Monday, July 31, 2017

ECDC Updates

July 2017

Happy Summer! The school year is fast approaching and we are busy getting ready for a fun and exciting school year.  Below are some important dates for you to put on your calendar!
                                                                      Kelty Kelley
August 15th : Teacher Assignment Letters Mailed
On August 15th all Franklin Public Elementary Schools will mail placement letters to families. Here at ECDC, we will mail your child’s welcome packet along with his or her class assignment letter.
        
August 31st:   Preschool Orientation
On August 31st your child’s class will be getting together to meet your child’s teacher and make connections with other students and families in his or her classroom. Your welcome packet will include an invitation with your child’s specific appointment time.

September 1st: Fall Tuition Payment Due
*online bill pay will not be available until August 22nd

ECDC 2017-18     Payment Schedule
Session
Deposit
Sept 1st
December 1st
February 1st
Total
3 Half Days
226
676
676
677
2255
4 Half Days
300
897
897
898
2992
5 Half Days
388
1165
1165
1165
3883
2 Extended Days
264
792
792
792
2640
4 Extended Day
504
1504
1504
1504
5016


September 5th: First day for ECDC Students!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Pictures from Barn Babies...


The PCC and a grant from Best Buddies funded a visit from Barn Babies this spring!
Click below to see some great pictures that Eileen Conway, and ECDC parent, took for us!
This was just from one of the two days...it was such a great experience for our little ones!



Pictures from Barn Babies at ECDC in June!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Openings for the next school year at ECDC!

Hello!
So we still  have a few additional openings for the next school year---you may want to change your program or share this with your family and friends!
Option D: 4 day afternoons (M-T and TH-F) 12:45-3:15
Option E: 5 day morning (M-F) 9:15-11:45
Option G: 4 day extended (M, T and Th, F) 9:15-1:15

There are not many spots and they will be awarded on a first come first served basis! 
Thanks,
Kelty Kelley, M.Ed., Principal

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

ECDC UPDATES 5-10-17



Email Updates
Please make sure you read your EMAIL updates from
ECDC...I send out important information about upcoming events. If you are NOT
getting these email, please contact the ECDC office. Here are some things that
you may have missed:

NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY---PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

ECDC Openings:
ESY: Come join us for a 2, 4 or 6 weeks summer fun session. Each session is only $40, and scholarships are available for qualifying families. There are still spots available and you can access the application by clicking here! This is for current ECDC students only!

Next School Year:
Due to programming changes, there are now additional 4 day, 4 hour slots available. If you are interested in this program, please click here for application or come by and see Miss Lauren in the ECDC office. Please share the application with you family and friends!
                                                                                                           
Play Group for Students whose first language is not English
Thursday May 11th @ 1:30-2:30pm
This playgroup is co-facilitated by Miss Randi and Ms. Marsha from Self Help CFCE and is designed to help families whose first language is not English feel connected to our ECDC community.
RSVP to Miss Lauren at callaghanl@franklin.k12.ma.us .

Connections for Parents of Children with
Special Needs

Next meeting is May 11th…please RSVP to kelleyk@frankin.k12.ma.us
if you plan on attending and please share ideas for topics to discuss (K
transition, Summer Ideas, Etc) Please note, Ms. Marsha will NOT be joining us this month!

ECDC Conferences---NO SCHOOL ON THIS DAY

May 19th…please call or visit the main office to schedule an appointment

Kindergarten Transition Activities:
·       Kindergarten Information and Tour Nights:  This an opportunity for a brief tour of the school and a presentation by the principal and kindergarten team to introduce you to the building, the routines, the curriculum and your child’s school community.
Davis Thayer                             May 11th - 6:00 PM
Jefferson                                  May 18th - 6:00 PM
Keller                                       May 24th - 6:00 PM
Kennedy                                 May 18th - 6:00 PM
Oak Street                               May 24th - 6:00 PM
Parmenter                               May 18th - 5:30 PM
·       Playground with the Principal: If your ECDC student is transitioning to kindergarten in the fall, please bring your family to our ECDC playground to meet your child’s new principal and to connect with other families going to your home school!
All Playground Dates start at 3:30 pm: Principals will be available until 4pm, but families are invited to stay longer and play!
June 6th                                    Parmenter
June 8th                                    Oak Street 
June 12th                                  Davis Thayer
June 13th                                 Jefferson
June 14th                                  Keller
June 15th                                  Kennedy
·       Kindergarten Screening: Kindergarten Screenings will be held at the school where you child will attend kindergarten on June 19th and June 20th. If you DID NOT schedule a screening (or make arrangements with Kelty), then you will receive a letter within the next couple of days from Debbie Dixson, Director of Student Services, with your screening appointment.

