                        Math: Patterns, Shapes and Bears, Oh My!
Miss Chris’ Classroom:                           Literacy: Writing Love Letters to Family     
Miss Elizabeth’s Classroom:                   Science: “Find that Object” Description Game
Miss Jen and Miss Julie’s Classroom:     Math: Exploring 'More and Less' through Sensory Play
Miss Marylin’s Classroom:                      Literacy: Food and Family Traditions
Miss Meg’s Classroom:                          Science: Exploring Solids and Liquids
This is an ACTIVE LEARNING session for parent and child. It works best when you and your child(ren) play and discover together...have fun with it!
Teachers and specialists are available to answer curriculum questions and help 
you get the most out of your experience!

Click here to read the complete flyer

Friday, September 21, 2018

Fall Newsletter is here!

The ECDC Fall Newsletter is here!
Click here to view it!

Keeping Children and Staff Safe at School



Ensuring the safety and security of all our students is a top priority in the Franklin Public Schools, and that is definitely true here at ECDC. Our first curriculum unit, “Building A Classroom Community,” engages students in making classroom connections, discovering their way around the building and recognizing who works in our school, as well as learning about each other and making friends. Student are also learning during this unit that rules keep us safe, it is important it is to follow teacher directions.  Throughout the school year, our staff and students practice safety drills, where following directions and rules are really important, in an effort to prepare for an emergency.


You can click here to view a letter sent home in backpacks this week about school safety drills.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Join us for the PCC Meeting and New Parent Volunteer Training TONIGHT!


September 17, 2018

New Parent Volunteer Training (Starting at 6:30pm)

PCC Meeting Agenda (Starting at 7pm)


  1. Committees/Committee Members
      KidStuff Coupon
                                           i.         Help packing/distributing
                                         ii.         Organizing Collecting books/returning money/non purchased books (how did we keep track of)
      SpiritWear
      Fall Harvest Basket/Raffle
      Teacher Help/Prep (ongoing, bi-weekly)
      Community Outreach
      Social Committee (playdates, etc)
      Teacher Appreciation Week (May)
      Fun Fair (June)

  1. SpiritWear
      Next steps
                                           i.         Getting a new distributor?
                                         ii.         Or, just having print/pics all black and white

  1. Newsletter distribution
      Collecting and sharing emails
      Will use FB, groupvine and blog for now

  1. School Improvement
      Toaster oven
      Laminator?
      Supplies for teacher room

  1. Enrichment
      Yoga for Kids
      Storytellers
-        Big Ryan’s Storyteller
-        Activate Storytime (only through October)
-        Mr. Vinny’s Shadow puppet

  1. Principal Update
      Plan to establish  School Council
      School Improvement Plan Summary
      Back Pack Program…Food Pantry Volunteer request   https://www.franklinfoodpantry.org/weekend-backpack-program-launched/

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Important dates to remember!

Hello families!

What a wonderful first couple of weeks we have had! Students are making friends, learning about each other and learning our school routines!

Here are some important upcoming dates to remember, but you should also visit our ECDC Dates to Remember page on the ECDC Principal Page blog for a current and complete listing!  Also the ECDC Fall Newsletter will be out soon...watch your email and the ECDC Blog!

Parent Volunteer Training                 September  17th @ 6:30 pm (before the PCC meeting)
PCC Meeting                                           September  17th @ 7pm
No School:  Yom Kippur                 September 19th
SEPAC PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
September  20 @7pm 3rd Fl 355 E Central St
Parent Volunteer Training                September  21 @ 9:30 am
No School: Columbus Day                   October 8th
Coffee and Conversation with the Principal
(with Paul Marano, Interim Director of Student Services)
October 11th @ 9:30am
ELL Playgroup                            October  11th at 1:45pm
PCC Meeting                              October  15th @ 7pm
Family Curriculum Night                 October  25th 5:30-7:30 pm


Kelty Kelley, Principal
F. X. O'Regan Early Childhood Development Center
224 Oak Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Phone:     508-541-8166
Fax:        508-541-8254
kelleyk@franklinps.net


"There is no hand so small that it cannot leave an imprint on the world!" Klub Kidz

Thursday, August 30, 2018

ECDC ORIENTATION TODAY!

Today's Orientation Schedule (8-30-18)!

9:00 am                   Miss Chris' M-W-F AM
                                 Miss Marylin M-W-F AM

10:30 am                 Miss Elizabeth
                                 Miss Julie and Miss Jen
                                 Miss Meg
                                 Miss Becky
                                 Miss Chris' T-TH
                                 Miss Marylin's T-TH

11:30 am                  ECDC PCC Playground Playdate

12:45pm                  Miss Chris' M-W-F PM
                                 Miss Marylin's M-W-F PM

Monday, August 20, 2018

First PCC Meeting is September 17th @ 7pm at ECDC—all are welcome!


What is the ECDC PCC? PCC stands for Parent Communication Council which consists of a group of parent/caregiver volunteers, the principal, and an ECDC staff member.  The group organizes events at school like the Fun Fair, Teacher Appreciation Week, as well as Enrichment programs for teachers and students, like Barn Babies.  But, we can’t do it alone and we are always looking for new ideas to help the teachers make an even greater difference in the lives of our students.
Please consider joining the ECDC PCC! It's a fun, relaxed setting and a great way to be connected with what’s going on at school and meet other parents and caregivers. We meet just one night a month but you can still join our community, even if you cannot participate monthly!  There is NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED, we'll walk you through everything!

We are also looking to fill the following positions for next year:

      TREASURER

      FUNDRAISING Coordinator


Please email PCC President, Jenn Markham, at jenniferbasiliere@hotmail.com if you are interested in joining our community and/or to share your email address for PCC related info/events.  

 

Click here for the PCC MEETING SCHEDULE