JANUARY 2021 NEWSLETTER
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Fri., Jan. 1–
Mon, Jan. 11– REGULAR
SCHOOL SCHEDULE RESUMES.
Mon., Jan. 18–
SCHOOL CLOSED for Martin Luther
King, Jr. birthday.
Mon., Feb. 15–
SCHOOL CLOSED for President’s Day.
We Love Them When You Leave Them!
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH:
CONGRATULATIONS:MISS CHLOE BYRNE
Miss Chloe is our friendly, hardworking, kind and soft spoken Pre-K assistant
teacher. Miss Chloe is a team player: she is always willing to help whenever
and wherever she is needed. We are so lucky to have a responsible young woman
with such a gentle way about her to work with our preschool friends. Miss Chloe
began at E.P.C.C. in our preschool program when she was 3 years old and
continued through our Kindergarten and our afterschool-school age programs.
Miss Chloe’s favorite color is pink; she loves the Dodgers and collects vintage
clothes and baseball T-shirts. Christmas is the holiday that Miss Chloe enjoys
most; she likes to shop at Target and Amazon. Miss Chloe is a gluten free,
vegan her favorite food is French fries and her favorite restaurant is Monty’s
Thank you, Miss Chloe for all your
hard work. When you act with your heart it shows.
FROM THE DIRECTORS:
We hope everyone is well and rested after a very busy holiday
season. The teachers are ready to start
the New Year with lots of great activities.
We are off to a terrific start with so much to do and learn!
Our Email Address is: email@example.com
TAX I.D. # - 95-1831056
A very special thank you to all who donated
gift cards to “Friends Outside.” Your
generous spirit helped make the holidays special for so many children.
Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Zoom, Facetime
or on the phone. Your child’s teacher will contact you about the dates and
times that will be available. Parent/teacher conferences are so important –
this is your chance to hear about your child’s progress in school as well as
bring up any concerns you may have.
Kindergarten readiness will be discussed as well as placement for the
upcoming school year.
HEALTHY SNACKS AND LUNCHES:
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. Be sure to send milk or
water. 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.”
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.
If 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
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
Enter the parking lot through
the Balboa entrance (closest to the church building).
Exit under the apartment building
onto Paso Robles.
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 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.
Please 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.
Please check your child’s cubby or backpack for an
appropriate change of clothing. Be sure
to label any extra items your child keeps at school.
DROP OFF AND PICK UP TIMES:
be a GREAT help to us if you could
drop off and pick up during the hours that we are at the gates.
Drop off time is
7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
Kindergarten begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.
Kindergarteners that arrive after 8:30 a.m.
are marked tardy.
Pick up time 1:00 p.m. is at Paso Robles.
3:00 p.m. /3:30 p.m. pick up we
will bring your child to your assigned gate.
If your child is in ROOM 101, 102, 103 and 104
the drop off and pick up gate is the gate off the parking lot near Balboa Blvd.
If your child is in Room 105, 106, 202, 203,
and 204 the drop off and pick up gate is Paso Robles.
If you have two children with different drop
off and pick up gates PLEASE bring
both children to the parking lot gate as it is less crowded.
If you have an emergency or an appointment
and need to drop off or pick up your child at a different time please call us
and buzz us at the Paso Robles gate when you arrive and we will escort your
child to their classroom or to you.
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 First Presbyterian 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 Smile link.
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.
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.
We are currently touring new students for the
2021-2022 school year. If you know of anyone who is interested in
our school, please have them call as soon as possible to schedule a tour. Siblings of currently enrolled students do
not need a tour. You will have a
priority registration date in late February.
To all who donated so generously to
our classrooms during this holiday season; and to all of you for your
tremendous support throughout the year.
We are so fortunate to have such thoughtful, generous families.
Happy, Healthy New Year.
