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Dear Parents,

As we start this season of Thanksgiving, the themes you may see in your child’s classroom are harvest, fall, and of course Thanksgiving.  The first Sunday of Advent will be November 25th and we will welcome the Christmas season to the ECLC.

Parking Lot Safety

Please remember to use the cross walk throughout the day.  Our parking lot is extremely busy, and the safety of our students is our priority.   Please hold your children’s hands while walking in the parking lot.  Please, also remember to drive with caution throughout the parking lot.  Thank you for your cooperation in no longer parking in the fire lane.  Our police officers have complimented our parents’ efforts to rectify the parking issues.

Here are some important dates to remember during the month of November:

  • 11/2 – Spirit Night at Panera.  Bring this flyer to the Panera at the Hendricks Avenue location.  All proceeds support our HSA.
  • 11/9 – Flag Ceremony in our court yard at 8:05AM
  • 11/12 – NO SCHOOL for all families. The ECLC is closed for Veterans Day.
  • 11/13 – Food and Farm Festival Kick Off at Standard Feed and Seed @ 5:30PM All are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Free beer/wine and kids are invited!
  • 11/14 – Food and Farm Festival 1:30-3:00PM Come out and try out smoothie bicycle, learn more about robotics and lion fish. We will have a petting zoo from Happy Acres, you may purchase plants from our school garden and visit Saturiwa Trading Company’s mobile healthy food market!
  • 11/15 — Vision is Priceless Screening for PK3 and PK4
  • 11/20 — Thanksgiving Feast, Last day of preschool “green families” before Thanksgiving break.
  • 11/21 – Child care available 7:30-3:00pm $45, Sign up – https://goo.gl/forms/kZDxoL2fmCWSZCgr2
  • 11/21 – ECLC Closes at 3:00pm for Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/22-23 – ECLC Closed
  • 11/27 — HSA meeting 8:00AM

Please be sure to write down the above upcoming events on your calendar.

Here is a recap of all the exciting events that occurred during October at the ECLC.

Donuts with Dad

October was an amazing month here at Assumption Early Childhood Learning Center.  We started off the month with our “Donuts with Dad” celebration.  Our students LOVED spending the morning with their dads in the classroom.  Our dads enjoyed fresh warm donuts from The Donut Shoppe, story time and play time in their child’s classroom.


Our PK3 and PK4 Little Knights participated in this year’s Jog-a-thon on October 5th.  The Assumption Catholic School and ECLC raised $28,000 for our campus wide security initiative.  Our PK3 and PK4 students ran laps, danced, and greatly enjoyed popsicle and Smoothie King smoothies.

Community Helpers

During October, we celebrated our community helpers!  On October 9th, Officer Morgan came to visit our PK3 and PK4 students.  Officer Morgan is a K9 officer with JSO.  Officer Morgan told the children all about her dog Murphy.  Officer Morgan discussed with the children the important job that our police officers do daily to protect and serve our community.

Our local fire department came for a visit on October 11th.  The firefighters did a great presentation for all of our students.  The firefighters discussed with the children the importance of not playing with fire, having a fire plan at home and knowing that firefighters are helpers.   The students got a chance to tour the fire truck, try on parts of the uniform and our PK3 and PK4 students got to spray the fire hose.  Our student’s favorite part of the visit was the fire truck lights and sirens!

Nurse Heekin, nurse Ruzanka and nurse Kling came to visit our PK2, PK3 and PK4 students.  During their visit they discussed the importance of healthy living, eating, hand washing and visiting the doctor for well visits.  They also talked about the importance sharing toys and not germs by coughing and sneezing into the fold of your elbow.  The children got to play with syringes and pretended to give shots.  They also learned to wash their hands using water, soap, and rubbing hands together singing the happy birthday song before rinsing.

Fall Festival

The Fall Festival was a HUGE success!  Thank you for all of the donations and for those of you who volunteered to help with our Under the Water Adventure bounce house.  It was great to see our families enjoying the Saturday evening as a community.

50th Day Celebration

October 23rd was the 50th day of the school.  Our PK4 classes had a 1950’s themed party.  The children had a BLAST!  They had a dance party, enjoyed root beer floats and popped 50 balloons! They made a list of 50 things they love about school and counted 50 objects.  Our school was filled with lots of ‘hip cats.”

Pumpkin Party

On October 31st, we had our Pumpkin Party!  We measured, graphed, tested to see if the pumpkins sink or float, painted and finally carved our pumpkins.   It was a day full of excitement and fun.

All Saint’s Day

We started November with our annual All Saint’s Day Parade!  The PK3 and PK4 walked in the parade while our infants, toddlers, PK1 and PK2 students watched the whole school parade through the campus.  Our PK4 had a party to celebrate our main life goal to become actual saints.

We are so very thankful for your families choosing Assumption as your child’s preschool and early childhood learning center.  We love and value each child as member of our school and Christian community.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.  We are always looking for opportunities to grow.  Be sure follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay to date with all of the events and happenings within the Assumption Community

We hope your family has an amazing November and Thanksgiving season.


Kristin Spears

Director, Assumption ECLC

Assumption c/o ‘99


“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.