Category Archives: Families

The Gift of Experience

Posted on by marney

Updated 12/2016 Our Henry is not hurting for toys. In fact, I am regularly trying to finds ways of minimizing his collection. While we love the Magna Tiles, Lincoln Logs, Legos, endless art supplies and dress up clothes, they all … Continue reading

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Making the “Ask”

Posted on by Matt Resch

When Lis Weston asked me whether I’d asked my parents to donate to EC3’s Raising the Roof fund, I had to laugh. It’s been a while, thankfully, since the last time I asked my parents for money; about 13 years … Continue reading

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Halloween Tips & Tricks

Posted on by marney

Halloween can be scary for small children especially with costumes of monsters, witches & devils roaming the streets at night. Here are a few imaginative ways to enjoy Halloween without the usual door-to-door trick-or-treating.  You will also find tips and tricks for keeping … Continue reading

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Volunteer Opportunities at EC3

Posted on by Elisabeth Weston

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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Diversity Series—Part 1: Cultural Diversity

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Earlier this month, Program Director Patti Casey led all EC3 staff through a Cultural Competency and Inclusion Training. In three parts over the next week, we will share what we learned with you for your own family conversations and teaching … Continue reading

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Teacher appreciation

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This is teacher appreciation week at EC3. This means parents are busy writing thank-you notes and baking cookies and buying lunch. I have been struggling with what to say or do this time around, as it’s our last time around. … Continue reading

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The Race Car Problem

Posted on by Elisabeth Weston

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

Posted on by Elisabeth Weston

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

Posted on by Elisabeth Weston

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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So, how was your weekend?

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We’ve all asked and answered that question dozens, if not hundreds, of times. Sometimes a perfunctory pleasantry, sometimes genuine curiosity. You’ve probably heard it out of your child’s teachers here at EC3, too. And on a harried Monday morning, a … Continue reading

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