Back to School Night / Curriculum Night
This event usually takes place within two weeks of the start of school. After a short general meeting, parents/guardians attend individual class meetings. The educators give short talks about the developmental stage of the children in their particular class and the general expectations and goals for the children. Parents/guardians are also given an introduction to their responsibilities as helpers in the classroom. This occasion allows families to get to know their child’s teacher and ask questions about their child and the curriculum.
The students decorate masks and parade around the school grounds as families come together to celebrate this fall occasion.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Hills and Falls celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week in March. The Education Committee plans activities to recognize the school’s teaching staff. On this occasion, the community demonstrates appreciation for our teachers through handwritten notes, pictures, and small gifts that the children can make or which may be arranged by room parents as part of the week’s theme.
This annual event takes place one morning in the spring, and allows children to lead their families around their classroom and show off their artwork and projects that they have created at school.
Hills and Falls Birthday
Established in 1941 and incorporated in 1948, Hills and Falls is the oldest continuously operated cooperative preschool in Massachusetts. We set aside one day in March to celebrate our birthday.
This annual June event is an opportunity for families to come together and look back on the school year. Held in a local park, families and teachers gather for a casual dinner and a chance to end the school year having fun together.