February 24, 2020

The Preschool Press

A Note From the Director

This week we celebrate Mardi Gras with a parade on Tuesday at 8:30 am in the ECDC gym. See below for more information. Wednesday your children will attend a short service in the chapel with our Deacons and receive ashes. This service is for students only. If you would like to attend Mass, there is a 10 am all-school Mass. Be sure to discuss Lent with your children at home!


It is time for our periodic reminder about what to send to school. Please remember that children are allowed to bring ONE SMALL blanket and ONE SMALL snuggle for resting. Our space is limited so we appreciate everyone abiding by this request. Toys should be left at home as they cause distractions for the children and can be lost or broken. See the handbook excerpt below...


TOYS

Toys from home are not allowed because they may get lost or broken and the child often does not want to share them with the other children. If your child has a special item that would be interesting to share with the rest of the class, check with your child’s teachers to determine if it would be appropriate.


REST TIME

Cots and rest mats are provided by the school. Please bring a small blanket for rest time, as our air conditioning can be chilly. If a child forgets their blanket, we will provide one for the day. In addition to a blanket, children may bring ONE snuggle (e.g. stuffed animal, silky, etc.) for rest time. DO NOT send pillows, sleeping bags, large stuffed animals, pillow pets, etc.


SUPPLIES FOR SCHOOL

When enrolling in ECDC, PK3 and PK4 students receive a small canvas tote bag. This bag shall be used each day to transport blankets, snuggles, water bottles, etc. All items brought to school MUST FIT INSIDE THE PROVIDED TOTE BAG. Replacement bags may be purchased in the school office.


TK students may bring a backpack to school each day. Please make sure all items brought to school fit inside the backpack.


Each day children should bring the following:


  • Provided tote bag (PK3 and PK4) or Backpack (TK)

  • change of clothes

  • water bottle

  • lunch

  • blanket/snuggle

Week at a Glance

Monday, February 24th



Tuesday, February 25th

Happy Mardi Gras!

Parade in the gym at 8:30am


Wednesday, February 26th

Ash Wednesday


Thursday, February 27th



Friday, February 28th

Mardi Gras Parade-February 25th at 8:30am

Mardi Gras is just around the corner! I invite all of you to celebrate with us on Fat Tuesday, February 25th, at 8:30am. If you have a wagon/stroller/cart/bicycle/etc., decorate it as a float and bring it to school. Children may wear costumes, crowns, masks, etc. We will parade around the gym and throw beads to our spectators. Afterward we will enjoy king cake in the classrooms. Remember the three colors of Mardi Gras: purple stands for justice, green for faith, and gold for power. Since we will only parade on Tuesday, our Mon/Wed/Fri friends are welcome to join us for the festivities!

Spanish and Art Show Set Up

Mrs. Bergner could use more volunteers to help with set up of the Spanish and Art Show on the evening of April 1st and during the day of April 2nd. If you are interested please click on the link below to sign up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4BAEAF2EA3F94-artshow

Spanish and Art Show-April 2nd at 6:30pm

Save the date for our 2nd annual Spanish and Art Show, April 2nd at 6:30pm! This is a fun night for the whole family. Bring all the kids and join us for a Spanish presentation and then enjoy viewing selections of your child's artwork from the year displayed around the school (Mrs. Bergner has even done projects with children who do not attend school on Mondays, so ALL the children have artwork to display).There will also be opportunities to participate in your very own art masterpieces!

K-8 Financial Aid

Financial aid is open for grades K-8 and it is important that you apply early. The application deadline is April 21, 2020. No requests for financial assistance will be accepted after this date. You may access the application by logging into Parents Web, click on “Financial” located in the red text box on the left side of the webpage; then click on “Apply for Grant & Aid” located in the white text box located on the right side of the webpage, then login to your FACTS account to access the “Grant and Aid” portal. Reminder, a $35 fee is charged by FACTS on all submitted applications.


If you have any additional questions regarding the financial aid process, please reach out to Stephanie Jimison in the Christ the King business office at sjimison@christthekingcatholic.church or (918)584-4788 ext. 211.

Summer Play Days Coming Soon!

You won't want to miss Summer Play Days this summer at ECDC! Amazing art, special visitors, water play, yummy snacks, and messy play are all sure to make your child's summer fun and engaging. Registration opens March 2nd. Look for it on social media.


In order to accommodate VBS and Totus Tuus the week of June 22nd, we are holding two summer sessions:

Session 1: June 1-June 19th

Session 2: June 29th-July 17th


Have a friend or relative who attends a different school? No worries! They are welcome to register for Play Days too. Share the registration link when it goes live on March 2nd.

Upcoming Events

FEBRUARY

25 Mardi Gras Parade

26 Ash Wednesday Service

MARCH

2 Summer Registration opens

2 Lenten Project Collections begin

3 Parent Project

14-22 Spring Break

26-27 Catholic Charities Donations

30-31 Spring Pictures

APRIL

2 Spanish and Art Show

2 Book Fair opens

7 Parent Project

10 Good Friday-No School

13 Easter Monday-No School

MAY

5 Parent Project

4-5 ECDC May Crowning

8 Field Day

13 Lunch at the Rectory with Father Elkin

19 8th Grade Graduation

21 Last Day of School-Noon Dismissal