SEPTEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Sept. 4 & Mon., Sept. 7 – CLOSED FOR
Sept. 1 – TUITION IS DUE.
Oct. 1 – TUITION IS DUE.
Sept. 30 & Thurs., Oct. 1 – Picture Days with Julie Lilly
Fri., Oct. 16 – EPCC’s PUMPKIN
PATCH on our play yard. Every child will receive a pumpkin. Video will be emailed home.
Oct. 21 – OPEN HOUSE Video will be emailed home.
Mon., Oct. 28– Fri., Nov. 1- SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR ONLINE.
Oct. 30– IN CLASS Halloween
Parade and Party. Video will be emailed
Mon., Nov. 2 –
Nov. 4 –
Fall ’21 Kindergarten sign ups begin.
Nov. 11 – SCHOOL CLOSED for Veteran’s Day.
Nov 20 – In Class THANKSGIVING
FEAST at snack time. Video will be
Nov. 25, Thurs., Nov., 26 & Fri., Nov 27 – SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving
OF THE MONTH
OF THE MONTH Miss Hayden is our hard working, energetic, caring,
loving and reliable 5 day a week Preschool yard assistant teacher. Miss Hayden
did an amazing job this summer when she was the yard teacher. She was kept very
busy supervising the students and sanitizing all the toys and equipment’s on
the yard. Miss Hayden began at E.P.C.C. when she was in 2nd grade;
she attended our afterschool and summer camp programs until she graduated. When
Miss Hayden turned 16 years old she came back to work in our afterschool summer
camp and joined our Preschool teaching staff. Some of Miss Hayden’s favorites
are: The color black, going to the gym, hibiscus flowers, Halloween and shopping
at American Eagle. Miss Hayden likes to collect festival wristbands. Her favorite
restaurants are In & Out and Melody’s. For dessert she likes Vanilla cake,
chocolate chip cookies and Mrs. Trapani’s blondie bars.
you, Miss Hayden for all your hard work. SMILE…BELIEVE…ACHIEVE!
FROM THE DIRECTOR:
Welcome to all our new friends and welcome back to
all our old friends. Wow! What a
wonderful and busy start to our new year. The children are adjusting well and
having a great time. Please be sure to
take the time to read our monthly newsletters as they give you all our
information and important dates for upcoming events.
HOURS: This year my hours
Fri. 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Please feel
free to contact me during these hours if you have any questions or concerns
about our program.
Kederian, is here M-F
CENTER TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS:
following are our phone extension that might be helpful to you:
Cathleen Trapani at Ext. 119, Asst. Director Anie Kederian at Ext. 117 &
Bookkeeper Tracie Cordle at Ext. 125
TUITION: Please remember that tuition is due on the
first of each month unless otherwise arranged with the director. There will be a $25.00 late fee added to your
tuition account if payment is not received by the 7th. As we do not send statements home, be sure to
look for tuition reminders on all classroom doors.
PAPERWORK: Children with missing paperwork will be
excluded from school effective immediately.
This information is mandated by the State Department of Social Services
and must be in each child’s file.
POLICY: As expected, colds and viruses are already
going around. Thank you for keeping your
children home when they are sick. By
doing so, we can stop the spread of illness a little bit faster. Check our
Illness Policies for more information.
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 other markets.
DRILLS: Each month we will
be practicing fire and earthquake drills as part of our curriculum. These drills are required by the state and
are not meant to frighten the children.
Take a moment to ask your child how these drills are carried out in
CLOTHING: Please be sure to adhere to our clothing
policy as outlined in the Parent Handbook.
We have noticed many children at school wearing sandals. Remember, shoes must cover toes and heels and
have non-slip soles. This is for the
safety of your children.
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 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.
Is temporarily CLOSED
To the families who have been able to locate and donate
Clorox/Lysol wipes and disinfecting sprays. We appreciate it more than words
SOME GENTLE REMINDERS
pick up your child on time as teachers have other commitments elsewhere. Each
day, please clean out your child’s lunch box. Soft-sided lunch boxes get
especially dirty and tend to absorb odors if not washed out daily.
do not block the gate at pick up time. We need to be able to make smooth transitions with the children at the end of the day and
this is difficult when parents and siblings are visiting with other families at
the gate. We know they all miss each other but it would be so helpful if you
could move away from the gate. Your help in these matters is greatly
ROOM 101: We are off to a great start! Everyone is adjusting beautifully to our new
COVID 19 schedule. Wearing masks, washing hands and airplane arms. We are also busy
recognizing our names and learning our initials. We are reviewing our shapes and colors and
having fun making collages and cutting. We have also been practicing our
earthquake and fire drills. Our famous bookworm is already growing. Remember,
the children may bring books to class everyday, but share day is on Friday
only. Please bring a Ziploc bag with extra clothes labeled with your child’s
name to stay inside their cubby. We are
constantly washing hands and toys so if you would like to donate some precious
Clorox wipes to our classroom we would rally appreciate it.
Mrs. Geni & Miss Chloe
ROOM 102: Let us begin saying a big thank you to all
our parents who are helping us start our new school year with lots of
adjustments. In Room 102 we are getting to know each other, making friends and
falling into a fun routine. We are learning to recognize our names and our
initials. We will also be reviewing our colors and learn new shapes along with
some cookng projects. In September, we will practice how to verbalize our
feelings and express them to our friends. Our leap into reading is off to a
great start!!! Keep the books coming.
we share books Monday through Thursday and only Friday is our toy share day. Just
a few reminders: be sure to label all of your child’s belongings, make sure
shoes cover toes and heels. If you would like to donate disinfecting wipes to
our class, we will greatly appreciate it! This will help us keep away the
germs. Thank youJ
Mrs. Asma & Miss Vianey
ROOM 103: So
far, we are happily on our way to another school year. We are settling in and
making friends. Look for more "Words of the Week" coming soon -
"cooperate," “patience” and "fragrant." The word is always
posted on our board. September will bring lessons on shapes, sequencing, and
our senses. We continue talking about safety and practicing earthquake and fire
drills. Parents, we are so grateful you are on time each day. Our share
day schedule for Friday. Books are welcome everyday.
you have any questions please feel free to message us.
Ms. Jazmin & Miss Maryam
ROOM 104: We are getting to
know each other, and making friends. We have been learning about families, friends,
our five senses, colors and shapes. We are working on a special project called
“All About Me.” We have also been practicing our earthquake and fire
drills. Please remember to check your
child’s folder and bring a Ziploc bag with extra clothes and shoes labeled with
your child’s name to stay in their cubby.
Mrs. Silva & Miss Mari
ROOM 105: It is such a joy for us to see how well the
children are adjusting to their new class, new teachers and new friends. This month we will practice our earthquake
and fire drills. We will review the
safety habits and COVID 19 healthy protocol. We will be introducing the concept
of “Heart prints and friendship. We will
have a unit on “ME”, myself and I. We
will discuss our uniqueness and what is special about us and others. Every week a family will be selected to be
our “Featured Family”. This will be a
family project that your child will be able to share with his/her
classmates. We will give you a flyer
with more details. We are constantly washing hands and toys so if you would like
to donate some precious Clorox wipes to our classroom we would really
Thank you. J
Mrs. Wall & Ms. Dulce
ROOM 106: COMING SOON J
Mrs. Shahla & Mrs.
PEEKING OVER THE FENCE WITH MRS. GAEL:
calendar may say “fall” but our temperatures will stay hot for a while. Please
make sure your child has a water bottle and make it part of your morning
dressing routine to ass sunblock as another layer of protection.