Grove Early Childhood Center News

2021

Mrs. Lisa Lovelady

Mrs. Lisa Lovelady was one of a kind! And, her name fit her perfectly! She loved teaching, loved learning and loved her students. What a lady, indeed! Mrs. Lovelady brightened the room and cheered up everyone around her with that laugh, that Ridgy Pride and that encouraging spirit. We will miss her terribly and treasure our amazing memories.
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Kindergarten Ridgy Kids

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Friday Store- Bring your Dollar!

The Ridgy Store is open every Friday! Bring your dollar to purchase all kinds of fun items! The money from the Ridgy Store goes to the ECC Activity Account and helps us to not have to sell "door to door items" such as candy bars, cookie dough, etc. Thank you!

Safe Dismissal

Parents,

Check your backpacks for Smart Dismissal Car Tags, backpack tags and important notes! We are almost ready to kickoff our new Safe Dismissal Program. There is a QR code on your tag. You DO NOT need to do anything with it. We've already registered you. Simply hang your tag on your car rearview mirror. Send your child with his/her backpack every day. Read the note for more detailed info.


Thank you!

Mrs. Bloss

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PreK and K Family Guides for Curriculum

Families,

Wonder what your children will be learning about this year? Want some ideas for activities to help your children practice skills at home with the stuff you have? Check these links out!


PreK https://sde.ok.gov/sites/default/files/ALL%20PK%20Family%20Guides_0.pdf


K https://sde.ok.gov/sites/default/files/All%20Kindergarten%20Family%20Guides.pdf

New Bus Routes- Check Your Route Here:

Please verify your bus route here: https://www.ridgerunners.net/district/transportation

All Students Will Receive FREE Breakfast and Lunch This Year!

All students will receive free meals this year at GPS! However, it is very important that every family fill out a Free and Reduced Meal Form as this helps our school receive many types of grants, special programs and funding.
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Menu Change:

Due to staffing issues we are changing 9-23 from Spaghetti to burger and baked beans.

Grove City Library Schedule

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September- Help Your class win a party! Sign up for your City Library Card

Take a minute and run by the Grove Public Library. Sign up your child for a free library card! Watch this video for more info.
Library Card Sign Up Month at Grove Public Library
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Happy September Staff Birthdays to:

  • PreK Paraprofessional Dawn Brewer 9/16
  • Kindergarten Teacher Randi Andrews 9/19
  • ECC Cafeteria Head Cook Jackie Thompson 9/19
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Character Counts Word of the Month: Respect

I will treat others the way I want to be treated!

Phonics Dance

All classes at the ECC practice phonics daily. Watch your little one do the Phonics Dance! https://video.link/w/GUrvb

Good News Call of the Day

When your phone rings and that caller ID says Grove Public School...it might just be Mrs. Bloss giving you a shout with the Good News Call of the Day! Good News Call of the Day Winners are students who go above and beyond and are nominated by Kindergarten Teachers. Students get to hear Mrs. Bloss brag about them and have their picture taken. One goes on the Good News Wall of Fame and a copy goes home in the backpack.

SeeSaw

If you haven't signed up yet for SeeSaw, you are missing out! Our teachers are constantly sending pictures, activities and fun updates through SeeSaw to you through your phone, app, computer or other device. Contact our office for help if you need assistance in signing up :)
Seesaw Tutorial For Students

Watch our tv show daily on YouTube!

Check out our daily Channel 97 YouTube show by searching ECC Ch 97. See our students and staff showcased Monday-Friday. Keep your eyes open for birthdays, joke of the day, lost teeth, the menu and so much more!
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Ridgy Ready Tickets

Above is a picture of our Ridgy Ready Ticket Tubs that sit in the hall. Each day, students are rewarded with Ridgy Ready Tickets when they show they are Responsible, Respectful and Safe. Tickets are drawn for prizes on Ch. 97. Classes also work to win rewards together such as bubble parties. When a child is drawn out of the tub for Ch. 97, the ticket is sent home with a small prize so that the parent can celebrate too :)

Building Visitors

Due to safety concerns, visitors will not be allowed inside our building after the OPEN HOUSE on August 17th. This has been a very difficult decision as we have always had pride in offering a warm, welcoming environment to families and visitors. This means your child will need to be (1) dropped off and picked up in the car line, (2) dropped off at the front door and picked up in the car line or (3) ride the bus. Whether you choose to drop your child off at the front door or in the car line, please have their Temp Ticket ready to give to the staff member on duty. This will allow your child quick entry into the building. Remember- ALL students need to be picked up in the car line unless they ride a bus or go to daycare. No students may be picked up at the front doors or cafeteria doors in person.


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 1:30 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:


  • Consider Wearing a Mask to protect our staff and students.
  • Stand behind the plastic shield in front of the help desk.
  • 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

Grove ECC

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Video that teaches how to help your child understand concept of RESPECT

List of Role Playing Games to Teach Kids About Respect

Video that teaches Self Control through playing games with your child

5 Fun Games to Practice Self Control (Self Regulation Skills)

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.


Box Tops- Your Trash is Our Cash! Download the Box Top APP

Box Tops App: Scan for your School

Box Tops- Send them to the ECC!

Your trash is our cash! Box Tops are worth a dime each. Box Tops add up quickly. The days of cutting out Box Tops is coming to a screeching halt! If you buy something with a Box Top for Education square on it- FAST as you can!!!! Send it to the ECC! Otherwise, download the handy dandy Box Tops app and start scanning your receipts. We need the money, honey!
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Bookelicous Website

Check out one of Mrs. Bloss' favorite new websites...Bookelicous! Build your Bookmoji! Shop for books that are tailored just for you and your interests! And, you can also see if any of these books are available at our local Grove City Library! Click the link Link to explore and find new books! https://www.bookelicious.com/