Week of October 23-27
Monday 10/23/2017 Capoeira – 2:50-4:00PM, gym
Lights! Camera! Action! – 2:50-4:00PM, Ms. Raymond’s room
Wednesday 10/25/2017 Gr. 3 field trip to the Zoo
PRESCHOOL SCREENING by appointment. For more information see below.
Thursday 10/26/2017 School Photo Retakes
Ukulele – 2:50-4:00PM, music room
Clay – 2:50-4:00PM, art room
Yoga – 2:50-4:00PM, gym
School Committee Meeting, 5:15pm, Media Center
Friday, 10/27/2017 HAYRIDE!!! Truro Community Center, 5:45pm (see information below)
PLEASE SEND BACK YOUR PERMISSION SLIPS ASAP!
From the Principal’s Desk:
Dear TCS Families,
As the month of October comes to an end, Spanish classes at Truro Central School shift their focus to a 3000 year old tradition known as Day of the Dead, o El Día de los Muertos. This holiday takes place on November 1st & 2nd and is considered to be a true celebration of life. It is mainly associated with Mexico, but is celebrated throughout Latin America and parts of the United States. It is a time when families come together to remember loved ones who have departed with their favorite food, drinks, candles, flowers and incense.
El Día de los Muertos has been an annual tradition in the Spanish classes at Truro Central School for 7 years. Students have been introduced to offrendas, el pan de los muertos and papel picado; all part of the festival’s traditions.
Once again the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown is hosting many special activities to celebrate this special day. TCS students will be participating in the event by making classroom ofrendas that will be displayed at the Provincetown Theater on November 2nd. There will be a procession on Thursday November 2nd starting at 5:30 p.m. Students and families are welcome to participate in this event. We will meet at the Harbor Hotel at 5:00 p.m. Students are invited to participate in face painting. It would be great to see our TCS students march in the procession and be part of this special celebration.
SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKE DAY will be Thursday, October 26, 2017.
Please let your child’s teacher know you would like a retake. Thanks
From the cafeteria: Due to a menu error Thursday, October 26 will be Chicken Nuggets not Chicken Soup. OOPPS!!
Sorry for the confusion.
After school activities update: The following classes are cancelled due to low enrollment
Engineering with Duct Tape
Puzzles, Games and Crafts
All other classes will begin as scheduled next week. Many have space available, please contact Heather if your child is interested
NEWS RELEASE TRURO CENTRAL SCHOOL EARLY CHILDHOOD / PRESCHOOL SCREENING
Truro Central School will be holding a free screening program for all children, aged birth to five years old. This developmental screening is offered, free of cost, to all families of young children who currently reside in the Town of Truro. The purpose of this screening program is to provide information to parents about their child=s development in the areas of speech and language, motor skills, learning, and cognitive skills, as well as social / emotional adjustment. Free early intervention and educational services are available to children and families who are eligible because of a delay found in any aspect of development.
The Truro Central School team of teachers and specialists will screen children ages three through five. The Cape Cod Child Development early intervention program will travel to your home to screen children ages birth – age 2 years 11 months at any time. Call them directly to arrange an appointment (1-800-974-8860).
This screening will be held on Wednesday October 25, 2017. Parents and / or guardians should call the Truro Central School at, 508-487-1558, to make an appointment. You will be asked for your child’s name, date of birth, and any areas of concern. You will then be given an appointment time. Parents and / or guardians of any other preschool age students who reside in Truro may make an appointment by calling the school (508 - 487-1558).
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT PRESCHOOL SCREENING
1. WHAT IS PRESCHOOL SCREENING?
Preschool screening is the process of briefly assessing 3, 4, and 5 year old children to ensure that they seem to be progressing within the normal ranges of development in the areas screened. Screening serves as a first step in an evaluation and intervention process that is intended to help children achieve their maximum potential. Children who may have possible learning problems or disabilities will be identified early so that they can be provided with the necessary assistance.
Preschool screening provided an opportunity for parents to have questions about the child answered. In the vast majority of cases, they will receive reassurance that their child I developing normally.
2. WHO IS THE SCREENING FOR?
Preschool screening is available to all Truro 3, 4, and 5 year olds.
3. WHAT AREAS ARE INCLUDED IN THE SCREENING PROCESS?
A. Developmental History
B. Speech and Language
C. Motor Abilities
D. Learning or Cognitive Skills
E. Social and Emotional Growth
4. WHERE WILL THE SCREENING TAKE PLACE?
The screening will take place in the preschool room of the Truro Central School, Route 6, Truro.
5. WHEN WILL THE SCREENING TAKE PLACE?
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 8:30am to 1:00pm.
6. HOW LONG WILL THE SCREENING TAKE?
The screening will take approximately 45 minutes.
7. WHO WILL SCREEN MY CHILD?
Members of the Screening Team who have specialized training in dealing with young children will conduct the screening.
