Monday, May 20, 2013
Framingham School Administration: "Accommodating between 760-800 kindergarten children for the third year in a row has required some creativity and flexibility, but we are pleased to report every kindergarten student has an assignment for September."
To deal with 800 kindergarten students in the fall, Framingham Public Schools plans to override the Framingham School Committee recommended class size policy for kindergarten students of 19-22 students and place 23 kindergarten students in each classroom for the Class of 2026. And even with the increase of one student per class, the school district doesn't have enough classroom space in its 8 elementary schools and has made the decision to house two kindergarten classes at the former Juniper Hill Elementary School, now B.L.O.C.K.S Preschool. Kindergarten students at the former Juniper Hill will follow the same schedule as McCarthy Elementary School students 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. The students, as first graders, then will be transferred to …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Visit from a Framingham firetruck was a big hit with the Framingham Public School preschoolers.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
By Amaris Pena BLOCKS Preschool celebrated its Annual Fun Day, earlier this month, with lots of fun activities for students and the staff. This event, partly sponsored by BLOCKS PTO, included a petting zoo with goats, chickens, rabbits and alpacas; a huge inflatable slide and bouncy house; an obstacle course; sports such as soccer and golf; a planting station where the kids planted flowers and vegetables to take home; facepainting and tattoos; and yummy popcorn and sno-cones! We also had a visit from a Framingham firetruck, where the kids were able to explore the truck. More than 30 students from Walsh Middle School volunteered their time to help us with the activities. Our preschoolers had a fantastic time with the Walsh students…
Monday, August 29, 2011
Three Framingham schools are without power, two operating on generators. The bus yard said except for a few minor issues with a couple of streets closed due to downed trees, the bus run for the high school freshmen ran well.
UPDATED 10:45 a.m. From NSTAR PR representative: Emergency areas, including fire stations, schools and hospitals are their first priorty to restore power. They have placed Nobscot Fire Station, Route 9 Fire Station, Hemenway Elementary, Potter Road Elementary and King Building on the priority list. She told Framingham Patch NSTAR likely will restore power to customers in those neighborhoods at the same time as when they restore the priority locations' power. Updated at 10:15 a.m. Framingham Schools Business Director Edward Gotgart said three schools in Framingham have no power - King, Hemenway Elementary and Potter Road Elementary School. Hemenway and Potter Road elementary schools do have some lights, due to a generator, he said. School …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
B.L.O.C.K.S. PTO held a carnival-themed fun day for the preschool students this month.
Friday, June 10th was proclaimed, “The Best Day Ever!” by the students and staff of the BLOCKS Preschool. Sponsored by the BLOCKS PTO, the carnival-themed event featured a giant slide, bouncy house, snow cones and popcorn by Busy Bee Jumpers, pony rides and a petting zoo by Enchanted Animal Parties, a sampling of the Framingham Department of Public Works’ most exciting trucks and equipment, Engine 7 from the Framingham Fire Department, a ride on Bus #3 from the Framingham Public Schools, and other activities such as gardening, face painting, tattoos, an obstacle course, a bean bag toss and a hoop shoot. Forty indispensable students from Walsh Middle School spent the day helping with all of the activities and earned community service …