Mon., May. 3– All tuition accounts should be paid up to date.

Mon., May 3– Fri., May 7– Teacher Appreciation Week

Wed., May 5– The Stand Encino Fundraiser Lunch and /or Dinner. 11:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

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) – Afterschool Care Begins for Encino Elementary School students.

Mon., Aug. 23– Fall 2021 Pre-School begins.

Tues. Aug. 24 – Kindergarten school year 2021-2022 begins.


Be Flexible!



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)



TAX I.D. # - 95-1831056

REGISTRATION: We still have few spaces available for Summer School and Fall 2021.

KINDERGARTEN: We are filling up for Fall 2021–2022. If you are interested in touring this exceptional program, please call Cathleen or Anie.

EPCC WEBSITE: Please be sure to check out our website 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?


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.

The following are the themes for this special week:






All of our staff members work hard every day to ensure that your child has a great school experience.

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 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.

WORSHIP AND SUNDAY SCHOOL: 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.

AMAZON SMILE: 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: 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.

ROOM 101: 

Wow!  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.

Mrs. Geni & Miss Chloe

ROOM 102:

 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

ROOM 103:

 Room 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

ROOM 104: 

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 socially. For 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.

Thank you so much for sharing your precious children with us.  Have a safe and happy summer! 

Mrs. Silva & Miss Mari


ROOM 105: 

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

ROOM 106: 

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 summer.

Mrs. Shahla, Mrs. Vanessa &    Miss Lucia


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,

And I reply,

Where could I find more splendid company?

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-

Upward rise

The arches of a church be builds, wherein

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, teachers,

Laborers, men

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 reply,

“Where could I find more splendid company?”