Duck..Duck..NEWS!

December 2015

Upcoming Events

December

3 - PTO Meeting at 5:00

4 - Mommy & Me Talent Show- PTO Event

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

17 - Polar Express Day

18- Polar Express Day

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

23 to Jan. 4th -No School - Winter Break

Jan 5th- students return

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PTO

Have you been practicing those talents? Our Mommy & Me Talent Show is almost here! There could not be a cuter event, so please come support our very talented students (and their mommies), as well as the PTO, on Friday, December 4th, from 6-8pm at Main Street Elementary (parking behind Gym). There will be a $1 entry fee per person and concessions available, all to benefit our amazing organization (which also benefits our kids and school of course!). We look forward to seeing you and your family at this very fun, exciting event! J

As always, we would also love to see you at our next meeting, on Thursday, December 3rd, as we meet the first Thursday of every month at 5pm at ECEC. If you cannot make the meetings, but still have ideas/concerns, please feel free to contact our PTO President Teil Mitchell at teilw43@hotmail.com, so that we can add them to our next meeting’s agenda. We’d love to hear from you! Thank you to all of our parents, teachers, and staff who continue to help make our PTO such a great organization!

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

From the Nurse...

As we head into the gift giving season, keep in mind that toys should be fun and safe. Arts and crafts, construction sets, puzzles and dress-up/pretend play are all great toys for preschoolers. Toys should be age appropriate with no small pieces or sharp edges. All art materials should be labeled nontoxic. Toys are a tool to help kids develop, but it's the parents who nurture that growth.

Reminders

  • Please remember to send snack in our your child's designated day.
  • Snack suggestions: grapes, cheese sticks, sliced cheese and crackers, bananas, fruit cups, cut up veggies and ranch, oranges

Christmas Adopt a Family

A Christmas tree is in our lobby. Feel free to stop by to see what is needed for the families and elderly we are adopting this holiday season.

Snow Day Information

Inclement weather is always a possibility especially now that it is December. Every effort will be made to provide cancellation notices as early as possible. If Lincoln County R-III is closed then ECEC is closed. As soon as a decision is made, local radio and television stations are notified. School closings will be sent via the district's FREE mobile app, listed on the District website, sent via a parent notification system and posted on Facebook. You can also follow us on Twitter @Linc_R3.



Please know that it is always YOUR decision whether to bring your child to school. We understand that you will make the best judgement for your own situation.



School closed, early release and late start are all options that the District may use. In the event of school being closed no classes will be held that day. If early release is used then bus riders will leave at 11 and car riders at 12 and no afternoon session. In the event of a late start, all AM classes will be canceled and the PM class will be in session at 1pm, full day students arrive at 12pm. No lunch will be served on any of these days.


It is possible that ECEC will need to adjust these times due to the timing of the weather, you will be notified as soon as possible.

WEATHER

With the weather changing, please make sure your child is wearing appropriate clothing. We WILL be going outside every day unless the temperature falls to 20 degrees or it is raining/snowing. Gloves, hats, and coats are a MUST! Also please check your child's backpack and make sure they have the appropriate change of clothes for the weather conditions.

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

The Character Trait for December is Service.