DECEMBER 2023 NEWSLETTER!
Fri., Dec. 1 – TUITION IS DUE.
Tues., Dec. 5 ̶ JAM for Preschoolers.
Wed., Dec. 6 – Room Parent/Parent Volunteer Group meeting at
9:15 a.m. in room 201.
Wed., Dec. 6 ̶ See’s Candy Delivery.
Mon., Dec. 11 – Holiday Show in the Sanctuary. More info to come in Dec.
Fri., Dec. 15 – In Class Parties.
Mon., Dec. 18 – Tues.,
Jan. 2 – SCHOOL CLOSED for Winter Break.
Wed., Jan. 3 – REGULAR SCHOOL SCHEDULE
Wed., Jan. 10 – Room Parent/Parent Volunteer Group meeting at
9:15 a.m. in room 201.
Mon., Jan. 15 ̶ SCHOOL
CLOSED for Martin Luther King,
Tues., Jan. 16 ̶ JAM for Preschoolers.
Wed., Jan. 24 – SNOW DAY.
Tues., Jan. 30 ̶ JAM for Preschoolers.
Fri., Feb. 2 – Parent/Teacher
Conferences for E.P.C.C. Preschool and Kindergarten. Afterschool care for Encino
Charter Elementary students is a regular day.
Thurs., Feb. 15 ̶ McDonald’s
Mon., Feb. 19 – SCHOOL CLOSED
for Presidents’ Day.
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
CONGRATULATIONS: GREG LEBLEBJIAN OUR
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH-
Greg has been the office Administrator at our church
for the last three years. We consider ourselves fortunate to have Greg’s
dedicated, friendly, and hardworking presence among us. He goes above and
beyond extending his help at the school whenever and wherever it’s required.
Greg’s kindness towards both the church and the school is immensely valued and
appreciated. Greg is married and finds joy in various activities such as watching
basketball games, shopping at Costco, celebrating Christmas and collecting
flash lights and wallets. His preferred dining
spots include Katsuya and Chick-Fil-A. as for desserts, he likes chocolate cake,
homemade chocolate chip cookies and kit kat candy bars.
Thank you, Greg for your unwavering dedication and
hard work. 😊
due in full no later than December 7th. Any tuition received after the 7th
will accrue a $25.00 late fee.
FRIENDS OUTSIDE: 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.
PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION:
On Wed., Nov. 1st priority registration began for our Fantastic
Preschool and Kindergarten programs for Fall 2024 school year. Registration
will be open only to families currently enrolled in our preschool program and
will be on a first come first served basis.
Kindergarten we will have Only 24 spaces available for the upcoming school
year. You can email or call the school to make an appointment to check out our fabulous
morning of December 11th, the children will be performing their
holiday show. J The children can come dressed in their holiday best, with a change of
clothes for after their performance. Each classroom will perform several songs
for your holiday enjoyment. A SPECIAL NOTE: There is No food or drinks allowed in
the sanctuary. The order
of appearance will be:
Room 101 - 9:15 – 9:30
Room 102 - 9:30 – 9:45
Room 103 - 9:45 – 10:00
Room 104 -10:00 – 10:15
Room 105 -10:15 – 10:30
Room 106 -10:30 – 10:45
Room 203 -10:45 – 11:00
The first 2 rows are
reserved for 2 representatives from each child’s family to sit while their
child is performing. E.g., your camera people. Then they will be moving
out of those seats while the next class is entering. Please move as quickly as
possible. This will take cooperation from everybody and thank you in
WINTER BREAK: E.P.C.C. will be CLOSED from
Monday, December 18, 2023 through Tuesday, January 2, 2024 Preschool and Kindergarten will resume on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.
Elementary School resumes on Monday,
January 8, 2024. We ARE open for full day care for Encino
Charter Elementary School children Wednesday, January 3 –Friday, January 5, 2024,
the cost is $70.00 per day. We hope your holidays are magical!
REMINDER: HEALTHY SNACKS AND LUNCHES: Please remember
that children are required to bring their own ready to eat lunch, 2
snacks and water bottle. Please keep snacks healthy. 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.”
