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Welcome! We are so excited to be back at MAP and we are ready for a year filled with new and exciting adventures! This newsletter is to provide you with helpful information that you will need to start the year. Please feel free to call or email if you have any questions at all.

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MAP OPEN HOUSE TODAY!!!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24TH

Hope you can join us on the

MEMORIAL SCHOOL PLAYGROUND

for our Open House!

Make new friends, meet the MAP teachers, and see our space. We'll be welcoming children inside to check out the MAP room too. It's also a great time for families to ask any questions they may have and to get excited for a great MAP year! Siblings welcome too!

Jump Start & Half Day Kindergarten Open House - 4:30-5:15

Full Day Kindergarten Open House - 5:30-6:15

1st Grade Open House - 6:30 - 7:15

There are some non-school days that MAP is open throughout the year, starting with Monday, 9/26 and Wednesday, 10/5. 

Please keep an eye on your email this week for the sign-up and be sure to register before the deadline :)

Dates to Remember

8/29-8/30 Special Sign-Up Days for 1st Grade

8/29-9/2 Special Sign-Up Days for Kindergarten

**MAP is open 8am-6pm. We are currently full, but happy to add you to the waitlist!**

8/31 - First Day of School for Gr. 1-12!

9/2 - Early Release Day for Gr. 1-12 - all children who are regularly enrolled on Fridays will come to MAP at 11:40. Please send a lunch, water bottle, and extra snacks, and be sure to let us know if your child will not be attending.

9/5 - No School, MAP CLOSED, enjoy the long weekend!

9/6 - First Day of School and MAP for Kindergarten and Jump Start!

9/26 - No School, MAP OPEN 8am-6pm for families who sign up by 9/7. The link to sign up for the day will be emailed to families this week.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Please update the School Dismissal Manager and also inform your child's teacher of their MAP schedule
  • You must notify MAP if your child will not be attending on his or her regularly scheduled day - the school will not let us know. Notifying MAP before dismissal time will save us from spending time looking for your child and making phone calls during a VERY BUSY time of day! Please email or call anytime, our voicemail is always on.
  • At DROP-OFF & PICK-UP: Please sign your child in or out and note the time every day. Remember to notify us when someone different will be picking up your child. Everyone picking up will need to show ID until we all get to know you.
  • Whenever possible, please mail tuition payments directly to the MAP office at P.O. Box 18, Medfield. There is a box on the sign-out table for other important notes, sign-ups, and papers.
  • Deadlines: It is important to pay attention to the deadlines for signing up for special MAP days. These days are open to all currently enrolled MAP children. Signing up after the deadline may result in being placed on a wait list for the day as well as an additional fee.
  • Please send any billing questions to MAPOfficeBilling@gmail.com

What to Bring

  • Jump Starters and Half Day Ks who eat lunch at MAP should bring food that is ready to eat (MAP teachers will not handle food to heat up, cut, or prepare)
  • SEVERAL SNACKS! Your child will be hungrier than you could ever imagine. It may be helpful to pack a couple of things separately and label them "MAP" so they don't get eaten at school. MAP will also provide snacks during the afternoon.
  • Extra clothes - it is always a good idea for children to keep a small bag of extra clothes in their backpack
  • Sunscreen and/or bug spray if you would like your child to apply it (it is important for families to teach their child to self-apply sunscreen; MAP teachers will help with bug spray)
  • Weather appropriate clothes and shoes - we will go outside every day if possible! And we have a mud kitchen, we play in the woods, we roll, climb, and play in water - we may get messy!
  • An extra layer, like a fleece or sweatshirt - we will keep our air filtration system running constantly, in addition to spending a lot of time outside!
  • Did we mention SNACKS? Lots of SNACKS!

WHO'S WHO AT MAP?

