Early Learning Center Updates


A Greeting from Dr. Champagne-Lee

Dear Families,

Our “Start with Hello” spirit week was a blast—enjoy the photos! We hope that our students learned some new strategies to demonstrate kindness and to help others feel welcome. Many thanks to our counseling department for leading class lessons.

Just a reminder that schools are closed on Monday in honor of Rosh Hashanah. Enjoy the long weekend. We look forward to seeing all students back on Tuesday.


Keya Champagne-Lee, Ed.D.

Elementary Principal

Crazy Hats, Hair, and Socks

Green is the universal color for kindness and empathy

Hispanic Heritage Month

ALICE School Safety Drill

We will be hosting our first ALICE School Safety drill next week. Before the drill, teachers will lead age-appropriate conversations with their classes and walk the students through the procedures. This review and practice will help to alleviate unnecessary stress or anxiety. This drill is meant to be practice only, and not stressful or scary in nature.

Second Step—Lesson 2

As a school community, we are committed to catering to the needs of the whole child and look forward to supporting the social-emotional and behavioral needs of our community through Second Step.

This week our students participated in lesson 2 of our Second Step curriculum.

  • Kindergarten: Why We Pay Attention. With adult support, students will be able to identify two important reasons to pay attention: to learn and to stay safe.
  • First grade: Everyone Gets Distracted. With adult support, students will be able to suggest behaviors that can help them pay attention when they encounter distractions.

Updates from the PAELC HSA

Donate to the HSA. Your contribution makes a difference, no matter the amount. The HSA is a 501c3 organization, so your contribution is tax deductible.

Here’s how to donate:

Venmo - https://venmo.com/PAELC-HSA

Check – Made payable to PAELC HSA. Place your check in an envelope and send it to the PAELC office.

Support the HSA with Amazon Smile. Using your existing Amazon/Prime account, go to smile.amazon.com, then search and select Phoenixville Area Early Learning Center Home and School Association as your charity of choice. Bookmark and use smile.amazon.com (this will use your existing account) and donations will be made to the HSA every time you shop.

Dates to Remember:

Attend HSA Meetings. The HSA meets the second Wednesday of every other month. Please join us!

9/26 Iron Hill Fundraiser - An easy way to donate 20%!

9/26 No School – Rosh Hashanah

10/5 No School - Act 80

Email: paelc.hsa@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PAELCHSA

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Upcoming Events and Important Dates

  • Monday, September 26: School Closed, Rosh Hashanah
  • Friday, September 30: Go Gold Day
  • Wednesday, October 5: NO SCHOOL – Yom Kippur
  • Monday, October 17: Picture Day
  • Tuesday, October 18 and Wednesday, October 19: Yeager’s Farm Field Trips
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