The Bear Necessities

April 22, 2015

Thank you...

Thank you for your many hours preparing for these spring conferences. I appreciate that you show great care in your preparation, knowing our parents are very anxious to know if progress has been made. Your care shows in the work you do, the information you share and the time that you give to your students.

ECO - Early Childhood Outcomes

Your reporting of ECO for each of your students in special education is our early childhood special education report card. Please be accurate and timely in your data entry, thank you.

Marks on a student

If there is a mark on a student that you feel needs to be seen by someone other than classroom staff, please make sure to take the child to the health room so that the mark can be recorded in the health file. This system allows us to have a consistent log of possible health concerns about a student.

Positions posting today

We should have a new ECSE Blended teacher and paraprofessional position posted today. We should have a new ECSE STARS teacher and paraprofessional position posted today.

Trula Muir has been hired as Head Start Secretary beginning May 4th. Trula's current role as Title Paraprofessional is posting today.

If you are interested in either of these positions, please let me know.

If you know of a good candidate who has completed an application, please let me know.


No, I do not have a final answer, but I do feel like we are getting closer. Sorry, I know it is absolutely unacceptable for some of you to not know where your going next year. We are moving forward in enrolling some title students in May.


May 1 (Fri)

DRDP data place in cumulative folder.

May 7 (Thurs)

Remainder of Pre-K student KDG transition forms are to be completed and emailed to Kristen

  • Regarding time off requests, classified staff will still need to request the entire time off. If they request 4 hours and they return after 4 hours plus some, they will need to modify this time off request or work the extra time before the end of the week.

  • After the Food Handler’s training, please submit a copy of the certificate to Lori.

  • If a brown file needs to be broken down (dismissed, dropped, etc.), please give file to the office.

  • Mail procedure instructions and mail supplies are in the File Room.

  • Please notify the office if a Title student is now eligible to receive Special Education services. Please place the Title cumulative file in the brown file.

  • Please let the office know if a file needs a cumulative file with label.

  • Please remember to close out of a document from the “Z” drive once you are finished. If the document is left open, others cannot access that document.

Upcoming Events:

4/22-4/23 ECC Parent / Teacher Conferences

4/24 ECC Staff Comp Day

4/27 11:00 Mid-Continent Library Puppet Show

1:30 Mid-Continent Library Puppet Show

4/28 8:15 Para Meeting

5/5 4:30 District Retirement Reception

5/6 12:15 MLE Title Transition Meeting at ECC

5/8 Fire Drill

5/12 End of the Year Celebration

8:15 Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

5/13 ECC Staff Meeting

12:00 SBT Meeting

5/15 PLE Students at ECC

5/20 8:30 DRDP Training

5/25 No School

5/26 ECC / Head Start Last Day

5/27 District Last Day

6/1-7/2 ECC ESY

Kitchen Duty: 4/27-5/1 Hamilton


4/26 Heather Hamilton

4/27 Carly Doyle

5/30 Kara Parker

6/3 Kim Fischer

6/6 Donna Melloy

6/9 Alicia Stremick

6/19 Marge Steinhauser

6/26 Erin Artis

7/6 Beth Stratton

7/12 Michelle Myers

7/16 Lisa Keezer

7/17 Jennifer Allen

7/18 Kelly West

7/31 Samantha Skeens

8/3 Teresa Vick

8/4 Laurie Paige

8/9 Amanda Saluzzi

8/16 Shannon Dziurawiec

8/24 Margaret Pilachowski

8/25 Sheila Berkstresser

8/28 Jennifer Daniel