MARCH 2021 NEWSLETTER
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Mon., Mar. 1 – Tuition is due. A Late Fee of $25.00 will be applied after
Mon., Mar. 1 – 9:00 a.m. Summer and Fall registration
is open to the public.
Wed., Mar. 17 – Spring See’s Candies
Wed., Mar. 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Parties
at snack time.
Tues., Mar. 23 – Spring See’s Candies
Fri., Mar. 26 – Fri., Apr. 2 This year school will be closed for
Mon., May 31 – SCHOOL CLOSED for Memorial
June 4 – Last day of the school year. School CLOSES at 12:00 noon.
Mon., June 7
– Fri., June 11 – SCHOOL CLOSED for summer planning. No alternate care available.
Mon., June 14 – Summer School
Fri., Aug. 13 – Summer School Ends.
Mon., Aug. 16 – Fri.,
Aug. 20– SCHOOL CLOSED.
Mon., Aug. 23 – Fall 2021 - 2022
Pre-School begins. Orientation 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Tues. Aug. 24 – Kindergarten school
year 2021 – 2022 begins.
OF THE MONTH
CONGRATULATIONS AMANDA KLESSIG
Miss Amanda is our hard working,
wonderful, fun-loving and patient Kindergarten assistant teacher. Miss Amanda started
at E.P.C.C. when she was 3 years old and continued through our afterschool
summer camp until she graduated elementary school. When Miss Amanda turned 16 years old she came
back to work in our Afterschool Summer Camp and joined our Preschool teaching
staff. This Spring, Miss Amanda is graduating with a BS degree from CSUN with a
double major in both Criminal Justice and Psychology and is currently applying
to graduate school. Miss Amanda loves Christmas, roses, the color blue, ice tea
from Starbucks, shopping at Amazon.com and Target. Her hobbies include: sports,
photography and reading. The restaurant she likes to dine in is The Cheesecake
Factory and for dessert she likes funfetti cake, banana nut bread, sugar and
chocolate chip cookies. We are so lucky to have Miss Amanda as part of our
team. Thank you, Miss Amanda for all your hard work and for shining with us.
FROM THE DIRECTOR:
TAX I.D. # - 95-1831056
REGISTRATION: Did you remember to register for Summer & Fall 2021?
CONFERENCES: Thank you to all of our families who have
and are participating in Parent/Teacher conferences. We hope you found your
conference informative and helpful.
NUT FREE SCHOOL: A nut is a fruit
composed of a hard shell and a seed, which is generally edible. At E.P.C.C.
this includes: peanuts, walnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia
nuts, pistachios, brazil nuts, chestnuts, pine nuts, candlenuts, beechnuts,
filberts. Our “nut free” policy is in place to ensure
the health and safety of the children under our care. When you drop off your child each day, we want you to feel comfortable
leaving, knowing that we are doing our best to keep all of the children under
our care safe and healthy.
Please note: Nutella is a cocoa and hazelnut spread, and therefore not
allowed at school. Sunflower or cookie
butter are acceptable alternatives and can be found at Target, Trader Joes and
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 72 hours
before they can return to school. In
addition, if you have given your child Motrin or Tylenol 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 Covid 19, cold and flu season. Please
respect this policy as well as the families and staff at EPCC by adhering to
it. Parents in this horrible Covid 19, flu and
cold season, please refer to the policies regarding illness and when to
keep your child home. This policy is enforced in order to keep a healthy, happy
school. Thanks for your understanding
and cooperation. Let’s have a healthy 2021.
KINDERGARTEN: Our kindergarten class continues to fill for the 2021-2022
school year. If you are interested in learning more about this exceptional program,
please contact Cathleen or Anie.
SPRING BREAK: This year school will be closed Fri., March 26 – Fri., April 2 for Spring Break.
HEALTHY SNACKS: March is National Nutrition Month. Please keep snacks healthy.
Cookies, cakes and doughnuts are not appropriate for every day snacks. Fruits,
veggies, cereal bars, string cheese and crackers are always popular choices. Remember
to send utensils with your child’s lunch if he/she needs them. Teachers cannot leave the classroom to get
spoons and forks for the children.
