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                                                                     Stix Early Childhood Center  

                                                                     647 Tower Grove Ave. St. Louis, M0 63110

                 Logo                                                    Phone: 533-0874    Fax: 244-1909




July 2013

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are just weeks away from the start of the 2013/2014 school year.   Teachers, staff and I have been planning and preparing for the new school year and look forward to meeting our new families and welcoming back our returning families! In this letter you will find important and helpful information concerning the new school year.


First Day of School:

Students in grades K – 2 will begin on Monday, August 12, 2013

All Pre-Kindergarten students will begin on Monday, August 19, 2013


School Uniform Policy:

The current student uniform policy for Stix is:

Shorts, pants, skirts and jumpers in:   black, tan or navy.

Shirts with collars, no emblems (except for Stix emblems/logos) solid colors in: white, red, blue, yellow and green. Stix wear (t-shirts) are always acceptable to wear – we hope to have a “Stix Wear Sale” sometime in the fall.

Student Dismissal:

Please ensure you complete the appropriate school forms to indicate all friends and family members whom you allow to pick your child up from school.  You can include as many adults (age 18 or older) as possible. We cannot allow anyone to pick up a student if his/her name is not listed on the school forms. Forms will be sent home the first day of school with your child for our returning families. Questions concerning this policy can be answered by any office staff member. This form is required for all students, even if your child rides the bus everyday. 


Student Registration for ALL NEW STUDENTS and RETURNING PK and K STUDENTS: Registration times will be from 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 3:00pm each day.

Registration will begin Tuesday, July 30 through Friday, August 9. All kindergarten students, even if they attended Stix in preschool, need to be registered prior to school starting.    Parents please bring the following:

Magnet Acceptance Letter (if you received one)

Birth Certificate

Proof of Address (unpaid utility bill for example)

Shot Record (Immunizations) and copy of physical exams

Returning Pre-Kindergarten Students:

You will need updated immunizations and physical records

Upon completion of the registration process, you will be given the information concerning your child’s teacher and classroom for the 2013/2014 school year.



This will be our 5th year with some or our teachers and staff participating in the Home Works! Teacher Home Visit Program. Some of you may be contacted by your child’s teacher over the summer to set up a home visit. Details concerning the program will be shared with families during our Meet the Teacher Night and Open House Night. 


Meet the Teacher Night for K – 2 students and families:

In order to help each student feel comfortable with his/her new classroom and new teacher, we will be hosting a “Meet the Teacher” event on Thursday, August 8th. Please come by the school anytime between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. This is an informal night for you to visit the school and the classrooms. New families can also take this opportunity to familiarize yourself and your child with the playground, library, cafeteria, and bus drop-off area. 


Meet the Teacher Night for Pre-Kindergarten students and families:

Again this year we will have a separate night for our PK students and families to “Meet the Teacher.” PK Meet the Teacher Night will be Thursday, August 15th.  Please arrive by 5:30 and report directly to your child’s classroom. The teachers will have a presentation in their rooms of important information you will need to help make this year a successful year for your child. 


Open House
On Tuesday, September 10th, we will be having an Open House for all students and families. We will begin the evening in the cafeteria at 6:00 p.m. with a short presentation about the coming year. Then parents will go into their child’s classroom for the teachers’ presentations. 


Important Dates to Remember:                  

Registration for all new students and Kindergarten Students -  9:00 am - 12:00 and 1:00 – 3:00 pm daily beginning Tuesday, July 30 through Friday, August 9. 


Thursday, August 8th – Meet the Teacher Night for Grades K – 2: -  4:30pm – 6:00pm. 

Come anytime between 4:30pm – 6:00pm to visit the classroom and meet the teacher.


Thursday, August 15th – Meet the Teacher Night for PK Students:  – 5:30pm in your child’s classroom

Monday, August 12th - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for K – 2nd grade students

Monday, August 19th – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for PK students


Tuesday, September 10th - Open House for all grade levels 6:00pm in the cafeteria




Mrs. Dymond