EC3 Newsletter - 5/8/2015

Published: 2015-05-08

Expecting? Let us know!

EC3’s infant program is full until March 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.

Teacher Appreciation Week an Abundant Success at EC3

EC3 teachers and office staff are so grateful for the outpouring of meals, treats, and other gifts bestowed upon us this week by parents. Thank you for making EC3 a wonderful place to work!

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.

Spring Picture Days: May 19th and May 20th

Lifetouch Spring picture days are coming to EC3 on May 19th and May 20th. Now is the time to schedule that haircut or get a new outfit! Watch for more information in next week’s newsletter.

Second-Wednesday Mom’s Lunch

Calling all moms who are interested in meeting other moms for casual conversation and plenty of laughter! We meet in EC3’s second floor conference room on Wednesday, 5/13, at 12:15 p.m. If you haven’t attended before, don’t be shy – all of us were new to the group at one point. This is a great opportunity to hear about different ages and stages, parenting highs and lows, and a chance to laugh about it all. Bring your lunch!

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:

Board of Directors Update: April 2015

EC3’s Board of Directors convened on April 21st for its sixth meeting of the fiscal year. Topics of discussion included enrollment and staffing trends, and a review of the fundraising auction.

The complete minutes from April’s Board meeting, including committee reports, can be found on EC3’s website ( The Board meets monthly, on the third Tuesday, at 6:15 p.m. in EC3’s gym. These meetings are open to all, and those who are considering applying to serve on the Board are encouraged to attend at least one meeting as a visitor. A list of current Board members can be found here:

Weekend Family Fun

13th Annual Springtime Community Festival and Touch a Truck – Clinton County RESA
Saturday, May 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fun for the entire family with arts & crafts, free kids crafts, cardio drumming demonstration, business & non-profit booths, lunch and Touch-a-Truck outside. Free goodie bags for first 50 at 9:00 am and then again at 1:00 pm.

2015 Adopt-A-River Spring Clean Up – Impression 5 Science Center
Saturday, May 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
On Saturday, May 9, Impression 5 is working together with the Board of Water and Light to clean, educate, and beautify our community. Bring your whole family and help them clean up Museum Drive!
Schedule of Events: 10:00am-11:00am Registration; 10:00am-12:00pm Clean-up; 11:30am-12:30pm Lunch; 10:00am-2:00pm Environmental Fair
Help reduce and reuse resources by bringing your own gloves and water bottle. (Gloves will not be provided). Lunch will be provided for all registered participants. Join the Impression 5 team after the clean-up for the Environmental Fair and free admission to the museum. Questions before you sign up? Feel free to contact Erik Larson at (517) 485-8116, ext. 143, or by email at

Letts Spring Family Carnival – Letts Community Center
Saturday, May 9th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Come out to Letts Community Center for an afternoon of family fun! Enjoy a bounce house, concessions, face painting, carnival games and more! Local agencies will be there with health, fitness and wellness information.

Woodland Fairy Party – Harris Nature Center
Saturday, May 9th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Admission: $10 per child
Stop by the Woodland Fairy Party and you and your child can enjoy building their own fairy house, a balloon artist, face painting, fairy games, stories and snacks. Please register in advance to insure enough fairy house materials are available.

Important Dates Coming Up

* Sunday, 5/10: Mother’s Day
* Monday, 5/11: Tuition Invoices Emailed
* Monday, 5/11: Finance and Facilities Meeting, 12:00 p.m., 2nd Floor Conference Room
* Tuesday, 5/12: Program Committee Meeting, 4:30 p.m., 2nd Floor Conference Room
* Tuesday, 5/12: Staff Meeting, 6:15 p.m.
* Wednesday, 5/13: Mom’s Lunch, 12:15 p.m., 2nd Floor Conference Room
* Thursday, 5/14: Development & Marketing Committee Meeting, 4:30 p.m., 2nd Floor Conference Room
* Friday, 5/15: Tuition Due

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You know what I love about EC3 (burrrrpp)?....I get to use finger paints and my mom doesn't get all freaked out about the mess (and mom loves that I'm already making art projects).

Maggie, 12 months
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