Rockwell Parent News

Dear Rockwell Summer Program Families,

Our summer program begins on Monday, June 17th from 9:00 to 1:00 (full day/full year families’ schedules remain the same as during the school year.) In addition, as during the school year, we offer a one hour (8:00 am) early drop-off and optional extended hours until 6:00 each afternoon. Extra hours continue to be $12 per hour when scheduled in advance. Our summer staff is limited so please do the best you can to plan your extra hours ahead of time, as we may not always be able to accommodate “drop-in” hours. The members of our Summer Teaching Team are Gabby Patterson, Rachel Klevan, Alana Larkin, Zain Ali, and Kathi Rudnicki. We will be sending home weekly emails throughout the summer with information about the week coming up. The bulk of the summer program is held outside each day (weather permitting)

Things to Remember:

  • Please apply sunscreen in the morning, and if children are staying for the day, we will reapply after lunch. (Please sign a topical permission form.)
  • Please send a water bottle with your child each day.
  • Please send your child in with a backpack. All projects and art work will go home daily.
  • Please do not send children in with flip flops, we feel they are too unsafe for running on the playground or for walking trips. Sneakers or other shoes with enclosed toes are best.

Summer Program Information:

  • Each week will have its own theme starting with “Circus” the week of June 17th and “Dinosaurs” the week of June 24th.
  • We will often run sprinklers on the playground, so please pack a bathing suit, a towel, and water shoes in your child’s backpack.
  • The children will be “cooking” their lunch every Wednesday, so packed lunches will not be necessary unless your child does not like what’s on the menu. (We will let you know what we will be making in our newsletter.)
  • Throughout the summer we will have enrichment activities that will include story time with Ms. Melissa from the Newton Library; Music and movement with Ms. Lidia, science activities with Mad Science of Boston, Creative Movement with Ms. Brenda, and ball activities with Be Ahead of the Game.
  • Walking trips will include: Wally’s and Tom’s in Auburndale, Lasell Library, and picnics at the Pond and the Lasell Courtyard. On walk days please send your child in with sneakers or comfortable walking shoes.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

All the Best,
The Summer Program Team