Presentation ECC Weekly Newsletter
10/05/18
Our Lady of the Presentation
Early Childhood Center
ECC Families,

Rain rain go away! I was in St. Louis this weekend and we hit those storms on our way home. We also saw some pretty amazing fall colors already. October is going to keep us very busy. This week is the final week to sell cookie dough for our fundraiser for the playgrounds. This is also Fire Prevention Week and we will have visits from fireman and a fire truck also! Please don't forget our center will be closed this Friday, October 12th for teachers and staff to attend the Diocesan Professional Development day. We are getting closer to Halloween Party time and if your child's teacher does not have a room parent yet please consider helping out. Information about ordering pictures from Sandy Braun went home last week if you have questions you may contact Sandy directly at sandy@sandybraun.com. We would like to thank everyone for their prayers for Stella as she continues to do well handling her chemo treatments. Also please pray for a former student of ours Quinn Cogan, whose little brother Zane attends in Ms. Susie W. two's room. Quinn was recently diagnosed with leukemia and has a long road ahead for treatment. Please join us in lifting their family up in prayer. I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend and we will see you tomorrow.

God Bless,

Catherine M. Koob
Director 
Center Closed Friday, Oct 12
Our center will be closed on Friday, October 12 for a Diocesan wide Professional Development Day.
ECC Fundraiser
We are kicking off our ECC fundraiser on Monday, October 1st. We have not done a fundraiser for a few years so we are hoping for great participation from our families. Our fundraiser is through the company Justfundraising and we are going to be doing the Crazy about Cookies fundraiser. There is a link below if you want to check it out. Brochures went home on Thursday and Friday. We only sent one order form home per family. Since we are having classroom contests we will just split the amount sold between siblings. If for some reason you did not receive an order form stop by the office and we will get you one. Below is a link to the letter and a flyer with pictures of some of the items we would love to be able to purchase for the playgrounds!



Sandy Braun picture ordering
Pictures are ready to be viewed online. A flyer for ordering went home last week. To view pictures please use the link below and go to "Clients" then choose OLP ECC open gallery put in your email address and the case sensitive password Five2018. If you have any questions please contact Sandy at SANDY@SANDYBRAUN.COM 816.916.4636

Halloween Parties
Halloween parties are just around the corner and it is time to start planning. If you have signed up to be a room parent please contact your child's teacher to get started. We will be posting a list of classrooms this week who still need a room parent so if you decide you would like to make sure to contact your teacher. Below you will find a link to our classroom party guidelines. Parties will be held 10:00 am- 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 30th for the part-time T/Th classes and Wednesday, October 31st for all other classes.

10th Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Are you creative and just dying to share your best family pumpkin design? This is your opportunity to show off! Bring your family pumpkin to our 10th annual pumpkin decorating contest. All you have to do is decorate a pumpkin as a family, make sure your name is visible somewhere on the pumpkin and bring it to the preschool on Monday, October 29th or Tuesday, October 30th before 11:00 am(no sooner please) and place your pumpkin on the sidewalk outside the front entrance.

Halloween Parade
Every year we have a tradition of having our youngest students parade through the preschool and then weather permitting over to the school to walk down the Kindergarten hallway. We love for parents or other family members to attend so you can assist your child through the parade and take their goodies they collect home after. The parade is on Halloween at 9:30 am and we end up back in the classrooms in time for their classroom party!

My Procare
We use a center software management system called Procare. There is an option within the Procare system which allows families to make updates to their contact information, see their tuition account activity and make a payment with their credit card. In order to register you must use the same email address you have on file with us. Below is a link with instructions.

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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