MAY 2021 NEWSLETTER
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Mon., May. 3– All
tuition accounts should be paid up to date.
May 3– Fri., May 7– Teacher
Wed., May 5– The
Stand Encino Fundraiser Lunch and /or Dinner. 11:00 a.m.- 9:00
Sun., May 9– Happy Mother’s Day!
Mon., May 31– SCHOOL CLOSED for Memorial Day.
Fri., June 4– Last day of school year.
Mon., June 7– Fri., June 11 –
SCHOOL CLOSED for summer
planning. No alternate care available.
Mon., June 14– Summer School begins.
Sun., June 20– Happy Father’s Day!
Fri., Aug. 13– Summer School Ends.
Mon., Aug. 16– Fri.,
Aug. 20– School CLOSED For Fall Planning.
Tues., Aug. 17 (Tentative)
Care Begins for Encino Elementary School students.
Mon., Aug. 23– Fall 2021 Pre-School
Tues. Aug. 24 – Kindergarten school
year 2021-2022 begins.
MARVELOUS MONTHLY MAXIM
OF THE MONTH
CONGRATULATIONS GAEL WEISS EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH-
Mrs. Gael is our wonderful, creative,
hardworking, energetic and reliable yard supervisor. Mrs. Gael did an amazing
job during this unusual year. Mrs. Gael helped by checking the temperatures of
the students who were arriving late and then walked with them into their classrooms,
she supervised all of the classes during their outside time, she had lots of
fun individual art projects ready for the children daily to foster their
creativity, she sanitized the toys and the equipment on the playground after each
classroom finished playing. Mrs. Gael began working at E.P.C.C. in 1997; she is
married and has two children Seth who is 33 and Sarah who is 30 they both
attended E.P.C.C. when they were little and now they are all grown up. Some of
Mrs. Gael’s favorites are: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, her dog, going to the
gym and shopping at Amazon. For dessert she likes chocolate fudge cake, hot
fudge sundays, snicker bars, See’s Candies and crunchy chocolate chip cookies. The
restaurant that Mrs. Gael enjoys most is California Chicken Café.
Thank you, Mrs. Gael for all your
hard work throughout the years. You are Awesome
May 7-Mrs. Asma (102)
FROM THE DIRECTOR:
TAX I.D. # - 95-1831056
REGISTRATION: We still have few spaces available for Summer School and
are filling up for Fall 2021–2022. If you are interested in touring
this exceptional program, please call Cathleen or Anie.
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.
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?
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK:
Mon. May 3 – Fri. May 7 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.
following are the themes for this special week:
our staff members work hard every day to ensure that your child has a great
Thanks, Cathleen & Anie
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
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
Let’s have a healthy 2021.
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
AMAZON SMILE: Amazon Gives to Encino Presbyterian Children’s
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
Our year is almost coming to an end and it seems like we just got
started. 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 and we will be sending home
an Art Show video date TBA. The children have worked so hard and are anxious to
show off their work. 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 Mom Sara
Alvarez for all the wonderful things that she has done for us this year. We
will have a graduation video and a small celebration TBA. 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.
& Miss Chloe
Wow! We can’t believe this is our last newsletter.
We have been learning about Dinosaurs and how to keep our earth clean and safe
since our return from Spring Break. May will be a busy month, we will learn
about the human body and all the things that make our moms and dads special.
Since we can’t host our art show, we will do a video of the children’s fabulous
art work and post it on the class dojo. Please check your emails for the date. The school year will end with our graduation party;
we will give you the details soon. It’s 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. A special thanks to our room moms for helping us
with our graduation. We hope that you had a great and wonderful school year
with us. This class has been a real joy. We expect to hear many good things
about our little friends in the future.
Mrs. Asma & Miss Vianey
103 will begin May with beautiful Spring projects, crafts, flowers and abstract
painting. We encourage you to please check the class Dojo for the date of our
virtual art show that will be announced…. A very Happy Mother’s Day wish to our
lovely moms. We will close out the year reflecting on our memories in Room 103.
Our school year is coming to an end and we can’t believe how fast it went by.
Thank you parents for a wonderful school year, we couldn’t have done it without
you and your constant support. We enjoyed the opportunity of teaching your
children. A special thank you to our room parent Natalie Strauss for helping in
Room 103 and her generous donations. It has been an incredible year!!!
Ms. Jazmin & Miss Maryam
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 Marie Kelesidis for all the wonderful things that she has
done for us this year. We have
really enjoyed watching all of your children grow physically, emotionally and
our last month of amazing fun . . . we will be busy learning about insects, sea
animals and following directions. We are getting ready for our very special
Mother’s Day project. We will be sending
home an Art Show video date (T.B.A.) so you can see all the beautiful artwork
that your child has been working so hard on this year. Our last day of
school is Friday, June 4th.
you so much for sharing
your precious children with us. Have a
safe and happy summer!
Mrs. Silva & Miss Mari
So much happened during this unusual school year! Teachers and children
adjusted to all the Covid protocols and all of us are thankful for everything
we were able to accomplish. This month of May we will observe the life cycle of
silkworms and butterflies, the wonders of rocks, followed by a Jurassic week
and a trip through the Solar system. A special thank you to our room moms:
Jessica Pratt (Landon’s mommy) and Jennifer Grebow (Oliver’s mommy) we could
not have done it without you. Thank you to all our parents for sharing your
wonderful children with us. Have a very safe summer. God Bless you all!!!
Mrs. Wall & Miss Dulce
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 virtual Art Show, stay tuned for our link. Our
last day of school is Friday, June 4th, 2021. Have a great
Mrs. Shahla, Mrs. Vanessa & Miss Lucia
PEEKING OVER THE FENCE WITH MRS. GAEL
& MISS HAYDEN:
We will continue our drop-in arts and
crafts corner, this month focusing on multi-media projects. The “main event” on
the yard is running, biking, climbing. We have ball for kicking, throwing,
tetherball, basketball and soccer. The sand area play is great for texture,
sensory stimulation and creativity. We love the laughing shouting, organized
and disorganized games. “Free Time” outside is so much FUN!
THEY ASK ME WHY I TEACH
They ask me why I teach,
And I reply,
Where could I find more
There sits a statesman,
Strong, unbiased, wise,
Another later Webster,
And there a doctor
Whose quick, steady hand
Can mend a bone,
Or stem the lifeblood’s flow.
A builder sits beside him-
The arches of a church be
That minister will speak the
word of God,
And lead a stumbling soul to
touch the Christ.
And all about
A lesser gathering
Of farmers, merchants,
Who work and vote and build
And plan and pray
Into a great tomorrow.
And I say,
“I may not see the church,
Or hear the work,
Or eat the food their hands will grow.”
And yet- I may.
And later I may say,
“I knew the lad,
and he was strong,
Or weak, or kind, or proud,
Or bold, or gay.
I knew him once,
But then he was a boy.”
They ask me why I teach, and I
“Where could I find more