Happy New Year!

Dear families,


              Happy New Year!  It’s hard to believe we are just about half way through January. There continues to be much joy at DEDP and we seem to be having typical New England weather.  We arrived back after December break with very cold temperatures and snow, last week we had a warm up, and the current temperature says it’s 58 degrees. The week ahead will bring back cooler temperatures. Please remember to send your child to DEDP prepared for the weather.  We do go outside in cold weather and snowpants/ boots can provide warmth even when there is no snow on the ground.  It is helpful to mark all of your child’s clothing (jackets, hats, gloves, boots, snowpants) as it’s easier for us to find when they are lost.

          Thank you for your excellent communication with our program. Each day we receive the absent list from the Driscoll School office and track over 100 children who attend extended day. Remember to notify the DEDP by email before 12:30 p.m. or by phone after 12:30 p.m., if your child isn’t attending or has a different pick up person. We have been receiving many emails during program hours and ask that you call and leave a message as we often don’t have time to check email while the program is in operation. Please make sure that you communicate with us about your child as Driscoll staff are very busy in the transition at the end of the school day. Thank you for your assistance in helping our afternoons run smoothly.

         Stephanie Goodman our wonderful K-2 teacher was offered a teaching position at a private school in Brighton in late December teaching English and Social Studies. We are excited for her as this has been a goal of hers for some time. Stephanie will continue to work at DEDP on Tuesday afternoons. Currently we have two amazing substitutes helping in our K-2 program. Marissa Perry a para in Ben Fishkin’s kindergarten class and  Alicia Perry who graduated last spring from BU and works part time at the ICA.    We are interviewing candidates for this position and hope to have a teacher on board by the first week in February.

      We will be sending out information regarding our full days programs during February vacation later this week.  DEDP is closed on Monday, January 21 in honor of Martin Luther King Day and Monday, February 18 in honor of Presidents Day. Thank you for taking the time to read this email.


                      With warm regards,   Abbie and Vinny