SEPTEMBER 2022 NEWSLETTER
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Sept. 1– TUITION IS DUE.
Sept. 2 & Mon., Sept. 5– CLOSED
FOR LABOR DAY
Sept. 7– First
Room Parent/Parent Volunteer Group
meeting at 9:15 a.m. in room 201.
Thurs., Sept. 15 – McDonalds Fundraiser
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dine in or Take out.
Sept. 19 & Tues., Sept 20 – Picture Days with Julie Lilly
Oct. 1 – TUITION IS DUE.
Oct. 5 – Room Parent/Parent Volunteer
Group meeting at 9:15 a.m. in room 201.
Oct. 7 – School Closed for Staff In-Service.
Oct. 12 – The Stand Fundraiser 11:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. Dine in
or Take out.
Oct. 19 – OPEN HOUSE 6:30
p.m. – 7:30 p.m. All are Welcome!
Fri., Oct. 21 – EPCC’s Preschool
PUMPKIN PATCH on our play yard. Every child will receive a pumpkin.
Mon., Oct. 24 – Fri., Oct. 28- SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR.
Oct. 28 –
Halloween Parade in Fellowship Hall.
Room 104, 105, 106 (9:10 a.m.-9:30 a.m.) Room 101, 102, 103(9:40 a.m.-10:00 a.m.)
Tues., Nov. 1 – TUITION
Nov. 2 –
Fall ’23 Kindergarten sign ups begin.
Nov. 2 – Room Parent/Parent Volunteer Group meeting at 9:15 a.m. in
Nov. 11 – SCHOOL CLOSED for Veteran’s Day.
Nov 18 – Thanksgiving
Feast 10:15 a.m. Fellowship Hall.
Nov. 23, Thurs., Nov., 24 & Fri., Nov 25 – SCHOOL CLOSED for Thanksgiving
TUITION IS DUE.
7 – Room Parent/Parent Volunteer
Group meeting at 9:15 a.m. in room 201.
Mon., Dec 12 – Holiday
Show in the Sanctuary.
More info to come in Dec.
Fri., Dec. 16 – In Class Parties.
Mon., Dec. 19 – Mon., Jan. 2 – SCHOOL
CLOSED for Winter Break.
Tues., Jan. 3 – REGULAR SCHOOL SCHEDULE RESUMES.
OF THE MONTH
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH – Miss Vianey is our soft-spoken, hardworking,
creative and patient “traveling” teacher. All the children know Miss Vianey because
she helps in a different classroom every day. She is dedicated to always doing
her best and is kind to everyone. She is a team player: and works well not only
with the children, but also with the staff.
This is Miss Vianey’s third year at E.P.C.C. Miss Vianey’s favorites
are: The colors red and black, shopping at Nordstrom, tulips and Christmas. She
likes to collect candles and the restaurants she enjoys eating at are…The
Cheesecake Factory, Wood Ranch and Chick-Fil-A. For dessert, she likes cheesecake
and chocolate chip cookies. Thank you, Miss Vianey for all your hard work. You make
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.
Trapani M 9:00-6:00 TWTH 8:30-3:00 & Fri. 8:30-1:00. Please feel free to come in during these
hours to meet with me if you have any questions or concerns about our
program. Our Assistant Director,
Kederian, is here M
from 8:30-1:00, TWTHF from 9:00-6:00.
CENTER TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS: The
following are our phone extension that might be helpful to you: Directors
Cathleen Trapani and Anie Kederian at Ext. 1, Bookkeeper Tracie Cordle at Ext. 2.
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
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.
CPR: On Mon., June 6th
the Children’s Center staff completed a re-certification course in CPR, FIRST AID,
EPIPENS, INHALERS and BLOOD BORN PATHOGENS.
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 their classrooms.
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 to see activities, art
projects and more.
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
TUBS: If your child stays for lunch or daycare,
please remember to take all of his/her belongings out of the
at the end of each day. Please do NOT take the tubs home. Nap
items will be sent home at the end of each week to be washed. Don’t forget to bring nap items back to
school on Monday.
We will have our first McDonald’s Fundraiser on Wednesday,
September 15 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the (Corner of White Oak and Ventura)
Dine In, Take Out and Drive through. Family, friends and neighbors are welcome! McDonald will donate 20% of ALL sales from
5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. back to E.P.C.C.
Mrs. Sciarabba EPCC Library has been reorganized! Some of the areas you will
find in the library are children’s books filed by the author’s last name,
Disney books, Sesame Street books, Young Readers, and a new section of Pop-Up
books. With the reorganization - comes new procedures. The library will now run
on the Honor System. Simply borrow a book from the library and return it
within 2 weeks, so that all our students can enjoy them. In consideration of
others, when returning books, please return your book to the shelf where you
found it. If you are uncertain where it goes, please place the book in the
basket and one of the library volunteers will return it to the proper place. Happy Reading!
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
To the families who have been able to donate Clorox/Lysol
wipes and disinfecting sprays. We appreciate it more than words can express heart
SOME GENTLE REMINDERS
pick up your child on time as teachers have other commitments elsewhere.
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.
make drop off and pick-ups quick as we are trying to have the least amount of
contact possible so that we can continue to allow parents on our campus.
Also, please note our playground is not available for play after pick up. Your help in these matters is greatly appreciated.
ROOM 101: We are off to a great start! Everyone is adjusting beautifully to our washing
hands, putting water bottle away and unpacking backpacks schedule. 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 every day, 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. Please label your child’s snack AM (for
morning) and PM (for after nap) in either a Ziplock bag or separate container. We
are constantly washing hands and toys so if you would like to donate some Clorox
wipes or Lysol spray to our classroom, we would really appreciate it.
you to Amanda Stromsborg (Will’s mommy), Julie Hoobler (Wesley’s mommy) and Sabrina
Nowakowski (Peyton’s mommy) for volunteering as our Room parents.
Mrs. Geni & Ms. Jazmin
ROOM 102: 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 cooking 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.
you to Karen Bayless (Chloe’s mommy), Jennifer Rawitch (Ariella’s mommy) and
Reena Patel (Anika’s mommy) for volunteering as our Room moms. 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 youcircleheart
Mrs. Asma & Miss McKenna
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 is Friday. Books are welcome every day.
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 you to Donneta Marshall (Winter’s mommy) for
volunteering as our Room mom. If you have any questions, please feel free to message us.
Mrs. Jennifer & Miss Hayden
ROOM 104: We are getting to know
each other, and making friends. We have been learning about families, friends, our
five senses, and nursery rhymes. With fall here, we are learning all about the fall
colors: red, orange, yellow and brown. We have two days to share toys:
Thursdays and Fridays. Our classroom has also been practicing our earthquake
and fire drills. Classroom photo updates will be posted on Dojo for you all to
see the fun we are having in Room 104. Please bring a Ziploc bag with extra
clothes labeled with your child’s name to stay inside their cubby and please label
your child’s snack AM (for morning) and PM (for after nap) in either a Ziplock
bag or separate container. We are so excited for all the fun to come this year!
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 you to Lori
Hovsepyan (Talia’s mommy) for volunteering as our Room mom.
Mrs. Silva & Miss Paula
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 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 Clorox
wipes to our classroom, we would really appreciate it. Please
label your child’s snack AM (for morning) and PM (for after nap) in either a Ziplock
bag or separate container. Thank you to Julie Nicola (Isla’s mommy) for volunteering
as our Room parent. Thank you. Smiling Face
Mrs. Wall & Mrs. Sossi
ROOM 106: Wow! August is gone and
we are off to a great start! Everyone is
adjusting well to the routine and seems happy and excited to be in school. During this month we will continue getting to
know our little friends. Our manners week will teach our friends about sharing,
taking turns and the importance of using “please” and “thank you”. In September,
be welcoming fall season. We have lots of activities and projects planned. We
will be busy with arts and crafts. We will introduce our students to all the
fun facts about apples and the letter A. Please remember to sign in and out
every day, check your child’s backpack and bring extra clothes including socks
and a pair of shoes. Thank you to Lana Wrentmore (Claires’s mommy) and Nazanin
Saghafi (Darien’s mommy) for
volunteering to be our Room moms. Please label your child’s snack AM (for
morning) and PM (for after nap) in either a Ziplock bag or separate container.
If you would like to donate disinfecting wipes to our class, we would greatly
appreciate it! This will help us keep away the germs. Thanks again for entrusting us with your child, as
they are such a blessing to all our lives.Smiling Face
Mrs. Karine & Mrs. Shahla
PEEKING OVER THE FENCE WITH MRS. GAEL:
are so lucky to have such a large outside play ground to run, climb, pedal, dig
sand, and use our OUTSIDE VOICES!
also have a creative spot under the tree for coloring, painting, crafts and
table top toys, this “Free play” time is so Great for socialization with our
AFTER NAP: Our summer break is over and it’s Back to School but the fun has just
begun! We are pleased to welcome all our returning children, as well as, all
our new ones to our daycare program. We teachers are excited to have the
opportunity to teach, guide and encourage the development of each child
physically, socially and emotionally. We will be getting to know one another,
learning songs, dances, games all while we are helping to build healthy and strong
relationships. Each afternoon we will be exercising our muscles while playing
on our beautiful yard and expressing our creativity with a lot of arts and
crafts. While the weather is still warm, the children may play with a bit of
water so please be sure to pack extra clothes, socks and a pair of shoes.
Lastly, please label all of your child’s belongings. Thank you, for your cooperation.
Miss Vianey, Miss Mckenna Miss Lucia, Miss Katie, & Mrs. Narine