New Albany Early Learning Center

August 14, 2023

Dear Early Learning Center Families,

Thank you to everyone who came to Open House today! It was great seeing all of the smiling faces! We look forward to seeing all of you again very soon! It is going to be a great year!


You can access your PowerSchool account by clicking here. If you need to set-up a PowerSchool account, you can find directions here. If you have already established a PowerSchool account and cannot recall your username or password, please contact Michael Weisenberger in our technology department at Mr. Weisenberger can also assist with other issues that arise.


Click Here for the link.


To find bus numbers and pick-up and drop-off times in PowerSchool, click “Forms” and then choose the form titled “Student Demographic Information”. Questions about bus transportation can be directed to the Transportation Office at 614-855-2033.

Please note that state law requires that preschool and kindergarten students must be released to a responsible person. Kindergarten students are normally met by a parent when they get off the school bus in the afternoon after school is dismissed. In the event that a parent is unable to meet the kindergarten student, then please authorize one or more alternatives. This can be an older sibling, neighbor, etc. All possible “persons” that your child can be released to must be on the attached document. Please print, complete and provide to the bus driver on the first day of transportation or give to your teacher at the assessment appointment. Please make a copy for your reference. BUS PERMISSION FORM, click here

Please visit our district website at to find important information, such as our school handbook, school start and ending times, supply lists, and much more.


The ELC has individual assessment appointments and a two-day staggered start to begin the 2023-2024 school year. This attendance structure for young students is beneficial to help the children adjust to preschool and kindergarten.

Please review the schedule by clicking here to view the important dates and times in August for the ELC.


We ask that parents not walk through the school to escort their child to class to begin the year. Staff members will be available during the early days of school to assist students as they learn to navigate to their classrooms. We know how important the first day of school pictures are for families, but we are requesting that you take the pictures at your home. Please do not travel to the ELC to take a picture. You are welcome on the school grounds during non-school hours to take pictures in front of the ELC building.


Assessment appointments are conducted by the ELC teaching staff to determine each child’s current academic level. This assessment identifies a child’s current skill set to ensure the child receives the services and supports necessary to maximize opportunities for healthy development and learning, as well as assist the teacher plan for instruction. You are welcome to bring your child’s school supplies to your assessment appointment.

A parent (or designee; grandparent, aunt, babysitter) should bring the child to the assessment appointment. Please note that procedural information will be provided closer to the assessment date. If your child is unable to attend the assessment appointment, the teacher will conduct the assessment/screener once school begins. Teachers are not able to schedule appointments prior to the designated, scheduled dates listed below.

Preschool: The preschool team will conduct the ASQ Screening Tool with families to gain valuable insight about each child. During the assessment appointment, the teacher will conduct a short assessment based on concepts that are age appropriate that focus on early literacy and math skills. The assessment takes approximately 10 minutes per child.

Kindergarten: The Kindergarten staff will conduct the Performance Tasks with the KRA (Kindergarten Readiness Assessment) developed by the Ohio Department of Education and a screening to identify key kindergarten standards. The assessment focuses on areas of literacy and math skills. The observation tasks of the KRA will be conducted once students are in the first few weeks of school and focus on social and self-help skills.

*Both the KRA and Preschool Screener are mandated by the Ohio Department of Education. The results of the assessments are incorporated into the year-long assessments that teachers share throughout the school year and at parent/teacher conferences. If you have any questions, please contact the classroom teacher or school administration.

Scheduling Assessment Appointments: Classroom teachers reached out to all of their parents to schedule an appointment time.

English Language Learners: If your child will need to be screened to identify ELL support services, the ELL team will work with the teacher to coordinate the assessment appointment and ELL screening.



Assessment Appointments Dates: August 16 (PM), 17, 18, 21, 22nd

First Day for students with last name (A-K) - Wednesday, August 23rd

  • Students with last name L-Z do NOT attend

First Day for students with last name (L-Z) - Thursday, August 24th

  • Students with last name A-K do NOT attend

All students will attend on Friday, August 25th


Assessment Appointments Dates: August 16 (PM), 17 or 18th

First Day for students with last name (A-K) - Monday, August 21

  • Students with last name L-Z do NOT attend

First Day for students with last name (L-Z) - Tuesday, August 22

  • Students with last name A-K do NOT attend

All (All Day PS & All Day K) students will attend on Wednesday, August 23rd



September 4 - No School for Students (Labor Day)

September 12 - Curriculum Night

PreK 5:30-6:15

K - 6:15-7:00

September 22 - No School for Students

September 25 - No School for Students

2023-2024 NO SCHOOL DATES*:

SEPT - 4, 22, 25

OCT - 13

NOV - 22, 23, 24

DEC - 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

JAN - 1, 2, 15

FEB - 19, 20

MARCH - 25, 26, 27, 28, 29



*Dates Subject to change


The links below will share the Kindergarten or Preschool Supply lists. Also included is the New Albany ELC PTO School Tool Box that may be purchased. The School Tool Box is a box of the kindergarten and/or preschool supplies, click the flier below for additional details.






For two school years, the federal government made all students eligible for its Free and Reduced Meal program. However, for the 2022-2023 school year, it returned to only being available for students whose families qualify for free or reduced price meals. To determine if students qualify for the program, parents must complete the application linked here. This application must be completed every school year if you want to be considered for the program. Questions can be directed to Carol Hamilton, Coordinator of Food Services at 614-413-8589 or


Children have the option of bringing a packed lunch from home or purchasing lunch at school. If your child is purchasing food at school, you will need to add funds to your child’s PaySchools account (access PaySchools here). A daily lunch costs $2.50. Click here to view the ELC lunch menu.

Click here for information on setting up your account with PaySchoolsCentral.


Michelle Levero, ELC Principal

Andy Roeth, ELC Assistant Principal

Our Purpose

The New Albany-Plain Local School District is committed to creating a culture of accountability that achieves the best academic and developmental outcomes for each student.


Hello Families!

The ELC PTO team is planning for some fantastic programming this year and we hope to meet many of you at upcoming events over the next few weeks! I can't believe we are a week away from the start of school.

The PTO is a charitable organization and cannot do all the good we do in the school community without your support. Please consider joining the PTO at any one of our 4 levels.

You can join through the QR code on the attached flyer.

The PTO board will also be at the August 15th movie at the Amphitheatre sharing more exciting news about the ELC PTO! If you missed our spirit wear sale at the open house, we hope to have some left for you at the Amphitheatre.


In an effort to create more connections for parents within the ELC Community we are hosting Playground Playdates on September 5th for the Preschool community and September 7th for the Kindergarten community! We can't wait to see you there. Please see the attached flyer for more details.


SAVE THE DATE for our Fall Dance on October 12th. We will have more information on how you can get involved to help out the programming team and formal invitation coming soon!

Click Below for PTO Attachments

Membership/HRP form

Frozen Night


Have a great rest of your summer. It was great seeing everyone at open house!

Sarah Feasel-Aklilu

PTO President, ELC

PTO Board:

Emily Swanson- Treasurer

Lindsey Stamps- Secretary

Jonelle Abounoum- VP of Fundraising

Lauren Amery- VP of Programing

Lizzie Langford- VP of Membership

Sarah Sneed- Head Room Parent Coordinator

Lauren Bar-Lev- VP of Communications