HOPE STARTS HERE
November 2020 ELC Newsletter
ELC Meal Site Change
Beginning Monday, November 2nd, the ELC Meal Site will be provided from the front porch of the school. You will no longer see a bus, but can still pick up the food from the porch.
Family Involvement Team
Our Family Involvement Team meeting will be on November 3rd at 2:30pm. You can join us virtually at the link below:
Join Zoom Meeting
This is an opportunity where you can collaborate with other parents and guardians about what opportunities we offer using the Parent/Guardian Fund from Head Start and ECEAP.
All parents and guardians are welcome!
Circle Time Tips
TIP: Designate a stuffed animal "Zoom Buddy" for your child to hold during Circle Time! Your child may also enjoy having another sensory or fidget item to help them hold their attention during class.
TIP: Children look to their parents and guardians for insight into how to react to new or unfamiliar situations. See what happens if you get extra excited about class time - it might just be contagious and help your child be even more excited, too!
Upcoming ELC Events!
Watch for a special November newsletter coming out soon with links to the recordings of two annual ELC presentations: Kids at Hope, and Rise to Resilience and Hope!
Dates: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Topic: Financial Impact during a pandemic and Savings with a Purpose
How to register: Go to https://bit.ly/FEIRegister
How to join: We will send you a Zoom link!
Brought to you by: Bank of America
Congrats for Seesaw Stats!
Early Learning families have done thousands of activities with their children on Seesaw!
Pierce County Virtual Play to Learn
View the calendar for Play to Learn here:
Just click on the title of the activity you want to register for to receive the link!
Virtual Play to Learn Circle Time:
Weekly on Mondays 10:00-10:30 a.m. and 4:00-4:30 p.m.; Wednesdays from 10-10:30 a.m.
Virtual Play to Learn Activity Time:
Weekly on Tuesdays from 10-10:30 a.m.
Virtual Play to Learn Caregiver Connections:
Once a month on Thursdays 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Virtual Pajama Play to Learn:
Twice a month on Thursdays from 7:00-7:30 p.m.
Virtual Play to Learn Family STEAM:
Once a month on Thursdays from 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
You can also find all the past activity recordings here:
Do you know who to call if you need support or assistance?
We have staff available to support all families at the Early Learning Center.
If your child is in Developmental Preschool or Title 1, contact:
Kristen Smith at 253-298-4670 or email@example.com.
If your child is enrolled in Head Start or ECEAP, you can reach your Family Support Specialists:
(ECEAP) Marlys Fisher 253-298-4688 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(Head Start) Courtney Maples 253-298-4686 or email@example.com
(Head Start) Melissa McPheeters 253-298-4693 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(Head Start/ECEAP) Rebeca Moriarity 253-298-4684 or email@example.com
(Head Start) Marcy Slaughter 253-298-4687 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(ECEAP) Regina (Gina) Sumandig-Tajalle 253-298-4689 or email@example.com
Do you have children ages 9-14? Consider attending Guiding Good Choices!
Resources for You
Through the Students Connect Program, qualified households will receive free in-home high-speed WiFi services through the 2020-2021 school year. Student Connect benefits include a high-speed WiFi package and up to 30/10 mbps internet connection. There is no charge to your household and no contract is required. To qualify, you must be preapproved by a participating school district. https://bit.ly/3cUx0Vi
FP Meal Sites: https://www.fpschools.org/remote-learning/food
Community Resources: https://www.fpschools.org/departments/family-engagement-office/community-resources
Food Banks: https://www.efoodnet.org/resources/food-banks/
Pierce County Library ages 0-5 stories, songs, and rhymes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIfwpL562-5Ui9o-wk68vOCsY9jLviEpR
Seesaw for Virtual Learning
Your child's teacher will be providing you with a code that you can use to create an account and access the classroom on Seesaw.
Click here to: Watch this video about Seesaw for Students
All Children Are Capable of Success, NO EXCEPTIONS!
This is one of the core beliefs the staff and children hold at the Early Learning Center. We believe in all of the children and teach them to be Kids at Hope. One way we practice being Kids at Hope is through the Kids at Hope pledge:
I am a Kid at Hope
I am talented, smart, and capable of success
I have dreams for the future,
and I will climb to reach those goals and dreams every day.
All Children are Capable of Success-NO EXCEPTIONS!