October is here and we have so much to do and look forward to…
Preschool Chapel – Thursday, October 6th
Our second chapel of the year is here! For our first chapel together we focused on the Creation Story. We are now moving on to Adam and Eve and discussing the power of choices, consequences, and God’s love.
Parent Site Work Day – Saturday, October 8th
Parent Site Work Day is just around the corner!
Don’t miss out on your chance to help our preschool, build community, and earn those MVP hours.
There are two ways to participate in this year’s event.
- Donate materials/supplies. (Every $20 spent is worth 1 hr. of MVP.)
- Help at the event. (Pssst…volunteering to work at this event is worth double hours. Work 2 and receive 4. )
We will be cleaning classrooms, power washing the patios, turning the sand, sanding, painting, and more. Please use the SignUp.com link below to join in all the fun.
We’re using SignUp.com to organize. Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/XiKuMdN
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone.
Teacher In-Service Day – Friday, October 14th
It is time for a teacher in-service day. These days are crucial and provide us the much needed time for training, planning, preparation, and cleaning that can’t be achieved while the children are on campus. We are grateful for these opportunities to grow and improve all that we do in service of the children and families.
Police Officer Visit – Tuesday, October 18th
The community helper visits carry on with our local Pasadena Police Department sending a car, motorcycle, and even McGruff the crime dog! We look forward to seeing the vehicles, officers, and having a short presentation focusing on child safety.
The Great Shake Out – Thursday, October 20th
Once again the main campus and preschool will participate in the Great California ShakeOut. This will be a full earthquake drill involving practicing “Bunnies in the Hole” aka duck & cover as well as a muster onto the main campus for an official headcount.
The elementary/Jr high will also be involved in a pantomime of pretend injuries and other disaster-related activities. The preschoolers, however, will muster on the big field grass where we will read books, sing songs, and possibly have a snack before returning to the preschool campus to resume our day.
Parent-Teacher Conferences – Friday, October 21st
Fall Conferences are here! We will be sitting down to discuss the kiddos and all we’ve done and plans for the days ahead. Please use the classroom links below to find your classroom information and sign-ups.
Childcare will be provided for all our current preschoolers. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to accommodate sibling care at this time.
Candid Student Photos – Tues., Oct. 25th & Wed., Oct. 26th
They’re back! We will once again be taking Candid Photos of all the kiddos at the preschool this year. These photos are different from traditional school photos as they are meant to catch the kids in action. Our photographer, Adrea Scheidler, is a PCS mom with many years of experience capturing those adorable preschool smiles. Once photos have been taken, Ms. Adrea will provide families with individual links for viewing and purchasing options.
Fire Station 36 Visit – Wednesday, October 26th
We are having a special visit from our Local Fire Station 36. They will be making a stop at the preschool with the truck, crew, and a few surprises. We can hardly wait to see it all in person. Hurry, hurry, drive the firetruck!
One of our favorite preschool firefighter songs is Hurry, Hurry, Drive the Firetruck.
Apple Pumpkin Days – Thursday, October 27th – Friday, October 28th
Our annual tradition of Apple Pumpkin Days is just around the corner. We will be celebrating this year’s harvest season during the last week of October with special themed books, activities, and treats. Be sure to watch for emails from your classroom teachers or Room Parents about how you can help support this fun filled fall tradition.
Communication – Emails, phone calls, Procare messages…
We work hard at staying connected and will do our best to respond to parent communications during our regular operation hours from 7am until 6pm.
While parents are welcome to send us emails, Procare messages or leave voicemails at any time, outside of emergencies, our staff will respond once they are on campus.
Volunteering at the Preschool
Will you be volunteering on campus this year?
If you are planning on helping out in the classroom or during a special event, we will need a signed Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement on file for you.
Hard copies will be available in the Preschool Office
Older Pod Field Trip to Underwood Family Farms – Fri., Nov. 18th
Mark your calendars! Room 1, 2, & 3 will be going on our traditional fall field trip to Underwood Family Farm this year, yay! It has been three years since we have been able to enjoy this amazing outing and we can’t wait. More details will be released throughout the month.
Room 4 & 5 will enjoy Farm Days here on site with special farm animal guests.