Early Childhood Education 2019-2020

Essential new learning information for caregiversDue to mandatory school closure all classroom materials, lessons and updates can be accessed on Seesaw, each student has an account on https://web.seesaw.me/

To get your child's home learning code to access the activities on seesaw please email me.

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Some information about the ECE classroom and the team is as follows:

My name is Bhavneet Gandhoke and I will be the lead teacher working with your child at Discovery Elementary. In the classroom I go by 'Ms. Bhani'. I look forward to making this an enjoyable and fun year for your child and you. The other staff members who are part of the classroom team are: 

  • Ms. Kelsey Miller  (Speech and Language Pathologist)
  • Ms. Bhumika Chandarana (Occupational Therapist)
  • Ms. Karen Evenson (Physical Therapist)
  • Ms. Hilda Ruiz (Paraprofessional)
  • Ms. Doris Ramirez (Paraprofessional)
  • Ms. Sally Cohn (Paraprofessional)

 I have been teaching special education for seven years now and this is my fifth year of teaching here at Issaquah school district. I have a Master’s degree in early childhood special education from the University of Washington. I started my career as a special education teacher from India and have loved working in this field ever since!

  I am excited to have the opportunity to teach your child and look forward to seeing their progress throughout the school year.  I also believe that strong parent-teacher communication is necessary for a child’s school success.  Please let me know about any changes in your child’s emotional, health, or educational needs as our year together progresses.  Feel free to contact me by phone or email if you have any questions or concerns. 

Upcoming Events

September 9th: First day of school

September 12th: Curriculum night- 6:00 to 7:00 PM

September 27th: Orange day celebration

October 14th: Teacher workday (No school for students)

October 17th: ECE parent night @ District in the evening

October 31st: Halloween celebration in the classroom.

November 11th: Veterans day observance (No school for students and staff)

November 28th and 29th - Thanksgiving Holiday (no school for students and staff)

December 4-6th - Student conferences (No school for students)

December 23rd to January 3rd- Winter break (No school for students and staff)

January 20th:  MLK day (no school for students and staff)

January 27th: Teacher training day (no school for students)

February 14th: Valentine's day celebration (More information in newsletter)

February 17th to 21st: Mid-winter break. No school for students and staff.

March 11th -13th : ECE conferences ( No school for students)

March 16th- MANDATED STATEWIDE SCHOOL CLOSURES due to the covid-19 outbreak. 

April 13th to 17th: Spring break

May 7th: Parent night - (Cancelled due to mandated school closures)

June 12th Last day of school for ECE students.

Announcements/ Reminders

Absences: If you have travel plans and know that your child will be missing school please let the office and me know ahead of time about the absences.

Dress for the weather: Rain or shine we try to go out during recess time so please make sure your child is dressed warm enough and also wear shoes in which they can run around.

Extra clothes: Please make sure that your child has an extra set of clothes in the backpack in case of accidents (this includes students who are potty trained as they might wet their clothes outside at recess)

Nut Free snack: Please make sure that there are no items with nuts in the snack that come from home.