EDCS MARCH Parent Page Preschool – High School Norman Hartman Lucinda Hume Melony Marciniak Stan Ellingson Administrator Co-Administrator Principal Asst. Principal To contact the school office, please call 252-5400 or email us at email@example.com. Also please visit our website at www.eastdaytonchristian.org for calendar events/updates. The Parent Page is now on the web!! FROM THE DESK OF MRS. marciniak: CONGRATULATIONS to the Boys Basketball Team! They played in the ACSI State Championship last weekend and did a fantastic job! They lost first place by only six points! Congratulations, Guys! Basketball roster: (no particular order) Gerome Harris, Ean Stokes, Jaylin Chivers, Carrington Hill, Demetrius Smith, Matthew Smalls, Isaiah Taylor, Andrew Stewart, Alex Kennedy, Allen Harris, Dieter Archer, and Phillip Harris. The Lady Eagles also had a fantastic undefeated season, leading them to the regional tournament! Congratulations, Girls! Classroom requests for the next school year will be taken only from Kindergarten parents as it is their first year in school and from 1st grade parents as it is their first full day of school. All other class placements will be done by grade level departments during the month of May and given to Mrs. Marciniak. Teachers will be assigned to these classes at the end of June. EARLY DISMISSAL NOTICE!! OPEN HOUSE Join EDCS on Saturday, March 21st & Saturday, Parents, please don’t forget about our early dismissal April 4th from 2:00-4:00pm for our annual Spring on Friday, March 21st. Students are being dismissed Community Open Houses! early that day so that we can do some “spring Please invite your friends and family who are cleaning” to prepare for our March Open House on the interested in affordable private education for their children. following day. Afternoon Kindergarten will not be in They will be able to tour the facility and meet our teachers session that day. Also, lunch will not be served that and administration. day. It is the mission of EDCS to assist the family in DISMISSAL SCHEDULE training students to fulfill God’s purpose in their lives. EDCS offers Preschool through 10th Grade, all 11:00am Kindergarten day Kindergarten, or ½ day program. We use the 11:15am 1st grade ABEKA curriculum, and we are a member of ACSI. 11:30am 2nd & 3rd grades Spanish is offered for all grades. 11:45am 4th grade All of our teachers are certified, and enrollment is over 350. 12:00pm 5th & 6th grades Special note to our parents: If you can help by 12:15pm 6th-9th grades greeting guests or being a school tour guide, please call the school office at 252-5400. * No P.M. Daycare available on this day! ** A separate note will come home regarding the bus schedule for that day. Did you know… PACE is Parents Advancing Choice in Education PACE offers scholarships based on financial guidelines, which EDCS accepts Students who retain their PACE scholarships can use them through college in an accredited Ohio college You can apply by calling 228-PACE CANDY SALE All candy bar sale monies must be turned in no later than Friday, March 9th in order for students to participate in Out of Dress Code Week and/or the school party. Out of Dress Code Week (March 9-13) is for students who sold 1 full box of candy, and the school party is for students who sold 2 full boxes of candy. The school party is scheduled for March 12th at 1:30pm. SCHOOL KITS EDCS EMPLOYMENT LOST & FOUND OPPORTUNITIES AM/PM Lost and found is located in the Order sheets for school kits will be If you are interested in helping out at cafeteria. If your student has lost sent home soon. A price guide and the school for the 2009-2010 year, anything, please check by Monday, supply lists will be included for grades please call Karen Winnett at the school K-6. Kindergarten Kits are mandatory. office. We have a Kindergarten daycare March 2nd. After that, the lost and Grades 1-6 are optional. All orders position to fill, and will be looking for found will be cleaned out. Thank need to be in no later than March 31. lunchroom help. you. FROM THE NURSE EDUCATIONAL APPAREL *COVER YOUR MOUTH WHEN YOU COUGH! Educational Apparel will be in gym the on Thursday, March *WASH YOUR HANDS! 5th, from 2:30-6:00pm for their Spring/Summer uniform sale. What is the flu? Available for immediate purchase will be Spring/Summer The “flu” is a contagious disease called influenza which is spread items such as shorts, short sleeve shirts and a limited amount from person-to-person through the air when someone with of jumpers, skirts and pants. influenza sneezes or coughs. Symptoms include: fever, chills, muscle aches and pains, sweating, dry cough, nasal congestion, RE-ENROLLMENT sore throat, headache, general tiredness, loss of appetite. Please remember that if your child vomits or has diarrhea to keep If you haven’t turned in your re-enrollment packet, please do them at home for 24 hours after the episode. Remind your children to use their “good hand washing” technique to avoid passing germs. so now. The re-enrollment fee will change to $100 starting ** The clinic is in need of Kleenex and bathroom size Dixie cups. March 1st. Please be sure to secure your student’s place for Thank you for your generosity! the 2009-10 school year. Space is becoming limited. EdChoice families Holiday Aid Update EdChoice renewal forms have been coming into the school office at a steady pace. We have some families that haven’t East Dayton Christian was one of 98 schools that turned in their forms yet. Please keep in mind that the deadline participated in the 2008 Holiday Aid food drive. We for renewal is April 18th. The State will not extend the deadline for any reason. Your application must accompany a collected 427 pounds of food which equates to 1.1 utility bill, pay stub, etc., that has your name listed with your pounds per student! Thank you for your current address. This is your proof of address in order for the participation and for sharing your blessings with State of Ohio to process your application. those less fortunate. CONGRATULATIONS to all the ACSI Spelling Bee participants. These students competed on Saturday, January 24th at Emmanuel Christian School. We want to thank them for all their hard work and preparation for this event. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ WHAT’S NEW AT EDCS? Post Secondary Enrollment Options for high school students EDCS will be participating in a program which allows Ohio high school students to earn college credit and/or high school credit through the successful completion of college courses. This program is open to 9th-12th grade students. Sinclair Community College, University of Dayton, and Wright State University participate in this program. EDCS 8th & 9th graders and their parents are invited to a meeting Monday, March 9th to learn more about this program and receive the necessary forms to participate. The meeting will take place in the church sanctuary at 6:30pm with Mrs. Hume. PARKING LOT HELP US KEEP YOUR STUDENTS SAFE! 1. When entering or exiting the parking lot, please refrain from using you cell phones. * We need your attention. 2. Eastman A.M. Drop Off Line: Only the first two vehicles should allow students to exit and proceed to the building. Spinning Rd. A.M. Drop Off Line: First vehicle only! 3. Please do not exit the line early. Exit only with attendant’s signal. 4. Be ready! Vehicles/busses behind you are waiting. Do not call students back to the vehicle if they forgot something. Park and come into the building. 5. Parents who park and walk up to the building should cross the parking lot only at the attendant’s signal. Help us keep you safe. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ SPRING AND ITS STORMS WILL SOON ARRIVE. In case we experience power outages, it is important for each classroom to be equipped with a flashlight and batteries. During our inspection of these items, it has come to our attention that several of our flashlights have reached the end of their usable life. If you are able to supply a flashlight and/or batteries, the donations will be greatly appreciated! These can be dropped off in the school office at your convenience. Thank you in advance for your generosity! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ATHLETIC DEPARTMENTAL NOTES Basketball Camp is coming up shortly. Wright State will be assisting, including JV teams. Second grade through ninth grade students may participate. Information will be going home soon. Booster Club: Volunteer needed to start a parent-run booster’s club to support the athletic department. Please contact Coach Kemper if interested. Gym Floor: Thank you to all who have donated funds to the expansion of our gym floor. We still need about $5,000 toward this project. Your generosity is greatly appreciated! NOTES OF INTEREST… We are proud to announce that East Dayton Christian Junior High has been chartered with a National Junior Honor Society chapter. This service organization recognizes students who excel in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, character and citizenship. Application materials were distributed to 7 th & 8th grade students who have a cumulative junior high GPA of 3.6 or higher on March 2. These applications are due back to the main office by Thursday, March 12. All new members will be inducted in a special ceremony on Monday, March 30. We are two days over our designated inclement weather days for this school year. These days will be added to the end of the school year. Also, dates for Spring Break: Good Friday, April 10th and the following week, April 13th-17th. Students will return to school on Monday, April 20th. Don’t forget to continue collecting Box Tops for Education. These can be turned into the classroom teacher. EDCS Commercial Schedule for the beginning of March: View the school commercial on WDTN Channel 2. March 1 at 5:05am; March 3 at 5:21am; March 4 at 6:12am & 8:45pm; March 9 at 7:10am & 12:39pm. New Addition Update: We are moving forward with our plans for our new building addition. The City of Riverside has required a conservation survey of our existing retention pond, which is currently underway. Plans for a groundbreaking ceremony will be announced soon. Mortgage pay-off update: We have currently received $66,262,46 toward our pay-off. Thank you for your continued support! * * * * * * * * * TIPS FOR OUT OF DRESS CODE DAYS Just a reminder that students may wear loose fitting, ankle length pants/jeans (no lowriders, no holes/rips, and no writing on pants/jeans). T-shirts must be appropriate, fitting into the EDCS philosophy. Dresses should hit the top of the knee or longer. Shirts and dresses must have sleeves. If you have questions about attire, please call the school office, 252-5400. * * * * * * * * * ALUMNI NEWS Congratulations to Freshman alumnus, Colin Kanzari, for qualifying for the 2009 USA Swimming Zone Select Camp. Twenty-eight swimmers (male and female) will be selected in each of the four zones. Fifteen athletes of each gender will be selected based on IMX point scores; then the fastest swimmer in each zone, in each Olympic event, will be invited. The camp will take place May 21 st-24th at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. We wish Colin the best as he competes. Also, this past weekend, Colin was in Canton, Ohio, to compete in the State High School Swim Meet in the 500 Freestyle. Colin is ranked 7 th in the state. We will update you when we hear the results from this meet. NOTE: We love to hear about what our alumni are achieving! If you hear or read about them, please let us know so we can acknowledge them.