Liberty Early Childhood Center

October 2019

Dear Families

Happy fall everyone!

Things continue to move forward at the ECC. We are seeing growth in children throughout the building, and we hope that you continue to see growth at home as well.

Please make sure you have signed up for a time to meet with your child's teachers during parent/teacher conferences. This is a wonderful opportunity to ask questions and learn more about your child's strengths as well as learn about how you might extend learning at home.

As we enter this beautiful time of year with the weather beginning to cool off, please make sure to send appropriate clothing with your child. Classrooms will continue to go outside as often as possible. Labeling jackets, hats, etc with your child's name helps us ensure that it leaves with the correct person each day.

Best regards,

Dr. Sarah Birk, Principal

Mr. Bart Tittle, Assistant Principal

New Staff

Many of you may know but we have several new staff members at the ECC this year. Here's a list of our new staff so you can say, "Hello".

Bart Tittle: Assistant Principal

Carrie Cornstubble: Speech/Language Pathologist

Chris Rohlfs: Speech/Language Pathologist

Lindsey Markus: Para Professional

Jeanne Martin: Para Professional

Melissa Casey: Para Professional

Early Years...Ideas for Supporting your Early Learner

Please click on the PDF below to access the October copy of the Early Years. You will find ideas to help you support your early learner to continue to learn and grow across the developmental domains.

Looking Ahead:

Friday, 10/18 No School for any ECC program. Teacher Workday

*Monday, 10/21 Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences @ ECC

*Wednesday, 10/23 Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences @ ECC

Thursday, 10/24 No School for any ECC program

Friday, 10/25 No School for any ECC program

Mon-Friday, 10/28-11/1 United Way Spirit Week (More information to come)

Thursday, 10/31 Classroom Fall Parties (More information to come)

Thursday, 11/7 LPS Diversity Festival @ LNHS 6:00-8:00 PM

*Parent Conferences will occur both nights from 4:30-8:00. Teachers will contact families to schedule appts

New Playground Surface

Each year the ECC hosts the 'Trike-A-Thon' fundraiser to help support projects in and around our building. This summer we were able to add a brand new surface to to one of our play structures. This surface looks identical to wood chips but is made of rubbery, bouncy and more durable material that enhances accessibility for children.

This addition could not have been completed without all of your generous support.

Thank you.

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Safety and Security

Each month, our staff and students participate in a variety of emergency drills. These include fire, tornado, earthquake, and lockdown. Drills provide our staff and students an opportunity to practice what to do in the event of an emergency.

Safety and security of our students and staff is a priority for our Early Childhood building as well as the Liberty School District. LPS security provides regular and routine patrols of all schools in the district. As the ECC is a Liberty Public School located in Kansas City, the LPS Security Staff and KC PD often partner to provide patrols or follow up on reports. Our staff is trained and encouraged to keep sharp eyes on our grounds. District protocol dictates that we report anything out of the ordinary to LPS security.