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  • SPRING 2019 CAMP APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN: Application link here. Camps will be offered the weeks of March 25-29 and April 15-19, 2019. Please see the following letter from Ms. Erica with information on the camp theme!

  • ENVIRONMENTAL RATING SCALES (5 STAR) VISIT: We are expecting our Environmental Rating Scales assessments to take place in February or March. We have received our 4 week window which will be February 18-March 15. During this timeframe, assessors will drop in unannounced to observe classrooms. How the process works is they will give us a 4 week window in which they will drop in unannounced to observe classrooms. We will be having 3 Infant/Toddler classrooms and 3 Middler/preschool classrooms randomly chosen for an observation. Classrooms are busy getting ready for them and working on the expected routines. 

    How can you assist us? Please make sure you are washing your children's hands in their classroom upon arrival.  **If your child washes hands in their sibling's classroom, then they need to be sure to wash hands again upon arrival in their own class as the assessors will expect them to do that.  In addition, please clean out your child's cubby and clear it of any unnecessary items. Your child's cubby needs extra clothing and a nap blanket (if desired) but not much else. Thanks for your help!

  • CHANGE IN PARENT HOURS REQUIREMENT: After much consideration and feedback from our parent community, it has been decided by our Parent Board that FEELC will no longer have required Parent Hours. That said, it is still our hope to continue with our community spirit and have parent volunteers help out in various areas of our school. It is our belief that a program that builds a strong volunteer community helps to create unity between home and school. We will continue to post jobs on our volunteer board in the main hallway, send out help needed notices via Room Parents and Friday Updates. We understand working families are very busy and we don't want to create any extra burden through required hours, we just hope that when there is time in your schedule you will choose to help support FEELC. Thanks for all you do! -Beth


  • 2019 HOLIDAY/BREAK CLOSINGS: Please note that this information is available on our website and can also be downloaded here.

  • AMAZON CLASSROOM WISH LISTS: Check the full list of classroom wish lists here. A wonderful way to directly support your child's classroom is to find an item on their classroom wish lists.  Some classrooms are still working on creating one, but you will find that many have.  Below is a link to each individual list.  Your order will be directly shipped to FE.  ** PLEASE MAKE SURE TO NOTIFY TRUDI TUINSTRA ( OF ANY PURCHASES SO THEY CAN BE DELIVERED TO THE RIGHT CLASSROOM ** Thank you for your support of our school!

    As a reminder, you are able to access your First Environments tuition receipts through our Procare system online portal. More information is available on the Procare Portal Instructions page; it provides directions on how to set up an account so that you can access your child's tuition receipts. You just have to make sure you set up your account with the email address where you usually receive your Friday updates. 


  • Slides from the January 29, 2019, parent meeting are available here.

  • Minutes from the July 25, 2018, meeting are available here.

  • Please note that the Board members for the 2018-2019 school year are listed below:

    • President: Sania W. Tong Argao

    • Secretary: Kristin Lichti-Kaiser

    • Parent Coordinator: Mercy Arana

    • Fundraising/Social: Bill LeFew

    • Policy Coordinator/Treasurer: Anna Sacks


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MONTHLY CALENDARS for February 2019


Last Updated 2/18/2019