ECC Newsletter Fall Edition

Jillian Romero, Principal & C. Vouthas Maza, Supervisor

McKinney Vento (MKV)

What is the McKinney-Vento Act? See the quick reference guide below. If you are experiencing homelessness, please reach out to Cindy Vouthas-Maza (District's MKV Liaison) at

201-947-2761 for assistance.

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Professor In Residence

We are proud to have partnered with William Patterson University's Professor In Residence initiative. Mrs. Kathy Lieblich will be at the ECC for 6 hours every week providing her expertise to our faculty and staff. Everything you need to know about this exciting opportunity is outlined in the PDF below. Take a look!

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? By: Carol McCloud

Throughout the course of the next few weeks our students will be practicing being bucket fillers! The concept of being a bucket filler comes from Carol McCloud’s Book Have You Filled A Bucket Today? and stems around the idea that everyone carries around an invisible bucket that throughout the day is being filled by the kind things that you do for others or that others do for you. A bucket filler is someone who is showing positive character traits (kind, considerate, caring, respectful) and is being a responsible school community member. When our buckets are full, we feel happy and when our buckets are empty we feel sad.

In the next few weeks, we will be learning about different qualities that bucket fillers and bucket dippers exhibit. We will continuously be reading and re-reading Have You Filled A Bucket Today? so students are able to really grasp the concept of bucket filling. We will be practicing being a bucket filler in the classroom, and encourage students to be bucket fillers at home.

It is important that this concept is carried over into student’s home lives. You can help your students at being a bucket filler by discussing the concepts at home. You can praise your student at home when they do something that fills your bucket or someone else’s bucket.

With your help, we will continue to create a positive, happy, bucket filling classroom!


Have You Filled a Bucket Today? Read Aloud