Footsteps Newsletter
vol 6                                                                                                         Issue  11
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Healthy Eating

Families can grow concerned with a child's eating habits.  It is not unusual for teachers to have conversations with parents addressing these parental concerns.  You are not alone if you worry that your child isn't eating enough or is eating too much.  The good news is that the vast majority of the time, this is typical behavior for the age.  Children have a built in system for managing how much to eat.  This interesting blog explains it.   Kids table
"She has an innate wisdom that allows her to rather unconsciously regulate her food intake based on her individual energy needs. That means that her hunger waxes and wanes in relation to how much activity she's done, how much growth she's experiencing, and how much she has (or hasn't) recently had to eat or drink. Scientists who study children's feeding patterns observe that this amazing ability is strongest in infancy and toddlerhood and then begins to diminish at about three to four years old-coinciding, of course, with an increasing awareness of the social cues surrounding them.
In other words, your toddler has a natural and fairly exacting ability to calculate the exact amount they should eat at any given meal or snack until outside influences (such as a subtle encouragement to clean a plate or an admonishment for overindulging) begin to sink in and suggest to them they don't."

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

We have added our first special class back into our program.  The Atrium has opened and has been welcoming students into the room!  This room is a Montessori based room which houses all sorts of fun and interactive materials.  Due to Covid-19, we will be cleaning (fogging & high touch area cleaning) in between each class who visit the Atrium.

                                                Mrs. Rupp is the teacher in this room.  She has had specialized training which allows her to instruct in this room and with this program.  She also has spent endless hours hand-making and gathering many of the materials which are required to deliver meaningful lessons.  Thank you Mrs. Rupp for your dedication to our children!

                                                Praying with Young Children
                                                What is The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd?


Our program is now able to offer free lunches to all students who are enrolled in our full day program though December 31st.  This is retroactive to the beginning of the school year.  Anyone who has ordered lunches and paid for them this year will receive a credit on their account towards tuition or will be issued a refund.  Going forward, there will be no charge for hot lunches ordered
                                             through this calendar year.

We are a polling location.  There will be no school on November 3rd.  
Please welcome new student to the following classes:

PS2A- Marisol

Halloween Celebrations

We will not be having parties, parades or dress up days for Halloween this year.  The current restrictions due to Covid-19 will not allow for our normal routine Halloween events. Instead we will have a week of fall and Halloween-themed fun.  During the last week of October we host the following days:

10/26 Monday- Crazy hair day or dress in fall colors 
10/27 Tuesday- Movie Day 
10/28 Wednesday- Fall science celebration day-  bring in a colored leaf, gourd, small
                               pumpkin, dried corn, dried sunflower etc. to study in
                               science centers
10/29 Thursday- Dress like a pumpkin day or wear orange
10/30 Friday-Silly socks or Halloween sock day

Oct 27th & Oct 28th 
Mark your calendars! 
Your child picture assignment day is posted outside of each classroom.  Check it out!  No orders will be required before pictures.  Pictures will be taken, proofs will be sent to you and then you can order what you like!
Extended Day Hours:   6:30 AM- 7:45 AM
                                       3:00 PM- 6:00 PM
All families must read the handbook.  Once the handbook is read, please download and sign the handbook form indicating that you have read and will adhere to the policies within the handbook or click the link to sign the agreement digitally
The office utilizes the Remind App for short updates, notifications, emergency announcements, delays, closures and more.  It would be very beneficial to sign up for our announcements via this system.  Download the app and join our "class". 
The class name: St. Catherine ECEC SY20/21
Case Code: @47bggc

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