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East Side Nursery Tag Sale Oct 14th

East Side Nursery School's Annual Kids' Stuff Tag Sale

Saturday Oct 14th, 8:00am-1:00pm at 372 Wayland Avenue, Providence RI 02906

Indoor tag sale Open Rain or shine!  Don't miss out on the bargains!!!

  • Children's clothes
  • Toys
  • Games
  • Furniture
  • Gear
  • Maternity and baby items too

All proceeds go to East Side Nursery School.

See you there




Orientation Day 7th/8th

 Orientation day for T/TH class, 10:00-11:00 a.m., followed by playground time
 Orientation day for MWF class, 10:00-11:00 a.m., followed by playground time

Spring Semester Schedule

February 15-19 — NO SCHOOL February Vacation 


Saturday, March 19 — Silent Auction (Proposed Date) 


Thursday, March 24 — NO SCHOOL T/Th Parent Conferences


Friday, March 25 — NO SCHOOL Good Friday 


April 18 - 22 — NO SCHOOL April Vacation

Thursday, May 5 — T/TH Mother’s Day Tea. Families welcome at 11:30am 


Friday, May 6 — M/W/F Mother’s Day Tea. Families welcome at 11:30am 


Monday, May 30 — NO SCHOOL Memorial Day

Parent Teacher Conferences January 29th

There will be two Parent/Teacher conference days this semester. Sign up sheets for these dates will be outside the classroom about a week before: 


  • MWF classes will be Friday January 29th
  • Tu/Th classes will be Thursday March 24th 

There is no school the day of the conferences, though you can arrange to have someone watch your child in the classroom while we meet. There are no surprises at this meeting, it is simply a checking in time for parents and Michele and I. They last about 15 minutes. 

— Carole

Winter Weather

As winter approaches, we still try to go out each day. Please dress your children for the cold weather. If your child is wearing a skirt or dress feel free to send extra pants to put on underneath.

With the children we chant “Jackets, Hats then Mittens” as they learn what clothing items to put on first. And Carole chants “Mittens not gloves PLEASE!” Even if your child can get their own gloves on it doesn’t always work smoothly and we all end up sweating more if there are gloves. If your child argues in the morning have them in gloves but please, oh PLEASE, send mittens for the school day. Thanks!

A Message from Carole

November is here and we are enjoying the fall weather! I want to start by thanking all those involved in the yard sale. It is always so amazing to me when our community starts coming together to support the school. Also to those who helped out with the Open House, ESNS and the children benefit from all of your involvement.

Each class is growing so much. The MWF class is exploring the classroom and new relationships as the new children and the returning children get to know each other. The Tues/Thurs class has grown a tremendous amount. Each day we discover new things about each child and with that and their discoveries about how school works and our daily routines we are growing into an enthusiastic and fun loving group of children. 

During the month of November we will be celebrating the Earth’s harvest at school. At ESNS we have chosen to celebrate a Harvest Feast instead of Thanksgiving because harvest is the basis for many celebrations around the world. The children cook all month in preparation for the Feast. We freeze all of the food they cook and then we invite you and your family to join us at 11:30 for our Feast on November 24th or 25th. This is a time when the children really begin to feel ownership of the school and their community. They feel great pride in the Feast they create.

The Feast also incorporates all the learning areas. We will learn Math while measuring the food. Science while we see the transformation of the foods, Literacy, Language and Vocabulary as we talk about the foods and the recipes. We try to cook with foods traditionally harvested in New England which incorporates Social Studies along with working in small groups, cooperating and taking turns. We even sing about it all!

As always we are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Thanks Carole 

Fall Open House

Our annual Fall Open House for prospective families will be held October 24, 2015 from 10;00am to 12:30pm. Bring the prospective children and your questions, and come see the space and meet our friendly teachers as well as some of the current parents. 

Thank you for a wonderful silent auction!

What an amazing and wonderful event we had last Saturday! Thank you so much to everyone who attended and supported our silent auction this year! It was a huge success! We couldn't have done it without the tireless efforts of our dedicated parent community and the generous support of our wonderful donors. Thank you so much to each and every one of you for supporting our school, our community, and our children!

A Candid Birth

AAA Southern New England

Alayne White Spa

Arthi Sundaresh Photographer

Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Bellani Maternity

Blackstone Massage Therapy Center

Blooming Blossoms

Books on the Square

Boston Bruins

Boston Red Sox

Campus Fine Wines

Carolyn Musgrave

Christine Chitnis

Circa Secondhand




Custom Cakes by Kayla

David Hazlett

Dharma Healing Center

Dust Buster Cleaning Co.

