Special Events

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Celebration of Learning
This is our last family event of our school year.  This event provides families with an opportunity to visit classrooms and staff before the close of the school year.  Our families are encouraged to participate in a scavenger hunt throughout the building searching for letters in the alphabet.  Upon completion, the children are rewarded with a small trinket of their accomplishment.  Families are invited to enjoy an ice cream treat with their child during their visit.

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Gingerbread House Making
This is our second event of the school year at the Early Learning Center.  Families are encouraged to come to the ELC and create their own gingerbread house with their children, in their child's classroom.  These houses are as individual as they come and utilize a variety of items donated by families.  A physical activity offered in the lower level is the Gingerbread Run.  Parents and children alike may participate in this event and while exercising to improve their personal health, a donation may be made to American Heart Association by the parents and the school will then match the donation.

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May Basket Delivery
The May Day basket delivery has become an Early Learning Center tradition.

In celebration of spring, the preschool students and teachers walk throughout the neighborhood and also to South High School to wish them a happy "May Day."

They distribute approximately 500 child decorated baskets which are filled with soft candy. If someone is not home, a basket is left on the doorknob with a note that reads "Happy May Day from the Early Learning Center."

Teachers hope that by participating in such a neighborly activity that students will learn how special it can be to make gifts for someone else and make them happy without expecting anything in return.

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Open House
This is our first official event of the school year at The Early Learning Center. The open house provides an opportunity for parents and family members to meet the teachers and staff at the ELC; see their child's classroom and tour the building. Various activities will be available including physical events coordinated by retired physical education teacher, Kris Fritz. Staff will be on hand to dicuss the educational program offered at The Early Learning Center. Students and their families are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to the local food pantries. A Scholastic Book Fair will be available for families to enjoy as well as Community Representatives to share what our community has to offer to families with young children.

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