Today is a 1/2 day for all students. No PM Preschool.
Taft Early Learning Center Preschool
The Taft Early Learning Center Preschool is part of the Uxbridge Public Schools in Uxbridge, Ma. Th
As we approach our Thanksgiving break, we would like to express gratitude towards our Taft ELC students and families!
Additionally, we are thankful for all of our teachers, paras, techs, admin, office staff and related service providers. We could not do this without you!
Next week Uxbridge parents/guardians are invited to Douglas SEPAC Basic Rights Training. Thank you, Douglas SEPAC for inviting us! See below for more information and message us with any questions!
Great ways for Preschoolers to develop gross motor, language, cognitive, and motor planning skills and more!
Movement Songs for Kids 🕺💃🏻
We still have space in Jill's 12/1 workshop!
Please us the link below to register:
Happy World Kindness Day! 💚💙
Social emotional learning can spark acts of kindness by helping people of all ages recognize the power of emotions and demonstrate perspective taking of others. Learn more bit.ly/3UHFIek
Did you know that a 3-year old (top left image) and a 6-year old (top right image) have significantly different skeletal structure in their hands?! Notice the bones in the wrist of the 3-year old -- many of them are still mostly cartilage! Look at all the spaces in between the bones where muscles and tendons will change through the years. Even the difference between a 6-year old and a 14-year old (lower right) is huge!
Preschoolers have SO much development to do before they can write the way school-aged children or adults can!
Please do NOT stress if your preschooler does not want to write or draw. Some love it and some don't.
While they are growing, strengthen those little bones and muscles! Here are some great pre-writing, muscle-strengthening activities:
* painting, drawing, coloring
* tearing and cutting
* poking holes in things (try toothpicks and paper!)
* digging in dirt
* building with LEGOS, marble runs, or other blocks
* beading (try beads, cut straws, or even bobbins!)
* squeezing (try stress balls, squeezing water in a sponge, or using a pipette)
* picking up and throwing balls (use different sizes!)
* playing with toys (watch what their little fingers do when they pick up and move little cars, marbles, action figures, etc!)
These all strengthen and help develop little hands, muscles, and bones. When they are physically ready to write, it will be so much easier than if they were pushed when they didn't want to and weren't ready!
Reminder, the following Preschool schedule changes will take place this week:
Thursday, Nov. 10th-
Half day schedule (No PM Preschool)
Russell & Churchill dismissal @ 11:05am
Ryan & Donoghue dismissal @ 11:30am
Friday, Nov. 11th-
No Preschool to celebrate Veteran's Day.
*Changed* November Spirit Days! Let's celebrate a successful Boosterthon!
Thank you Uxbridge PD for coming to read to us last week!
Happy Halloween for those who celebrate!
Thank you to Officer Dan Deveau, our School Resource Officer for coming to talk to us about Halloween safety! 🎃
Tomorrow, Saturday 10/22, is the day! We are looking forward to a beautiful day for our Trunk-or-Treat, from 11am-1pm at Taft.
Things to remember for the event:
-Please park at McCloskey and walk the path towards Taft to the registration table, where you will get bags for your candy, your first treat and voting tickets!
-UBA concessions will be open with a full menu! Cash or Venmo.
-If you have a pumpkin decorated for the contest, bring it to to the event and drop it off at the pumpkin voting table, located in the smaller Taft parking lot.
-Make a visit to the glitter tattoo station - $5 per tattoo, cash, Venmo and cash app accepted.
We can’t wait to see everyone!
A big thank you to the Uxbridge Fire Department for the visit and activities as part of Fire Prevention Week!
Tomorrow, Friday October 7th is a Half Day for all students.
There will be no PM Preschool.
