Fun things we did before our two fun days with snow at PCS. We read books about snow such as “ What do snowmen do at night,” “ The Snowy Day,” “ The Jacket I Wear In The Snow,” “The First Day of Winter,” and “All You Need for a Snowman.”

With this book “WHAT DO SNOWMAN DO AT NIGHT,” many of our kiddos had their own idea on what snowman did at night. Some kids Said; “ They don’t sleep.” or “ They don’t play because they can’t move. “That’s silly.” “ If you give them hot coco they are going to melt.”
We identified arctic animals and played with ice in the sensory bins, observed and discussed with the kids what happened to ice when it was under the sun. We painted Beanies on the easel and used our fine motor skills to put pompoms on our snowman shaped bottles.
The Kids got creative with our large, medium and small boxes, they built high, sorted boxes by size or by decorations. Their creativity had many different forms, angles and kinds of snowman.
Ice block truck and a snow making machine.

Learning through art

From snowmen to penguins-our room 5 friends are learning how to follow directions when placing the parts of the snowman or penguin on the paper.

We have been talking a lot about our head being on the top of our body, our feet on the bottom of our body and our arms on the sides of our bodies.

Each friend did a great job at their own stage of development. Enjoy!

News and Reminders 2023

News & Reminders

Happy New Year! We are so excited to be back together at preschool in 2023. Here are a few quick reminders about what we will look forward to this month.

Intent to Enroll 2023-2024 – DUE: Friday, Jan. 27th

Will you be joining us next school year? Intent to Enroll forms are going out through Parent Mailboxes in the classroom, and we would love to know.

To reserve your space in the 2023-2024 program, please return your Intent to Enroll form to the preschool office no later than Friday, January 27, 2023. Online re-enrollment will begin in February. You are guaranteed your current schedule provided you submit your form by the deadline. Please note that schedule changes are based on classroom availability and are processed in the order they are received. You will be notified in early February if your request for a schedule change was approved or placed on waitlist status. Summer Camp registration will be available in February.

Please note that this form is only an intent to enroll and is solely for the purposes of tentatively reserving your child’s space and generating your child’s online re-enrollment records. Your child’s space will be secured upon receipt of your online re-enrollment package and payment of the registration fee during the re-enrollment period.

Preschool Chapel – Friday, Jan. 13th

This month’s chapel will focus on the visit of the magi as well as revisiting the details of the nativity story. So often, we see depictions of the magi worshiping Jesus at the stable, but it took them a whole additional year to find him! We can’t wait to explore the story and see what other details we are able to parse out regarding their auspicious arrival and the gifts they bring.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Mon., Jan. 16th – PRESCHOOL CLOSED

We will be celebrating the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., along with the rest of the nation, by taking the day to remember and reflect on his service and sacrifice. At the preschool, we approach the concept of social justice at an age-appropriate level by acknowledging the meaningful contributions of historical figures such as MLK but more specifically by reflecting on the love and nature of God. God teaches us that we are all created in His image (Gen. 1:26), that we are all one in Christ Jesus (Eph. 5:21), that we are called to stand for others (Prob. 31:8-9), and most importantly, to love God and each other. (Matt. 22:37-39, John 15:12).

Snow Days – Thurs., Jan. 26th & Fri., Jan. 27th

We are excited to announce an on-site field trip to the snow this winter! Starting on Thursday, January 26th, we are turning the yard into a winter wonderland with actual snow! The snow will be provided by an outside company, Arctic Glacier, which specializes in snow/ice events. Each classroom will have an opportunity to explore the frosty fun as an extension of their classroom’s yard time.

We recommend bundling up your little ones on those days and sending snow-appropriate clothes and footwear, plus extra clothes to change into after the event.

*This event will be postponed if the forecast calls for rain on either of our planned days.

Coming soon…

Picture Days – Tuesday, Feb. 21st & Wednesday, Feb. 22nd

It is time to capture those adorable preschool smiles once again! Preschool picture days have arrived.

The preschool will be hosting School Pictures from Julie Lilly Photography on Tuesday, Feb. 21st, and Wednesday, Feb. 22nd. Your child will be photographed only on one of the listed days. Please look out for more information from your child’s teachers about which day has been assigned to you. 

Pajamas and Hot Cocoa!

The last two days before Christmas break were so much fun and we have the pictures to prove it!

We got hot cocoa with marshmallows and a little candy cane spoon!
We watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas and ate popcorn.
And on Wednesday we did it all over again!

We watched Frosty the Snowman.

Then we had dance parties until it was time to go home.

Happy New Year everyone!