Spring has sprung and we are bounding towards summer! We are on the home stretch! The mood at the preschool has been filled with fun as the warmer weather has allowed for some water play (off an on, anyway!) and sunny days outdoors. Many classrooms are also delving into the wonderful world of insects and you should be seeing caterpillars, silk worms and more making their way into the school. We had our annual Association Meeting last week and we recognized Monica and Joy for their 5 years of service, as well as Pam for her 10 years! Feel free to send a warm thank you their way. Our fabulous parents are one of the many reasons our staff enjoy LONG working tenures at PCS :-). In fact, our 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Gallego, just celebrated 30 years and Dr. Gray was not far behind, with a whopping 25 years at PCS!
In the News:
Water Bags for Cubbies
The time has come! Please send in a Water Play Bag with your child within the next week or so. Please see attached Water Play Bag Supply List flyer for details.
Room 1 Staffing Update
We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Joy will soon be having her first baby! She left on maternity leave this past Friday and we ask that you keep her family in your prayers as they prepare for their little one. Miss Kristen will be leading the classroom and Mr. Sam will be joining the Room 1 teaching team for the remainder of the year.
MVP HOURS – DUE SOON!
MVP hours are due SOON! Please make an effort to fulfill your hours and turn in your booklet as soon as possible to avoid the MVP fee to your account. Don’t have a book? Lost your book? No worries…come to the office and we will replace it for you. Enrolled late to PCS? Plan on completing 1 hour per month of attendance. Sign up to help here! https://signup.com/group/1186271400029
Summer Camp Registration
Thank you to all the families who registered by the March 8th deadline for summer camp. You should see your first tuition payment posted to your Smart Tuition account for April 1st. For those who haven’t registered, we have a few spaces left in some of the classrooms, so if you are still looking to enroll your child, please do so asap. Submissions received by April 8th may be billed to your account; submissions received after May 8th will be due in full and will incur a $50 late fee.
Upcoming Events :
Be on the lookout for Easter classroom party information. Each classroom has their own schedule and traditions for how Easter is celebrated, so please look for their information regarding the parties. Just a reminder that PCS celebrates Easter for what it truly is – recognition of Christ’s sacrifice for us. While the “bunny” may play a small part in the fun, please help us in remembering the true meaning of this Christian holiday.
70th Anniversary Gala & Auction
We hope you can attend our 70th Anniversary Gala and Auction! This is a very special event and our very first Gala. Enjoy time with PCS families while joining the fun in bidding on amazing auction items and priceless classroom auction baskets! Visit our BidPal Center at http://bidpal.net/70 to register and
purchase tickets today. Event seating is limited. Advanced reservations are required for entry.
Bidding from home will be available through BidPal! Mobile bidding goes live at 9:00AM on April 22nd.
Watch for our email giving you early access to our event’s Silent Auction!
Week of the Young Child:
Each year we celebrate the Week of the Young child with some daily fun and activities. Join the fun and have your child participate in the following:
Monday, April 24 – Pajama Day – Wear your jammies to school!
Tuesday, April 25 – Color Day – Show your classroom spirit by wearing your class color!
Rm 1- Purple, Rm 2 – Orange, Rm 3 – Green, Rm 4 – Red, Rm 5 – Blue
Wednesday, April 26 – Mismatched Day (we often joke that every day is mismatched in preschool…but on this day…go extra crazy!!)
Thursday, April 27 – Fruit Day – Bring a fruit to share in the classroom Fruit Salad Snack!
Friday, April 28 – Crazy Hat Day – How crazy can you get???
Moonlight Magic – May 5
Our FINAL Moonlight Magic of the year will be held Friday, May 5th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Don’t let your kids miss out on the fun…sign up soon! We enjoy glow-light dance parties, flashlight tag, pizza, movies, and popcorn! Flyers are available at the preschool and BYH desks.
Sign up to help here at PCS or the Preschool! https://signup.com/group/1186271400029
PTF Preschool Teacher Treats: April 21 – Parents of Room 3
Meal Trains – Congratulations to the Williams family on the birth of baby Cameron! Help bless this family with a meal while earning 2 MVP hours! https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/6gw20y
Preschool Family Picnic – Look for volunteer sign-ups for the annual preschool family picnic. We always need help with preparation, donations, and working the event at this super-fun picnic party!
PLEASE FOLLOW the Preschool Blog for classroom updates: www.pasadenachristianpreschool.com
PCS Weekly: Check your emails for the PCS Weekly! This e-letter features links for volunteer opportunities, the main calendar, and more!
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 4 & 5 – Spring Photos on the yard
Friday, April 14th and Monday, April 17th – Easter Break – No School
Saturday, April 22st – Dinner Gala – NO MOONLIGHT MAGIC
April 24 – 28 – Week of the Young Child
Friday, April 28th – Open House 6:30 – 8:00 – Minimum Day
Friday, May 5th – Moonlight Magic
Saturday, May 20th – Preschool Family Picnic
Thursday, May 25th – Rooms 1 & 2 Preschool Promotion Ceremony – Minimum Day
Friday, May 26th – Last Day of School – Minimum Day
Monday, June 5th – 1st Day of Summer Camp
July 3 & 4 – Holiday – School Closed
June 5 – August 4 – Fun in the Sun Summer Camp
August 7 – August 18 – School Closed
Monday, August 22 – Preschool Classroom Welcome – Details to follow
Tuesday, August 23 – First Day of School 2017 – 2018