Presentation ECC Weekly Newsletter
3/01/19
Our Lady of the Presentation
Early Childhood Center
ECC Families,

I know the green background seems a little premature but I am hoping the spring state of mind will make the real thing come sooner than later! This week the photographers from Lil' Angels will be here to take your child's picture. These are the specialty dress pictures so no need to dress your child in nice clothes for pictures. This week we begin Lent on Ash Wednesday. Fr. Tom will be here to bless our students and dispense Ashes. We do have a work around for students who are having their pictures taken that morning. Also on Thursday it is our annual open house where we invite prospective families into our center to check it out and meet with our staff. We love referrals and thanks to all of our current and previous families this is where many of our new families come from. If you are referring a family for one of our younger classrooms please make sure to let them know for the coming school year there will more than likely be a waiting list especially in our toddler rooms. Over the next weeks we will be discussing what Lent is all about with our students. We are here to help if you have any questions or concerns. Stay warm and we will see you tomorrow.

Catherine M. Koob
Director 
Spring Pictures with Lil' Angels
Our spring pictures will be with Lil' Angels again this year. We are scheduled for the week of March 4th and we will only be doing pictures Monday-Thursday this time. Lil' Angels is the company which does the dress up pictures. The schedule for when each class will have their pictures taken is in the link below. They will do sibling pictures if you request it ahead of time. Please contact your child's teacher if you need their picture taken on a different day or for any special requests.

Ash Wednesday & Lent
We will be beginning our Lenten journey on Wednesday when Fr. Tom visits to bless the students and place Ashes on their forehead. We will have a table up front with Lenten resources available for your family.
Save the Date Spring Field Trips
We will be going to the Kansas City Zoo for our spring field trip. We will be sending out more information this week regarding times, signing up to attend etc. For now we wanted to make sure to let you know when your child's class will be attending so you can make arrangements if you plan to attend.

Tuesday, April 23
Ms. Eileen/Abby
Ms. Carlene/Susie
Ms. Margaret
Ms. Kim
Ms. Kay
Ms. Caitlin
Ms. Carmen

Wednesday, April 24
Ms. Margaret
Ms. Kim
Ms. Carlene/Susie
Ms. Anne
Ms. Abby (preschool)
Ms. Char
Ms. Nancy
Ms. Amanda
Contact Information & Receiving Communication
With all of the weather information we have had to send out recently it has come to our attention their are families who are not receiving our communication. Please take the time to make sure you are receiving the weekly update from the Director, a weekly newsletter from your child's teacher, and you are on the Remind notification system. When we have to send out important information we have to feel confident that all of our families are receiving the information through one of these available options. If you use the link below to update your Procare information you must use the secure family page password to gain access through the link (Famil$Ec$)


Inclement Weather Information
As we can see with winter 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.

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