Duck..Duck..NEWS!

April/May 2016

Upcoming Events

May

02 thru 06-Graduation Week

05-PTO Meeting 5pm

11-Early Release-Bus riders @11, car riders @12

12 & 13- ECEC Extravaganza

17-LAST DAY OF SCHOOL-Early Release-Bus riders @11, car riders @12

PTO

APRIL & MAY

We would like to thank everyone who bid on our student’s beautiful artwork during our Art Auction! We are happy to report that all artwork has been collected by it’s new owners and the money collected helped raise $745 for the PTO! Also, thank you for coming out and dining with us for McTeacher Night! The children had a blast seeing their friends and favorite teachers at McDonalds! This event also raised over $700+ for the PTO! We are so grateful for our wonderful teachers and staff who made this super fun evening possible!

Finally, please come out to the races for our last PTO sponsored event of the year, Dads, Dogs & a Derby, which will take place on the ECEC playground on April 30th at 3pm. Information will be coming home soon! Thanks to your unwavering support this year we will be able to continue to help provide educational resources and materials for our children’s classrooms!

Our last PTO meeting will be on Thursday, May 5th, at 5pm. However, if you cannot make the meetings, but still want to express your ideas/concerns, please feel free to contact our new PTO President, Kendra Edelen, at edelenk@troy.k12.mo.us, so that we can add them to our next meeting’s agenda. Also, if you would like to receive our emails and/or monthly newsletter, please email Shannon McCarty Nixon, our PTO secretary at Camden.braxton@gmail.com. Thank you!

Preschool Registration for 2016-2017 school year

All children who currently attend preschool at the ECEC have ENROLLMENT NOW. Open Enrollment to the public starts on April 18th. You can still register after this date, but please know that spots do fill up quickly.

Preschool SUMMER SCHOOL program

Sign up your 3 & 4 year olds to attend our summer school. Click on the link for more information http://www.troy.k12.mo.us/Domain/14

READING CALENDAR

The Nightly Reading Record Sheet is an amazing way to make sure reading is a priority in your house. When your child returns any monthly reading calendar completely filled in, at any time, they will receive a fun book. If they complete 6 calendars in the school year, they will get to pick a book from our “library,” Ms. Kelly will read it to them, and then they get to take it home. The Record sheet can be found and printed here http://www.troy.k12.mo.us/domain/88

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

–Emily Buchwald

From the Nurse...

A few reminders for next school year. All medication orders and action plans must be renewed by your child's doctor every school year. If you need any forms for the 2016-2017 school year, they can be accessed through the district website or you can contact your building nurse. If your student is heading off to kindergarten, don't forget that all immunizations must be up to date before the first day of school. Have a safe and happy summer break!

TUITION FEES

All remaining tuition balances must be paid by May 6th.

GRADUATION IS COMING UP

Each classroom will be holding their own graduation ceremony. Listed below are the dates and times of all the ceremonies. There ceremony will take place in ECEC's Multipurpose room so seating will be limited.

May 2-Ms Amanda 2pm-3pm

May 3-Ms O 2pm-3pm

May 4-Ms B 2pm-3pm

May 5-Ms Morgan 10am-11am

May 5-Ms Sami 2pm-3pm

May 6-Ms McRae/Ms Alecia 10am-11am

May 6-Ms Robin 2pm-3pm

Early out & days off in May-Please read over carefully

We have EARLY OUT on May 11, and May 17.

DRESS CODE

Please send your children to school ready to learn and play. ...this means comfortable clothes. They need clothes that can get dirty because they will get dirty. We are also playing outside every chance we get and they need tennis shoes. Flip flops or open toes shoes are not good for running and playing on the playground.

PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)

Each month a PBIS sheet will come home with your child to help your family support the positive behavior that your child is learning and practicing at school. Hopefully PBIS will encourage your child have positive behavior at home as well. Please read over each item on the monthly PBIS sheet and when your child has completed those tasks he or she can return it to school to add a cutout to our PBIS wall. A copy of the form can be found at this link. http://www.troy.k12.mo.us/domain/88