Duck..Duck..NEWS!

February 2016

Upcoming Events

February

Book Drive All Month

4 - PTO meeting at 5 at ECEC

10- Early Release- Bus riders @11, car riders @12

11 & 12-Friendship Days

15-School is in session! Make up day

29- March 4th - Dr Seuss Week/Food Drive (More info to come)

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PTO

Although our January meeting was cancelled, you can still help us with the planning for our next big event, The Art Show & Silent Auction, which will be held during Parent Teacher Conferences in March. We hope to plan this exciting event at our next meeting, on Thursday, Feb. 4th. However, If you cannot make the meetings, but still want to express your ideas/concerns, please feel free to contact our PTO President Teil Mitchell at teilw43@hotmail.com, so that we can add them to our next meeting’s agenda. Also, if you would like to receive our emails and/or monthly newsletter, please email Shannon McCarty Nixon, our PTO secretary at Camden.braxton@gmail.com. Thank you!

READING CALENDAR

The Nightly Reading Record Sheet is an amazing way to make sure reading is a priority in your house. When your child returns any monthly reading calendar completely filled in, at any time, they will receive a fun book. If they complete 6 calendars in the school year, they will get to pick a book from our “library,” Ms. Kelly will read it to them, and then they get to take it home. The Record sheet can be found and printed here http://www.troy.k12.mo.us/domain/88

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

–Emily Buchwald

From the Nurse...

It's raining or snowing, it's cold or it gets dark too early. These are all reasons to encourage your child to be physically active indoors. Be creative and make a fun, safe area in your house for indoor play. Dance to music, build a fort or crawl like animals. These are all great ways to keep your child moving and exercising during the winter months.

Reminders

  • Please try to have your child to school on-time. When your student arrives late, it is disruptive to the entire class and your student is missing valuable instruction time. We do however understand there are circumstances that may arise from time to time.
  • Tuition is due on the 1st of the month. Contact the office if you have tuition concerns.
  • Lunch accounts need to always maintain a positive balance. Please check your child's account and make a payment if needed.
  • We have FUN at school! Your child will get messy. Dress your child appropriately for the weather and also in clothes they can "play" in.

Early Out Wednesday for February

The ONLY early release day this month is February 10th. Bus rider leave at 11 and car riders at 12. No PM Session.

Snow make up day is February 15th so we WILL have school.

Snow Day Information

Inclement weather is always a possibility especially now that it is January. Every effort will be made to provide cancellation notices as early as possible. If Lincoln County R-III is closed then ECEC is closed. As soon as a decision is made, local radio and television stations are notified. School closings will be sent via the district's FREE mobile app, listed on the District website, sent via a parent notification system and posted on Facebook. You can also follow us on Twitter @Linc_R3.


Please know that it is always YOUR decision whether to bring your child to school. We understand that you will make the best judgement for your own situation.


School closed, early release and late start are all options that the District may use. In the event of school being closed no classes will be held that day. If early release is used then bus riders will leave at 11 and car riders at 12 and no afternoon session. In the event of a late start, all AM classes will be canceled and the PM class will be in session at 1pm, full day students arrive at 12pm. Lunch will be served as normal.


It is possible that ECEC will need to adjust these times due to the timing of the weather, you will be notified as soon as possible.

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WEATHER

With the weather changing, please make sure your child is wearing appropriate clothing. We WILL be going outside every day unless the temperature falls to 20 degrees or it is raining/snowing. Gloves, hats, and coats are a MUST! Also please check your child's backpack and make sure they have the appropriate change of clothes for the weather conditions.

The Harlem Wizards are Coming to Troy!

Sunday, February 28th, the Harlem Wizards will play two games in the TBHS Gymnasium; one at 2:00 pm and one at 6:30 pm. This gives you two great opportunities to take the family out locally and support your school district at the same time! You may purchase Harlem Wizards tickets online at www.harlemwizards.com or stop by the ECEC Office.
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Kindergarten Registration- March 8 & 9 8am-7pm

What do I do to get my child enrolled in Kindergarten?

You will be getting information sent home from the ECEC office sometime in the next few weeks. Read all this information carefully. It will give you step by step instructions.


Here are some important facts to remember:

-Students MUST be 5 yrs old by July 31, 2016 to attend Kindergarten.

-ALL students who attend school at ECEC MUST attend Kindergarten registration.

-Registration is NOT at ECEC, it is at the Central Office building located at 951 W College St.

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PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)

Each month a PBIS sheet will come home with your child to help your family support the positive behavior that your child is learning and practicing at school. Hopefully PBIS will encourage your child have positive behavior at home as well. Please read over each item on the monthly PBIS sheet and when your child has completed those tasks he or she can return it to school to add a cutout to our PBIS wall. A copy of the form can be found at this link. http://www.troy.k12.mo.us/domain/88