As the weather becomes cooler, please be sure
to have adequate changes of clothing in your child’s cubby or backpack. If your child borrows extra clothes from the
school, please wash and return those items as soon as possible so we can keep
our supply well stocked.
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.
ILLNESS POLICY REMINDER:
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 48 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 cold and flu season, especially for young children. Please respect this policy as well as the
families and staff at EPCC by adhering to it. Parents in this horrible flu and cold season, please refer to the illness policies at the end of this
newsletter and when to keep your child home. This policy is enforced in
order to keep a healthy, happy school. Thanks for your understanding and
CONFERENCES: Parent/Teacher conferences
will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024 from approximately 9:00 a.m. – 4:00
p.m. SCHOOL IS CLOSED! You may have your conference either in person or
virtual. Sign-up sheets are going to be posted outside your child’s classroom in
middle of January. 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. Your
prompt arrival at your conference is vital.
If you are late you will have to reschedule at the teachers’ convenience. PLEASE
DO NOT BRING CHILDREN TO YOUR CONFERENCE, AS THIS IS YOUR TIME WITH THE
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.
Please be sure to check out our website epcckids.info and our
Instagram account @ epcc_kids and Facebook account @ ECCKIDSS to see activities, art projects and more.
WORSHIP: For those of you that
are looking for a church home or a place to visit, Sunday services are at 10:00
a.m. There is childcare available for
children 3 and younger, and church school for children
½ -11. Come and see what’s happening on
Sundays at our church.
THANK YOU: To all who participated in: Our Tupperware,
McDonald’s, Scholastic Book Fair, Friends Outside, and See’s Candies, Fundraisers.
Also, to all those who donated snacks and helped set up and clean up our Thanksgiving
Feast. The children had a great time. Feeding 100 children has never been so
easy! Wishing you all a safe and happy
holiday season and a wonderful new year! Cathleen & Anie
ROOM 101: This month we are going to be so busy preparing for the winter holidays.
Hanukkah and Christmas are just around the corner! We have lots to do and lots to talk about –
holiday wishes and what the holidays mean to us. We will also be introducing Elfie, our
guardian elf. He keeps an eye on us for
Santa and sometimes he even plays tricks on us.
Room 101 has been busy preparing our singers for the holiday show. We hope you can join us in the Sanctuary on Monday, Dec. 11th
at 9:15 a.m.
hope to see all of you there. A special thank you to all who made our feast so
much fun. Have a blessed holiday season
and a wonderful new year! Mrs. Geni & Ms. Jazmin
ROOM 102: We are as busy as
Santa’s elves decorating our room, making special gifts and rehearsing like
mad for our holiday show. You won’t want
to miss the spectacular show on Monday the 11th. This month we will
be busy working on fun Holiday artwork and activities. We will be sending home a Christmas tree to
be decorated at home by the whole family. Please be sure to return your
family Christmas tree, as this is for our bulletin board. Thank you to all who donated goodies to our
Thanksgiving Feast, and thank you to all the parents for their support in our
classroom. Have a very joyous Holiday season and a Happy peaceful New Year! Mrs. Asma & Miss Ana
ROOM 103: The happiest time of year is here! We have been practicing our songs for the
holiday show daily. You won’t want to
miss this. Friday, December 15th,
103 will be having a pajama day! Children are welcome to wear their favorite
pajamas. We will also be
making pancakes for our morning snack and will post a sign-up list for our pancake
party. Does your family share any special holiday traditions? If you would like to share them with the class,
we would love to hear about them. We
continue with our new words of the week.
Listen for tradition, jubilant, and anticipate. Don’t forget our holiday show on Monday, December
11th is in the Sanctuary at 9:45 a.m. You won’t want to miss this
spectacular show! We hope your holidays
are filled with joy. Mrs.
Jennifer, Miss Hayden
We can’t believe it’s already December.
We have so much to do this Holiday season. This month we will be singing
our holiday songs, learning about the stories of Christmas and Hanukkah and
enjoying the spirit of the season. Don’t forget our holiday show on December 11th
at 10:00 a.m. YOU won’t want to miss this spectacular show! In December, we will be busy working on fun
holiday artwork and activities. A special thank you, to all who donated goodies
to our Thanksgiving Feast. Have a Very Joyous Holiday Season and a Happy,
Peaceful New Year! Mrs.
