Welcome to Early Childhood Education (Preschool, Pre-K)

ECE Director: Marty Conkle

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We believe that a good early childhood setting provides opportunities to learn the social skills necessary for classroom success and lays the foundation for problem solving and critical thinking.  We provide opportunities to learn respect, responsibility, cooperation, communication and independence.

News and Announcements

I hope you are enjoying the sunshine.  There are only a few more weeks of school left and there are lots of fun events coming up.  Here is the news for ECE this week...
  • Wednesday, May 24th there is limited extended care because the teachers will be prepping for the amazing Art Show.  If the teachers can remove your child from the extended list for this day please let them know.
  • Thursday, May 25th there is NO SCHOOL for ECE students.  It is a ECE teacher work day.
  • Thursday, May 25th is the Art Show/Open House for the entire school at 6pm.  If you have not attended this event before, you can not miss it!!  It is so fun to see our ECE children's hard work on display and it also a great opportunity to check out some of the other classrooms.
  • Friday, May 26th-Monday, May 29th there is NO SCHOOL.  Classes resume Tuesday, May 30th.
One more reminder, the last Chapel for ECE of the school year is on Wednesday, May 31st.  All April, May, June, July and August birthday blessings will be done at this chapel.  Family and friends are always welcome to attend chapel.

Thank you to:
  • Violet and Knox-paper towels
  • Sam-paper towels

ECE CLASS PARTIES & IMPORTANT DATES

Class Parties

Halloween Party- Friday, October 28, 2016

  • Heather E, Chair
  • Rachel H
  • Kristen H
  • Devon B
  • Kirsten S

Thanksgiving Feast - Wednesday, November 16, 2016

  • Rachel G, Chair
  • Mandy W
  • Lauren S
  • Lauren M
  • Merrili K
  • Amanda B

Christmas Party - Monday, December 12, 2016

  • Crystal J, Chair
  • Kristina B
  • Yvonne H
  • Kim W
  • Ning H

Christmas Program Reception - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

  • Rachel G, Co-Chair
  • Jennie W, Co-Chair
  • Chrysa D
  • Amanda B
  • Alex S

Valentine’s Party - Monday, February 13, 2017

  • Amy B, Chair
  • Sam T
  • Merrili Fr
  • Jean K
  • Ditta R

St. Patricks’ Day - Friday, March 17, 2017

  • Bethany and Anthony P, Chair
  • Luis & Noemi E
  • Erin N
  • Skye F
  • Alpa K

Easter Party - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

  • Jennie W, Chair
  • Maria V
  • Kristina B
  • Katerina G
  • Amanda B

End of the Year - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

  • Jessaca D, Chair
  • Christine S
  • Bethany and Anthony P
  • Alpa K
  • Wendy Y

Pre-K Graduation - Thursday, June 8

  • Rachel H, Chair
  • Devon B
  • Kristen H

 

 

Save-the-Date

  • Fall Carnival - Friday, October 21
  • Grandparents Day - Friday, November 11
  • St. Michael's Benefit Auction - Saturday, March 4
  • ECE Mother's Day Tea - Wednesday, May 3
  • Art Show/Open House - Thursday, May 25

Chapel days are usually the third Wednesday of every month.  Please note that your child will receive their birthday blessing in chapel the month of their birthday,

 

ECE Teacher Workdays (No School)

  • Thursday, September 22
  • Friday, November 18
  • Thursday, January 26
  • Friday, March 3
  • Thursday, May 4
  • Thursday, May 25

 

 

All School Faculty Workdays (No School)

  • Monday, November 7
  • Friday, February 3
  • Monday, April 24

Garden and Play Doh Volunteers

Play Doh Sign Up

  • October-Wendy Y
  • November-Amy B
  • December-Erin N
  • January-Ditta R
  • February-Rachel G
  • March-Kristina B
  • April-Mandy W
  • May-Noemi E

Garden Sign Up

  • Friday, September 23 - Rachel G, Jean K, Ning H
  • Friday, October 14 - Kristina B, Kirsten S, Amanda B
  • Friday, November 4 - Jessaca D, Erin N, Kirsten S
  • Friday, January 13 - Kirsten S, Rachel G
  • Friday, February 10 - Yvonne H, Luis E, Alpa K
  • Friday, March 10 - Merrili F, Kirsten S, Ditta R
  • Friday, April 7 - Lia S
  • Friday, May 12 - - Kirsten S, Rachel G

FIELD TRIPS

We are excited for the Pre-K field trips this year.  Please remember that the trips are Pre-K students only, so no siblings can come on the trips.

Volunteer Driver Form

 

 

ECE LUNCH DUTY

Each class has responsibility to help in the lunchroom during the year.  Volunteers need to check in with the office and report to the lunchroom by 11:20am, and you should be done by 1pm.  This counts towards your volunteer hours and is a great chance to interact with students.  There will be someone there from Parents Club to help show you what to do,  Please do not bring any children with you to lunch duty.  ECE is responsible for staffing the lunchroom with volunteers the following weeks:

ECE Lunchroom week of October 31, 2016

 

ECE Lunchroom week of January 30, 2016

 

ECE Lunchroom week of April 9, 2017

 

CLASS CALENDARS

Forms

State Required Forms

 

ECE Extended Care Forms

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Early Childhood Education Teachers

Marty Conkle
Director of ECE
Pre-K Teacher
martyconkle@smeds.com

Christine Balalis
ECE Aide
christinebalalis@smeds.com

Katrina Charamuga
Preschool Teacher
katrinac@smeds.com

Chelsea Deavers
Pre-K Teacher
chelsead@smeds.com

Debbie Fairbrook
Preschool Teacher
debfairbrook@smeds.com

Accreditations and Memberships