Additionally, be sure that all snacks and lunches are sent to school
“ready to serve.”
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.
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.
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:
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
Please hold your child’s hand in the parking
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
you park on the street please note the following:
Parking is limited on specific days – note
the street signs for times and street cleaning.
be sure to check out our website epcckids.info and our Instagram account @
epcc_kids and Facebook account @ Encino Pres. Children’s Center to see activities, art projects and more.
Amazon Gives to Encino Presbyterian Children’s
Center: Attention Amazon Shoppers! Amazon Smile is a simple and
automatic way for you to support Encino Presbyterian Children’s Center every
time you shop, at no cost to you. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible
Amazon Smile purchases to our school. All you need to do is to sign on
through the Amazon Smile link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/95-1831056 or using
your existing account login, you can select
Church of Encino
as your charitable organization. Amazon
will remember your selection and Encino Presbyterian Children’s Center will
receive the donation. Shopper identities and purchases are not disclosed to the
school. Be sure to tell your family and friends
and remember to bookmark the Amazon
WORSHIP AND SUNDAY
you don’t have a church home or you are looking for a change, join us at 10:00
a.m. on Sunday mornings on zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81310538958
Thanks, Cathleen & Anie
ROOM 101: February
just flew by! We had a great time with
our dinosaur week. We even watched a volcano erupt. Thank you to all who helped
with our Covid-19 Valentine’s Day party. The children’s boxes were full of love
and treats. Hope you received your Valentine that was mailed to you. 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. Our
bookworm is growing!!! Keep bringing in
those great books! Please include
a few extra clean masks in your child’s backpack daily as we sometimes need to
switch to a clean mask on the chance that they get dirty or wet. We hope everyone will have a great Spring
Geni & Miss Chloe
ROOM 102: Wow…March is already here, and we
will start the month by celebrating
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. Please remember to bring extra change of
clothes for your child daily and a
few extra clean masks in your child’s backpack daily as we sometimes need to
switch to a clean mask on the chance that they get dirty or wet. Have a
Asma & Miss Vianey
ROOM 103: It’s hard to believe spring is almost here!
Our tricky friend, Lorcan O’Leary the Leprechaun, will be visiting 103. He is a
little mischievous so be prepared for some silly stories. We will bake green pancakes
for our St. Patrick’s Day celebration. We will start with some fun science
experiments and Spring crafts. Sounds like a busy March. Thank you, parents for
attending our zoom conferences. Please
include a few extra clean masks in your child’s backpack daily as we sometimes
need to switch to a clean mask on the chance that they get dirty or wet. Happy Spring!!!
Ms. Jazmin & Miss Maryam
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. We will be getting a visit from our
friend Lucky O’Rainbow the Leprechaun.
Our St. Patrick’s Day party will be on Wednesday, March 17. 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. Please take a moment to welcome Troy Hermandez and Aiden
Boroujerdi and their families to our classroom!!! Please include a few extra clean
masks in your child’s backpack daily as we sometimes need to switch to a clean
mask on the chance that they get dirty or wet. Happy
Silva & Miss Mari
March 16th we will celebrate
Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a scrumptious “Green Eggs and Ham” snack. Children can
bring their favorite Dr. Seuss book and wear their PJ’s. 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 12th, as it takes the children several days to finish
this special gift. We would like to give
a special thank you to Jessica Pratt and Jennifer Grebow for being such an
amazing room moms. Make sure that that your child wears green on our St.
Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17.
Please take a moment to welcome Dax
Siragusa and his family to our classroom!!! Please include a few extra clean masks in your child’s
backpack daily as we sometimes need to switch to a clean mask on the chance
that they get dirty or wet.
Wall & Miss Dulce
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 and St. Patrick’s Day. 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 17th we
will have an all green snack to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Please take a moment to welcome Adler and Emmett Cole and
their family to our classroom!!! Please include a few extra clean masks in your child’s
backpack daily as we sometimes need to switch to a clean mask on the chance
that they get dirty or wet. If anyone would like to donate Baby wipes to Room
106 it will be greatly appreciated we sure go through a lot of them. Happy Spring.
Shahla & Mrs. Vanessa
OVER THE FENCE WITH MRS. GAEL & MISS HAYDEN: 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.