September 2018 Preschool News and Calendar of Events

Dear Parents,

What a fabulous start to the school year we have had! Your little ones are doing such a fabulous job acclimating to their new classrooms and are enjoying all the fun activities we have at preschool. We are enjoying happy days, water play, lots of free play, big field (for the older pod), and so much more! We are also very proud of our mommies and daddies who took great strides to make drop-offs short and sweet, despite a few tearful goodbyes. You have done a great job assuring your little ones that you love them and that you will be back, then handing them to the teachers and separating quickly. These short goodbyes actually reduce stress for the children and allow the kiddos to process their emotions so they can gain their confidence and independence to feel secure at school. Well done, Parents!


EXCITING CURRICULUM UPDATE

September Skills Sheet

As a developmental, play-based school, we believe that a strong curriculum develops the whole child: physical/motor, spiritual, social-emotional, cognitive/academic. Our program supports the development of the whole child through daily routines, self-help activities, large and small group direct instruction, music and movement, story time, free play, independent activities, outdoor play, and more. At the forefront of learning in preschool is the development of a child’s social-emotional skills: learning to share, care,  thrive in a community setting, talk, listen, focus, gain independence, ask questions, investigate, observe, clean-up, wash up, use the potty, etc. These are all critical skills for future success. Many of these social-emotional skills are developed through daily routines, interactions, conversations, etc. In addition to social-emotional development, we also want to stimulate students’ development in the other domains. All activities, whether in the form of free play or teacher-directed, are intentionally planned.

This year, we are excited to announce that we have developed a monthly Skills Sheet that outlines some of the focused skills the children will be learning each month. It is important to know that we have been teaching these skills all along…now we have simply put them on paper for you to view so you can help reinforce and encourage these skills at home. The Skills Sheet is the same for every class – HOWEVER, each classroom will have differentiated outcomes based on their developmental/chronological age. For instance, when we introduce letters each month, the goal for 2 year olds will be to “explore” and “gain awareness” of letters, whereas the goal for Pre-k students will be to identify and recognize the name and sound of each letter. Your child’s Developmental Profile will outline their progress towards these outcomes and will be given to you in October during the parent conferences, and additionally in February and May.


BEGINNING OF THE YEAR HOUSEKEEPING:

Classroom Sign-in Logs: Per state licensing, a FULL SIGNATURE is required on our classroom sign-in logs. We can be fined for non-compliance, so please help us stay in compliance by signing your full signature each day.

Drop-Offs: Thank you for continuing to drop off quickly in the mornings, especially during “rush hour” (7:45-9:00). Please be sure to greet the teacher with your child in the morning to ensure the teacher is aware of his/her arrival. Students should never be dropped off to an empty classroom or left on the yard with another classroom. In addition, please do not let your child go ahead of you into a classroom unattended in the morning while you are checking in.

 Siblings at School: Just a gentle reminder that if you bring a non-enrolled sibling to school during drop-off and pick-up, please keep them within arms reach at all times. By law, they not be left unattended on the yard, in the car, or in the classrooms, even if you think you will be “just a second.” We appreciate your cooperation!

Parking Lot: In a perfect world, we would have a giant parking lot with ample space for everyone. Unfortunately, our parking lot is small and hard to maneuver. To help us through the morning rush, please drive slowly, park carefully, and keep your morning drop-offs (especially between 7:50-9:00) very short.  The parking lot is nearly VACANT until about 7:47am! Come early and avoid the rush!


NEWS, NOTES & MORE

Back to School Night: Thank you for attending our Back to School Night! We appreciate your time and commitment. Please pick up a packet from your child’s teacher if you weren’t able to attend.

Tell Your Friends! If you have friends who are interested in enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year, online applications will be available on the PCS website beginning in October. Please tell your friends to call for a tour or attend an Observation Day, and apply EARLY to get on our applicant list. Be sure they tell us who referred them! We LOVE our word-of-mouth referrals!


UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Accreditation Work Day: September 21 – This is a non-student day. As you know, our school is Accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International. Our accreditation visit is coming up next year and therefore, substantial preparation time is required. For this reason, PCS has scheduled a few Accreditation Work Days to allow time for accreditation preparation, teacher training, resetting classrooms, school advancement, curriculum building, and so much more.  Have a good long weekend with your Little Blessings 🙂

Preschool Picture Day – This year, we will have our candid/yard photos with Adrea Scheidler Photography in the fall (September 24 – 26). Teachers will post schedules prior to the photography session. Preschool Portraits and “Graduate” photos with LifeTouch will be taken in the spring.

