Education & Programs

It’s an annual tradition now. In the middle of October, the trucks roll in delivering the pumpkins and hay bales that transform the Putnam Indian Field School play yard into a wonderful outdoor classroom with so much to learn and do! The hay bales make a wonderful maze for climbing on, running through or jumping off. The children can’t believe their good fortune, or get enough time in the outdoors. The air is crisp and cool,...

  Little Friends Child Care & Early Education 25 Valley Drive, Greenwich, CT 06831     Little Friends in Greenwich offers full day care and early education year-round for infants as young as 6 weeks! The popular childcare center also offers year-round full day classes for Toddler/Twos, 3, 4, and 5 year-olds. Little Friends is open Monday - Friday from 6:30 AM until 6:30 PM. They are the perfect choice for working parents. They only close 11 days a year -...

  Research shows that young moms in their 30s and 40s are most at risk. It is important to educate yourself to prevent and/or survive this awful and very serious disease. Admission is free. Click here to register via email Mom of the Week, Kaile Zagger has joined forces with T.E.A.L. to bring ovarian cancer awareness to Connecticut. The Town of Greenwich will proclaim September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in honor of Kaile’s mother, Marilyn Trahan Josephs, who succumbed to the disease...

Guest Contributor - Tricia Edgar  Have you ever noticed the way a dropped stone makes a fun pattern in a pond or lake? What's the science behind these splashy occurrences? Find out with this watery project! Problem - Does water ripple in different ways depending on the shape of the droppedobject? Materials - Square, rectangular, circular, and triangular pieces of wood Scale Bathtub Camera Towel Notebook Pencil Procedure - Get ready to splash! First, make four different splashing tools out of...

  What was originally predicted to be a wet Saturday turned warm and sunny just in time for the Putnam Indian Field School’s 40th Anniversary celebration. Head of School, Susan Donaghy and Former Head Marianne Riess welcomed the over 300 people who showed up to connect with old friends and share memories. Parents and former children (now adults) were there from the first classes in 1978 and on. Past and present teachers were happy to reminisce...

  Sleep-away camp Monday through Friday and home with the family on weekends. Transportation included. Boys and Girls, ages 7-15, from NY, NJ and CT June 25 – August 10 Enroll for 2 weeks up to 7 weeks Located on the beautiful, rural 525-acre campus of Blair Academy, in Blairstown, NJ, one hour west of the GWB and 12 miles from the Delaware Water Gap. Campers choose their own activities every day. Athletic activities include swimming, gymnastics, archery, fencing, ultimate Frisbee, skateboarding, golf,...

  2018 is Putnam Indian Field School’s 40th year, and to celebrate, the school is throwing a party for former parents and alumni on June 9th, from 4 - 7 PM on the school grounds. It has the potential to be a very big bash with so many parents and their grown up children invited. Refreshments will be provided by the Boxcar Cantina truck serving its New Mexican food and delicious margaritas, and by Aux Delices serving...

  It is so important that the first school experience be a happy and positive one, enabling a child to build self-confidence and independence. PIFS knows how to help children transition successfully from home to school. Staffed by caring teachers from the PIFS staff and other area nursery schools, the PIFS Summer Camp features sand and water play, art, imaginative play, music and nature experiences and lots of outdoor time with other young children. The PIFS...

  When the hot cocoa runs out, kids and adults alike can start to get a little stir crazy during the cold, dreary winter months. The sun sets almost as soon as you get home from work—leaving you and the kids to find ways to stay active and engaged inside the house. While this might seem like an insurmountable challenge, especially when it snows all weekend, it can actually be quite creative and stimulating to focus...

  Nolda and Alba have done it again! Each year, on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, the school’s chefs plan a wonderful and healthy lunch for the children and teachers that is above and beyond any concept of school food. Each year, the recipes change as new vegetables, different stuffings, and side dishes are tried out. [caption id="attachment_8941" align="aligncenter" width="288"] Chris carves more turkey as the first lunch group enjoys their meal.[/caption] Today’s lunch was no exception, as the...

  For two weeks every October, children at PIFS have a glorious outdoor classroom, known as the Pumpkin Patch. The skies are blue, the air is warm enough to not require coats, the leaves are turning bright colors, and their play yard is transformed by the presence of a hay bale maze, hay jumps, a teepee made of cornstalks and over 100 bright orange pumpkins of all sizes. The children love moving the pumpkins all over...

  Budding Actor’s Workshop (ages 5-7) Instructor - Tony Republicano Saturdays - 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9 A variety pack of acting tools and techniques for beginners just breaking into ‘the biz’ and experienced students looking to sharpen their skills: improv, scene-study, auditioning, TV and film acting and more! $250 for all eight-weeks   Let’s Put On a Show (ages 8-10) Instructor - Shannon-Courtney Denihan Saturdays - 10:00 to 11:30 AM 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2,...

  Where does the time go? Many long-time Greenwich residents can remember when their 30 and even 40 year old children started school at PIFS. This September is the school’s 40th year of existence, and there are always new developments. The school gets greener and greener. The gardens planted by the children in the spring are full of many different kinds of tomatoes, cukes, lettuces, peppers, beans, and potatoes, as well as pumpkins and melons. These organically...

    SUMMERSTOCK JUNIOR FOR AGES 6-11 (two, separate, two-week sessions): Session One: July 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31 and August 1, 2, 3, 4, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM with a showcase performance on August 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM Session Two: August 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM with a showcase performance on August 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM Summerstock Junior provides a strong foundation in acting...

  Swimming is a life skill, one that is highly valued by parents. Most of them would love to have their children develop into strong swimmers. Good swimming skills not only make a child safer, but will also breed confidence. At the Purchase College Aquatic Program, your children will have fun while developing into little “fish.” This summer the program offers two-week intensive sessions at all skill levels. At Level 1, a child will learn to put...

  Written Exclusively for partywithmoms.com by our Guest Contributor, JenB’s Home   With childrenswear steadily growing over the course of the last decade, it has finally become ripe for innovation and fresh ideas. Over the past five years, Business of Fashion reported that the industry has grown by over 10%, and the current figures have exceeded predicted market growth. This means that the opportunity—and pressure—for brands to adapt to different demands from parents everywhere is huge, and this is...

   CURTAIN CALL'S SUMMERSTOCK CREATIVE THEATRE FOR AGES 11-16  (in cooperation with The City of Stamford) June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and July 5, 6, 7, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (No classes July 3 and 4, 2017) Tap into your creative instincts and build confidence, trust and teamwork thru Improvisation while also exploring techniques in classic and contemporary performance thru Shakespeare and Modern Scene Acting! The session culminates in a showcase performance July 7, 2017 at...

  Every year, parents and staff are amazed at the art the children of Putnam Indian Field School create for their Art Show. This past weekend was no exception, as the school was transformed into a very colorful art and science museum. The children work very hard on their creations. Some are individual expressions; others are the result of longtime group projects. An example of a long-term project was one Pre K’s “cleaning and security robot.” It...

  Memorial Service Honoring the Life of Fred Wierdsma Founder and First Headmaster of the Putnam Indian Field School Friday, March 31, 2017 4:00 PM Christ Church, Greenwich Fred’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Putnam Indian Field School for immediate repair and ongoing maintenance of the Smokey’s Bounders Play Area and Nature Trail which were created and maintained by Fred over the course of 40 years, and which provided generations of children with challenges, fun and...

  Campus Kids is a weekday sleep away camp for kids ages 8-15. They spend Monday thru Friday at the campus in Blairstown, NJ and are bussed home to spend weekends with their families. Camp activities include sports, fine and performing arts, fitness, swimming and nature. Campers choose their own activities every day. Flexible enrollment for at least 2 and up to 7 weeks throughout the summer. June 26 – August 11, 2017 Tuition includes everything!...

  Campus Kids is a “weekday sleep-away camp.” Your camper spends Monday through Friday at camp in Blairstown, NJ and comes home on weekends to share his or her adventures with the family. The camp provides transportation to (Mondays) and from (Fridays) camp, a perfect, hassle-free arrangement for campers and families. When? Camp dates are June 26 – August 11, 2017. Choose sessions of two weeks or longer. Who? Campers are age 8 to 15. There are lots...

  For the last decade a tradition has been observed at PIFS. Families and staff support the families of Waterside School in Stamford during the holiday season by contributing to the purchase of Target gift cards. Waterside Head of School Jody Visage then distributes the cards to families who need additional support for the holidays. The cards can be used for food, clothes, or toys and gifts at Target. This year PIFS was able to contribute over...

  Parents walking their children through the door of the Putnam Indian Field School on the Tuesday morning before Thanksgiving always pause and ask, “What smells so good? Smells like Thanksgiving!” And so it does, thanks to Nolda Joseph, longtime kitchen manager and cook. Along with her co-worker, Alba Jaramillo, Nolda prepares lunch for the children and staff of PIFS every day. In recent years, her job has been complicated by the school’s switch to organic...

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  A community conversation about “empowering girls by focusing on the need to be brave, rather than perfect,” will be held Friday, September 30th from 3 – 5 PM at the Second Congregational Church in Greenwich. The event will feature Reshma Saujani, CEO and co-founder of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. Students and staff from local Greenwich schools like Greenwich Academy, Stanwich School and Whitby will participate.in...