The Early Childhood Center

February 2020

Upcoming Events:

Monday, February 10 No Preschool

Tuesday, February 11 PAT Story Book Cooks

Thursday, January 13 PAT Playgroup @ 9:15

Friday, February 14 Valentine's Day Parties @ 3:00

Monday, February 17 School in Session - Snow make-up day

Tuesday, February 18 Major Saver Limo ride

Thursday, February 20 PAT Playgroup @9:15

Friday, February 21 Breakfast Buddies @ 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, February 27 PAT Playgroup @ 9:15

Friday, February 28 Preschool Preview Day

Friday, February 28 No regularly scheduled preschool classes

Wednesday, March 4 Monthly Assembly @ 3:00 p.m.

Things to Remember:

  • Bring Photo Identification when visiting the building or signing a student out.
  • Car riders can be dropped off starting at 8:30 a.m.
  • Parents must arrive before 8:50 to visit classrooms without special arrangements made with the teacher.
  • Call the office by 3:00 with transportation changes.
  • Do not send medicine to school with students.
  • Students must wear tennis shoes to play on the wood chipped area of the playground.
  • Please send students with appropriate clothing for outdoor play when the weather is cold.
  • Please remember to post student names in windows when picking up car riders at the end of the day.
  • Please pull around to assist with seat buckling if your child is unable to do this on their own.
  • Siblings may not attend field trips and classroom parties.
  • Breakfast is served from 8:30-8:50 a.m.
  • Preschool donations can be paid in the office.


  • All preschool students will enter the building through the north doors (those closest to the preschool classrooms). If students arrive after school begins or must leave before dismissal, you will enter the building with your photo identification at the main doors.
  • 2nd semester donations can be paid in the office. ($25 per semester)
  • Parents as Teachers hosts a playgroup every Thursday morning from 9:15-10:00 a.m. in the ECC cafeteria.
  • There will be no regular education preschool classes on February 10th or February 28th.

Monthly Awards

Kindergarten students are recognized each month during a school assembly. Our latest assembly was held on Friday, January 31st at 3:00 p.m. The next assembly will be Wednesday, March 4th at 3:00 p.m.

Parents will be notified if their child is receiving an award each month. Awards are given for being a Terrific Citizen, Math, P.E., Art, Music, and Perfect Attendance. Please remember to bring photo identification when attending school functions held during regular school hours.

Terrific Citizens for the month of were: Emma Rorvig, Raelin Neal, Emalynn Woolery, Brooklyn Gutjahr, Greyson Sims, Caleb Ritter, Archer Barnes and Emily Smading.

Mathematicians for the month were: Annelise Resch, Phoenix Lukecart, Adelynn Garrison, Kash Deshazer, Tytin Shouse, Kaelyn Holt, Kiaan Bhakta and Lana Stephens.

Artists of the month were: Wyatt Delp, Will Miller, Matthew Forbes, Shiloh Roby, Savanna Carver, Jordan Baldwin, Leilani Madrid and Allison Hall.

Musicians of the month were: Reagan Middleton, Marlee Courtney, Skyler Harris, Maylynn Case, Ava Tye, Taylor Callaway, Bo Jones and Lyra Domnick.

P.E. award winners were: Finn Thurman, Alex Bednar, Kaleb Stegner, Callen Carver, Brier Warner, Alexis Saldana, Olivia Coble and Jayse Smith.


Daily school attendance is important because students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It is difficult for the teacher and the class to build their skills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent. Data from a California study found that children who were chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade were far less likely to read proficiently at the end of 3rd grade.

We recognize perfect attendance on a quarterly basis and hope to be able to recognize as many students as possible. Please have students to school on time so that they can get their day off to a good start. Try to make appointments for as late in the day as possible. Call and let the office know if your child is ill and will not be able to attend.

Students receiving perfect attendance for 2nd quarter were: Madelyn Anderson, Aaliyah Barker, Charleigh Bollinger, Caleb Byrd, Marlee Courtney, Kash Deshazer, Ashley Erickson, Lincoln Fleshman, Eleanor Gibson, Brantley Grah, Brooklyn Gutjahr, Skyler Harris, Kaelyn Holt, Austin Huston, Georgie Kauffman, Veronica Mead, Alexis Saldana, Colton Sanders, Aris Shreve, Taylor Ward and Cameron Wollberg.

Big picture