Ashley Read '05, Head of Early Childhood

October 27, 2023

Dear Families,

“You can do it! Don’t give up! Try again!” ECC students have been working hard by using motivational phrases. At times, things get hard and we want to give up, but we can “motivate each other” with our words and actions to keep going. 

Owlfest: The rain didn’t ruin all of our fun. Even though our traditional Owlfest was moved indoors, the ECC friends had a blast showing off their costumes and being with their friends as they enjoyed different Owlfest activities. Thank you to our fabulous OPC for hosting such a memorable event. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Parent-Teacher Conferences provide an opportunity to discuss your child’s academic and social development, discuss growth opportunities, and dive deeper into the school-home partnership. We had a great turnout! Thank you for making it a priority to join us. 

Fall Showcases: The students are only two weeks away from their Fall Showcase performances. Showcases are an integral part of our public speaking initiative. Students will showcase what they have learned in terms of rhythm, singing voices and performance skills. Parents and loved ones are invited to join and be in the audience.

1st Tuesdays: Mark your calendars for our monthly 1st Tuesday on November 7 at 8:15 a.m. Special guest, our school counselor, Mrs. Novoselsky, will be joining us to discuss big emotions in young children. She will add context to why children respond the way they do and tips and tricks as you navigate through this stage of parenting. 

Enjoy your weekend!


Ashley Read, Oakridge Class of 2005
Head of Early Childhood










 Please save the following dates:

  • October 31: Fall Colors Non-Uniform Dress Day (no costumes)

  • November 1-15: Food Drive

  • November 7: ECC 1st Tuesday at 8:15 a.m.

  • November 8: Preschool and Kindergarten Fall Showcases

    • Preschool Fall Showcase at 10:00 a.m.

    • Mrs. Wall’s Class Fall Showcase at 12:15 p.m.

    • Mrs. Schley’s Class Fall Showcase at 1:00 p.m.

    • Mrs. Rogers’ Class Fall Showcase at 1:45 p.m.

  • November 9: Pre-K Fall Showcases

    • Mrs. Gaspar’s Class Fall Showcase at 9:30 a.m.

    • Mrs. Kelly’s Class Fall Showcase at 10:15 a.m.

    • Mrs. Strode’s Class Fall Showcase at 11:00 a.m.

  • November 16: Kindergarten Friendsgiving Meal at 11:00 a.m. - Parents, join us! 

  • November 17: Grandparents’ Day and 11:30 Early Dismissal

  • November 20 - 24: Thanksgiving Break

  • December 1: OPC Brunch on the bridge member meeting

  • December 4 - 8: Holiday Treasures

  • December 5: ECC 1st Tuesday at 8:15 a.m.

  • December 15: ECC Winter Parties at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. dismissal

  • December 18 - January 3: Winter Break.   

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