Grove Early Childhood Center News
NEW Student Enrollment Information for 2021-22
1. If you DO NOT have a student currently enrolled at Grove Public School, email firstname.lastname@example.org . Include the parent/guardian first and last name, child's name, child's date of birth, physical address and grade of attendance for 2021-22.
If you have a student ALREADY enrolled in Grove Public School and do not have a Wengage Parent Portal Sign In, email email@example.com . Include the parent/guardian first and last name, child's name, child's date of birth, physical address and grade of attendance for 2021-22.
2. Begin locating the following items that you will need for ONLINE enrollment:
- Birth Certificate (original, copy, letter of live birth from hospital, footprint certificate or receipt that it has been ordered)
- Immunization Record
- Proof of Address (Gas/Electric/Water bill or Lease Agreement)
- CDIB Card (if applicable) front and back
3. Watch our FB page and/or school website to learn when parents may begin the ONLINE enrollment process. We will provide tutorial videos, helpful hints, step by step directions, and in person support as needed. Don't worry, we are here to help get your little ones enrolled :)
Thank you ECC Families!
Yearbook Orders- $25
We will be accepting money orders at school through May 7th.
*note: Yearbooks will arrive after school is out due to COVID.
Spring Picture Order Information
FREE Summer Food Program
Great news for our free or reduced qualified families! The Cherokee Nation Summer Nutrition Program is now accepting applications for the Summer EBT for Children program. This federally funded program is available to anyone; you do not have to be American Indian to qualify. Qualifying families will receive approximately $30 of free food per child per month for May, June and July. Benefits are on an EBT card (works like a debit card) that allows you to purchase healthy food for the summer.
Participation in this program will have no impact on other government assistance that you and your child receive.
Information provided by you on the data spreadsheet or any records obtained for this program will be kept confidential as required by law and will be used only for this project.
Once approved, Summer EBT cards will be mailed to the address provided along with a list of participating stores and a food card (shopping list) that will help you identify approved food items.
Families with questions can call Cherokee Nation SEBTC at (539) 234-3265 or (800) 256-0671 ext. 5589 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday with questions.
To apply, click this link:
Grove ECC Students Are Responsible, Respectful and Safe! We are RIDGY READY!
Happy April Staff Birthdays
8th- Kim Cramer
24th- Amanda Hayward
Ridgy Ready- tune Frere Jacques
Yes, we are!
Yes, we are!
We are RESPONSIBLE!
We are RESPECTFUL!
We are SAFE!
Yes, we are!
Grove Public Library Calendar
Character Counts Word of the Month: Citizenship
75 Fun and EASY Calm Down Activities for Small Children
We are Ridgy Ready! Respectful, Responsible and Safe!!!
PreK Ridgy Kids
Good News Call of the Day
FREE MEALS at GPS for ALL Students!
As per the USDA, funding has provided that all costs for all childrens’ meals will be temporarily waived. Free meals for students 18 and under will apply as far into the fall semester as funding allows. When normal charges for meals resume, you will be notified of this change.
Since this program is temporary, it is encouraged that if you believe that your family may qualify for free or reduced priced school lunches, please continue to submit completed applications to the Cafeteria Clerks Office as soon as possible. Approved applications benefit programs within the district and the district as a whole. Questions or concerns you may contact: Kathie Hanna, Cafeteria Food Service Manager 918-786-3003 x1123 or Patti Beamer, Cafeteria Clerk Manager 918-786-3003 1132
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Ridgy Ready Tickets
If you should need to pick up your child early for an appointment, please call prior to the appointment so that we may have your child waiting in the office. You will then need to call when you arrive at school and we will meet you in front of the building with your child. Early check outs will not be permitted after 2:30 p.m. Make your plans accordingly and always call the office ahead. Remember- we do not change transportation plans for children after 2:00 p.m.
Birthdays are a special time for our students and we want to celebrate them! You may send special snacks to school with your child that are store bought. You may check your child out for lunch but please call ahead so that we may have them waiting to be picked up. Watch Ch 97 for your child's birthday recognition and check his/her backpack for our birthday book gift.
In the event that a parent needs to conduct school business such as dropping off a forgotten backpack or lunchbox, please follow these guidelines:
- Wear a Mask
- Wait to be temp checked by office staff when entering our front doors
- Stand behind the blue line in the front office
- Should you need to visit with a teacher, you will need to call ahead and schedule an appointment during their planning period
Thank you for your patience, flexibility and cooperation this year as we do our best to keep our students, staff and our community safe, healthy and well.
Mrs. Bloss, Principal
Almost Every Child's Bus Transportation Has Changed This Year. Check Below to Confirm Your Child's Bus
ECC 2020-2021 Student Handbook Part 1
ECC 2020-2021 Student Handbook Part 2
Character Counts Word of Month
August: Self Control: I will control myself by keeping my hands to myself.
Sept: Respect: I will treat others the way I want to be treated.
Oct: Friendship: In order to have a friend, you have to be a friend
Nov: Responsibility: I am in charge of me!
Dec: Caring: I can do kind and thoughtful things for others.
Jan: Trustworthiness: Doing the right thing, even when no one is watching!
Feb: Honesty: I will tell the truth.
March: Fairness: Doing what is right so that no one is treated badly.
April: Citizenship: I will do my part to make our school and our community a better place.
May: Courage: I will have the strength to overcome fear and try something new or different.