First Week of School

Posted by Becky Catlett on 8/5/2022

Wow!  I don’t think we’ve ever had a better first week of school carpool!  Each and every year there is a day during the first week when things are so slow or procedures are not followed, and I have to send an email begging everyone to be patient with our new kindergarteners and reminding everyone of the procedures.  This year, however, I can only say THANK YOU!!  Thank you to every family who has already joined a carpool, every K family who practiced carpool procedures with their little ones, and every family who was on time, but not too early or too late.  Carpool, when done right, is a safe and speedy thing.  This week has exceeded any hope I had of a first week. Our carpool staff celebrated yesterday!  Thank you!!


We’ve spent this week launching our year with specific focus on rules and procedures. Making sure everyone understands how to be safe and successful is an important use of these early days.  We’ve also launched our LiveSchool app.  If you have not yet added the app, please refer to your grade level newsletter.  LiveSchool is the tool we use to track successes and challenges in areas of behavior and relationships.  Each grade will be launching our LiveSchool stores later this month, so stay tuned for that information!


We’ve also launched The Positivity Project for this year.  We have partnered with P2 for a few years now, but have never shared much info with our families.  This year we are including the P2 newsletter in our weekly updates to provide families some resources and language to continue these conversations at home.  We know that social-emotional resilience is essential for future success, so we hope this resource will benefit our families!


Thank you for volunteering for lunch and recess!  Thank you for being on time for morning and afternoon carpools!  Thank you for all the supplies you’ve sent in!  If anyone is looking for a new way to support our school, I have two opportunities to share!


  • PAWS continues to offer many ways to serve our community: Cafe Days, PAWS Board positions, and so much more!

  • ECS Foundation: The Foundation is looking for members with facility or facility management experience, anyone interested can email me and I will forward your information on.


Thank you for such a strong start!  I am excited about the year ahead!


Christi Whiteside, MSA

ECS Director