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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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Gym Floor Refinishing: Day 2

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They’ve finished the sanding and are getting ready to put on the first coat of sealer. See how different it looks already! After two coats of sealer, the basketball/volleyball lines will be painted back on and allowed to dry for … Continue reading

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Menu: Week of 10-01-12

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Monday, 10/1 Breakfast: cereal / fresh fruit / milk Morning snack: apples / peanut butter Afternoon snack: pretzel rods / yogurt Tuesday, 10/2 Breakfast: waffles / fresh fruit / milk Morning snack: strawberries / saltines Afternoon snack: corn chips / … Continue reading

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Menu: Week of 9-24-12

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Monday, 9/24 Breakfast: cereal / fresh fruit / milk Morning snack: apples / peanut butter Afternoon snack: corn chips / salsa Tuesday, 9/25 Breakfast: waffles / fresh fruit / milk Morning snack: string cheese / oyster crackers Afternoon snack: green … Continue reading

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Gymnasium Zamboni

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Last spring, at EC3’s annual fundraising auction, we did a “reverse auction” to raise additional funds for improvements that might not be feasible using tuition funds. (Being a responsible nonprofit organization, we try hard to take in only what we … Continue reading

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What is the “program,” anyway?

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The recent EC3 parent survey was rife with questions about the program: Do teachers share information about things happening in the PROGRAM? Do staff members help you get to know other families in the PROGRAM? Are you invited to participate … Continue reading

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2012 EC3 Auction: Big Prizes, Bigger Goal

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In less than one week, EC3 will hold it’s annual fundraising auction. I’m not even sure how many of these we’ve done, but it must be approaching twenty. What started as a simple event to bid out cute little art … Continue reading

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Lansing School Restructuring Means New Choices for Parents

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Most of EC3’s families live in Lansing, and many send their children to Lansing schools after EC3 graduation. This year, several changes are slated that will have a direct impact on the choices available for these families–a couple elementary schools … Continue reading

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