MEGHAN JACKSON - PROGRAM DIRECTOR

It’s hard to believe that I completed my 25th year at MAP last year – must be a great place to work! I studied Early Childhood Education and Human Development at BC. I love teaching at MAP, working with a great team of teachers, and fantastic children and families. I live in Medfield with my daughters, Maya (10th Grade) and Jordan (8th Grade), and our cats Smokey and the Bandit. When I’m not at MAP, I am an unpaid Uber driver, cheerleader at high school volleyball games, dance mom, maid, handyman, landscaper, and short-order cook! I am excited for another year at MAP, learning and growing while we play!

KIM McKELLICK - LEAD TEACHER

I am excited to be starting my 17th year at MAP! I cannot wait to meet all of the new kids, see all my friends from last year and work with my amazing co-teachers! MAP is such an amazing place to work. I love watching the adventures and memories that the children create and we as teachers are lucky to be a part of! When I am not at MAP, I am spending time with my husband Ben and daughter Natalie (who is starting Middle School this year!), Wyatt our cat and Willow our dog. I also enjoy cooking, reading, watching movies, and HGTV!!

TRISH PEPPER-FOLEY

Hi! My name is Trish and this will be my 21st year at MAP!!! I graduated from Framingham State College with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and Psychology and Director Certified thru the Department of Early Education & Care. I have experience teaching Infants through Kindergarten & First Grade! My husband Joe and I live in West Newton and enjoy cooking, gardening & biking. This summer we enjoyed a trip to the beautiful White Mountains NH area and biking on the Cape Cod Canal. Some of you might have seen me playing at Beginning Years this summer. MAP is exciting because we learn, play and make new friends all year long! I love getting to know each and every child! ate College with a B.S. in Early

SCOTT RIZZO

Welcome back MAP families!! My name is Scott Rizzo and I am beyond excited to be sharing in this great school year with all of you. I can't wait to start this school year with a blast of energy and provide a fun learning environment. I am a young and spirited person who has enjoyed working with school aged children for the last 11 years. I graduated from Roanoke College (VA.) with a B.A. in History and Political Science. I reside locally in Dedham. I am an uncle of 6 with two amazing sisters. I enjoy ice hockey among most sports, running, charity work, and sitting on the beach staring at the ocean. This past summer I lived in Dennis, MA and worked at Brewster Day Camp. My favorite memories were of my friends and I taking boat rides at sunset, and swimming in the ocean. I was engaged in numerous unbelievable adventures with my summer CITs at my Cape Cod summer day camp. I accomplished 3 road races, caught a 40inch bass, stayed up past my bedtime and I volunteered at the Pan Mass challenge.I live, love, play hockey, GO BRUINS! If there is a competitive game, chances are I am in the thick of it. If there is anyone who needs help mastering the game of corn-hole, do not hesitate to ask. I am very excited to be back for this school year  and to make some lasting memories. If there is anything more you would like to know about me, just ask a friendly question. 

KATHY PEPIN


Hi! I’m Kathy Pepin. I am so excited to be starting my fifth year at MAP! I live in Walpole. I have a daughter, Maggie, who is 24 years old and is a Labor and Delivery Nurse. I have a dog, Ella who is 13 and 2 cats, Hermy and Vicky. I spent a lot of time this summer down the Cape, my favorite place!! I cannot wait for a fabulous year ahead!

TERRI LYNCH

Hi -I am Terri and this begins my ninth year as a team teacher at the K-1 MAP site! “Best job ever” I’d say- a typical day is filled with kids’ smiles, kid jokes, kid games, kid questions and fabulous and caring fellow teachers!

I am a former Medfield resident, a Mom to my 19 yr old daughter Tatum and currently residing in Ashland with my husband, two dogs and the most beautiful purple morning glories! I dabble in gardening, enjoy reading, cooking and being lazy on the Cape beaches! I had great times this summer on Martha’s Vineyard, Marstons Mills and Maine where I saw Lynrd Skynrd in concert- Freebird live is an amazing experience! I also will be recognized by your child as a “lunch lady” at Memorial. I have managed the cafeteria for the last six years and I hand out “I tried it!” stickers to eager taste explorers!  I am excited for this year to start and look forward to seeing old faces and meeting new ones!

