Early Excellence Express
February 10, 2020
BeYOUniqueWeek was a huge success! Thank you to our Owls teacher, Michelle Vazquez, for highlighting lessons on respect, acceptance, appreciation, affection, empathy, and kindness towards other human beings. Students walked away with the knowledge that differences make each one of us so very special.
Last week, EEA launched Morning Meetings. This designated time, led by Porcupines teacher, Chloe Escalante, is designed to acknowledge all students as collaborative contributors to our EEA community. During this gathering, teachers and students celebrate the success of others and demonstrate mutual respect and courtesy by modeling kind words, kind touches, and kind smiles. Please continue to talk to your child about their "kindness power."
Skills taken from these lessons are the foundation for our Celebrating Kindness activities happening this week. EEA students will have the opportunity to extend kind words, kind smiles, and kind touches as they meet students from THS PALS classrooms. CTE Education Pathway students will be facilitating fine motor activities between the student groups. Led by CTE student, Brynna, students will be applying the human values taught during #BeYOUniqueWeek as students complete and exchange Valentines.
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Last week, students learned about respect, acceptance, appreciation, empathy and love towards other human beings through various activities highlighting "same, but different."
UPCOMING EVENTS: YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS OUT
February 11 and 12: Celebration of Kindness
February 11: Reschedule: WCES DI Service Project @ 2:00 p.m.
- WCES DI Team will facilitate a lesson on soil with our Bears and Owls classes
February 13: Class Valentine Parties
- Check Brightwheel for specific class information
- Parties begin at 2:30 p.m.
- Parents are welcome to attend
- Dress showing off your red, white, and pink!
February 14: District Wide Professional Development
- EEA open from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Sack lunch needed!
February 17: Exchange Day
- EEA open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Sack lunch needed!
February 17: EEA Open House from 5:00-6:30
February 18: 2020-2021 Enrollment forms available to existing families
- Enrollment forms for Fall 2020 are due by March 6 for existing families
March 16: Fall 2020 Enrollment for prospective families opens
March 19: St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt @ THS
- Wear your green for good luck!
- More info to come soon!
WELCOME to EEA!
Please send in pictures (no bigger than 4x6) of you and your child exploring and learning about their home and community environments. Examples include:
- Cooking in the kitchen
- Cleaning the house
- Shopping at the grocery store
- Working with tools
- Folding or sorting clothes
- Watering plants
Pictures will be displayed in our Language Lab to build oral language skills. Please submit photos by Friday morning!
Please complete the following google survey HERE to help us gather information for summer enrollment. Your information is valuable in considering hours of operation.
At EEA, we are growing minds and bodies!
Please remember that each child needs to bring two nutritious, ready to serve snacks from home each day. One for the morning and one in the afternoon. Snacks should not require cutlery, cutting or reheating.
Balanced snacks help to keep our kiddos full longer as they spend a lot of energy exploring their environment. Great snack choices include one item of produce (veggie or fruit) and one item of either a fat, protein, or whole grain cereals or breads. (American Association of Pediatrics).
Some excellent snack ideas are:
- sandwich cubes
- cheese and crackers with Applesauce squeeze pouch
- Plain low-sugar cereal (Mini Wheats, Cheerios, Kix) and fruit
CHANGE OF CLOTHES
-Two complete changes of clothes, including socks, pants, shirts, and underwear
-Morning and afternoon snacks
-Nap time materials
-Reusable water cup
For actively potty training students:
-Pull Ups or training underwear
These items should be restocked on a weekly basis.
Parents may request a conference with a teacher if they would like to discuss their child’s progress. Parents must call the Academy to schedule a time that does not restrict the learning of other students.
Teachers will reach out to parents to schedule a conference at any time they feel there is a need.
Coffee in the Cafe
Coffee in the Cafe is held each Friday from 3:30 pm to 4:45 in our center's cafeteria. If you are unable to enjoy a cup of coffee with us, please leave us an "EspressNote." EspressNotes can be completed at any time and reviewed by staff on Fridays.
We will keep the coffee pot full for you!
When dialing into EEA from an out of district line, please dial the main number to our district, 281-357-3100, then dial our EEA extension, 2620. If you are phoning from an in district line, please dial the extension only, 2620.