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Coppell Early Childhood Association Volume 17 Issue 6

December 2016

Early Childhood


CECA Parents, Happy Holidays! December is here and all of the fun that goes with it. If you are anything like me, you are busy finding room in your schedule for the numerous celebrations, trying to uphold traditions so your kids will have wonderful memories, shopping for that perfect gift, and desperately trying to find one more hour in the day in which to get it all done. We tend to stress ourselves out during the holidays, so why not give yourself a break?! Join us for a moment of calm and adult fun at our Parent Events and some memory making with our Children’s Activities! My hope for you this month is that you take the time to truly enjoy all of the special moments this holiday season offers. Remember, you can do anything but not everything! Have a wonderful December, and I hope to see you soon!

Best wishes,



Come GROW with 2016-2017 Us!

Don’t miss our next Parent Event!

Tame your Holiday Stress With Jennifer Kubinsky Monday, Dec. 12 10am-11:30am CECA now meets at


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Free Childcare

RSVP by Sun., Dec. 4th

Make sure to sign up for childcare per the Evite instructions. CECA provides free childcare through GracePoint with timely Evite RSVP! Please note children’s ages in the comment section.

Bring your comfy clothes and either a yoga mat, towel, or grippy socks. We are going to tame our holiday stress with this gentle flow yoga class that is good for all levels. Jennifer Kubinsky is a mother of two young boys and describes herself as a teacher at heart. She spent 8 years in the elementary classroom and just enjoyed a gentle yoga practice in the comfort of her home. After a couple of years as a stay at home mom, she became a certified yoga teacher in 2015 and currently teaches 3 classes a week for the sports ministry program at Trietsch Methodist Church in Flower Mound. All of our classes are free and we hope to create a warm “at home” environment that is welcoming for all levels. Our monthly Parent Events are a great chance to meet other parents and to hear some exceptional speakers talking about hot parenting topics. We serve hot coffee and delicious refreshments, and best of all… there is free childcare! Find out more and RSVP via the Evite!

CECA Parent Events

For questions about our monthly Parent Events, email our Programs Coordinator at

Calendar of Upcoming Parent Meetings Feb. 13 Organization: Too Many Piles Lorraine Brock,

Apr. 10 The Strong Willed Child Dr. Dean Beckloff, PhD, LPC-S

Mar. 20 Poison Control Cristina Thomas, N. TX Poison Center

May 8

Spa Day With Dodge Chiropractic

NEW Meeting Location for Monthly Parent Programs Now meeting at GracePoint Coppell!

We are so thankful for the generosity of GracePoint Church to host our monthly Parent Programs this year! Below is a map of the church and where you can enter for our meetings. The staff of Bright Beginnings Preschool will be handling our childcare this year. CECA provides FREE childcare during our program for those who RSVP by the deadline.

Meeting Location

We will be meeting in one of their membership classrooms. When you park on the south side, you will go up to Entrance F. There will be a door on your left marked “GRACEPOINT MEMBERSHIP CLASSES�. Enter here, and go up the stairs immediately to your left. Our meeting room is the first room on the left after the elevator.

Childcare Check-in

Denton Tap Rd

Enter the same door, but head through the hallway straight ahead. Sign in your child, and drop off in either the Under 2 or Over 2 room for playtime and a snack.

You can park and enter the building on the south side as noted on the map below.

GracePoint Coppell 590 S Denton Tap Rd Coppell, TX 75019

The Ark Entrance

CECA Meeting Enter Here CECA is graciously hosted by, but not associated with, GracePoint Coppell.


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Family Event

Join CECA for a Children’s Activity

Photos with

SANTA Bass Pro Shops

2501 Bass Pro Dr Grapevine, TX 76051 9:30am v ia RSVP Friday, Dec. 16

Photos with Santa, Carousel, & Games Join us after at Chick-fil-A in Grapevine for lunch

Family Event

Join CECA for a Children’s Activity


Don't miss this year's parade!

Parade Route: North on Samuel Blvd and then west onto Parkway Blvd to Town Center.

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CECA Parent's Night Out Mi Cocina–Coppell December 15, 2016 6:30 pm

110 W Sandy Lake Rd, Coppell, TX Image from


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Come when you can! You are welcome to eat supper, only dessert, or just come get a drink to have a little Mommy or Daddy “time out.” We look forward to seeing you there!!

Unless otherwise stated, Adult/Parent Nights are intended to be enjoyed by the adult CECA members only. Parent Event

We'd love to hear if you have any ideas or suggestions for Adult Night Out! Please email - Danea, Adult Group Coordinator

Register for the 2016-2017 Chick-fil-A Kids Club™ Come join us for all the fun at

Chick-fil-A Grapevine Mills

2255 Grapevine Mills Circle E, Grapevine, TX 76051

Join us in December for Breakfast with Santa Cow

8:30am - 10:30am

Saturday, December 3

2 Convenient Locations to Coppell

Lewisville Vista Ridge Lewisville Castle Hills 798 E Vista Ridge Mall Dr 4866 State Highway 121

We believe Swimming is a Life Skill®.

Learning to swim is a defining experience in a child’s life that creates a lasting memory. Our curriculum and class structure are designed to teach children at their own pace while having fun and gaining confidence in the water.

ENROLL TODAY 214.305.2487

Come GROW with Us!

We believe Swimming is a Life Skill®. Learning to swim is a defining experience in a child’s life that creates a lasting memory. Our curriculum and class About our next Speaker structure are designed to teach children at their own pace while having fun Jennifer Kubinsky currentlyinteaches 3 Holy Yoga classes a and gaining confidence the water. week at Trietsch Memeorial in Flower Mound. Holy Yoga is faith based yoga and we invite all levels to join us! All classes are provided free to the public through Trietsch's sports ministry program and childcare is also available free with reservations. Please contact to learn more or to find a class near you.