Elks Vision Screening – Elks Vision will be here on September 27 & 28 to conduct vision screenings of our students. Please fill out the permission form in your child’s box if you would like your child to be screened.

Site Work Day – October 6th – DOUBLE MVP Hours available! Keep an eye out for the Site Work Day Sign-up through signup.com! Help us deep clean cubbies, beautify the garden, till the sandbox, and haul in our fresh new mulch.

Moonlight Magic – There will be three Moonlight Magic events this year: Oct. 5, Feb. 8 and March 22. This is YOUR chance to have a night on the town (or in the quiet of your own home watching Netflix!) while your little ones are safe in our care enjoying flashlight parties, pajama dance-offs, pizza and a movie. ONLINE REGISTRATION is required, so sign up early (see flyers)! Elementary-aged siblings may attend the BYH Moonlight Magic on the same night.


PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP (PTF):

ROOM PARENT & COMMITTEE SIGN UP! Please sign up HERE if you are interested in serving on a committee or as a Room Parent. Thank you!

ROOM PARENT & COMMITTEE MEETING!!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 @ 8:15 a.m. (IN THE PARENT LOUNGE @ the PCS LIBRARY)

If you signed up to be a Room Parent or to serve on a committee, or if you are interested in volunteering but want more information, please attend our Room Parent Meeting to get the ‘scoop’ on what is expected, upcoming events, etc. The gate to PCS will be open through 8:15 a.m. – if running late, enter through the PCS main office.

MVP Booklets/HoursAll families should have received their YELLOW MVP booklet. Please record your volunteer hours in these books. You can have your hours signed off by the office staff, Room Parents, volunteer coordinators of specific events, PTF Reps, etc. Every family is required to complete 10 hours (or 20 hours if you have students at the elem/jr. high) before the end of the school year. You can turn in your book as soon as it is complete! PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU DIDN’T RECEIVE ONE.

CLASSROOM TEACHER TREATS: 

September 28 – Parents of Room 1

Never expected, but always appreciated, Teacher Treats are a way to show your love and appreciation for our teachers. Each classroom is assigned two Fridays per school year to bring in treats for the preschool staff. Keep an eye out for information from your Room Parents!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Volunteer opportunities are available! CLICK HERE to register for all-school events through signup.com!

Meal Train Opportunities! (2 MVP HOURS)

Deborah and David Kim (parents of Oliver Kim – Rm 5)

 

Ms. Joy Matthews (Preschool Assistant Director)

 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEACHERS!!!

September 3 – Ms. Wendy

September 19 – Mrs. Silvia

September 26 – Mrs. Thelma


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Monday, Sept. 10 @ 8:15 a.m – Room Parent Meeting (PCS Parent Lounge)

Friday, September 21 – Accreditation Work Day (No Students)

September 24 – 26 – Candid yard photos with Adrea Scheidler

September 27 & 28 – Vision Screenings

Friday, October 5 @ 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Moonlight Magic (registration required)

Saturday, October 6 @ 9:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. – Site Work Day

Thursday, October 11 – Kindergarten/PCS Observation Day – Interested in PCS? Sign up for a tour online!

Tuesday, October 17 & Wednesday, October 18 – Hearing Screenings

Thursday, October 18 – Great Shake Out Earthquake Drill – Volunteers Needed

Friday, October 19 – Accreditation Work Day (MINIMUM DAY – DISMISS AT 12:00)

October 25 – Preschool OPEN regular hours; PCS minimum day for conferences

Friday, October 26 – Parent Conferences (No Students)

 

April 2018 Preschool News and Calendar of Events

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 ;-).

 


UPCOMING EVENTS: 

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!

PCS ALL-SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES

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!

 

 

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)

 

 

January 2018 Preschool News and Calendar of Events

Happy New Year! It was so nice to see everyone this morning and hear of all the fun holiday adventures the children had over the break. We hope you all had a blessed time of togetherness and renewing with family.

Now that we are into the new year, we are ready to begin learning about all things winter! While we don’t experience a ‘true’ winter here, classrooms try to bring in winter fun with winter-themed toys, sensory snow, and more!


NEWS, NOTES & MORE

Cubby Clothing Update – Now that the weather is getting cooler, please be sure to update your child’s cubby with cooler weather clothing. Also, please be sure to send appropriate clothing for the cooler weather (jacket/sweater, long pants, etc.) so the children can play outside :-).

