Duck..Duck..NEWS!

April/May 2018

Upcoming Events

April

16 thru 20 - Week of the Young Child Celebration

30 - Graduation Week


May

01 thru 04 - Graduation Week

01-11-Diaper Drive

03 - PTO meeting 4:30

05 - PTO Carnival

07-08 - K Move Up Day

09 - Early Release-Bus riders @11, car riders @12

16 & 17- Outside Play

18-LAST DAY OF SCHOOL-Early Release-Bus riders @11, car riders @12

ABSENT CHILD

If your child will be absent to school, please call the office at 636-462-3020. If we don't hear from you by 9:15am or 1:15pm, we will be calling you to find out if they will be late or not attending. Thank you for taking the time to call us PRIOR to their scheduled school attendance time.
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PTO

APRIL & MAY


Congratulations to those of you who were the highest bidders at our Spring Art Auction! We were able to raise over $600 to be used for teacher's supplies and other programs throughout the year. Thank you for all your support!


The next PTO meeting is May 3rd at 4:30. Please join us! Want to be on the PTO? We will need new officers for next year.


The first ever PTO Carnival will be held on May 5th from 10am-Noon with a rain date of May 12th if needed. Food, Games, Prizes! Bring your kids out for a morning of fun at the Carnival. All money raised will be placed into the PTO account to help with Teacher Appreciation Week!


We want to Thank every single parent who has helped the PTO and the Early Childhood Education Center either by being an officer, donation of money and/or time, and attendance to events. The PTO would not work without you!!!

See you next year!

Preschool Registration for 2018-2019 school year

All children who currently attend preschool at the ECEC have ENROLLMENT NOW. You should have had information sent home in your child's backpack. If you did not get this information, please call as soon as possible.

Open Enrollment to the public starts on April 16th. You can still register after this date, but please know that spots do fill up quickly.

Preschool SUMMER SCHOOL program

Sign up your 3 & 4 year olds to attend our summer school. See the flyer for more info.

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GRADUATION IS COMING UP

Each classroom will be holding their own graduation ceremony. Listed below are the dates and times of all the ceremonies. There ceremony will take place in ECEC's Multipurpose room so seating will be limited.

April 30-Mrs Reed @ 2pm

May 1-Mrs O @ 2pm

May 2-Mrs McRae/Ms Nolan @ 10am, Mrs B/Mrs Oakes @ 2pm

May 3-Mrs Hutchison/Mrs Conway @ 10am, Mrs McFetridge @ 2pm

May 4-Ms Branco @ 2pm

Early out days in April and May. Please plan ahead for these days.

We have EARLY OUT on April 11, May 9 and May 18.

TUITION FEES

All remaining tuition balances must be paid by May 1st.

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From the Nurse...

A few reminders for next school year:


  • Please pick up any medication or supplies that your student has kept in the nurse's office by the last day of school.


  • All medication orders and action plans must be renewed by your child's doctor every school year. If you need any forms for the 2018-2019 school year, they can be accessed through the district website or you can contact your building nurse.


  • If your student is heading off to kindergarten, don't forget that all immunizations must be up to date before the first day of school.

Counselor's Corner

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. It is a skill that needs to practiced and modeled. One way to help teach your child about empathy is to bring awareness to a character’s feelings in a book. The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen is a book about a gloomy fish that is cheered up by another fish. How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham shows how a family helps a bird who is hurt and nurses it back to health. Other books include Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall and The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig. You can help your child further develop this skill by modeling how to feel compassion for others and getting them involved in empathetic acts such as helping an animal who needs help, making soup for a loved one that is sick, donating clothing or goods to an organization, and hugging a sad friend or family member.

Simba's Shout Out

Thank you so much for all of your donations and sales at my garage sale. With your help we raised $1000 for me to continue my training! Thank you so much!

Character Connection

Our character word for the month of April is attitude. A positive attitude can help ease the challenges that come with life. You can help your child develop a positive attitude by helping them with their inner dialogue. Help them to use positive self-talk to get through those difficult times. "I can do this!"


Our character word for the month for May is gratitude which is about appreciating what others have done for us and feeling moved to reciprocate. Gratitude can be expressed by writing thank you notes, thanking someone in person, helping someone with a chore, and showing a genuine attitude of gratefulness.

DRESS CODE

Please send your children to school ready to learn and play. ...this means comfortable clothes. They need clothes that can get dirty because they will get dirty. We are also playing outside every chance we get and they need tennis shoes. Flip flops or open toes shoes are not good for running and playing on the playground.

READING CALENDAR

The Nightly Reading Record Sheet is an amazing way to make sure reading is a priority in your house. When your child returns any monthly reading calendar completely filled in, at any time, they will receive a fun book. If they complete 6 calendars in the school year, they will get to pick a book from our “library,” Ms. Kelly will read it to them, and then they get to take it home. The Record sheet can be found and printed here http://www.troy.k12.mo.us/domain/88

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

–Emily Buchwald

PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)

Each month a PBIS sheet will come home with your child to help your family support the positive behavior that your child is learning and practicing at school. Hopefully PBIS will encourage your child have positive behavior at home as well. Please read over each item on the monthly PBIS sheet and when your child has completed those tasks he or she can return it to school to add a cutout to our PBIS wall. A copy of the form can be found at this link. http://www.troy.k12.mo.us/domain/88