Little Knights News
Welcome Assumption families into the New Year and new decade! We hope you and your families had a beautiful Christmas and we look forward to all of God’s blessings for the 2020 year.
As we begin 2020, we wanted to take time to focus on our bible verse for the 2019-2020 school year.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” -John 15:5
We encourage you to take time nightly and pray this verse as a family. We pray that God will bless all of our Assumption families this year.
Our PK3 and PK4 students participated in the annual Christmas program along with Kindergarten. It was a very cute and sweet story of the birth of Jesus. If you did not get a chance to view the program, you can find the video on ACS’ school event video page.
Kindergarten Preview at ACS
Assumption Catholic School has a special opportunity for our ECLC PreK4 parents to attend an upcoming Kindergarten Preview. It gives the parents a chance to visit the Kindergarten classrooms and tour our school to see all ACS has to offer! Click here to see the flyer for the following preview on Thursday, January 9th 9:30 a.m. that will be open to any prospective parents. Please feel free to share with family and friends! It is a parent only event, asking that children not attend as we do sit in class during instruction. We do ask that parents RSVP, to Jen Soulby by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents can contact email Mrs. Soulby to schedule a separate tour if they need to bring their child or siblings.
Pop Tab Collection – Ronald McDonald House
First grade will be collecting pop tabs on an on-going basis. They’ll be recycled for cash by the Ronald McDonald House to help provide housing for families visiting Jacksonville while their children receive medical care. We are excited about this opportunity to give back within our community! Drop off donations at the front office at the ECLC.
Knights Out 2020 Bar-B-Q and Bluegrass is May 2, 2020 and we are looking for help planning a night of dinner, dancing and fundraising with a silent auction. Interested in lending a hand? Come learn more about the event on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 6:30p in Jordan Hall. Questions – contact Elizabeth Heekin at email@example.com
Yearbook Sales are Open!
Log-on to www.yearbookordercenter.com to purchase your book! Use the ACS school code: 10588.
Yearbook Costs and Deadlines:
$50 before March 1, 2020
$75 on or after March 1, 2020
Deadline: April 1, 2020
(after this date remaining books will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis)
Yearbook purchases are also available in the front office. The same prices and deadline dates apply.
Meet our Teachers
This month we focus on our PK1 teachers! Ms. Becca is our lead PK1 teacher. Ms. Becca joined the Assumption community in March of last year. Prior to working at Assumption, Ms. Becca had her own home daycare for 10 years. Ms. Becca is originally from England, and has a degree in childcare and social work from the Stockport College of Technology. Ms. Becca has been working with children for over 25 years. Ms. Becca has 2 lovely children, Josh (25) and Olivia (21).
Ms. Chiyome has been working at Assumption Early Childhood Learning Center since 2017. Mrs. Chiyome is married and has 2 sons; Dinith (18) and Pasas (16). Mrs. Chiyome loves working with our one year olds! She and her family are also very active parishioners at Holy Family Catholic Church!
This is Ms. Jamie’s second year at Assumption. Ms. Jamie has a passion for working with young children! Ms. Jamie has also worked as a gymnastics coach for about 7 years; working with children with special needs, preschoolers and elementary school aged children.
Ms. Emma is one of our Bishop Kenny helpers. Ms. Emma started working at Assumption last spring. Emma loves working as a babysitter, and enjoys spending time with her family. Ms. Emma is an Assumption alumna, she attended PK4 and graduated from Assumption in 8th grade.
Child Development Tidbit
We all know the importance of sleep but do you know how much sleep your young child actually needs? Do you know that there are multiple health, behavioral and learning disorders that are associated with lack of sleep? Click here to learn more about young children and sleep.
Scholastic Book Club
Mark your Calendar for these Upcoming Events
- January 14th – HSA Meeting 8:00AM Kohls Hall
- January 17th – Scholastic Book Order Due
- January 20th – MLK Day ECLC is CLOSED
- January 22nd – Catholic Schools’ Week Kick Off Mass 10:00AM
- January 27th to January 31st – Catholic Schools’ Week
- January 31st – Grandparents Day
- February 17th – President’s Day ECLC is CLOSED
Thank you for entrusting your child with us here at Assumption ECLC. If you have any questions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.
“The Assumption Catholic Community, united in the Eucharist, provides a challenging academic education where living a Christ-centered life comes first.”
Founded in Christ, the Assumption Early Childhood Learning Center creates a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for children beginning at infancy. The teachers and staff care for and value each child, as a gift from God, and entirely promote their physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual growth. In partnership with families, children leave Assumption with the skills that provide them with a seamless transition into kindergarten. Each child develops a sense of confidence, autonomy, self-discipline, respect, and love of God and neighbor.