Footsteps

St. Catherine of Siena ECEC news & updates

Volume 9 Issue 1

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Welcome!!


School will begin before you know it! We are so excited and have been busy preparing for another wonderful year filled with new experiences. We know that many are just as eager as we are for the new year so we hope that this newsletter is filled with helpful information.

Below you will find details on room assignments, supply lists, teacher bio's, Extended Day and other FAQ's. There will be an additional newsletter closer to the start of school which will have specific procedures that will help you navigate the beginning of the year.

Supply drop off times /Meet the Teacher! 

Students welcome! Please come to one session.


Aug 17th  2PM-4 PM

Aug 18th  2PM-4 PM



Supply lists can be found below in the class list section

Student Orientation

Our student orientation days will allow the children time to ease into school by gathering in smaller groups. Please note that we may have to shift some students depending on enrollment and how the alphabetical breakdown works for each classroom. Final orientation day assignments will be determined the second week of August. All students will be invited to attend a 2 hour morning session AND also an additional orientation day based on their particular enrollment of full or half day.



First orientation session for all students- 8 AM- 11 AM

Aug. 21st Last names A-K   Aug 22nd Last names L-R    Aug 23rd Last names S-Z


Second orientation Full or half day session based on your child's normal enrollment times-for all students- 8 AM- 11 AM or 8 AM -3 PM 

Aug 24th last names A-M       Aug 25th last names N-Z             


*Students only at orientations. No extended day services available this week.

First Week of School

Monday August 28th First Week of school-Students resume their normal schedules 

Extended Day services are available. There is no need to reserve a spot for extended day services.

School Year 2023-2024 Calendar

Teacher Updates

Mrs. O has accepted a position in Maumee which is closer to her home. We wish you well!

Ms. Molly will be in the kitchen this year!

Ms. J will be moving into a classroom as a lead teacher!

Ms. Michaela will be a building float this year!

Read below about our new faculty members!

Extended Day and FAQ's


Extended Day hours will begin Monday August 28th. 6 AM-7:45 AM and 3 PM-6 PM. More information about this program will be in the next newsletter. No prior notice required.


JFS/PFCC- If you have a case or wish to apply for publicly funded childcare benefits, please be aware that cases must be open and care must be transferred by the first orientation day at the latest. If the case is not transferred you will be billed the private pay rate until a case is in place. Questions? contact Ms. Huber ehuber@stcatherineearlyed.org


ODE Grants for 3 & 4 year old Ohio children- We still have some grant slots. Contact 419-478-9900 for application procedure


Parish Active Parishioner Scholarships-YOU must apply for these each year and are responsible for following up with the school office on the status of your application.


Tuition- is a set amount for the year broken up into 10 monthly payments. Payments are due on the first Friday of each month unless autopayments are set up in advance. The first payment is due 8/4/23


Procedures/Rules/Policies- Be on the lookout for the next newsletter which will review important information.


Summer shopping- Please do not buy fancy clothes. Play clothes which may get dirty are perfect for exploring and learning! Our only dress code requirement is closed-toed shoes for protection of little feet.


Lunch Program- You may pack lunch for your full day student or you may utilize our hot lunch program. Lunch will be $2.90 this year with an opportunity to apply for free and reduced prices. Order forms will be linked in the next newsletter and also available on Parent Orientation Night!  Free and Reduced price application can be HERE

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Classroom Information

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PK1 Ms. Karissa Ferrell and Miss. Sarah Mohr

Supply List

Student List

Greyson A

Ezekiel A

Korrah

Brynley B

Kinsley B

Denver C

Juniper

Eden G

Bri'Elle

Ellie K

Teegan

Kiran

Raelyn

Elisha

Meilah

Eloise

Celia

Auggie

Adeline

Jaxson R

Josiah W

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PK2 Mrs. Jill Ledergerber and Mrs. Melinda Amborski

Supply List

Student List

John

Liliana

Kelty

Diontya

Kollins

Stassi

Graciela

Romain

Giovanni

Evelyn 

Abigail

Lena

Alaya

Denver P

Journey

Alyvia

Elijah

Jaxon S

Dorian

Antinashia

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PK3 Ms. Jenny Westrup and Miss. Caitlyn Amborski

Supply List

Student List

Levi

Blake

Giselle

Dominic

Denver D

Arlo

Dean

Leo

Kennedy

Bry'Leigh

Alani

Ava

Lennox

Peyton L

Sophie M

Kinsley M

Aria

Sophia

Carsyn

Tyson


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PK4 Mr. Tiburcio Zapata and Ms. Christine Allen

Supply List

Student List

Myron

Peyton B

Lilyanah

Eliyana

Jayce

Harleigh

Mackenzie

Graesie

Adrienne

Khloe S

Olivia

Kyle

Kason

Beckham


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PK5 Mrs. Price and Mr. Sirmans (float)

Supply List

Student List

Nicholas

Ella

Annalise

Aiden

Peyton D

Madison

Henry

Matthew

King

Ariel

Qylah

Gracelynn

Kolbe

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PS/PK6 Mrs. Becky Boros and Mr. Sirmans (float)

Supply List

Student List

Amelia

Alfred

Nuri

Khloe J

Phillip

Veyda

Samiya

Kristopher

Elena

Hank

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PS 1 Mrs. Ashley Leach and Mr. Sirmans (float)

Supply List

Student List

My'Ora 

Garren

Josiah

Caiden

Rainbow

Graham

Julian

Lane

Coralynn

Joselyn

Liam

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PS 2 Ms. J and Mr. Sirmans (float)

Supply List

Student List

Alva B

Kassiah

Blaire

William G

Ezekiel L

Zoey S

Kyzer

Dallas

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