2021 News and Reminders

News & Reminders

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.

End of the Year Pizza Parties – Monday, May 24th & Tuesday, May 25th 

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 26th & Thursday, May 27th – 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 26th 

This year has been amazing! While we did face unprecedented 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 a drive through promotion ceremony. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for your invitation with all the details. 

Preschool Closed – Friday, May 28th through Friday, June 4th 

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 7th 

Our first session of Fun in the Sun: Sea Sand, and Me! will kick off Monday, June 7th. 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 the preschool this summer.

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

  1. Please drive with care 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. 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.

2021 News and Reminders

April showers bring May flowers and so much more at preschool! Hello Spring!

Teacher In-Service Day – Thursday, April 1st STUDENT FREE

It is time for our last teacher in-service day of the school year. These days are crucial and provided 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.

Good Friday – Friday, April 2nd 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 4th

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!!

Week of the Young Child – Monday, April 12th – Friday, April 16th

Each year we celebrate the wonderful little people we serve and the unique world they inhabit with exciting week long festivities. This year we will be selecting special themed books for each day of the week that will be aligned with activities for our kiddos. This week is a national celebration that focusing on acknowledging this fundamental and transformative period of life. Oh to be a young child.

Preschool Virtual Open House – Friday, April 23rd MINIMUM DAY

We will be having a Virtual Open House this year at the preschool. Each classroom will be creating a special presentation that will go live on Friday, April 23rd. We are excited to share the life and happenings of our campus and while we would love to bring everyone in, we will do our best to bridge the gap in new and exciting ways.

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 are still limited by our smaller class sizes. Summer camp is FIRST COME FIRST SERVE so don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the fun at the preschool this summer.

Starting in April, we will be opening up any remaining camp spots to outside families.

2021 News and Reminders

Can you believe that it’s already March? We are about to spring into spring and can hardly wait to see what hatches around the preschool.

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday – Tuesday, March 2nd

Dr. Seuss wrote more than 46 children’s books and stories that have shaped and continue to impact the world of early childhood literature. We will be celebrating him at preschool by reading a few of his books this year. Thank you Dr. Seuss for firing our imaginations, our love of rhyme, and introducing us to the worlds inside of books.

Just for your enjoyment, here are links to two famous Dr. Seuss books that Mr. Tim recorded when we went to distance learning a year ago. Enjoy!

Mr. Tim Reads:

The Cat in the Hat

Green Eggs and Ham

Summer Camp Registration – DUE: Friday, March 12th

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 are still limited by our smaller class sizes. Summer camp is FIRST COME FIRST SERVE so don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the fun at the preschool this summer.

St. Patrick’s Day – Wednesday, March 17th

With a touch of the blarney, we will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year with leprechauns, shamrocks, and so much more. The story of St. Patrick is also a wonderful time to talk about God’s commandment for us to spread the gospel with the world.

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 2:10

2021 News and Reminders

We love the month of love and are looking forward to all the exciting things that will happen over the next four weeks!

Snow Days – Thurs., Feb. 4th & Fri., Feb. 5th

We are so excited to announce that our Snow Days are back on the schedule!

Starting on Thursday, February 4th, we are turning the back end of the preschool parking lot into our very own winter wonderland with actual snow! The snow will be provided by an outside company, Arctic Glacier, who specializes in snow/ice events. Each classroom will have an opportunity to explore the frosty fun as an extension of their classroom’s yard time.

We recommend bundling up your little ones on those days and sending snow appropriate clothes and footwear plus sending extra clothes to change into after the event. Each classroom will have a half hour window of time to play in the snow on both Thursday and Friday.

*This event will be postponed if the forecast calls for rain on either of our planned days.

Valentine’s Day Parties – Wed., Feb. 10th & Thurs., Feb 11th

Each classroom will be celebrating the holiday with special festivities in their classrooms on both Wednesday, February 10th and Thursday, February 11th. Please be sure to keep a look out for classroom specific details about what they’ll be doing. This includes how each classroom will handle Valentine’s Day favors.

Here are a few quick suggestions…

Avoid edible treats. Instead, themed pencils, crayons, erasers, stickers, or other small items would be a great gift idea.

Simple and small is always best.

