Staff Appreciation Week: March 4-8, 2019

Dear Parents,

Each year, the Directors and Board of Trustees of the CEC acknowledge our loving and dedicated staff by declaring a week for staff appreciation. This year, we will once again ask parents to join us in celebrating our staff members by bringing flowers and notes of appreciation throughout the week. For the first time, Staff Appreciation Week will culminate with the infant, toddler, preschool’s mid-year Professional Development Day.

Notes to Staff: All too often, in the rush of the day, we may not have time to express our genuine appreciation to staff for being the ones who love, nurture, and teach our children when we are not with them. Writing a note of appreciation is a wonderful way to share affirming thoughts with teachers, administrative staff or directors. Your notes do not have to be long to be meaningful. Your note can be written to an individual or a group such as all the teachers in a particular room, yard, office or site.

Flowers: We also encourage parents to bring a flower or bouquet during the week to their child's group to help make the rooms look festive and beautiful. Simple and from your garden would be lovely, as would flowers that are purchased. We will have plenty of vases on hand so please don't feel the need to buy one.

Banners: Your group's Room Parents (or Site Directors for the School-Age Program) will be taking the lead on making a celebratory banner to be hung in the room, ready to welcome the staff on the first day of the Staff Appreciation Week. If you would like to participate in making the banner, please look for communications from your group’s Room Parent. 

Staff Lunch: The CEC will be providing a special luncheon for all staff on Friday, March 9, as well as a small gift will be given to each staff member. 

Please Note:  We are not soliciting money or gifts. The CEC budget includes funds for this event. We are only requesting personal notes and flowers from parents to remind staff that the important work they do is noticed and appreciated.

Thank you for your support of the staff,  

Lisa Cain-Chang
Children’s Programs Director

Shower the CEC staff with notes and flowers all week: March 4-8

The Fall 2018 Used Clothing Sale is Here!

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Do you have a growing pile of outgrown children's clothes in decent condition? Now that the weather is changing, are you finding that your child actually needs hoodies or a jacket? Then pencil the CEC Used Clothing Sale into your calendar!

The clothing sale has become a popular CEC tradition where donated children's clothing and shoes (infant sizes on up), as well as maternity wear, are sold for bargain prices of $1 (or $3 for exceptional items). 

Please bring your gently-used children's clothes and shoes, sorted by age (not gender), to the CEC starting Monday, November 19 through Tuesday, November 27. Items may be dropped off at the CEC Oak Grove or Co-Op offices or in the Whale Room near the stage.

Sale Dates:

• Thursday - Saturday, November 29, 30, and December 1 at the Oak Grove Site (140 Foothill Blvd. La Canada)

Sale Times:

• Thursday and Friday: Early morning (7:30 am - 9:30 am) and late afternoon (4:15 pm - 5:45 pm)

• Saturday: 8:00 am - 10:00 am (This is open to the public so invite all your friends and colleagues who are soon-to-be parents or have children!)

Parent Participation:

Earn parent hours by sorting clothes, doing pre-sale set up, staffing during the sale hours, and/or post-sale clean-up.

The Fall Used Clothing & Toy Sale is Here!

Do you have a growing pile of outgrown children's clothes in decent condition? Now that the weather is changing, are you finding that your child actually needs hoodies or a jacket? Then pencil the CEC Used Clothing Sale into your calendar!

The clothing sale has become a popular CEC tradition where donated children's clothing and shoes (infant sizes on up), as well as maternity wear, are sold for bargain prices of $1 (or $3 for exceptional items). 

Please bring your gently-used children's toys, clothes, shoes, and maternity wear, sorted by age (not gender), to the CEC starting Thursday, October 12. Items may be dropped off at the CEC office or in the Whale Room near the stage.

 

Sale Dates:

• Thursday - Saturday, October 19, 20, and 21 at Oak Grove Site (140 Foothill Blvd. La Canada)

Sale Times:

• Thursday and Friday: Early morning (7:00 am - 9:30 am) and late afternoon (4:15 pm - 5:45 pm)

• Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (This is open to the public so invite all your friends and colleagues who are soon-to-be parents or have children!)

Parent Participation:

Earn parent hours by sorting clothes, doing pre-sale set up, staffing during the sale hours, and/or post-sale clean-up.

Pancake Breakfast and Annual Fund Kick-Off 2017

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It's time for the CEC's
Pancake Breakfast and Annual Fund Kick-Off
A Celebration of our Community

Saturday, September 16, 8:30-10:30 am, at the CEC's Oak Grove site!

Celebrate the new program year and our CEC Community with a free, delicious breakfast in the Oak Grove Preschool Yard!

Families enrolled in all CEC programs are welcome! Please RSVP in your child's room or site.

On The Menu:

- Buttermilk Pancakes
- Blueberry Pancakes
- Corn Cakes (Gluten-free)
- Scrambled Eggs
- Fruit
- Chicken Sausage
- Veggie Sausage
- Juice
- Coffee

We need volunteers to help make this free event successful. Parent Participation hours are available.