New Year, New Adventures!

Greetings from Room5!!

We are so excited to be back in action and welcoming two amazing new teachers to our class! We are so happy to have Mrs. Joyce and Ms. Ana here to help us learn and grow!

We’ve been having so much fun enjoying our new teachers and fun activities!

For Valentine’s Day we celebrated by making some really cool art! Each child received a heart on white card stock paper, four marbles and a bin to roll the marbles in. We used purple, pink and white paint for he marble rolling and the creations they made were so unique!

And this week for Presidents’ Day, Mrs. Joyce brought two kinds of flowers to our classroom: carnations and chrysanthemums. The children used the flowers as stamps with red and blue paint! Each of the children created such different and unique paintings which are now being displayed on our bulletin board in our block area. Be sure to check it out when you swing by for drop off or pick up!

We are having so much fun growing together as a classroom and adapting well in our Room 5 environment. We love that we get to do this together. God is so good.

We’ll check back in soon!

Love,

Mrs. Erin and the Room 5 Team.

Collaborative Watercolor Banner

We are working on making a banner to hang in the outdoor play area and preschool lobby. It’s a wonderful piece that not only displays whimsical colors but also allows us to showcase everyone’s artwork together and demonstrate collaboration. There will be three large hanging banners and we can’t wait to display them!

Mrs. Monica: Art Studio

All Aboard! Rm 3’s Gold Line Train Trip

Another year of trains, travel, and three-year-olds! We had a fantastic time going on this years Gold Line Trip to Union Station. The children were thrilled be out in the world and riding on a real train. Union Station was, as always, beautiful and we also enjoyed walking over to take a look at the oldest house in LA, Avila Adobe in Olvera Street. We would like to thank all the parents who made this adventure possible by driving and chaperoning us. We have been learning so much about trains and train stations so it was fantastic to see them in person.

2018 Integrated Pest Management Plan Annual Notification

Per the Healthy School Act, following is the Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM) for Pasadena Christian Preschool.

Address: 1485 N. Los Robles Ave. Pasadena, CA 91104; Phone Number: 626.791.1214

IPM Coordinator: Director of Environmental Services

Integrated Pest Management Plan

IPM Statement: It is the goal of Pasadena Christian Preschool to implement IPM by focusing on long-term prevention or suppression of pests through accurate pest identification, by frequent monitoring for pest presence, by applying appropriate action levels, and by making the habitat less conducive to pests using sanitation and mechanical and physical controls. Pesticides that are effective will be used in a manner that minimizes risks to people, property, and the environment, and only after the other options have been show ineffective

Our pest management objectives are to:

  • Focus on long-term pest prevention
  • Focus on natural, mechanical and/or physical controls to manage pests when possible
  • When pesticides are deemed necessary, we will aim to use products that minimize risks to people, property and the environment

IPM Team

In addition to the IPM Coordinator, following are other individuals who are involved in purchasing, making IPM decision, applying pesticides and complying with the Healthy Schools Act:

  • PCS Environmental Services Staff
  • Preschool Director
  • PCS Chief Financial Officer

Pest Management Contracting

Pest management services are contracted to a licensed pest control business.

Name of business: Ecola (click to visit website)

Pest Identification, Monitoring, and Inspection

 Pest identification is done by the following groups/individuals:

  • Contracted pest control business (Ecola)
  • PCS Environmental Services team

Monitoring and inspecting for pests and conditions that lead to pest problems are done regularly by:

  • Ecola, the contracted pest control business, conducts inspections and treatment on the FOURTH SATURDAY of each month
  • PCS Environmental Services staff, weekly walk-through and as needed
  • PCS Preschool employees, daily visual inspections

Pests and Non-Chemical Management Practices

We will use the following non-chemical management practices prior to using pesticides should the following pests be found at the center:

  • Ants: sanitation, eliminating food sources, sealing cracks, installing barriers, bait traps
  • Bees: regular inspection, physical removal of nests
  • Termites: eliminate food sources, replace infested structures, install bariers
  • Spiders: seal cracks, physical removal, natural deterrents (painting dark areas white)
  • Rodents: sanitation, eliminating food sources, sealing cracks, installing barriers, physical removal, traps

When the above-mentioned practices are ineffective, the school will use our contracted pest control company to use pesticides as necessary.

Chemical Management Practices

If non-chemical methods are ineffective, our school will consider pesticides only after careful monitoring indicates that they are needed according to pre-established action levels and will use pesticides that pose the least possible hazard and are effective in a manner that minimizes risks to people, property and the environment.

This child care centers uses Ecola, a contracted pest control business to apply pesticides on our behalf on the FOURTH SATURDAY of each month to treat for ants and other insects as they have proven difficult to manage without the use of chemical assistance. Pesticide data sheets can be viewed in the front office.

