1 - PTO Meeting at 5:00
5 thru 9 - Fire Safety Week
7- Career Day
12 - Picture Day
13 - Picture Day
14 - Early Release- Bus riders @11, car riders @12
For Latchkey info call Jen Williamson @ 462-5073
19 thru 22- Parent/Teacher Conferences
23 - No School
29- Fall Festival
30 - Fall Festival
With first quarter ending this month, I wanted to take the opportunity to briefly describe the curriculum used in our classrooms.
Project Construct is a learner-centered approach to teaching preschool. We use your child’s interest to plan hands-on lessons and activities to keep him or her motivated and engaged. Your child is encouraged to collaborate and work together with peers, take initiative, express opinions, make choices, learn from errors, problem solve, think critically, and use creativity.
Handwriting Without Tears (HWOT)
HWOT is a fun, hands-on pre-writing and letter recognition curriculum. This program develops handwriting readiness skills with music, dough, magnetic stamps, and wood pieces. You will hear your child talking about Mat Man, big lines, and curved lines. It is very important to note that letter formation is taught through sticks and curves formation and your child will begin with the letter L. The pattern followed each week is not the normal alphabetical order.
This is a program that your child will continue to learn in kindergarten. It is a phonics program that teaches print knowledge, alphabet awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, decoding, and vocabulary. These are all skills necessary for your child when learning to read.
Missouri Early Learning Standards
This link is the document we use to guide our instruction. http://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/eel-el-2013-MELGoals.pdf
If you have any questions or would like more information about any of the programs, feel free to contact me.
Thank you to our wonderful ECEC parents who made Helping Hands a huge success! We greatly appreciate all of your donations! For other teacher wish list items that were unfulfilled, teachers will still be able to fill out an item request form (coming soon), as our PTO will gladly try our best to accommodate those teacher needs!
Please keep a lookout for upcoming information in regards to our Mommy & Me Talent Show, which was also a HUGE success last year! So, start practicing those talents now!
We would love to see you at our next meeting, on October 1st, as we meet the first Thursday of every month at 5pm at ECEC. If you cannot make the meetings, but still have ideas/concerns, please feel free to contact our PTO President Teil Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can add them to our next meeting’s agenda. We’d love to hear from you!
We thoroughly enjoyed meeting some of you and your families at our Mix & Mingle last month and look forward to working with you all this school year. Thank you to all of our parents, teachers, and staff who continue to help make our PTO such a great organization!
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.”
From the Nurse...
- Please check your child's folder every night.
- Please put tuition payments in an envelope clearly marked with your child's name.
- Lunch money should be placed in a separate envelope.
- As the weather changes please send a jacket with your child just in case
- Snacks can be dropped off with the person that is taking your child in from the parking lot
- When dropping off after school has started (9AM and 1 PM) you will need park and come into the office to sign them in. A school employee will walk them down to their classroom.
- If you need to talk with your child's teacher sending an email is the fastest and easiest way. If you would rather talk in person you can leave a message with the front desk or send in a note for them to give you a call.
- Parent Visitors are welcome! Please communicate with your child's teacher to set this up.
PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)
The Character Trait for October is Accountablity.
Have you seen our Duck?
This cute duck mailbox is a book library. Your child can take a book to keep in exchange for leaving a book they no longer want.
Thank you for helping us Lead the Way in the Homecoming Parade!