Warren Early Gazette

Warren Early Childhood Center

August 26, 2019

Dear ECC Families,

Last week we continued learning about CORE. We specifically focused on O for Order, following the rules. We practiced following rules and procedures in the classroom, gym, playground and hallways. Ask your child what they learned about showing order. You can practice order at home and in the community as well. Praise your child when they are good listeners and do what is asked of them. Be specific and thank them for showing order. This week we'll begin learning about R for Respect (show you care).

I'd also like to take this opportunity to share our process for emergency preparedness. In an effort to make sure our students and staff understand and know what to do in the case of emergencies, we plan practice drills throughout the school year. Some of these drills include procedures we practice monthly, like fire drills, and some we practice only a few times during the year, like wind/tornado drills.

We wanted you to be aware of the types of drills that we practice together in the event of a school safety concern so that you can talk with your students about these situations if they should come home with questions.

  • Fire Drills – Students and staff evacuate their classrooms and exit the building. All classrooms report to a designated location outside of the school building. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.

  • Wind/Tornado Drills – Students and staff report to designated locations in the building away from large windows and doors with windows. During this drill, our exterior doors will be locked so that all office staff can participate as well.

  • Lockdown Drills – Our buildings are secured internally and externally. Students remain with staff and wait for directions. During these drills, if you visit the campus, you may see law enforcement agencies like Warren Police, parked on our campus supporting this practice.

  • Bus Evacuation Drills – Students practice exiting the bus using emergency exits upon arriving to school. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.

It is important to note that your student’s focus and cooperation during our drills are paramount. When drills are conducted, all individuals on our campus must participate, and that number can be upwards of 350 people. Paying attention, being alert and following directions allows for the best learning experience during the drills. Please reinforce this at home. Also, please know that if you are in the building when these drills are being practiced, you will be asked to practice with our students and staff.

I appreciate your support and ask that you reach out with any questions.

Annemarie Fessler, Director

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CORE Celebrations!

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We're working hard to fill the ECC Core Puff tank. When the tank gets filled we have a school wide CORE celebration!
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Preschool Attendance Matters

Preschool can be the most productive learning years in a child's life. The long term effects of early childhood education on a child's social and emotional development may be the most important outcome of a preschool education. How can you make sure your child receives all the benefits that preschool has to offer?

  • Make a commitment to have your child attend preschool every day on time.

  • If your child is reluctant to come to school, be sure to communicate this to the teacher. Together, you can make plans to address the concerns of your child.

  • Make sure your child has a daily predictable routine, including a routine for bedtime and waking up in the morning. Be sure to allow enough time for the routines so that you and your child do not feel rushed.

  • Have your child get a good night’s rest to make sure he/she has enough energy to participate in classroom activities.

  • When talking with your child, be positive about preschool and the school staff. Cultivate your child’s interest in discovering new things and his or her love of learning

  • Remember, by bringing your child to preschool every day, you are helping to ensure that he or she will live up to their full potential and become a successful lifelong learner.

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Car Line Reminders

The car line closes at 9:05 a.m. daily. If you arrive after 9:05, you will need to park in the front lot and sign your child in.

In order to keep our children safe, please keep this in mind;

"While cars are moving, children shouldn't be and while children are moving, cars shouldn't be."

It is also important for engines to be turned off while in the loading zone until you are directed by ECC staff that children are clear and cars may safely be dismissed.

Dismissal Notes

  • ECC has two different dismissals each afternoon; full day at 3:30 p.m. & half day at 3:55 p.m. If you arrive early for half day dismissal, please wait in the center lane at the bottom of the hill until full day dismissal has concluded.
  • Please remember that individuals picking children up must be on the pick up list in the office and have a picture ID.


Mark Your Calendar!

Additional Dates of Closure for Professional Development:

October 1- No School; Child Care Closed

November 5- No School; Child Care Closed

December 20- No School; Child Care Closed

ECC is excited to announce Breakfast Buddies!

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We’ll host three different sessions of Breakfast Buddies throughout the 19-20 school year. Sessions will be divided by classes as follows:

Friday, October 4- Bosco, Bruner, Cadwell, Cole, Martin

Friday, December 6- Amezcua, Denney, Haskell, Ruffer

Friday, March 20- Dawson, Lukens, McLaughlin, Moore, Toliver, White

Your child may invite up to four adult Breakfast Buddies to attend this event.

More details will be sent home prior to each date.

All Aboard the ECC train!

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ECC Registration Update 2019-20

Hurry! Registration for the 19-20 school year is still open. We still have some half day afternoon (12:55 to 3:55 p.m.) spots available. Families may pick up registration materials in the front office. We'd love to welcome new families to our school community.

Warren Wellness & Celebrations

We love to celebrate birthdays with our preschoolers! While we love to celebrate, please remember there is a "no birthday treats" guideline. Thank you for supporting our efforts in keeping our kids both happy and healthy. To access fun and helpful resources for healthy celebration ideas, please visit: https://www.warren.k12.in.us/o/msd-of-warren-township/browse/41889 #wellnesswarriors

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