Presentation ECC Weekly Newsletter
9/07/18
Our Lady of the Presentation
Early Childhood Center
ECC Families,

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. It's been a bit gloomy but I suppose we have gotten some much needed rain. I apologize for not getting a weekly update out last week. I had some technical difficulties sending it from my hotel in San Diego. We were dropping off my youngest daughter at the University of San Diego for college! They grow up so fast! This week we will begin the Preschool and Pre-K Spanish classes on Monday and Thursday you will be able to find the schedule on our website and in the update below. Pre-K will also walk over to church for their first attendance at weekly Mass. Please make sure you have your Pre-K student to school no later than 8:00am on Wednesday. Coming up the week of the 17th will be our fall pictures taken by Sandy Braun of Sandy Braun Photography. She has been taking our fall pictures for several years now and they always turn out so cute. Parents you should be receiving an invite this week from your child's teacher to set up a teaching strategies account to view lesson plans and assessments. This invite is going to be a automated email from teaching strategies so if you don't receive anything please email your child's teacher and check your spam as well. Things are going great with the hiring of our afternoon staff we are almost completely staffed and I will send out an update with introductions when we have hired our last person. As most of you know one of our teachers, Ms. Ashley, has an almost two year old daughter who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. The tumor was cancerous and she has been undergoing chemo treatments since August after having the tumor removed. Ashley has been working on and off as much as possible. Unfortunately these next rounds of chemo, Stella is going to have to undergo are extremely rough and she will be in the hospital for three weeks at a time for each month of October, November and December. Ashley and her family are praying this will be the last chemo treatments Stella will ever need! Please keep Ashley, Stella and their family in your prayers over the next few months. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we will see you on Monday ready for another great week!

God Bless,

Catherine M. Koob
Director 
Shining Stars and Happy Feet Begin this Week, Tues. & Thurs.
If you signed your child up for Happy Feet Soccer or Shining Stars Drama both of these programs will begin their after school classes this week. We have a schedule for Shining Stars classes on Tuesday but we are still waiting on the schedule for Happy Feet for Thursday. These are parent paid programs and the classes are always in the afternoons after 3:00 PM. The Shining Stars schedule is listed below and I will post the Happy Feet schedule as soon as we receive it.

SHINING STARS
September 11 – Tuesday
3:00-3:30
Emerson S.
Willa W.
Margaret K.
Brooklyn A.
Alex B.
Harlow B.
Lindy C.
Luke M.
Millie C.

3:35-4:05
Brooklyn R.
Sparrow T.
Ben S.
Alex W.
Izzy T.
Ava B.
Zoe C.
Johnny G.
Maggie E.


TLP Spanish and Stretch-N-Grow
Our Stretch-N-Grow classes for toddlers and two's started this past Friday and our Spanish classes for Preschool and Pre-K will begin the week of 9/10. Both of these activities are partially covered through your child's activity fee. The schedule for classes are listed below and will also be available on our website.





Pre-K is going to Mass this Week
Our Pre-K classes will attend weekly Mass for the first time this week on Wednesday. They went over to the church last week to get familiar with where they would be sitting and how to walk into church and sit quietly. Please make sure to have your child to school no later than 8:00 AM on Wednesday if you are in one of the classes listed below. If you are unable to arrive by 8:00 AM you will need to bring your student in after 9:00 AM. The schedule for when we attend Mass can be found below and on our website. This is an important part of our program so we encourage all Pre-K students to attend.

Classes Attending Weekly Mass
Ms. Eileen & Ms. Abby - Room 11/12
Ms. Caitlin - Room 13
Ms. Kay - Room 14
Ms. Margaret M/W/F - Room 15
Ms. Kim M/W/F - Room 16
Ms. Carmen - Room 17

Fall Pictures with Sandy Braun
Our Fall pictures will be taken the week of 9/17. Sandy Braun of Sandy Braun Photography will be here Monday through Friday. We will do individual pictures and class pictures. If your child is not in attendance on the day your class is scheduled we will make sure they have their picture taken on another day. Please communicate with your child's teacher if your child will not be here and need to have other arrangements made. Also if you would like to have sibling pictures taken please let the teachers know and they will coordinate this with you. This is a service we provide and no family is required to purchase pictures.

Afternoon Staff Information
We are working hard to complete our staffing team for the afternoon. We still have one opening and as soon as this position is filled we will finalize assignments and send out introductions in the weekly update.
My Procare
We use a center software management system called Procare. There is an option within the Procare system which allows families to make updates to their contact information, see their tuition account activity and make a payment with their credit card. In order to register you must use the same email address you have on file with us. Below is a link with instructions.

New Remind Group for 2018-2019
In an effort to keep our communications as up to date as possible we will have a new remind group for the 2018-2019 year. I will keep both groups up until after the first week of school then I will delete the current remind group and only the @eccfam1819 group will remain. Remind is the text app we use to keep all of our families up to date on important information. Below you will find a link to the new remind group for this year.

Credit Card Payment Update
Please be aware beginning August 1st a 2% surcharge will be assessed every time a credit card is used to pay fees or tuition. A letter and email was sent out to families alerting them of this change. We still offer ACH electronic payment from your bank account with no additional charge as well as paying by check or cash. If you would like to change your form of payment please contact Teresa Button at tbutton@olpls.org.

*Teresa is on vacation 7/30-8/3 so monthly payments will not be run until 8/6 if you need to make a change prior to this to avoid the new fee you may send Teresa an email or email ckoob@olpls.org. Weekly payments for 7/30 were not charged the new fee.

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 news feed! 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

OLP's 30th Annual Golf Tournament - Friday, September 21 at Shamrock Hills - Join us for a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. Click here to register, or pick up a registration form from the school front desk. 

Upcoming Parish Events