The Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPs) are tools designed by the Minnesota Department of Education to help us track children’s skills and progress.
The second part of the training offered by Sally Dannenberg will take place on Monday, Nov. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Sleepy Eye Elementary School Lindahl Room. Pre-registration is appreciated so handouts can be assembled. CEU’s are available.
The ECIPs will deal with ages 3-5 at this session and define types of observation and the benefits of individual observations. Six different areas of development can be assessed as the child grows.
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ECFE families will be able to get into the holiday spirit on Thursday, Dec. 13, 6:30-8 p.m. when they participate in an open gym and other holiday activities like games, music and frosting cookies. Registration is encouraged to help staff prepare for the activities.
Another group of teenagers will have completed classroom driver’s education this coming week. It is never easy to fit ten classes or thirty hours around schedules of students with school, family and work obligations but the group was able to make sacrifices and set priorities for this important milestone in their lives.
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Walkers are making use of the school hallways at the Sleepy Eye School. Those wishing to start should call this office for details and to register.
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The last outing scheduled for this fall is a trip to the Lundstrom Family Country Christmas Show in Lakeville on Saturday, Dec. 8, 3:30 p.m. show. A cast of over 70 will be singing and dancing during this event. A group of tickets have been reserved and final numbers are needed by Monday, Nov. 26.
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Due to the Thanksgiving break, schools are closed Thursday and Friday and will reopen on Monday.
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The Community Education office is located in room 109 of the Sleepy Eye High School. School day office hours are generally 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Since staff is part-time, they may not always be in the building. You can call and leave a message on voicemail, 507-794-7873, and we will get back to you with more information. Another option is to e-mail staff with questions and to sign-up. Addresses are on the school website.