January 2018 Preschool News and Calendar of Events

Happy New Year! It was so nice to see everyone this morning and hear of all the fun holiday adventures the children had over the break. We hope you all had a blessed time of togetherness and renewing with family.

Now that we are into the new year, we are ready to begin learning about all things winter! While we don’t experience a ‘true’ winter here, classrooms try to bring in winter fun with winter-themed toys, sensory snow, and more!


NEWS, NOTES & MORE

Cubby Clothing Update – Now that the weather is getting cooler, please be sure to update your child’s cubby with cooler weather clothing. Also, please be sure to send appropriate clothing for the cooler weather (jacket/sweater, long pants, etc.) so the children can play outside :-).

ROOMS 1 & 2: PCS TK/Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten enrollment is quickly approaching! If you are hoping for your child to enroll in the PCS TK and/or Kindergarten program this coming school year (2018-2019), please complete an Intent to Enroll Form if you haven’t done so already. Hard copies will be placed in your child’s box this week. Submitting this document will notify Betty St. Peter in the admissions office to give you a Teacher Recommendation form that will need to be completed by your child’s teacher.

PCS Observation Day – Check out our fabulous elementary school on Thursday, January 18 @ 9:00Sign up online!


UPCOMING EVENTS: 

 

Preschool Picture DayJanuary 29th and 30th  – We will need one parent per day to assist the photographer. You will receive 50% off your photo package for assisting. Please let the office know if you are interested.

Moonlight Magic – February 2nd – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Calling all night owls! Moonlight Magic is an evening where the parents can go out for a night on the town and the kiddos get to enjoy pizza, a movie, and flashlight dance parties here at school with our amazing teachers. Registration required. Please sign up online!

 


PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP (PTF):

Meal Train Sign Up

We would like to bless Mrs. Jennifer with meals as she just had surgery and will be recovering over the next few weeks. Here is Mrs. Jennifer’s meal train: https://mealtrain.com/4dko77

We would like to bless the Houltberg family (Ollie in Room 3) as they celebrated the birth of their new little boy, Leo over the holidays! Here is the link for the Houltberg’s meal train: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/gq8ydm

School-wide volunteer opportunities are available! Check back regularly as events are added as the year progresses.  Please follow this link: https://signup.com/group/1186271400029


CLASSROOM TEACHER TREATS: 

January 19 – Parents of Room 5

February 16 – Parents of Room 1


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEACHERS!!!

January 16 – Mrs. Kristin

January 27 – Ms. Terri


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

January 15th – MLK JR. DAY – School Closed

Thursday, January 18 – PCS Observation Day

Friday, February 2 – Moonlight Magic (Register via the PCS website)

Friday, February 9 – Teacher In-Service Day – No Students

Monday, February 19 – Presidents’ Day – School Closed

 

December 2017 Preschool News and Calendar of Events

We had an absolutely FANTABULOUS Grandparents’ Day last Thursday! The preschool welcomed over 100 grandparents and special visitors and the children enjoyed showing off their classrooms and singing a short presentation of songs. A huge thank you to everyone for making this day such a special event.

The children performed their songs so well at Grandparents’ Day and now they are preparing to sing them again for YOU at our Happy Birthday Jesus Party. This is a HUGE event and definitely an event that you will NOT want to miss! (see details below in the Upcoming Events section).

There are several BIG events and happenings this month. Please be sure to read about them here to stay in the loop! 🙂


NEWS, NOTES & MORE

Playopolis Toy Sale! – For ONE week only, the preschool is running our annual Playopolis Toy Sale. Shopping for Christmas gifts in the lobby is quicker than Amazon, easier than Target and totally stress free…AND, it benefits the school as we receive 20% of all sales!

PCS Observation Day – December 14th @ 9:00 – If you are interested in PCS for your rising TK/Kindergartener, please come to one of our Observation Days. You will hear from Dr. Gray, view classrooms, and see us “in action!” Sign up online!

Community Events – Enjoy all the preschool-friendly fun our community has to offer for the holidays such as Descanso Garden’s Enchanted Forest, , Old Pasadena’s Santa Through the Season, Snow Day at Kidspace, viewing the lights on Christmas Tree Lane, and of course, the annual Float Viewing! Love lights? Here are some of the best displays!


UPCOMING EVENTS: 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS! – Saturday, December 16th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm  – This is one of our biggest events of the year and will be held on the PCS CAMPUS! You won’t want to miss this one as students perform a selection of songs, enjoy pizza and cake, and get to participate in games, crafts, and more! Please be on the lookout for the HBJ flyers and emails coming soon! DRESS IN CASUAL, but FUN & FESTIVE ATTIRE!

Pajama & Hot Cocoa Days – December 20 & 21Students wear their PJs to school and we provide hot cocoa, popcorn, and a special Christmas movie!

Christmas Chapel (Rooms 1 & 2, TK-8th Grade) – Friday, Dec. 22, 9:00 am – 10:00 am – Rooms 1 & 2 were so fabulous at Grandparents’ Day that they have been asked to perform their Christmas song for the PCS chapel! Feel free to watch the chapel in the auditorium. Be sure to drop your child off in the classroom by 8:30!

Preschool Picture DayJanuary 29th and 30th  – We will need one parent per day to assist the photographer. You will receive 50% off your photo package for assisting. Please let the office know if you are interested.

 


PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP (PTF):

Volunteer opportunities are available! Check back regularly as events are added as the year progresses.  Please follow this link: https://signup.com/group/1186271400029

CLASSROOM TEACHER TREATS: 

December 8 – Parents of Room 4


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEACHERS!!!

December 14th – Miss Kristen (Room 1)

December 25th – Mrs. Jen (Room 1)

 


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Thursday, December 14 – PCS Observation Day

Saturday, December 16 – Happy Birthday Jesus Party (11am-1pm)

December 20 & 21 – PJ and Hot Cocoa Day

December 22 – Rooms 1 & 2 perform in PCS chapel (wear festive clothing)

December 22 – MINIMUM DAY

December 25 – January 5 – Christmas Holidays – School Closed

January 15th – MLK JR. DAY – School Closed

Thursday, January 18 – PCS Observation Day

Friday, February 2 – Moonlight Magic (Register via the PCS website)

Friday, February 9 – Teacher In-Service Day – No Students

Monday, February 19 – Presidents’ Day – School Closed

Room 3’s First Trip to the Farm!

Room 3 had a spectacular time at the farm. It was our first time there and hopefully it won’t be the last because we loved the shows, animals and activities. The children were exhausted by the end of the day and were reluctant to leave due to how much fun they were having. Thank you to Underwood Farm and all of their employees for making our field trip an incredibly enjoyable one.

Fall is Here!

Fall is my personal favorite season, and because I’m bias, we tend to do various seasonally-based art projects during this season. We  learn all about the different leaves and we investigate the process of the change of colors of the leaves. We also talk about how it gets darker earlier in the day, how it begins to get a little chillier, etc. For this seasonal project, the children painted a beautiful fall tree painting using water colors. Others painted a pile of leaves…

– Mrs Monica