ROOMS 1 & 2: PCS TK/Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten enrollment is quickly approaching! If you are hoping for your child to enroll in the PCS TK and/or Kindergarten program this coming school year (2018-2019), please complete an Intent to Enroll Form if you haven’t done so already. Hard copies will be placed in your child’s box this week. Submitting this document will notify Betty St. Peter in the admissions office to give you a Teacher Recommendation form that will need to be completed by your child’s teacher.

PCS Observation Day – Check out our fabulous elementary school on Thursday, January 18 @ 9:00Sign up online!


UPCOMING EVENTS: 

 

Preschool Picture DayJanuary 29th and 30th  – We will need one parent per day to assist the photographer. You will receive 50% off your photo package for assisting. Please let the office know if you are interested.

Moonlight Magic – February 2nd – 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 sign up online!

 


PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP (PTF):

Meal Train Sign Up

We would like to bless Mrs. Jennifer with meals as she just had surgery and will be recovering over the next few weeks. Here is Mrs. Jennifer’s meal train: https://mealtrain.com/4dko77

We would like to bless the Houltberg family (Ollie in Room 3) as they celebrated the birth of their new little boy, Leo over the holidays! Here is the link for the Houltberg’s meal train: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/gq8ydm

School-wide volunteer opportunities are available! Check back regularly as events are added as the year progresses.  Please follow this link: https://signup.com/group/1186271400029


CLASSROOM TEACHER TREATS: 

January 19 – Parents of Room 5

February 16 – Parents of Room 1


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEACHERS!!!

January 16 – Mrs. Kristin

January 27 – Ms. Terri


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

January 15th – MLK JR. DAY – School Closed

Thursday, January 18 – PCS Observation Day

Friday, February 2 – Moonlight Magic (Register via the PCS website)

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

Monday, February 19 – Presidents’ Day – School Closed

 

December 2017 Preschool News and Calendar of Events

We had an absolutely FANTABULOUS Grandparents’ Day last Thursday! The preschool welcomed over 100 grandparents and special visitors and the children enjoyed showing off their classrooms and singing a short presentation of songs. A huge thank you to everyone for making this day such a special event.

The children performed their songs so well at Grandparents’ Day and now they are preparing to sing them again for YOU at our Happy Birthday Jesus Party. This is a HUGE event and definitely an event that you will NOT want to miss! (see details below in the Upcoming Events section).

There are several BIG events and happenings this month. Please be sure to read about them here to stay in the loop! 🙂


NEWS, NOTES & MORE

Playopolis Toy Sale! – For ONE week only, the preschool is running our annual Playopolis Toy Sale. Shopping for Christmas gifts in the lobby is quicker than Amazon, easier than Target and totally stress free…AND, it benefits the school as we receive 20% of all sales!

PCS Observation Day – December 14th @ 9:00 – If you are interested in PCS for your rising TK/Kindergartener, please come to one of our Observation Days. You will hear from Dr. Gray, view classrooms, and see us “in action!” Sign up online!

Community Events – Enjoy all the preschool-friendly fun our community has to offer for the holidays such as Descanso Garden’s Enchanted Forest, , Old Pasadena’s Santa Through the Season, Snow Day at Kidspace, viewing the lights on Christmas Tree Lane, and of course, the annual Float Viewing! Love lights? Here are some of the best displays!


UPCOMING EVENTS: 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS! – Saturday, December 16th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm  – This is one of our biggest events of the year and will be held on the PCS CAMPUS! You won’t want to miss this one as students perform a selection of songs, enjoy pizza and cake, and get to participate in games, crafts, and more! Please be on the lookout for the HBJ flyers and emails coming soon! DRESS IN CASUAL, but FUN & FESTIVE ATTIRE!

Pajama & Hot Cocoa Days – December 20 & 21Students wear their PJs to school and we provide hot cocoa, popcorn, and a special Christmas movie!

Christmas Chapel (Rooms 1 & 2, TK-8th Grade) – Friday, Dec. 22, 9:00 am – 10:00 am – Rooms 1 & 2 were so fabulous at Grandparents’ Day that they have been asked to perform their Christmas song for the PCS chapel! Feel free to watch the chapel in the auditorium. Be sure to drop your child off in the classroom by 8:30!

Preschool Picture DayJanuary 29th and 30th  – We will need one parent per day to assist the photographer. You will receive 50% off your photo package for assisting. Please let the office know if you are interested.

 


PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP (PTF):

Volunteer opportunities are available! Check back regularly as events are added as the year progresses.  Please follow this link: https://signup.com/group/1186271400029

CLASSROOM TEACHER TREATS: 

December 8 – Parents of Room 4


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEACHERS!!!

