Footsteps Newsletter
vol 5                                                                                                          Issue  10
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Picture Day is coming!  10/29 & 10/30 we will have photographers here.  Classrooms are assigned based on the attendance of the majority of the class.  Please see your child's order form for his/her assigned picture day.  Classroom teachers and the office will have this information as well.

We ask that parents drop students off as usual for picture day and avoid hanging around to monitor pictures. Photographers have an entire school to photograph and do not have time for a personal photo shoot.  :)   If you have  concerns about your child's reaction to getting a picture taken, please discuss with the teacher.  Part of preschool/PK growth is managing new situations with the guidance of an adult other than the parent/guardian.  Teachers are gauging student reactions and helping them through those emotions so they may gain confidence and independence! 

Please note that these photos will be used for the yearbook.  Additional photos will be taken in the spring but will not be used for the yearbook.

Thank you to all who participated! Prizes will be coming home over the next few days.
Please keep our beloved Mrs. L in your prayers over the next few months.  She will be undergoing surgery Tuesday for breast cancer followed by additional treatment.  Wear pink on Monday to to show your support.  
Halloween Parade and Parties

-If your child does not typically attend school during the party  you may bring your child for the party/parade and stay, swap days with a regularly scheduled day or add the day for $25.  Please let your child's teacher know the plans for your child or fill out a form included in the yellow folder!

-Please refer to classroom newsletters for details on the specific class celebrations as each are slightly different.
-If you are planning on coming to visit during the party, you MUST complete a Non-guilty form as well as an Expectations Form and have it on file.

NON-GUILTY FORM                                Expectations Form
Please remember to SEND costumes to school. Having a multitude of adults arriving right before the parade with costumes will cause undue chaos in the building. Have costumes labeled and leave small pieces at home including weapons.  Costumes must be easy to put on with a little help from an adult. Please do not have children come in scary, violent or gory costumes. Remember we have children who have just turned 3 here!  We want this to be a fun experience for all. Be sure that the costume is easy to walk in since students will be parading. If you have a spare costume you wish to donate or loan for the day, please let your child's teacher know.  Sometimes a child comes with no costume and it would be wonderful to have a spare here and there! 
St. Catherine and St. Clement Parishes will be hosting a blood drive Monday Oct. 21st 2 PM- 7 PM in St. Catherine of Siena Gym.  To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit and enter sponsor code STCLEMCATH

10/29/19 & 10/30/19 Picture days
11/1/19-Classroom celebrations-Halloween
11/5/19 NO SCHOOL-Teacher PD Day
11/25 & 11/26 Conferences

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.
Click below to download a 2019-2020 School Calendar

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