Dear Preschool Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the Houston Early Learning Center (HELC), a 5-star rated Step Up to Quality Preschool Program - the highest rating of preschools in the state of Ohio! This is a huge accomplishment for Northwest Local School District and HELC and we strive to continue this level of excellence!
Preschool is the first step of a child’s academic journey; during the preschool years, students develop their social, emotional, physical, and academic readiness skills. It is important to us that you feel welcomed and involved in your child’s education. This is your school and we want you to know that you can come to us with any question related to your child’s education.
Please be sure to read through this entire handbook to find out about important upcoming dates and information regarding your child’s preschool experience. We look forward to seeing each of you at our upcoming Open Night on August 17th from 3:30-5:00pm. We encourage you to become involved at HELC by participating in the various preschool events, including School Spirit Days, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Open House, Moments with Grown-ups, Community Helpers Day, School Fundraisers, Volunteer Opportunities, family events, and our annual Spring Concert.
Daily Communication: Your child’s teacher will communicate with you using the daily red communication folder. It is your responsibility to remove items from your child’s folder each day. The communication folder provides an opportunity and tool to talk with your child about the things he/she has accomplished at school. It also allows your child to show off his/her hard work! Additional materials are often sent home with a time-sensitive nature. Daily backpack checks will make sure you don’t miss out on possible activities at HELC. Furthermore, your email address will be used to communicate with you about your child and school information. Be certain the office has your correct email address and if there are changes, notify the office of your new email address.
Remember you are setting the foundation for the importance of your child arriving at school on time each and every day. This will set up a lifetime habit and demonstrate how important school is. It is beneficial for each student to arrive at the same time as their classmates and begin the day on a positive note!
We look forward to working with you and your family. As always, we are available to you and can be reached by phone or by appointment on almost any school day. Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns. Together we will make this school year productive, fun, and rewarding!
Yours in Education,
Gina Sansone, Principal