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Tues., May. 1 – All tuition accounts should be paid up to date.

Tues., May 1 – JAM for PS 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mon., May 7– Fri., May 11– Teacher Appreciation Week

Wed., May 9 – Children’s Art Show/ Auction 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Wed., May 9 –The Stand Encino Fundraiser Lunch and /or Dinner.

Sun., May 13 – Happy Mother’s Day!

Tues., May 15 – Last JAM for PS 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mon., May 28 – SCHOOL CLOSED for Memorial Day.

Fri., June 1 – Last day of school year. School closes at 12:00 noon on Friday.

Mon., June 4 – Fri., June 8 – SCHOOL CLOSED for summer planning. No alternate care available.

Mon., June 11 – Summer School begins.

Sun., June 17 – Happy Father’s Day!

Fri., Aug. 10 – Summer School Ends.

Mon., Aug. 13 – Fri., Aug. 17–School CLOSED For Fall Planning.

Tues., Aug. 14 – Afterschool Care Begins for Encino Elementary School students.

Mon., Aug. 20– Fall 2018 Pre-School begins.

Tues. Aug. 21 – Kindergarten school year 2018-2019 begins.




Mrs. Shahla is our patient nurturing, reliable, and loving toddler teacher in Room 106. Mrs. Shahla has been with us since 2005, she is married and has a daughter Elana 25 who recently became engaged. Mrs. Shahla loves Thanksgiving, roses, shopping at Nordstrom, hiking and the color peach. Her favorite restaurants are: The Cheese Cake Factory and Chipotle. For dessert she likes marble cake, ice cream and chocolate chip cookies. Thank you, Mrs. Shahla for all your hard work. You make it look easy.



What a great day! Thanks to our fabulous parents & staff for making it possible, and to our wonderful families that made it so much fun. Also, to all the parents who baked the yummy cakes for our cake walk. We couldn’t have done it with out your help!

REGISTRATION: We still have space available for Summer School and Fall 2018.

KINDERGARTEN: We are FULL for Fall 2018 – 2019.

If you are interested in observing this exceptional program, and to be placed on a waiting list please call please Cathleen or Anie.

SCRAP PAPER: 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.

EPCC WEBSITE: Please be sure to check out our website epcckids.info for up to date information regarding school events and activities.

A Teacher Is... One of the most special people in the world, for whom else could spend day after day giving of themselves to someone else’s children?


Fri. May 11 is Teacher Appreciation Week. Each day during this week we will have a theme to honor your child’s teacher for the great job they do every day. Pick one day or all of them to do something special for your child’s teachers. The following are the themes for this special week:






Don’t forget your morning and afternoon teachers. All of our staff members work hard every day to ensure that your child has a great school experience.

Thanks, Cathleen & Anie

ROOM 101: Wow! Our year is almost coming to an end and it seems like we just got started a little while ago. We have been very busy learning all about spring bunnies, butterflies and their lifecycles, opposites and more. Now, we are getting ready for Mother’s Day. Don’t forget our Art Show/Auction on May 9, 2018. The children have worked so hard and are anxious to show off their work. In the upcoming weeks, be sure to check our bulletin board to see “How Our Mother’s Help Us Grow.” We have had a

great year together and now our friends in room 101 are ready for bigger things. We would like to thank our room Moms, Angie Platt, Jennifer Mero and Karine Margaryan for all the wonderful things that they have done for us this year. Our Graduation will be on Friday, June 1st and a small party after that. The school closes at 12:00 noon. This class has been a real joy. We expect to hear many wonderful things about our graduates in the future. We hope you had a great and wonderful school year with us. God bless you all.

Mrs. Geni & Miss Jessica

ROOM 102: Wow! We can’t believe this is our last newsletter. Time surely does fly when you are having so much fun! A very special thank you to all of our parents who worked so hard to make our Family Fun Day a big success. Our friends have been working so hard on fabulous projects for the Art Show. This is an amazing event that you can’t miss. The Art Show/Silent Auction will be on May 9 from

6 -7p.m. Be sure to come and look at all of the wonderful artwork the children have done.

It has been a wonderful year with all your children. The children have grown in so many ways. They are ready to move onward and upward! We know they will enjoy great success in all of their future adventures. We would like to thank all the parents for all your help and support throughout the year. After Spring break, we began learning about keeping our earth clean and safe. May will be a busy month, we will learn about flowers, the human body, and all the things that make our moms and dads special. Next, we will talk about Graduation. Our Graduation will be on Friday, June 1st and a small party after that. The School closes at 12:00 noon. Thanks to everyone for sharing your precious children with us. A special thanks to our wonderful room Mom Jenna Spence you have been a great help! Have a wonderful safe summer and we wish you all the best.

