Footsteps Newsletter
vol 5                                                                                                          Issue  15
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November 25th & November 26th will be Parent/Teacher conference days.  Sign up sheets are outside of each classroom.  If you are unable to make either day, speak with the teacher to set up a time outside of those days. 

Tips for a smooth conference

Christmas Programs will be in the Church at 1:30 on the following days:

Wednesday 12/11- Mrs. Ashley/Danielle & Ms. Mary/Mrs. Amy

Thursday 12/12 - Ms. Lexie/Ms Caitlyn & Mrs. L/Mrs.A

Friday 12/13 - Ms. Jeanette/Ms. Miranda & Mrs. Lori/Mrs.Alex 
                       & Ms. Erin/Ms. Michaela

More on Report Cards and The Early Learning Assessment

Our entire full time faculty has attended a minimum of 12.5 hours of professional development for administering the Early Learning Assessment (ELA).  The ELA has multiple purposes, including:             - Monitoring the growth and development of preschool-age children 
-Providing teachers with the information to individualize learning  
    •                                       -Reporting data for the Federal Requirements, including IDEA required                                          Early Childhood Outcomes
    • The assessment measures a child's skills, knowledge and behaviors in seven domains of school readiness: Social Foundations, Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Well-Being and Motor Development and Fine Arts.  It is directly aligned with Ohio's Early Learning Standards which lead into the Standards set up for K-12.   Our report cards are based off of these standards and also the ELA.  It is important to note that the ELA looks at development from birth through the end of Kindergarten.  Through observations, teachers are able to determine where each child falls on this developmental continuum.
    • Assessments and report cards are not a way of ranking children in the class.  They are simply a way of determining where each child is at in developing necessary skills for kindergarten.  Once a child's developmental level is determined, goals are set and teachers are able to assist your child in developing needed skills.    During conferences, with your help, individual goals will be determined for your child.  These goals will be part of what is developed through the winter.

Reminder- With absences due to sickness, personal convenience, weather and planned days off, there are no make up days or credits offered to the account.  

Food drive box is in the main lobby!  Please consider   donating non-perishable items!

11/25 & 11/26 Conferences
12/11, 12/12 & 12/13 Christmas Programs in Church

School Cancellations and Delays & Notifications

  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.

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