November News

What's happening at HGECC?

Welcome to HGECC!

Dear HGECC families,

Can you believe it's November already? The leaves have finally started to fall off of the trees, and the beautiful colors are starting to show. Our students have been busy looking at and exploring leaves, pine cones, and pumpkins. So much to learn and talk about!

Thank you to all of you who came out or Trunk or Treat! We had about 200 kids attend the event! It was so much fun to see the costumes, chat with parents, and give out lots and lots of candy! We hope you enjoyed the evening too!

Another huge thank you for coming out to Parent/Teacher conferences! Our staff was so excited to tell you all about what your child has been doing at school. We hope you were able to ask questions, see some of their fantastic work, and make a connection with their teacher.

Parent Committee is coming up this month, and we hope you can come. We have some really neat resources and organizations that are planning to attend to share information with you. Please let us know if you can come.

As the weather has gotten much cooler, please be sure to send your child in warm clothes. We try to get outside daily-even if it's just for 10 minutes to take a walk. Fresh air and sunshine is so important to our little people. Send them in a coat, hat, and gloves to keep them warm. It would also be helpful if you could label your child's items with their initials if possible. That way we can do our best to help your child identify his/her items and get them back home to you.

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, 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!

Have a wonderful month of November!

-Keri Collison

Events Coming up:

November 12: Picture Retakes

November 20: Parent Committee Meeting in HGECC library 9:00 a.m.

November 21: Arts Partners program: Letters Numbers, and Shapes

November 27,28,29: Thanksgiving Break-No School

December 2: Students return to school from break

Conscious Discipline Focus at Home:


All learning begins with connection!

Connections on the outside (with other people) actually create and strengthen neural connections within the brain. Eye contact, presence, touch and a playful setting are the four core components required to truly connect with others.

Meet: Ms. Magen

Magen Collier is one of our Head Start teachers here at HGECC.

Click this link to learn more about Ms. Magen 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.

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.

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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

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.