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Read our Newsletter for Week of Mar 16th, 2020

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Letter from the PTO

Dear Parents and Guardians of the Estabrook Community,

We sincerely hope that everyone is staying well. We know this is a significant disruption to the routine for so many, and as a PTO we are focused on supporting our staff, faculty, parents, and especially children during this time.

One of the ways in which we hope we can all support each other is by sharing ideas for at-home learning activities. If you have concerns about how to maintain your child’s enthusiasm for learning during these two weeks away from the classroom, we would love to hear from you! We would greatly appreciate if everyone can submit at-home learning activity ideas through the following Google form.

If you have an idea to share, please do submit it, and our site administrators will post your suggestions at the following link https://estabrookpto.org/at-home-learning-activities/.

Please bookmark this page and feel free to check back, as we plan to regularly update the page throughout the day in order to incorporate new ideas as they are submitted.

Additionally, if you have books, learning materials, or other supplies that you are willing to lend or give to others in need, or if you are in need of those items, please use the Estabrook Google group during this time to post offers and wants. Please note: We ask that anyone who borrows an item from a community neighbor please return the item within two weeks in the same or better condition than when it is borrowed unless the lender specifically states otherwise.

You can subscribe to the Google group by emailing:
estabrook-community+subscribe@googlegroups.com

Thank you all for working together to make this transitional time go as smoothly as possible!

Estabrook PTO

Additional Ways to Help or Get Help

Lexington Human Services Department

If you are or know someone local who could use help because of missed work, low supplies/ groceries, or could use help understanding what is available, the town of Lexington’s Human Services Dept is a good resource. Call them at 781-698-4840.

If you would like to make a donation for those that are in need of help, please mail a check payable to:

Fund For Lexington
Note : Human Services
Trustees of Public Trusts
1625 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, Massachusetts 0242

Chinese American Association of Lexington

The Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL) is organizing a volunteer group to help those families impacted by the novel coronavirus to contact doctors, purchase food, medicine and other needed goods, and more.

Register here: http://Covid19Help.WeForm.net

Community Events
Events held in our community will be advertised on their own special page on our website. Click here to find out more!

Click, Shop, Support!
Donate to the PTO through your everyday shopping! A portion of your purchases from Amazon and Stop & Shop can be donated directly to the Estabrook PTO. Black Earth Compost also offers a referral program for new subscribers. All of these programs are free to sign up for and there are no extra charges or fees. Click here to learn more and for signup links.

In addition to those donation programs, you (AND your friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers!) can also contribute to the Estabrook PTO by:

  • collecting valid box tops in the Box Tops for Education program and depositing them into the box on top of the Lost & Found cabinets
  • recycling your old textiles by dropping them into the large white freestanding Baystate Textiles bin at the end of the Estabrook School parking lot.

Thank you for supporting the Estabrook PTO!

METCO Family Friends

The Estabrook PTO connects Estabrook students who live in Boston with Estabrook students who live in Lexington for monthly Thursday afternoon play dates hosted by the Lexington families once a month on Thursday afternoons. Participating in the Family Friends program is a great way to help all students build meaningful connections with their peers outside of the school day. If you would like to get involved with the program or have questions, please email us at info@estabrookpto.org.

Learn more about METCO program HERE. To see this year’s Family Friends dates check our event calendar HERE.

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