Monday Memo, January 18, 2016

Funkstown School for Early Childhood Education

For the week of Monday, January 18th to Friday, January 22nd

OUR VISION: Inspiring Curiosity, Creativity, and Achievement

OUR MISSION: Building a learning environment that meets the needs of every student, fosters mutual respect, and social responsibility which is enhanced by strong partnerships between home, school, and community.

NEWS, Notes and Reminders

  • This is a great time to connect with the families to share good news, as well as concerns you may have regarding a students progress at this point in the school year. This is very important for Kindergarten students, and particularly for any student you may be considering for retention.
  • I've noticed many children (Kindergarten) leaving the building at the end of the day without properly putting on coats, hats, gloves, etc. Please allow enough time at dismissal for students to get all cold weather clothing on and take few minutes to help students who may need help. Children don't often think it necessary to zip up or aren't able to. The reminders and assistance we give will be a big help. Thanks!
  • The new TylerMunis time system seems to be working well. Thanks to all ESP staff for learning the new system. Remember if you need help Nancy is your go-to person.

Monday, January 18th

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Schools and CES closed today.
  • I hope you enjoyed a restful, reflective day.

Tuesday, January 19th

Wednesday, January 20th

Thursday, January 21st

Administrative Council meeting at CES- Valerie out today.

Friday, January 22nd

  • Birth to 5 Think Tank meeting at CES today
  • Will there be snow today????

2016 January Staff Calendar

Please use the following link to be up-to-date on upcoming events for the month of January.


  • Wednesday, Jan. 27th - IEP meetings, LC3
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3rd - IEP meetings, LC3
  • Friday, Feb. 5th, Early Learning Assessment training for Sp. Ed. staff and Devon
  • Friday, Feb. 12th, Valentines Day parties
  • Monday, Feb. 15th, President's Day, school/CES closed
  • Thursday, Feb. 18th, PreK KinderKonzert
  • Read Across American Week/Dr. Seuss' Birthday, March 2nd.