Grove Early Childhood Center News

February 2020

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Individual and Class Picture Day- March 5

Class and individual Spring Pictures will be taken on Friday, March 5th. All pictures this year will be ordered AFTER picture day. You will receive a proof for individual pictures. DO NOT WEAR GREEN ON PICTURE DAY. A green screen will be used so that you can choose your child's backdrop. More ordering info will be sent home after pictures are taken.
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Dr. Seuss Celebration Week- March 1-5

The ECC will be celebrating our favorite author Dr. Seuss all week long with the following dress up activities:

Monday- Cat in the Hat- Wear Your Favorite Hat or Stripes

Tuesday-Fox in Socks- Wear Your Favorite or Wacky Socks

Wednesday- Sleep Book- Wear PJ’s or Comfy Clothes

Thursday - Green Eggs and Ham - Wear something GREEN

Friday - Oh the Places You Will Go- Dress your best (picture day)

ECC Staff Chili Cook Off

The ECC celebrated February birthdays and had a chili cook off on 2/26. Chili, hot dogs, fritos, nachos and all the fixings appeared just in time for a big birthday lunch.

Valentine Gal Pals

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Ridgy Ready- tune Frere Jacques

Ridgy Ready

Ridgy Ready

Yes, we are!

Yes, we are!



We are SAFE!

Yes, we are!

March Special Events

  • Happy March Birthdays to: Mrs. Cearley (13), Mrs. Sullivan (13), Mrs. Sanders (21), Mrs. Sixkiller (23), Mrs. Thomas (31), Mrs. Neighbors (31)


1. Practice writing your name.

2. Count the letters in your name.

3. Go find items in your house that begin with the first letter of your name.

4. Jump UP and DOWN while you Spell Your Name.

5. Clap one time for each letter as your Spell Your Name.

6. How old are you? Is that number more or less than the number of letters in your name?

7. What is the last letter in your name?

8. Think of words that begin with the last letter of your name.

9. Make a list with your family of words that also begin with the last letter of your name.

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Character Counts Word of the Month: Fairness

Doing the right thing so that no one is treated badly.

Phonics Dance

All classes at the ECC practice phonics daily. Watch your little one do the Phonics Dance!

75 Fun and EASY Calm Down Activities for Small Children

We are Ridgy Ready! Respectful, Responsible and Safe!!!

Ridgy Kids

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PreK Ridgy Kids

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Good News Call of the Day

When your phone rings and that caller ID says Grove Public 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.

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

Parent Communication

For District Info

Text To: @81010

Message 67587

For Mrs. Bloss' Info

Text To: @81010

Message: b46g84


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

Temp Tickets

Be ready to enter the bus or the building quickly by having your child's temperate ticket filled out and ready to go! Need more? Notify your teacher or the school office, 918-786-3003 x1400
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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 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

Grove ECC

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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.

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Box Tops- Send them to the ECC!

Your trash is our cash! Box Tops are worth a dime each. Box Tops add up quickly. Send in groups of 10 to your child's teacher! Box Tops for Education is converting to a paper free system. Please help us out by downloading the new app and begin scanning your store register receipts. Soon there will be no more cutting and counting Box Tops. It will all be done through the app. To learn more about using the app and how simple it is, watch the short video below.
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