Coppell Early Childhood Association Volume 19 Issue 9
Hello All, Happy March! We have a lot to look forward to in March, with Spring Break just around the corner and hopefully some nice weather too! I can’t believe it’s already time to start looking at next year’s CECA board. I will be moving from my role as President, others will be graduating out of CECA and I can’t wait to see who joins us to serve. There are roles that range in different degrees of commitment and responsibilities. It is a really great way to get just a little more plugged into CECA. (And an extra parent night out doesn’t hurt either). If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me or another board member. I hope everyone has a lovely March. Best wishes,
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“GRIT and teaching it to your child” Monday, Mar. 18 10am-11:30am
GracePoint Church v ia RSVP Coppell, TX
RSVP by Mon., Mar. 11
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.
Avery Hoenig, Ph.D
Dallas Clinical Psychologist This month’s speaker is Dr. Avery Hoenig, a clinical psychologist who specializes in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help children, adolescents, and adults manage mood and anxietyrelated symptoms. CBT is an empirically supported, brief, problem-focused treatment which concentrates on interactions between behavior, thoughts, and emotions. She will be discussing with us different ways to teach your child to have more confidence and the ability to recover from difficult every day situations. 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!
Apr. 8 “Pelvic Floor Therapy: Pregnancy and post-partum care down there.” Ashley Hawkins, PT, DPT at UTSW May 6 Spa and Wellness Day Flamingo designed by freepik.com
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!
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Join CECA for a Children’s Activity
EcoExplorers at the Biodiversity Center 9 am - 12 pm ~ Tuesday, March 19 367 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell, TX
After a hands-on program for the kids at 9am, go discover the great hiking trails around the center. Almost all of the trails can accommodate single all‑terrain type strollers and many a double all‑terrain type stroller. Feel free to pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic on the trail!
Evite to follow, but no reservations are required. Alternate plans will be posted on the CECA Facebook page pending inclement weather.
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Save the Date!
Spring Party 10:00 AM â€“ Noon Saturday, April 27
Private Shopping Parent's
Join us for private shopping, light snacks, and wine!
Swanky Chic Boutique 334 Barton St. Grapevine, TX
6:00-7:30pm Thursday, March 21st Weâ€™ll meet afterward for dinner & drinks. Parent Event
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
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Playgroups are meeting regularly!
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
Parent's Night Out
February Cookie Decorating
Thanks to Jenny of Jennifer’s Bake Shoppe for teaching us great new cookie decorating skills!
CECA Children’s Activity
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The Leech Family Jessica and Andrew with Big Sister Avery welcome
Rowen Emily Leech February 5th, 2019 7 pounds 7 ounces 20.5 in. long
10:00 am Monday, March 18, 2019
General Meeting @ Gracepoint Church Attend the March general meeting to nominate or vote for the 2019-2020 CECA board members.
J.J. White Award Nominations Submit your J.J. White Award nomination at the March general meeting to recognize an outstanding CECA member.
Join the 2019-2020 CECA Board!
