February 2020
2nd-3rd Grade MAP News
Dates To Note:

February Break Itinerary will go out to registered families soon!

Tuesday, Feb 4th - HALF DAY

Monday, Feb 17th: MAP Closed

Feb. 18-20 - Full Day MAP. Registration is closed.

Friday, Feb. 21 - No MAP.
Teacher Development Day

2020-2021 Registration
MAP is already planning and preparing for 2020-2021!
Please share this information with any friends who have children entering Kindergarten in the Fall.
MAP registration materials will be available for incoming Jump Start & Kindergarten children at the end of February.
To get on our list, please email  annette.map@comcast.net and in the subject line write JUMP START 2020-2021 or KINDERGARTEN 2020-2021.   
In your e-mail, please provide: your name, your child's name, phone number and your preferred email address. Families with children currently in the program will have enrollment priority over new families. MAP will be sending out re-enrollment forms to our current families at the same time.  
Re-enrollment for current families for 2020-2021 will happen at the same time.

Child Mid-year Update

Please check your childs mailbox next week for a little write up on your childs MAP year thus far! 
Tax Time:   

MAP's Tax ID # 043061993  If you need a statement for tax purposes, please be sure to reach out to Gaye.   gayeshannon@veriz
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January in Review:

January is officially over, and leaves us with a burning question of "where is winter?" We have enjoyed a tame month of unseasonably high temperatures here at MAP - and hope that we can continue to spend lots of time outside in February!

With it however being a longer month without vacations - we wanted to make the month as interesting as we could. We chose to break up the longer month of mostly full weeks by bringing in guests, and making messes! Let's check out some of those guests and messes...

For our first guest, Charlotte brought in Norbert - her bearded dragon! Norbert has visited MAP before and enjoys being with the kids! Charlotte taught about everything that goes into caring for a lizard like Norbert and let the the kids explore him! The kids always enjoy having animals come visit- and we are looking to bring more in later in the year! 

As for our second guest of the month, Connor McDermott's Grandfather came in to share some information about postage stamps and the collecting hobby! The kids learned a bit about the history of postage, how stamps are made, and even about a stray dog that turned into a nationwide postal traveler! "Papatella" brought in over 10,000 stamps and collection books for interested children to sift through and collect!

 If you are interested in sharing a job, a hobby or passion with the kids- we would LOVE to have you!


During the winter months we put our "Exploration Station" - an area in the room where the kiddos can sort of explore on their own. We have done our take apart station, sudokus, riddles, light table with magnatiles, and many other things. We have offered some messier things of late- with Maureen bringing out the cans of shaving cream for kids to do some sensory play in! Further, she offered rice panting for a similar sensory activity that gives that "grainy" feel rather then the "squishy" feel when dried. 
But grainy and squishy is nice, too

For our half day we did our annual "Drive In Movie"! Each year we pick a half day to show a film to the kids, who spend some time making a "car" to watch the film in. We try to be as creative as possible with these cars to make them themed to the movie. In the past we have done a "Fly In" movie with magic carpets and Aladin, or we have had them create basketball courts for Space Jam. This year we showed them the Disney classic The Absent Minded Professor - the movie Robin Williams' Flubber was based on. With the movie being a sciency movie it fit into our weekly science theme, AND was set at Medfield College! The kids all made science labs to watch the movie in! 

After our feature presentation, we offered the opportunity to make some gunky, gooey flubber! Plenty of mess, plenty of fun!



We about to start our third quarter of clubs! Here is a look at what is going on for the next 8ish weeks!

MONDAY: Surprise Club! A traditional Friday club, now available for Monday kids!

TUESDAY: Art Club with Charlotte and Zack: Two of our more artistic teachers combining their talents to bring out the creative side in all who sign up!

WEDNESDAY: Mythology and Magic with Matthew: Greek, Roman, Norse, and more! These stories have been passed down for eons - with fantasic heroes and a little bit of magic!

THURSDAY: Lifeskills Club with Mo and Chris: In this club, the kids will learn a variety of skills they wouldn't necessarily learn in school but are always fantastic to have - and in a fun way! Join in to learn how to sew that popped button, how to budget money with some Monopoly fun, and MORE!

FRIDAY: Minecraft Club with Kim: Love Minecraft? So does Kim! This club will be focused on not just the game, but all sorts of activities, games and crafts! Rumor has it, there will be lots of cardboard boxes involved in creating the fabled Ender Dragon!

We'll be busy this month with a half day, and a few vacation days! 

Contact Us:

Alex Sakash                                                             Annette Gallagher

2nd-3rd Grade Program Director                             Executive Director

508.359.8513                                                           508.359.0003 

Alex.23map@gmail.com                                          annette.map@comcast.net


MAP provides high quality afterschool enrichment programs and is supported by tuition & tax-deductible contributions from families, their employers, other organizations. Proudly serving Medfield families for over 20 years!  A nonprofit organization.


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