ENROLL TODAY Facebook: Holy Yoga Flower Mound



2 Convenient Locations to Coppell:

Lewisville Vista Ridge 798 E Vista Ridge Mall Drive Jennifer Kubinsky

Lewisville Castle Hills 4866 State Highway 121

230 N. DENTON TAP ROAD. SUITE 110 COPPELL, TX 75019 Smoothie Factory Phone: 972-745-3441

230 N. DENTON TAP ROAD. SUITE 110 COPPELL, TX 75019 Phone: 972-745-3441


Improve your health through better nutrition with the highest quality smoothie and nutritional products! We carry: BSN, Labrada, Cyto Sports Isopure and many more.

Special Thanks

to our November Speaker

Improve your health through better nutrition with the highest quality smoothie and nutritional products! We carry: BSN, Labrada, Cyto Sports Isopure and many more.

Hillary Gorman

Independent Apparel & Fashion Professional

My role as 'Wardrobe Planner' comes from my life-long love of fashion and my natural inclination towards getting involved in other people's business. My fascination with fashion goes back to my days of playing dress-up and Barbie. While at the University of North Texas, I had the opportunity to learn many aspects of the apparel industry by working at the Dallas Apparel Mart as a model turned sales associate. I was exposed to more designers and manufacturers while working in retail in boutique and department store settings in Dallas and Hawaii. Later, I worked for a major IT company helping retailers and apparel manufacturers improve their businesses with technology. Through all these career moves, I was always studying what everyone was wearing... how something fit... how a fabric moves.... the life cycle of a trend.

Established 1984

A Place to Learn and Grow

At First United Methodist Church Coppell Ages 12 Months to 5 Years Old

All teachers of 3-5 year olds are certified. 972-393-0698

Do you know someone who needs a little Sunshine?

The Sunshine Committee is here to help celebrate a newborn or in a time of need. If you (or someone you know) are pregnant or need assistance, please let us know! If possible, it helps to set up your preferences before the baby is born or a surgery takes place. When a baby is born, we like to know: Parents’ and siblings’ names, Address and best contact number. Any meal preferences (take out, etc)? Allergies or dislikes? When approximately would you like meals to begin being delivered (obviously, you may not know before the baby is born.) :)

Also, please let us or another CECA member know when the baby is born so we can share the special details in our newsletter. We like to know baby’s gender, name, weight, length, and any other fun stats that you’d like to share with us! Thank you for helping us to help you! Annette Santos

Let CECA benefit from your online shopping! Link your Amazon Smile account to CECA, and we get a portion of your purchase. Just remember to go to Amazon Smile ( when you shop!

Link your Amazon Account to CECA with the link below.

Note that our organization name will appear as “PTA Texas Congress 1640 Coppell Valley Ranch Early Chi�.

Thanks for playing with CECA!

Are you looking for more exposure to parents with young children? Do you have a home-based business?

Advertise with CECA!

We have great opportunities in our newsletter and on our website!

Email for more details!

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A dental visit really can be as relaxing as a day at the beach!

Come see the difference that exceptional dental care in a child friendly and beautiful environment can make! With a Learning Lab, the Shark Shack and movies, your little ones will think it’s just another play date! The American Academy of Pediatrics, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association recommend the first dental visit be by the child’s first birthday.

Dr. Compton

Dr. Nahatis

Dr. Rozas

972-393-9779 632 E. Sandy Lake Rd. • Coppell, TX 75019

Board Certified Diplomates, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry


2016-2017 Board Members Look for us at the next event or meeting if you have any questions!

Vice President Secretary Treasurer Parliamentarian Adult Groups Fundraising President Kim Stricklin Stephanie Branum Angela McCulley Jennifer Dempsey Kelsey Geeding Danea Thuemmel Erica Burgess

Character/Spirit Children's Parties Membership Newsletter Programs Publicity Sunshine Nancy Martin Randi Lounavaara Lauren Dubois Brandi George Amanda Stone Annette Santos Ashley Cappelli

Are you interested in getting more involved? Looking to meet even more members? We have several open positions for the 2016-2017 Board! Advertising

Nursery Coordinator

Children’s Activities

Playgroup Coordinator



Let any of our current board members know if you want more information!

Coppell Early Childhood Association Volume 17 Issue 6

December 2016

Early Childhood


December 2016 At a Glance Mark Your Calendar Now! Children’s Events SAT, Dec. 3 at 6:30 PM

FRI, Dec. 16 at 9:30 AM

Lighted Parade & Tree Lighting

Route: Samuel  Parkway  Town Center

Pictures with Santa

Bass Pro Shop, Grapevine

Parent Events MON, Dec. 12 at 10 AM

Monthly Parent Meeting

THU, Dec. 15 at 6:30 PM

Parents Night Out

Tame your Holiday Stress Jennifer Kubinsky, Holy Yoga in FM GracePoint Church, Coppell Don’t forget to RSVP for childcare. Mi Cocina, Coppell

Brandace Dobbs


Randi Lounavaara


Suchi Rao


2016-2017 Board Members PRESIDENT Kim Stricklin VICE PRESIDENT Stephanie Branum SECRETARY Angela McCulley TREASURER Jennifer Dempsey PARLIAMENTARIAN Kelsey Geeding ADULT GROUPS Danea Thuemmel CHARACTER & SPIRITUAL Nancy Martin CHILDREN'S PARTIES Randi Lounavaara FUNDRAISING Erica Burgess MEMBERSHIP Lauren Dubois NEWSLETTER Brandi George PROGRAMS Amanda Stone SUNSHINE COMMITTEE Annette Santos PUBLICITY Ashley Cappelli

PO Box 1006 Coppell, TX 75019

CECA Newsletter December 2016  

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