Jump Start, Kindergarten and First Grade Newsletter
Welcome to MAP!
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.

Jump Start & K-1 MAP (508) 359-2165

  •  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 help to avoid being charged a Finder’s Fee (for more information on this policy, please check the Family Handbook on MAP website). Please call anytime, our voicemail is always on.
  • Please remember to notify us when someone different will be picking up your child.
  • Please sign your child in or out, write the time, and check your family mailbox every day.
  • When sending in payments, sign-up forms, permission slips, and other important papers to MAP that have a due date or deadline, it is best to deliver them yourself at drop off or pick-up. Place them in the box labeled Notes, Payments, Permission Slips, etc... on top of the family mailboxes. These may also be mailed directly to MAP at P.O. Box 18. 
  •  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 contact Annette Gallagher, Executive Director regarding any billing questions at (508) 359-0003 or
Dates to Remember
Tuesday 8/27
No School, MAP is open from 8-6 for children who have been signed up (no Jump Start). 
Wednesday 8/28 (1st day of school for grades 1-12) & Thursday 8/29
First graders have a regular school day, and MAP is open from 8-6 for kindergartners who have been signed up.
Friday 8/30
First graders have an early release day and will arrive at MAP at 11:40 if they regularly attend on Fridays. MAP is open 8-6 for kindergartners who have been signed up. All children must bring a lunch (and a toothbrush if permission was given).
Monday 9/2
No School, MAP is closed—Enjoy the long weekend!
Tuesday 9/3
First day of Kindergarten and Jump Start MAP!
Monday 9/30 l
MAP is open from 8-6 for all children who have been signed up (no Jump Start). 
Don’t forget to stop by the MAP booth at
Day on September 14th!
Toothbrushing at MAP
If you selected on the child info forms for your child to brush his or her teeth at MAP, there are a few things to remember. Please send a toothbrush every time lunch will be eaten at MAP (1/2 days, non-school days, etc). If you forget, MAP is required to provide one for your child to use. Please let us know if you decide you no longer wish for your child to brush his or her teeth at MAP.
Are you getting MAP emails and info?
It has come to our attention that some email servers, specifically GMAIL, are sending MAP Constant Contact messages to Junk Mail. We have sent out many emails regarding the start of the school year, Open Houses, and special sign-up days. If you have not received these, please let us know. 
Also, much of our information is available online at . Please be sure to check the website often!  
Due to issues related to sunscreen sensitivities,   MAP will no longer be providing sunscreen . Families are encouraged to apply sunscreen prior to their child’s arrival. Families are welcome to send in sunscreen for their child to keep in their backpack labeled with their name. It is important for families to teach their child how to self-apply. MAP will offer reminders to the children to reapply sunscreen later in the day to exposed skin including their face, ears, back of neck bare shoulders, arms, legs and feet. 
Shaw's Give Back Where It Counts Reusable Bag Program!!
Every time this bag is sold, MAP will receive a $1 donation during the month of September !
Jump Start & K-1 Site  (508) 359-2165    Main Office & Billing Questions (508) 359-0003    TAX ID #  043-061-993