September 2017

Upcoming Events


4- No School

7- PTO Meeting at 4:30 in Multipurpose

7 & 8 - PBIS Bootcamp -wear camo

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

13 - Grandparents Fun Night

21 & 22 - Picture Days

28 & 29 - Buddy Days

30 - Homecoming Parade 10am


We hope you are able to join us to walk in the Homecoming Parade on Sept. 3oth. The flyer with all the information is below. Quack Quack!

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The first meeting of the 17-18 school year will be held on Sept 7th at 4:30pm.

Officers will be elected and planning for the 17-18 school year will begin. The PTO is not possible without the help of our parents. Even if you don't want to be an officer, please come and be a part of the PTO! The PTO meets the first Thursday of each month at 4:30pm and EVERYONE is invited to attend.

Early Childhood Spirit Wear

An order form was sent home with your child for purchasing Duck shirts and/or sweatshirts. All orders are due back to school with the money by Sept 19th.

Thanks so much!

Parent Portal

Parents, It is extremely important that you complete the back-to-school forms on the parent portal. Unfortunately you are not able to do this using a cellular phone, i-pad, or tablet. It will need to be a desktop or laptop computer. CLICK HERE!

From the Nurse...

Just a few reminders as we start the 2017-18 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.


  • All kids need a change of clothes including socks in their backpacks at all times.
  • Please return your child's folder every day AFTER you have checked it.
  • Please call the office at 636-462-3020 if your child will not be attending school due to illness or family plans.

Counselor's Corner

Below are some local resources:

Catholic Family Services-636-528-5911-Provides counseling services and parenting classes.

Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Services-636-441-1302-Home and community-based intervention services to help prevent homelessness and hunger.

Crisis Nursery Wentzville-636-887-3070-Respite care for children 0-12 during times of family crisis and parent empowerment services.

Crider Health Center-636-332-8387-Mental health services. Dental clinic.

Regional Center Hannibal Office-573-248-2400-Provides services to those with developmental disabilites.

Nurses for Newborns-800-452-4784-In-home infant and family assessments and parent support services.

Lincoln County Health Department-636-528-6117-Car seat classes; WIC; dental clinic; immunizations.

LINC/OATS Transporation-636-528-2831

If you are in need of any other resources, please contact me at 636-462-3020.

Jennifer DeNunzio, LCSW

Social Worker/Counselor

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.


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.

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.

Trauma Informed School Initiative

The Department of Elementary and Secondary is providing information for families on the trauma informed school initiative. There is helpful information at the following address should your family experience trauma.

School counselors are a wonderful resource for families and are able to provide supports for your child to be successful at school should you need them. Always know that they are available to your child as needed.

Character Connection

Our character word for the month is self-control. Expressing and coping with strong emotions is a skill that is developed gradually. We can help children develop self-control through modeling and talking with them about feelings, appropriate choices, and teaching them coping skills. Here at ECEC, students are learning the Turtle Technique which they use when they are feeling mad or upset. By using this technique, they are practicing self-control. Look for more information to come home about the Turtle Technique!

Simba's Shout Out

Simba is our new facility dog. He is a 5 month old Golden Doodle. He is currently in training and we are hopeful that he will be in classrooms at the first of the new year. Students come up to pet him now so you may hear about him!