Presentation ECC Weekly Update 10/6/2017
Our Lady of the Presentation
Early Childhood Center
ECC Families,

Good morning! Rain rain go away! It's kind of a bummer when we have to stay indoors. We are staying busy though with Spanish and the library lady who has come for a visit. Next week is our first field trip for the school year and our toddlers and twos will have a visit from the scarecrow on Monday. If anyone has not turned in your child's field trip permission slip the classroom teacher would have contacted you. We must have a signed slip for your child to participate. Don't forget the center will be closed tomorrow for the Diocesan wide Professional Development Day. Make sure to check out the picture table display and grab information about viewing your child's pictures online. Have a great weekend and hopefully we will stay dry.

Many Blessings, 

Catherine M. Koob
Director 
Center Closed this Friday
Presentation ECC will be closed Friday, October 6 for the diocesan wide Professional Development Day for staff.
Fall Pictures are Available!
Your proofs are ready to be viewed online! There are lots of new changes and addition this year. There is a brand new ordering system this year that I am sure you will enjoy much more than years past. Also new this year, a 10x20 wall portrait storyboard has been added. There is just one design for both the 5x10 and 10x20 sizes and both will be on display early this week. Be sure to check it out on the display table near the front desk. Also this year, a 10x10 square wall portait has been added. I love this size for a wall gallery or as sleek, modern look in a set of two, three or four. The one thing that has not changed is the flexiblity to earn a discount on small prints without having to choose just one image, size or color treatment. The images can be viewed & ordered at sandybraun.com. Click “Clients” and then the OLP ECC link. Enter your email with the case sensitive password, “ECC2017” when prompted. Click on your child’s classroom image to view their digital proofs. Be sure to choose desired color treatment when viewing images. If you have any questions, please call, text or email me directly.   816.916.4636   sandy@sandybraun.com I hope you enjoy the images. -Sandy


Pumpkin Fun for the Little Ones!
We don't want to leave out our littlest students when it comes to the pumpkin patch! Since they are not able to go to Faulkner's Farm we bring the pumpkin patch to them. On Monday, 10/9 the scarecrow from Faulkner's Farm will be here to read a story to each group and then they will head outside (weather permitting) in the side yard to pick a pumpkin to take home. Parents are welcome to come and join in the fun. If your child normally does not attend on Monday you are more than welcome to bring them in for the event but if you can't we will make sure to save a pumpkin and they can pick it from the patch with their teacher the next day they attend. Below you will find information with times and groups.

Fall Field Trip to Faulkner's Farm
Field trip permission slips went home and are due back into school by 10/3. We will take all of our preschool and pre-k classrooms to the pumpkin farm. This annual field trip is always alot of fun for the students and families are welcome to join us. Below you will find information about which classes are going on each day. We take bus transportation to the farm and we ask family members to drive separately. If you would prefer your child does not ride the bus just let their teacher know in advance.

Protecting God's Children Training Second Chance Saturday 10/14.
If you plan on being a room parent, co-room parent or want to volunteer on a regular basis family members must attend a Protecting God's Children Class. Below you will find links to the PGC information sheet and our volunteer information sheet. This information is also available on the volunteer section of our website.

Halloween Parties
Halloween parties will take place on Monday, October 30th for our M/W/F classes and all other classes will have their parties on Tuesday, October 31st. Family members who have signed up to be room parents or party helpers etc. should touch base with their child's teacher before finalizing any party plans. Below is a link to our classroom party guidelines. All parties are held from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. If your plans include lunch your child's teacher must know so we can make adjustments for the lunch service.

Thanksgiving Feast Save the Date
Below you will find a link to a save the date flyer for our upcoming Thanksgiving Feast days. This is one of our favorite family events we look forward to hosting every year! More information will come out in October but we want to make sure you know early what day your child's class will is scheduled so you can make plans to attend.

Teaching Strategies App
Our teachers here at Presentation ECC use an assessment and lesson planning support system called Teaching Strategies. We want to invite our families to start to learn about the new platform Teaching Strategies has moved to by getting to know the new app. More functionality will continue to be added as the year progresses. All family members should already be added to each child's student profile. We were having some slow response times for the website so if you are unable to access your account please let your child's teacher know so they can check to make sure you were added. Below you will find links to help you get started. Please be aware you will not be able to set up your account if your child's teacher has not added you to the child profile.

Remind Updates
Please make sure you have signed up for our Remind updates. This application will be used anytime we need to send out a quick update or reminders to our families. Information about how to sign up is included in the link below.

Families we need you to Like us on Facebook!
Did you know when you like something we post it is more likely our posts will show up in your newsfeed! We want to get the word out about our preschool!
We are going to do more Tweeting! Make sure you are following us on Twitter! 
Upcoming School Events
Upcoming Parish Events
TOWN HALL MEETING TONIGHT 10/5!
Catherine M. Koob | Our Lady of the Presentation Early Childhood Center | 816.251.1140 | 816.251.1132 | ckoob@olpls.org | www.olplsecc.com