EECV Family Newsletter

April 2022 - News and Information for our Families

Message from the Principal

Dear EECV Families,

As we continue through the school year we have many fun and engaging activities planned. This month's curricular theme is Nature All Around Us. Throughout the month, our students will be engaged and learning about how nature impacts our lives.

Our students will be be learning through hands on experiences with these ideas in mind:

  • How Do Plants Grow?: I can plant a seed and watch how it grows.
  • What's in the Sky?: I see how the sky is different during the day and at night.
  • Our Weather: The weather affects what I wear and do each day.
  • The Seasons: I notice how the seasons change.

In the latest edition of The Pioneer Press, Superintendent Ann Schloss provided information on EECV's move to the soon-to-be renovated, former Crestwood Elementary. This building just down Griswold from our current building will be the new home of Elyria Early Childhood Village beginning in the Fall of 2022. This space will be beautifully renovated for our preschoolers. We are very excited!

Thank you for your continued support! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time.


Jackie Plantner, Principal

Myia Bruening, Secretary -

Dawn Resar, Secretary -

Jennifer Packman, School Nurse -

Community-wide Open Houses

Elyria Schools will roll out the welcome mat for families and community members of Elyria on Saturday, April 2, during a district-wide Open House event.

The new schools of Eastern Heights, Ely, Hamilton, Northwood and Westwood will be open for visits and tours from 9 a.m. to Noon.

The open houses from 9 a.m. to Noon will take place at:

  • Eastern Heights Campus, 528 Garford Ave.
  • Ely Elementary School, 312 Gulf Road.
  • Hamilton Elementary School, 1215 Middle Ave.
  • Northwood Campus, 570 Abbe Road North
  • Westwood Campus, 42350 Adelbert St.

Visitors can look forward to cookies and punch, balloons and various activities at each site and the opportunity to leisurely tour the inspiring learning spaces of the new schools.

Suzin L Fundraiser Pick Up

Our Suzin L fundraiser was a huge success! Thank you for your support. These funds will be used for student supplies and materials, future field trips and in school programs, and our school family events. Pick up will be on Monday, April 11th. Please see details below.

Monday, April 11th - pick up times include

  • midday dismissal (11:40 AM)
  • afterschool dismissal (3:10 PM)
  • evening pick up from 4:00-6:00 PM

Tuesday, April 12th - pick up from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Wednesday, April 13th - any items not picked up will be sent home in student backpacks. This is not ideal as items may be fragile. Please make every effort to pick up items on April 11th or 12th.

Visiting the EECV Office

The Main Office of any school building is a hub of activity. Students and staff are always on the go, in and out of the space throughout the school day.

It’s an active place for regular check-ins and meetings with students, as well as staff conferences and daily interactions with school principals and counselors. The Main Office is also a confidential space at times for conversations and interactions between school personnel and students.

Parents and caregivers are part of the equation, too. For any number of reasons, parents may be asked to come to their child’s school during the day. When that happens, parents should follow the district’s visitor procedures by using the school’s main entrance buzzer and intercom system to gain entrance to the school, and then signing in at the front desk.

If parents/caregivers do not have a meeting at the school but still need to come to the school during the day to see their child or to speak to a staff member, call-ahead notice or an appointment is required.

This ensures parents will be seen in a timely manner and upholds the safety practices of the school.

To contact the Main Office, please call 440-284-8250.

From the Desk of Nurse Packman

Spring is in the air! It’s time to start thinking about warm weather health & safety. You can find some helpful spring health tips by clicking here.

Please keep your child home if they have symptoms of illness, or if they are taking medication for symptoms of illness, including:

Fever-any temperature over 100­­° in the previous 24-hours

Vomiting or multiple occurrences of diarrhea/loose stool in the previous 24-hours

New or persistent cough, congestion, or difficulty breathing

Complaints of pain (headache, earache, sore throat etc.)

Any undiagnosed skin rashes

Red, itchy, and/or crusty eyes

Check out Lorain County Health Department’s car seat program here.

Get a free thermometer for your family from Kinsa and Lysol by texting "JOIN" to 24020.

Please call Nurse Packman directly at (440) 284-8099 if you have any questions or concerns regarding the health and wellness of your child. Please call the office at (440) 284-8250 to report your child’s absence.

Save the Date!

Save the date!

Wednesday, May 11th will be our 3rd annual EECV Art Show. This will be an evening event for our families.

More details to come but mark your calendars and save the date!

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, April 1 - NO SCHOOL, Records Day
  • Saturday, April 2 - New Elementary Schools' Community Open Houses
  • Thursday, April 7 - Story Time with the Elyria Public Library for Lilac, Silver, Peach, Aqua, Yellow, and White Rooms
  • Monday, April 11 - Suzin L Fundraiser Fundraiser Pick Up
  • Friday April 15 through Friday, April 22 - NO SCHOOL Spring Break
  • Monday, April 25 - School Resumes
  • Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 - Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week!