March 2016

Upcoming Events


29- 4 Dr. Seuss Week and Food Drive

3 - PTO meeting at 5 at ECEC

9- Early Release- Bus riders @11, car riders @12

14-18 Parent/Teacher Conferences Week

14-18 Student Art Action in Main Lobby

21-25 Spring Break No School

28- No School

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Can you appreciate fine art when you see it? Well, just wait until you see the amazing pieces of art each class has been working hard to create and sell in our PTO sponsored Art Show this month! Parents will have the opportunity to view and bid on artwork in the main lobby of the ECEC during the week of Parent Teacher Conferences. So when you come to visit with your child’s teacher during conferences, please stop by the main lobby to check out the talent and help support the PTO!

Our next PTO meeting will be on Thursday, March 3rd, at 5pm. However, if you cannot make the meetings, but still want to express your ideas/concerns, please feel free to contact our new PTO President, Kendra Edelen, at, so that we can add them to our next meeting’s agenda. Also, if you would like to receive our emails and/or monthly newsletter, please email Shannon McCarty Nixon, our PTO secretary at Thank you!

Preschool Registration for 2016-2017 school year

All children who currently attend preschool at the ECEC will be receiving information starting April 4th about enrollment for next school year. This will be sent home with your child in their folder. There are deadlines so read over ALL information carefully.


The Nightly Reading Record Sheet is an amazing way to make sure reading is a priority in your house. When your child returns any monthly reading calendar completely filled in, at any time, they will receive a fun book. If they complete 6 calendars in the school year, they will get to pick a book from our “library,” Ms. Kelly will read it to them, and then they get to take it home. The Record sheet can be found and printed here

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

–Emily Buchwald

From the Nurse...

Many of our ECEC students will be heading off to kindergarten this fall. Please review your child's immunization records. Missouri immunization requirements must be met before your student starts school in August. Appointment times fill up quickly, please call the health department or your family doctor to make yours today!

Parking Lot

Our parking lot has become quite dangerous because we have adults that are not paying attention. To ensure your safety, students safety and staff safety please follow these guidelines.

PLEASE stay off of cell phones and pay attention to the movement of the line

Keep children buckled until you are parked to unload them

Stay by your car until all traffic has stopped

Walk children to staff member holding their hand

Follow directions given by parking lot staff

Additionally, there is no smoking or tobacco use on school property.

Kindergarten Registration-March 8 & 9

Kindergarten Registration for the 16-17 school year is coming up SOON! Please contact the ECEC office if you did not get the paperwork needed to take with you to registration. Hours are 8am-7pm and it is located in the Powell Conference Room at 951 W College St. If your child is attending the Lincoln County R-III school district next year, you MUST register your child. You do not need to take your child with you. Any questions, please let us know.
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Early out & days off in MARCH-Please read over carefully

We have EARLY out on Wed, March 9. NO SCHOOL on March 21, 22, 23, 24,25, and 28.

Snow Day Information

Inclement weather is still a possibility even though we are in March. Every effort will be made to provide cancellation notices as early as possible. If Lincoln County R-III is closed then ECEC is closed. As soon as a decision is made, local radio and television stations are notified. School closings will be sent via the district's FREE mobile app, listed on the District website, sent via a parent notification system and posted on Facebook. You can also follow us on Twitter @Linc_R3.

Please know that it is always YOUR decision whether to bring your child to school. We understand that you will make the best judgement for your own situation.

School closed, early release and late start are all options that the District may use. In the event of school being closed no classes will be held that day. If early release is used then bus riders will leave at 11 and car riders at 12 and no afternoon session. In the event of a late start, all AM classes will be canceled and the PM class will be in session at 1pm, full day students arrive at 12pm. Lunch will be served as normal.

It is possible that ECEC will need to adjust these times due to the timing of the weather, you will be notified as soon as possible.

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PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)

Each month a PBIS sheet will come home with your child to help your family support the positive behavior that your child is learning and practicing at school. Hopefully PBIS will encourage your child have positive behavior at home as well. Please read over each item on the monthly PBIS sheet and when your child has completed those tasks he or she can return it to school to add a cutout to our PBIS wall. A copy of the form can be found at this link.

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We are collecting Labels for Education. Please click on the link below to see what labels we can take. There is a large variety of them. Please send in your child's backpack. Thanks so much.