On the cards, sign – To: My Friend         From: Your Child’s Name

Due to flux schedules, not all the kids know each other but it makes it easier to give to everyone vs. figuring out who comes which day. The classrooms will provide a total head count for each room.

Please avoid the “Boy”/”Girl” Valentine trap. Allow your child to select a Valentine’s they wish to give vs. worrying about who is a boy and who is a girl. The kids get more out of reflected diversity of their peers’ interests rather than specific “gender themed” cards.

There is no obligation to give out Valentine’s card/treats but you are welcome to participate as you see fit.

Teacher In-service Day – Fri., Feb. 12th – PRESCHOOL CLOSED

Teacher In-service Days are crucial and provided 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.

Presidents’ Day – Mon., Feb. 15th – PRESCHOOL CLOSED

While we don’t typically do a deep study of American history or civics as a part of the preschool experience, we are happy to celebrate two of our nation’s most influential leaders and the role presidents play in shaping and guiding our country.

Let us raise standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God. – George Washington

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right. – Abraham Lincoln

Handprint Fundraiser – February

We are excited to share that we still have a few tiles available for this school year’s Handprint fundraiser. 2020 will live large in our memories for many reasons but one of the prime reasons, for the preschool, is marking the 20th anniversary of serving our PCS community. You still have a chance to be a part of the amazing legacy of families that comprise our Handprint wall. Leaving an indelible mark on our preschool during a challenging but also truly remarkable year.

All the proceeds of our Handprints go towards offsetting the costs of special events such as our Farm and Snow Days. If you are interested in adding to our wall, please click the link below to see our flyer and Handprint payment form (hard copies available in the preschool office upon request).

If you already participated in the Handprint fundraiser at the beginning of the school year, we wanted to let you now that those tiles have been created, are in process, and soon to be added to the wall.

2021 News and Reminders

Happy New Year! We are so happy to be back together at preschool in 2021. Here are a few quick reminders about what we will be looking forward to this month.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Mon., Jan. 18th – PRESCHOOL CLOSED

We will be celebrating the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., along with the rest of the nation, by taking the day to remember and reflect on his service and sacrifice. At the preschool, we approach the concept of social justice at an age appropriate level by acknowledging the meaningful contributions of historical figures such as MLK but more specifically by reflecting on the love and nature of God. God teaches us that we are all created in His image (Gen. 1:26), that we are all one in Christ Jesus (Eph. 5:21),  that we are called to stand for others (Prob. 31:8-9), and most importantly to love God and each other. (Matt. 22:37-39, Jhn. 15:12).

Snow Days – Thurs., Jan. 28th & Fri., Jan. 29th

We wanted to let you know that we have postponed our Snow Days due to the high possibility of rain on both Thursday & Friday this week. Currently, we are hoping to reschedule for next Thursday & Friday, February 4th & 5th. We are praying that the weather improves for us next week as well as that Arctic Glacier, the company providing the snow, will be able to accommodate our new dates. As soon as we have confirmed those new days, we will let everyone know. UPDATED 01/25/2021

We are so excited to announce an on-site field trip for this winter, Snow Days! Starting on Thursday, January 28th, we are turning the back end of the preschool parking lot into our very own winter wonderland with actual snow! The snow will be provided by an outside company, Arctic Glacier, who specializes in snow/ice events. Each classroom will have an opportunity to explore the frosty fun as an extension of their classroom’s yard time.

We recommend bundling up your little ones on those days and sending snow appropriate clothes and footwear plus sending extra clothes to change into after the event. Each classroom will have a half hour window of time to play in the snow on both Thursday and Friday.

*This event will be postponed if the forecast calls for rain on either of our planned days.

2020 News & Reminders

Christmas Time is here!!! We are very excited for all that will happen over the three weeks we are together in December. Here are a few quick reminders about what we will be looking forward too.

Grandparent’s Day – December 11th – FULL DAY of PRESCHOOL

This year we aren’t able to celebrate our grandparents as we normally would be inviting them to visit us on campus but we will be working on a special surprise to share with them. Since our esteemed elders won’t be on campus to visit and take the children with them, we have opted to extend our day to a normal full day of preschool. Next year, Lord willing, we will return to the customary minimum day that permits grandparents to visit and take students as well as allow staff to setup for Happy Birthday Jesus the following day.

