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    Preventing the Spread of Germs

    Dr. Donna Housman       

    As New England's brisk weather settles in during these late autumn months, we are reminded that the flu is nipping at our heels. Once you hear that first sneeze or cough in your child's classroom, you fear that your child will be the next to catch the bug. The truth is that germs spread in preschool just as quickly as they do in a petri...

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    Beginnings Graduates!

    Jonathan Sommer       

    Our SPARK kindergarteners reached an important milestone this week, when they graduated! We were so happy to share this special time with them, and our Beginnings Families. The graduation ceremony featured songs that the children had learned, a recap of the year from their teacher Angela, and (of course!) diplomas!! Families and children alike...

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    At Home and At School

    Jonathan Sommer       

      We had a great time at this year's annual end of the year picnic. It truly was a celebration of all the wonderful things that we've accomplished over the past year. Children have learned, grown, and found new friends- some of whom will last a lifetime. Whether this year was your first at Beginnings, or if this year marks your child's...

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    Going…Going…Gone!

    Jonathan Sommer       

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    Tomorrow is the last day to place bids in our Art Auction. These wonderful works were inspired by the masters and created by our own little artists. You can see each of the paintings by clicking here. Any (or all!) of them would make great additions to a play room, bedroom, or any family space in your home. Let's get the bidding started!!

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    Rosebuds Take Yoga!

    Jonathan Sommer       

    Our Rosebuds (1 and 2 year olds) enjoyed a great yoga class this week. Their instructor remarked about their ability to pay attention, and how hard they worked at each of their poses. We're so happy that they were able to learn the benefits of yoga (flexibility, balance, relaxation, mind-body awareness) at such a young age. They learned the...

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    Beginnings School Art Auction

    Jonathan Sommer       

    Each classroom at Beginnings created their own impressions of different masterpieces and artistic styles using a variety of techniques, from squeeze bottles and sponges to their own feet.  Now we are auctioning off the pieces to our parents in a silent online auction from now until June 3rd.  Click here to enter the auction page and place...

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    Fun Recipes from Beginnings’ Classrooms

    Jonathan Sommer       

    This month our teachers Karen from the Jr. K Moon room and Liz from the Star preschool room brought some fun recipes into the classrooms and the results were delicious! Moon Room Banana Bread 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed 1/3 cup melted butter 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup) 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 1...

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    Open House Sunday March 10th 10am-12pm!

    Jonathan Sommer       

    Beginnings School will be holding a special weekend Open House on Sunday March 10th from 10am-12pm.  Come meet our teachers and administrative staff, tour the facility, and meet the Founder, Dr. Donna Housman.  Please let us know you are coming by calling 781 891 1011 or emailing

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    Video of Bullying Prevention Seminar

    Jonathan Sommer       

    The fight against bullying starts with us but in order to effectively guide our children we must have the tools needed for success. In this seminar Dr. Housman, Founder of Beginnings School, discussed the concept of emotional intelligence and how, when taught to children from a very young age, it can better prepare them with confidence and...

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    Beginnings School Holiday Gift Drive

    Jonathan Sommer       

    Beginnings Gift Drive!  Yesterday all of the gifts donated for our annual gift drive were delivered to the Department of Children & Families in Framingham, MA.  The toys, clothes, and other very needed items will be truly appreciated by the families.  Each...

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