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Early Childhood Fair
Literacy Activities, Prizes and ‘Curious George’ Highlight 2012 Somerville Early Childhood Literacy Fair
Somerville early education and care schools, programs and providers and other local community agencies will participate in the 2012 Early Childhood Literacy Fair on Saturday, November 17, from 10am to noon at the Arthur D. Healey School.
This FREE event offers Somerville families information about the numerous resources available to families with young children in Somerville. Families are invited to join the festivities, explore books with their children, partake in a variety of family literacy activities, and meet other parents and friends in the neighborhood.
Children aged birth to six years old can enjoy a multitude of fun activities presented by early education providers and community agencies. Activities will include arts and crafts, reading activities, ‘Make a Book,’ and even a chance to meet some animals from the New England Zoo and the New England Aquarium. The Boston Children’s Museum and the Museum of Science will also be offering plenty of fun activities for everyone.
Other event highlights include a free children’s book for your family, free raffle prizes, the opportunity to exchange a gently used children’s or parenting book for another during the Book Swap (don’t forget to bring a gently-used book with you to participate in the Book Swap), and take your child’s photo taken with Curious George!
More About Arthur D. Healey School
Perched high atop Winter Hill, this state-of-the-art K-8 school's stated mission includes both a commitment "to academic excellence in the core subject areas and to broad enrichment opportunities in the arts, technology, and foreign language" and to ensuring that "all students are prepared to succeed in a rigorous college preparatory program in high school."
The school is home to over 550 students. Roughly two-thirds are enrolled in the City's alternative Choice program and one-third in the traditional Neighborhood program. The two programs will be unified into one school-wide approach in September 2011.
An extensive program of afterschool activities is offered, and the expansive outdoor facilities include basketball, tennis, and dodge ball courts, as well as playground equipment, plenty of blacktop space and a school garden.
The PTA is active and involved. Healey is also an international demonstration site for the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations, a nonprofit program that aims to help students set goals and achieve them. The social-emotional curricula, Open Circle (K-4) and Second Step (5-8), are taught to all students.
Principal Jason DeFalco leads the school. Test scores are available here and on the school website.
Other events here
- Ward 4 ResiStat Meeting Thu, May 30, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm