• Wildcat

    ECC Newsletter
    January 2018
  • Things to Remember
    • Bring Identification when visiting the building or signing a student out. 
    • Call by 3:00 with transportation changes.
    • Do not send medicine to school with students.
    • Students must wear tennis shoes to play on the wood chipped area of the playground.
    • Please send students with appropriate hats and gloves.  We will go outside when the temperatures are 32 and above.
    • Car riders can be dropped off starting at 8:30 a.m.
    • Please remember to post student names in windows when picking up car riders at the end of the day.
    • Please pull around to assist with seat buckling if your child is unable to do this on their own.
    • Siblings may not attend field trips and classroom parties.
    • Breakfast is served from 8:30-8:50 a.m.
    • Preschool donations can be paid in the office.
  • Upcoming Events 

    January 8          Bright Futures' Site Team meeting @ 2:15 p.m.

    January 8          PTO meeting @ HES  6:30 p.m.

    January 9          PAT play group @ 9:15 a.m.

    January 10        College and Career Day

    January 11         Major Saver Sales Kick-off

    January 15         No School

    January 16         PAT play group @ 9:15 a.m.

    January 22         Wild & Wacky @ 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    January 23         PAT play group @ 9:15 a.m.

    January 24         Breakfast with Books  8:30 a.m.

    January 24         Major Saver Sales end

    January 31         100th Day of School

    January 31          Monthly Assembly @ 3:00 p.m.




  • Monthly Award Winners 
    Kindergarten students are recognized each month during a school assembly.  This month, our assembly was held on Wednesday, November 29th at 3:00 p.m. Our next assembly will take place on Wednesday, January 31st at 3:00 p.m.
    Parents will be notified if their child is receiving an award each month.  Awards are given for being a Terrific Citizen, Math, P.E., Art, Music, and Perfect Attendance. 
    Terrific Citizens were recognized at our assembly for demonstrating the character trait of "Self-Control".  Next month, the character trait to be recognized will be "Honesty."  The winners for November were Nella Chamberlain, Aurora Darling, Kenna Nutter, Alivia Smith, Aubrey Burkhart, Olivia Garrett-Reynolds, Gus Carter and Daren Bormann.
    Math Award winners for the month of November were Marshall Ohler, Maise Schnelle, Tyson Klinge, Sophia Chastain, Chase Mannino, Joslin Melgoza, Amise Herriman and Max Mitchell.
    Artists of the month were Addyson Rinker, Ali Scott, Jayden Claspill, Zander Bascue, Mason Roberts, Cora Garrison, Elijah Fife and Harper Gilmore.
    Musicians of the month were Xayne Lindsey, Rylan Gilkey, Destiny Bedford, Avelyn McCracken, Julyan Sidwell, Kayson Enos, Trystan Saylor-Lundeen and Liam Dickerson.
    P.E. award winners for November were Ethan Wilson, Cecil Lynn, Archer Klein, Aleah Raney, Emilio Gutierrez-Jones, Gwyneth Metzger, Paisley Smith and Marlee Schroeder.
  • Preschool
    • There is no school on Monday, January 15th for preschool students.
    • Due to teacher collaboration on most Tuesday mornings, preschool doors will not open until 8:45 a.m.
    • Donations can be paid in the office.  ($25 per semester)
    • Parents as Teachers hosts a playgroup every Tuesday morning from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the ECC cafeteria.  
  • Attendance
    Daily school attendance is important because students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It is difficult for the teacher and the class to build their skills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent.  Data from a California study found that children who were chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade were far less likely to read proficiently at the end of 3rd grade.
    We recognize perfect attendance on a quarterly basis and hope to be able to recognize as many students as possible. Please have students to school on time so that they can get their day off to a good start.  Try to make appointments for as late in the day as possible.  Call and let the office know if your child is ill and will not be able to attend.
    2nd quarter perfect attendance recipients were:  Heyden Bautista, Aubrey Burkhart, Devin Cameron, Jayden Claspill, Kayson Enos, Harper Gilmore, Kennedee Hartsell, Ty Jackson, Dawson Jones, Phoenix Kauffman, Paige Kincaide, Archer Klein, Marley McCullough, Roczen McCune, Kamden Meyer, Kasen Meyer, Blakely Milam, Tyler Ritter, Rachel Stegner and Charlotte Whaley.


    District News - January 2018

    Board of Education Candidate Filing

    Filing for two three-year terms on the Board of Education began on December 12 at the Administrative Offices, 503 S. Lexington.  The election will be April 3, 2018. Board members whose terms expire include RJ Knox and Chad Reynolds. Filing closes on January 16, 2018 at 5 p.m.  For more information, contact the Administrative Offices at 380-2727, ext. 1222.


    Major Saver Sales Start Jan. 11

    The Harrisonville Public School Foundation is once again offering Major Saver cards for sale through students in grades K-5.  Students will receive the sales packets on Thursday, January 11th and will sell the cards until Wednesday, January 24th.  Proceeds from the sales of the discount cards directly support the participating schools and the activities of the Harrisonville Public School Foundation.  Last year, the Foundation and participating schools raised more than $16,000 through the sale of Major Saver cards.

    The 2018 participating businesses include: Paradise Park, 54th Street, Price Chopper, The Exit Room, Mazzio’s, Houlihan’s, Sonic, MOD Pizza, Captain D’s, Burger King, Randazzo’s Pizza and Pasta, The Little Pig BBQ, Brewbaker’s Bar and Grill, SPIN! Pizza, Forged By Fire, Aaron’s Family Fun Center, Dairy Queen, The Garage, McDonalds, Donna’s Diner, and Pizza Hut.

    Major Saver cards can also be purchased online at www.majorsaver.com.  Customers may purchase Major Saver cards from any participating communities and the sale will be credited to Harrisonville Schools and to the student that the buyer is supporting.  All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer.


    Community Education Courses Available
    Community members are invited to take advantage of fun, educational courses provided by Cass Career Center.  The Spring 2018 Adult/Community Education course schedule is now available.  Courses begin in January.  For a full class schedule, course descriptions, and online scheduling, go to www.harrisonvilleschools.org/communityeducation   For more information, call Cass Career Center at 380-3273, ext. 7223 or visit CCC, 1600 E. Elm, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.