Silva & Mrs. Shahla
ROOM 105: The holiday season is upon us and the
joy and anticipation can be seen in everybody’s eyes. Busy, busy, busy… that’s our motto but we are
still remembering to have lots of fun together and to share the love of this magical
Our holiday show is on December 11th in the Sanctuary at 10:15 a.m. Thank
you, to all our wonderful room parents and to all the families for contributing
to our yummy Thanksgiving Feast. We
want to wish you and your families a very joyous and safe holiday season and a healthy
Wall, Mrs. Sossi
ROOM 106: The holiday season is here! Yay! This month we will be working on lots of
fun holiday projects. Please remember our holiday show is on Monday December 11th. We are learning our songs at rug time and we
hope you hear your children singing our songs at home. Please
take a moment to welcome Emilia Buffington and Cameron Hood and their families to
our classroom!!! Our holiday party will take place in our room
on Friday, December 15th. We
will post a sign-up sheet with requests for the party. As the weather gets
colder, please check your child’s cubby for extra clothes. Remember to sign-up
for Holiday party snack! Thank you once
again for trusting us with your most precious treasures, your children; they
are just as precious to us. Enjoy the season! Peace, Love and Joy Always. Mrs.
Karine & Miss Paula
OVER THE FENCE WITH MRS. GAEL:
Our line up of planned outside activities is always a little wiggly. We have to
be flexible depending upon the weather.
If we have tissue collage and the Santa Ana winds pick up, we may switch
to something like play-dough that won’t blow off the table, or we may use the
winds to our advantage for fun with streamers, bubbles or a quick dry for painting!
Many of the crafts that come home from
the yard are “Kit Crafty”. However,
there are always paper, markers, crayons and often paint for “Free Art” that is
available to let the children develop their own personal imagination and fine
motor skills, so if your child comes home with a paper with 2 pounds of muddy
color paint, know that the “process” was more important than the product!
cannot believe how fast November went.
We had so much fun in the afternoon especially around Thanksgiving and
so now we welcome December. We are looking forward to a busy December. There will be arts and crafts to celebrate Christmas,
and Hanukkah, and we will be singing cheerful songs. The children will be making Christmas trees,
Santas, Menorahs, Stockings, Candy Canes, and Mittens. December is a cold month, make sure your child has warm extra clothes during this chilly
weather and please
label your child’s jackets and sweaters.
Please remember to gather up all of your children’s items out of their
tubs daily. Have a very Happy Holidays
and see you in 2024.
Miss Vianey, Miss Emma, Miss Ana, Mrs. Narine and Miss
KINDERGARTEN: We are beginning
to READ! It is so exciting! A world of opportunity is now opening up
to us. We are busy working on special projects for the holidays, and boy are we
having fun! We have enjoyed studying science, most recently about our Country
and about Thanksgiving. We also love to cook and are getting quite skilled at
cracking eggs and measuring ingredients…and even sometimes trying new foods!
(Our taste buds change constantly, you know!)! We hope you enjoyed
our Thanksgiving Feast! Thank you to everyone for contributing your
assigned foods to share. The children love this event and look forward to it
every year! We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday with your family. We have
finished Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, James and The Giant Peach and are just
about done with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Don’t forget our Holiday
Program on Monday, December 11th in the morning, in the Sanctuary. We will
be singing a few beautiful songs that you will not want to miss! Our fieldtrip
this month is to see The Nutcracker Ballet at the Thousand Oaks
Civics Art Center. It is on Thursday, December 14th. Please arrive at 8:00AM
and we need to LEAVE AT 8:15AM and return by 1:00. Seating is on a first
come-first served basis so we need to arrive early to get good seats. This show
is sold out and we have limited tickets available. Our trip to the Chumash
Indian Museum was a big success. Also, thank you for contributing to our “Friends
Outside” holiday project. Our Holiday Party will be on our last day
of school before vacation, December 15th! It will be a pajama party
with donuts and hot chocolate. And finally, thank you to all of our
families, who bought us books from our wish list at our book fair. If we
have forgotten to thank anyone, please forgive us as we have such wonderful
parents! We couldn’t do what we do without all of you! Happy
Lori, Ms. Danielle &