Pesticides that may be applied at this center include (data sheets available in the front office):

  • Advantage Dual Choice Ant Bait Stations
  • Temprid SC Insecticide
  • Suspend SC Insecticide

Pesticide Application Schedule

2018 Pesticide Application Schedule (conducted by Ecola) is the 4th Saturday of each month. This posting serves as the required advanced notice for pesticide application at our school.

January 27, February 24, March 24, April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22, October 27, November 24, December 22.

Training

The preschool staff at Pasadena Christian Preschool have all received the following training prior to pesticide (including germicides such as Clorox, bleach, etc.) use:

  • School IPM training course approved by the Department of Pesticide Regulation

Should you like to view a hard copy of this IPM, it is available in the preschool office per your request.

 

 

 

 

 

ABC7 Visits PCS Preschool!

Click HERE to view us on ABC7!

The students in Room 1 have shown a keen interest in news casting and weather reporting over the past few weeks, so the teachers set up an ABC7 themed news room in the dramatic play center. Much to our delight, Phillip Palmer offered to come and visit!!

The students (and teachers!) were brimming with excitement this morning when Phillip Palmer and Mr. Chris, the camera man, made their appearance this morning. The students got to see the camera, hold the microphone and even go inside the truck!

After a presentation from Mr. Phillip, and a very lively Q&A from the students, the children showed Mr. Phillip their “news station” and pretended to put on their own news cast!

This story will be featured on ABC7 on Friday, February 9th between 6:00 -7:00 am.

February 2018 Preschool News and Calendar of Events

During the month of January, the students all enjoyed investigations into winter, snow, ice, and all things COLD! We played with ice, enjoyed a snowball target practice outside, and learned about winter animals. After just a few short days of cooler weather, winter has seemingly come and gone here in SoCal (sigh!).

We are now moving into the month of LOVE here at preschool! Classrooms will be colored with red, white and pink while students learn about loving others, God’s love for them, friendship, and the holiday of Valentine’s Day. Many classrooms will be celebrating with a special party, so be on the lookout for details from your child’s teacher.


NEWS, NOTES & MORE

Mark your calendars: Just a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on February 9th (teacher in-service) and February 19th (Presidents’ Day). Enjoy the extra time with your precious little ones!

ONLINE RE-ENROLLMENT HAS BEGUN! – You should have received your child’s online re-enrollment packet via email from Betty St. Peter. Please check your child’s assigned schedule for accuracy prior to opening the package. If you need to make a change to your child’s schedule, please be sure to email Kristin PRIOR to opening the package kperez@pcs.school

Online re-enrollment and the annual registration fee a is due MARCH 1st. 

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  Summer registration forms were place in mailboxes and emailed to you this week. Students are guaranteed their current space until March 8th. Changes to schedules can usually be accommodated during the summer, but submit early to ensure you get the space you desire as they are processed in the order they are received. 🙂

KINDER CAMP – Kinder Camp is open to all students entering TK and/or Kindergarten in the fall. Due to the nature of the program, Kinder Camp is only available in 2 4-Week sessions (not weekly). Kinder Camp is held on the PCS campus (in the TK, First Grade and Kindergarten classrooms). Should you need weekly care, your child may join us at the preschool for one last hurrah before heading off to “big” school ;-).

 


UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Valentine’s Parties: Check with your child’s teacher for more information on classroom parties. Just a friendly reminder that we support a

Moonlight Magic – March 16th – 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 register through the front office.


PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP (PTF):

We are looking for AUCTION BASKET donations for the upcoming PCS Gala! Please contact your child’s room parent or Taryn Johnson if you have an item you could donate.

 


CLASSROOM TEACHER TREATS: 

February 16 – Parents of Room 1

March 16 – Parents of Room 2


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEACHERS!!!

February 10 – Mrs. Nora


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

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

Monday, February 19 – Presidents’ Day – School Closed

March 9 – Teacher In-Service Day – No Students

March 16 – Moonlight Magic – Registration Required

March 20 – PCS Observation Day

March 29 & 30 – Easter Break – School Closed

April 2 – 6 – PCS Spring Break – PRESCHOOL OPEN!

April 14 – PCS Gala – We hope you can attend!

April 16 – 20 – Week of the Young Child – Details to follow

April 27 – Open House @ 6:30 – MINIMUM DAY

May 19 – Preschool Family Picnic 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

May 24 & 25 – Preschool Pizza Parties

May 28 – Memorial Day – No School

May 30 – Preschool Promotion Ceremony @ 6:30 Rooms 1 & 2 – MINIMUM DAY

May 31 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!  – MINIMUM DAY

June 1 – June 5 – Teacher Prep Week – No Students

June 11 – August 3 – Summer Camp (registration required!)

August 6 – August 17 – Vacation and Teacher Prep Week – No Students

August 20 – First Day of School (tentative)