Footsteps Newsletter
vol 4                                                                                                            Issue  5
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Bedtime routines

We have almost finished an entire month of school!  Have you noticed an improvement in your child's initial fatigue associated with starting school?  If not, consider establishing or improving bedtime routines.  Children thrive on consistent routines that are predictable and beneficial.  Try some of these ideas and let us know if you see improvement!  Have any suggestions for what works for your family?  Feel free to send a note to the office.

Early Learning Assessments

Our school follows the Ohio Department of Education and Step up to Quality recommendations of conducting Early Learning Assessments (ELA).  These assessments are conducted throughout the entire year and help us document the development of each child.  The ELA is not a test and your child will not "pass' or "fail".  Instead, the ELA  measures your child's knowledge, skills and behaviors in seven areas: Social Foundations, Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Well-being and Motor Development, and Fine Arts.  The faculty will be gathering information in these areas and sharing that information with you at conferences and through the report card.  
Please contact the office if you are interested in setting up a Procare account.  This account will allow you to view and print invoices, make payments, update contact information and print tax documents.

This system works with Tuition Express for automatically deducted payments for those who wish to use this service.

Picture Day

Please note the change in picture day.  Pictures will be on Oct. 29th & 30th.  Picture day is assigned by classroom**.

Oct. 29- Ms. Jeanette, Ms. Lexie*, Mrs. L*, Ms. Erin*
Oct  30- Ms. Mary*, Ms. Ashley*, Ms. Lori*

*If your child is in one of these classes and attends only on the opposite picture day, he/she will be photographed on the day of attendance.
**If your child does not attend either picture day, please contact the office for details.

Congrats to Emilio and Sophia on the birth of your baby sister Aaliyah!
Enrollment Paperwork

All students must have a complete file within 30 days from the first day of school.  Items in BOLD below must be completed on the first day of school.

1. current physical (valid for 12 months) 
2. immunization records
3. registration paper (please fill out ALL portions of the dentist, physician and    
    emergency contact information including  addresses  and phone numbers )
4. baptismal or birth certificate
5. any custody paperwork that we need to  be made aware of
6. Dentist form -Does not need to be signed by a dentist
7. Publicity Form
8. An emergency care plan for any children diagnosed with severe asthma, food or insect  
    allergies requiring an EPI-pen, medical concerns requiring medications to be administered     at  school or other health related concerns that would require our faculty to have a plan in         place  in the event of an emergency.  Please ask your doctor for a form or call the school         office. Please attach a picture of your child to the form.

Welcome new students to the school- Mayson and Aaliyah!!

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Upcoming Events

September 26th               Teacher in-service  No School
Picture Day                      Oct 29th & Oct 30th

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