News and Reminders 2023

It’s hard to believe it’s already the last month of the school year! We feel so blessed to have been together since August and are excited by everything we will do over the next four weeks of May.

Teacher Appreciation Week – Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 5th

The first week of May is Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week. Our fantastic teachers and staff do a tremendous job, and we look forward to showing them our gratitude.

Click Here to See the Appreciation Week Schedule

Please feel free to take a peek at your teacher’s Favorite Things Pages for inspiration too.

Click Here to See the Teacher’s Favorite Things Pages

*Participation is entirely optional but greatly appreciated.

Preschool Chapel – Friday, May 5th

Our Fruit of the Spirit for the month of May is Goodness. We will discuss what happened after Christ rose from the tomb and how God sent us a special helper, the Holy Spirit, to guide us as we follow Jesus.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Preschool Family Picnic – Saturday, May 13th

You’re invited to join us for our annual end-of-the-year picnic! Families will enjoy water play, glitter tattoos, crafts, snow cones, popcorn, spending time with friends, meeting new families, and more. So please join us for all the fun!

  • WHEN: Saturday, May 13th, 11 AM to 1 PM
  • WHERE: PCS Field – Parking: Garfield Lot @ 1492 N. Garfield Ave.
  • COST: $5.00 (per person), includes a hotdog lunch & all activities.
  • RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday, May 5th

Payments can be made in the Preschool Office prior to the event. A few additional tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the picnic. Cash, checks, or FACTs billing are all accepted.

We’re looking forward to a fantastic time together! 

End of the Year Pizza Parties – Monday, May 22nd & Tuesday, May 23rd 

The last week of preschool will kick off with our traditional classroom Pizza Parties. Of course, the preschool will provide pizza, but there will be classroom sign-ups for additional side items such as fruit, paper goods, and table décor. The classrooms will be sharing those sign-ups towards the middle of May.

Aloha Days! – Wednesday, May 24th & Thursday, May 25th – MINIMUM DAYS

We felt that aloha was the perfect sentiment for the last two days of our preschool year. So, hello to summer, goodbye to our year together, and of course, I love you.

We invite all the kids to dress in their brightest, most tropical, and Hawaiian best on Wednesday and Thursday. In addition, we will celebrate our year’s conclusion with special photo ops at drop-off and much more.

Preschool Promotion for Rooms 1 & 2 – Wednesday, May 24th @ 6PM

This year has been amazing! It is a blessing to watch the children grow up, and we are excited to celebrate those students who will be moving on to the next phase of school, whether here at PCS or beyond.  

This year, we will host our traditional promotion ceremony on the main campus in the auditorium from 6 to 7 PM. The Room 1 & 2 kiddos have been rehearsing some adorable songs and can hardly wait to share them.

Keep your eyes peeled for your invitation with all the details. 

Preschool Closed – Friday, May 26th through Friday, June 2nd 

The preschool will be closed to students for cleaning and summer prep. However, the preschool office will be open to answer questions and help with any summer paperwork that may still need to be done prior to the start of camp.

First Day of Fun in the Sun Summer Camp – Monday, June 5th 

Our first session of Fun in the Sun: Treasure Island! & Kinder Camp will kick off Monday, June 5th. Summers at the preschool are chock-full of good times and new adventures; we can hardly wait to get started. 

Summer Camp Registration 

Will you join this year’s “Fun in the Sun” summer camp? If so, be sure to turn in your summer camp registration forms ASAP. Spaces are filling up fast, and we only have a few left. Summer camp is FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, so don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the fun at preschool this summer.

Just a friendly reminder of our Preschool Parking Lot Rules/Requests

  1. Please drive carefully, keeping an eye on speed and kiddos in the lot.
  2. Children should be directed to stay on the sidewalk during pick-up and drop-off except when accessing their vehicles. Little people are very hard to spot between cars.
  3. Our lot’s limited spaces make quick drop-offs and pick-ups ideal.

Thanks for helping us keep our little ones safe, healthy, and happy.

Trader Joe’s on the Patio

Older Pod has been enjoying a Trader Joe’s dramatic play area on The Patio with Ms. Kristen!

As we play, we learn to share space, take turns with materials, delegate roles, and collaborate with our peers. Dramatic play is vital in the development of creativity through the use of imagination. Most evidently, this particular dramatic play is helping us develop communication skills and teamwork. We are also gaining knowledge of the world around us— learning fruits and vegetables, increasing phonological awareness through print, practicing exchanging money for goods, assigning numerical values to things, and counting.

Check out our friends hard at work!

THANK YOU to the many families who contributed recycled goods and THANK YOU to our favorite local grocery store—Trader Joe’s!


March was a wet and cold month, we had not seen so much rain. It was truly a blessing to enjoy the delightful weather.

After the rain we went scavenging for worms in the garden.
After reading “LITTLE BLUE AND LITTLE YELLOW,” we had the kids explore blue and yellow playdough. The kids were able to connect the book to the experience they had while squeezing both colors together.
“OOBLICK,” the mixture between corn starch and water. It’s a messy but rewarding and therapeutic activity. We gave the kids yellow and blue to support the color of the month.
Thank you parents for reading and cooking with the kids, spending time in class gives the kids a sense of trust, enjoyment and also gives you a chance to see what your child is like at school.
Green eggs and ham anyone?
We also read the book “HOW TO CATCH A LEPRECHAUN,” in this story the leprechaun goes down a rainbow slide. We painted our own versions of rainbows with water color paint.
Science for these kids can be so simple and gratifying. Put milk on a plate, add drops of food color and let them dip a cotton swab with down into one of the colors and presto.
SCIENCE: Let the children lay out some colorful Skittles on a plate, add some warm water and watch them enjoy the colors bleeding out. The kids were mesmerized and their comments were interesting. These activities open doors for interaction, new vocabulary and language.

Holy Week ✝️🕊️🐣

We’ve had a fun and eventful week in Room 3! The children enjoyed Easter art projects, Bible stories, and chapel. We even found some bunnies up in the loft!

One of our families was able to come in and do a fun cooking project with the class. We learned how to make rice balls and ate them all, yum!

Pizza party! 🍕

Since it’s finally starting to feel like Spring, we got to enjoy lots of outside time, including a picnic snack and a special music and movement activity.

Another one of our wonderful parents led us in song and dance.
Hopping even higher than bunnies 🐰

Last but not least, our Easter chapel!