Parkview Early Education Center Weekly News Blast - Week of February 3, 2020
Important Dates
February

11   Marco's Pizza Fundraiser
17   President's Day - No School - Center Closed
19   6:30 Parkview P.T.A Meeting
21   Box Tops Competition Ends
A note from the Ms. Moran...
I hope everyone is enjoying our warmer than usual winter. Even though the weather hasn't been bad we have all had a hard time staying healthy. At school we are trying to reinforce the importance of washing hands as often as possible in an effort to help stop the spread of any germs.  Our little learners like to explore and play by putting things in and near their face and mouth. They also forget to use Kleenex and often use their sleeve or hands as an alternative.  We are teaching students to use their elbow to catch their coughs and sneezes. If you think about it please reinforce this practice at home. If your child is not feeling well or has a fever, we ask that you consider keeping them home.  Please reread the section Is my child too sick to go to school.  Hopefully Spring will be here soon.  
Tips to Fight the Flu
- Hand washing is the most effective means of preventing the spread of communicable diseases. When washing hands, friction and lather hands for 30 seconds under hot or lukewarm water (this is the minimum time needed to eliminate bacteria). This includes rubbing them for 10-15 seconds.

- Do not share toothbrushes, water bottles, cups, utensils, etc. 

- Cover your face when sneezing or coughing. 
Is my child too sick to go to school?
Please call the office to report an absence by 9:30 a.m. 440-356-3515

If your child is displaying any of the following symptoms he/she should not be sent to or remain at school:

1. Severe cold and cough
2. Diarrhea
3. Vomiting
4. Unexplained rash
5. Elevated temperature (must be free of fever for 24 hours before returning to school)
6. Red, watery, burning, itching eyes
7. Lice
PTA Boxtops Competition
The final Boxtops Competition began Monday, January 13 and runs through Friday, February 21. In order to get credit for your child's classroom, please send Boxtops in a bag or envelope labeled with your child's name and classroom. As always, the winners will receive a fun prize! We were able to raise over $350 in our fall contest. Hopefully we can beat that!
Connecting For Kids
Connecting for Kids (CFK) provides education and support to families who have concerns about their child. They serve all families, including those children with and without formal diagnoses. CFK offers educational programs, support groups, a Parent Match Program and numerous resources.  Please click this link for the Connecting for Kids February Flier, which includes the following programs:

Speaker Series
Challenging Behavior Series Part 1: Solving Challenging Behavior
Tuesday, February 25
Westlake Porter Public Library

How to Apply for Grants for Children with Special Needs
Saturday, February 29
Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

Elementary Experiences
Social Series: Friendship 411
Saturday, February 1
Lakewood Public Library

Less Screaming, More Talking
Saturday, February 22
Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

And Other Programs with My Child
Donate your unwanted crayons
Do you have broken/unwanted crayons that you are planning to throw away?
Well, save them from the landfill and donate to a good cause! The PTA is collecting used crayons and will be sending them to "Effortless Art", a company (started by a former Fairview grad!) that makes adapted crayons for early learners and special needs children.  If you would like to donate your broken/used crayons, you can drop  them in the box found in the Early Education Center office. We will be collecting them through the remainder of the school year. Any questions, please feel free to contact Karley Beaudry, karleybeaudry86@gmail.com. Thank you!
Check In/Check Out Tablet
If you are enrolled in the Daycare Programs, be sure you are using the check in/out tablet.  If you do not know your codes please ask the office for help. You will need to use the tablet to gain access to the Parkview building.  Don't forget to check your family mailbox in the vestibule!
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Early Education Center  | 21620 Mastick Rd.#B | Fairview Park, OH 44126
Phone: 440.356.3515 | Fax: 440.356.3544
Center Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.