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MFN Summer Newsletter 2014

MFN Summer Newsletter 2014

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MFN Summer Newsletter 2014
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July/August 2014
at Wright’s Pond Elm Street
A Summer Full of Family Fun 7 Tuesday Evenings: 5:30
6:00 pm Family Activities 6:00
7:00 pm Concert/Event July 8
Steve Lechner “Let the Magic Begin”
July 15 Matt Heaton & the Outside Toys
July 22 All Hands Drumming* July 29 Ben Rudnick & Friends August 5
Rolie Polie Guacamole
August 12
Karen K & the Jitterbugs August 19
Ethan Rossiter & the Jamberries Sing-A-Longs Music Movement Dance Open Art Activities FREE Books and Community Information
Wright’s Pond stickers are available for purchase at City Hall, Room 108, for $35.00. Wright’s Pond is open from June 30 to August 23. If you do not wish to purchase a sticker,
MFN will offer a FREE continuous shuttle bus to/from each concert -
3 Stops: Flynn Rink, Wright’s Pond, and the bus stop at the corner of Elm Street
and the Fellsway between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm. In case we need to hold the event inside, due to inclement weather, please call the MFN at (781) 393-2106 from 4:00 pm on. Our indoor site is located at the Senior Center, 101 Riverside Avenue.
A Big Sippie Cup Salute to the Friends of the Medford Family Network and the Medford Arts Council for sponsoring these concerts
* All Hands Drumming is supported in part by a grant from the Medford Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Summer 2014
Medford Family Network
of the Medford Public Schools
Marie Cassidy, Family Specialist mcassidy@medford.k12.ma.us Phone (781) 393-2106 website: www.medfordfamilynetwork.org http://www.medfordfamilies.org Facebook - Medford Family Network July/August Office Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
By appointment only
The MFN Family Center has a whole new look Beautiful updated landscape on the outside, newly sanded and stained cubbies and freshly painted walls on the inside.
A deep appreciation to those who made our Deloitte Day renovations a reality: Robyn Holdsworth, Joyce Nicholas,  Jen Ostrosky, Tamanna Rabbani, and the Medford Public Schools Building & Grounds department!
Brooks School
Contact Eva Todtfeld and Liz White at welcometothebrooks@gmail.com
Dugger Park
Tuesday, July 22 10:00 - 11:00 am Thursday, July 24 6:00 - 7:00 pm Monday, August 11 6:00 - 7:00 pm Wednesday, August 13 10:00 - 11:00 am
Columbus School
Contact Jen DesAutel at jenn.art@gmail.com
Columbus School Playground
Tuesday, August 26 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Thursday, August 28 [Rain Date}
McGlynn School
Contact Diane Guarino, Principal, at (781) 393-2333, extension 5518 McGlynn School Playground Tuesday, July 29 9:00 am - 10:00 am Monday, August 25 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Roberts School
Contact Roberts PTO at medfordrobertspto@gmail.com Roberts School Playground Tuesday, July 29 10:00 am - 11:00 am Friday, August 22 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday, August 24 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Thursday, August 28 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm ----------------------------
Every registered Kindergarten child should have received a bag containing great supplies and activities/suggestions to support readiness skill development. Make sure that your entering Kindergarten child has it If your child has not received a bag and you are registered, or need to register, please contact the Parent Information Center at (781) 393-2132.
Medford Family Network * 489 Winthrop Street * Medford, MA 02155 * (781) 393-2106 * www.medford.k12.ma.us
Facilitated by “Miss Andrea” Breen,
Playgroup Leader 
 9:00 - 11:00
Tuesdays at Tufts Park
 July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19, 26
Thursdays at Capen Street Park *
 July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28
Fridays at Carr Park
 July 11, 18, 25
Fridays at Harris Park
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
* Sprinkler at Capen Street Park!
Bubbles! Balls! Sidewalk Chalk! Art Activities! Parachute Play!
Children’s Play Structures!
 Free Books! Songs! Summer Fun Activity Information and Community Resources!
Playgroups are FREE for families who live/work in Medford Please register at the park each day you attend.
If it is NOT pouring, we are playing! If it IS raining, please call the MFN to find out if we will be at the park! (781) 393-2106 Pack a snack and a beverage! Bring sunscreen! We will have a First Aid kit for emergencies! Please call (781) 393-2106 regarding transportation options and/or directions. Call (617) 222-3200 or visit www.mbta.com for the MBTA bus information!
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Sponsored by CACHE (Coalition for Arts, Culture and a Healthy Economy)
Thursday, July 17 4:00
8:00 pm
 July Theme:
“Move Your Body” with Knucklebones….For the Love of Play!
Thursday, August 21 4:00
8:00 pm
August Theme:
“What’s Your Story?” Family Collage Making
Art! Food! Shopping! Live Music and Performances! All ages!
To learn more, visit www.circlethesquare.org
Medford Family Network * 489 Winthrop Street * Medford, MA 02155 * (781) 393-2106 * www.medford.k12.ma.us
Farmers Market
City Hall, George P. Hassett Drive, Medford
Every Thursday; 3:00
7:00 pm
Join Us on MFN DAY at the Market Thursday, July 24, 2013
Face Painting! Fun Activities! Very Veggie Scavenger Hunt! Drop-in format. System of Care 4th Annual
Community Resource Fair
For Families & Providers!
Wednesday, August 13; 3:00
5:00 pm
: Malden High School, Building B, 77 Salem Street, Malden
Visit the MFN table for games, crafts, and information packets
Explore mental health, physical health, recreational and educational resources in your
area. AND….live superheroes, games and crafts,
drumming (3:30 pm), and face painting.
Courtyard Kids Play & Learn Group
Facilitated by Laura Ingano, MFN Parent Leader
2 Fridays; July 31; August 29 10:00
11:30 am Location:
Courtyard Nursing Care Center, 200 Governors Avenue Intergenerational play and learn group with residents of the Courtyard Nursing Care Center. Interactive activities include songs, dances, ball play, bubbles, story time, and snack. Children will receive a gift and a snack from the Courtyard Nursing Center staff.
Call the MFN (781) 393-2106 to register
Babes in the Woods
Sponsored by the Friends of the Middlesex Fells
Hike & Seeks
(Nature-themed scavenger hunts)
Tuesdays; 10:00
10:45 am Babes Hikes
(For parents who carry their children)
Tuesdays; 11:00 am
12:00 pm
Contact the Friends of the Middlesex Fells at (781) 662-2340 for more information
Fun and Friendship for New Moms
Facilitated by Aine O’Malley, MFN Parent Leader
Every Wednesday in July and August 12:00
1:30 pm
Are you a new mom? Join a group of others who know
exactly what you mean by the word “tired.” Welcome to
a great supportive network and a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends for yourself and new potential playmates for your child. Learn about MFN resources: Babies, Bibs and Books, a complimentary gift bag; Ages & Stages questionnaire, a tool to learn about your
child’s growth and development;
Community Resource Directory;
Freebie Foyer of new and gently-used items.
Call (781) 393-2106 with questions/further details.

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