EECV Family Newsletter
February 2023 - News and Information for our Families
Message from the Principal
Dear EECV Families,
January was a month filled with excitement and learning at EECV. We welcomed Jim "Basketball" Jones to our school. Mr. Jones is a motivational speaker, author of children's books, and skilled at basketball tricks. Our students heard his message of perseverance and positivity and above all to be a good friend. We also welcomed Outback Ray and his Amazing Animal Show. Our students got to get up close with many different exotic animals such as a hedgehog, chinchilla, tortoise, blue tongued skink, Burmese python, and more! Not only did our students get to see and touch these amazing creatures but they also learned about their habitats and how Outback Ray cares for them at home.
February will also be busy with our Family Night (2/1/23), Lorain County Metroparks Sensory Circle Presentations, and Spring Pictures. Also, please remember to work with our office on your plans for preschool/kindergarten for next year. Re-registration is required for preschool.
Thank you, as always, for your continued support.
Jackie Plantner, Principal
Myia Bruening, Secretary - email@example.com
Gissele Lugo, Secretary - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Packman, School Nurse - email@example.com
Midyear Parent Survey
EECV Parent Survey HERE
Returning Student Preschool Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year
Students planning to remain in Preschool at EECV must re-register for next school year. Spaces will fill up quickly so once you receive the information, please do not delay. Registration paperwork will be sent home with your child based on your response to the 2023-2024 School Year Intent Form. Please return forms as quickly as possible to secure your child's preschool spot. You may also receive a call from school secretary, Mrs. Bruening, if we have any questions about the program placement for your child. Feel free to call the office at any time to discuss your 23-24 school year plans for your preschooler.
If your student is transitioning from Preschool to Kindergarten you will receive information regarding this transition and any steps you may need to take.
Students transitioning from Preschool to Kindergarten DO NOT need to complete new kindergarten registration. If your child is enrolled in Preschool at EECV, they are an enrolled student and do not need to complete Kindergarten registration. If you have any questions on this please call the office and speak to Mrs. Bruening.
Registration for NEW students (not currently enrolled at EECV) will begin in March. We look forward to continuing to serve your child next school year!
Sometimes families also like to send in candy or a treat with the valentine. To be in line with our treat/celebration policy, these must be take home treats only. We encourage non-food items such as stickers, small containers of play-doh, temporary tattoos, crayons/coloring books, glow sticks, or small sealed bottles of bubbles. If you choose to send in a food item, only individually packaged food treats that can easily be sent home with students will be accepted. Food treats will not be eaten at school but will be sent home with classmates.
We are looking forward to a fun day of activities!
Reminder - Treat and Celebrations Policy
All treats and celebration items should be pre-approved by the classroom teacher. We encourage non-food items such as stickers, small containers of play-doh, temporary tattoos, crayons/coloring books, glow sticks, or small sealed bottles of bubbles. If you choose to send in a food item, only individually packaged food treats that can easily be sent home with students will be accepted. Food treats will not be eaten at school but will be sent home with classmates. Also please note, that no balloons and/or large decorations will be allowed in the building.
From the Desk of Nurse Packman
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Here are some tips for making dental health a part of your daily routine:
- Brush teeth at least twice daily with a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste
- Brush gently for 2 minutes in a circular motion, and don’t forget to brush your tongue too
- Floss every day! Children usually require help from an adult to floss until around 8 years of age when they can begin to floss on their own
- Limit the number of times snacks are eaten throughout the day-especially sticky foods, soda, and sweets
- Visit a dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup
- Change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months, or sooner if the bristles are splayed or worn, or after recovering from an illness
Good oral hygiene habits start early, and are essential to keep teeth and gums healthy. If you need assistance finding a dentist, please contact Nurse Packman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (440) 284-8099.
- Wednesday, February 1st - Evening Family Night
- Thursday, February 2nd - Storytime with Elyria Public Library
- Thursday, February 9th - Storytime with Elyria Public Library
- Monday, February 13th - Bookmobile for Classrooms
- Tuesday, February 14th - Lorain County Metroparks Sensory Circle Day #1
- Wednesday, February 15th - Lorain County Metroparks Sensory Circle Day #2
- Monday, February 20th - President's Day, No School for Preschool
- Tuesday, February 21st - EECV Suzin L Fundraiser Flyers sent home
- Wednesday, February 22nd - Spring Pictures Day #1, Schedule to come
- Thursday, February 23rd - Spring Pictures Day #2, Schedule to come
- Monday, February 27th - Bookmobile for Classrooms