For Our Families












  








One of the unique qualities of Erdman Preschool is the degree of parent involvement in all levels of the school's operation.

We urge our families to read newsletters, mark their calendars, get involved, and be active partners in the education of our children. Helping with snack or volunteering in the classroom are experiences that benefit both the child and the parent.
  
Get Involved

In the Classroom

Volunteering in the classroom, chaperoning field trips, helping with snack and special projects are experiences that benefit both the child and the parent. Become a 'Room Parent' for a year. Check in with your child's teachers to see how you can get involved.

Lunch Bunch

Volunteer for Lunch Bunch and your child attends that day for free! Teachers and parent volunteers supervise outdoor play, lunch, free play games, and stories with friends. Monday - Friday, 11:30-1:00. Contact us about signing up.

Go to PAC Meetings

Get involved with the Parent Activities Committee! PAC supports and enriches our school by coordinating fundraising, providing information of educational value and interest to parents, and hosting knowledgeable speakers and programs.

Brainstorm

Have an idea for a fundraiser / event / speaker? We welcome your suggestions and are thankful for your support of Erdman. Please contact us to discuss your ideas.

Donate

Can you donate a product or service from your business for fundraising? Can you donate your time to help out with a fundraiser or school activity?

There are several ways to support Erdman: make a cash donation, grab a Helping Hand,  or donate time and resources. Every contribution helps support the high-quality education of our students.

Share

Love Erdman? Tell your friends! Please encourage friends to explore our school and plan a visit. Sharing our posts on Facebook is also a great way to let friends know about all the great things happening at Erdman.
  
Reminders​

• Please remember to read the message boards and check your child’s bag every day.
Along with these, the monthly newsletter and school wide emails are our major means of communicating with you.

• The door will be locked each day at 9:15, opened at 11:15, locked at 1:15, opened at 3:15. The door will be locked during the 11:30 to 1:00 break. You must call the office, 545-9309, to be let in at other times. This small security measure worked well last year to insure that no strangers entered the building.​

• We follow the Scituate Public Schools for school closings due to inclement weather. No school in Scituate means no school at Erdman. A one hour delay in Scituate means a one hour delay at Erdman. More than a one hour delay means no morning classes at Erdman, no Lunch Bunch but afternoon classes will be held. It is your responsibility to access this information via the Scituate school's website (scituate.k12.ma.us). If Erdman must cancel for another reason you will be notified via email.

• FOR SAFETY'S SAKE......
  • Please do not park beside the orange cones. This area must be clear for children and parents entering and leaving the playground.
  • Turn off your car’s engine and ask a friend to watch siblings in the car if you don’t want to bring them inside. 
  • If you need help with babies, please call the office and we can bring your child up or downstairs. 
  • Children should never be left alone in the car nor should they be allowed to run between the car and the playground at drop off or pick up time. 
  • Remember that the driveway is one way and you must exit behind the church. Never go out the entrance.

​• Please dress your child warmly as the playground can be cold and windy. Layers are great and hats and mittens will be necessary soon. Tuck them in your child's bag each day.

• Please arrive on time so that your child can start the day with his or her classmates. If you are delayed for pick up due to an emergency, call the office so that we can reassure your child that you are on the way.

• At both drop off and pickup please come INSIDE the playground fence and make verbal contact with your child’s teacher before leaving. If you arrive before 9:00, please stay on the playground with your child until his/her teachers arrive. The Early Drop Off teacher is not responsible for your child at this time.

• Now that Lunch Bunch has started, it is important that parents and children not linger on the playground at pick up time. You are welcome anytime Lunch Bunch or a class is not outside. Thank you for your help!

• Karen is available in the office Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 1:30 to answer questions about tuition, required forms and general Erdman information. Debby is available every day. No question is too small!




Questions? Contact us.




JANUARY

 
We have moved our SEF grant Outdoor Building Area inside this winter so that children can continue their explorations. The pictures on the entry hall bulletin board illustrate how we have been using the new materials and how involved your children have become experimenting with balance, momentum, gravity and construction. Many budding engineers at Erdman!
 

This month the cold weather will give us a chance to explore winter science and art. All classes will experiment with the properties of ice and snow at the sensory tables and watch the changes from solid to liquid and back again. They will be able to describe and compare properties of liquids and solids. We will use ice, snow and water to create designs and pictures. Threes and Fours will learn about birds and make several birdfeeders to help our feathered friends through the winter months. They will also explore different animal habitats, what animals need in the winter and how animals adapt to seasonal changes. MTTH Threes will work with colors along with science, art and language activities. Our young threes will explore shapes and incorporate them into creative activities, constructions and games.


The 4 Day class will create vehicles and flying machines while they investigate transportation and begin number themes. MWF and MTTH 4s will also work with shapes and numbers. They will create number books, number lines, explore many number manipulatives and enjoy counting out snacks at snack time. They will be connecting quantities of items to numbers, learning to identify numbers and increasing their number sense. Lots of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) activities this month! 
WHAT'S
HAPPENING

Fundraisers, PAC Meetings, Open Houses - there's a lot happening at Erdman. 

Mark your calendars and don't miss a thing.
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LEARNING
BY DOING

Children at Erdman paint, cook, build, sing, clean, share and play with others, and much more.

Why do we do certain activities?
Why are they important?
2018-2019
REGISTRATION

Applications for the 2018/19 School Year are available now. Registration opens October 16th, 2017.

We have all the info for both new and returning families.

ADDRESS

     330 First Parish Road
Scituate, MA 02066
GET IN TOUCH

      781.545.9309
DIRECTOR

     Debby Drain, M.S.Ed.
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NEWSLETTERS
UPDATES

• REGISTRATION is ONGOING for the  2018-19 School Year

• SUPER BOWL SQUARES! $10/square, available through Friday, Feb. 2nd. Leave your money in the basket outside of Debby's office as well as the name of person you want in each square you are buying.

• WINTER OPEN HOUSE is Feb. 8th

• Enrollment agreements in your child’s cubby by Thursday, February 1. Return by February 15.


The Banister Bookshop                                                                      PAC
$1/book = new books for our classrooms
​Check out the new book sale at the bottom of the stairs! It's easy -- $1/book into the money box = help purchase supplies for the classroom. This will be ongoing throughout the year, and we will rely on donations from parents & friends to keep the shelves stocked and inventory fresh!
Ongoing Registration for 2017-18 School Year
​Join us in the fall for the 2018-19 School Year at Erdman! Learn more about our classes and registration.
Event: Winter Open House
February 8, 2018 @ 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Come experience Erdman Preschool's 'Learning by Doing' philosophy with your child! Create valentines for your family and feathered friends (we’ll be making birdfeeders as an activity), explore winter science and art, enjoy favorite hands on activities and a healthy snack, and learn about classes and extended day enrichment choices for 2018-2019 – children 2.9 to 5 years.