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! 🙂


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!


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.



Volunteer opportunities are available! Check back regularly as events are added as the year progresses.  Please follow this link:


December 8 – Parents of Room 4


December 14th – Miss Kristen (Room 1)

December 25th – Mrs. Jen (Room 1)




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.