PCC Updates
·       PCC Hosts Staff Appreciation Week (a note from your PCC):
               Staff Appreciation week is May 22nd-May 26th. Let's thank our staff for another
               great year! We will plan to do something special everyday of that week.

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, that would also be most welcome. Please make checks payable to "ECDC PCC" and send donations in to the front office (check or cash) by FRIDAY, May 19th. 

For food donations, please specify the details of what you are donating in the sign-up so we can be sure there is an assortment. (Example: "Apples & bananas in a bowl" for Fruit).
·       Hosting Children’s Art Auction: this week students participated in art projects with will be auctioned off via the ECDC PCC Facebook Page. All money raised will benefit enrichment programming for ECDC.
·       Co-sponsoring Barn Babies at ECDC: The PCC, along with a grant from Best Buddies, is hosting Barn Babies for each classroom early in June. Our middle school Best Buddies will be right there with each classroom!
·       Last meeting of the school year will be June 7th @ 6:45 here at ECDC…all are welcome to attend. We will be looking for new PCC members and leaders, so please join us even if you just want to learn more!
·       PCC Sponsored Family Fun Fair is June 19th and more info to follow!

Important Dates:

No School May
12—Professional Development

No School May
19—ECDC Conferences

June 16—Last day
of School @ ECDC

June 19—PCC sponsored
Family Fun Fair (in the morning)


Twitter: Follow ECDC on Twitter @FranklinECDC



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

ECDC UPDATES (sent via email 5-2-17)



ECDC UPDATES (sent via email 5-2-17)
Email Updates
Please make sure you read your EMAIL updates from ECDC...I send out important information about upcoming events. If you are NOT getting these email, please contact the ECDC office. Here are some things that you may have missed:
PCC Hosts Staff Appreciation Week (a note from your PCC):
Staff Appreciation week is May 22nd-May 26th. Let's thank our staff for another great year! We will plan to do something special everyday of that week.
Please consider signing up for items that you would like to bring and plan to drop them off at the beginning of your time slot. Along with donations, many volunteers are also needed to make the events enjoyable for our wonderful staff and teachers! 
If you would perfer to make a monetary donation, that would also be most welcome. Please make checks payable to "ECDC PCC" and send donations in to the front office (check or cash) by FRIDAY, May 19th. 
For food donations, please specify the details of what you are donating in the sign-up so we can be sure there is an assortment. (Example: "Apples & bananas in a bowl" for Fruit).
ECDC Conferences
May 19th…please call or visit the main office to schedule an appointment
Kindergarten Screening
ECDC families can choose a K screening time on June 19th or 20th by calling or visiting the ECDC main office before FRIDAY MAY 5th (after that date
you will be assigned a time)
Connections for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Next meeting is May 11th…please RSVP to kelleyk@frankin.k12.ma.us if you plan on attending and please share ideas for topics to discuss (K transition, Summer Ideas, Etc)
Important Dates:
No School May 12—Professional Development
No School May 19—ECDC Conferences
June 16—Last day of School @ ECDC
June 19—PCC sponsored Family Fun Fair (in the morning)
Twitter: Follow ECDC on Twitter @FranklinECDC

Monday, April 10, 2017

Family Art Show and EXPO on April 27th

Weather Exploration

Thursday April 27th from 5:30-7pm here at ECDC


The ECDC team would like to invite you to the second of two Curriculum Exploration Open Houses of the school year! This is an opportunity for ECDC students to take their families into a day in the life of a preschooler—learning through discovery!

Families are encouraged to visit all 6 classrooms and participate in fun discovery-based learning activities or games in each classroom that incorporate

Art and Projects as a vehicle for social, literacy and  STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) skills!