Cardenas ECC Family Newsletter

First Day of School (August 9, 2021) Information

Arrival Time 7:30 - 8:00
  • Exterior doors will be opened at 7:30, so families can begin to sign-in their child to the classrooms.
  • Breakfast is served from 7:30 - 8:00.
  • Students are marked tardy starting at 8:01 am.
Dismissal Time 3:10 -3:30
  • Exterior doors will be opened at 3:10, so families can begin to sign-out their child.
  • Individuals picking up students must be on the authorization pick up form, be 18 years or older and have a valid state ID.
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School Uniforms

Tops: White or school color (orange) shirt

Bottoms: Khaki or dark blue pants, shorts, skirts or jeans

Monday: Students may wear a college spirit shirt.

Wednesday: SCHOOL COLOR DAY - Students wear designated colored clothing.

Friday: Students may wear a school spirit shirt.

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Dear Families,

On behalf of the staff at Jose Cardenas Early Childhood School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential.

We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  • Attends school daily
  • Arrives on time
  • Is ready for the day’s learning experience
  • Is read to daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

Tina Garcia


ENROLLING NOW 3 and 4 Year Old Pre-K School Program   (Download information below)

ENROLLING NOW 3 and 4 Year Old Pre-K School Program (Download information below)

Our Campus Mission and Vision Statements

Mission Statement: To provide an engaging learning experience that sets the foundation of success for our children and families.

Vision: Every child and family kinder ready!

Academic Offerings

  • Full-Day Instructional Program
  • Dual Language - One Way
  • Social & Emotional Learning
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Outdoor Learning Experiences
  • High-quality, Age-Appropriate Curriculum
  • Engaging and Enriching Field Trips
  • Degreed, Certified Teachers in Every Classroom

Family Programs & Services

  • Creative Cub Club
  • Student Medical & Dental Screenings
  • Family Case Management Services
  • Parent Connection Committee
  • Families and School Together (FAST)
  • Nutrition & Specialized Training Opportunities
  • Family Engagement Initiatives

School Hours 7:45-3:10

What items do I need to send to school with my child?

Head Start provides:
  • All school supplies for students.
  • Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. (No outside food items will allowed in the school.)

We ask parents to provide:

  • Towel or small blanket for rest time
  • Extra change of clothing in case your child needs to be changed during the day.
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Latest News

Direct parents to take a look at all building and district updates on your school website.

Meet the Teacher at Student's Home

Friday, Aug. 6th, 1pm

Family's Home

Teachers and educational aides will be visiting homes to introduce themselves and answer any questions you may have regarding the school year.

How to reach us:

Jose Cardenas Early Childhood Center

​3300 Ruiz ​Street

San Antonio, Tx 78228