Little Knights News

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It was such a wonderful treat seeing so many of our families at this year’s Fall Festival!  I hope your little ones enjoyed all of the fun and games.

We have a lot of really fun events coming up for the Assumption community.  Please read the newsletter carefully and mark your calendars!

All Saints Day Parade

We will celebrate All Saints Day on November 1st with our annual All Saints Day Parade starting in front of the ECLC at 9:00AM.  PK3 and PK4 are encouraged to dress up as their favorite saint.  Click here to see a list of ideas and costume suggestions.

 Flag Ceremony

On November 8th we will have NJROTC from Bishop Kenny High School lead Assumption in our annual Flag Ceremony.  The Flag Ceremony will begin at 8:00AM.  Students are encouraged to wear red, white and blue in honor of Veterans Day.

Food and Farm

We will have an “on site field trip” for PK3 and PK4 on November 20th.   PK3 and PK4 will visit the vendors and learn about living a healthy life style by being active, and eating healthy foods!  The school will continue this event for after school from 1:30PM to 3:30PM for parents to visit with their children.  The petting zoo will open at 1:30PM.  It is a really fun event and I hope you all can make it!

Charleston Wrap and Jog-a-thon

Our Charleston Wrap Fundraiser was a HUGE success!  We brought in a little over $7,000 in sales!  We are very excited to use these funds to purchase new riding toys for our patio and more playground/classroom toys.  We are also working on a 3 to 5 year plan for improving and upgrading our playground.  We are so excited for the growth and direction of our beautiful outdoor space.  Thank you so much for your support.

The Assumption ECLC brought in $1,862 for this year’s Jog-a-thon!  These funds will be used for the Fine Arts Department and improvements to Jordan Hall.  Mrs. Valbuena’s PK4 class won an ice cream party!  They brought in $650.

Picture Make Ups

If your child was sick or did not get their picture taken successfully, make ups will be available at Kurt English’s studio on November 13th and 14th.  Please call Kurt English for more information 904.262.3080 or visit their website www.kurtenglish.com

Meet our Teachers

This month we focus on our infant room teachers.  We have 5 wonderful ladies who work in our infant room.  They love and nurture all of our sweet babies in our infant room.

shaylaMs. Shayla Johnson is our new lead infant teacher.  Shayla was born and raised in Jacksonville Florida.  She has worked in childcare for over 15 years.  She has a passion for working with children.  She has a vibrant and bubbly personality that brings so much joy and energy into our infant room. Ms. Shayla loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Bibiano Gutierrez

Mrs. Bibiana has worked at the ECLC since January 2017.  Mrs. Bibiana is very energetic and loves taking care of our sweet babies.  Mrs. Bibiana enjoys volunteering at the Women’s Help Center.

Antoinette Holt

Mrs. Antoinette started working at the ECLC in May of 2018.  Mrs. Antoinette is retired from Bank of America after working there for 27 years.  Mrs. Antoinette has 2 children and 3 grandchildren and loves spending time with her family.  She loves children and infants and enjoys taking care of the babies.

image1Ms. Berta also started working at the ECLC in May 2018.  Ms. Berta has a background as a certified nursing assistant.  She has 2 children and enjoys working with children of all ages.

Katie NelmsMs. Katie is an infant and toddler floater teacher, which means she helps out in both the infant and toddler room.  Katie is an Assumption and Bishop Kenny alumna.  Katie has worked at Assumption for 3 years.  Katie loves leading bible study and is in school to become a religion teacher.  She has a genuine love of babies and children and see each as a blessing from God.

Child Development Tidbit

Young children love to be helpful.  Encourage your child to start helping around the house with age appropriate household chores.  Chores are a greatly way to help your child build confidence.  Here are a few ideas:

  • Starting at 18 months encourage your child to put their dirty clothes in their hamper, trash into the trash can, and put their toys away.
  • At 2 years old, your child can help by wiping up spills, dusting the counters, sorting dirty clothes by color and scooping pet food. Encourage your child to start dressing themselves and provide support when needed.
  • At 3 years old your child can start folding small items like wash cloths, shirts and putting some of their clothes on hangers. They can help set the table for dinner, and help load and unload items in the dish washer.  It is also a great time to start teaching them how to use a butter knife to cut up their food.  Fine motor skills are refining and using utensils is a great way to build strength along with hand-eye coordination.
  • At 4 and 5 years old your child can follow 2 to 3 step directions. They can follow visual checklist of things that need to be done like use the bathroom, brush teeth, put on pajamas and pick up toys.  This is a great age for teaching how to sweep using a child size broom.

Scholastic Book Club

We will be placing our next order for Scholastic Book Club on Friday, November 1st.  Click here to order online.

Mark your Calendar for these Upcoming Events

  • October 25th No School for Green Families, open 7:00AM to 6:00PM for Blue families
  • November 1stAll Saints Day Parade 9:00AM
  • November 6thVision Screening PK3 and PK4
  • November 8th Flag Ceremony
  • November 20thFood and Farm Festival
  • November 26th Thanksgiving Feast PK3 and PK4 11:15 to 12:00
  • November 27th ECLC Closes at 3:00PM
  • November 28th and 29th ECLC is Closed for Thanksgiving
  • December 20th Christmas Program 8:30AM PK3 and PK4 in Jordan Hall
  • December 23rd through January 6thECLC is closed for Christmas Break for GREEN families
  • December 23rd Open Blue families ONLY 7:00AM to 6:00PM
  • December 24th and 25th ECLC is Closed for Christmas
  • December 26th ECLC open for blue families only 9:00AM to 6:00PM
  • December 27th, 30th– Open Blue families ONLY 7:00AM to 6:00PM
  • December 30th and January 1stECLC is CLOSED for New Years
  • January 2ndECLC open for blue families only 9:00AM to 6:00PM
  • January 3rd and 6thOpen Blue families ONLY 7:00AM to 6:00PM

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.


Kristin Spears


Assumption ECLC


“The Assumption Catholic Community, united in the Eucharist, provides a challenging academic education where living a Christ-centered life comes first.”
Philosophy Statement
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.