Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Growing Pains


Dear Preschool Families,

At the end of the month there will be some slight changes to the Burlington Integrated Preschool Program. Our program continues to grow and we find ourselves needing a new classroom space. On Monday, January 31, 2011, the space that is currently being used as the big room will become the home of the Friendly Frogs. All programming will remain exactly the same and the students will just have a new larger classroom space. I’m confident that Andrea, Pat and Diane will do an outstanding job setting up the room so that it’s a wonderful learning environment.

The old Friendly Frog room will become the new home to the Barnyard Buddies. As some of you may be aware, several weeks ago Shannon Conroy become a co-teacher in the Puppy Pals room. This classroom continues to grow and change and there are currently too many students in one space. Shannon and Liz will move next door to their own classroom and Tiffany and Lori will stay in the Puppy Pals room. Programming will look exactly the same for both the students in the Puppy Pals and the Barnyard Buddies classroom. Again, it will just provide both groups of students more efficient classroom space.

The loss of the big room impacts all of the students at the Burlington Integrated Preschool and every class will need to adjust their schedule. The goal of the program will be to try to get outside as much as possible. If it is below 25 degrees or it is raining out we will be inside, and the children will participate in a gross motor movement activities. Other than that children will be outside enjoying 15 to 20 minutes of fresh air. Please make sure that your children have appropriate clothes for the elements. This includes: snow pants, boots, hats, mittens and an appropriate winter coat.

If you have any questions or concerns about the changes in classroom space please feel free to give me a call at 781-273-7632 or email at d’

Thank You,

Louise D’Amato