February 16, 2018
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 Lisa@pincushion.com.
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
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.
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 Lisa@pincushion.com.
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!
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.