EC3 Newsletter - 5/15/2015

Published: 2015-05-14

EC3 Board of Directors Needs Applicants!

As a parent co-op, EC3’s nonprofit status depends on its constituent families to participate in all aspects of the organization’s life. This includes volunteering time and talents to serve on the Board of Directors. EC3 Board members generally attend two meetings per month: the Board meeting and one committee meeting. (Child care is provided, of course.) There is also official business conducted via e-mail, and Board members are expected to participate in any events put on at EC3. Most importantly, EC3 Board members serve as “ambassadors” both within our own walls and outside, in the community, helping others understand the benefit and importance of early learning.

There are currently two vacancies on EC3’s Board, and several more will open up in the fall. Potential applicants are invited to attend a Board meeting in order to ask questions and learn more about this fulfilling, two-year leadership opportunity. If you would like to contribute to EC3 in this way, please come to the meeting next Tuesday, May 19th, at 6:15 p.m. and see whether it’s a good fit for you! R.S.V.P. to Lis Weston ( so we can have materials ready.

Expecting? Let us know!

EC3’s infant program is full through May of 2016! If you are expecting a little one (or know someone who is) and need care, please let us know as soon as possible so we can reserve a spot.

Summer Enrollment Changes

If you are planning on changing your child’s enrollment for the summer, now is the time to let the office know. A two week written notice or e-mail message is required for withdrawal and/or changes in schedule.

Picture Days: May 19th and May 20th

Lifetouch Spring picture days are coming to EC3 next week! On Tuesday, May 19th, the Bees, Ladybugs, Dolphins, Seals, Penguins, and Geckos will have their pictures taken. On Wednesday, May 20th the Frogs, Tigers, Bluegills and Bears will have their pictures taken. Part-time students will have pictures taken on whichever day they attend. Picture-taking sessions will take place both days from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Forms have been placed in the cubbies, but they need only be returned if parents have special preferences for background color or pictures with siblings. Parents are under no obligation to purchase the pictures when they are delivered to EC3 in a few weeks.

East Lansing Art Festival Features Tim-the-Music-Man and Other Children’s Performers

Tim-the-Music-Man will be playing at this weekend’s East Lansing Art Festival! Look for him on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Check out the full schedule at

Kids and Bicycle Safety

It's a beautiful day — the sun is shining, the birds are chirping. What could be more perfect than a bike ride? But wait! Before you pull your child’s bike out of the garage, find out how to stay safe on two wheels. Check out the following link for a list of common bicycle safety myths, coupled with the correct information you need to teach your children about safe bike riding.

EC3 Closed Memorial Day

EC3 will be closed on Monday, May 25th, in observation of Memorial Day.

Mark Your Calendar: Bear & Bluegill Graduation

It’s just about that time to “graduate” the children in the Bear room, and several in the Bluegill room. Families are welcome to attend the 2015 graduation ceremony on Friday, June 19th, at 5:15 p.m. at EC3. Details will be e-mailed soon to the families involved.

Summer Camp Enrollment Growing

Summer camp is filling up! If your child wants to have the most fun possible this summer while still retaining (or increasing) what he/she learned during the school year, you’d better get him/her signed up before there are no spaces left! You can read more about it and download the schedule and registration form on EC3’s website:

Weekend Family Fun

5th Annual Youth Sports Summit – The Summit Sports & Ice Complex
Saturday, May 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Youth Sports Summit was designed to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy, fit, and active lifestyles for our children. This is a community-based, one-day event the whole family can enjoy. The Summit will bring together some of the state's leading health, wellness, and fitness experts as well as local youth organizations that encourage competition in both team and individual settings.

Important Dates Coming Up

* Monday, 5/18: Tuition Grace Period Day
* Tuesday, 5/19: EC3 Board Meeting, 6:15 p.m., EC3 Gym

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