Mr. William Wisher , Principal
1120 Buckeye Drive
Van Wert Ohio 45891
(Voice) 419-238-0384
(Fax) 419-238-2137
Office Hours 7:30 - 4:00
In Session PS 8:20 - 2:35, KG 8:10 -3:10

Van Wert Early Childhood Center's Main Page

No student birthdays today
Mrs. Arend 01/16
Mrs. Foster 10/31
Mrs. Small 10/22
Mr. Wisher 09/26
Mrs. Ditmyer 11/15
Ms. Brenneman 12/07
VW Early Childhood Center Main Page 11/21
Mrs. Foster 10/31
Mrs. Small 10/10
Ms. Brenneman 09/28

Christmas Concert at the NPAC


Just a reminder that the students will be traveling to the NPAC for a Concert provided by the HS Concert Band-

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

We will be leaving at 9:50am and be returning at 11:00am



Parent/Child Activity Day- Preschool


 Tuesday, Dec. 23 will be a Parent/Child Activity Day at preschool. There will be no regular preschool that day. Parents/Grandparents/Caregivers are invited to bring your child to school for a time of music, story and crafts. We will be reading the story If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff. Three sessions are available: 8:30, 10:00 and 12:00. Send a note to your child's teacher to request a time slot or call the school for an available session. Sessions will last approx. 2 hours. 

Free Friday


 On Friday, Nov. 21 the preschool had FREE FRIDAY! This gives all the preschoolers the chance to play in any other preschool room. There are projects in each room for the students to complete and it also gives the chldren a chance to cooperate with other adults and unfamiliar children. This is a very popular acitvity for the preschoolers that happens 2-3 times a year. 

Thanksgiving at the ECC


 On Thursday the preschool and kindergarten classes gathered together in the gym for Thanksgiving music with Ms. Paula (Schumm). She brought: a mountain dulcimer, a banjo, a hammer dulcimer and a stump fiddle. She sang mountain music, told the story of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," and had us dance and sing along with her. Then the kindergarten teachers read stories and said rhymes for us. Mrs. Hood's class said the rhyme of the Six Pilgrims andthe 10 Little Indians. Later we all ate a Thanksgiving lunch together in the cafeteria. Thank Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Rice and Mrs. Robenalt for preparing it for us! Finally we made trail mix to share by combining all the treats that the classes brought to the gym for an afternoon snack. More pictures are on the ECC picture page.

Kindergarten Newsletter for Nov. 3-7


Click here to see the newsletter for this week.

Kindergarten November Calendar


Click here to see the Kindergarten calendar for the month of the November.

October in Review


 In preschool our theme for October was Colors. Each day children and staff tried to wear a particular color. It was fun to see the lunchroom filled with a distinct color each day. Each of the teachers enjoyed adding colors in their daily teaching. 

Mrs. Foster and Miss Brenneman's classes both made Color Books during the month. It was hard not to send projects home each day but the final books were a lot of fun for the kids to take home. Miss Bollenbacher's kids had fun painting with toilet paper tubes. The circle end added a fun shape and design to pictures. Mrs. Doctor's kids took home blank pieces of white paper. They decorated them at home with their favorite color and brought them back to hang in the hallway. These pictures brightened up the hallway. Mrs. Adams' kids played in Rainbow Rice in their sensory table. They started out with a rainbow of colors and had fun mixing them together.  Mrs. Dowdy's kids enjoyed retelling "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" by Bill Martin Jr. This book is always a favorite of children. 

Our month was capped with a trip to the Lincoln Ridge pumpkin patch for the older class and pumpkin patch snacks for both of the classes. The kids added dirt (crushed oreos) on top of mud (chocolate pudding cups), added a moon (an open Oreo cookie), and a pumkin (Peeps pumpkin.) We are looking forward to our Nutrition theme next month when our monthly snack with be filled with nutritious colorful fruit. 



 Preschool Color Days for the rest of October (changed because of cancelled days)

Friday, Oct. 24- Blue or White

Monday, Oct. 27- Purple or Green

Tuesday, Oct. 28- Red or BLACK

Wednesday, Oct. 29 Yellow

Thursday, Oct. 30- Red ECC Cougar shirt (Field Trip to Lincoln Ridge)

Friday, Oct. 31- Orange or Pink (Pink-Out Night at the Van Wert Football Game)


Lincoln Ridge Field Trip


 Our field trip to Lincoln Ridge Pumpkin Patch is rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 30.  Please dress your child in jeans and tennis shoes. If you are not ordering a school sack lunch, please send your child's lunch in a disposable sack with a disposable drink. 

LincolnRidge Field Trip


The ECC field trip to Lincoln Ridge is cancelled for today and is rescheduled for Oct. 30.

Reminder that on delay days - breakfast is not served. 

Delay reminder



         ****The ECC follows the delay schedule for the VW school district-

                              ****Breakfast is not served on delay days****

           ~~~~ 2 hr. delays- -   Kindergarten drop-off begins at 9:30

                                              Preschool drop-off begins at 10:10


          ~~~~~3 hr. delays- -    Kindergarten drop-off at 10:30

                                               Preschool drop-off at 11:10

    *** Preschool will no longer be cancelled on any delay days- the ECC follows the district schedule


Sept. Recap


 A Look Back at September in Preschool:

Our theme for the month was “The Jungle.” Mrs. Dowdy and Mrs. Foster’s classes favorite activity was to dance and sing with the song “Walking in the Jungle” by Super Silly Songs (found on youtube.) Later in the gym we acted it out using our own jungle animals.  “Stop… it’s a toucan!”  Mrs. Adams’ class used their binoculars and a checklist to go on a safari in their classroom to find jungle animals. Mrs. Doctor’s class loved the song “Jungle Walk” by Newbridge Learning. They enjoyed finding the animals from the song.  Miss Bollenbacher’s class had a special Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Day. They read the story by Bill Martin Jr. and sang along with the youtube song. Miss Brenneman’s class completed their individual books, Silly Jungle Book.

Other highlights from the month were Ms. Paula’s visit and her jungle songs, especially “The Itsy Bitsy Spider Monkey.” Also Gibby’s came and took our school pictures.

It was a great first month of school. The children have learned to walk in a line, eat lunch together in the cafeteria, and line up on the playground when the whistle blows. On to October…

October ‘s theme is Colors. Just a reminder that Thursday, Oct. 23 is a field trip to Lincoln Ridge for the Tues/Th/Fri class. Permission slips will be coming home soon. Picture retakes will be Wed. Oct. 29 and Thurs. Oct. 30.

Columbus Day


 NO School On Monday, Oct. 13- Teacher IN-service



Preschool will be in session today following the 3 hr. delay - dismissal will be at 2:35-

Thank you for your cooperation with this adjustment-

Reminder: 2hr. and 3hr. School Day Delays


The Van Wert Early Childhood Center will follow the 2hr. and 3hr. district delay schedule.  There will be no breakfast served on delay days.  Preschool will follow this schedule as well. 

PTO Fundraiser


The PTO fall fundraiser forms are due back to the classroom teachers on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014!   Please be sure to have the order forms completed with all needed information.  Money needs to accompany the orders.   Pick up is scheduled for Wed., Oct. 29, 2014 2:30-5:30.  Thanks for your participation.