Fundraisers, PAC Meetings, Open Houses - there's a lot happening at Erdman.
Mark your calendars and don't miss a thing.
Children at Erdman paint, cook, build, sing, clean, share and play with others, and much more.
Why do we do certain activities?
Applications for the 2018/19 School Year are available now. Registration opens October 16th, 2017.
We have all the info for both new and returning families.
School Visit: Scituate Fire Department
The SFD will visit to talk about fire safety, show us the truck and let us squirt the hose. We’ll have our first evacuation drill after this visit and will have one every month during the year.
Erdman Family Gathering PAC
Sunday, September 10th, 2017
4-Day 4s, MTTh 4s, MTTh 3s: 4:00-4:45 PM
MWF 4s, MWF Older 3s, WF 3s: 5:15-6:00 PM
Returning and new families join us for a fun afternoon to meet your child's teachers, classmates and other parents. Bring a bulb to plant on our playground. Each session will end in a sing-a-long! Your entire family is welcome.
Meeting: Parent Activities Committee PAC
October 2, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
We’ll have wine and cheese in the Big Room and discuss the year ahead. Bring your ideas and let’s brainstorm!
Monday, September 11, 2017
Welcome back! Remember: on their first day of school all Threes classes will meet for half of the morning or afternoon sessions and parents will stay in the classroom. On their first day of school all Fours classes will attend for the full 2-1/2 hour session without parents.
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Fundraiser: Scholastic Books PAC
Shop for your child's favorite books. Submit your order and earn FREE books for our school! All book orders will be shipped to our school and distributed in classrooms.
You have 2 options for ordering:
- Fill out the form sent home in your child's bag each month.
Parent / Teacher Conferences: 3's
Schedule TBA. Watch your email from your teachers for sign-ups.
In the Classroom: Halloween Celebrations
Fours bring a costume to school for our parade to other classrooms. Please make sure that the costume and the bag it comes in are both labeled with your child’s name. Threes do not wear costumes but will make masks for our parade. If you would like to provide a special treat for your child’s class please speak to the teachers.
In the Classroom: Homemade Soup
Families are invited to join their child's class for homemade soup!
Event: Clean Sweep PAC
Join Erdman parents in giving our school a mid-year cleaning to start the spring semester. Wine, cheese, friends, and Lysol wipes: a fun night and huge help to our school! This is a quick, easy opportunity to help make your child's classroom shine. There will be a sign up sheet at the bottom of the stairs. Please join us - many hands make light work! Details TBA.
Event: Ice Cream Socials PAC
Celebrate the last days of school with make-your-own ice cream sundaes on the playground! Special guest/parent accompany, siblings are welcome! (Volunteers needed.)
Event: Holiday Sing-a-Long & Bake Sale PAC
Tuesday & Wednesday, December 19 & 20, 2017
Our Holiday Bake Sale accompanies the Sing-a-Long during the last two days of school before Holiday Break. Sign-up sheets for bakers and sellers will go up in early December on the PAC Board. Get ready to stock up on your holiday baked goods!
All the family is invited to visit school this evening. Enjoy cider and refreshments made by each class. Visit your child’s classroom, view his/her artwork, class books, pictures and enjoy your class’s homemade snack. WF 3s: 5-5:30, MWF PM 3s: 5:30-6:15, 4 Day 4s: 6-7, MWF AM 4s: 5-6, MTTH 4s: 6-7, MTTH 3s: 6:15-7
In the Classroom: Valentine's Day
On Valentine’s Day each child will exchange cards (homemade or bought) with classmates. Your child’s name should be on the back of the card, and there's no need for envelopes as each child will deliver a card to each classmate. If you would like to provide a special nut free treat for snack on that day please speak to your teachers!
Meeting: Parent Activities Committee PAC
We will be looking to discuss spring fundraising opportunities, ie. Erdfest, parent social night (bowling), and open discussion about the happenings around Erdman. Details TBA.
June / July / August, 2018
Join us during the summer for outdoor play, arts & crafts, stories, games and music on our shady playground. Make friends and have fun! The Summer Camp program for 2.9 - 6 year olds runs for 9 sessions (June - August). Children may sign up for multiple weeks and do not have to attend Erdman to enjoy the fun!
Event: Kindergarten Readiness Evening
This is an opportunity for Pre K parents to ask questions and understand the expectations of the Kindergarten school year. A panel of SPS Kindergarten teachers will be on hand for the Q&A. This event is sponsored by Scituate ECC, Erdman Preschool, Beach Street School, Owl’s Crossing Preschool, Lil’ Munchkins and Little Steps. Wampatuck School Cafeteria, 266 Tilden Road.
