Duck..Duck..NEWS!

September 2016

Upcoming Events

September

1- PTO Meeting at 4:30 in Multipurpose

5- No School

8 & 9 - PBIS Bootcamp

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

12 thru 16- Grandparents week

17- Homecoming Parade

22 & 23 - Picture Day

ECEC School Wide Goals

As we begin each year we reflect on the previous year to help us set goals. We had a great 2015 -2016 school year and we have set goals for an even better 2016 - 2017.

Goals:

*To increase the use of technology through of STEAM instruction

*Increase parent involvement through parent/teacher contact and evening events.

It takes all of us in partnership to create a truly great ECEC! Looking forward to an amazing year!

Kelly Groeber

PTO

The first meeting of the 16-17 school was held on Sept 1st. Newly elected officers include:

President-Jessica Heisner

Vice President-Katie Muth

Treasurer-Sarah Larson

Secretary-Heather Heitman

There will be an Ice Cream Social held on Sept 23rd from 5-7 at ECEC. More information to follow regarding this event.

The PTO is super excited to start this school year! The PTO meets the first Thursday of each month at 4:30pm. Everyone is invited to attend.

Duck T-Shirt Order

Show your school spirit by ordering a t-shirt or sweatshirt! The order forms will be sent home with your child this week. These are DUE back by Sept 12th. Listed below is a link for the order form if you did not receive it. If you have any questions, please ask the office.

http://www.troy.k12.mo.us/domain/88

From the Nurse...

Just a few reminders as we start the 2016-17 school year.......

  • If your child is out due to a contagious illness, please notify the office staff of the absence.
  • If your child requires medication during the school day, a current doctor's order must be on file with the nurse.
  • All action plans must be renewed yearly (asthma, allergy, seizure)
  • All children in the state of Missouri who attend a public, private or parochial preschool must be up to date on all required immunizations or have a current exemption on file. A parent or guardian may request notice of whether there are children currently enrolled in or attending the facility for whom an immunization exemption has been filed.

Counselor's Corner

“Love and Logic”

  • Parenting classes are being offered Free of charge to Lincoln County Residents

  • Classes are 4 Sessions from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Next Classes are September 7, 14, 21, 28th and October 5, 12, 19, 26th

  • For more information call: 636-528-5911

    All classes mentioned above are located at:

    Catholic Family Services

    140 Professional Parkway

    Troy, MO 63379

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REMINDERS

  • Tuition is always due on the 1st of each month.
  • Being late or leaving early is not ideal for your child. They are missing valuable learning time. Make every attempt for them to stay here the entire day.

Volunteer Guidelines from Central Office

Background checks need to be completed every school year by volunteers in the schools. Volunteers are encouraged to complete all volunteer requirements at the beginning of each school year. Background checks must be COMPLETED for volunteer opportunities by the first of the month before the event/opportunity. Once the forms are updated, volunteer information and forms will be available on the website, peachjar, open house, and the school office.


Volunteers and Visitors are two different types of guests in our schools.


Volunteers are defined as any individual that will be assisting staff and/or students in the school setting. Examples include assisting with or attending a classroom party, a class field trip or supervising students without a staff member present. Volunteers must have a paid background check.


Volunteer background checks must be completed at the 1st of the month prior to the experience that prompted the check. (I.E.: a trip that will occur on October 22nd must have forms submitted and ran no later than October 1st).



Visitors are also welcome and encouraged. At times, visitors are invited guests such as grandparents or veterans. Visitors to our schools do not need a paid background check although you can encourage frequent visitors to do so. A visitor is defined as any individual who will be in an assembly area such as an auditorium or gymnasium for the purpose of a play, assembly, etc.



All visitors must present a photo identification to front office staff AND be listed as a point of contact for the student they are visiting. **If the person is not listed, the parent must give their permission for the visit.



Visitors are also allowed in the cafeteria to eat lunch with their child. All visitors are required to report to the office, present photo identification and sign in when entering the building. All visitors must be supervised by a camera or a staff member.


In accordance with Missouri State law, persons listed on the sex offender registry may not be present in any school building, on district property, in any district vehicle utilized to transport students, or be present at school activities at any time.

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 a monthly reading calendar completely filled in, they will receive a fun book and a prize to take home. PLEASE take the time to print this calendar for your child. http://www.troy.k12.mo.us/domain/88

Monthly participation allows your child to learn and also spend quality time with you.

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

–Emily Buchwald

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

The Character Trait for September is Self-Control.