JODI HOLMAN

I am so excited to be returning to MAP for my 6th year! I love each day with the children and teachers- we have so much fun together! I grew up in Iowa and graduated from Iowa State with a degree in elementary education. I taught preschool for a few years before staying home with my 4 children. DJ and Nick live in New Hampshire, Jessica is in Connecticut, and my youngest, Matt, is a senior at MHS. My husband Tom and I have lived in Medfield for 25 years, and each of our children attended MAP in Kindergarten for a day of fun! In my spare time I enjoy reading, running, (Shout out to the Soles of Medfield) and spending time at Merrymeeting Lake in New Hampshire. I am looking forward to lots of fun - and making some slime 🙂 - with the kids this year!

LESLIE CONNERS

It’s great to be back at MAP! I’m looking forward to the year ahead! Meeting the new children and catching up with the First graders is a fun time at MAP! Over the summer my family and I celebrated my daughter's wedding! Both of my children are MAP alumni! In our free time, my husband and I enjoy skiing, biking and seeing live music.

JOCELYN O'TOOLE

Hi I’m Jocelyn O’Toole. I’m currently a Junior at Framingham State University, majoring in Early Childhood Education and minoring in American Sign Language. Some of my interests are traveling, camping, and photography. This will be my second year at MAP and I couldn’t be more excited to be back here with all the kids and teachers. I love working with kids and I can’t wait to see all the fun things I get to do with them here at MAP!

CARLA MUSTO-McDONAGH

Hi, I’m Carla!!! I’m so excited to kick off my second year at MAP and really looking forward to getting to know all the kids this year!!

I’ve been a Fitness Trainer for the last 6 years and run my own Bootcamp!  Last year at MAP, I introduced a “kids version” of my Bootcamp and the kids LOVED IT! I can’t wait to bring it back again this year!  I have two daughters, 15 and 18. My oldest is heading off to her first year of college at Wentworth Institute of Technology, where she’ll be studying Engineering and my youngest will be a Sophomore at Tri-County

Regional Technical School where she’ll be studying Medical Assisting.

MIA SULLO

Hi all, my name is Mia Sullo, this is my second year at MAP and I am so excited to see all the smiling faces! I am a Junior at Bridgewater State University, studying early childhood education and psychology! Over the summer I sailed a lot and went to the beach. I enjoy reading, writing, and doing arts and crafts! 

JAMIE O'LOUGHLIN

Hi!  I joined MAP last year and I love my time playing with the kindergarten and first grade MAPsters. I recently retired from Friends of Boston’s Homeless after serving as the Event Planner and Development Coordinator for 14 years. Prior to joining Friends, I spent my career in banking in a variety of roles including Vice President of Private Banking for Silicon Valley Bank, Vice President of Retail Banking for Sovereign Bank and a Mortgage Officer for Stoneham Bank. I volunteer with Medfield Music Association, United Church of Christ Medfield, Forever Home Rescue New England, and Unity Farm. I attended Northeastern, and now reside in Medfield with my husband Tim, 16 year-old daughter Hanna and our Golden Retriever, Willow and rescue mutt, Bailey.

ANNETTE GALLAGHER - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MAP is a wonderful program that I am fortunate to be a part of! I’m happy to be starting my 28th year at MAP!  A little about me… I have my Master’s Degree in Education with an Emphasis in School Age Care, and am Director Certified through the Department of Early Education & Care. I live in Medfield with my husband Bill and we share our home with Keeva Mayhem, a 6 month old rescue puppy and a cat named Mousse. I’m looking forward to a fantastic year working with a great group of educators as well as new and returning children & families!J  If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out annette.map@comcast.net or call (508) 359-0003.

CONTACT US:

MEGHAN JACKSON

Program Director

meghan.map@comcast.net

(508) 359-2165

MAP OFFICE

Billing & Tuition Questions

mapofficebilling@gmail.com

(508) 359-0003

ANNETTE GALLAGHER

Executive Director

annette.map@comcast.net

(508) 359-0003