December 14th – Miss Kristen (Room 1)

December 25th – Mrs. Jen (Room 1)

 


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Thursday, December 14 – PCS Observation Day

Saturday, December 16 – Happy Birthday Jesus Party (11am-1pm)

December 20 & 21 – PJ and Hot Cocoa Day

December 22 – Rooms 1 & 2 perform in PCS chapel (wear festive clothing)

December 22 – MINIMUM DAY

December 25 – January 5 – Christmas Holidays – School Closed

January 15th – MLK JR. DAY – School Closed

Thursday, January 18 – PCS Observation Day

Friday, February 2 – Moonlight Magic (Register via the PCS website)

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

Monday, February 19 – Presidents’ Day – School Closed

November 2017 Preschool News and Calendar of Events

We are officially heading into HOLIDAY MODE! While the children have started practicing their Christmas songs for our Grandparents’ Day and Happy Birthday Jesus celebrations, I suppose we can’t start cranking the Christmas tunes quite yet…we still need to get through Thanksgiving first! Nonetheless, the holiday season is such a blessing and a joy to experience through the young eyes of preschoolers!

This past week had have so much fun with our Apple and Pumpkin Days. Classes were immersed in baking, painting, crafts, games, and so much more. A huge thanks to all who helped make this event a success!

There are several BIG events and happenings this month. Please be sure to read about them here to stay in the loop! 🙂


NEWS, NOTES & MORE

Payment Reminder – Underwood Farms  – https://parent.smarttuition.com/

If you haven’t already, please remember to PAY for your child’s admission to Underwood Farms ONLINE through your Smart Tuition account. Payment for students and chaperones is due Friday, November 3.

Site Workday – A HUGE thank you to all the parents who helped out at our work day. It was an incredible show of support, hard work, and pure grit!

PCS Observation Day – November 16 @ 9:00 – If you are interested in PCS for your rising TK/Kindergartener, please come to one of our Observation Days. You will hear from Dr. Gray, view classrooms, and see us “in action!” Sign up online!


UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Echo Parenting Seminar – Thursday, November 2 @ 7:00

It is not too late to join the seminar on Challenging Behaviors. Join us in the PCS library. Parking will be available in the PCS and Preschool front lots.

Fall FestivalSaturday, November 4th – This is one of the most fun event events of the year! We are looking forward to seeing everyone there. If you didn’t pre-purchase tickets, they will be available at the door.

We have a few BIG events this month:

Day at the Farm, Stone Soup, and Grandparents’ Day!

Day at the Farm –  November 14th. The older pod will be heading out on a field trip to Underwood Farms to enjoy a tractor ride, picking vegetables, and petting some farm animals. While the older kids are away at the farm, the younger pod will be enjoying a stay-trip and setting up their very own farm on campus to enjoy animals, crafts, games, and more!

Stone Soup – November 20 & 21 – This event is a long standing tradition at our school. It begins with all the classrooms reading the classic tale “Stone Soup“, a tale in which a community comes together to make a pot of soup. During Stone Soup Day, each student brings a veggie to contribute to their classroom’s pot of soup! Volunteers are needed and MVP hours abound…so please talk with your teacher about how you can join the fun!

Grandparents’ Day –  November 30th Calling all grandparents…this day is for YOU! Invitations were sent out to all grandparents’ whose families sent in an “Invitation Request Form.” If you didn’t send in a request, please contact Antoinette Andrews so your child’s grandparent/special friend can join the fun. Rooms 1 & 2 will present a song in the PCS Auditorium (see invitation). Rooms 3, 4 & 5 will present songs in their classrooms around 11:15.


PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP (PTF):

Volunteer opportunities are available! Check back regularly as events are added as the year progresses.  Please follow this link: https://signup.com/group/1186271400029

CLASSROOM TEACHER TREATS: 

November 17 – Parents of Room 3


WE HUMBLY REQUEST…

Morning Drop – Offs – Please make drop offs very quick during “rush hour” (7:57 am – 8:45 am) as cars are lined out the driveway waiting to get in. Believe it or not…prior to 7:57 am, the lot wide open, so give it a try and have a low-stress drop-off! 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEACHERS!!!

November 27th – Pam

 


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Saturday, November 4 – Fall Festival

Friday, November 10 – Veteran’s Day Holiday – No School

Thursday, November 16 – Observation Day

November 20 & 21 – Stone Soup Days

November 22 – 24 – Thanksgiving Holidays

November 30 – Grandparents’ Day!