Cathleen & Anie
ROOM 101: Happy New Year and welcome back! We hope
everyone had a safe and blessed holiday. A special thank you to all the
families who donated so generously to our classroom as well as the teacher’s
gifts. Now that we are back our main focus will be keeping the children and our
classroom safe and clean. We all will be wearing masks, washing hands and keep
a safe distance always. This month we will be making New Year’s Resolutions,
talking about winter, penguins, dinosaurs and their habitat. We will also be
getting ready for Parent /Teacher conferences.
We will let you know more about
dates and times as soon as we know. With the cooler weather, please be sure
your child has appropriate clothing in his/her cubby. Also, on Share Day have
your child bring his/her toy in a Ziploc bag. Thank you always for your trust
and support. Happy New Year!
Mrs. Geni & Miss Chloe
ROOM 102: New
Year, new hopes and wishes! May this year bring us all good health and peace of
mind. As we start this New Year, we would like to thank you, our parents, for
your understanding and co-operation. We would also like to thank you for your
thoughtful holiday gifts. In January, you will see us exploring winter weather,
learning about penguins, polar bears, and more. Please be sure to check your
child’s supply of extra clothes to make sure they are appropriate for the
Thank you again for your generosity and support throughout the year.
Have a very happy 2021!
Mrs. Asma & Miss Vianey
ROOM 103: As we welcome a new year, we want to thank all of our parents for your
generosity and hope your holidays were joyous. We have lots of fun, winter
projects planned for this month.
We are preparing for our Parent/Teacher conferences…we
will contact you with dates and times later this month. Listen for our new
words: resolution, frosty, horizontal, vertical,
and jubilant. Here’s to a great start to 2021!
Ms. Jazmin & Miss Maryam
ROOM 104: Happy,
New Year! We hope your holidays were wonderful!
We would like to thank all the families for their very generous gifts to
us and our classroom. This month we will be learning about sequencing, snow,
arctic animals and lots more. We will be getting ready for Parent teacher
conferences. We will let you know more about dates and times as soon as we
know. Please take a moment to welcome Sloane Maggard and her family to our
classroom!!! Thank you all again, for your generosity and
we wish you all a very Happy New Year.
Mrs. Silva & Miss Mari
ROOM 105: Happy New Year to all our families and a warm welcome
back. Thank you Emily (Jack’s mommy) for
your generous donations to our classroom and to us. Your gift will help us
acquire great learning materials for the children.
Thank you Jessica and Rob (Landon’s
parents) for ALL the cleaning and sanitizing supplies!!!
A special thank you to:
Jessica Pratt and Jennifer Grebow our room moms, for their dedication and hard
work for room 105. We truly appreciate your support. This month we will be exploring
winter and the Artic and how people and animals survive extreme weather
conditions. We will talk about
hibernation, ice, snow, icicles and icebergs.
We will paint with ice cubes and pine boughs, decorate ice castles and
build a 3-dimentional snowman for our classroom and we will also make prints in
the snow. Most of all, we will enjoy
each other’s company. We will contact you this month to schedule a Parent/Teacher
conferences. Just a reminder regarding our Mother’s Day shoe project. Please keep and give to us, one of your
child’s old shoes when you are ready to buy a new pair.
Mrs. Wall & Miss Dulce
ROOM 106: HAPPY
NEW YEAR! Welcome back, we hope your holidays were wonderful. Thank you for
your generosity during the holiday season.
We are starting the New Year by transforming our room into a winter
wonderland, snow scenes, polar bears, penguins…it will be so much fun! We will
contact you for a Parent/Teacher conference. Please take a moment to welcome Wesley Hoobler, Avery Sanchez, Leon Guerrero, Jack Berberian, Flori Rose Entwistle and Anika
Patel to our room!!! Please make sure
your child has warm extra clothes during this chilly weather.
Mrs. Shahla & Mrs. Vanessa
PEEKING OVER THE FENCE WITH MRS. GAEL & MISS
HAYDEN: Observing your child during time on the
yard, it is blaringly evident to see the importance of outdoor play. Beyond improving muscle strength,
maximizing gross motor skills of running, biking, throwing and kicking balls,
we are seeing valuable social and emotional interaction and development.
Peer-to-peer relationships are flourishing and “OUTSIDE VOICES” are so much