East Side Music Together

East Side Pockets

Elmwood Diner

Emerald Aromatics

Erin Hazlett

Festival Ballet

Fish Bowl


FunKtion Jewelry Designs

Garden Grille


Heather Dolan Acupuncture

Hemenway’s Seafood Grille & Oyster Bar

Hope Street Pizza

Hy-Line Cruises

Impact Skate Park

JLS Photography

Jump Dance Company

Knitting Needles


L’Artisan Café Bakery

Launch Trampoline Park

Loscombe Park

Luke Walden

Meeting Street Café

Mind 2 Body Fitness

Mindy Sabota

Minerva Pizza

Munroe Dairy

Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park

Myles Dumas

Neuhaus Chocolate

New Bedford Whaling Museum

Nikki’s Liquors

Ocean State School of Gymnastics Center

Plimoth Plantation

Pottery Barn Kids

Providence Athenaeum

Providence Children’s Museum

Providence Preservation Society

Red Stripe/Mill’s Tavern

Red Tomato Farms

Renaissance Gymnastics Academy

Rhode Island Philharmonic

Rhode Runner

Rhody Craft

Salon Persia

Santa’s Village

Seekonk Speedway

Shaila Sundaresh

Silk Purse Studio

Simply You Photography

Sonia Lewis

Stella Dot



The Children’s Museum in Easton

The Clay Space by Jill Brumberger

The Little Gym, Smithfield

The Olive Tap

Touchstone Crystal

Town Wine & Spirits

Trinity Repertory Company

Vijay Chitnis

Wandering Bird Designs

Wayland Square Fine Wine & Spirits

Wheeler School

White Electric Coffee

Whole Foods Market, Waterman Street

Wildflour Vegan Bakery


William Gallagher

Woodwind Farm

Zumstein Family Dentistry

One more week until our silent auction!

We're just one week away from our annual silent auction! Our families are busy getting everything ready to make sure that everyone has an amazing, magical night "picnicking under the stars." In addition to fabulous company, a beautifully decked out space, and great food and drinks, here are some more things you can look forward to bidding on:
Like a day out with the kids? Bid on…
  • The Children’s Museum in Easton
  • Providence Children’s Museum
  • Santa’s Village
  • Story Land
  • Seekonk Speedway
 Enjoy an evening of culture? Bid on…
  • Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School  Rush Hour Series concerts
  • Trinity Rep vouchers for selected performances
  • Festival Ballet orchestra tickets to a mainstage program
  • Providence Athenaeum membership
 Need to get out and exercise after the LONG winter? Bid on…
  • Mind 2 Body Fitness private pilates lesson
  • OSSG Center free climbs
  • a 1 hour squash lesson with squash pro Vijay Chitnis & lunch at Agawam Country Club
  • horse riding lessons by Woodwind Farm
 Good eats anyone? Bid on…
  • Munroe Dairy box & $50 gift certificate
  • 4 quarts of farm fresh strawberries delivered to you when they come in by Red Tomato
  • a fine selection of oils and vinegars from The Olive Tap
  • a gift box of fine dark chocolates by Neuhaus
  • gift certificates to local restaurants, including Hope Street Pizza, Minerva Pizza, WildFlour, Garden Grille, Elmwood Diner, Hemenway’s and more!
We also have jewelry, framed prints & fine art, summer camps, sports memorabilia (Bruins or Red Sox fans, anyone?), family photography sessions, massage therapy gift certificates, gorgeous handmade quilts…and much, much more!
Plus, you will definitely want to bid on our famous ESNS pickles, finely seasoned compost, and the most endearing class gifts that will lighten up your walls…and your life for years to come!
We hope to see you there!

Extended Hours

We're excited to offer two extended-hours programs to give families more flexibility with their schedules: 

Lunch Bunch: Available for both groups, Monday through Friday, children can stay at school to eat lunch with their teachers and friends until 1:00 p.m. Children bring their own lunches. Cost is $10 a day. Drop-in—tell us as late as that morning if your child will be staying. 

Extended Day Program: For our 4 year-olds, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until 2:30 p.m. Cost is only $10 with advance sign-up or $15 for drop-in on the same day. Advance sign-up is recommended to reserve a spot. Drop-ins are welcome if space is available.