April 18th, 2014:
It’s hard to believe that it’s already April! As we prepare for the end of the year, and start thinking about summer we have a lot to be thankful for at Earl Boyles. We are quickly moving forward with the addition of the early learning wing and neighborhood center at Earl Boyles. Next year we will have three new preschool classrooms for our 3 and 4 year olds, an adult classroom, infant toddler room for families to enjoy with their young children, and a beautiful parent resource center. Our new space will allow our community to partner with our families much earlier. I look forward to our partnership in your child’s education.
Earl Boyles is in the process of building a beautiful new Early Learning Wing, which will include three pre-school classrooms with a capacity to serve 90 students in 3 hour and 15 min morning or afternoon sessions. We are currently accepting pre-school applications for children who live in the Earl Boyles school catchment area and who will be at least 3 years old by 9/1/2014. Priority will be given to 4 year olds, but we expect that there will still be spots left for 3 year old students.
HOW TO APPLY/WHAT IF FAMILIES DON’T QUALIFY:
"This new 15,000 square-foot addition will add 7 new classrooms and a 6,000 square-foot open air courtyard that will support the new early childhood development program (the first of its kind in Oregon). This project also includes minor renovations to the existing building, new parking and drop-off zones, and upgrades to existing site landscape."
Construction on the Early Learning Wing & Neighborhood Center at Earl Boyles Elementary continues to move along. Workers have begun to apply framing to the structure, and a rock climbing wall (viewable below) has been installed in the Earl Boyles gym. The Early Learning Wing & Neighborhood Center will help children arrive prepared for Kindergarten, and serve as a community-centered hub with a wealth of resources and information.
"The fundamental goal of the Early Works initiative is to help children arrive at kindergarten ready for success, prepared to meet critical benchmarks by third grade, and able to go on to achieve success in school and life. The school is the anchor for this project, serving as a place for community partners to provide resources, information, services, and educational opportunities for children ages birth to eight. These early learning experiences then become part of a robust elementary education." (Learn more at http://early-works.org)
Read the story of how a publicly funded preschool began at Earl Boyles: http://www.childinst.org/publications/2-general/310-baby-steps-into-a-bi...
Construction is underway for an Early Learning Wing and Neighborhood Center at Earl Boyles Elementary School. Private and public donors have helped sponsor the new facility but a funding gap still remains. To raise funds, the David Douglas Educational Foundation is heading up the Earl Boyles Community Campaign. To support the Early Learning Wing, donors can give money directly to the Foundation. In addition, reflecting the project’s strong community ties, Hector Hernandez, a local artist, designed a large, colorful mosaic mural to be displayed in the entrance of the new wing. To support this project anyone is welcome to purchase a name to be displayed surrounding the mosaic design. Have a loved one, community member or family name be a permanent part of the art piece. Each individual name cost $25. The sale is for a limited time. Purchase now and show support for our school community. For more information or to support the campaign or the mosaic mural project, please visit http://www.ddefforkids.org/earl-boyles-community-campaign