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Community-Building Saturday at EC3

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Here’s a list of OUTDOOR tasks for this Saturday’s (May 17th) volunteer efforts at EC3, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Dig a new trench from the parking lot space-that-always-floods to the playground fence. (Please bring shovels.) Rake and bag leaves … Continue reading

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Volunteer Opportunities at EC3

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There are many ways to be active within the EC3 community. Since we’re a family cooperative organization, we rely on our families to support us in more ways than just paying tuition. We need help with things around the building … Continue reading

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Raising Funds–and the Roof–at EC3

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If you’ve been holding back on contributing to EC3’s Building Blocks Campaign, it’s time to buy a brick. Our roof is leaking in several places and it has been repaired as much as possible; now it must be replaced. I’m … Continue reading

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The Race Car Problem

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I’ve been reading a book of essays by teacher and poet Taylor Mali, called What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World. He’s got a lot to say about education and the people involved in it–which … Continue reading

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Spirit Day at EC3

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To celebrate our anticipation of tomorrow’s big football rivalry, EC3’s staff members dress up in team colors. We decorate our hallways and rooms. We sing fight songs–and play them on the PA system! But of course, we still keep to … Continue reading

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Rekindling the Team Flame

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I once knew a set of co-teachers who were much like an old married couple. They had been teaching together so long, they finished one another’s sentences and intuitively knew when to come to the rescue of the other when … Continue reading

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Calling All Green Thumbs! (Brown Ones, Too!)

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This Saturday (10/13) is EC3’s monthly “volunteer Saturday,” where we gather parents, staff, neighbors, and friends of EC3 to work on a task together. This collaboration allows us to grow our friendships while fostering a sense of community; it also … Continue reading

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Another Plug for Fitness in Early Childhood

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EC3 has recently updated its policies to include the prevention of childhood obesity (see the updated parent handbook, page 17). According to this recent article published on M-Live, childhood obesity has national security implications. 3 out of 4 Michigan kids … Continue reading

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Gym Floor Refinishing: Day 3

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They’ve got the first two coats of finish down, and already it looks fantastic! Here are some close-ups: And horizontal: They even repaired some of the boards near the drinking fountain: Today they’re painting the basketball/volleyball lines, which will take … Continue reading

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