We are currently filling our new CECA Board. If you missed the CECA Scoop, here are descriptions for ALL of the board positions. If you have interest or even a question about any of the positions, please let one of our Nominating Committee members know or email firstname.lastname@example.org! CECA Nominating Committee Danea Thuemmel Lacy Frenzel Meredith Fiveash
Fundraising Chair a. if necessary, to set up a President Adult’s Group Coordinator budget listing the necessary a. Coordinate the work of the a. to coordinate special interest expenditures of the associaofficers and committees of groups for parents (includtion for the year’s fundraisthe association in order that ing, but not limited to, activing activities to be presented the purposes of the associaities such as Parent’s Night to the executive board for its tion may be promoted Out, Bunco) approval before its presentab. Preside at all meetings of the b. to inform membership of tion to the association association activities through general b. to plan and execute fundraisc. Appoint chairs of special meetings and newsletter ing activities committees, subject to apc. to collect the special interest Hospitality Chair proval of executive board groups’ monthly information a. to provide refreshments at d. Serve as an ex-officio memand forward to the newsgeneral meetings ber of all committees except letter editor by the monthly b. to oversee the set-up and the nominating and audit deadline cleanup of the meeting room committees Advertising Chair for each meeting Vice President a. to solicit advertising conc. to coordinate and execute a. Act as aide to the president tracts annually for website annual New Member Get b. Plan and execute annual and newsletter Acquainted Mixer to be held Preschool Open House b. to bring any advertisements after the membership drive c. Plan and execute annual deemed ethically quesand prior to the September Old/New Dinner tionable or in conflict with general meeting d. Preside in the absence of the organization goals to the Membership Chair president. executive board for a vote a. to serve as chair for the anTreasurer Character and Spiritual nual Membership Drive Education Chair a. Handle the organizations b. to enroll new members and funds a. to plan devotional for each compile a list to be sent to b. Create budget in conjunction executive board meeting the Texas PTA office and with officers and committee and each meeting of the distribute members’ cards chairs association and to stress and c. to greet new/prospective c. Write checks, makes deposemphasize spiritual guidance members at meetings and its, balances accounts and moral values make them feel welcome, d. Prepare tax return b. to coordinate local charitable set-up, membership table for e. Submits books to audit comactivities sign-in and information mittee d. to compile, type, edit, and Children’s Activities create a directory for memSecretary Coordinator bership use a. Record the minutes of all a. to plan monthly outings for e. to update membership lists meetings of the association members and children monthly b. Keep an accurate record b. to inform membership of f. to relay pertinent informaof attendance at executive activities through general tion to appropriate board board meetings meetings and newsletter members Parliamentarian Children’s Party Chair Newsletter Editor a. Advise the presiding officer a. to plan and execute Chila. to coordinate deadline dates on questions of parliamentadren’s Parties as approved by for story submissions, ad ry procedure the executive board submissions with the approb. to inform membership of priate chairs parties through general b. to collect all officers’ and meetings and newsletter chairs’ monthly reports/inc. to oversee set-up and cleanformation up of facility used
This is a fun board with jobs of varying degrees of commitment. It is a great way to get involved and meet new people!
c. to place all advertisements in newsletter as compiled by the advertising chair d. to bring any advertisements deemed ethically questionable or in conflict with organization goals to the executive board for a vote Nursery Coordinator a. to secure nursery reservations for the regular meetings Playgroup Coordinator a. to coordinate age-appropriate playgroups b. to designate and keep record of playgroup leaders Programs/Parent Education Chair a. to arrange and introduce programs for the regular and special meetings b. to be responsible for selecting the installing officer for the annual meeting, subject to the approval of the executive board c. to initiate J.J. White Award nominations to present in November and/or April Publicity Chair a. to send notices of meetings and items of interest to the news media (including, but not limited to, newspapers, cable TV, signs, flyers) b. to coordinate and execute involvement in community outreach c. to create and oversee publishing and distribution of annual membership brochures d. to create and distribute event notifications Website Chair a. to oversee and update the organization’s website
Coppell Early Childhood Association Volume 19 Issue 9
March 2019 At a Glance Mark Your Calendar Now! Children’s Events Tue, Mar 19 at 9:00am
Children’s Activity: EcoExplorers Biodiversity Center, Coppell
Parent Events Mon, Mar 18 at 10:00am Monthly Parent Event
GracePoint Church, Coppell Don’t forget to RSVP for childcare!
Thu, Mar 21 at 6:00pm
PNO: Private Shopping
Swanky Chic Boutique, Grapevine
Looking Ahead Mon, Apr 8 at 10:00am Monthly Parent Event
Sat, Apr 27 at 10:00am
GracePoint Church, Coppell
CECA Spring Party
Vista Ridge UMC, Coppell
Happy Birthday! Beth Winder
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 Open FUNDRAISING Wei Ni Kaplan HOSPITALITY Jessi Davidson-Irizarry MEMBERSHIP Danea Thuemmel NEWSLETTER Open NURSERY Lacy Frenzel PLAYGROUP COORD. Danea Thuemmel PROGRAMS Brandace Dobbs SUNSHINE COMMITTEE Cassie Sagel PUBLICITY Jennifer Rogerson WEBSITE Open
Meghan Morales 3/17 Brandi George
PO Box 1006 Coppell, TX 75019 www.coppellearlychildhood.org
Coppell Early Childhood Association Newsletter March 2019