Grove Early Childhood Center News

August 2019

Everyone Wants to Come to School at Grove ECC!

Yes, it's true...even the town turkey showed up for school in the pouring down rain on Friday, August 16th. We've nicknamed her "Julia" after Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. She just strutted around the parking lot and Humpty Dumpty Loop looking to see what all the fuss was about!
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FREE Scholastic Weekly Reader Magazines for ALL Students!!!!!!

We believe in reading with families so much that we are GIFTING all students a subscription to Weekly Reader Magazine this year! We hope that our PreK students will enjoy Let's Find Out Magazine and our K students will love reading Scholastic News. Classes will read the magazines at school and then send home the issues in backpacks.
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2019-2020 Pre-Kindergarten Supply List


2 plastic folders (3 prong w/ pockets)

2 boxes (24 ct) Crayola Crayons

2- 4oz Elmer’s glue in bottle (1 class, 1 art)

1 vinyl red/blue Kinder mat

1 watercolor paint set (8 colors)

2 pkg baby wipes (refills ok)

2 boxes Dixie cups 5 oz. size

1 bottle hand sanitizer 8 oz. size

1 pkg 50 heavy duty page protectors

1 box 8 basic color washable Crayola Markers

6 glue sticks

4 dry erase markers

1 fiskar scissors, metal w/ blunt tip

1 box Kleenex

1 regular backpack- no tiny backpack- label w/ name

(must be able to fit a 1 inch 3-ring binder in backpack)

1 pkg paper plates

PreK Girls

1 pkg quart size ziploc bags

1 pkg napkins

1 pkg colored cardstock

PreK Boys

1 pkg gallon ziploc bags

1 pkg colored copy paper

2019-2020 Kindergarten Supply List

5-24 count Crayola Crayons (4 for class, 1 for art)

2 boxes (24) #yellow pencils, sharpened

6 glue sticks (3 art)

1 fiskar scissors, metal blunt tip

1 box facial tissues

3 containers Clorox or Lysol Wipes (1 for art)

2 pkg. Colored copy paper

1 pkg. Card stock white or colored

6 dry erase markers

1-3 prong vinyl pencil bag, transparent

1 plastic 3 ring binder, 1 inch width w/ pockets inside, durable- clear on both sides

1 kinder mat or beach towel for rest time

1 PlayDoh

3 boxes 8 basic color washable Crayola markers (2 class, 1 art)

2 basic watercolor paint set (8 colors) (1 K, 1 art)

1 regular backpack, no tiny backpack- label w/ name

( Must be able to fit a 1 inch, 3 ring binder in backpack)

1 pkg 25 count page protectors (heavy duty)

K Girls

1 pkg gallon size ziploc bags

2- 8 oz hand sanitizer

1 pkg napkins

K Boys

1 pkg paper plates

1 pkg quart size ziploc bags

1 pkg baby wipes

1 bottle Elmer’s glue


Kindness is free at the ECC!

School Begins Soon- Here are some GREAT Things to Work on


Please help our ECC students be ready for school in the fall by working on the following list:

  • Say his/her first and last name
  • Write his/her first name or attempt the first few letters
  • Tell an adult if something is wrong
  • Tell an adult if help is needed
  • Take care of toileting needs- ECC students need to be ready to use restrooms without assistance (zipping, buttoning, wiping,flushing, hand washing)
  • Practice with scissors, glue, crayons, pencils
  • Follow two step directions with ease
  • Take turns, share and wait for others, wait for help, in line or for direction
  • Practice listening- listen for full directions such as putting away toys or completing a task
  • Listen to YOU read stories
  • Limit screen time (technology) and replace with hands on activities such as legos, playdoh, blocks, sand, playing with balls and other creative toys (dolls, cars)

Enrollment is currently OPEN!

Come by the ECC at 8:00-4:00 daily to pick up an enrollment packet for the 2019-2020 school year. We have a limited number of spots left for 2019-2020. Be prepared by having your child's Birth Certificate, Shot Record, Social Security Number and Proof of Residency (gas or electric bill) with you when you come pick up a packet.
Attendance Revised 7 30 13

ECC Little Free Library is OPEN for Lending

Come by the ECC this summer and visit our Little Free Library. Borrow a book and return it or another gently used children's book that would be appropriate for a PreK or K reader. Please help us share the love of reading this summer! The Little Free Library is located in front of the ECC by the flagpole underneath the shade tree.
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Come on Time and Stay ALL Day!

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August Character Counts Word of the Month: Self Control

I can control myself by keeping my hands to myself.