District Announcements

Announcements

  • Friday, May 29, 2015

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  • Please take the time to complete this survey.  The data collected will be used by our school council to create our school improvement plan.  Please click on the link below and it will take you to the survey.
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  • Centerville Elementary is a Peanut Safe School!

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Our Mission

Natural Learn Play And Grow Together listed in: play and learn, play And Learn Curriculum and play And Learn Toys
 
Our Program:  The Barnstable Inclusive Preschool Program educates students ages 3-5 years with disabilities alongside their typically developing peers.  We prepare students for Kindergarten success by thoughtfully incorporating concepts and skills into play and thematic activities, so that learning is fun!  We want to ensure that your child's first school experiences are positive ones, so that they develop a life long love of learning.
 
Our Mission:  We strive to maximize the achievement of all our young students.  We aim to provide children with high-quality social, language, and early academic experiences, which address each child's individual needs in an emotionally and physically safe environment by following developmentally appropriate, best practices for young children of all abilities, embracing diversity, and by providing a standards-based curriculum.
 
Our Staff:  Our staff is what sets us apart from all the rest! Our teachers are all highly-qualified, licensed Special Educators with years of experience teaching students of all abilities who are able to expertly match each child's learning style with tailored instruction to meet individual needs. In addition, we have two Speech-Language Therapists, an Occupational Therapist, a Physical Therapist, and a School Psychologist working with our teachers and students to provide any additional support they made need to make progress toward their learning goals.

Preschool News

PRESCHOOL  SCREENING  AND  REGISTRATION 

The Barnstable Inclusive Preschool Program educates children with disabilities alongside their typically developing peers.  We are still 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, as we offer rolling admission throughout the year.
 
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 ATLEAST 3 YEARS OF AGE BY THEIR ANTICIPATED ENTRANCE DATE
WE WILL BE OFFERING A SUMMER SCREENING SESSION FOR ENTRANCE TO OUR PROGRAM 9/3/15!
Date and time still to be determined.  Please check back soon for details. 
 
PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:
  • Copy of your child's birth certificate to verify age
  • Proof of residency in the Barnstable district (utility bill, rent/mortgage receipt etc.)
 
 
Registration packets will be handed out at the screening.  Once accepted into the program, parents will need to submit completed registration packets as soon as possible.  Complete registration packets are required prior to beginning school.
 
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