Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week May 2-6; At Home Covid Tests; Program End Dates; All Programs Closed May 27/May 30; Summer Program Start Date; Free Meals to End June 8

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week; May 2-6

This is a time to show appreciation for the hard work that our teachers/staff do to support our students each day.  Feel free to show your "thanks" during this special week.

At-Home Covid Tests

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is offering a program which supplies a limited number of free, at-home COVID antigen tests to students in Michigan's schools in the 2021-2022 school year. This is a voluntary program offered by MDHHS for Michigan students, educators, staff, and their families who want an extra layer of protection against COVID-19. Every individual that is interested will receive one at-home COVID-19 test "kit," which includes 2 at-home tests. MDHHS will provide the kits and educational materials, and schools will distribute the kits to students and staff who choose to enroll. There is no obligation to participate.  If you are interested, please contact the ECC office at [email protected] to make arrangements to pick up your kit in the office.

Program End Dates

It's hard to believe we're nearing the end of the year!  Program end dates are as follows:

Half Day Preschool:

  • Mrs. Hendriksen M/W:  Wednesday, May 4
  • Mrs. Hendriksen T/TH:  Thursday, May 5
  • Mrs. Cash T/TH:  Thursday, May 5
  • Mrs. Cash M/W/F:  Friday, May 6
  • Mrs. Patsiavos M/W:  Wednesday, May 4
  • Mrs. Patsiavos Mon-Thurs:  Thursday, May 5

Great Start Readiness Preschool:  Thursday, May 12

ECSE:  Tuesday, June 7

Full Day Preschool; PK; Before/After School Care:  Wednesday, June 8

All Programs Closed May 27; May 30

All programs will be closed on Friday, May 27, and Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

Summer Program Start Date

The summer program starts on Tuesday, June 14.  Please note that there is no programming available from Thursday, June 9-Monday, June 13. 

Free Meals to End June 8, 2022

We have been very fortunate to participate in a food service program that provided free meals to all students during the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 school years through federal waivers from the USDA.  However, these waivers were not renewed and as of June 9, 2022, this free food service program will end and parents will need to purchase hot lunch at a cost of $2.50 per meal.  Families are encouraged to complete a Free and Reduced Lunch Application for assistance in paying for lunch. 

Please plan accordingly to make sure that your child has money in their lunch account at the ECC if your child will be getting hot lunch during our summer program.