Winter Clothing Drive
Welcome Somerville Families
Ideas for starting a conversation with your toddler, child, or teen about our current health crisis www.somerville.k12.ma.us/TalkingAboutCoronavirus
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.
NEW: Read about the SFLC COVID-19 Response!
Please email the Director of the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative Nomi Davidson with any urgent basic needs questions.
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Somerville SEPAC Compensatory Services Workshop
December 3, 2020. Thursday, 7:00–8:00pm
Join the Somerville Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SSEPAC) for a virtual workshop presented by Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC). MAC will present on state special education guidance regarding COVID-19 compensatory services for students with disabilities. For more information and a link to join the virtual meeting, email email@example.com or visit Somerville SSEPAC on Facebook.
Taller de Educación Financiera
English Contact: Rachel Wilensky 617-981-4382
Spanish Contact: Flor Apolaya 617-549-3455
Portuguese Contact: Maria Holz 617-549-1690
Ages and Stages Developmental Screening
The Somerville Community Growing Center
Did you know you can visit the Growing Center twice a week during Open Hours? Volunteer hosts will open the garden every Tuesday, from 3:00 - 4:30 pm, and Saturday, from 12:00 - 2:00 pm, unless there is severe weather. Everyone is welcome to stroll the paths, explore the garden, and take a moment to enjoy this little green oasis tucked right next to Union Square. Dress to stay warm and dry, and get some outdoor exercise! Safety precautions include: masks and social distancing, and limited number of guests at one time. To learn more, visit www.thegrowingcenter.org.
SFLC Community Clothing Closet
The SFLC Community Clothing Closet offers 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, at Somerville Sepac on Facebook or visit www.somerville.k12.ma.us/ssepac.
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Somerville Family Learning Collaborative
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