Little Folks Day School
600 West Cummings Park
Woburn, MA 01801
Tel # 781-935-9697 Fax # 781-933-1979
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New Location: As explained in the recent letter, Little Folks will be moving to our new location sometime before the end of the month. Our new location is 400 West Cummings Park, Suite 1150. The new space will have less room for the cubbies that hold the children’s backpacks and lunch boxes. The only things that will fit are a backpack, lunch box, and coat. There is no room for extra bags, etc. If your child brings a blanket for nap time, please be sure that it fits inside his/her backpack!
Boxtops For Education
You may continue to support Little Folks by scanning the “Boxtops for Education” labels from specially designated products throughout the school year.
Little Folks will be open until 12 PM on Friday, December 23rd. Little Folks will be closed on Monday, December 26th for the Christmas holiday. Little Folks will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 27th.
Little Folks will also be closed on Monday, January 2nd for the New Year’s Day holiday. We will be open until 5:30 PM on Friday, December 30th.
December 26th to January 2nd is the public school vacation. Little Folks will be open for most of the week. If you wish to take your one week of vacation during this time you must sign up for it before Friday, December 16th. The sign-up sheet is located on the wall inside the front door.
The Holiday Parties and Pajama Days for all classes will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, December 21st and 22nd.
Influenza Vaccinations – Flu Shots
This year it is recommended that all children attending preschool, pre-kindergarten, or grades K through 12 in Massachusetts receive a flu vaccination.
If the Woburn Public Schools cancel school due to snow, Little Folks will also be closed. If the Woburn Public Schools have any type of a delayed opening due to snow (not just a kindergarten delay), Little Folks will have the same delay in opening that day. The notice will be posted on our website and a recorded message will also be left on the answering machine. Additionally, any closing or delay will be posted on the WHDH website and mobile app. You can download the free app at http://www.whdh.com
Health Care Policy
This information from our Health Care Policy is in addition to the current COVID-19 restrictions and protocols.
At this time of year it is important to remember the following part of our Health Care Policy:
All staff members should take note daily of the color and condition of a child’s skin, eyes and overall appearance. Staff should watch for the following symptoms and bring them to the immediate attention of the director:
- Watery, inflamed eyes or crusty eyes or eyelids.
- Glazed appearance of eyes.
- Dry cough.
- Inflamed nostrils.
- Heavy nasal discharge.
- Unusual irritability.
- Rash, sores, flushed appearance, clamminess, pallor or other unusual conditions of the skin.
- Contagious diseases, i.e. chicken pox, especially if it is prevalent in the community.
Upon observation of any of the above symptoms, the child’s parent shall be notified and expected to take the child home immediately. A child who is unable to participate fully in the school program should be kept at home. Whenever there is any doubt about a child’s health, the parent must keep the child home for 24 hours. If a child is sent home from school due to illness, that child must remain home from school the following day to allow him/her time to recover.
Please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. We will still be going outside from time to time therefore all parents should be sure their children are dressed warmly enough to play outside. All students should have hats and mittens or gloves. All outerwear should be labeled with your child’s name. Then if it is left at school we will be able to return it to you.
Best Wishes to All for a Happy Holiday Season!!!
Pre-Kindergarten – Ms. Sarah, Ms. Linda, Mrs. Donaghey, Ms. Angelee and Ms. Pam
We hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving Holiday! November was a very busy month for us. We talked about the First Thanksgiving and how the Pilgrims came to America on the Mayflower to escape the mean king in England. We learned how the Native Americans, especially one called, Squanto, taught the Pilgrims how to hunt, fish, and plant squash, corn, and pumpkins. To say thank you for all of their help, the Pilgrims invited Chief Massasoit and the entire Wampanoag tribe to a big feast. In honor of Thanksgiving, we had our own feast. We ate corn bread, popcorn, and cookies. It was yummy! We decorated our room with turkeys, cornucopias, scarecrows and Native American corn.
We also celebrated Little Folks’ 40th Birthday! We had a party, ate cake, and decorated birthday signs with our handprints. Check them out on the wall of the Pre-K classroom!
Some of the books we read this month were: The First Thanksgiving and ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving.
December is here and we will be busy little elves getting our room ready for the winter holidays.
Some of our special projects include:
Academics – number 5; shape – rectangle; color – green; letters – Jj, Kk, and Ll.
Art Activities – Stockings, candy canes, dreidels, reindeer, wreaths, menorahs, gingerbread houses, and lights for our tree and windows!
Our Holiday Parties will be held on Wednesday, December 21st and Thursday, December 22nd. The children may wear their pajamas to school both days. We will read The Polar Express.
For parents who would like to send in goodies for the party, a sign-up sheet will be posted.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!
Preschool – Ms. Stephanie, Mrs. Lilley and Ms. Sydney
December is here! We are so excited – such a wonderful time of the year. We hope everyone enjoyed a great Thanksgiving! We learned all about Thanksgiving and why we celebrate it. We learned that Thanksgiving is a day to say “Thank You” and to be thankful. We made corn, dinner plates, Mayflowers, Pilgrims, Native Americans, turkeys; a 1,2,3 Book and cornucopias. We learned the letters Ll for Leaf, Ff for Fox, and Cc for Carrot; and Qq for Quilt. The color for November was blue and the shape was the square.
December is here and we are anxious to start decorating the room for the arrival of Christmas and Santa. We will discuss and learn about both Christmas and Hanukkah.
We have many projects planned for art this month: candy canes, stockings, wreaths, gingerbread men, trees, ornaments, reindeer, dreidels and menorahs. The color for December is Green and the shape is the Rectangle.
Our Holiday Parties will be held on Wednesday, December 21st and Thursday, December 22nd.