Coppell Early Childhood Association Volume 18 Issue 4
Hello, CECA Parents! It’s already October, and this year is in full swing. Are you ready for Fall? It is my family’s favorite time of year. The weekends are full of sports, and the television is full of football. But, I most enjoy the Halloween holiday with all of the pumpkin patches and fun it entails. Here at CECA, we are getting ready for our annual Fall Festival! It is our biggest event of the year. With all of the kids dressed up in their costumes, carnival games just for our little ones, and amazing face painting– it’s an event not to be missed. There are lots of fun things going on with CECA this month! We hope you plan to join us!
Hope to see you soon!
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Keeping Kids Safe Monday, Oct. 15 10am-11:30am
GracePoint Church v ia RSVP Coppell, TX
RSVP by Tue., Oct. 9th
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. For questions about our monthly Parent Events or speakers, email our CECA Programs Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Darlene Ellison, M.S.
Author of The Predator Next Door
Your child’s coach. Your neighbor. A volunteer at your child’s school. He could be any of these and he could be watching your child, warming you and your family up to trust him, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. In Darlene’s case, he was her husband and wellknown, trusted member of the community. Darlene passionately presents insightful stories and critical strategies in protecting children to the “front lines” of child abuse prevention and intervention. It includes vital takeaways compiled from Darlene’s personal experience and psychological training. 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!
Upcoming Parent Events
Mark Your Calendar!
Nov. 12 “Kitchen Tidbites: Reconnect around Mar. 18 “GRIT and teaching it to your child” – Avery Hoenig, Ph.D, Dallas Clinical Psychologist the dinner table” – Lorraine Brock, Founder & President of Get Organized Apr. 8 “Pelvic Floor Therapy: Pregnancy and post-partum care down there.” – Dec. 10 “Connect with children through play” Ashley Hawkins, PT, DPT at UTSW – Erica Sewell, LCSW, RPT, CAS, Full Circle Counseling & Family Services, PLLC May 6 Spa and Wellness Day Feb. 11 “Learning about Nutrient-Dense Foods: Ways to get your kids to eat them” – Jennifer Ostman, NTP
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New Entrance for 2018 CECA Parent Event meetings are held at GracePoint Church. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall, which is down the first hall to the right when you walk in the entrance for The Ark.
When you come, follow signs to The ARK. Park on the back side of the church by The ARK.
You will enter the building through the double doors for The ARK. If doors are locked, please push the button, and an assitant will buzz you into the facility.
Once you enter, you will go all the way down to the end of the hall, and on the left-hand side is where you will drop off your kid(s) for childcare.
4. Meeting Room
We will meet in the Fellowship Hall near the Ark entrance area.
Lost? Confused? Just need a friend?
Look for a red CECA shirt or call the phone number listed on the evite!
Fall Festival Wednesday, October 24 5:30-7:00 pm Coppell YMCA
This free annual event has food, bounce house, face painting, and carnival type games for little ones to play, so bring the whole family! Be sure to look for the Evite and RSVP. Family Event
Don't forget to wear a costume and bring your camera!
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Please join us for a free private experience at the Pumpkin Patch!
532 E Sandy Lake Rd, Coppell, TX
We will have story time, and then the littles can play and have fun.
Join us for a story and picnic!
Rejoice Lutheran Church Church Things to Bring:
• CASH - PLEASE bring cash for any pumpkin purchases. They start at $1. • LUNCH - Bring a sack lunch so we can picnic and play on their playground. • CANNED GOODS - As we are thankful for our blessings this holiday season, let’s share with others by bringing canned goods which will benefit CCA. Please keep your eyes open for the Evite which will provide additional information.
CECA Fall Photo Fundraiser Sign up now to get beautiful pictures of your family while benefitting CECA! Who is my photographer? Daniel Kaplan Photography What is my investment? Each photo session costs $85 and will last approximately 20 minutes. Please note that payment is required to secure your spot. Where will the photos be taken? AW Perry Homestead Museum in Carrollton When do I get my beautiful photos? Customers will be contacted by the photographer within 2-3 weeks of their session and will digitally receive their 5-7 best images. Where do I sign up? Limited spots are available via SignUpGenius:
November 3-4, 2018
Annual Childrenâ€™s Halloween Parade at the Coppell Senior & Community Center
Wednesday, October 31st ~ 11:45am Parade with CECA in your costume for the Coppell senior citizens at the Senior Center, and then eat MENU lunch and play afterward at Grapevine Springs! SHARE
CECA Childrenâ€™s Activity
VIP Shopping Parent's
Join us for private shopping, light snacks, and wine! Swanky Boutique Swanky Chic Boutique Take 2! 334 Barton St. Grapevine, TX
6:00-7:00pm Thursday, October 11th Dinner reservations 15% off with 8 attendees! afterward We are having a Swanky shopping do over since our last event fell through!
Unless otherwise stated, Adult/Parent Nights are intended to be enjoyed by the adult CECA members only. We'd love to hear if you have any ideas or suggestions for Adult Night Out! Please email email@example.com. - Lauren, Adult Group Coordinator
972-393-9779 632 E. Sandy Lake Rd. â€¢ Coppell, TX 75019 www.RozasDDS.com
Playgroups are forming now!!
Complete this quick Google form to get connected to a fun group of moms! Please submit one per child. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeCCJbIyLzq97FxPe_wIq6-tYVplyerCfx-atPBrGLF25ezVQ/viewform?pli=1
Do you want
to join the
Being on the board is a great way to get more connected to this group and other moms.
Let any of our current board members know if you are interested in earning more!
Meet this Month’s Speaker Darlene Ellison
Author of The Predator Next Door Her charmed life as wife, mother, philanthropist and successful businesswoman spiraled out of control when she learned that the man to whom she had been married for over 10 years, and with whom she had children, was arrested as part of an FBI sting operation. He was revealed to be a long– time sexual predator of young boys both in the United States and other countries. Engulfed by a very public situation that left her emotionally paralyzed, Darlene made the choice to not just survive, but thrive! She overcame the humiliation, anger and fear to turn her experience into one that could help others. She eliminated the “elephant in the room” by talking openly and proactively about her situation with her children and, later, to concerned adults who wanted to learn from her experience. Darlene turned lemons into lemonade! As sole provider, Darlene made professional adjustments in her career to meet the emotional and physical needs of her children. firstname.lastname@example.org • DarleneEllison.com • Evolutionofshe.com
Coppell Early Childhood Association Volume 18 Issue 4
October 2018 At a Glance Mark Your Calendar Now! Children’s Events Fri, Oct 12 at 9:30am
Children’s Activity: Pumpkin Patch Rejoice Lutheran Church, Coppell
Wed, Oct 24 at 5:30pm CECA Fall Festival
Wed, Oct 31 at 11:45am Children’s Activity: Halloween Parade
Thu, Oct 11 at 6:00pm
Senior & Community Center, Coppell
PNO: VIP Shopping Take 2
Swanky Chic Boutique, Grapevine
Mon, Oct 15 at 10:00am Monthly Parent Event
GracePoint Church, Coppell
Looking Ahead Mon, Nov 12 at 10:00am Monthly Parent Event
GracePoint Church, Coppell
Board Members PRESIDENT Stephanie Branum VICE PRESIDENT Brandi George SECRETARY Kate Jones TREASURER Lauren Dubois PARLIAMENTARIAN Erica Burgess ADULT GROUPS COORD. Lauren Slaton ADVERTISING Brooke Merrill CHARACTER & SPIRITUAL Randi Lounavaara CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES Nancy Martin CHILDREN’S PARTIES Sumiko Ragland FUNDRAISING Wei Ni Kaplan HOSPITALITY Jessi Davidson-Irizarry MEMBERSHIP Danea Thuemmel NEWSLETTER Open NURSERY Open PLAYGROUP COORD. Danea Thuemmel PROGRAMS Brandace Dobbs SUNSHINE COMMITTEE Cassie Sagel PUBLICITY Jennifer Rogerson WEBSITE Open
Happy Birthday! Nicole Miller
PO Box 1006 Coppell, TX 75019 www.coppellearlychildhood.org
Coppell Early Childhood Association Newsletter October 2018