Saturday, December 2nd – Christmas Brunch and Kids Only Store

Thursday, December 14 – PCS Observation Day

Saturday, December 16 – Happy Birthday Jesus Party (10am-12pm)

December 20 & 21 – PJ and Hot Cocoa Day

December 22 – MINIMUM DAY

December 25 – January 5 – Christmas Holidays – School Closed

October 2017 Preschool News and Calendar of Events

Fall is in the air! With the smells of apple crisp and pumpkin delights filling our preschool kitchen, we know that autumn has arrived! In a few days, our yard and classrooms will be filled with pumpkins, gourds and fall festivity! Feel free to add to the fun by sending in interesting pumpkins, squash gourds and more as you come across them in the grocery stores.


NEWS, NOTES & MORE

Fall Field trip – Save the Date! November 14th to Underwood Farms

 We are excited to announce that our first field trip of the year will be a combined trip for Rooms 1, 2 & 3! We will need oodles of parents and chaperones, so please save the date and attend if you can (1 MVP per hour served as a driver or chaperone). Permission packages will be sent out soon!

Tell Your Friends! We LOVE our word-of-mouth referrals! Applications for NEW students are now open for 2018 -2019. Tell your friends to apply early! Thanks!

PCS Observation Day – October 12th @ 9:00 – If you are interested in PCS for your rising TK/Kindergartener, please come to one of our Observation Days. You will hear from Dr. Gray, view classrooms, and see us “in action!” Sign up online!

Site Work Day – October 28th – We love clean classrooms and a beautiful yard and parents love DOUBLE MVP hours! Please sign up to help us haul mulch, till sand and deep clean classrooms for double MVP hours! Sign ups for food are also available for single hours. CLICK HERE to help!


 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

 

Moonlight Magic – October 13th – Last call for Moonlight Magic! Enjoy and evening out with family or friends while your little ones enjoy pizza and a movie at school. Last day to register for preschool is Monday, October 9th. BYH is sold out.

TK/Kindergarten Meet & Greet – Saturday, October 21, 10:00-11:00 am – Students who are age-eligible for TK &/OR Kindergarten in 2018-2019 are invited to join us in the morning of October 21st for a Kindergarten Meet & Greet. Parents and students are welcome! Please be on the lookout fro information from Betty St. Peter in the PCS admissions office.

Parent Conferences – Friday, October 27th – No School! – Please sign up for conferences in your child’s classroom. You will receive your child’s first Developmental Profile and will have a chance to chat about your child’s progress this year. Please make every effort to attend.


PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP (PTF):

MVP Booklets/Hours: If you didn’t receive a YELLOW MVP booklet, please be sure to pick up one from the office. This is how we log our MVP volunteer hours. Each family is required to complete 10 hours. Thanks!

CLASSROOM TEACHER TREATS: 

October 20 – Parents of Room 2

ROOM PARENTS:

What a great group of Room Parents we have this year! We had a fabulous kick-off meeting last week and are excited for the year to come. Your child’s Room Parents will be reaching out to you throughout the year with volunteer opportunities, class activities and more. Many hands make light work…please remember to help out your Room Parents for a fun and enjoyable year!

Volunteer opportunities are available! Check back regularly as events are added as the year progresses.  Please follow this link: https://signup.com/group/1186271400029

Site Work Day Sign Up – Click Here


WE HUMBLY REQUEST…

Classroom Sign-in Logs: Per state licensing regulations, a FULL & LEGIBLE SIGNATURE is required on our classroom sign-in logs. We can be fined for non-compliance of this, so please help us stay in compliance by signing your full signature each day. Thanks for your cooperation!

Siblings at School: If you bring a younger sibling to school during drop-off and pick-up, please keep them within arms reach at all times. This is also a state licensing requirement for which we can be fined.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEACHERS!!!

October 4 – Sam

October 4 – Sarah

October 5 – Daisy


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, October 12 – PCS Observation Day – Students entering TK / Kindergarten will want to attend 🙂

Friday, October 13 – Moonlight Magic!

Tuesday, October 17 & Wednesday, October 18 – Speech Screenings

Thursday, October 19 – California Great Shake Out Earthquake Drill – all school earthquake drill

Saturday, October 21 – Kindergarten Meet and Greet

Friday, October 27 – Parent Conferences – No School

Saturday, October 28 – Site Work Day

Thursday, November 2 – Observation Day

Saturday, November 4 – Fall Festival

Friday, November 10 – Veteran’s Day Holiday – No School

Thursday, November 16 – Observation Day

November 20 & 21 – Stone Soup Days

November 22 – 24 – Thanksgiving Holidays

November 30 – Grandparents’ Day!