Early Excellence Express
January 13, 2020
From February 17 through March 6, our existing families will have the chance to complete registration and enrollment information for the 2020-2021 school year. Beginning March 16, we will be opening enrollment to new families.
Beginning in February, we will be implementing a change in our morning gathering. As a community of learners, we want to provide a time of day where students, teachers, and interns have the opportunity to be connected and supportive members. This gathering will be used to promote social and emotional skills, celebrate student and class success stories, and practice our pledges.
EXCHANGE DAY UPDATE
A big THANK YOU to everyone for responding to our Exchange Day Needs survey. Your input has allowed us to draft a plan that will meet both the needs of our families and the needs of our center.
Due to our extremely low need for childcare on January 20, EEA will be open Monday, January 20 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm with limited spots available. Spots have been reserved for employees whose position does not allow for exchange days or for those employees not eligible for the exchange day option. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to families who meet the description above and have previously submitted their request for care.
Down in the Barn Consent to Participate
7:40-8:00 am: Porcupines
8:00-8:20 am: Owls
8:20-8:40 am: Bears
8:40-9:00 am: Foxes
TISD FFA PROJECT SHOW
Due to the increase in traffic and parking on Friday, January 24, EEA will modify its hours to accommodate the community event.
On Friday, January 24, EEA will be closing at 4:30 p.m.
LUNCH MENU UPDATE
UPCOMING EVENTS: YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS OUT
HAVE YOU COMPLETED YOUR SURVEY?
Open enrollment for current EEA families, for the 2020-2021 school year, will begin February 17 and run through March 6. After March 6, seats will be open to all district employees.
Please complete the google survey HERE for early enrollment input.
Please complete the following google survey HERE to help us gather information for summer enrollment. Your information is valuable in considering hours of operation.
Language Lab Items
Please continue to help stock our grocery store center with emptied and cleaned boxed goods and cartons (i.e. your child's favorite cereal, snack boxes, pancake mix, milk). These items will be used for various literacy development skills.
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.