Early Excellence Express

October 21, 2019

PUMPKIN SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE

Fall is in the air! The nights are getting longer, the days are getting shorter, and it's FINALLY getting much cooler. The warm days of summer are over!


Autumn is the season of harvests, festivals, pumpkins, winter preparations, and of course, our very own Astros in the World Series!! Whew! We are looking forward to the many exciting events and fun ahead!

Ms. B and Ms. Ana have really been busy this past week! Both have worked to partner with HEB to provide every student at EEA with their very own pumpkin. A huge thank you to our Bears' teachers as well as to our Tomball Market H-E-B for donating over 40 pumpkins to our center. We will be showing our support to Tomball Market H-E-B by posting pictures to our Twitter account using the hashtag #helpinghere. Please share out!
Owls and Bears are getting in to the spirit of pumpkin season with sweet treats. The classes made pumpkin pie in a cup. Ms. Michelle guided the amazing lesson by incorporating the five senses, listening skills, and large and fine motor skills. Great job friends and thank you for sharing! YUM!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Early Excellence is partnering with Tomball High School to provide a little trick-or-treating fun. Our CTE Education Pathways program has organized the event scheduled for October 31.


This activity is designed to provide an opportunity to learn and practice some good life skills. Through trick-or-treating, our kiddos will connect with people face-to-face and have the chance to practice reading social cues, attempt patience, regulate emotions, boost language reciprocity, and remember manners.


Early Excellence Academy students will be escorted to Tomball High School to visit approximately nine offices, including the library, on the first floor of THS during the first four class periods. CTE students will support this activity.


In order for your child to participate in Trick-or-Treating, please complete the consent form found HERE.

UPCOMING EVENTS: YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS OUT

October 25: Out of this World ASTROS DAY

  • Wear your ASTROS gear!


October 28-30: Submit Storybook Pumpkin Project


October 29: Trick-or-Treating electronic consent form DUE


October 30: Trick or Treat: Brush Your Teeth

  • Tomball Memorial Dental Health Program students will be visiting EEA to talk about how to keep our teeth healthy during Halloween. We will also have a very special visitor!


October 31: Trick or Treating

  • Students will wear festive Halloween t-shirts or orange and black
  • Please follow the google link HERE for consent to participate in the event


October 31: EEA Spirit Shirt Design submissions DUE


November 1: Picture Day

  • The background for school pictures is displayed outside the front office. Take a look and plan those picture day outfits!
  • Families will receive same day proofs! Pricing information will be included with your proofs.


November 11: Veteran's Day

  • Details coming soon!

TRENDING NOW

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SPIRIT SHIRT CONTEST

We are looking to our families for our inaugural EEA spirit shirt design. We will be accepting submissions through October 31. As your submissions come in, we will post them in the center and on social media posts. On November 1, we will tally the number of likes received via social media and at the center. The winner will be the one with the highest likes.


Contest Rules:

1. Be creative.

2. Entries must be submitted from EEA families only.

3. Early Excellence Academy or EEA must be displayed within the design.

4. The design must be your own original work and must not include any third-party logos or copyrighted material.

5. Digital or hard copy submissions may be submitted. Digital submissions can be sent to meganparker@tomballisd.net.

6. Each family may only submit one entry.

7. Entries must be submitted by October 31 at 6:00 p.m

FALL FAMILY ENGAGEMENT PROJECT

Storybook Pumpkins

EEA is growing a storybook pumpkin patch, and we need your help! Decorate a pumpkin to look like one of your family's favorite book characters, and bring it to EEA to plant in our Storybook Pumpkin Patch!


What is a storybook pumpkin?


Think of your family's favorite book and design your pumpkin based on your favorite character from that book.


Purchase a pumpkin that is no larger in size than a basketball.


Gather your decorating supplies. Acrylic paints or permanent markers work best. Watercolors tend to run, and spray paint will gradually dissolve the pumpkin. Other options include adding materials such as yarn,buttons, wiggly eyes, etc.


Decorate your pumpkin without carving, cutting, or poking holes in it. Carved pumpkins will not be accepted.


Click here to print out the entry form HERE. All entries must have the entry form.


Bring your pumpkin and entry page to EEA between Monday, October 28th and Wednesday, October 30.


Pumpkins are to be taken home at the end of school on Friday, November 8th.


Participation is completely voluntary.

Conferences

Parents may request a conference with a teacher if they would like to discuss their child’s progress. Parents must call the Academy to schedule a time that does not restrict the learning of other students.


Teachers will reach out to parents to schedule a conference at any time they feel there is a need.

REMINDERS

SNACKS

At EEA, we are growing minds and bodies!


Please remember that each child needs to bring two nutritious, ready to serve snacks from home each day. One for the morning and one in the afternoon. Snacks should not require cutlery, cutting or reheating.


Balanced snacks help to keep our kiddos full longer as they spend a lot of energy exploring their environment. Great snack choices include one item of produce (veggie or fruit) and one item of either a fat, protein, or whole grain cereals or breads. (American Association of Pediatrics).


Some excellent snack ideas are:


  • sandwich cubes
  • cheese and crackers with Applesauce squeeze pouch
  • Plain low-sugar cereal (Mini Wheats, Cheerios, Kix) and fruit
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CHANGE OF CLOTHES

Spills and accidents occur any day and at any time. Please make sure the following items are ready for your child daily:


-Two complete changes of clothes, including socks, pants, shirts, and underwear

-Morning and afternoon snacks

-Nap time materials

-Reusable water cup


For actively potty training students:

-Wipes

-Pull Ups or training underwear

These items should be restocked on a weekly basis.

LUNCH COUNTS

Great job families on keeping us updated with our lunch counts! We VERY much appreciate it!


The staff at THS needs our lunch count by 9:15, so parents please let your teacher know whether or not a lunch will be needed if your child is coming in late.

Coffee in the Cafe

Parents, we continue to invite you to join us for "Coffee in the Cafe." Coffee in the Cafe is a designated time devoted to visiting with our families weekly as we continue to grow. Families can build supportive relationships with each other and center staff as they offer feedback regarding EEA. Your feedback will then be used to facilitate our families' needs as well as to develop our center.


Coffee in the Cafe is held each Friday from 3:30 pm to 4:45 in our center's cafeteria. If you are unable to enjoy a cup of coffee with us, please leave us an "EspressNote." EspressNotes can be completed at any time and reviewed by staff on Fridays.


We will keep the coffee pot full for you!

Have you Filled a Bucket Today?

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Contact Us

Continue to log into Brightwheel for all daily activities and notes from staff. If you are having concerns with receiving updates, please let any member of EEA know!


When dialing into EEA from an out of district line, please dial the main number to our district, 281-357-3100, then dial our EEA extension, 2620. If you are phoning from an in district line, please dial the extension only, 2620.

2019-2020 Early Excellence Academy Staff

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