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ECC April 2019 Newsletter

ECC April 2019 Newsletter

Upcoming Dates:

April 1st-Cap and Gown Pictures (students in the 4 year old program)

April 10th – P.T.O. meeting– Room 15 @ 8:15 am & 12:15 pm

April 11th– Wear Blue to celebrate Autism Awareness Month!

April 17th –Parent Coffee – Room 15 – 8:15am and 12:15pm

April 22nd – AM Field Trip to the Zoo - 9:00-1:00 (No School for PM)

April 23rd- PM Field Trip to the Zoo - 9:00-1:00 (No School for AM)

April 24th - Motheread/Fatheread – Room 15 – 8:15am and 12:15pm

April 25th – Children’s Day Celebration

May 22nd- Fun Day AM Session 9:30-11:00, PM Session 12:00-1:30

May 23rd- 4-Year-Old Graduation at 8:30 and 12:30



Message from the Principal:

Hello ECC Families:

Happy Spring! I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing spring break!  At the Early Childhood Center, our number one job is to keep our students safe. This is becoming a challenging task to control in the parking lot. I ask that all parents continue to follow the parking lot rules (see reminders below) to help us accomplish our goal of safety. If families are unable to follow the parking lot rules, I will be forced to close the parking lot and ask families to park on the street in order to ensure the safety of all students.

The ECC will have our last field trip to the Zoo on April 22nd and 23rd.  Please arrive at school at 9:00am and pick up students at 1:00pm on their scheduled day.  A huge thank you in advance to all the volunteers that make this field trip possible. 


Jennifer Keyes

Early Childhood Center Principal


P.T.O. News

Next P.T.O. meeting will be April 10th, at 8:15AM and 12:15PM, in room 15.


ECC Field Trip

For our last field trip, we will be going to the Denver Zoo.  Please have your child wear their ECC blue t-shirt the day of the field trip and bring a sack lunch. Please arrive at the ECC at 9:00.  Students will be Leaving school at 9:30 and will return at 1:00.



In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community. The ECC will celebrate by wearing blue on April 11th.


Children’s Day  

Children’s Day celebrates childhood and honors children around the world. Loved by one and all, childhood is all about innocence and playfulness. By observing Children’s Day, the kids are given the right to enjoy their life to the fullest and grow up into healthy and cultured citizens of their respective countries.

ECC PTO will help us celebrate our children with a small piñata for every classroom and a gift for every student on April 25th. 

Thank you PTO!                  


Parking Lot Reminders 

  1. Please refrain from using cell phones in the parking lot.
  2. Please drive slowly in the parking lot.
  3. Please hold your children’s hands while in the parking lot
  4. All people (parents, students, visitors) coming and going from school must cross the parking lot at the crosswalks. 
  5. When you are walking from your car to the crosswalks, please do so be walking on the sidewalk.  Do not walk behind parked cars as they cannot see you or your children when backing out. 
  6. Cars are not permitted to drop off individuals in front of the front doors.  Please do not stop to load/unload children in the parking lot.  Please park your vehicle before having anyone in the vehicle exit. 
  7. All children must be in car seats and buckled into seat belts before leaving the parking lot. This is a state law and is not optional. Please do not allow them to stand up in the back seat of cars or standing with their heads out the windows. 
  8. Please be respectful of our neighbors.  We ask that you please refrain from turning around in their driveways and parking in private property, places that would block any driveways or that are not marked as parking places.
  9. Please drive carefully and slowly while in the neighborhood. 
  10. There are assigned handicapped parking spots are in the parking lot, these are for cars that have handicapped plates or decals only.  Please observe this parking rule. You can be ticketed for parking in handicapped spots without a handicapped decal or placard.
  11. Our staff is on duty to enforce these rules and ensure the safety of all students.  Please treat them with respect as they are looking out for the best interests of your children.