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Extended Horizons 2014

It’s hard to believe that summer is just around the corner! This year, I am looking forward to three fun-filled weeks of Extended Horizons starting Monday, June 9 through Friday, June 27. We have some wonderful activities scheduled that I am sure your children will enjoy, including math and reading enrichment, sports, theater activities, arts and crafts, and field trips.

Please take a moment to review the following information regarding the Extended Horizons program for EFS students. Each child must bring a lunch every day and a refillable water bottle. Refrigeration will be available. Extended Horizons will serve a mid-morning snack and a late afternoon snack after 3:20 p.m. Weather permitting, we will go outdoors during the physical activity portions of the day, using the sprinklers and playing different organized group games. Please have your child pack a bathing suit, towel, running shoes, outdoor water shoes, and socks every day. No dress code is in effect! Sunscreen will be provided, so there is no need to pack it. Drop-offs and 3:20 p.m. pick-ups during Extended Horizons will take place in the library. The 5:45 p.m. pick-ups will run similar to regular Horizons. The staff member at the front desk will let you know where to find your child.

If you would like your child to participate in Extended Horizons, please return your completed form to the school no later than Friday, May 23. Spaces do fill quickly, so late or last minute enrollment may not be able to be accommodated.

As you may know, Elmwood Franklin Summer Camp, available to all children ages 3½ to 14, begins the Monday after Extended Horizons on June 30 and runs for six weeks. Please contact Clare Wagstaff, Director, or visit if you would like to participate.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions regarding Extended Horizons at 877-5035 ext. 108 or  

Kind regards,

Maggie Dirrigl
Horizons Director

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The View from the Top of the Steps - March 2014

It’s not spring yet, but Reggio Emilia is blossoming at Elmwood Franklin. I invite all parents to join Sarah Duddy and me for a conversation on the future of the Reggio Emilia program in Prep at EFS. Choose from two sessions: Tuesday, April 29 at 8:30 a.m. or Wednesday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m. Both will take place in the library. In preparation for our discussion, please read “The Hundred Languages of Children,” a short piece of writing by Loris Malaguzzi, a founder of the infant toddler nursery school program of Reggio Emilia, Italy. A copy is included as part of this letter.


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