MAP @ the Pfaff March Newletter 2020

Important Dates :

Tue.. March 12 ERD ( Theme: Pirate Day )
Thu. March 17 ERD  (Theme: Lucky Day )

Fri. March 27 Special Sign Up Day (Theme: Battle Day)
  • If your child normally attends MAP on the day an early release falls on, we will expect to see them at MAP. You do NOT need to sign up for early release days if you typically attend that day.
  • All children need a lunch.
  • Please remember to email call MAP at (508) 359-2168 if your child does not attend or will be coming to MAP late.

2020-21 Re-Enroll/Registration Forms: Available on our website.
Deadline to re-register is 3/13!!!

MAP has updated our TUITION POLICY. The new policy is available for you to read in our Family Handbook and on the Tuition Page .
Special Sign-Up Days

Friday 3/27 -   MAP Open 8-6

Friday 4/10 - MAP Open 8-6
These are special sign-up days!
The deadline to sign-up for both is 3/16
 Extra sign up forms will be available in front of the family mailboxes!

Friday, April 3rd- MAP Kid's Night Out On the Town fundraiser.
Join us 6-9:30pm as we walk uptown for pizza at The Medfield House of Pizza, visit Park St. Books after hours, play Man Hunt and other fun surprises! Don't miss out! It has become very popular!!! We take the first 30 kids signed up and the deadline is March 27th.

Monday April 20- MAP Closed for Patriots Day

   APRIL VACATION 4/21- 4/24  
Sign-ups are on our website now and priority is given to those signed up by Monday , March 16th. We’ll be sending out a detailed itinerary and field trip permission slips once our plans are confirmed.
Club Info:
  3rd Round of Clubs Ending :

Service Learning Club w/Leah on Mondays : The kids have been working very diligently as a team on their plan to help the homeless. They will be having a sock drive in order to donate them to the cause. Please help them by purchasing a new pair of socks and dropping them into one of the decorated boxes at MAP.

Mardi Gras Club with Nicole on Tuesdays:  Mardi Gras club ended with a bang with tasty King cake and decorating plungers inspired by Krewe of Tucks. Club kids were fortunate to get a taste of what the season is currently like in New Orleans as well as learning about the many traditions from Nicole's first hand experiences.

Marvelous Miniatures with Eric on Wednesdays:
Have been doing a little painting on their little models. They are learning to pay attention to the little things as well as having a little patience.

Printmaking with Desiree on Thursdays: Over the past several weeks the children in supersized stamps (or printmaking) club have explored various types of printmaking. We started with simple styrofoam scratch board, then collagraphy, a basic a method of printmaking. We also explored mono printing and gel plate printing, a particular favorite for this fast moving group of artists. The children also designed and carved their own rubber stamps. Finally, we used the last two sessions for our most ambitious project: a lino-cut. We will have a gallery showing of all their works this Thursday. Please stop into the Presidents Room.

Funtastic Fridays have been a blast! Our theme has been Game Shows and the kids have loved playing Minute 2 Win It, Fear Factor and Wheel of Fortune.
New Clubs Start on March 9
Sign up start March 2:
Monday is Still Service Learning w/Leah
The kids will continue on their quest to help others.The club is a continuation of what was started up last session.
Tuesday is Film Foodies with Katelyn
In this club, kids will finally have the opportunity to taste different foods illustrated or eaten in movies and TV shows. Some of which could include a Krabby Patty from Spongebob or Ratatoulli. This club will be a great learning experience while working in the kitchen and will encourage kids to have fun with food!

Wednesday is Chess Club with Tom
Club kids will be exploring one of the world's oldest and most revered games! Beginners will be learning about how the game works and which pieces do what and advanced players will be honing their skills and learning advanced strategies. They will also be making their own chess pieces and playing wacky versions with crazy pieces and moves! No better way to exercise the brain and have fun than chess!

Thursday is Pickle Ball Club
with Maddie
Maddie’s Pickleball club will introduce a sport that has been picking up much popularity, being one of the fastest growing sports in America. Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis into one simple, yet awesome game! Kids will learn how to play, participate in, and excel in the game that is sweeping the nation. Best yet, there’s no experience needed as the game is created for all ages and skill levels!

The Month of February
A month that was full of warmth, creativity and smiles. Maddie opened up the month with “Resin” week. During this week, kids learned how to work with resin and created beautifully designed keychains, necklaces, and more. On our first half day of the month, we had our very own “Game Show” day. During this time, kids played Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and Let’s Make a Deal. Kids participated in teams to win prizes and put their knowledge to the test! Nicole continued the following week with “Hearts & Crafts” week, accompanied by our Valentine’s day “Make & Bake” sale. The kids created various items to sell for the bake sale, including necklaces and baked goods. The bake sale took place Feb 13th and stretched into Valentines Day. All donations will go to Pediatric Congenital Heart Association . A special thanks to everyone who donated through their time, baked goods, and monetarily. We appreciate you!
We raised $560 as well as awareness!
During our Vacation week, we focused each day on several of Tim Burton’s incredible films. The kids created Alice in Wonderland card soldiers, Frankenweenies, Beetlejuice-inspired cupcakes and Stuffed Rattlesnakes. We also had the awesome opportunity to take a field trip to Altitude Trampoline Park in Franklin as well as watched Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, enjoyed with none other than Kurt’s famous popcorn.
Our last project week of the month was “A Taste of Thailand” with Eric. Kids were able to enjoy a delicious snack presented by Eric's sister-in-law who is from Thailand. The kids also created sacred elephants made of old cds, and built traditional Thai fishing boats out of paper.

***FRIDAY of February vacation, the teachers spent together during our annual professional day. The MAP staff would like to thank all those families who donated gift cards, money and time towards an amazing lunch. It was magnificent and we are all truly grateful.

Kurt Jackson
MAP @ the Pfaff Program Director   

Annette Gallegher
Executive Director

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 25 years! A nonprofit organization.  
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