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Preschool News

PRESCHOOL  SCREENING  AND  REGISTRATION

 
 
The Barnstable Inclusive Preschool Program educates children with disabilities alongside their typically developing peers.  We are looking for children ages 3-5, with strong language, social, and play skills to serve as peer models for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.
 
 
Our classrooms are staffed with highly-qualified, certified teachers.  School readiness skills are taught through supervised exploration and play, along with direct instruction and thematic activities which are aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Our goal is to prepare ALL children for Kindergarten success in a nurturing and fun environment!
 
 
If you are interested in having your child become part of our program, the first step is to have your child participate in our preschool screening.  During the screening, your child will participate in a play group with other children and will be asked to perform some simple tasks (ex: building with blocks, coloring, turning pages in a book) by our teachers and therapists.  Our team will be observing how the children act in a group, how they communicate,  if they are able to follow one-step directions and more.  The purpose of the screening is to identify children who will be strong role models for our students with special needs and also to identify any children who may need to be referred for evaluation, should we believe they may need additional support.
 
 
TO BE SCREENED, YOUR CHILD MUST BE 3 OR 4 YEARS OLD AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 
 
 
Screening sessions will be held at Centerville Elementary School, 658 Bay Lane, Centerville at the following times:
 
 
MARCH 25th - Last names A-M,  9:30-11:00 AM
MARCH 25th - Last names L-Z, 12:30 - 2:00 PM
APRIL 1st - Last names A-M, 9:30 - 11:00 AM
APRIL 8th - Last names N-Z, 9:30 - 11:00 AM
 
 
YOU WILL NEED TO BRING WITH YOU:
- Proof of residency in the Barnstable district (utility bill, rent/mortgage receipt etc.)
- Copy of your child's birth certificate
 
 
Registration packets will be handed out at the screening.  Once accepted into the program, parents will need to submit completed registration packets by May 1, 2015.
 
 
Students selected will be offered 2, 3, or 4, half-day sessions (2.5 hours) in our BRAND NEW EARLY LEARNING CENTER, being constructed now on the grounds of Hyannis West Elementary School, designed just for our little ones!  There is a reasonable monthly tuition fee for peers which varies depending on the number of days your child attends.
 
 
Please call the Preschool Office at 508-790-9890 ext. 148 with any questions.  We look forward to meeting you!

Director's Corner

 
                                                                                               February 2015
 
Dear Parents,
 
Allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Nicole Caucci, and I will be acting as the Interim Director of Barnstable's Early Learning Programs for the remainder of this school year.  I have taken a leave of absence from my position with the Plymouth Public Schools to pursue this opportunity and I am very excited about being here.
 
Although I have only been on the job a month so far, I have quickly become familiar with our programs and I am truly impressed with what Barnstable has to offer!  The teachers and therapists are extremely knowledgeable, professional, and most of all invested in the children.  We are all very excited about the brand new preschool building that is being constructed now, which will house all preschool classrooms beginning in September.  The children will have a brand new facility with new furniture, new supplies and a fresh new start!
 
A little more about myself... I have been a Special Education Teacher for the past 16 years.  For the past 9 years, I taught Integrated Preschool.  I hold a Master's Degree in Special Education and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in School Leadership.  I am licensed through the state of Massachusetts as both Teacher and Principal. 
 
I have only had the opportunity to meet a handful of families so far.  I would love to meet more parents.  Please feel free to stop into the Preschool Office at Centerville Elementary to say hello. I look forward to meeting you!
 
 
Respectfully,
Nicole Caucci, M.Ed CAGS
 
 
 
 

Preschool Letter

August 25, 2014
 
Dear Preschool Parent/ Guardian,
 
Welcome to the opening of a new school year! Our staff is looking forward to working with you all to make this a fantastic preschool experience for your child.
Important Information to Know:
Preschool Orientation for parents and preschool students will be held in the Barnstable High School Classrooms on Tuesday, September 2, 9:00 AM Session and 11:00 for the PM Session. Centerville Orientation will take place in the BISTRO at 1:00 for all  PM Preschool Students (including Partnership Classroom). On Wednesday, September 3, 9:30 AM - ALL AM Preschool Students will meet in the Bistro at Centerville for the Morning session Orientation.
 
Orientation is an important time for you and your preschool student to visit their classroom and meet his/her teachers and classmates as transitions can sometimes be difficult for many children and their parents. The orientation visit may reduce the separation worries for both parent and child and help everyone build excitement about the new school year! **Please bring a change of clothing to leave with your child's teacher and make sure their clothing is labeled with their first name and last initial.
 
Emergency cards are filled out at orientation as all students MUST have a completed card to attend school. PLEASE BRING: the names and phone numbers of 2-3 emergency contacts for your child's emergency card, AND a complete set of clothing (including socks and underwear) to leave at school for your child. **Cards are now part of X2
 
First day of Preschool - PM Session - Wednesday, September 3, 2014 (including Partnership Class)
First day of Preschool - AM Session -Thursday, September 4, 2014
 
Start/end times for the school year: AM Sessions: 9-11:30      PM Sessions: 1-3:30
 
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures: Due to the amount of Elementary School students that travel to and from the school, we need to have a specific drop off and pick up time for the start and end of the day.
 
Arrival at Preschool is at 8:55 AM. Afternoon pick up begins at 3:30 PM. Please do NOT arrive early!
 
Please use the Preschool Entrance at the far right between the school and the portable for arrival and dismissal. Our busses are dropping off students in the morning and have usually completed their drop off by 8:50 AM. Please follow the directions of the staff and do not pull into the loop until directed to do so. We understand that many parents need to get to or from other schools and /or work and we will work to make the process as smooth and timely as possible. Last year we had most families on their way by 3:35 PM.
 
We look forward to a fun filled school year. See you at orientation!
 
Mrs. Sliwa and Pre-School Staff