News News from the Office 2/16/18

News from the Office 2/16/18

February 16, 2018



February Vacation

School is Closed Monday, February 19th

Child Care is Available Tuesday, February 20th to Friday, February 23rd.  If you would like to sign up for Child Care please email Lisa at


Blast Off!

In honor of the recent launch of the Falcon Heavy by SpaceX, the children at Pincushion Hill took part in an exciting Celebrate Space event on Monday from 9:30-11:00am.

Four groups rotated through all four different centers.

Center 1: The children learned and discussed the recent launch of the Falcon Heavy. They were even able to watch a brief video showing the launch!

Center 2: The children completed space related activity sheets, including designing what their rocket would look like.

Center 3: The children built a rocket with Duplo and Lego blocks. In addition they made a straw rocket. There was a lot of scientific and engineering thinking going on as the children thought about speed and distance.

Center 4: The children learned about the long journey to Mars and what they would pack. Many were surprised that it would take 6 months to get to Mars. In addition, the stay on Mars would be 18 months, and then another 6 months for the return trip. The children talked about someone travelling to Mars at 6 years old and not getting back to Earth until the person is close to 9 years old.


The Summer Discovery Program, 2018

June 18th through August 17th

“Our Universe”

This summer will be an exhilarating summer of learning about space travel, planets, stars, and galaxies.  The children will be learning and exploring in our treasured gardens and harvesting as we go.  We will study the life cycles of the many plants and animals.

If you are interested in the program, please see the attached application.


Winter Enrichments

There is still time to sign up!

Lego STEAM Park – 3 and 4 year olds

First Lego League Jr. – Ages 5 and up

Coding Enrichment – Ages 5 and up

Art – All Ages

Music – All Ages

Please see the attached list of Enrichment classes.  If you are interested in registering please email Lisa at


Make Up Day on March 9th

We will be cancelling Teacher Professional Day on March 9th in order to make up for the January 17th snow day.  It will be a regular school day!


Children’s House

Pajama Party

Has Been Moved to

April 13th 3-4pm

Children’s House students wear your pj’s to school and have some fun in the afternoon!


School Cancellation Information

To see if school is cancelled please check stations WBZ (4), WCVB (5) and WHDH (7).  If you would like a text alert please sign up with the station.


It’s Cold Outside!

Please remember to dress your children in layers.  Send them with sweatshirts, waterproof jackets, gloves, hats, snow pants, and boots.


Please remember we are a nut free school.