In January we had lots of fun discussing and exploring the different kinds of weather. We had “WINTER” this year, days that were really cold, days that were rainy and other days that were sunny. We read books about arctic animals, snow and rain. The children played with ice and animals that live in Antarctica, built some snowmen with different size boxes, dressed it up with scarves, hats and with their imagination they requested features to be added such as a face, buttons and arms. We really got to enjoy our outside play making mud piles and making lots of different molded shapes with the wet sand. As we engage in outside play, the children enjoyed a fun and messy experience with cornstarch as they discovered texture, cause and effect, and measuring. With all these experiences the children were exposed to social-emotional, cognitive, math and language skills.
The shamrock is used as a spiritual symbol; each leaf demonstrates a feature of the Christian trinity. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the Beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen
“PATTERNING and SORTING“
“SCIENCE WITH SKITTLES” Taste the rainbow.
“HAPPY ST. PATTY’S DAY”
We read “Little Blue and Little Yellow.” What happens when you mix blue and yellow? We see GREEN
“DEVELOPING Fine Motor SKILLS While Learning Colors”
The children sculpted a character using Play-Doh and used many different plastic parts such as arms, eyes, legs, nose, hat, mouth to add features to their creation. They then used their fun character to do an observational drawing. Such a fun and silly activity that teaches children to observe and draw their subject. It also builds imagination!
Looking for something active to do with the kids? Kids Empire, a HUGE play place featuring slides, climbers and more, is now open in Woodland Hills (with more locations opening soon!). A perfect way to spend the morning to ensure a wonderful nap in the afternoon!
Check it out!
As you know, Pasadena Christian School is rich in cultural diversity. Early in the school year, we welcomed our families to share traditions, recipes, books or share a special celebration with the children in class.
This February Ms. Joy, with a few parents, shared songs, read special
books, created fun arts and crafts, and cooked dumplings! These fantastic
activities were a wonderful way to expose our class to “Lunar New Year.”
On our field trip today, Room 3 ventured out of the classroom to explore the Los Angeles Zoo! We used picture maps to find our way to flamingos, alligators, giraffes, elephants and other incredible creatures. As we trekked through the zoo with our little ones, we observed and discussed so many interesting characteristics of the animals around us. Together, we invested in building friendships, language development, color awareness, pre-reading skills, listening skills, gross motor development, and expanding our knowledge of the world around us. Check out some fun moments from our zoo-pendous day together!
Thank you to all of our wonderful parents for your participation and for keeping our little ones safe. You make our field trips possible so we thank you for helping us create these moments to remember!
It seems nearly incredulous that we are already springing into March 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. March brings themes such as gardening, flowers, insects, life cycles and more!
NEWS, NOTES & MORE
IMPORTANT! PCS ASSOCIATION MEETING! – Tuesday, March 26th @ 7:00 – As parents, you are an important member of the PCS Association and we hope you will attend our annual association meeting. At this meeting, you will help to elect board members, recognize staff members’ years of service, and hear important school updates from our board president. Please plan to attend!
MOONLIGHT MAGIC – March 22, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – JOIN THE FUN!
REGISTRATION for Moonlight Magic: If you are interested in signing up for Moonlight Magic, please click here to pay: https://bngn.smarttuition.com/?id=0xx3fz1ebda Registration is for preschool only; BYH is full
Preschool Re-enrollment 2019 – 2020 – Online re-enrollment runs from February 1 – March 1. Registration fees must be paid by March 1 in order to avoid a late fee and to guarantee your space.
Summer Registration – Please remember to submit your child’s summer registration forms. Your child’s space is guaranteed only through March 8th. Open enrollment begins March 9th.
BIG EVENTS: (Scroll to bottom for full calendar and upcoming holidays)
PARENT TEACHER FELLOWSHIP (PTF):
Just a reminder that each preschool family is required to complete TEN (10) MVP hours prior to the end of the year and twenty (20) hours if you have children in Elementary/Jr. High.
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:
Friday, March 15 – Parents of Room 2
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEACHERS!!!
March 11 – Mrs. Joyce
March 14th – Ms. Carolina
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Friday, March 8 – Accreditation Work Day – Minimum Day (dismiss at 12:00)
March 11 – 15 – Preschool OPEN; PCS on Spring Break
March 22 – Moonlight Magic
March 26 – PCS Association Meeting – All parents encouraged to attend
March 29 – Accreditation Work Day – No Students
April 8 – 12 – Week of the Young Child Celebration
April 18 – Accreditation Work Day – Minimum Day
(dismiss at 12:00)
April 19 & 22 – Easter Holiday – School Closed
April 26 – Open House – 6:30 pm – Minimum Day
(dismiss at 12:00)
April 27 – PCS Gala – Save the date and join the fun! This is a BIG event!
May 18 (Saturday) – Preschool Family Picnic
May 27 – Memorial Day, School Closed
May 28 – Preschool Year End Pizza Party
May 29 – Minimum Day (dismiss at 12:00)
May 29 – Preschool Promotion Ceremony – Rooms 1 & 2
May 30 – Last Day of School – Minimum Day (dismiss at 12:00)
May 31 – Faculty Check Out – No Students
June 3 – 7 – Summer Prep Week – No Students
June 10 – July 5 – Summer Session 1
July 8 – August 2 – Summer Session 2