MAP @ the Pfaff January Newsletter 2019
The MAP @ the Pfaff Staff would like to thank all the families for their generous contributions to the Teacher Appreciation Holiday Fund, sending in sweet treats, cards and other thoughtful gifts! We feel very fortunate to have the oppportunity to work in an environment where each day is truly a rewarding one.        
-Happy New Year!
Leah, Katelyn, Tom, Maddie, Eric,
Desiree, and Kurt
Upcoming Events:

Friday, January 18 - Early Release Day
Theme: " Snow Day"
Please don't forget to have your child pack a lunch and notify us if your child will be late or absent.

Monday, January 21 - MAP Closed for MLK Day 

Thursday, February 6- Early Release Day Theme: TBD

Monday, February 18 - MAP Closed for President's Day

February 19-21 - February Break @ MAP  - MAP will be open the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of February Break.   Special Sign up Required. Check your emails.

Friday, February 22 - MAP Closed  - We will be closed for a program-wide teacher Professional Development Day.

Sign-ups for February vacation will go out soon.
A Look Back On December
  Happy Holidays, MAP Families! We were filled with joy and excitement as we approached the end of the year and can’t wait for what this year has in store!
We would like to thank those kids who worked so diligently with helping to make the decorations for this year's Angel Run. It takes a special kid to donate their time to make something that does not directly benefit themselves. Your hard work helps in creating a wonderful community.
During our back-to-back half days, we had a Winter Carnival. On the 5th the kids teamed up, used boxes, recycled materials and imaginative ingenuity to create an amazing and fun-filled Carnival Day on the 6th . MAP also participated in the Holiday Stroll where our MAP kids were able to sell some of their handmade goods. They were a hit and raised over $300 dollars in sales. Thanks to Sam Gage, Liam Curry and Bryce Jennings for their help with the sales that evening. We will be donating half of the proceeds to the Medfield Food Cupboard and will be purchasing something special for our site.
During the December 11th half day, MAP kids spent the day making gifts for family and friends. They designed thoughtful cards with Katelyn, created a beautiful frame with Desiree, and wrapped it all up with Maddie.
We were fortunate enough to have girl scout/former MAPster, Chloe Robertson visit our program as she is working towards her Silver Award. Chloe and her twin brother were born prematurely just days before Christmas 13 years ago. Chloe made us aware of families' experiences who have to spend their holidays in the NICU. She did a remarkable job talking to our kids and followed up by making ornaments that she gave to some of these families for this holiday season. Way to go Chloe!
On Thursday, December 20th, some of our MAPsters performed the Polar Express for kids and teachers over at the K-1 site. We sang songs, played instruments and drank hot chocolate as thick as melted chocolate bars. It is a magical tradition started two years ago and certainly a keeper for years to come.
Lastly, on the 4th early-release day, we had our 2nd annual Yankee Swap during our Day of Merriment. Kids went home with either a great gift or fond memories. Everyone certainly left with a smile and the thought of what might have been. Thanks for your support in making this happen .
A big shout out to Katelyn, Maddie and the Community Crusaders Club for brightening the halls of Dale St.School by painting the old lockers with chalkboard paint and writing inspirational quotes. We are now receiving favorite quotes from the Dale teachers to add to wall. I have a feeling this will be an ongoing achievement.

December was jam-packed with activities designed to help kids think of others and spread some holiday cheer! We hope you have a Happy New Year!

New Clubs Starting Next Week!!
Our 3rd round of clubs start next week. Ask your MAPster what club they are planning on signing up for.

Mondays: Sculpture Club w/Leah
We will be exploring a variety of traditional crafting techniques from around the world- from terra cotta pottery to sewing, paper mache and more!

Tuesdays: Out of This World Club w/ Katelyn:
This club will be based on all things space related. We will participate in several activities geared to help us better understand our solar system, gravity, and that of which is out of this world!

Wednesdays: Dungeans & Dragons Club w/Tom
Players will slay serpents, do damage to dragons and try to work as a team while gathering gold as evil forces attempt to stop them!

Thursdays: Printingmaking Club w/Desiree
Explore a variety of printmaking techniques through subtractive and additive processes with linoleum, foam, cardboard and more!

MAP Kids Present The Polar Express for K-1 MAP site.
A big thank you to Cian, Cecelia C, Cecelia D, Liam, Emma G, Audrey, Colton, Morganne, Lily, Rory, Lyla, Alex, Jordan, Sam L, Andrew B, Bryce, Emma C, Grace H, Jaxon, Catherine, Eva, Becca, and Charlotte. You were all part of the biggest production we have ever done. Thanks for BELIEViNG!
Photo Gallery:
Kurt Jackson
4-6 Gr. Program Director

Gaye Shannon
Executive Director
Annette Gallagher, M. Ed.
Assistant Executive Director

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