Thursday, September 17, 2015

Get Involved at ECDC!


 I am excited to announce our first few family events!
You can always check for coming events and special occasions by visiting

Important Dates and Upcoming Events on the right side of this blog page!

PCC:
Our Parent Communication Council is a great way for families to get involved at ECDC! The monthly meetings are an opportunity to connect with other parents, to share your ideas on how to make ECDC even better, and to find opportunities to volunteer! Meetings are held on Mondays each month!
For more information you can visit the ECDC PCC Blog

PCC Meetings (6:30 for refreshments, 7pm meeting begins)
 September 21st 
October 19th
November 16th
January 11th
February 8th
March 14Th
April 11th
May 9th
June 13th

Volunteer Trainings
Here at ECDC we encourage families to participate in their child's education and one way to do that is by volunteering in your child's classroom or to help with a school event or project. All parents and guardians interested in volunteering must participate in a Volunteer Training. The Volunteer Training is a ONE TIME training---if you participated with me last year, we have a record and you will not be required to participate again.  
IMPORTANT! CORI forms must be completed
EACH YEAR and be easily done with
 Miss Laura in the main office.


Volunteer Training Dates
(trainings are quick, 20-30 minutes)
September 21st  @ 6:15
September 25th @ 2:45
October 6th @ 6:00
October 9th @ 11:15
Parents who are not cleared through the main office will not be able to volunteer.

Collaborating with Self Help, Inc. and Ms. Marsha Wright
Last year we had great success working collaboratively with Self Help, Inc.  Ms. Marsha has again agreed to work with us, proving family story time sessions and even a parent workshop!


Stories and Songs of American Preschools  
October 6th, 6:30-7:30pm 
This program is designed for families new to the American Preschool model...families to are new to this country or just new to preschool would benefit from this program. Space is limited, so register early.   Click here for more information.

Family Pajama Story Times
February 4th @6:15-7:15 pm 
April 7th @6:15-7:15 pm

Grab your favorite stuffed friend and come to Family Story Hour with Ms. Marsha. Families will listen to a few stories, sing, dance, do a simple craft together, and have a parade.  Each Family will leave with a goody bag filled with surprises including a new children’s book and some great resources and helpful information! (Flyers and registration information will follow)


Connections for Parents of Children with Special Needs 
November 12th @6:30-7:45 pm
     February 25th  @6:30-7:45 pm     
                                                      May 5th @6:30-7:45 pm
           


Working in collaboration with Ms. Marsha, I will be facilitating a group for parents of children with special needs (IEPs, Medical, Emotional, etc). This will be an opportunity for parents to make connections, to share fears and concerns about what challenges they face and to gather information about additional resources available the community. Please email Miss Laura at flanaganla@franklin.k12.ma.us to RSVP.

                                                  Playtime is Learning Time 
January  14th @ 7:00-8:30 PM
A hands on workshop for parents and guardians to learn techniques to encourage and 
support student learning through play.(Flyers and registration information will follow)

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