DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thurs., Mar. 1 – Tuition is due. A Late Fee of $25.00 will be applied after March 7.
Mon., Mar. 5 – 9:00 a.m. Summer and Fall registration is open to the public.
Tues. Mar. 6 – JAM for PS 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 7 – Parent/ Volunteer group meeting 9:15 a.m. upstairs in room 204.
Wed., Mar. 7 – McDonald’s Fundraiser from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Ventura & White Oak. Dine In or Drive Through.
Mon., Mar. 12 – Spring See’s Candies Fundraiser Ends.
Tues., Mar. 20 – JAM for PS 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 21 – Spring See’s Candies Delivery.
Mon., Mar. 26 – Mon., Apr. 2 Spring Break. We will be CLOSED on Good Fri., March 30, and Mon., April 2.
Sat., April 21 – Family Fun Day from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. More info to follow.
Wed., May 9 – Children’s Art Show/ Auction 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.
Mon., May 28 – SCHOOL CLOSED for Memorial Day.
Fri., June 1 – Last day of the school year. School closes at 12:00 noon.
Mon., June 4 – Fri., June 8 – SCHOOL CLOSED for summer planning. No alternate care available.
Mon., June 11 – Summer Camp begins.
Fri., Aug. 10 – Summer Camp Ends.
Mon., Aug. 13 – Fri., Aug. 17– SCHOOL CLOSED.
Mon., Aug. 20 – Fall 2018 Pre-School begins. Orientation 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Tues. Aug. 21 – Kindergarten school year 2018 – 2019 begins.
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
CONGRATULATIONS -JOANNA PALACIOS
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH-
Mrs. Joanna is our fun, creative, enthusiastic Preschool MWF 3 year old teacher. She is married and has two children Mia who attends Cleveland High School and plays the Cello and Max who attends Nobel Middle School and plays the drums. Both Mia and Max attended EPCC when they were young and now they come and share their musical talent with our students when they have a day off of school. Mrs. Joanna started working here at EPCC in 2011. Mrs. Joanna thinks of creative ways to motivate her students to learn and have fun in the classroom. Mrs. Joanna’s favorite color is blue. She loves music, shopping at Target and Amazon. She enjoys coffee and ice tea from Starbucks. Her favorite restaurants are: Maria’s Sharky’s, and Urbane Café. For dessert she likes chocolate cake and chocolate chip cookies. Thank you, Mrs. Joanna for all your hard work. You are a true champion.
FROM THE DIRECTOR:
TAX I.D. # - 95-1831056
REGISTRATION: Did you remember to register for Summer & Fall, 2018?
ILLNESS POLICY: In an effort to keep children and teachers healthy please keep your child home if he/she is sick. If your child vomits, has diarrhea, runs a fever, is lethargic or is simply not him/herself, we will send your child home immediately. Children must be symptom free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of Tylenol, Motrin or Advil before they can return to school. If you have given your child Tylenol, Motrin or Advil in the morning to reduce fever or ease pain, he/she may NOT come to school on that day. While we understand that a “green” runny nose and cough are not necessarily indicators of infectious disease, we will require a doctor’s note if there is any question about your child’s health. Remember that when we send a child home, we are using our best judgment in determining whether or not your child should remain at school. This has been a particularly tough cold and flu season, especially for young children. Please respect this policy as well as the families and staff at EPCC by adhering to it. Let’s have a healthy 2018!
To Dr. To - D.D.S,
Officer Messmore and K9 Daisy and Eric Bachmann (Sterling’s Daddy from Room 102) who took time out of their busy schedules to visit us during community helper’s month.
SPRING BREAK CARE: This year school will be closed Mon., March 26 – April 2 for Spring Break. Alternate care will be offered Mon., March 26 thru Thurs., March 29 at an additional cost of $50.00 per day. Registration forms were sent home last month. Sign-ups began on Wed., February 21. Please note: We will be CLOSED on Good Fri., March 30, and Mon., April 2.
EXTRA CLOTHES: Please be sure that your child has extra clothes in his/her cubby or bag. We often run out of school clothes because they are not returned when we lend them out.
NAPPING SUPPLIES: All children who stay for nap must have 2 crib sheets and a blanket for naptime. These items will be sent home at the end of each week and must be returned the following week. Children who do not have the appropriate napping items will no longer be able to stay for nap. Remember that the state of California requires children in daycare to have a brief resting period each day. Even if your child does not sleep, he/she must rest quietly on his/her cot for 45 minutes.
PARKING LOT SAFETY:
Please enter through the Balboa entrance and exit onto Paso Robles. Our parking lot is a one way lot. Our parking lot can be a busy place at certain times of the day. Please help keep it as safe as possible for your child. We offer the following tips and ask for your cooperation:
•Please hold your child’s hand in the parking lot.
•Please make sure your child doesn’t run ahead of or behind you upon arrival and pick up.
•Please drive slowly in the parking lot.
•Enter the parking lot through the Balboa entrance (closest to the church building).
•Exit under the apartment building onto Paso Robles.
If you park on the street please note the following:
•Parking is limited on specific days – note the street signs for times and street cleaning.
