Presentation ECC Weekly Update 02/09/2018
Our Lady of the Presentation
Early Childhood Center
ECC Families,

All I can say is Brrrrrr! We are hoping for some warmer weather as we head into Lent this week. Monday and Tuesday we will celebrate Valentine's Day with our classroom parties then on Wednesday we will begin our Lenten journey as Fr. Tom and Fr. Olvin come to the preschool to distribute Ashes to our staff and students. It's hard to believe we are already half way through February, I feel like many of us just returned from Christmas. Please don't forget to sign up for a teacher conference. This is a great opportunity for you to sit down and discuss your student and their progress as well as any expectations going forward. Also it is very important all families of every current student follow instructions below for registering their student for next year and letting us know about any siblings. We will do summer session enrollment beginning March 15. If you have questions about registration please give us a call or email me directly. Have a great rest of the weekend.

God Bless,

Catherine M. Koob
Director 
Current Student Enrollment
2018-2019
Below you will find a link to the web page of our website which has the enrollment form to fill out for 2018-2019. You will need to give information on each student separately and add information if you will have a new student starting for the 2018-2019 year. Please remember when filling out the enrollment form we have two different programs. Our full-time program is M-F year round and our part-time program is 2 or 3 days a week and students are school year only. If you have questions about program choice, schedules or fees please call the office or email me at ckoob@olpls.org. You may also find the enrollment page at our website. It will be under 2018-2019 Student Registration in the Current Families section. The password is register18-19. We have also included information about program choices and fees.

Valentine Parties February 12th & 13th
This is a reminder to families we had to change the date of some of our Valentine parties due to February 14th being Ash Wednesday. Our parties will be on Monday, February 12th for our part-time classrooms; Ms. Carlene, Ms. Kim C. and Ms. Margaret. All the rest of our classes will have their classroom parties on Tuesday, February 13th. If you signed up to be a room parent for this party please contact your child's teacher with your plans. Below you will find the classroom party guidelines.

Ash Wednesday February 14th
Pre-K students will not be attending Mass on Ash Wednesday due to the increase in attendance from parishioners and school families. Fr. Tom and Fr. Olvin will come to the preschool after church to distribute Ashes to the children and our staff. If you do not want your child to receive Ashes please let their teacher know.
Lenten Resources
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. All of our teachers have been given resources to help students understand why we talk about Lent and what it is all about. We will concentrate on three main objectives in Lent. Fasting, Prayer and Giving. We will talk about these in way little guys can understand. Fasting - sacrifice, Prayer - growing closer to God and Giving- following Jesus example to help others. All students will have a Lenten calendar sent home so families can discuss and follow along. We will also have items on our Lenten resources table up front for families to take.

Sign Up for Conferences 2/19
Parent/Teacher conferences are right around the corner and we are looking forward to touching base with our families. Conferences are a chance for you to sit down with your child's teacher and let them know how your families experience has been so far and address any concerns you may have. To the right you will find a link for each age group with a sign up tab for each teacher. If you have siblings in different age groups you do not have to go into each link separately. Once in the first child's age group link you can choose the show more signups button and navigate to your other child's age group. Each teacher will have their own tab along the top of the sign up for their age group. Please make sure you are on the correct tab for your child before you sign up for a time. Also we will have staff here in our indoor play area to watch children during your conference time if needed. Please do not bring sick children in we will be happy to reschedule your conference for another time. If you absolutely are unable to make it on 2/19 and you want to conference with your child's teacher we will be happy to schedule another time which will work for both you and the teacher. Our Assistant Director, Teresa Button will be available if you have tuition questions and I will also be available if you have any questions or concerns.

Closed for Conferences 2/19
Our center will be closed on President's Day, Monday, February 19 for Parent/Teacher Conferences. On this day our center will be closed for normal business but we will be open from 8am-5pm to allow families who sign up for conferences to meet with their child's teacher.
Kindergarten Information Night
Presentation School will be having a Kindergarten Information Night on Tuesday, February 20 from 4-5:30 PM or 6-7:30 PM. Please RSVP to Mary Kay at mkay@olpls.org if you would like to learn more.

Spring Picture Time!
Lil' Angels will be here the week of March 5th to take spring pictures. Our hope is the pictures will be available for purchase before Easter. More information from Lil' Angels will be available soon. Below you will find the schedule for when each class will take their pictures. Remember if you want sibling pictures or your child to have their picture taken on a day different then when they are scheduled you will need to let your child's teacher know in advance. This is a service we provide to our families and purchase of pictures is always optional.

Open House 2018
Our Open House to kick off open enrollment for new families will be held on Thursday, March 8 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM. If you know a family who is looking for a preschool make sure to tell them to give us a call. We are sending out postcard reminders and families may RSVP online at our website. This evening is the first opportunity for new families to enroll and the one time enrollment fee is $80 and $60 for each additional child.
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
AUCTION BUZZ: Get ready to go back to the 80's, kickin' it old school, fast times at St. Michael the Archangel High School! Grab your leg warmers, glow sticks, banana clips and stone washed jeans! Most importantly, grab your auction gift while there are some amazing sales going on NOW! Invite your homeys to join the OLP Annual Auction Facebook page in order to stay up to date on the 411. You don't want to miss this wicked awesome event! 
COME JOIN US AT CULVERS FOR PRESENTATION NIGHT ON
2/13 FROM 5PM-8PM
Upcoming Parish Events
Catherine M. Koob | Our Lady of the Presentation Early Childhood Center | 816.251.1140 | 816.251.1132 | ckoob@olpls.org | www.olplsecc.com