Footsteps Newsletter
vol 4                                                                                                            Issue  4
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Outdoor Play

Many studies have been done that link outdoor play to positive brain development.  During childhood, outdoor play helps children develop skills that are essential for positive experiences in the classroom.  Turn taking, trying new things, experimenting, utilizing the whole body, fine and gross motor growth, developing anticipation and prediction skills are all examples of skills learned through outdoor play.  Studies have also demonstrated that for various reasons, outdoor play time has diminished for this generation.  Toledo offers some excellent parks and areas that are perfect for outdoor play!  


Please send your children to school in closed-toed shoes.

If you have had a phone number change, please notify the office or change the number on Procare.

Let your child's teacher know if you have any concerns about your child's transition into school.  Conferences are available to you upon request.

The director's office has an open door policy.  Please stop in to chat if you have questions, concerns, praises or just want to say 'hi'.
Classroom Schedules

In order to reduce transitions (which can be difficult for preschoolers) we have revamped the schedules for each classroom.  Each teacher will be notifying classes of the improved schedules next week.  Skeleton schedules (specials, lunch, recess & rest time) will be posted outside of the office today and will be replaced with the finalized schedules as teachers insert library, science lab, curriculum, center, gross motor, whole and small group times.
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- Tekan, Josie & Jaxon

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Upcoming Events

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

Community Connections

St. Catherine of Siena Parish
Blood Drive on Monday October 8th from 2 PM-7 PM in the gym

St. John the Baptist Point Place
Please support our silent festival by contributing via the church envelopes a one time donation

Most Blessed Sacrament Parish
Most Blessed Sacrament Parish is hiring! Most Blessed Sacrament is seeking a part-time weekend Custodian. This involves maintaining the buildings and property of the Parish, which includes cleaning, grounds maintenance, equipment maintenance and repair. It also requires the ability to troubleshoot and think independently while working with the parish staff, school staff, and our Most Blessed Sacrament community. Please complete an application at the Parish Center or e-mail your resume to Heather Koziarski, Business Manager, at

Regina Coeli Parish
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd begins on Sunday Sept 16 at the 10:30 Mass.  This program is the same program that your child has each week at school!

St. Clement Parish
Lunch 'n Learn will resume Tues, Sept 25. The speaker will be from the American Red Cross. Watch the bulletin for further information.

St. Michael the Archangel Parish
Only a few tickets left for the reverse raffle.  Get yours now!

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