Presentation ECC Weekly Newsletter
10/12/20
Our Lady of the Presentation
Early Childhood Center
ECC Families,

Good afternoon. I am sure many of you are busy watching the Chiefs game! I hope you had a chance to go outside this weekend and enjoy some of this beautiful yet uncharacteristic weather for October. Those families with a child in one of our toddler or twos classrooms don't forget Monday your child will be enjoying a visit from Nona the scarecrow and picking a pumpkin for the Presentation pumpkin patch. It's not required but feel free to dress your child in fall colors. The preschool and pre-k classes will be next week. Just a reminder our center will be closed on Friday, 10/16 for a day of professional development for our staff. As always if you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out by phone or email. Thank you for your continued support of our school. We will see you on Monday!

God Bless,


Catherine M. Koob
Director
The Month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary
Faulkner's will be coming to Presentation!
Instead of taking our field trip to Faulkner's Ranch this year the ranch is coming to us! Every class will have the opportunity to hear a story read by one of the Faulkner's scarecrows, take a picture with the scarecrow and then head outside to pick out their very own pumpkin from the Presentation Pumpkin Patch. Below you will find the days and schedule for when the classes will participate. Please understand we will not be able to invite families to attend this event. We promise our staff and teachers will get lots of pictures!

Monday, October 12

Tuesday, October 20 or Wednesday, October 21

Center Closed for Professional Development 10/16/20
Our Center will be closed on Friday, October 16 for a Professional Development Day. This is a scheduled day with the Diocese every year.
Fall School Pictures are Ready!
Please follow the instructions in the flyer linked below to review your child's fall pictures. The password to view photos is "TooSlow" all one word and case sensitive. If you have any questions or do not see your child's pictures you may contact Sandy Braun at Sandy@sandybraun.com

Part-time Student Hours
For those families who have students enrolled in our part-time program please remember the hours for drop off and pickup are the following:

Half Day - 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Full Day - 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

We do allow a 15 minute grace period on either end when you are running behind or need to drop off a little early. If you are consistently needing to pick up later or drop off earlier than these times you may pay for extended care. The monthly fees below added to your tuition would give you the flexibility to drop off or pick up within our business hours of 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM

3 day rate - $75.00 monthly
2 day rate - $50.00 monthly
Pray the Rosary
This month is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. We encourage all of our families to take some time during this month to learn about the rosary and pray the rosary. We will be sending home a rosary with each child. Our Pre-K students will be making their rosaries to bring home. We will let you know when they come home so you can be looking for them.
Pre-K Church Visits
Since we are unable to attend School Mass right now. We have added an additional component to our religious education for the Pre-K classes. Twice a month switching between Wednesday and Thursday or Pre-K classes will go over to Presentation Church for a short session with one of our priests, Fr. Tom or Fr. Emmanuel. We will leave to walk over to the church at 9:00 AM on Wednesday's and 8:50 AM on Thursday's. If your child is not here when we leave to walk over to the church they will need to remain at the preschool until the classes return at 9:30. If you arrive and find you have just missed the classes heading over or if you have a conflict and will arrive during the session you may deliver your child to the church only after calling the preschool to let us know you are planning to walk your child into the church. Then you may enter through the north parking lot doors. We will contact their teacher and make them aware you are coming. These sessions will only last around 20-30 minutes. The dates and topics are listed below. Please be aware dates are subject to change based on the availability of Fr. Tom and Fr. Emmanuel.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest
We would love to see your best pumpkin decorating creation! Decorate a pumpkin as a family and bring it to the ECC for everyone to enjoy. We will vote on 1st place and runner up for each category. More information can be found in the link below.

Halloween Parties 10/29 & 10/30
This year due to visitor restrictions because of COVID we will not be able to have family members attend the Halloween parties. Our teachers will be reaching out to parents to ask for suggestions and donations so we can make sure the parties are still loads of fun for the students! If you have questions about how you can help please contact your child's teacher.
Remind Groups for 2020-2021
Below you will find a links to the remind groups where you can sign up to be a part of our text group. Important updates and info is sent out this way so please make sure you are signed up. The groups are organized based on the first letter of your last name so make sure to sign up for the correct group.
Tuition Questions
If anyone has questions regarding their tuition account or would like to make a payment over the phone. Please contact Teresa Button our Assistant Director. You may email her at tbutton@olpls.org or call the office at (816)251-1140.
Office Communication
We want to make it easier for you to stay in communication with us. If you need to send general information to the office we have created an email address which will send your email message to all of our office staff. You can still send sensitive information to an individual by sending your email to their personal email address but if you want to send general information to be answered by any of our office staff then please use the email address indicated below.

Email goes to all office staff ecc.office@olpls.org


Cathy Koob Director - ckoob@olpls.org
Teresa Button Asst. Director - tbutton@olpls.org
Kim Brummett AM office - kbrummett@olpls.org
Deanna Driskell PM office - ddriskell@olpls.org
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