Preschool Dismissal times are as follows:
Russell (AM) & Churchill (AM)-11:05am
Donoghue & Ryan- 11:30am
🌟Tomorrow! Uxbridge SEPAC will be hosting Mass Advocates for Children (MAC) for a presentation on Anti-bullying TUESDAY OCTOBER 4th at 6PM via Zoom. Use the following link to input e-mail and the zoom link will be sent to you prior to the event: https://forms.gle/eNT8YWEzJJCoADCK7
Anti-bullying training: This workshop will address best practice based on the state’s anti-bullying prevention law. The training focuses on laws that require both school-wide efforts to create safe and supportive school environments for students with disabilities and laws that require IEP Teams to address bullying of students with disabilities. The workshop will also address concerns about the high rates of bullying after COVID-19 disruptions.
Questions? We'd love to hear from you! Reach out to [email protected]
Can You Join Me for a Coffee?: Live on Zoom — Mike Baldassarre
Can You Join Me for a Coffee?: Live on Zoom — Mike Baldassarre Opportunities to engage are important - And I hope that you can join me for coffee on Zoom on September 22nd
This is Preschool at it’s best!
The Taft Spirit Wear Store is OPEN for orders until September 29th! https://taftpto.itemorder.com/shop/home/
We have some new items this year, including some popular items from our Art Show raffle baskets this year. We will post when items are ready for pickup, which is estimated to be in November.
We had a great first day of Preschool today! Looking forward to tomorrow.
Ever Wonder Why it is Called Open House? — Mike Baldassarre
Ever Wonder Why it is Called Open House? — Mike Baldassarre Tonight, we welcomed our preschoolers and their families to our “Open House” at the Taft Early Learning Center. This was another example of how we provide our children and their families with opportunities for thoughtful transitions – as I wrote about in an earlier post.
Thank you Uxbridge Preschool families for such a great night at the first evening Preschool Open House!
We are giddy with excitement to welcome your children next week!
A big THANK YOU to Uxbridge SEPAC ,Taft PTO and Uxbridge district administration for attending!
TaftELC PreK Open House. Thank you to all the families who stopped by.
🙌Hope to see you at our first meeting Tuesday September 13th at the UHS Library at 6:30pm.
Tomorrow night! So excited.
Preschool starts on Tuesday, September 6th.
However, we are excited to meet you this Thursday, September 1st for Preschool Open House!
USEPAC Meeting Times
USEPAC Meeting Times Thank you all for your interest in joining USEPAC. We understand schedules are very busy, so we thought it would be helpful to gain an understanding of what times work best for the majority.
We are excited to see you for our Preschool Open House/Orientation on Thursday September 1st! See times based on your student’s teacher.
Representatives from and Taft PTO and Uxbridge SEPAC will also be there!
Be in the lookout for a welcome email and informational packet (packets will be available at the Open House) from your teacher prior to the Open House.
Due to the forecasted thundershowers this evening, Count Down to Kindergarten at Taft Early Learning Center is moved to next Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 6 pm. Registered families need to take no action - your registration transfers automatically. But for families that haven't yet registered, but would like to, below is the registeration link:
Calling all incoming Uxbridge Public School Kindergarteners and their families - we have an event for you! Please use the link below to register:
This program runs for 6 weeks from July 7 - August 18 for families who would like to learn beginner ASL. Each class builds upon the prior one. At the end of 6 weeks, children, teens, and caregivers will be able to sign the alphabet, greet others, learn food related signs, express emotions and feelings, learn numbers and tell time. Come join Emily Cole to learn and practice ASL! 1 adult plus kids per family. Registration is required. The program will be outdoors but will move indoors in inclement weather. For ages 0-10 years and caregivers. Registration is required.
Read Around Uxbridge Tuesday, August 16th, 10a-11a. All ages
At the Community Gardens adjacent to the soccer fields Sutton St., we’ll read a story, learn about organic gardening, and explore the Community Gardens. This is a collaboration with Beginning Bridges and Uxbridge Public Library
Registration is required.
Read Around Uxbridge 8/2/22 10AM at Uxbridge Police Station
518 E. Hartford Ave, Uxbridge, MA
Join us at the Uxbridge Police Station to get a tour of the station and an understanding of what our officers do! For all ages. Hosted by Beginning Bridges CFCE and Uxbridge Library. Registration is required.
We have created an event in partnership with Uxbridge Public Schools for incoming Kindergateners.
Below is the link to register: