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  KINDERGARTEN 2020‐2021

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                   31 Flagg Drive, Door #4A
                    Framingham, MA 01702
           phone: 508‐424‐3420    fax: 508‐879‐1023
           email: paren nfo@framingham.k12.ma.us
         website: www.framingham.k12.ma.us/paren nfo
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Framingham Public Schools
                                Core Beliefs

                           Learning is the central purpose of school.
                           Human differences are to be respected.
              Collegiality and professionalism characterize the school community.
                        Individuals are responsible for their behavior.

   The Framingham Public Schools is an equal opportunity/affirma ve ac on employer/
 educa on ins tu on and does not discriminate based on race, color, age, gender iden ty,
sexual orienta on, religion, ethnic or na onal origin, disability, veteran’s status, or any other
status protected by law. Any parent, student or employee who has a concern related to the
implementa on of this policy may address it directly to the building Principal or contact Mr.
 Joseph Corazzini, Assistant Superintendent Equity, Diversity & Community Engagement at
                  jcorazzini@framingham.k12.ma.us or at 508‐626‐9115.
   The Boston Office of the Massachuse s Commission Against Discrimina on is located
                         at One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108.
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     Register your child
                                                                             FORMAL REGISTRATION
     Discuss the choice process, including the meline for decision making
                                                                              Monday, December 2,
     You will receive informa on about your choice form                     2019 to Friday, April 3
     Choice form due by Wednesday, April 8, 2020                                    2020

TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION PROCESS:                                            SCHOOL TOURS
                                                                                   Begins on
     Submit all required documents by Friday, March 27
                                                                                 March 2, 2020
     Complete and submit the Choice Form online by Wednesday,                    (page 8)
      April 8, 2020

                                                                             CHOICE FORM DEADLINE
TOUR SCHOOLS:                                                                  Wednesday, April 8
     Visit at scheduled mes (see schedule in this booklet, page 8)                 4:00 PM
     Please schedule tours by comple ng the online sign‐up form at:

                                                                              ASSIGNMENT FORMS
                                                                                     Sent by
ASSIGNMENT FORM SENT BY FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020                                  Friday, May 15, 2020

    If you receive your Assignment Form and choose not to have your
      child a end Framingham Public Schools, we ask that you please
      complete the form and return it to us by Friday, May 22, 2020.
                                                                               ORIENTATION DAY
                                                                              Monday, June 1, 2020
    Visit the assigned school with your child

    Further details will be sent with your assignment form

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1. STUDENT'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE (Long Form/Government Issued)

2. PROOF OF RESIDENCY (details on next page)

3. PROOF OF OCCUPANCY (details on next page)

4. PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION (details on next page)

   last 12 months)


      ‐ PROOF OF GUARDIANSHIP if student is not living with one or both natural parents

         * Homeless families are encouraged but not required to provide these documents

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                        RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a resident of Framingham in order to a end the Framingham Public Schools. Before a student is
registered for Framingham Public Schools and can begin school, his/her parent or legal guardian must
provide proof of primary residence. Temporary residence in the City of Framingham for the sole purpose of
a ending the Framingham Public Schools will not be considered residency. Because residency may change
for students and their families during the course of the academic year and a student’s educa onal life, the
Framingham Public Schools may con nue to verify residency a er the commencement of classes.

What documents are required to verify residency?
                        One document from each column below must be submi ed.

         Proof of Residency                   Proof of Occupancy                 Proof of Iden fica on

    One of the following required:           One of the following re‐       One valid photo iden fica on from
                                        quired: must be dated within the       the following list required:
  * recent mortgage payment
                                                  past 30 days
  * property tax bill                                                      * driver’s License
  * current lease                       * cable/satellite TV bill          * state ID card
  * HUD lease or other public housing   * electric bill                    * passport
  lease (Sec on 8)                      * gas bill                         * military ID
  * HUD se lement statement (closing    * water bill                       * other government‐issued photo ID
  statement)                            * home/renter’s insurance

What if I live with a friend or rela ve?
The parent/guardian and owner/renter must complete the Residency Affidavit and both signatures must be
notarized. A notary is available at the Parent Informa on Center and requires the person to be present. The
person with whom you are living with must submit a Proof of Residency, Proof of Occupancy and photo
iden fica on.

What if my family does not have a permanent residence?
The proof of residency policy does not apply to homeless students and families covered under the McKinney‐
Vento Act. Contact the Parent Informa on Center for assistance with registering your child. If you are staying
in a shelter, bring a le er from the shelter staff sta ng that you are living there. The McKinney‐Vento Liaison
for the Framingham Public Schools will work with you.

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Students entering Kindergarten in 2020 will con nue to be assigned through a Controlled Choice Program. Under
Controlled Choice families are able to choose from among all nine Framingham elementary schools.
Students who require a specialized program (Special Educa on or English Language Learner Program) will be placed
per the guidelines of each department in consulta on with the family.

                Students reques ng a seat for ANY of the Dual Language Program (Spanish at Barbieri and
                Brophy or Portuguese at Po er Road and Woodrow Wilson) will be assigned as follows:
                 Sibling Preference
  Assigned          IMPORTANT: Sibling preference applies to the school building only, not to the program
    FIRST:          (except Barbieri School)
     Dual        Home district preference
  Language          Only for Brophy, Po er Road and W. Wilson.
                    Barbieri does not have a Home District Preference.
                 All other first choice of school requests
                 All other second choice of school requests

                 Once you choose a Dual Language Program and your student is assigned a seat, no other choices
                 of schools or preferences such as home district or sibling will apply.
  SECOND:       Students who choose their Sibling Preference school as their first choice

   THIRD:       Students who choose their Home District preference as their first choice.

  FOURTH:       Students whose first choice is NOT their Sibling or Home District preference school.

Sibling Preference
An entering kindergarten student with an older sibling who is currently in grades K‐4 has a preferred assignment to the
older sibling’s school if that school is designated as the first choice as long as the registra on is completed on or
before Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

Home District
Each student is designated a Home District school based on their home address. If you have ques ons about your stu‐
dent’s Home District School, please call or email the Parent Informa on Center. Some schools may have few or no
seats available a er siblings and first choice Home District students have been assigned. Barbieri does not have a
Home District Preference.

Students who live within one mile of the King School may currently qualify for two Home Districts. During the registra‐
 on appointment parents will be asked to choose which Home District they wish to designate as their own.

Lo eries are conducted for any school where the number of first choice requests exceeds the number of available

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                                    FOR ALL KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS.

Students who require a specialized program (Special Educa on or English Language Learner Program) will be
placed per the guidelines of each department in consulta on with the family.

Dual Language Programs: Any student who is not assigned to their requested Dual Language Program, will
be placed on wai ng list(s) for the language programs they were not assigned to. Dual Language Program
wai ng lists remain ac ve un l the start of second grade.
General Educa on: Kindergarten wai ng lists will be maintained for the top two choices if assignment to a
first or second choice was not possible. All Kindergarten wai ng lists dissolve on Thursday, October 1, 2020

A calendar of important dates and deadlines is included in this booklet. Please make sure you submit your
documents by the deadline noted.

Orienta on for all new kindergartners and their families will be held on Monday, June 1, 2020. You will
receive more informa on with your kindergarten assignment le er. Orienta on is generally in the morning
and lasts about an hour.

Help us go green! Regular updates or new informa on will be sent by email. Please make sure we have your
correct email and mailing informa on.
If you have any correc ons or ques ons, please email us at paren nfo@framingham.k12.ma.us

(If you do not have an email address we will mail informa on to your home address).

                     DO YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

    Contact the Parent Informa on Center. We can be reached by:
           phone: 508‐424‐3420
           email: paren nfo@framingham.k12.ma.us
           in person: 31 Flagg Drive, Door 4A, Framingham

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                                Bilingual Educa on Department 2020‐2021

Dual Language Bilingual Educa on
     Dual Language Bilingual Educa on (also known as Two‐Way) brings together students
      with a range of fluency in English and a partner language (Spanish or Portuguese). It fol‐
      lows the same curriculum as general educa on classes; the difference is the language of
      instruc on.
    All staff is trained in language immersion strategies to ensure full access to academic
    Lessons taught in one language are not repeated in the other.

Program Goals:
The Dual Language Bilingual Program aims for students to:
   Become bilingual and biliterate in English and the partner language (Spanish or Portu‐
   Progress academically according to the same curriculum used in the standard classrooms.
   Develop posi ve cross‐cultural rela onships and posi ve a tudes toward their own cul‐
   ture and that of others.
Program Benefits:
    Develops mental flexibility and crea vity
    Develops higher level thinking skills
    Increased future job opportuni es
    For English learners: maintains their na ve language and culture while acquiring English
    For Spanish/Portuguese learners: allows them to become bilingual, biliterate, and

Program structure by schools and grades:

                BARBIERI                   BROPHY                  POTTER ROAD                     WILSON
 Grade    Instruc on   Instruc on    Instruc on   Instruc on     Instruc on   Instruc on   Instruc on   Instruc on
               in           in            in           in             in           in           in           in
            Spanish      English       Spanish      English      Portuguese     English    Portuguese     English
  K          80%          20%            80%         20%             80%          20%         50%          50%

  1          80%          20%           70%          30%            70%          30%         50%          50%

  2          70%          30%           60%          40%            60%          40%         50%          50%

  3          50%          50%           50%          50%            50%          50%         50%          50%

  4          50%          50%           50%          50%            50%          50%         50%          50%

  5          50%          50%           50%          50%            50%          50%         50%          50%

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Students who live more than 2 miles from their assigned school:
        Transporta on is provided
        No fee is required for students in grades K‐6

Transporta on will not be available to students who live within one mile of their assigned
school; considera on may be made if a student has to cross a major road such as Route 9.
Students who live between one to two miles of their assigned school:
         Seats will be offered on a space available basis
         Fee required: $250.00* for the school year. The fee is waived if the family submits an applica on and
         qualifies for free or reduced lunch.

       Transporta on to childcare is not guaranteed.
       Families who are reques ng transporta on to an address other than their home address must go to/from
         five days a week. For the safety of the child, there are no excep ons to the five day rule.
       You will be no fied of the acceptance or denial of transporta on. Please note that transporta on may not
         be available on the first day of school.

* Fee subject to change according to School Commi ee Policy.
Transporta on privileges will be revoked if it is found that a student is not using transporta on services consistently.

            IMPORTANT: An adult must be present at the bus stop when kindergartners are dropped off.

1. The driver must see approved adult at bus stop. If someone other than the parent/guardian is gree ng the kinder‐
garten student, no fy the student’s school of the change.
2. The parent/guardian of kindergarten student must be available at bus stop 10 minutes before listed stop me. If no
one is available at the bus stop to greet the kindergarten student, unless accompanied by an older sibling, they will be
returned to the student’s school.
3. We highly encourage the parent to teach their child to know their name and address. We ask that you label the stu‐
dent’s backpack and belongings. We encourage parent and student to know their assigned bus number.
4. Safety outside the bus is important ‐ Wait un l the bus is stopped before moving toward the bus. The danger zone
around the bus is 10 feet; keep your distance un l the driver opens the doors to board. If you have to cross the street,
go at least 5 big steps in front of the bus, and wait un l the driver signals for you to cross the street. Never go back to
the bus a er you get off of it. If you drop something, wait un l the bus is gone.
5. Safety on the bus is important – Law requires that students be seated while a bus is moving. Please teach the stu‐
dent to stay seated to avoid injury, use inside voices, and follow the direc on of the driver. Ea ng and/or drinking on
the bus is not allowed.

                                         Ques ons about bus transporta on?
                               Contact the Transporta on Department at 508‐626‐9179

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                            Please schedule tours by comple ng the online sign‐up form at:

                                      MARCH 2020
       Mon                 Tue                  Wed                 Thu                 Fri

2                  3                     4                  5                  6
     W. WILSON                                HEMENWAY            BARBIERI
     10:00 a.m.                                10:00 a.m.          2‐Way
     Coffee with                                   &              Meeting
      Principal                                6:30 p.m.          6:30 p.m.
      7:00 p.m

9                  10                    11                 12                 13
     McCARTHY           STAPLETON              DUNNING           POTTER ROAD          BROPHY
     9:30 a.m.          9:45 a.m. &            1:45 p.m.           1:30 p.m.        9:45 a.m. to
         &               6:00 p.m.                 &                   &             10:45 a.m.
     6:00 p.m.                                 6:30 p.m.           6:00 p.m.        Coffee with

16                 17                    18                 19                 20
      BROPHY             BARBIERI               KING              BARBIERI
      9:45 a.m.           2‐Way               10:30 a.m.            2‐Way
          &              Meeting                  &                Meeting
      6:00 p.m.          6:30 p.m.            6:30 p.m.           9:30 a.m.

23                          24           25                 26                 27

April 2020
        Mon                Tue               Wed           Thu             Fri

                                 1                    2          3

6                     7          8                    9          10

                                       DEADLINE for
                                      CHOICE FORM &

13                    14         15                   16         17

                                 May 2020
        Mon                Tue               Wed           Thu             Fri


4                     5          6                    7          8

11                    12         13                   14         15

                                                                        FORM SENT

                                 June 2020
        Mon                Tue           Wed               Thu            Fri

1                     2          3                    4          5

8                     9          10                   11         12

15                    16         17                   18         19


                  Important Informa on about school hours
         Transporta on changes could affect start/end mes at some schools.

           School                    Full Day                        Early Release                 Half Day (no lunch)

                              Start me indicates when       Start me indicates when school    Start me indicates when school
                                    school begins                       begins                  Begins (Lunch not served)

Framingham High School           7:25am ‐ 1:55pm                  7:25am ‐ 10:50 AM                 7:25am ‐ 10:50am

FHS ‐ Thayer Campus              8:30am ‐ 2:15pm                    Not Applicable                  7:25am ‐ 10:50am

Cameron Middle School            8:10am ‐ 2:25pm              8:10am ‐ 11:40am (No lunch)           8:10am ‐ 11:40am

Fuller Middle School             8:10am ‐ 2:25pm              8:10am ‐ 11:40am (No lunch)           8:10am ‐ 11:40am

Walsh Middle School              8:10am ‐ 2:25pm              8:10am ‐ 11:40am (No lunch)           8:10am ‐ 11:40am

Barbieri Elementary School       9:05am ‐ 3:20pm            9:05am ‐ 12:55pm (Lunch served)         9:05am ‐ 12:20pm

Brophy Elementary School         9:05am ‐ 3:20pm            9:05am ‐ 12:55pm (Lunch served)         9:05am ‐ 12:20pm

Dunning Elementary School        9:15am ‐ 3:30pm            9:15am ‐ 1:05pm (Lunch served)          9:15am ‐ 12:30pm

Hemenway Elementary School       9:15am ‐ 3:30pm            9:15am ‐ 1:05pm (Lunch served)          9:15am ‐ 12:30pm

King Elementary School           9:05am ‐ 3:20pm            9:05am ‐ 12:55pm (Lunch served)         9:05am ‐ 12:20pm

McCarthy Elementary School       8:15am ‐ 2:30pm            8:15am ‐ 12:05pm (Lunch served)         8:15am ‐ 11:30am

Po er Road Elementary            9:05am ‐ 3:20pm            9:05am ‐ 12:55pm (Lunch served)         9:05am ‐ 12:20pm

Stapleton Elementary School      9:05am ‐ 3:20pm            9:05am ‐ 12:55pm (Lunch served)         9:05am ‐ 12:20pm

Woodrow Wilson Elementary        9:05am ‐ 3:20pm            9:05am ‐ 12:55pm (Lunch served)         9:05am ‐ 12:20pm

                                                EARLY RELEASE DAYS
 The district releases students at mid‐day to allow teachers to confer with parents and to meet professional
                                        development responsibili es.
                                   Check the school calendar for specific dates.

                                                   ‐ 10 ‐
                                                  A Two‐Way Bilingual School ~ Una Escuela Bilingüe Doble Via

                                                                         DATES FOR KINDERGARTEN TOURS
                                                                         MARCH 5 – 6:30 p.m.
                                                                         MARCH 17 ‐ 6:30 p.m.
                                                                         MARCH 19 – 9:30 p.m.
                 CONTACT INFORMATION
                                                                BUILDING INFORMATION
                     100 Dudley Rd.
                                                                Total Students: 700
                 Framingham, MA 01702                           Grades: K‐5
                                                                Site Accessibility: ground level entrance and exit to play‐
Phone: 508‐626‐9187                                             ground, elevator
Fax:     508‐626‐9176
Website:                                                        FACILITIES
  www.framingham.k12.ma.us/Barbieri                             Art Rooms
School Hours:    9:05 a.m. ‐ 3:20 p.m.                          Computer Lab
Early release:   9:05 a.m. ‐ 12:55 p.m.                         Gym
                                                                Media Center
Principal: Susan J. McGilvray‐Rivet, EdD                        Music Rooms
Vice‐Principal: Ricardo Dobles, EdD                             Outdoor Recrea on Space
Vice‐Principal: Maria Davis                                     Cafeteria

                                                                STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS (2018‐19)

                        MISSION                                 African American               3.7%
                                                                Hispanic/La no:                72.2 %
The mission of Barbieri School is to prepare our students       Caucasian:                     20.2%
to become successful global ci zens. We challenge them          Asian:                         0.6%
to reach their academic poten al and teach them the             Pacific/Hawaiian:              0.0%
value of cultural, economic and learning differences, with       Na ve American                 0.1%
an emphasis on bilingualism and biliteracy.                     Mul ple races:                 3.3%
                                                                        English Language Learners:        44.9%
La misión de la Escuela Barbieri es preparar a nuestros
                                                                        Economically Disadvantaged:       44.2%
estudiantes para que se conviertan en ciudadanos globa‐
                                                                        Special Educa on:                 19.8%
les exitosos. Los desafiamos para que logren su potencial
                                                                        Maximum Class Size:               24/25
y les enseñamos el valor de las diferencias culturales,
económicas y de aprendizaje con énfasis en el bilingüis‐
mo y la alfabe zación en dos idiomas.                           GREAT THINGS ABOUT OUR SCHOOL:
                                                                   Two‐Way Bilingual Program in English and Spanish
                                                                   Ac ve Parent Teacher Organiza on that supports be‐
                                                                     fore and a er school clubs including drama, Legos, ro‐
                                                                     bo cs, BOKS and chess
                                                                   Mul cultural Night
                                                                   Ar st in Residence and Author’s Day programs
                                                                   School‐wide posi ve behavior program – CARE and
                                                                     Responsive Classroom

                                                       ‐ 11 ‐

                                                                           DATES FOR KINDERGARTEN TOURS
                                                        MARCH 13 ‐ 9:45am & 10:45am Coffee with principal

             CONTACT INFORMATION                        MARCH 16 ‐ 9:45am & 6:00 pm
                                                        BUILDING INFORMATION
                 575 Pleasant Street
                                                        Total Students: 476
             Framingham, MA 01701                       Grades: K‐5
                                                        Site Accessibility: Handicap accessible
Phone:   508‐626‐9158
Fax:     508‐877‐4025                                   STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS (2018‐2019)                      FACILITIES
                                                        Black:                               8%               Dedicated Art Room
                                                        Hispanic/La no:                      52%              Dedicated Music Room
                                                        White :                              33%              Library and Computer Lab
     h ps://twi er.com/brophyschool                     Asian:                               5%               Gym
                                                        Mul ple races:                       2%               Outdoor Athle c Fields
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                                                           English Language Learners:        41%              Indoor rock wall
     h ps://www.facebook.com/BrophyPTO/                    Economically Disadvantaged:       48%              Large outdoor grounds
                                                           Special Educa on:                 18%              Walking/jogging track
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     school‐framingham                                     Maximum Class Size:               22
School Hours:     9:05 a.m. ‐ 3:20 p.m.
                                                        GREAT THINGS ABOUT OUR SCHOOL:
Early release:    9:05 a.m. ‐ 12:55pm                    Here is a sample of some of the addi onal opportuni es/resources
                                                        that students and/or families can access at Brophy School. Please ask
Principal: Dr. Frank Rothwell                                  us about any of these! We are proud to talk about them!
Vice Principal: Ms. Caitlin Long                            1:1 Student to Chromebook ra‐
                                                                                                     A minimum of 7 student‐use
                                                             o in all classes, Grades 1, 2, 3,
VISION                                                                                                devices in all K classrooms
                                                                           4, 5.
Brophy Elementary School is commi ed to working
                                                                                                   All Reading and Math lessons are
together collabora vely with parents and the commu‐           1:1 Chromebooks in TBE and
nity to create a safe and s mula ng learning experi‐                                                  co‐planned weekly by grade
                                                                    Two‐Way classes
ence where all children reach their highest levels of                                                            team.
academic achievement, social competency, and school                 K‐5 Science Fair               SAGE for gi ed/talented (gr. 2‐5)
pride.                                                      Explorers (FPS) before and a er          Brophy Values schoolwide pro‐
                                                                 school care program                          gram (PBIS)
                                                            Read to a Child program (Gr1‐4)           Boks program before school
Brophy Elementary School has a long‐standing tradi‐
 on of academic excellence; a child centered teaching             Bookswap program                 Instrumental music lessons (Gr 5)
approach, and a highly qualified, dedicated staff. Our          Literacy Night/Book Fair               Math Parent/Student Night
focus is to iden fy individual student strengths and             Mul cultural Day K‐5                     Grade 5 Talent Show
needs and to create learning opportuni es that appro‐              K‐5 Variety Show                      Back to School Picnic
priately mo vate and challenge our students to per‐
form and achieve their highest poten al.                                                                 Monthly Family Dinner
                                                                     Family Dance
                                                            Weekly summer reading events
                                                                                                    A 3D printer for science and/or
                                                             at Downtown library for K‐5
                                                                                                           Art project work
                                                                                                   All teachers work collabora vely
                                                             Co‐teaching in most reading,
                                                                                                     through weekly Professional
                                                             wri ng, and math classes K‐5.
                                                                                                      Learning Community work.

                                                                      ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
                                                                          DATES FOR KINDERGARTEN TOURS
                                                        MARH 11 ‐ 1:45am and 6:30pm
                                                        BUILDING INFORMATION
                                                        Total Students: 440
                                                        Grades: K‐5
              CONTACT INFORMATION                       Site Accessibility: Handicap accessible
                                                        STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS (2018‐19)
                   48 Frost Street
                                                        Black:                            8.3%
              Framingham, MA 01701                      Hispanic/La no:                   10.7%
                                                        Caucasian:                        65.5%
                                                        Asian:                            12.%
Phone: 508‐626‐9155                                     Pacific/Hawaiian:                 0%
Fax:   508‐877‐4524                                     Na ve/Alaskan                     0%
                                                        Mul ple races:                    2.4%
Website: www.framingham.k12.ma.us/dunning                        English Language Learners:         15.3%
                                                                 Economically Disadvantaged:        20.04
School Hours: 9:15 a.m. ‐ 3:30p.m.                               Special Educa on:                  22.5%
                                                                 Maximum Class Size:                  22
Early Release: 9:15 a.m. ‐ 1:05 p.m.
                                                        23 classrooms               Cafeteria                 Courtyard
Principal: Ms. Michele Schecter                         Art Room                    2 New Playgrounds         Gym
Vice‐Principal: Mrs. Kathie Lasky                       Music Room                  Basketball Hoops          Nature Trail
                                                        Auditorium                  Recrea on Fields
                                                        Library/Media Center        Motor Room
                   OUR MISSION
At Dunning School our mission is to provide a rigor‐    THE GREATEST THING ABOUT OUR SCHOOL IS:
ous educa on within a nurturing environment, to         Charlo e Dunning Elementary School is warm, child‐centered learning
ensure that all students learn to be respec ul, inde‐   community focused on mee ng the needs of the whole child in grades
pendent thinkers and problem solvers. We believe        K‐5. Our focus is on developing a school culture of inquiry and resili‐
that all students will achieve at high levels.          ence, fostered by a growth mindset, and suppor ng our learners in
                                                        high levels of achievement. Children’s academic experiences are high‐
We strive to consistently maintain high expecta ons
                                                        lighted and enriched by:
and promote academic excellence for all students
                                                         Diverse community with culturally responsive teaching
and to create and support a school environment that      Instruc onal technology to support students in becoming respon‐
fosters our core values of:                                  sible digital ci zens and problem solvers
       Respect                                          Weekly 60 minute Genius Hour where students have the oppor‐
       Responsibility                                       tunity to create using technology, learn about coding, think crea‐
                                                               vely and cri cally; and which meets the Massachuse s Digital
       Readiness to Learn
                                                             Literacy and Science, Technology & Engineering standards in an
We work to ensure that Dunning students are pre‐             innova ve way
pared to interact and communicate in a 21st century      Posi ve Behavior Interven on and Support (PBIS) focused on our
world.                                                       core values of being respec ul, responsible and ready to learn.
                                                         Restora ve Prac ces approach to social‐emo onal and behavioral
                                                         Kidsborough before and a er‐school care
                                                         Access to large fields, 2 brand‐new playgrounds, and nature trail
                                                         A er‐school clubs and ac vi es (running club, art club, comic
                                                             book club, robo cs club, and more)
                                                         Ac ve Parent Teacher Organiza on, hos ng many communi es
                                                             events (dances, picnics and fairs, family fun days, 5k Run)
                                                         Fi h grade play and/or variety show
                                                                             ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
                                                                            DATES FOR KINDERGARTEN TOURS
                                                    MARCH 4, 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
                                                    BUILDING INFORMATION
                                                    Total Students: 550
                                                    Grades: K‐5
                                                    Site Accessibility: Handicap Accessible
            CONTACT INFORMATION                     Art Room                            Outdoor Recrea on Space
                                                    Computer Lab/Media Center           Gym
                729 Water Street                    Library                             Playground
             Framingham, MA 01701                   STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS (2018‐19)
                                                    Black:                              5.3%
Phone: 508‐626‐9150                                 Hispanic/La no:                     11.4%
                                                    Caucasian:                           67.0%
Fax:   508‐877‐2262
                                                    Asian:                               9.2%
                                                    Na ve American:                      0.2%
Website: www.framingham.k12.ma.us/hemenway          Na ve Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
                                                    Mul ple Race, Non‐Hispanic:          6.2%
School Hours: 9:15 a.m. ‐ 3:30 p.m.                          First Language not English         31.1%
Early Release: 9:15 a.m. ‐ 1:05 p.m.                         English Language Learners:         17.1%
                                                             Economically Disadvantaged         19.4%
                                                             Students with Disabili es          22.4%
Principal: Liz Simon                                         High Needs:                        43.5%
                                                             Maximum Class Size Kindergarten: 22
Assistant Principal: Kelly Napierski                GREAT THINGS ABOUT OUR SCHOOL:
                                                    Hemenway is commi ed to providing all students with high quality rigorous and
                                                    engaging standards based instruc on across the curriculum. Hemenway staff engages
                                                    in collabora ve prac ce and have developed a shared responsibility for student learn‐
Hemenway Elementary School strives to provide       ing across grade levels and special es.
the highest quality educa on possible so that       We are partners with you in your child’s educa on!
                                                    We are commi ed to the belief that all students can learn with high levels of achieve‐
each student develops the necessary skills and      ment and growth. Our commitment to growth mindset extends not only to our stu‐
habits of mind to become a cri cal thinker, to be   dents but to our staff, as adult learners. As a staff, we will con nue to focus and to
respec ul, knowledgeable, and a crea ve ci ‐        work together to develop a culture of thinking in our classrooms that includes teaching
zen, prepared for the middle school experience      moves, rou nes and strategies that promote “making student thinking visible.” By
                                                    crea ng this culture of thinking, we ensure that all students are engaged in meaningful
and life in the twenty‐first century.               learning across the curriculum. In addi on to high academic standards, we have high
                   Core Values:                     standards for student behavior. At Hemenway, we use Responsive Classroom,
                                                    Zones of Regula on and Second Step Social Competency program in all class‐
     Hemenway Tigers Respect Themselves             rooms kindergarten through grade five. Second Step, Zones of Regula on and
       Hemenway Tigers Respect Others               Responsive Classroom focus on social‐emo onal learning [SEL]. Social and
                                                    emo onal learning is the process of developing essen al social emo onal
     Hemenway Tigers Respect Our School             skills, knowledge, and a tudes related to five key areas: self‐awareness, self‐
                                                    management, social awareness, rela onship skills, and responsible decision‐
      Hemenway Tigers Persevere to work
                                                    making. Hemenway’s PBIS team, in collabora on with staff and administra‐
            through problems                         on, has developed the HemenWAY Posi ve Behavior Matrix. We strive to
                                                    create a warm, inclusive learning environment where students learn through real‐life
                                                    experiences and are explicitly taught and prac ce pro‐social interpersonal skills.
                                                    Hemenway mathema cians learn by integra ng and connec ng math concepts into
                                                    their daily lives. Students become scien sts as well, by experiencing hands‐on science
                                                    and engineering design. Through Readers and Writers workshop our students have
                                                    developed the skills and habits of mind to “see” themselves as life‐long readers and
                                                    writers. Our goal is to provide students with the necessary skills to be true world ci ‐
                                                    zens, as well as to acquire twenty‐first century skills enabling them to succeed in col‐
                                                    lege and the workplace.

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                                                                      ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
                                                                    DATES FOR KINDERGARTEN TOURS
                                                  MARCH 18 —10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
                                                  BUILDING INFORMATION
                                                  Total Students: 420
           CONTACT INFORMATION                    Grades: K, 1, 2, 3 4 and 5
                                                  Site Accessibility: Handicap accessible
                454 Water Street                  FACILITIES
                                                  Art Room
            Framingham, MA 01701
                                                  Media Center/Library
Phone:    508‐782‐7201                            Music Room
Fax:      508‐788‐0792                            Outdoor Recrea on Space
                                                  Maker Space
Website: www.framingham.k12.ma.us/king
School Hours: 9:05 a.m. ‐ 3:20 p.m.
Early Release: 9:05 a.m. ‐ 12:55 p.m.             STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS (2018‐19)
                                                  Black:                   4.0 %
                                                  Hispanic/La no:          11.1%
Principal: Dr. Marguerite Lackard                 Caucasian:               66.6 %
Assistant Principal: Allison Benabdallah          Asian:                   9.6%
                                                  Pacific/Hawaiian:        0.0%
                    MISSION                       Mul ‐Race, Non‐Hispanic  8.7%
King Elementary School is a community of learn‐
ers rooted in STEAM curriculum. We are all here           First Language Not English:       31.6%
to learn, grow, and become good ci zens. We               English Language Learners:        18.9%
show King Pride by being safe, caring, coopera‐           Economically Disadvantaged:       18.9%
 ve, respec ul and responsible.                           Special Educa on:                 12 %
                                                          Maximum Class Size:               22
                Our Core Values:
                      Be Caring                   GREAT THINGS ABOUT OUR SCHOOL:
                                                  The King Elementary School uses the STEAM (science, technology, engi‐
                   Be Coopera ve                  neering, art, and math) framework to provide an integrated, thema c
                    Be Respec ul                  curriculum where students make connec ons among the classroom,
                                                  the environment and the real world. The learning environment is rigor‐
                   Be Responsible                 ous, and the pedagogical model is inquiry‐based instruc on.
                       Be Safe                    The STEAM framework is based on the following elements:
                                                  • Integrated interdisciplinary instruc on
                                                  • Community‐based inves ga ons
                                                  • Collabora ve instruc on
                                                  • Learner‐centered construc vist approaches
                                                  • Combina ons of independent and coopera ve learning
                                                   Local natural and community surroundings

                                                  Through the inquiry‐ based projects, King School students will develop
                                                  proficiencies in asking ques ons developing and using models, plan‐
                                                  ning and carrying out inves ga ons, interpre ng data, designing solu‐
                                                   ons, obtaining data and communica ng informa on.

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                                                                             ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
                                                                         DATES FOR KINDERGARTEN TOURS
                                                     MARCH 9— 9:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

                                                     BUILDING INFORMATION

           CONTACT INFORMATION                       Total Students: 522
                                                     Grades: K‐5
                  8 Flagg Drive                      Site Accessibility: Handicap accessible

            Framingham, MA 01702                     FACILITIES
                                                     Art Room
                                                     Music Room
Phone:   508‐626‐9161                                Cafetorium
Fax:     508‐626‐9106                                Gym
Website: www.framingham.k12.ma.us/                   Library
                                                     Outdoor Recrea on Space
Twi er: @MFMcSchool                                  STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS (2018‐2019)
School Hours: 8:15 a.m. ‐ 2:30 p.m.                  Black:                              13.1%
                                                     Hispanic/La no:                     33.3%
Early Release: 8:15 a.m. ‐ 12:05p.m.                 Caucasian:                          44.9%
                                                     Asian:                              1.7%
Principal: Cynthia Page                              Pacific/Hawaiian:                   0.4%
                                                     Na ve/Alaskan                       0%
Assistant Principal: Jean Nolan                      Mul ple races:                      6.6%

                                                              English Language Learners:         25.%
                    VISION                                    High Needs                         72.5%
At the McCarthy School we envision a communi‐                 Economically Disadvantaged         51.7%
ty of compassionate, respec ul, mo vated stu‐                 Special Educa on:                  34.3%
dents, staff, and families who work together to                Maximum Class Size:                22 (K‐2), 25 (3‐5)
achieve academic and social success.
                                                     GREAT THINGS ABOUT OUR SCHOOL:

                   MISSION                           Community ‐ An engaging and suppor ve community of students,

The staff is commi ed to crea ng a safe, caring,      staff and families
inclusive and challenging environment in which       Staff – Con nuously seeking ways in which to meet the needs of our
all students are ac vely engaged in learning.
                                                     students and families
Students are taught to respect themselves and
others, to understand and appreciate differ‐          PBIS Program – McCarthy Meerkats are Responsible, Mo vated, Respec ul
ences, and to hold themselves to high standards      and Kind
and expecta ons for achievement.                     Celebra ons of Literacy –
                                                              MCBA – Massachuse s Children’s Book Awards
                                                              Read Across America Week
                                                     BOKS – Morning Fitness Program
                                                     PTO – Ac ve organiza on of families and staff that provides year‐round sup‐
                                                     port including community building events such as Pumpkin Fair and 5K Fun
                                                     Run with Fuller Middle School

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                                                                             ”The School of Lifelong Learners”
                                                                               DATES FOR KINDERGARTEN TOURS
                                                         MARCH 12 – 1:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
                                                         BUILDING INFORMATION
                                                         Total Students: 532
                                                         Grades: K‐5
                                                         Site Accessibility: Handicap accessible
                  492 Po er Road                         Art Room
             Framingham, MA 01702                        Computer Lab
                                                         Music Room
Phone:    508‐626‐9110                                   Outdoor Recrea on Space
Fax:       508‐877‐1683
Email: lwolpe@framingham.k12.ma.us                       Community Garden

                                                         STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS (2018‐2019)
Website: www.framingham.k12.ma.us/po er
                                                         African American:                    8.8%
School Hours: 9:05 a.m. ‐ 3:20 p.m.                      Hispanic/La no:                      8.3%
                                                         Caucasian: (Brazilian Included)      73.5%
Early Release: 9:05 a.m. ‐ 12.55 p.m.
                                                         Asian:                               3.9%
                                                         Pacific/Hawaiian:                    0.2 %
Principal: Lawrence M. Wolpe                             Na ve/Alaskan                        0%
Asst. Principal: Michelle DaCosta                        Mul ple races:                       5.3%
Office manager: Bernade e Downing
                                                                     English Language Learners:        28%
                       VISION                                        Economically Disadvantaged:       22.7%
                                                                     Special Educa on:                 12.2%
The vision of Po er Road Elementary School’s com‐
                                                                     Maximum Class Size:               22
munity is to create a safe environment for teaching
and learning, which fosters the development of re‐       GREAT THINGS ABOUT OUR SCHOOL: Po er Road Elementary School
sponsible, caring students who are lifelong learners.    is a special place. We offer a Two‐way Portuguese bilingual program, de‐
Students will achieve academic excellence and be         signed to promote a culture of bilingualism and biliteracy. In addi on, we
prepared to meet the challenges of a culturally di‐      offer a wide variety of unique in‐school and extracurricular ac vi es.
verse society. We will accomplish this through con‐
 nual collabora on between staff, families, and stu‐            Art Club
                                                               Ballroom Dancing
dents.                                                         Page Turners Book Club
                                                               BOKS
                      MISSION                                  Lego and Robo cs Club
                                                               Engineering Club
Po er Road Elementary School’s staff, families, and             3‐5 Chorus and Grades 1‐2 Singing Club
                                                               Recorder Club
community empower learners to achieve excellence               Drama Club
in the following areas:                                        Pres gious business partnership with The MathWorks, a Na ck based
• Academic performance and cri cal thinking                      computer so ware engineering company – Math Tutorial program for
                                                                 grade 4 students
• Individual growth and accountability                         An award winning, curriculum‐centered laboratory in our Community
• Independent and coopera ve work                                Garden
• Academic rigor and risk taking within a safe and             Framingham State University, Simmons College student teachers, interns
                                                                 and field study students
nurturing environment                                          Bell Choir and Bucket drummings
• Innova ve thinking and proficiency in technology             State‐of‐the‐art, handicapped accessible community playground
                                                               Joe Lundy Memorial Baseball Field and soccer field
                                                               Great Boston Jewish Literacy Coali on volunteers
                                                               Volunteers from the Greater Boston Jewish Coali on for Literacy

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                                                                            ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
                                                                           DATES FOR KINDERGARTEN TOURS
                                                      MARCH 10 – 9:45 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
                                                      BUILDING INFORMATION
                                                      Total Students: 336
                                                      Grades: K‐5
                                                      Site Accessibility: Handicap accessible
                 25 Elm Street
             Framingham, MA 01701
                                                      Art Room
             Phone: 508‐626‐9144
               Fax: 508‐877‐4908
                                                      Computer Lab
Email: adiaz@framingham.k12.ma.us
                                                      Media Center
Website: h p://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/
                                                      Music Room
                                                      Outdoor Recrea on Space
School Hours
Doors open: 8:50am
Breakfast: 8:50am ‐ 9:05am
                                                      STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS (2018‐2019)
School begins: 9:05am
                                                      Black:                   7.7%
School dismissal: 3:20pm
                                                      Hispanic/La no:          20.2%
*Early release dismissal: 12:55pm (lunch is
                                                      Caucasian:               62.8%
                                                      Asian:                   3.6%
*Half day dismissal: 12:20pm (lunch is not            Pacific/Hawaiian:        0.1%
served)                                               Na ve/Alaskan            0%
                                                      Mul ple races:           5.7%
Principal: Anne Diaz
                                                                 English Language Learners:      22.9%
Vice‐Principal: Brenda Maurao
                                                                 Economically Disadvantaged:     39%
                                                                 Special Educa on:               31%
                     VISION                                      Maximum Class Size:              22
Mary Stapleton Elementary School educates
children to become respec ul, responsible and         GREAT THINGS ABOUT OUR SCHOOL:
ready to take on the challenges associated with             Diverse student body!
being life‐long learners.
                                                            Caring and dedicated staff commi ed to helping students exceed
                                                              expecta ons!
                                                            Posi ve Behavioral Interven ons and Support ‐ PBIS and estab‐
At Mary Stapleton Elementary School, we be‐
                                                              lished core values in place!
lieve that all children can, and will, learn. We
educate each student to learn and live produc‐              Explorers Before and A er School Program Coming in Fall 2019!
  vely as a cri cally thinking, responsible ci zen
                                                            Ac ve community involvement and Parent Teacher Organiza on
in a mul cultural, democra c society by provid‐
ing academically challenging instruc onal pro‐              that supports a wide variety of school events including STEA‐
grams taught by a highly qualified and diverse                Mathon, Family Reading Night, Genius Hour, Book Fair, Field Day,
staff and supported by comprehensive services                  Harry Po er Week, Fall Fes val, Bingo Night, and Sock Hop
in partnership with our en re community.                    Ac ve School Council

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                                                                             ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
                                                  DATES FOR KINDERGARTEN TOURS
                                                  MARCH 2, 2019 ‐ 10:00 a.m. Coffee with principal and 7:00 pm
                                                  Total Students: 546
                169 Leland Street
                                                  Grades: K‐5
             Framingham, MA 01702                 Site Accessibility: Handicap accessible
Phone:    508‐626‐9164                            Art Room
Fax:      508‐620‐2965                            Auditorium/Cafetorium
                                                  Computer Lab
Email: pvadhera@framingham.k.12.ma.us             Gym
Website: www.framingham.k12.ma.us/                Media Center/Library
wilson.cfm                                        Music Room
                                                  Outdoor Recrea on Space
School Hours: 9:05 a.m. ‐ 3:20 p.m.               Cafeteria
Early Release: 9:05 a.m. ‐ 12.55 p.m.             STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS (2018‐2019)

Principal: Purnima Vadhera                        Black:                                   10.0%
Vice‐Principal: Darlene Pugnali                   Hispanic/La no:                          19.7%
                                                  Caucasian:                               67.5%
IB PYP Coordinators: Heather Flugrad              Asian:                                   0.2%
                                                  Pacific/Hawaiian:                        0%
                                                  Na ve/Alaskan                            0%
Our vision incorporates a learning environment    Mul ple races:                           2.4%
that encourages global understanding, ac ve
community par cipa on, and genuine interest in         English Language Learners:    70%
academic excellence.                                         (85% Portuguese language speakers)
                                                       Economically Disadvantaged: 82.7%
                     MISSION                           Special Educa on:             10.0%
                                                       Maximum Class Size:             25
At the Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, we
celebrate the diverse popula on that we serve.    ABOUT OUR SCHOOL:
Woodrow Wilson Elementary provides an envi‐
                                                         We are an Interna onal Baccalaureate Primary Years Progamme (IB PYP)
ronment that develops inquiring, knowledgeable             World School
and caring young people who work to create a
be er, peaceful world. Woodrow Wilson is                 One of four IB PYP schools in Massachuse s and part of a network of
commi ed to providing a high quality, challeng‐            1472 IB PYP schools in 109 countries
ing, interna onal educa on that nurtures ac ve,          IB Units of inquiry connect the learning in all subject areas through an
open‐minded, reflec ve and balanced life‐long              inves ga ons into big ideas.
learners. Woodrow Wilson students are inde‐              Learning experiences focus on the development of the whole child as an
pendent learners who respect themselves and                inquirer and a life‐long learner.
others, and who are empowered as empathe c,
                                                         Partnership with Jewish Family Services (JFS) providing services such as
competent leaders who can succeed in a 21st
                                                           a er school programs, family assistance program, dona on drives and
century global society.
                                                           family educa on.
                                                         Global Gatherings that celebrate our diversity through music and student
                                                           presenta ons
                                                         We offer 3 strands of general educa on and language development in
                                                           Portuguese and English through Dual Language Educa on, Transi onal
                                                           Bilingual Educa on, and English Immersion with Portuguese as a world

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                                                      OUR MISSION
B.L.O.C.K.S. Preschool promotes a flexible atmosphere that considers children individually and as members of a group.
Our program provides a variety of resources that address children's particular interests, needs and levels of develop‐
Learning through play, development of self‐concept, the growth of language and respect for others will be fostered in
order to maximize future school success. The ultimate goal of this program is to instill in children a curiosity about
their world and a hunger to learn.
The general goals of our program include:
        to develop children’s understanding and use of language
        to foster children’s self‐esteem
        to teach children the skills to explore, question and investigate
        to encourage children to work positively and effectively with others
        to support the parent’s role as a child’s first teacher at home
                                                  PROGRAM SCHEDULE
JUNIPER HILL LOCATION ‐ 29 Upper Jocelyn Avenue
        Young Preschool (2.9 ‐ 3.9 years old): 8:45am to 12:15pm or 8:45am— 2:15pm
        A.M. Session: 8:15 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
        P.M. Session: 11:35 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
        Full Day: 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
        Little Explorer’s Before & After School Program Monday ‐ Friday
                7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
                2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.      or   2:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
        Full Day: 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
        Little Explorer’s Before School Program: Monday ‐ Friday
                 6:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
                                                 ENROLLMENT PROCESS
The preschool receives children between the ages of 3 to 5 years. An application form can be obtained by calling the
Office at (508)788‐2380 or www.framingham.k12.ma.us/blocks. All applications should be returned to the B.L.O.C.K.S.
Preschool Program by the date specified on the application. Parents will be notified within 3‐4 weeks of submitting
the application regarding the status of their child’s enrolment in the program.

                                Rosario Alvarez, Director of Early Childhood Educa on
                                                  Office: 508‐788‐2380
                                                   Fax: 508‐872‐1354

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You are your child’s first teacher! We encourage you to prac ce these skills with your child:
     1. Personal Informa on
             * First and last name
              * Home address
              * Telephone number where parent/guardian can be reached (usually cell #)
              * Name of their school and teacher
     2. Self‐help skills
              * Pu ng on and taking off coat, boots, hat, mi ens, etc.
              * Packing and unpacking backpack
              * Opening lunchbox, thermos, juice box, containers, etc.
              * Using bathroom independently
     3. Asking for help and answering a simple ques on
     4. Sharing and taking turns
     5. Following simple direc ons and rou nes
     6. Si ng and listening to a story and/or book
     7. Wri ng first name and/or last name (in upper and/or lower case le ers)
     8. Rote coun ng to 10 and coun ng objects to 10
     9. Iden fying some le ers
     10. Iden fying some numbers

                            PLEASE limit screen me with your child!
                           (TV, computer, video games, iPad, iPod, etc.)
  Most important: READ and share BOOKS or STORIES with your child DAILY!!

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