February News

What's happening at HGECC?

February is Fabulous!

Well, the groundhog saw his shadow, so bring on 6 more weeks of winter! Sounds like we may have snow as early as this weekend! I can't wait to see little snowmen and snow-women standing in the yards! Last month our Early Head Start class built a small snowman in their playground; they had so much fun experiencing the snow!

This month we are looking forward to our annual Messy Night that features hands-on, messy science activities! Flyers have gone home, and we are asking you to please RSVP to this event so that we have enough "messiness" to go around. It's always a fun night to let kids get their hands dirty!

We also have kindergarten screenings coming up here at HGECC on March 6th and 7th. All kids entering kindergarten in August of 2018 should participate in our screening. Please call 816-316-5522 to get your child scheduled!

Looking forward to a fantastic month of learning at HG! Your children learn so much and teach us so much as well! We enjoy having them here!

If you ever have any questions at all, please feel free to call or email me. I am always happy to meet with you!

-Keri Collison

Events Coming up:

*No School-Presidents' Day: Monday, February 19th

*Parent Committee: Tuesday, February 20th 6:00 p.m. HGECC Library

*Messy Night: Tuesday, February 27th 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Parents As Teachers

Parents As Teachers is taking enrollment for those families interested in this free home-visiting program! Our program focuses on families who are pregnant or have children birth to Kindergarten. For more info please call 816-316-5517

or visit us online www.gc4parentsasteachers.weebly.com.

Conscious Discipline: Did you know?

I Love You Rituals build positive, lifelong bonds between adults and children. All activities help children increase their attention span, reduce hyperactivity, build self-esteem, and facilitate language development. The interactions teach children how to be kind and caring using gentle touches. (www.consciousdiscipline.com) I love you rituals give parents an opportunity to develop strong loving connections with their children.

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Attention: Bus Riders

We are continuing to have many instances where children are being brought back on buses because no-one was there to get them off of the bus or they did not have their yellow bus card.

Please make sure you are observing the 10 minute timeframe on either side of your drop off time (ex: if your drop off time is 4:27-be at the bus stop by 4:17 watching for the bus). It is very hard for your children to have to be brought back to school and wait for sometimes an hour to be picked up.

Please check your emergency contacts as well, be sure they can help out in a pinch.

As a reminder-after a child is brought back three times, bus services will be discontinued until a meeting occurs with Mrs. Collison to problem solve some solutions.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Meet Mrs. Kayhill: Title I Pre-K Teacher

Take a look at what is going on in Mrs. Kayhill's classroom!


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Flu Season Tips

You can help protect yourself and others from RSV infection by following a few prevention tips:

  1. Wash your hands often.
  2. Keep your hands off your face.
  3. Avoid close contact with sick people.
  4. Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  5. Clean and disinfect surfaces.
  6. Stay home when you are sick.

Parent Committee

Have you heard about Parent Committee? Call Chelsea at 816-316-5457 to get involved!

We want to partner with you to get your input and feedback on our HG family and focus! One way to share your ideas is through our Parent Committee. We meet monthly at HGECC, and would love to see you at our next meeting!

Why does HGECC Rock?

Our Mission:

To support children in reaching their highest potential by utilizing developmentally appropriate practices in a safe and nurturing environment. By partnering with families, we build positive relationships which promote life-long learners.

TONS of great information for HGECC Families.

Car and bus rider procedures at a glance

Car Riders:

A. Please use the loop in the back of the building.

B. Have your blue card in the passenger side window when you pull up to a cone.

C. When you pull up, staff will come to you car to receive or deliver your child to you.

D. Initial the clipboard at pick up times.

Bus Riders:

A. Make sure you have your yellow bus card to receive your child from the bus.

B. Initial the clipboard/bus sheet that the driver provides to you.

C. Walk your child to the door of the bus when loading, and receive your child at the door of the bus at drop off.

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District Coordinator of HGECC: Keri Collison