February News

What's happening at HGECC?

February is here!

Dear HGECC families,

Wow, what a start to February right? Go Chiefs! We hope you enjoyed your "Red Snow Day" on February 5th.

January brought several snow days our way, snowmen were built, and we had several days of school cancelled due to the weather. Our students and teachers packed a lot of learning in, and the kids had so much fun experiencing the snow. I saw classes bringing snow into their rooms in sensory tables, making their own snow, and going out to build snowmen in the yard.

This month, we will be practicing some of our safety drills, planning for our upcoming Messy Night event in March, and hosting the amazing Dino O'Dell through Arts Partners. Dino always brings some fantastic story telling and music that gets the kids involved and up and moving. They love to dance and sing with him!

We will be having a planning meeting for parents interested in assisting with our annual Messy Night family event. The meeting will be here at HG on February 12 at 12:00. If you are interested in helping with a messy activity or planning our event, please come on up on the 12th at noon! We would love for you to come!

Are you curious about what your little person does all day while they are here? Check out your child's classroom website for pictures, resources, and updates on what is happening! We are always adding new information to our building page and teacher pages. Go to https://hgecc.grandviewc4.net, click on "about us", then go to "teachers and staff". Find your teacher's name and click on their website.

Remember-if you ever have any questions or ideas you would like to share with me, please give me a call!

It's going to be a great month!

-Keri Collison


Please remember to bring a picture I.D. with you anytime you are picking up your student or visiting our school.

You will be asked to present your I.D. each time you visit.

Thank you

Events Coming up:

February 5: Red Snow Day-no school- Chiefs Parade

February 14: Staff Professional Development Day-No School for Students

February 17: President's Day-No School

February 18: Fire Drills a.m. and p.m. sessions

February 20: Arts Partners Program: Music and Stories with Dino O'Dell

March 3,4: Early Childhood Developmental Screenings

Conscious Discipline Focus at Home:

Safe Place Breathing Icons

The first step in any discipline encounter is to take a deep, calming breath. Three deep breaths shut off the fight or flight response in the body. Try one of the following breathing strategies with your child when they are experiencing "big" feelings.

Meet: Ms. Kristin

Kristin Aguirre is one of our Early Childhood Special Education teachers here at HGECC.

Click this link to learn more about Ms. Kristin and her class!


Visit our Success By Six Resource Center!

I don't know if you know this-but we have an amazing SB-6 center located in our building! What is this you ask? It's like a library full of toys, games, books, and resources! You can bring your child for playgroups, story times, and check out fun toys to take home with you--just like checking books out from the library!

We are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Stop by and check something out!

Car and bus rider procedures at a glance

Car Riders:

A. Please use the loop in the back of the building.

B. Have your blue card in the passenger side window when you pull up to a cone.

C. When you pull up, staff will come to you car to receive or deliver your child to you.

D. Initial the clipboard at pick up times.

E. Please do not pull around other cars in the drop off/pick up line. This is for the safety of our students and your children.

F. If you do not have a blue card- you will be asked to pull around to the front of the building, and go into the office to sign in/out your child.

Bus Riders:

A. Make sure you have your yellow bus card to receive your child from the bus.

B. Initial the clipboard/bus sheet that the driver provides to you.

C. Walk your child to the door of the bus when loading, and receive your child at the door of the bus at drop off.

D. If you do not have the yellow bus card- you will need to come to school to pick up your child.

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Parents As Teachers

Parents As Teachers is taking enrollment for those families interested in this free home-visiting program! Our program focuses on families who are pregnant or have children birth to Kindergarten. For more info please call 816-316-5517

or visit us online www.gc4parentsasteachers.weebly.com.

Parent Committee

Have you heard about Parent Committee?

Call Chelsea at 816-316-5457 for more information!

We want to partner with you to get your input and feedback on our HG family and focus! One way to share your ideas is through our Parent Committee. We meet quarterly at HGECC, and would love to see you at our next meeting!

Why does HGECC Rock?

Our Mission:

To support children in reaching their highest potential by utilizing developmentally appropriate practices in a safe and nurturing environment. By partnering with families, we build positive relationships which promote life-long learners.

TONS of great information for HGECC Families.

Follow HGECC on TWITTER @hgecc_gc4

We post updates about school events, activities and much more!

HGECC Principal: Keri Collison

I am excited to share your children with you this year!

This is my 5th year as the principal here at HGECC and I am proud to lead such an amazing staff.

Please contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns.