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And they're always glad you came…."

Back in the Saddle Again!

posted Sep 13, 2017, 9:57 AM by Laura St. Pierre   [ updated Sep 13, 2017, 9:59 AM ]

The first few weeks at Warren EDP were spent having fun with old and new friends.  Running in the gym, enjoying Crazy Machines on the computer, making puffer fish, and doing popcorn challenges were just some of the activities.  We can't wait to see what else is in store for EDP this year!

This says it all....

posted Sep 6, 2017, 11:17 AM by Melissa MerconSmith

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened - Dr. Seuss

posted Jun 12, 2017, 7:27 AM by Melissa MerconSmith

I'll confess…I may have to shed a tear or two on the last day of school when this amazing group of 6th graders comes to EDP for the last time. They have been fantastic - both as a group and as individuals. It seems like only yesterday that they appeared on our doorstep, barely able to tie their own shoes! With any luck, it will be only a few years before they are back as high school volunteers! To quote The Breakfast Club, "Don't you forget about me…."

Final Farewell

posted Jun 5, 2017, 8:29 AM by Kim Brissenden

Throughout the school year, 6th graders from the Mindess EDP have visited the Pittaway EDP as part of a volunteer program.  Last week the kindergarten students had a Final Farewell party for the older kids.  They decorated shirts for the 6th graders and we all had an ice cream sundae party!  

Onward and Upward

posted Jun 3, 2017, 4:27 AM by Melissa MerconSmith   [ updated Jun 3, 2017, 4:27 AM ]

Warren EDP 2nd graders enjoy checking out their new digs on Step Up Day at Mindess EDP.

"Captain Colin" decides who will carry the teddy bear
in Hidden Football.

Enjoying air hockey in the REC Room.

Making delicious fruit kabobs.

Maestro Chase!


posted May 25, 2017, 6:43 AM by Laura St. Pierre


What Happens At Gold Rush, Stays At Gold Rush!

posted May 17, 2017, 6:00 AM by Melissa MerconSmith   [ updated May 17, 2017, 8:17 AM ]

Whether it was racing around looking for gold, throwing wet sponges at dads, clawing for gum, or moms wearing mustaches, this was a Gold Rush for the record books! The weather could not have been better, the games more thrilling, the food any tastier, or the prizes for exciting. Thanks to everyone for an amazing start to the end of the year!


posted May 11, 2017, 8:13 AM by Laura St. Pierre

Warren EDP's annual Hawaiian Luau was a tropical success, thanks to the many children, parents and staff that participated!   Games like Aloha Hop, Shell Shock and Go Fish Toss were on the luau itinerary, as well as making shark tooth necklaces and flower leis, tropical fish sand jars, color-your-own rubber ducks, and face painting, to name a few.  Children won tickets and traded them in for prizes at the ever-popular prize table.  The party continued in the dining room, where dinner and desserts were served.  It was a very special evening for some very special EDP families.  Aloha!

                                             Aloha Hop

Go Fish Toss

Shell Shock

Making a shark tooth necklace!

Total concentration!

                          Rubber Ducky-you're the one!

Looking good!

Ms. Kayla's new friend!

Ahh...the prize table.  Say no more!


posted May 5, 2017, 1:23 PM by Kim Brissenden

Our Mexican Fiesta on May 4th was fantastic thanks to the EDP staff, the children, and their families!  Many thanks to the older sibling volunteers, who kept the children entertained with crafts and games.  The students and their younger siblings created Mexican Masks, made a piñata, decorated a wooden maraca, and got their faces painted by the talented Mrs. Pratt.  

Making Memories One Bite At A Time

posted Apr 26, 2017, 11:10 AM by Melissa MerconSmith   [ updated Apr 26, 2017, 11:17 AM ]

Last year a new tradition began at Mindess EDP thanks to a parent's suggestion. Each month a different grade is invited to stay after EDP for a family meal of pizza, salad, chips, dessert, and a beverage. Families get a chance to meet one another, share a few laughs, and take a breathe in an otherwise hectic day. It has fast become one of the most anticipated events of each month!
(Thanks, Mrs. Rosoff, for a great idea!)

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