January News

What's happening at HGECC?

Happy New Year!

Dear HGECC families,

Welcome 2020! Can you believe we are saying that? 2019 went by fast, and here we are in January already. We hope you all had a nice Winter break and were able to spend some time relaxing and enjoying family. We are looking forward to seeing your students back here on Tuesday to start our second semester!

When we return, our staff will spend time reviewing procedures and expectations with all of our students. Sometimes coming back after a long break can be hard for all of us, so a review and practice of our routines is always helpful!

This second semester always goes by so quickly, and you will see some amazing changes in your child from the beginning of the year. We will be scheduling home visits and/or parent teacher conferences this semester, so be looking for information from your teacher about that in the next couple months.

Don't forget-we are hosting a Conscious Discipline parent training each week from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in our library. A separate email came out with information about that. We have also been able to add childcare during those trainings- so please call us if you would like to attend the next training! We would love to have 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 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!

Let's make this a fantastic January!

-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:

January 7: Students return to school

January 17: Fire Drills (a.m. and p.m. sessions)

January 20: MLK Jr. Day-No School (students and staff)

January 21: Professional Development day Staff-No school for students/EHS in session

January 30: Intruder Drills (a.m. and p.m. sessions)

Conscious Discipline Focus at Home:

Be Present

This month, continue your focus on being present with your child. Be present in the moment. Take the opportunity to connect by getting down on the floor, look your child in the eye, and be silly! Have fun with your child, connect, and make memories.

Remember-when those moments of upset come-breathe... you got this!

Taken in part from @ConsciousD

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Meet: Ms. J

Sarah Jaramillo is one of our Early Childhood Special Education teachers here at HGECC.

Click this link to learn more about Ms. J 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.