Our friends on the older pod patio are having some fun with can stacking! This open-ended play activity is giving us an opportunity to practice team building, taking turns, body balance and hand-eye coordination. As we stack, we’re expanding our understanding of major math concepts like cause and effect, weight distribution and, of course, problem solving. Check out all the excitement!
The week leading up to the Fun Run was full of anticipation! We got to go to the Big Field on the main campus and we made a day of it.
The next day we had our first Easter party! We got to tell the story of Easter using Resurrection rolls and then and lunch we got to eat them.
We are so grateful that we got to celebrate Easter together and learn about how much God loves us and sent his son Jesus for each and every one of us.
We are quickly approaching the end of our 2021~ 2022 school year. It has been an honor and a pleasure to have had your children here with us at PCS. We thank you for allowing us to be part of your child’s life in this difficult times (CIVID19) and for your trust. You were truly amazing kind and generous throughout the school year. We are thankful to God for bringing you into our humble family. May God bless you all today and always.
Our latest photos are super cute. Enjoy!
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 2nd through Friday, May 6th
The first week of May is Teacher & Staff Appreciation week. We love our teachers, and would love for them to feel all of the gratitude, care and appreciation that we have for them. Click the link below and read over the weekly schedule listing out all of the ways that we will be sharing our love with them during the week. If you would like to participate, please choose which day or days you would like to bless your teachers!
Your fabulous teachers will love all of these SURPRISES during the week. If you would like some help in knowing some of their favorite things please check out their Preschool Teacher Favorite Things Pages
Preschool Chapel – Friday, May 13th
Our Fruit of the Spirit for the month of May is Goodness. We will be discussing 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.
Preschool Family Picnic – Saturday, May 14th
We invite you to join the fun at our annual end of year picnic! Families will enjoy bounce houses, water play, glitter tattoos, crafts, snow cones, spending time with friends, meeting new families, and more! Please join us for all the fun!
Where: PCS Field (Please park in the Garfield Parking Lot at 1492 N. Garfield Ave.)
When: Saturday, May 14th
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday, May 6th
Please submit your RSVP here —–> Preschool Family Picnic RSVP FORM
Cost: $5.00 per person (Fee includes all activities and a hot dog lunch)
Payments can be made in the Preschool Office prior to the event or at the door. We are only able to process Cash or Checks for this event. Checks can be made out to PCS.
Looking forward to a fun day together!!
End of the Year Pizza Parties – Monday, May 23rd & Tuesday, May 24th
The last week of preschool will kick off with our traditional classroom Pizza Parties. Pizza will be provided by the preschool but there will be classroom sign-ups for additional side items such as fruit, paper goods, and even table décor. The classrooms will be sharing those sign-ups towards the middle of May.
Aloha Days! – Wednesday, May 25th & Thursday, May 26th – MINIMUM DAYS
For our last two days of preschool this year, we felt that aloha was the perfect sentiment. Hello to summer, goodbye to our year together, and of course I love you. On both Wednesday and Thursday we invite all the kids to dress in their brightest, most tropical, and Hawaiian best. We will be celebrating the conclusion of our year with special photo ops at drop off and much more.
Preschool Promotion – Wednesday, May 25th @ 6PM
This year has been amazing! While we did face challenges, it has been a truly fantastic year spent together at the preschool. 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 that is here at PCS or beyond.
This year, we will be hosting our traditional in-person promotion ceremony. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for your invitation with all the details.
Preschool Closed – Friday, May 27th through Friday, June 3rd
The preschool will be closed to students for cleaning and summer prep. 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 6th
Our first session of Fun in the Sun: Out to Sea! will kick off Monday, June 6th. 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 be joining the “Fun in the Sun” summer camp this year? 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
- Please drive with care keeping an eye on speed and kiddos in the lot.
- 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.
- Due to limited spaces in our lot, quick drop-offs and pick-ups are ideal.
Thanks for helping us keep our little ones safe, healthy, and happy.
“Fun Run,” what en event, the fun had so much fun. The music played and the cheering for the all was very uplifting. Hip! hip! Hooray!
Thank you parents for coming to help and support this event, and for participating and cheering for the kids. A little help goes a long way.
A couple of weeks ago we celebrated Week of the Young Child! Here is a video that Ms. Faith put together to show some of the fun that we had.
Thank you for all that you guys did to make it a fun and special time!
We pray you all have a marvelous Easter weekend! May God bless your Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday celebrations as you reflect on the sacrifice and power of our God.
45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10
24 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8 Then they remembered his words. Luke 24:1-8
Children are special every single day. On The week of the young child we celebrate them in a special way, each day we planned a different activities to celebrate them in a fun, different and silly ways. Have a look.
MONDAY!!!! PAJAMA DAY
THURSDAY: ENJOY THE SUMMER DRESS UP IN THE SPRING
April showers bring May flowers and so much more at preschool! Hello Spring!
Teacher In-Service Day – Friday, April 1st STUDENT FREE
It is time for our spring 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.
Week of the Young Child – Monday, April 4th – Friday, April 8th
Every year we celebrate the wonderful little people we serve and the unique world they inhabit with exciting week long festivities. Each day will have its own special theme and events to look forward to. This week is a national celebration that focuses on acknowledging this fundamental and transformative period of life. Oh to be a young child! Parents are welcome to participate and volunteer, please be sure to check with your class to see how you can join in.
Elks Vision Screening – Thursday, April 7th & Friday, April 8th
The Elks Vision Screening is a free service provided to preschool children throughout California and Hawaii. This screening will happen on campus, in the Art Studio, as a special pullout for our students. Teachers will help facilitate the screening by shepherding students as well as assisting during the screening process. If you are interested in participating in this program, be sure to fill out a vision screening form with your classroom at either drop off or pick up. Children without forms will not be able to participate.
Fun Run – Tuesday, April 12th
The PCS Fun Run is back and the preschool will be taking part. This exciting fundraising event is held here on the PCS field and all our kiddos and staff are invited. More information detailing this event will be made available by the PCS Development Department.
Good Friday and Easter Monday– Fri., Apr. 15th & Mon., Apr. 18th PRESCHOOL CLOSED
We will be celebrating the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ by taking the day to reflect on the gift that the cross represents for all of us.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10
He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:2
Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 17th
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:5-6
Hallelujah, He is risen!!
Open House – Friday, April 22nd MINIMUM DAY
We are so excited to announce a return to a fully in-person Open House this year at the preschool. Each classroom will be working hard to spruce up and prepare for a visit from all of our families. We are excited to share the life and happenings of our campus and can’t wait to see everyone back on campus with us.
Summer Camp Registration
Will you be joining the “Fun in the Sun” summer camp this year? If so, be sure to turn in your summer camp registration forms ASAP. Spaces are filling up fast! Summer camp is FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, including outside families, so don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the fun at the preschool this summer.
There have been a lot of changes this month! We have started small groups again and there are so many birthdays. Here are a few pictures of our busy, busy month.
We also had a visit from an orthodontist last week. He read us a book about how animals take care of their teeth and we talked about how we take care of ours. He also brought David the dinosaur and showed us how to properly brush our teeth.
All of this and the month isn’t even over yet! We are looking forward to all of the exciting things we have coming next and we will keep you all posted.