8 WHAT IS THE COST OF THE SCREENING?
The screening is free. Chapter 766, Massachusetts Special Education Act requires that such screening be offered to preschoolers.
Our goal is to ensure that each child begins school with the best possible chance for success.
9. HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE PRESCHOOL SCREENING?
Contact Truro Central School at 508-487-1558 with any question or to make an appointment for screening.
Truro Public Library 2017
Storytime Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts for ages birth to five year olds. Drop-ins welcome.
Children's Community Garden with Sustainable CAPE Every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.
Join us for outside adventure, learning and art in our edible garden behind the library. Learn all about seasonal, local food we can grow ourselves and how our harvest helps the health of our bodies, community and environment. All welcome!
Next Chapter Book Club Tuesdays, September 26 - December 19, 1:00 p.m.
This book group is intended for intellectually and/or developmentally disabled adolescents and adults on the Outer Cape. The Next Chapter Book Club is a nationwide program that provides the fun and focus of a book club to members of our communities who often lack opportunities to explore written works in a relaxed, engaging, and constructive setting. Please consider joining us! We’ll be offering training sessions in September for any volunteers wishing to join us. Please call Maggie or Tricia at 508-487-1125 for more information.
Truro Playgroup Monday, October 16 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
This drop-in activity is offered for children aged birth - 3 years and their parent or caregiver every Monday (except school holidays). Developmentally appropriate toys, climbing equipment, stories, songs, crafts, and snack provided.
Circus Skills Workshop: Juggling and Physical Comedy Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Come for a circus skills workshop and learn juggling and physical comedy with Trevor Pearson.
The Cape Cod native has been juggling professionally for over 18 years, performing and instructing throughout New England and beyond. He’s taught after-school juggling classes at seven Cape Cod Schools and teaches frequently for Payomet circus camps and classes. For ages 7 and up. Limit 12; please sign up.
Halloween Party with Mad Science! Saturday, October 28 from 10:00 a.m. - noon
MAD SCIENCE presents “Fire and Ice.” Children will be dazzled and entertained as they interact with our Mad Scientists! Foggy dry ice storms, giant beach balls floating in the air, and even a special Mad Science “burp” potion will amaze children as they learn about chemical reactions, air pressure, and the states of matter from 10:00–11:00 a.m. Games, Crafts, Snacks, Face Painting, and a little bit of Spookiness will be located throughout the library from 11:00–noon! All welcome!
Sponsored by the TEEA
WHEN: Friday October 27, 2017
TIME: 5:45 PM
WHERE: Truro Community Center
This event is ONLY for current TCS students Grade K-6.
The attached waiver must be completed by a parent/guardian for EACH child attending and returned to the school by OCTOBER 17, 2017.
*****PARENTS - NO DROP OFFS, PLEASE******
Children should be brought inside the Community Center to CHECK IN and parents are to remain with their children until departure.
If you would like to chaperone please indicate on the waiver!!!!
If you would like to scare please contact Justine Rice, the scare coordinator at email@example.com.
Minor Event Consent and Release Form
I, the undersigned parent/guardian of _____________________ a minor, do hereby consent to my child’s participation in the “HAUNTED HAYRIDE” event sponsored by the Truro Educational & Enrichment Alliance on October 27, 2017.
I also agree to forever release the Town of Truro, the School Committee, the Truro Educational & Enrichment Alliance, The Truro Recreation Department, agents, board members, volunteers, ALL truck drivers AND owners of the trucking equipment being used, and any and all individuals and organizations assisting or participating in said fundraiser ( “the Release’s”) from any and all claims, rights of action and causes of action that may arise, directly or indirectly, from personal injuries to my child or property damage resulting from my child participation in the Truro Educational & Enrichment Alliance event.
I also agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Release’s against any and all legal claims and proceedings of any description that may arise directly or indirectly from personal injuries to my child or property damage resulting from my child’s participation in the Truro Educational & Enrichment Alliance event.
I further affirm that I have read this consent and release form and that I understand the contents of this form. I understand that my child’s participation in this event is voluntary and that my child and I are free to choose not to participate in said event. By signing this form I affirm that I have decided to my child to participate in the Truro Educational &Enrichment Alliance event with full knowledge that the Release’s will not be liable to anyone for personal injuries and property damage my child may suffer.
PARENT/GUARDIAN of______________________________ GRADE__________
PHONE #____________________________ DATE:____________________
*** IMPORTANT: By signing this release you are securing your child’s place on the hayride***
If you would like to chaperone this event check here ____
If Yes- What is the best way to contact you? ______________________________________
***NOTE: If you do not already have a CORI check on file with the school you will have to have one done before chaperoning this event. You are considered a chaperone even if you just want to ride with your child!
ANY QUESTIONS CALL TASIA AT 508-237-9755 OR ANDREA AT 774-413-0827