Footsteps Newsletter
vol 4                                                                                                            Issue  21
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Kindergarten Information Night

2/7/19  7 PM- 8 PM

Gymnasium in the St. Catherine Siena Center

Come meet and listen to Mr. Sattler and Dr. Bloomquist, principals from Most Blessed Sacrament and Regina Coeli Schools.  They will discuss Kindergarten screening, Ed Choice and other scholarships, curriculum, registration and much more.
Due to the recent publication of underperforming Ohio public schools, many of our current families may be able to choose a private school for their child to attend Kindergarten rather than their assigned public school.  EdChoice has two programs that offer funds that can cover the cost of tuition at a Catholic School.  The first is traditional EdChoice which funds those who live in underperforming school districts like Larchmont, Whittier, DeVeaux, Old Orchard, Ottawa River, Riverside (total list link below).  The second is the EdChoice expansion which funds families who have limited income (similar to the Early Childhood Grants we have).  The first step is to register at a participating Catholic School and they will guide you  through the process. Come to the Kindergarten information night if you are interested in Blessed Sacrament and Regina Coeli K-8 schools. This topic will be discussed.  

The first application period begins February 1 and ends April 30, 2019

President's Day- NO SCHOOL

There will be no school on 2/18/19.  Please enroll in optional care for that day if care is needed.  Enrollment will close 2/13/19.  Care will be held that day if a minimum of 5 students enroll.

Whether its transitioning from one activity to another or a change in routine, young children often have trouble with change.  Our teachers use many techniques to help young ones handle these changes smoothly.  Please take a look at some of these tips and see if they would assist your family!
PK Mass Attendance

Our PK students have attended their first Mass!  Please join us for twice monthly all-PK Mass  2/12, 3/1, 3/12, 3/29, 4/12, 4/30, 5/17, 5/28


Golden Apple Award

In light of the valuable contribution made by Catholic school teachers to the Church, and society in general, the Diocese of Toledo is able to demonstrate its appreciation through the Golden Apple Award program.  If you are impressed by your child's teacher, please take the time to nominate her to the Golden Apple Award Committee.  Last year, our very own Mrs. L was nominated and it was such an honor!  The Golden Apple Award recognizes dedication to service, professionalism and leadership!  Please think about our 7 lead teachers and feel free to nominate one!  Nominations are due to the office by February 1st.

2019-2020 School Year Open House

Tell your friends, relatives and neighbors that our first Open House will be on 2/24/19 from 11:30 AM -1 PM.  Families will be able to tour, meet faculty and *register for next school year.  There will be 2 $50 discounts off of the registration fee raffled off to those who sign in at the Open House.  

*Current returning students & siblings will have an opportunity to register earlier in February prior to registration opens to the public.
Do you like your school? Please take the time to nominate us in Toledo Parent Magazine for the Family Favorites Issue. The top 6 nominations move into the voting round. Go to the "Watch Me Soar" category and nominate St. Catherine of Siena Early Childhood Education Center under Preschool!    Thanks!!
                                                  Nominate us! 
Child Care Tax Statement

If you are a family new to our school in 2018, you can obtain a tax statement by logging into your Procare Account and printing a standard statement for the time period you need.  If you are a returning family, please let the office know that you need a tax statement.  Don't have a Procare Account yet?  Let the office know and we will send you a link or search your old emails for one that is titled "Introducing MyProcare".

Spring Pictures are scheduled for 3/25 and 3/26
School Cancellations and Delays
1. Look for "Washington Local" delays or closings on the news or via news station alerts.  
2. Sign up for Remind to have alerts sent to you via text or email about delays/closings,  event reminders like picture day, field trips, special activities etc.
                                                 3.. Check FB for updates

* Remind will also be used to notify you if there is an emergency or concern that you need to be made aware of immediately.
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Upcoming Events
February 10th 12-2PM                      Blessed Sacrament Open House 
February 18                                       No School

We are blessed to be a part of the development of your child!  Please contact us if you have any concerns, questions or comments.


Chris Kummer
St. Catherine of Siena Early Childhood Education Center

"Prepare your child for the path not the path for your child."  ~ Unknown

 St. Catherine of Siena 
Early Childhood Education Center 
 1155 Corbin Rd
Toledo, Ohio 43612