Mrs. Asma & Ms. Antonela

ROOM 103: We want to thank all our Room 103 families for such a wonderful year. It’s hard to believe we are already in our last month of school. It has been a true joy to watch your children grow this year. We are happy to welcome Thalia Wehbe to our 103 Family. We are finishing our unit on Art of the Masters just in time for the Art Show on Wednesday, May 9th. You won’t want to miss this event! A very Happy Mother’s Day wish to our lovely moms. We will close out the year with lessons in space and reflect on our memories in Room 103. Please plan to join us for a special last day of school on Friday, June 1st and school closes at 12:00 noon. Thank you for your continued support this year and special thanks to Jaymee Turner for help as our Room Parent. As you move on to other classes, please stop in to visit in on 103. Thanks for the wonderful memories.

Mrs. Joanna & Mrs. Jennifer

ROOM 104: Wow, it’s already May! We have had such an exciting and busy year! Time really does fly when you’re having fun! This has been a very memorable year with all of your amazing children! We would like to give a very special Thank you; to our wonderful Room Mom Sara Alvarez for all that you have done throughout the year. We have really enjoyed watching all of your children grow physically, emotionally and socially. For our last month of amazing fun . . . we will be busy learning about insects, sea animals and how much we love our mommies! Please take a moment to welcome Cameron Bell and his family to our classroom!!! We would like to remind all of you to come to our Art Show/Silent Auction on May 9 from 6 -7p.m. to see the artwork your child has been working so hard on this year. Don’t forget to bid on our extra special Silent Auction pieces and lunch with US! Our last day of school is Friday, June 1st and school closes at 12:00 noon. Thank you so much for sharing your precious children with us. Have a safe and happy summer!

Mrs. Silva & Mrs. Sossi

ROOM 105: We want to remind all of our Moms that our famous Mother’s Day Tea will be held on Friday, May 11 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in our very own Room 105. The children have been working very hard to make this event a very special one indeed. We will explore the insect’s world and observe the life cycle of silkworms and butterflies and start a unit on the wonders of rocks, followed by a Jurassic week. There is so much to look forward to including a beach day in Hawaii; this will require your child to bring bathing suit, towel, sunscreen and water shoes if the weather permits. To all of our parents: thank you for your time, care and generosity. A special thanks to our room mom Mary Hill we could not have done it without you. You were just wonderful and we will miss the friendliness of our daily encounters. It is with a heavy heart that we must let your children leave room 105 as they brought us such great joy with their tenderness and unconditional trust. Our last day of school is Friday, June 1st and school closes at 12:00 noon. God bless you all! Have a fun, exciting and safe summer. Please don’t forget to visit us in the fall.

Mrs. Wall & Ms. Annie

ROOM 106: This is our last newsletter of the year!!!

Our little ones are moving on, and we are left with great memories. Thank you all, for letting us be part of your children’s first preschool experience. It was great to see them grow throughout the year… but we are not done yet. During our last weeks together we will talk about summer activities, and we are so excited for our Art Show/Silent Auction on May 9th from 6-7p.m. Be sure to come and look at all of the wonderful artwork the children have done.

Don’t forget to bid on our special Silent Auction piece and/or lunch with US!!! We are looking forward to seeing everybody there. Thank you; to our wonderful Room Moms Kathryn Voght and Vanessa Logan for all that you have done throughout the year.

Our last day of school is Friday, June 1st and school closes at 12:00 noon. Have a great summer.

Mrs. Karine & Mrs. Shahla


Water, water, everywhere! Now that the sun still warming up the yard, we are bringing out the water tables and buckets. Your child might get very wet; so make sure you have a spare change of clothes in his/her classroom. Be grateful your child can have messy play and not do it on your “white living room carpet”! Also make it part of your morning dressing routine to add sunblock as another layer of protection.

AFTER NAP: April showers make way for beautiful May flowers! May is here and it brings with it Mother’s Day! We will be busy this month learning about the spring, while creating lovely art projects. Additionally, we will be working on our annual Silent Auction collectable. Be sure to stop by and enjoy the decorated bulletin boards in the halls that are full of the children’s beautiful art work.

Mrs. Eva, Mrs. Salma, Miss Rachel, Miss Hayden, Miss Darby,

Miss Amanda and Miss Lucia

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