Happy spring! It seems nearly incredulous that we are already swinging into April and that the end of the year is just around the corner. The rains of late have been a nice change of pace and we have enjoyed splashing in a few puddles here and there. But as April begins, we are excited to bound into ‘spring’ themes such as gardening, flowers, insects, life cycles and more! This is always an exciting time of year as we watch new growth appear in nature, celebrate the resurrection, and enjoy the blessings God has bestowed on us.
NEWS, NOTES & MORE
Tuesday, March 27th, 7:00 pm in the Auditorium – ASSOCIATION MEETING – Did you know that ALL parents are all members of the PCS Association? As a member, it is important that you participate in our annual Association Meeting as this is an opportunity to vote on new board members, recognize staff members years of service, discuss current school issues, and more. We hope to see you there!
Easter Holiday: We are closed for Easter on Thursday, March 29 and Friday, March 30th. We are OPEN during the PCS spring break of April 2 – 6th.
SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION! There is still some availability in the summer program. Please submit your forms as soon as possible. A $50 late fee will incur on registrations submitted after April 23.
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 ;-).
PCS Gala – April 14th – We would love to see a strong attendance from preschool families at the gala. This is a fun and fabulous event where parents can socialize, get to know each other and bid on classrooms baskets (and other amazing items!) while supporting our school! Order your tickets online. Can’t attend? You can bid for items during the event using your bidpal account!
Open House – Friday, April 27, 6:30 – Minimum Day – We hope EVERYONE can attend our PCS Open House! This is the culminating school year experience where families can visit classrooms, view work and projects from this past school year, tour the art studio, visit your child’s next classroom, and even tour the PCS campus to see what fun the kids have in elementary school!
Preschool Family Picnic – Saturday, May 19 – 11:00am – 1:00pm – Join us for a morning of FUN, FOOD and FAMILIES! Children will enjoy water play, slip and slides, face painting, snow cones, bouncy houses and more! A hot dog lunch will be available for purchase. Help us estimate attendance by signing up on our “soft” RSVP form at the check-in computers. MVP HOURS AVAILABLE!
Preschool Promotion Ceremony (Rms 1 & 2) – Wednesday, May 30, 6:00 pm – Rooms 1 & 2 families – save the date, tell your families, and get your cameras ready…this event is for YOU! This your child’s culminating event of the year where students will present a selection of songs, view a special preschool-recap video, and receive a special certificate. You will NOT want to miss it!
PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP (PTF):
MVP Booklets – Booklets are DUE in May! For those who have not turned in their booklet, a REVERSIBLE charge has been placed on your account. As long as your booklet is submitted by the deadline, the charge will be removed from your account.
Thank you to all who participating in donating towards the preschool auction baskets. We sincerely appreciate your thoughtfulness, generosity, and support of our school.
NEED HOURS? Here are a few opportunities to get your hours in!
Ramirez Family Meal Train – 2 MVP Hours
Hoffman Family Meal Train – 2 MVP Hours
Classroom Easter Parties – sign up via your child’s in-class sign-up
Older Pod Field Trip to the Zoo – May 2018 – Details to follow!
Preschool Family Picnic – Be on the lookout for an email outlining volunteer opportunities to help at our upcoming family picnic. Opportunities will include volunteering at stations, donating food items, etc.
CLASSROOM TEACHER TREATS:
April 20 – Parents of Room 3
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEACHERS!!!
Belated! March 11 – Joyce (Room 5)
April 3 – Joy (front desk)
April 7 – Monica (art teacher)
April 7 – Teresa G (substitute)
April 14 – April (substitute)
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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 (lunch provided! Pizza and sides will be served.)
May 28 – Memorial Day – No School
May 30 – Preschool Promotion Ceremony @ 6:00 Rooms 1 & 2 – MINIMUM DAY
May 31 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! – MINIMUM DAY
June 1 – June 8 – 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 17 – Classroom Welcome Party for 2018-2019
August 20 – First Day of School!