Grove Early Childhood Center News
Outstanding Educator Award
The deadline is Friday, Oct. 16th. Thank you!
We are Ridgy Ready! Respectful, Responsible and Safe!!!
Kindergarten Ridgy Kids
Mrs. Gibson and Mrs. Cearley's 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
New Staff at the ECC
Home Football Games
- Wear your mask
- Observe social distancing
- Remain seated with your family
- No TOY Footballs
- Stay off the field, track and fencing areas
- Wear Red and White to show your school spirit
- Cheer LOUD and PROUD for the Mighty Grove Ridgerunners!
Thank you Wyandotte Nation
These are challenging and unexpected times for families struggling with a growing list of major life issues including job loss, illness, financial loss, cancellations, distance learning, and so much more. The goal is to stay safe and calm and figure out how to deal with this new life that will be anything but normal for a while.
Here are a few activities to assist you if you feel like you are in the eye of the storm. You have various sections to choose from....
Sounds and Music
Virtual Field trip
"There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm." --Willa Cather
As always, if you have any questions or need support, please reach out to the school, our staff is here to support you...teachers, counselors, nurse and administration are all here for you and your children.
Mrs. Bloss, ECC Principal
Mrs. Buchanan, ECC Counselor
Mrs. Neighbors, ECC Nurse
Sit back and escape to one of the pictures below. Breathe in and out. Take a moment.
Visualization and Focus
Sensory Soothing Visual Therapy
Yoga For Kids
Virtual Field Trip
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Watch our tv show daily on YouTube!
Ridgy Ready Tickets
Grove Public Library September Calendar
Grove Public Library September Newsletter
Mrs. Dubois and "The Girls" Read an Udderly Fabulous Ag Book
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
September Character Counts Word of the Month: RESPECT
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.