Presentation ECC Weekly Newsletter
1/4/19
Our Lady of the Presentation
Early Childhood Center
ECC Families,

Good afternoon. I hope everyone had a great Christmas break. I would like to thank all of the families who brought in treats and gifts for myself and our staff over the holidays it was much appreciated! It's so hard to get back into the normal everyday routine. I know next week will be the real challenge everyone being back for a full week! We are not going to skip a beat though as we move into January and 2019. At the end of January we will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week and more information will go home as we get all of our activities planned. Just a reminder the center will be closed on Monday, January 21 in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As you can see we took down the majority of our Christmas decorations this week, however we left up our Nativity scene and it will remain displayed through next week as a reminder to keep Christmas in our hearts and the actual end of the Christmas season is January 13 with the celebration of the Baptism of Jesus. Have a great weekend!

God Bless,

Catherine M. Koob
Director 
Year End Statements
Ms. Teresa, our Assistant Director, will start working on year end statements next week. When statements are ready for pickup we will have them located in a file at the front office. If you would like your statement emailed you must request this by emailing Teresa at tbutton@olpls.org. This is a busy time of the year for Teresa so please allow 24 hours from the time of request.
Mini Pantherette Clinic
The Mini Pantherette Clinic is back for girls age 3 - 2nd grade. Clinic will be held Monday 1/28 and Thursday 1/31 from 3:30 - 4:30 in the OLP gym. Performances will be Friday 2/1 during the Catholic Schools Week Assembly and Saturday 2/2 at SMA at 11:30 during the half time of the 8th grade boys basketball game. Either complete the registration form or register online by 1/14 to receive a spirit shirt, pom poms, and bow. If you have any questions please contact Shelby at olppanthercheer@gmail.com .

When Do the Children Go Outside?
We have had several parents wondering when we go outside. We follow a state recommended temperature guide to determine if it is safe for the children to be outside. We also take into account the conditions of the environment they will be playing in. For example if it is too wet even though the temperature might say we can go out we could choose to stay in. For the most part unless we are in a red zone we try to take the children outside for some time everyday! It is important for children to have fresh air and be able to run and play during their day here. It is important for parents to send their child in appropriate clothing for the season everyday regardless of what the weather is like when you leave in the morning. A copy of the tool we use to determine if and how long we will go outside is linked below. You may also find this document on our website. If you have questions or concerns about our outdoor policies please feel free to send an email to ckoob@olpls.org or give me a call at (816)251-1140.

Inclement Weather Information
With winter right around the corner we will be dealing with inclement weather from time to time. Our center does not automatically close when OLP school closes or LS school district. We make the determination on our own. We take into account several different factors when we decide to close or close early. It is never an easy decision to make so we appreciate your understanding. Below you will find our closing procedures. You should always receive a remind and be able to find updated information on our website as well.

Closed for MLK
Our center will be closed on Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King Jr Day.
New Remind Group for 2018-2019
In an effort to keep our communications as up to date as possible we will have a new remind group for the 2018-2019 year. I will keep both groups up until after the first week of school then I will delete the current remind group and only the @eccfam1819 group will remain. Remind is the text app we use to keep all of our families up to date on important information. Below you will find a link to the new remind group for this year.

Families we need you to Like us on Facebook!
Did you know when you like something we post it is more likely our posts will show up in your news feed! We want to get the word out about our preschool!
We are going to do more Tweeting! Make sure you are following us on Twitter! 
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