SM Early Childhood Education Center
Tracy Smarr-Dolezal, Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator
In the News
From the Principal's Desk
Important Calendar Reminders
March 8- Picture Retake Day
March 13-17- No School, Spring Break
March 24- Grade Cards posted in Skyward, Progress Reports sent home
Early Childhood Screening
April 4- Chipotle Fundraiser 4-8 PM
May 22- Last day of School for SMECEC students
Our building follows the district calendar and PreK schedule, with the exception of no school on Fridays. You can access the district calendar here. District Calendar 22-23
Renovations and Calendar Changes
Thank You Longhorn Steakhouse
Longhorn Steakhouse at 9551 Metcalf, provided the SMECEC staff with an amazing chicken dinner for their late conference night last week. This was a huge treat for us! If you are looking for a place to eat, please check them out and while you are there, please tell the manager how much you appreciate them supporting the staff at the Early Childhood Education Center! They are making a difference in the community!
Chipotle Fundraiser!! SAVE THE DATE!
Please plan to join us for dinner on April 4th!
- 6879 W 91st St, Overland Park, KS 66212-1459
33% of sales will come back to support students at SMECEC! I hope to see you there!
2022-23 School Meals
Food service will continue to offer breakfast and lunch next year. Unfortunately the USDA nationwide waivers allowing for free school meals for all students will conclude at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. Prices will be as follows:
Elementary Breakfast: $1.55
Elementary Lunch: $2.85
Families can complete a child nutrition meal benefit application to see if they qualify for free for reduced meal prices after July 1, 2022. The information and link will be on the Food Service web page after July 1 and families are encouraged to apply as soon as it is available so that any benefits the family may receive are processed prior to the start of the 2022-23 school year.
Breakfast is available each school day. The breakfast menu includes an entrée, grain, fruit and milk. Students are served all items to receive a full breakfast; including the required ½ cup of fruit.
Lunch includes an entrée, grain, fruit, vegetable and milk. Students are served all of these five components on their lunch tray, including the required ½ cup fruit and/or vegetable.
Food Services has updated the School Meal Information flyer for parents. It is available on the main page of the Food Service web page and linked here for you convenience.
The “pig” symbol on the menu means that the item contains pork.
Menus, nutritional and allergy information are available online at https://www.schoolcafe.com.
If you have an allergy or specific dietary concerns, contact your school nurse for a medical form to be filled out by your doctor.
Food service information is available on the district’s web site at www.smsd.org/about/departments/food-service or you can call the Food Service office at 913-993-9710.
Early Childhood Screening
SMSD offers an early childhood developmental screening which includes the areas of vision, hearing, problem-solving, personal-social development, gross/fine motor skills, and speech/language skills. The purpose of the screening is to identify children who may have substantial developmental delays and who may be eligible for special education services. SMSD’s Early Childhood Screening (ECS) is appropriate for children ages 2 years 9 months to 5 years old who reside within the Shawnee Mission School District boundaries.
How often are screenings offered?
Screenings for 2020-2021 occur monthly on a Friday morning and are by appointment only. Parent or other legal guardian must complete a request for screening and submit the required documents before an appointment is offered.
How do I request a screening for my child?
More information about the ECS program can be found on the district’s Early Childhood Special Education home page under Early Childhood Screening.
Connect with us via Social Media
We have new social media sites this year! Please feel free to follow us and like us!!
Or search for #EarlyEDSMSD to see what's happening district wide in PreK!