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

Shine with the Light of Jesus

The month of October has come to an end and we in Class 4 did so many fun things with apples, pumpkins and many other fall items.

Cooking pumpkin power balls and pumpkin delight dessert while learning math and science at the same time was as sight to see and enjoy. Discovering and exploring different kinds of fall items was fun and messy! Reading different books and exposing children to new language and information was educational; among the books we read were “The Pumpkin Parable,” “The Biggest Pumpkin Ever,” “Pumpkin Patch Blessing,” and “Too Many Pumpkins.” We painted with Indian corn with fall colors and enjoyed our mini pumpkin patch! 😊We finished with a bag…YES, we were part of The Great California Shake Out.🤗 We practiced in class then we did the big practice by joining the big school.

November 2017 Preschool News and Calendar of Events

We are officially heading into HOLIDAY MODE! While the children have started practicing their Christmas songs for our Grandparents’ Day and Happy Birthday Jesus celebrations, I suppose we can’t start cranking the Christmas tunes quite yet…we still need to get through Thanksgiving first! Nonetheless, the holiday season is such a blessing and a joy to experience through the young eyes of preschoolers!

This past week had have so much fun with our Apple and Pumpkin Days. Classes were immersed in baking, painting, crafts, games, and so much more. A huge thanks to all who helped make this event a success!

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


Payment Reminder – Underwood Farms  – https://parent.smarttuition.com/

If you haven’t already, please remember to PAY for your child’s admission to Underwood Farms ONLINE through your Smart Tuition account. Payment for students and chaperones is due Friday, November 3.

Site Workday – A HUGE thank you to all the parents who helped out at our work day. It was an incredible show of support, hard work, and pure grit!

PCS Observation Day – November 16 @ 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!


Echo Parenting Seminar – Thursday, November 2 @ 7:00

It is not too late to join the seminar on Challenging Behaviors. Join us in the PCS library. Parking will be available in the PCS and Preschool front lots.

Fall FestivalSaturday, November 4th – This is one of the most fun event events of the year! We are looking forward to seeing everyone there. If you didn’t pre-purchase tickets, they will be available at the door.

We have a few BIG events this month:

Day at the Farm, Stone Soup, and Grandparents’ Day!

Day at the Farm –  November 14th. The older pod will be heading out on a field trip to Underwood Farms to enjoy a tractor ride, picking vegetables, and petting some farm animals. While the older kids are away at the farm, the younger pod will be enjoying a stay-trip and setting up their very own farm on campus to enjoy animals, crafts, games, and more!

Stone Soup – November 20 & 21 – This event is a long standing tradition at our school. It begins with all the classrooms reading the classic tale “Stone Soup“, a tale in which a community comes together to make a pot of soup. During Stone Soup Day, each student brings a veggie to contribute to their classroom’s pot of soup! Volunteers are needed and MVP hours abound…so please talk with your teacher about how you can join the fun!

Grandparents’ Day –  November 30th Calling all grandparents…this day is for YOU! Invitations were sent out to all grandparents’ whose families sent in an “Invitation Request Form.” If you didn’t send in a request, please contact Antoinette Andrews so your child’s grandparent/special friend can join the fun. Rooms 1 & 2 will present a song in the PCS Auditorium (see invitation). Rooms 3, 4 & 5 will present songs in their classrooms around 11:15.


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


November 17 – Parents of Room 3


Morning Drop – Offs – Please make drop offs very quick during “rush hour” (7:57 am – 8:45 am) as cars are lined out the driveway waiting to get in. Believe it or not…prior to 7:57 am, the lot wide open, so give it a try and have a low-stress drop-off! 


November 27th – Pam



Saturday, November 4 – Fall Festival

Friday, November 10 – Veteran’s Day Holiday – No School

Thursday, November 16 – Observation Day

November 20 & 21 – Stone Soup Days

November 22 – 24 – Thanksgiving Holidays

November 30 – Grandparents’ Day!

Saturday, December 2nd – Christmas Brunch and Kids Only Store

Thursday, December 14 – PCS Observation Day

Saturday, December 16 – Happy Birthday Jesus Party (10am-12pm)

December 20 & 21 – PJ and Hot Cocoa Day

December 22 – MINIMUM DAY

December 25 – January 5 – Christmas Holidays – School Closed

Happy Apple and Pumpkin Day!

Although it was our first time participating in Apple and Pumpkin Day, we had an amazing time. The day was packed with fun activities, smiles and laughter. We would like to thank all the parents that contributed and helped out!