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"Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name,

And they're always glad you came…."

And they all lived happily ever after...

posted Jun 21, 2018, 4:31 PM by Melissa MerconSmith

5:30 p.m. on the last day of school at EDP...
the perfect end to a fantastic year!

Off Into the Wild Blue Yonder

posted Jun 14, 2018, 7:24 AM by Melissa MerconSmith   [ updated Jun 14, 2018, 7:25 AM ]

EDP's Class of 2018 celebrated the culmination of 7 amazing years.

Your years with EDP are through.
It's time to say goodbye to you.

Good news is you'll visit us.
Bad news is you'll take the bus.

Sound off - Happy
Sound off - Send Off

Bring it on down - Happy Send Off - To YOU!

(Chant credits to Ms. Kerry Packard)
















Final Farewell

posted Jun 6, 2018, 9:05 AM by Kim Brissenden

The Pittaway EDP children said their final farewells to our 6th grade helpers.  Throughout the school year, 6th graders from the Mindess EDP program have volunteered their time to help out with the Kindergartners.  We had a delicious ice cream sundaes and the younger kids made t-shirts for the older ones.      


A Step Up...

posted Jun 2, 2018, 3:03 AM by Melissa MerconSmith

Warren EDP 2nd graders explore some of the exciting
offerings at the Mindess EDP in their annual Step Up Day.


Wild and Wacky World of Weather!

posted May 23, 2018, 5:23 PM by Laura St. Pierre

We can't think of a better way to kick off a weather and meteorology unit than with  a weather presentation by veteran WBZ-TV 4 meteorologist Barry Burbank!  Mr. Burbank talked about tornadoes and hurricanes, how they are formed, thunder and lightning and storms, answered students' questions, and shared a fun dvd about working as a meteorologist on the WBZ weather team.  The children learned that his favorite type of weather is snow-he loves snow!  Imagine that.  Thank you, Barry Burbank, for sharing your fun stories with us as well.  We are still wondering if you really can fly...?











Go For The Gold!

posted May 18, 2018, 6:43 AM by Melissa MerconSmith

Wanted - gold prospectors and their families for an evening of fun, family, and food!

Gold Rush '18 was a night to remember with everyone enjoying the hunting for gold, games, activities, prizes, and delicious food. Thank you to all of the parents who contributed desserts and volunteered to run a station. Thanks, also, to the staff who cooked, set up, took photos, ran activities, and cleaned up. We could never pull off this end of the year event without all hands on deck!

















"Aloha, Mahalo, and A Hui Hou"

posted May 10, 2018, 10:51 AM by Laura St. Pierre   [ updated May 11, 2018, 5:32 AM by Melissa MerconSmith ]

The Warren EDP Luau took place on May 9.  What a fun and fantastic way to celebrate a year of successes!








SHARK BITE, ALOHA HOP AND SHELL SHOCK;
THESE ARE SOME FUN GAMES
THAT MADE OUR LUAU ROCK!

SAND ART, FACE PAINTING, AND HAWAIIAN LEIS;
THESE ARE THE CRAFTS WE CREATED ON LUAU DAY!

TEACHERS, AIDES AND CHILDREN,
ALSO DADS AND MOMS;
THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO
MADE THE LUAU A SUCCESS-GREAT JOB!

SO WE'LL SAY "ALOHA" NEXT YEAR, BUT UNTIL THEN
WE WILL INSTEAD SAY "MAHALO" AND 
"A HUI HOU",
WHICH IS "THANK YOU" AND "UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN"!








Ole!

posted May 4, 2018, 8:41 AM by Kim Brissenden

Pittaway EDP's annual Mexican Fiesta was a big success, thanks to the many children, parents and staff that participated!   Games like Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Bull Toss, Pyramid Race, and Jai Alai were big hits. The students also made crafts like colorful flower pots, Mexican masks, and pinatas.  Some even got their faces painted by the talented Mrs. Pratt.  Children won tickets and traded them in for prizes at the busy prize table.  















The Beat Goes On...

posted Apr 24, 2018, 5:44 AM by Melissa MerconSmith   [ updated Apr 24, 2018, 5:44 AM ]


African djembes sit ready and waiting for the Mindess EDP Drum Club.

Students work on the Middle Eastern rhythm "Karachi" with drum instructor, Dave Curry, from Drums For One And All.

In the swing of things....

posted Apr 12, 2018, 6:23 AM by Melissa MerconSmith




You'd think that after 29 years as Director of EDP that I'd be bored or feel stale.

Thanks to kids like Tobin, who invited me to the tire swing and Cora, who gave me great pushes, this will never happen.

Instead, every day is an adventure, and I am reminded that I have the best job on the planet.



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