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ECC Daily Guidelines

  • School Starts at 8:50 give yourselves a few extra minutes to get ready and arrive at school by 8:45. Your child will be able to come in with his/her class and it will be less stressful for all concerned. If you are late (beyond 9:00am), you must bring your child to the Main school office and wait with your child until a member of the ECC staff if able to get your child from the front office.

 

  • Arrival: children line up at the far end of the ECC building (near the St. Francis Garden), closest to the building is the Preschool line, next is the PK2 line, then PK1 line, then Kindergarten’s line is closest to the edge of the grass. Inclement weather, (extreme cold or rain or snow) ECC children line up on the stage in the Main School.

 

  • Dismissal: starts at 2:40pm and cars can enter the school yard at that time.  Please drive around the back of the school VERY SLOWLY AND CAUTIOUSLY as there may be older students playing on the blacktop.  Students will be walked to and helped into the car by a teacher. Proceed to the front of the Main school to buckle your child into his/her car seat/booster. ECC children who have an older sibling at St. Mary’s will be brought over to the main school at 2:55pm. Children and teachers will wait outside the Principal’s office until the older sibling picks them up.  If you are late in to pick up your child he/she will wait in the main school hall until 3:10, at which time a teacher will bring your child to the ECC Afterschool program.

 

  • Uniforms: St. Mary of the Hills student wear uniforms purchased from Lands’ End either from the catalog or from a Sears store.  ECC children are required to wear twill shorts or sweatpants, T shirts (short or long sleeve) sweatshirts or zip sweater, all of which have the school logo. White socks only. Velcro sneakers are a must. You will be asked to purchase Velcro sneakers if your child comes to school with tie laces. Uniform guidelines can be found here. 

 

  • Standard size backpacks are needed in order to carry his/her lunchbox, folders, notices, towel, book etc.to and from school (mini backpacks and backpacks on wheels are not acceptable).

 

  • LABEL EVERYTHING! Please! Coats, hats, mittens, backpacks, lunchboxes, uniform sweatshirts. There are many duplicates, look-a-likes, and items lost yearly due to no names.

 

  • Extra set of clothes:  Spills and accidents happen daily!! It is required of each student to have an extra set of clothes, (socks, underwear, pants, T’s and sweatshirt) all of which must be navy blue. No logos are necessary, but NO pictures or words on the T’s.  All items should be placed in a gallon Ziploc bag with the child’s name and class written on the bag.

 

  • Toilet Trained:  Each child in the Early Childhood Center MUST be toilet trained. Each child should be able to use the toilet and clean themselves properly. Our program is not equipped to change soiled clothes or pull ups. You will be called to pick up your child should accidents occur.

 

  • Snacks and Lunches: Each day at approximately 10:00 the children will have a snack. Please be certain to pack a healthy snack and juice/water/milk for the morning. Lunch is scheduled at 11:50-12:09. PTO sells lunch daily for $4.00 per serving, or you can pack your own lunch in a lunch box. Please no GLASS containers.  White or chocolate milk can be purchased for the year.  Milk forms are in the summer packets given out in August and due on the first day of school. ‘Afterschool’ students also need a designated snack and juice/water (placed in a Ziploc bag) each day they attend the afterschool program. You can find out more about the PTO lunch schedule here. 


 

  • Recess: Weather permitting, the children go outside to play after lunch in the ECC “backyard” from 12:10 – 12:30.  Please be certain to have gloves/mittens/hats/scarves in the backpack so your child will be warm and have fun playing with friends.

 

  • Rest Time: Each class will rest for a period of 30 or more minutes each day after recess, therefore, your child needs a STANDARD size BEACH TOWEL to lay down on. NO PILLOWS please. Clean towels come to school on Monday and Friday they are sent home to be laundered. A small stuffed animal (Beany baby size) or book may be sent with your child for rest time. A “rest bag” will be provided for your child to store his/her towel and kept on their coat hooks.   

 

  • Summer Packet:  Please watch for emails regarding the summer packets to be picked up at the main school office. These packets contain important forms which need to be filled out for the first day of school.

 

  • ECC NEWSLETTERS: Each week a newsletter is printed highlighting many of the activities and lessons learned in each of the classes, (Preschool, Pre-K and K). It may also contain VERY important notices or upcoming events for you to be aware of and plan for. PLEASE READ THEM.