Footsteps Newsletter
vol 5                                                                                                          Issue  14
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The Ohio ELA (Early Learning Assessment) is used by our teachers to help determine how each child is developing.  This assessment is not a test but rather a method of observing and documenting your child's learning and development.  Our teachers have been specially trained to take these observations and enter them appropriately by developmental level into the Teaching Strategies Gold (TSG) system.  Together the ELA & TSG help us to know more about your child's development.  It will help teachers determine when a child needs more support in an area and when a child has mastered a skill.  The ELA is completed twice a year.  It is quite extensive so we have created a report card which will tell you how your child is progressing.  These report cards will come home in the yellow folders just prior to conferences.  Please look them over.  Conferences will be a great time to discuss these results.  If you would like to know about the ELA, please click the link below.


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

You are so very important!  Children begin school and sometimes parents and caregivers feel that the teachers have a leading role in the development of the child.  Families are so critical to development and success in school!  It is not the material things a child receives but the sense of belonging, comfort, security and joy that is provided by family that sets a child up for success in school.  Simply engaging with your child on a daily basis will help to create a student who is ready to learn in the classroom.  Please enjoy these articles that support the importance of family!

Six Words You Should Say Today                           Why Parent Involvement is Important
                                                          Create Memories
Food drive box is in the main lobby!  Please consider   donating non-perishable items!

Please consider collecting Boxtops to help our school!

Please consider adding us on your Kroger Rewards community account!  It's easy!

Community Rewards

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