Maize Early Childhood Center
A message from Principal Mrs. DeDe Pierce
Dear MECC Families,
Spring is just around the corner and things are hopping here at MECC! We are finishing our school-wide “In a world where you can be anything…Be Kind” campaign, and our heart is filling up with Kindness stickers! Our goal is to cover it by Spring Break. How is your family doing with your Kindness heart? Don’t forget to send pictures to Paula at email@example.com so we can share them with the rest of our MECC family!
Keep your eyes on emails and news from your child’s teacher for details regarding:
- No School March 13-17 – Spring Break
- Spring Pictures – March 21! These include individual as well as class pictures.
- Big Truck Night – Gearing Up for Kids! March 28, 6:00-8:00 PM. Join us for an evening of family fun at the MPAAC! On the blacktop, families can explore over 20 big trucks and service vehicles. Join us inside MPAAC for our Family Resource and Activity Fair where you will find support resources as well as businesses and programs geared for family and child activities. Make sure and visit our table where you can take home a craft and a free book! Several food trucks will be on site for food purchase – YUM!
- Four-year old classes will be visiting Botanica in April – look for information from your child’s teacher coming home soon!
- Tanganyika will be visiting our 3-year old classrooms in April – look for information coming home from your child’s teacher about this exciting event!
- No School on April 7
- No School on April 17 for Staff Professional Development
- Enrollment – MECC enrollment is now open and filling so quickly – if you have a returning student, enroll soon! If your child is going to Kindergarten next year, please make sure and enroll before March 31st in order to confirm which school your child will attend next year. Kindergarten Adventure is May 10th – if you are enrolled by March 31, your child’s school will reach out to you with more information regarding this orientation event. If you have questions for Kindergarten enrollment, please call 316-350-2050 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope your family enjoys a fun-filled Spring Break! It always feels as though time flies after Spring Break to the end of the school year, so hold on tight and keep your eyes on your email and your child’s classroom correspondence for the latest and upcoming news!
Parents as Teachers & Starlets
Join Us for Egg Hunt Fun!
Wednesday, April 5 will be our Annual PAT/Starlets Egg Hunt. Playground time is 10:30-11:00. The Egg Hunt begins at 11:00. BYOB - bring your own basket! There will be no music or playgroups that week.
If you haven’t had your child’s hearing and vision checked this school year, please call the office and schedule an appointment with Nurse Allison. You can also stop by the office before or after music, playgroups or Starlets. Nurse Allison does not work Fridays.
No Starlets, playgroups or music classes the week of March 13-17 due to Spring Break.
Starlets Enrollment starts March 1st.
Starlets classes will be Mondays from 9-10:15, siblings class from 10:30-11:45 and Mini Starlets will begin Tuesdays in January 2024 from 9-10:15. Starlets is for 3 and 4 year olds. Mini Starlets is for children who turn three September 1, 2023 through January 31, 2024.
Please see link below for more information and to print the enrollment, or email email@example.com.
GraceMed will be offering a free dental clinic for all students. The clinic will take place at Maize High School on 4/11/2023 to provide dental screenings, cleanings, fluoride varnish and sealants. If needed your child will be transported to Maize High School in a Maize Transportation Van by Maize Staff.
Please see the attached sheet for more information. If you would like your child to participate in the clinic please sign the attached transportation form and fill out the consent form. All forms are due back to your child’s school nurse no later than 4/4/2023.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks, Nurse Allison
Kansas WIC Program
Thank you to everyone who came to support us at Pizza Ranch! We raised $351!
Please come support us at our spirit nights for the rest of the year:
March 21 at Noodles and Company from 4-8
April 10 at Chick-fil-A from 3-10
We will have snack day for the teachers on March 8th. If you are able to do so please sign up with the link below.
We look forward to lots of new faces at our April meeting. It will be on April 6 at 6pm. We hope to see everyone there. We will be finalizing our plans for teacher appreciation week in May.
Dillons Community Rewards
Please consider linking your Dillons card to the community rewards program. Click here for instructions on how! Search for 47624 and MAIZE EARLY CHILDHOD CENTER. All money earned goes directly back to our building.
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops has gone digital! Please download the app, find Maize Early Childhood Center (school ID 9665854) and scan your receipts! Money goes directly to the school. Click here for more information!