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Posts by Jenna Beverly

A Letter to the Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020, As a current preschool teacher at Eastern Christian, a lot of my attention is turned toward our youngest students, but for now I'd like to shift my focus to you, our graduating seniors. You may remember me better as "Miss Hulsebos." Eleven years ago (2009), I began my career at EC…

Preschool Update: Learning ABC’s and 123’s Remotely!

Back on March 2, Eastern Christian faculty members met for the first time to begin thinking about the possibility of a Coronavirus outbreak in our area and what that would mean for how we instruct our students. If I'm completely honest, I wondered if our administrators were being overly cautious. I thought to myself, "There…

Preschool Moms’ Valentine’s Tea

"I love her and she loves me and MOMMY is her name-o!" Eastern Christian Preschool students sang this refrain to their moms (or special female guests) last week Thursday at the Moms' Valentines Tea event. Just a day before Valentines Day, nearly 90 Preschool students gathered with their loved ones in the Elementary School gym…

100th Day of School at ECES!

Last Friday, February 7th, was a very special day at Eastern Christian Elementary School! Many students were anticipating this day since the first day of school back in August, and it finally arrived - the 100th day of school! Kindergarten-3rd grade students celebrated the 100th day of school in a variety of different ways. Check…

New Multicultural Literature at ECES

Take a moment to look at and reflect on the image below: The graphic* above depicts a big problem in the books that are available to today's children. According to research done by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, over 75% of books published for young people in 2018 included characters described as white or animal/other. To…

Student Goals for 2020!

The beginning of a new year usually sparks people to think about starting fresh and setting goals or resolutions for the year ahead. This is true at Eastern Christian Elementary School too! In recent weeks, many teachers encouraged their students to think about goals they could work toward in 2020. As you walk through the…

Christmas Cookie Club

If you walked into the elementary school on a Tuesday afternoon around 4 pm between Thanksgiving and Christmas, you were greeted with the sweet smell of holiday baking! Though school dismisses at 3 pm, Eastern Christian continues its educational program through our outstanding After School Program, which offers a variety of exciting activities for students…

Donuts With Dads

It’s the beginning of a new tradition! On Thursday, December 5, nearly 100 preschool students enjoyed a special event, “Donuts with Dads.” We were so thrilled to host 85 dads, grandpas and other father figures, who came to make crafts, sing Christmas songs and, of course, eat donuts with their preschoolers. Adults and children alike…

Preschoolers Give Thanks!

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good." - Psalm 136 For the month of November, Preschool students at Eastern Christian have been reciting this Bible verse, and learning the importance of giving thanks. If you asked our PreK students what it means to be thankful, many of them would say, "to say thank…

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