Dear P.A.W.S. Community,

Here are some preschool updates and dates to remember:

Wednesday, February 1 – 10:00 AM -1:00 PM – Kindergarten Registration Round-Up @ P.A.W.S. – For the the families with children registering for kindergarten next year, we provide you with the convenience of opting to drop-off all of your child’s kindergarten registration paperwork at P.A.W.S.. You may attend this Kindergarten Registration Round-up, or you may attend one of the other Round-ups the district is hosting on February 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm or March 4 @ 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Sprague Elementary School, 401 School St, Wellesley, MA 02482.

Friday, February 3, 2017 – preschool progress notes and/or report cards will be sent home for your review. The teachers and specialists have spent many hours gathering and reviewing data to create individualized and specialized reports for each student. Please keep the report cards for your records and sign and return the comment envelopes. As always, feel free to contact your child’s teacher with any questions.

Sunday, February 5, 2017 – 10:00 AM -2:00 PM – P.A.W.S. Winter Carnaval, join us in the Hardy School Gym, 293 Weston Road, Wellesley, MA. Thank you to the P.A.W.S. PTO for sponsoring this fun family event!

Monday, February 6, 2017 – 9:00-10:00 AM – “Putting It All Together” Workshop, in the P.A.W.S. faculty room. This workshop is offered to parents of children with IEPs to learn strategies for prioritizing, understanding, and organizing the mountains of paperwork that can accumulate when you have a child with educational and/or medical, special needs. Thank you to the P.A.W.S. PTO for their generous support of this event. R.S.V.P. via the tear-off sheet sent home in backpack mail, or send an email to cashmani to be sure we have ample materials and supplies for all who attend. If you are not able to attend on this date, but are interested in this workshop, let us know and we work to offer this workshop again.

Monday, February 13, 2017 – 6:30-7:30 PM – Special Education Transition to Kindergarten Presentation, at the Fiske School Library. Join P.A.W.S. staff and Elementary School Special Education Staff for an overview and presentation explaining the special transition process to kindergarten for students with IEPs. R.S.V.P. via the tear-off sheet sent home in backpack mail, or send an email to cashmani to let us know if you will join us.

The transition to kindergarten is an exciting time! Each elementary school invites you to your child’s new school to learn about about their kindergarten program.

Please see the list below and plan to attend the event at your child’s school.

Welcome to Kindergarten! Transition Night Presentation for Incoming Kindergarten Families






March 14

6-7 p.m.



March 16

6-7:30 pm

Bates Library


March 23

6-7 p.m.

Hardy library


March 23

6:30-7:45 pm

Hunnewell Library


April 5


Upham Library


April 5

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Schofield Gym


April 6

6:30 -7:30 p.m


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s classroom teacher or the elementary school! We look forward to supporting you through the transition process from preschool to kindergarten!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – Valentine’s Day/Friendship Day – Your child’s classroom teacher will share a class list to be sure that if your child decides to make Valentine’s Day/Friendship Day cards, there is one card for every classmate. We ask that you please do not send any candy or other food items in the Valentine’s Day cards. If you decide to make a Valentine’s Day goody-bag, please be sure the items are not food related to protect our students with food allergies and/or dietary restrictions. Thank you for keeping food treats at home and helping to keep our children safe.

February 20 – 24 – February Vacation Week – No School

Thursday, March 2, 2017 – Read Across America Day – On March 2, 2017, the P.A.W.S. faculty and staff want to get the word out about the importance of children’s literacy. This year marks the nineteenth annual celebration of reading and Dr. Seuss’s 113th birthday! Here in Wellesley, I hope that every child will be reading with a caring adult. For more information about National Education Association’s Read Across America, visit

NEA’s Read Across America reminds parents of the crucial role they play in their children’s education. Taking time to read with a child is one of the most important lessons that parents can share with their children. On Read Across America Day, join in on the fun because you’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child!

Please let me know if you have sewing skills! I have a pattern for the red and white stovepipe Cat-in-the-Hat hat. It would be great to be able to have one hat for each teacher at P.A.W.S. to wear for the celebration. Please contact me if you or someone you know can sew and would be willing to help!

I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming events at P.A.W.S.!


‘Becca Z.

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