Welcome Somerville Families
- CLOTHING DRIVE The Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC) has an Amazon wish list and a Target wish list to make donations to local families in need.
- Free meals and other food resources www.somerville.k12.ma.us/ReliefForFamilies
- Read our Social Stories for Young Children and their Caregivers all about feelings that can arise during the current health crisis. Find them at the top of our Talking About Coronavirus page. Available in several languages.
- Please email the Director of the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative Nomi Davidson with any urgent basic needs questions.
Download the April SFLC Calendar
SLFC PLAYGROUPS SPRING
MLPAC COMMUNITY MEETING
WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD: CELEBRATE YOUNG CHILDREN
FINANCIAL WELL-BEING WORKSHOP
TRANSITION TO IN-PERSON LEARNING INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Did you know that you can find information about the Somerville Public Schools return to In-Person Learning all in one place? Visit www.somerville.k12.ma.us/transition for latest district updates and videos about welcoming students back to school, daily wellness checks at home for students, and COVID-19 testing at school. The site also includes helpful
information for families opting to continue remote learning, contact information for all school nurses, and a COVID-19 data dashboard with information about Somerville Public Schools buildings and classrooms, community health metrics
charting new COVID cases by day in the larger community, and school-based testing and tracing data charting student and staff cases identified through the SPS COVID Testing Program.
SOMERVILLE CITY ALERTS AND COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION Do you live or work in Somerville? Do you support families in Somerville interested in Somerville, MA Community Alerts? Available in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Nepali and English, city alerts include information about snow emergencies, detours and construction, etc., and alerts now include COVID-19 Vaccine Information. To sign up up for calls, emails, or text notifications and to recieve COVID-19 Vaccine Information and City Alerts, click here or call 311. Visit the City of Somerville’s COVID-19 Information webpage for more information and resources.
• English Vaccine Info Line: 617-591-3251
• Portuguese Vaccine Info Line: 617-591-3253
• Nepali Vaccine Info Line: 617-591-3255
• Spanish Vaccine Info Line: 617-591-3252
• Haitian Creole Vaccine Info Line: 617-591-3254
FOOD RESOURCES FOR SOMERVILLE FAMILIES Free Grab-And-Go Meals are distributed Mondays through Fridays, 11:30am–2:00pm at all PK/K-8 Somerville Public Schools. Grab-And-Go Meals are also available from 7:30–9:00am at the East Somerville, Healey, and Winter Hill Schools. The Food for Free/SFLC 2020–2021 “Backpack Program” is running in a modified format this school year with a distribution of monthly grocery gift cards to eligible families. Do you know a food insecure family with children in the Somerville Public Schools? Refer them to their school’s SFLC Family and Community Liaison to see if they qualify for enrollment. City of Somerville partners such as Shape Up Somerville and the Council on Aging are also working to address food security alongside our community partners in the Somerville Food Security Coalition. Visit http://somervillefoodsecurity.org/ for information about food pantries, free community meals, and more.
SOMERVILLE DIAPER PROJECT In collaboration with The Beautiful Stuff Project, Cradles to Crayons, and individual donors, free diapers are distributed every Wednesday to Somerville families, 11:30am–12:30pm, at the East Somerville Community School and West Somerville Neighborhood School. Volunteer to distribute or make home deliveries. It is safe, outdoor, contactless volunteering. Donations of diapers are accepted, or make a donation by purchasing diapers here. To volunteer, contact SPS/SFLC Volunteer Coordinator Jen Capuano at JCapuano@k12.somerville.ma.us.
English Contact: Rachel Wilensky 617-981-4382
Spanish Contact: Flor Apolaya 617-549-3455
Portuguese Contact: Maria Holz 617-549-1690
SFLC COMMUNITY CLOTHING CLOSET The SFLC Community Clothing Closet, free clothing for families in need, is operating remotely and at a limited capacity. If you have concerns about a Somerville family’s need for warm clothing this winter, please contact your school-based SFLC Family and Community Liaisons or Francia Reyes.
SOMERVILLE SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL (SSEPAC) The Somerville SEPAC works to support a network of families of children who have special learning needs, to advise the school district, and to provide a forum for families to share information. Join SSEPAC to help make positive change with the special education community. For more information, connect with SSEPAC Leadership, Co-Chairs Michele Lippens and Luciane DeToledo and Secretary Lianor Hillerstrom by email email@example.com, at Somerville Sepac on Facebook, or visit www.somerville.k12.ma.us/ssepac.
SERVE AND INSPIRE: VOLUNTEER Expand and enrich student learning and support Somerville families. Volunteers new to SPS can get started by visiting www.somerville.k12.ma.us/volunteer for current opportunities (most are remote), and contact Jen Capuano, SPS/SFLC Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Educators and staff interested in volunteer support may reach out to their School-Based Volunteer Coordinator or school Principal.
Learn about the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (sflc)
What We Do
The Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC) is the department of family and community engagement of the Somerville Public Schools. As a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant recipient, the Somerville Public Schools partners with the Department of Early Education and Care to provide a variety of resources, support services, and programs to help meet the needs of Somerville families in supporting their children's learning and well-being, birth to adulthood. SFLC By the Numbers. Take a look at this snapshot of the families and people we reached in 2018-2019 through SFLC programming. This report demonstrates the critical role of the SFLC team in supporting families between March and June 2020 during Covid-19. SFLC's role will continue to be central to supporting families throughout the pandemic. You can also read an overview of SFLC's work: SFLC Overview or watch a video overview of the SFLC and its services: https://vimeo.com/266775329