Grove Early Childhood Center News
ECC Staff Appreciation Week: May 3-7
They inspire curiosity and a lifelong love of learning. They’re experts at boosting confidence through the right mix of motivation and instruction. They serve alternately as mediator, supportive listener, and all-around problem fixer. And in the past year, they persevered despite the challenges thrown their way amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
National Teacher Appreciation Week is a chance to thank educators for all they do to ensure that students succeed in school and in life.
To help us show appreciation to the staff at ECC, please send favorite snack and beverages to stock our workroom during Staff Appreciation Week. Chips, cheese sticks, yogurt, fruit, cookies...pre-packaged items of popcorn and such would be a treat! Begin sending on Monday, May 3rd. Make sure it is marked for Staff Appreciation so that we know what it is for :)
4 FREE Books for EVERY Child at the ECC!
Parents, we are so excited to INVITE YOU to school for an amazing event!. We are hosting a FREE Scholastic Book Fair for our students! We believe that reading is so important that we are gifting FOUR FREE BOOKS to every student enrolled at our school! And, we are so very happy to announce that because the Book Fair will be outside parents are welcome to come and help their child self select their own free books. Here is how it will work:
Parent/designee will come to office to let us know they have arrived. Then will walk to South side of building for Book Fair. 2. Student will meet parent at Book Fair. 3. Family will pick out 4 FREE Books. 4. Books will be bagged and sent to classroom. We do a little data with the books selected, total the costs to pay the bill, etc. Books are sent home before the end of school with all students. If you cannot come, you are welcome to send a grandma, cousin or other person.
Yes, if you’d like to take your child to a special treat like ice cream or lunch or for the remainder of the day, please do so. WE are so happy to welcome families for the first time this year on campus. Check out through the office.
Monday 9-11 Sanders/Highley 11:30-1:30 Cox/Rhatigan
Tuesday 9-11 Hickman/Jackson 11:30-1:30 Deaton/Lew
Wednesday 9-11 Gibson/Cearley 11:30-1:30 Thomas/Kelly
Thursday 9-11 Andrews/Hutson
Friday 9-11 Marshall/E-Grove
ECC DVD Memory Slideshow
We’ve been busy all year long making Happy Memories! Get your ECC DVD Slideshow to remember your child’s PreK or K year! Each homeroom class has a slideshow set to music showcasing each student and the many fun activities we have done throughout the year. This dvd can be watched on a vcr or computer. All classes can be watched on one handy, dandy dvd!
Send $10 to school with the order sheet by Wednesday, May 12th.
First Grade Tour
May Staff Birthdays
Mrs. Krystal Reeves 5/14
Last Day of School: May 14th
Congratulations GEFFE Shining Star Finalist Linda Adams!
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. Once you have a Wengage login, go to the Parent's Tab, Guardian Wengage Sign In and then the Student Records Portal. There you will find ADD NEW STUDENT. This is where you will begin filling out enrollment forms online and uploading the documents listed above. Email firstname.lastname@example.org when you are finished to receive confirmation of completion and your child's ECC Enrollment Screening Appointment.
Have questions? Call our office (918) 786-3003 x1400
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.
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 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.