LABEL EVERYTHING: Be sure to label all sweatshirts, jackets, sweaters, backpacks, share toys or any item your child brings to school. Labeled items have a far greater chance of being returned to you.
Our Preschoolers are in need of scrap paper to draw on and to make paper airplanes. If you work in an office that needs to get rid of paper…we would love to have it.
Thank you Erika Brune, Saxon’s Mommy in room 102, for donating loads of scrap paper it is always put to good use.
HEALTHY SNACKS: March is National Nutrition Month. Please remember to keep snacks and lunch healthy. We can only serve milk or water. Cookies, doughnuts and other “treats” will not be served unless we are celebrating a special event. Thank you for participating in our healthy snack program.
PARENT VOLUNTEER GROUP MEETING: On Wed., Mar. 7 at 9:15 a.m. we will have a parent volunteer group meeting to discuss upcoming events for the spring. Please join us to help plan some fun events for our school and families.
Thanks, Cathleen & Anie
ROOM 101: February just flew by! We had a great time with our 5-senses week. We were busy tasting, smelling, touching, seeing and hearing all about the world we live in.
Thank you, to all who helped with our Valentine’s Day party.
A special thank you for all the nice cards and gifts.
This month we will learn an Irish Blessing just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Please note – occasionally we will be giving the children “remembering homework”. We only tell the children not the parents. Notice the title “remembering homework”. We will also work on our addresses and our phone numbers and we will even learn how/when to call 911 in an emergency.
Have you seen our bookworm lately? Keep bringing in those great books! We hope everyone will have a great Spring Break.
Mrs. Geni & Miss Jessica
ROOM 102: Wow…March is already here, and we will start the month by celebrating
Dr. Seuss’ birthday. We will be busy learning about St. Patrick’s Day, Spring, our home phone numbers as well as our home addresses. Thank you, to all of our wonderful parents who contributed to our Valentines Day party it was fabulous! Also, many thanks for all of our valentine cards and sweet treats. Don’t forget to sign-up once a month for snack, it’s such a special day for your child. Please remember to bring extra change of clothes for your child daily.
Have a wonderful Spring.
Mrs. Asma & Ms. Antonela
ROOM 103: It's hard to believe that spring is almost here! Our tricky friend Lorcan O'Leary, the Leprechaun, will be visiting our classroom. He is a little mischievous so be prepared for some silly stories. We will bake a green cake for our St. Patrick’s Day celebration. As we prepare for spring we will explore the life cycle of the butterfly and the change of seasons. Sounds like a busy March. Thank you, parents, for continuing to sign up for and bringing in a variety of healthy snacks. Happy Spring!!!
Mrs. Joanna & Mrs. Jennifer
ROOM 104: March is here! This month we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday, talking about Easter, bunnies and learning about art, paintings, famous artists and their masterpieces. Towards the middle of the month we will talk about spring, St. Patrick’s Day and transportation. We will be getting a visit from our friend Patrick O’Melveny the Leprechaun. Our St. Patrick’s Day party will be on Friday, March 16. Don’t forget to dress your children in green! We look forward to a beautiful month and hope the Leprechauns will bring us sunny warm weather and rainbows. Happy Spring!!!
Mrs. Silva & Mrs. Sossi
ROOM 105: March 2nd we will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a scrumptious “Green Eggs and Ham” snack.
We will draw colorful rainbows, beautiful shamrocks and will try hard to catch a Leprechaun. We will need your child’s shoe no later than April 9th, as it takes the children several days to finish this special gift. Our annual Mother’s Day tea will be on May 11th at 11:00 a.m. in Room 105. Thank you for providing a nutritious snack on your child’s day. We would like to give a special thank you to Mary Hill for being such an amazing room parent.
Make sure that that your child wears green on our St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 16.
Mrs. Wall & Ms. Annie
ROOM 106: March is going to be a very busy month for our friends in room 106. We are going to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy a lot of fun and colorful activities for Easter. We will practice our counting skills by counting eggs and we will try to catch a leprechaun so he can show us where he hides his gold at the end of a beautiful rainbow. Also, on March 16 we will have an all green snack to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Don’t forget to sign in and out daily and check your child’s cubby for clean extra clothes including a pair of shoes.
Special thanks to Stephanie Nelson, Hanna’s Mommy for baking homemade, yummy snacks for our class! The Children love it.
Thank you for consistently signing up to bring snacks, our friends are so hungry after playing outside.
Mrs. Karine & Mrs. Shahla
PEEKING OVER THE FENCE WITH MRS. GAEL: As we spring into March … bugs, butterflies, blooms and birds will be our focus. We will observe spring through art activities outside this month. We will create caterpillar clips, wacky rainbows and more.
AFTER NAP: March is finally here! With the first day of Spring, we hope to have some great sunny weather to enjoy. It is also National crafts month. We will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, with lots of art projects, rainbows, pots of gold, and shamrocks. We will also be making some wonderful Dr. Seuss’ art, such as Cat in The Hat, One fish, Two fish…..Don’t forget to stop and look at our colorful bulletin boards. The afternoon staff would like to remind parents to label all your child’s belongings.
Have a wonderful Spring!
Mrs. Eva, Mrs. Salma, Miss Rachel, Miss Hayden Miss Amanda,
Miss Darby and Miss Lucia