Early Excellence Express
December 2, 2019
There are so many benefits associated to dramatic play in the early years besides social and emotional development. EEA was designed to target early literacy, and we know that content and language are primary contributors in making great readers.The Language Learning Lab is EEA's response to increase oral language as well as social and emotional skills to facilitate academic success.
This learning environment allows for both direct instruction and natural opportunities for student initiated language and reciprocity through play. Although a typical classroom center rotation does this, our language learning center would remove "teacher directed" and “academic” task demands and truly be play based.
The center will begin operating next week as we establish routines and procedures with our students.
Open enrollment for current EEA families, for the 2020-2021 school year, will begin February 17 and run through March 6. After March 6, seats will be open to all district employees.
Please complete the google survey HERE for early enrollment input.
Please complete the following google survey HERE to help us gather information for summer enrollment.
UPCOMING EVENTS: YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS OUT
December 10: Gingerbread Magic
- Three and Four Year Old classes will work with Culinary Arts students in making Gingerbread
- Consent form is required as these students will be entering THS Culinary Arts kitchen
December 11: CHRISTMAS OUT!
- Students may show off their favorite Christmas outfits!
December 12: Grinchmas and Book Exchange
- Students may wear green
- Please bring one wrapped book to exchange with classmate (limit of $10)
- Students will hear the THS choir perform at 9:11 *consent is required
December 16: Polar Express Day
- Students may wear pajamas to school!
December 18: Christmas Bingo
- Students will visit the decorated halls of THS to play some Christmas Bingo! *consent required
December 20: Class Christmas Parties
- Parties are from 1:45-2:30 (Parents are welcome to attend)
- EEA will close at 3:00 p.m.
Please complete the consent form available HERE for your child to participate in the activities. All consents must be returned by December 9 in order for your student to participate.
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
CHANGE OF CLOTHES
-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:
-Pull Ups or training underwear
These items should be restocked on a weekly basis.
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.
Coffee in the Cafe
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!
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.