The ECC Extra
Addams Early Childhood Center Family Newsletter
Location: 2222 West Webster Road, Royal Oak, MI, USA
Week of January 30, 2023
Monday January 30th each Royal Oak elementary school will host a Kindergarten/Developmental Kindergarten (DK) Information Night. Enrollment for Royal Oak residents opens Thursday Jan. 26th. Families interested in attending Royal Oak Schools as a "Schools of Choice" student may apply March 1-31.
Please reach out to your classroom teacher or me if you have any questions regarding the next steps for enrollment. It can be very confusing.
Feb. 20 & 21--No School Mid-Winter Break
Royal Oak Schools Long Range Planning 2022-2023
Over the course of the 2022-23 school year, we invite all stakeholders - district leaders, staff, students, parents, business owners, community members, and the Board of Education of Royal Oak Schools to help us engage in a long-range planning process. It is important to serve the needs of our community by building a strategic plan that reflects the priorities of all members.
January 31st 6-8:00pm 800 Devillen Royal Oak, MI 48073
Red Oaks Country Park
Morning Munchkins Fridays: Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 3: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Topics: Jan.: Snowflake Bentley Feb.: Bear Snores On March: Salamander Rock Join us for an exciting series just for children ages 3-6. Bring your munchkin to the nature center for a favorite story and a related hands-on, nature based discovery activity. This series will be offered the first Friday of each month. $4/child
Thursdays with Mrs. Truesdell
What's Next for My Child?
Click here to see the slide presentation from last week's meeting. I am happy to meet with anyone virtually or in-person if you have any questions.
Blessings in a Backpack
If you are interested in receiving food please complete this quick questionnaire.
Extended Day Care (Before, After or Friday)
Before & After School & Friday
Before Care Hours: 7:30-8:45
After Care Hours: 3:45-5:30
Friday Hours: 7:30-5:30
Program Cell Phone: 248-321-8220 (only available during program hours, no texting).
Friday Care Families--Please remember to send 2 snacks and a lunch with your child. All items must be labeled with your child's name. Also, please remember to send a small blanket and pillow. Those in full day programs will move your child's rest bag to their Friday Care locker.
Parents will enter through our ECC main office (door #27). Extended Care begins at 7:30 and ends at 5:30 which is outside of our main office hours. You will call our program cellphone or ring our doorbell to notify staff you have arrived. If you are within the normal office hours, you will be buzzed in by office staff.
When you arrive please place your child's items in their "Extended Care Lockers" which are located right outside the main office. This is also where you will gather your child's belongings if they stay for After Care. The Extended Care Program is housed in room 108, the Gray Elephant Classroom! (also known as the Gross Motor Room or GMR).
Brightwheel Communication App
QR Codes are posted on the doors to help with this process. Below are very simple and quick (2 minutes) videos to help you all become more familiar. As a parent you are able to add any and all contacts to your child's Brightwheel account. Also, your unique 4-digit code is found in the profile section of the app. You can change this code to any 4-digits.
Is Your Student Going to be Absent?
Oakland County Health Department has recently updated the preschool-aged quarantine and isolation guidelines. At this time preschool-aged children will follow a 5 day quarantine and isolation. If symptom free and able to properly wear a mask, students may return to school after 5 days. If student return to school for days 6-10, they must wear a mask. As always, please contact the office with any close contact exposures or positive cases. Please reach out if you have any questions. 248-288-3220.
Dr. Kim's Corner & Parent University
Dr. Kim's next "Parent U" ... Getting to Know Dr. Kim
Here is a link to Dr. Kim's Corner on our Royal Oak Schools' Website!