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January 2020
Principals Message
Dear Fallback,

Happy 2020! There is a lot going on at ECC! Enrollment is open for the 2020-21 school year for our current students and will open to the public on January 31st. Please share about our school enrollment date with others you know in our school district who have preschoolers. We are currently enjoying the Blockfest exhibit and look forward to seeing the families who join us tonight or tomorrow morning! Playgroups and music start back up for the winter/spring session on January 27th. Our Valentine's parties will be held on February 7. We love having our families join us at ECC!   

Yours for the journey of childhood,

June Rempel
2020-2021 School Year Enrollment

  • If you will be returning to Maize Early Childhood Center next school year please make sure you have filled out the forms and turned them into the office by January 24th.
  • If your child will be moving on to Kindergarten more information will be coming soon.
  • Enrollment for NEW students will begin January 31st until space is filled.
Parents as Teachers
If you have a birth to age 3 child come join our FREE parent/child playgroup (January 27-April 23) for on:
·Music Playgroup
  • Monday 10-10:30 am
  • Tuesday 9:30-10 am
  • Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 am
  • Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 am
  • Thursdays 10:00-11:00 am

During the first few years of life, children learn more and at a faster pace than at any other time in life. You, as their parents, help shape your child’s future through the kinds of experiences you provide. Your baby was born to learn and as a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher.
The Maize Parents as Teachers (PAT) program offers free playgroups, developmental screenings (including SPOT vision and OAE hearing), playgroups, music classes, evening events and personal visits. To learn more or enroll go to: https://bit.ly/Maize266PAT or call Michelle at 462-8405.
PTO News
January News
Come join us for dinner and Plinko at Chick fil-A on January 23rd from 5-8. We could still use a few volunteers to work the prize table; find us on Facebook at Maize ECC PTO or email us at  maize.earlychildhood.pto@gmail.com  if you are interested.

It is time for our big Spring Fundraiser! We are selling Pies again from Carriage Crossing. Orders are due back by January 30th , no exceptions, and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. We are limited to 600 pies, so get your orders in early! Order forms have gone home with your student, but they are also available in the office or we can email you one. Proceeds from the pies sales will be used to fulfill Classroom Grants. Pick up is on February 13th from 2-6. We will also need volunteers to help for set up at 12:30 and during pick up time.

Our next meeting is on January 31st from 11am -12pm at the school. Child care will be provided.

PTO is providing lunch for the staff on February 12th during conferences. Please sign up here if you want to help:  https://signup.com/go/JrmQKMw

Thank you for your continued support of PTO and ECC Staff!
Sickness policy : We do know that children get sick. If your child is ill, has had a fever, vomiting or diarrhea within the last 12 hours please refrain from coming to Pre-K that day. If they are going to miss school for any reason please make sure to call us at the office 722-3105 or email us kparson@usd266.com. Thank you!! .
Weather Policy/Outdoor Recess: With the temperatures getting cooler please make sure to dress children appropriately for outside play. We go outside for recces if it is 19 or above. Please dress your child accordingly. 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
Hand washing 101

Regular hand washing is the best defense against germs that unfortunately cling to little hands that pick up and touch lots of interesting things. Make hand washing a habit: Teach kids to wash their hands before and after they eat, after they use the potty, and whenever they come home from an outing. Use water and soap: Kids often want to rinse their hands quickly, but that isn't enough. Lather up and wash hands for at least 20 seconds, try singing ABC song to increase the length of time you wash.
Important Dates
Enrollment for 2020-21 School Year has begun for returning Pre-K students. Please make sure forms are turned into the office. Enrollment for NEW students will be January 31st.
PTO Spirit Night is coming up! Money raised goes directly back to teachers and classrooms! January 23: Chick fil-A 5-8:00pm.
Be sure to mention you are there for Early Childhood Center!
Winter playgroups will begin January 27th!
  • Monday, music playgroup at 10-10:30 am
  • Tuesday, music, 9:30-10 am
  • Wednesday, playgroup at 9 or 10am
  • Thursday, playgroup at 10am
Starlets second semester classes start the week of January 27th. If you would like to sign up for the next session please email Erin White at ewhite@usd266.com.
Infant Group will be Friday, February 21st from 9:30-10:30 am. The topic will be Bitsy Yoga with Cheryl Haynes. Childcare is provided for older siblings. Contact Erin White at ewhite@usd266.com for more information.
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