MAIZE unified school district 266

April 2021
Principal's Message
Dear Fallback,

I don’t know of a time when we’ve been more ready for spring! Thank you for all your support this year as we have navigated changes and restrictions in our practices due to the pandemic. It is so promising to hear about county restrictions being lifted and the beginning of a return to an improved normal. Currently, the district has stricter policies in place for the safety of our students and staff, but hopefully we’ll see less regulation in 21-22!

Teachers and staff are excited to begin celebrating our school year with lots of fun safe events. Next week we will celebrate the Week of the Young Child with spirit days. Please see the note below and feel free to dress accordingly. We will also have a Window Gallery walk for our classes the last week of April. Early in May we have Socks & Blocks activities planned.  

Thanks for choosing us as a partner in your child’s education. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with you and your child. 

Meg Thimmesch
Interim Principal
Pre-K News
Week of the Young Child
Week of the Young Child is an annual event that celebrates early learning, young children, teachers, and families. Here at ECC we are celebrating April 12-16 by a “Spirit Week” in the classrooms.
  • Monday - Super Hero/Princess Day                                          
  • Tuesday - Favorite Team/ECC Shirts or Hat Day
  • Thursday - Mismatch/Inside Out/Backward Day
  • Friday - Pajama Day 
Family Event - Drive Thru Cookie Bookie
Please join us Thursday, April 22nd from 6-7pm for a drive-thru Cookie Bookie: Under the Sea!
Please refer to the map for the car path.
Each family will receive a free book, craft activity and a snack! Join us for a swimmingly good time!
Nurse's Corner
Happy Spring!  
Immunizations and Health Assessments:
Don’t forget to turn in your child’s most up-to-date immunization records as well as an updated Health Assessment (physical) if this is the first time your child has been in a Kansas school.
Skyward Health History:
It is the parent’s responsibility to update health conditions in Skyward and notify the school nurse as needed for health concerns.

Please feel free to stop by my office, call, or email me ( if you have any questions or concerns about your student.  Thank you all for taking an interest in your child’s health and well-being.

Nurse Allison

Allison Parkhurst, RN
Parents as Teachers
Enrollment has begun!
Starlets is a parent/child class for 3-5 years old that meet once a week.
Click here to learn more information.
Playground Playgroup
Playground Playgroups will be every Wednesday from April 7 to June 2 from 10:00-11:00. 
Adults please wear masks.
In the case of inclement weather we will update on our Facebook page.
If you are enrolled in Parents as Teachers please join us along with your children birth to 5. If you would like to enroll your child please click here.
Conscious Discipline
Children and adults need to feel a sense of belonging and self-worth. Focus on encouraging children to solve their own problems. 

 Some examples include:
  • “You almost did it. You were so close. Try again. You just need some practice.”
  • “I know you will think of another way of solving this.”
  • “You’ll figure out a way to be helpful. I know you. Inside, you don’t like to be hurtful.”
  • “That’s a tough spot you are in, but I know you can work it out. Let me know if you need help.”
  • “Oops! We all make mistakes. What could you do now that would be helpful?”
  • “You can do it.”

Dr. Becky A. Bailey, Conscious Discipline: Building Resilient Classrooms, p. 183.
News from PTO
The PTO has a meeting coming up Wednesday, April 14th at 12PM at the Maize Community Building. We would love for all who can come to join us. We will be voting in new officers. All positions are open to anyone interested. If you have any questions about what the PTO does or what roles our officers play please email us at We would love to answer any questions you have. We will also be discussing our upcoming Teacher Appreciation week. Our last spirit night, as of right now, is Chick Fil A on April 19th. Enjoy a night of not having to cook and supporting our school. Our PTO couldn't do what we do without all your help and support! Thank you!
Facebook and Twitter

Join our group "Maize Parents as Teachers and Early Childhood Center" on Facebook! Just search for the group and ask to join. Get updates of activities going on, free tips and more!
Also follow us on Twitter @maizeecc_pat
Important Notes
No school, April 23rd for Professional Development Day.
Fun Stations with Ms. CoCo and Ms. Lindsey this summer!

June 1-24th from 9am-12pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, cost is $225 per student. Children ages 2-7, must be potty-trained.
Will include music, math and more!
Please click the Maize Rec website for more info and to register.
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