Fun little moments

I love when a student/teacher or teacher/teacher dress the same unintentionally. Today I found myself looking at Susanna we both paused then she cries out “Ms. Monica we are twins today”, with such excitement in her voice. We both laughed. Ms. Joyce helped us capture this fun little moment. We have many fun little moments like these everyday. This is what makes our job so enjoyable. –-Ms. Monica

“GOOD BYE 2019, WELCOME 2020”

It is hard to believe that we are half way through the school year. December was a busy and short month for us . We had fun decorating our room with Christmas decorations, making fun art to post on our bulletin boards and making special gifts for parents to take home. In between these fun activities we also made time to enjoy a cup of hot coco and cookies while decorating our classroom Christmas tree.

It was such a blessing to finish the year with Grandparents day and Happy Birthday Jesus. “2019 Grandparents”

New Year, New Fun!

Happy New Year! We’re so happy to be back together in younger pod– exploring our winter themed activities. Check out some fun from our first week back!

For art last week, we painted with shades of blue to create snowman masterpieces!

 

Our snowflake counting game was a hit!

Check out how we scoop, pour, fill and dump salt at our winter sensory table!

It’s the question everyone is asking, Do you wanna build a snowman? In our dramatic play area, we built snow people! We counted the “snowboxes” and pointed out the different details, shapes and colors used for the parts of the snow people! We had a blast seeing how tall we could build it, and of course, knocking it down!

One of our gross motor activities is a snowman toss! Check out our friends working together to collect all the snowmen (styrofoam balls with snowmen faces) and toss them into the white basket!

Our friends are getting strong spiritually, socially, emotionally, cognitively and PHYSICALLY! On Thursday, our friends worked together to roll, flip, carry and move the BIG tires in our outdoor environment. Check out this teamwork!

 

January 2020 Preschool News and Calendar of Events

 Happy New Year! It was wonderful to see everyone again this morning. We hope you all had an enjoyable break! 


JANUARY CURRICULUM

CLICK HERE FOR THE JANUARY SKILLS SHEET


WHAT’S ON THE MENU?

January Snack Menu

January Hot Lunch Menu


JANUARY CALENDAR – FOR THE FRIDGE!

January Calendar – Printable


UPCOMING EVENTS: 

MOONLIGHT MAGIC REGISTRATION: If you are interested in signing up for Moonlight Magic on February 7th, please click HERE to register. Return your receipt as proof of registration to the preschool office. Please contact BYH to confirm availability if you are hoping to register older siblings as they may be full.

Preschool Re-enrollment 2020-2021 – Thank you for submitting your Intent to Enroll Forms in a timely manner! If you have not submitted your form, please do so this week! Online re-enrollment runs from February 1 – March 1. Registration fees must be paid by March 1 in order to retain your space. Click HERE for the preschool form.

PCS TK / Kindergarten Re-enrollment – If you submitted an intent-to-enroll form for PCS TK/Kindergarten, a Teacher Recommendation Form will be completed on your behalf. Placement in PCS TK or Kindergarten is based on your child’s Teacher Recommendation. You will be notified before February 1 if there are any concerns about your child’s advancement to your requested placement at PCS. If you are not contacted, your online enrollment will be available for the program you requested on February 1 and due March 1. Click HERE for the TK/K form.

Reminder! If you would like a TOUR of our PCS Campus, please attend our final Observation Day on January 16th. Register through the PCS website.

Summer Registration – It is hard to believe, but summer will be here before we know it! Please remember that our summer program requires a separate registration form; registration forms will be emailed out mid-January. 


NEWS, NOTES & MORE

Save the date! Spring photos will be taken February 10-12 by Lifetouch. These are “traditional school portraits”. You will be assigned a photo day. “Graduate” photos will be taken of all rising TK/K students on February 12th.

ROOMS 1 & 2 Preschool Promotion Ceremony – May 27 @ 6:00 – The Preschool Promotion Ceremony recognizes our students who are rising from Rooms 1 & 2 into Kindergarten, TK and Room 1. This is a very special event, so please be sure to mark your calendars and tell your families!


PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP (PTF):

We are halfway through the year! Please remember to complete your 10 hours of service by the end of May! MVP fees will be assessed to your Smart Tuition account in March if you haven’t turned in your book, but the fee will be reversed upon submission.

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 17 – Parents of Room 5

February 28 – Parents of Room 1

March 27 – Parents of Room 2

April 17 – Parents of Room 3

May 15 – Parents of Rooms 4 & 5


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEACHERS!!!

January 3 – Ms. Melody

January 16 – Ms. Kristin

January 27 – Ms. Terri


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

January 6 – School Resumes

January 16 – PCS Observation Day

January 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – School Closed

February 7 – Moonlight Magic

February 10 – 12 – Spring Photos

February 14 – In-Service Day – PRESCHOOL CLOSED

February 17 – Presidents’ Day Holiday – School Closed

February 21 – 2nd Reports Sent Home

February 24 & 25 – Parent Conferences – by request – school open

March 1 – 4 – ACSI Accreditation Visit – School Open Normal Hours

March 6 – Fun Run Fundraiser

March 6 – Moonlight Magic

March 9 – 13 – PRESCHOOL OPEN; PCS TK – 8th closed for Spring Break

March 24 – Association Meeting – Plan to Attend

March 31 – April 1 – Book Fair 

April 9 – Preschool Teacher In-Service – No Students (Preschool)

April 10 – Easter Break – School Closed

April 13 – Easter Break – School Closed

April 24 – Open House @ 6:30 – MINIMUM DAY

April 25 – PCS Gala – Plan to Attend!

May 16 – Preschool Family Picnic – 11:00 – 1:00

May 21 & 22 – End of Year Parties – Pizza Provided

May 25 – Memorial Day – School Closed

May 27 – Minimum Day – Dismissal @ 12:00

May 27 – Preschool Rms 1 & 2 Promotion Ceremony @ 6:00

May 28 – Last Day of School – Minimum Day – Dismissal @ 12:00

May 29 – Faculty Checkout – No Students

June 1 – 5 – Summer Prep Week – No Students

June 8 – First Day of Summer Camp – Registration Required


Fun Before Winter Break

Last week we had our Grandparents Day and annual Happy Birthday Jesus celebration. A big thank you to everyone that came out and made it all the more fun.

On Monday and Tuesday we had our pajama and hot cocoa day. We got to watch a Christmas movie and have fun all day relaxing in our cozy pajamas!

And to top it off, our very own Mr. Tim came and read to us “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” in his awesome Grinch pajamas. Hope everyone has a wonderful winter vacation celebrating Jesus and remembering the true reason for this season ! ❤️🎄

Christmas Spirit in Room 2!

This week in the afternoon we got to decorate our Christmas tree in Room 2! One by one we hung up the ornaments to make our tree colorful. Now our classroom is “beginning to look a lot like Christmas.”

At the big yard’s dramatic play center our friends got to dress up like the shepherds who came to visit baby Jesus.

For the “12 days of Christmas” our friends wore fun Christmas hats and headbands to show Christmas spirits! Look how darling we look. We love Christmas time at PCS!

Owl babies

We learned all about owls and how amazing theses birds are. I then followed up with reading to them the sweet little story “Owl Babies”, by Martin Waddell. We then got busy and painted these fun owls perched on a branch.

-Mrs. Bucknam

December 2019 Preschool News and Calendar of Events

 I hope everyone had a wonderfully relaxing Thanksgiving break! Without a moment to lose, the Christmas season is now in FULL SWING as there is only 2.5 weeks of school until Christmas break! We are busy decorating classrooms, reading all about the Christmas story, creating Christmas treasures and preparing our Christmas songs for Grandparents’ Day and our Happy Birthday Jesus celebration.

There are several BIG events and happenings this month. Please be sure to read about them here to stay in the loop and to ensure you do not miss out on any of the holiday fun! 🙂


DECEMBER CURRICULUM

As you can imagine, December will be filled with everything CHRISTMAS! We will focus on the birth of Christ, family traditions and celebrations, Grandparents, and more!

CLICK HERE FOR THE DECEMBER SKILLS SHEET


WHAT’S ON THE MENU?

December Snack Menu

December Hot Lunch Menu


DECEMBER CALENDAR – FOR THE FRIDGE!

December Calendar – Printable


UPCOMING EVENTS: PLEASE READ!

THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS! – From gingerbread cookies to Santa hats and hidden elves, there will be a fun activity each day for the children to enjoy! While our primary focus is always the birth of Christ, we A hard copy of the “12 Days” calendar will be in your child’s box or click HERE to download it!

Parent Education Night – December 4th – 6:00 pm – Join us for an evening of learning while your child enjoys babysitting and pizza at the preschool. SIGN UP HERE.

Christmas Breakfast & Kids’ Only Store – December 7th – RSVP Required

This event is a special time for families to enjoy a breakfast together during the holiday season. The kids are especially excited to “shop” for family members (guided by volunteers) at the Kids’ Only store! 

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY – Friday, December 13th – Minimum Day

Grandparents’ Day is a special day for Grandparents’ and/or special ‘elder’ friends to enjoy a morning of festivities at the preschool. Invitations with RSVP cards were sent to everyone who requested one. 

RSVPs are required for this event. If you did not request an invitation, please fill out this RSVP form THIS WEEK to rsvp@pcs.school or to the preschool office.

Rooms 1 & 29:00 – 11:30 – Grandparents will attend the show in the PCS auditorium at 9:00. After the hour-long show, they will enjoy time in the classrooms with their grandchild(ren). Rooms 1 & 2 students will sing a medley of songs in the PCS concert. Students should dress in festive attire and arrive TO THE CLASSROOM NO LATER THAN 8:30am. Grandparents should park on the PCS field.

**IF YOU HAVE PCS SIBLINGS AT THE UPPER CAMPUS, PLEASE TELL YOUR GRANDPARENTS TO VISIT THOSE ROOMS FIRST AFTER THE SHOW, THEN HEAD TO THE PRESCHOOL.

Rooms 3, 4 & 5 – 10:30 – 11:30 – Grandparents will enjoy classroom festivities with their little ones. The students will then sing a selection of songs for their elder friends at 11:00.

If your child will be leaving with his/her grandparent or elder friend, please be sure they are listed on your pick-up list. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS! – Saturday, December 14th, 10:00 am – 12:00 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! Invitations will be sent out soon! DRESS IN CASUAL, but FUN & FESTIVE ATTIRE!

PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING TO HELP WITH THIS EVENT!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Pajama & Hot Cocoa Days – December 16 & 17 Students wear their PJs to school and we provide hot cocoa, popcorn, and a special Christmas movie!


NEWS, NOTES & MORE

Intent to Enroll 2020-2021 – To prepare for the 2020-2021 school year re-enrollment period, we will be sending out an Intent to Enroll form on December 6th via email and hard copy in your child’s mailbox. This form reserves your re-enrollment package and confirms your desire to stay at PCS for the following school year. You are guaranteed your current schedule provided you submit your form and complete re-enrollment processes by the deadlines. Desired schedule changes are based on availability and processed in the order they are received.

PCS Observation Day – December 5th @ 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!


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  6 – Parents of Room 4

January 17 – Parents of Room 5


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEACHERS!!!

December 14th – Miss Kristen G. (Younger Pod Outdoor Specialist)


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

December 5 – PCS Observation Day – Tell Your Friends OR View the PCS Kindergarten!

December 7 (Sat) – PCS Christmas Breakfast

December 13 – Grandparents’ Day – Minimum Day, Dismiss at 12:00 p.m.

December 14 (Sat) – Preschool Happy Birthday Jesus Party, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

December 16 & 17 – Preschool PJ & Hot Cocoa Day

December 18 – Minimum Day, Dismiss at 12:00 p.m. – Happy Holidays!

December 19 – Jan. 4 – Christmas Holidays – School Closed

January 6 – School Resumes

January 16 – PCS Observation Day

January 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – School Closed

February 7 – Moonlight Magic

February 10 – 12 – Spring Photos

February 14 – In-Service Day – PRESCHOOL CLOSED

February 17 – Presidents’ Day Holiday – School Closed

February 21 – 2nd Reports Sent Home

February 24 & 25 – Parent Conferences – by request – school open