Event: Family Literacy Evening PAC
Let's celebrate reading and help instill love of literature in our children. Wear pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to school for crafts and stories read by parents, friends, and older siblings. FYI, this is a family night so please plan to stay with your kids. Siblings are also welcome.
In the Classroom: Spring Egg Trees
A spring tradition at Erdman is the creation of egg trees. The Fours create beautiful individual egg trees and the Threes cooperate to decorate one large tree. But we need your help! Please send in as many eggshells as you can (white is ideal, but brown will work, too). They must be broken in half, washed with soap and water and soaked for a few minutes in a mild bleach solution.
School Visit: Mass Audubon
Mass Audubon brings a fun, nature-based learning experience with live animals into our classroom! This program is aligned with MA Dept of Education Curriculum Frameworks.
In the Classroom: Hatching Chicks
The eggs for our incubator will arrive from the Plymouth Country Extension Service and be set up in the Threes room. Hatching time is about 3 weeks and we will be looking for homes for our chicks by Memorial Day. Please let us know if you would like Erdman chickens!
Event: Nona's Ice Cream Teacher Scoop-A-Thon PAC
Bring your family and friends to benefit your favorite preschool. Erdman teachers will be scooping! See you at Nona's in Scituate Harbor!
In the Classroom: Hatching Butterflies
Caterpillars arrive at Erdman and our students delight in watching these hungry caterpillars munch through leaves and go through their metamorphosis into beautiful painted lady butterflies!
In the Classroom: Mother's Day Celebrations
Come and share a special Mother’s Day snack with your child! After April vacation all classes will begin Mother’s Day surprises. Watch for your invitation!
Threes classes visit Dalby Farm on Grove Street in Scituate. Details to follow by class.
Field Trip: Exploratory Beach Trips
Fours visit the beach at low tide to find treasures, explore tide pools, gather items for show and tell, have snack, and make a craft. Parents will bring their child to the beach and pick up from the beach that day. You are encouraged to stay and participate!
Field Trip: Lawson Tower Climb
Fours climb Lawson Tower on their last day of school - just before the ice cream social in the morning or just after ice cream in the afternoon. More information and permission slips will follow at the end of May.
Field Trip: Sailing Handmade Paddleboats on the Common
Registration Opens for Summer Camp 2018
Join us during the summer for outdoor play, arts & crafts, stories, games and music on our shady playground. Make friends and have fun! The Summer Playschool program for 2.9 - 6 year olds runs for 9 sessions (June - August). Children may sign up for multiple weeks and do not have to attend Erdman to enjoy the fun!
Event: Ship Shape Day & Playground Clean-Up PAC
Ship Shape Day is an annual spring event to clean up litter from Scituate's streets, playgrounds, and beaches. Erdman children and parents are gathering to clean up the greenspace between the Erdman Playground and the Town Library. Come for all or part of the time to help! Clean-up supplies will be provided as well as coffee and bagels. Don't forget to wear your Erdman gear to show your school spirit!
Open House for Prospective Families
We welcome children ages 2 - 5 to explore Erdman with their parent/caregiver and learn what makes us one of the most loved preschools in Scituate! Registration for the 2017-18 school year opens in October. All prospective families are welcome!
The Banister Bookshop PAC
$1/book = new books for our classrooms
Check out the new book sale at the bottom of the stairs! It's easy -- $1/book into the money box = help purchase supplies for the classroom. This will be ongoing throughout the year, and we will rely on donations from parents & friends to keep the shelves stocked and inventory fresh!
Early & Late Options / 4's Lunch Bunch Begins
Monday, September 18, 2017
Explorers / Stay & Play Begins
Tuesday, September 25, 2017
Parent / Teacher Conferences: 4's
February 8, 2018 @ 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Come experience Erdman Preschool's 'Learning by Doing' philosophy with your child! Create valentines for your family and feathered friends (we’ll be making birdfeeders as an activity), explore winter science and art, enjoy favorite hands on activities and a healthy snack, and learn about classes and extended day enrichment choices for 2018-2019 – children 2.9 to 5 years.
NO SCHOOL: Winter Vacation
NO SCHOOL: Spring Vacation
Event: Teacher Appreciation Luncheon PAC
Fundraiser: Erdman Self Portraits PAC
Purchase the self-portraits of our 2017-187 classes on t-shirts, sweatshirts, and tote bags. Order forms go home in backpacks.
Ongoing Registration for 2018-19 School Year
Join us in the fall for the 2018-19 School Year at Erdman! Learn more about our classes and registration.
Cycle Town Fundraiser PAC
October 15, 2017 @ 5:45 PM
Cycle Town, 50 South St, Hingham. $20 per person