Happy Birthday Jesus! – Wednesday, December 9th & Thursday, December 10th

We will be celebrating Happy Birthday Jesus with student only school festivities this season. As always, each classroom has selected a couple of holiday songs to present but this year we will be sharing them by means of virtual performance. The children will perform their songs here at the preschool, we will record each classroom, and share their special Christmas jingles via the Preschool Blog.

It is our prayer that by this time next year, we will all be together again for our usual Saturday, full family, event.

PJs and Hot Cocoa Days – Thursday, December 17th & Friday, December 18th

One of our favorite Christmas traditions at preschool are our PJs and Hot Cocoa Days! We love getting cozy and watching a classic Christmas short such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas or Charlie Brown’s Christmas Special. Add a little popcorn, a warm cup of cocoa, and a class full of friends and it makes for a wonderful time together.

Preschool Christmas Chapel – Friday, December 18th

On our last day together prior to the Christmas break, we will celebrate the reason for the season in our traditional preschool Christmas chapel. The classes will each enjoy an individual chapel time with me, Mr. Tim.

Friday, December 18th – MINIMUM DAY – NOON DISMISSAL

Monday, December 21st through Monday, January 4th

From our preschool family to yours…

We wish you a bright and merry Christmas break, may your time away be blessed and full of seasonal family fun! We can’t wait to see everyone again in the New Year.

Tuesday, January 5th – Preschool Resumes

Preschool’s Thanksgiving Break 2020

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Dear Friends and Families,

This year has brought challenges like we have never seen before but even in the midst of them, we give thanks. We are thankful for everyone who calls Pasadena Christian Preschool home. We are thankful for being able to be together within our individual classrooms. We are thankful for traditions like Stone Soup Days. We are thankful for God’s continued blessings and protection. Above all though, we are thankful for God’s presence on our campus. 

We pray that however your family celebrates this Thanksgiving, that you would be blessed with love, comfort, and protection now and in the year to come. Thank you for being a part of our Pasadena Christian Preschool family. Have a fantastic Thanksgiving Break and we can’t wait to see everyone on Monday, November 30th! 

Blessings,

Mr. Tim

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. 

Psalms 118:1

Preschool Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov. 23rd to Friday, Nov. 27th

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2020 News and Reminders

Stay in the know and don’t miss out on the amazing things happening on campus this month.

Farm Days – Wednesday, November 11th and Thursday, November 12th

We will be continuing the Harvest celebration with on-site farm themed activities for all the children over these two days. Songs, stories, games, and possibly some special animal visitors.

Veteran’s Day – Friday, November 13th

SCHOOL CLOSED

Veteran’s Day falls on Wednesday, November 11th this year so the preschool has elected to observe it on Friday, November 13th. We are so thankful and eternally grateful to all the men and women who have served our country and look forward to honoring both their sacrifice and service.

Stone Soup Days – Thursday, November 19th and Friday, November 20th

Stone Soup Days are one of the biggest preschool events of the year. Based on the beloved children’s book, Stone Soup, each child brings a vegetable/food item to class to contribute to the community/class pot of soup. Your classroom teachers or Room Parents will let you know the details of how you can pitch-in and be a part of this wonderful preschool annual tradition.

Thanksgiving Break – Monday, Nov. 23rd to Friday, Nov. 27th

SCHOOL CLOSED

The preschool will be closed for Thanksgiving Break on the 4th week of November. We hope and pray that everyone has a fantastic time off reflecting, even during these difficult times, on what they are thankful for.

From our preschool family to yours’…

May God continue to bless, protect, guide, and grace you all with His presence, mercy, and love now and in the year to come, Amen.

2020 News and Reminders

Stay in the know and don’t miss out on any of the exciting things happening on campus this month.

Parent – Teacher Conferences – Friday, October 30th

Have you signed-up for your Parent – Teacher Conference? If you haven’t, it’s not too late to do so via our SignUp.com classroom pages. Mr. Tim will be happy email you the link to your specific classroom page upon request.

Scholastic Book Orders – DUE: Wednesday, October 28th

We are very happy to announce that we will be continuing with our Scholastic Book orders this year! This past week we sent home a paper flyer in “backpack mail” with details of how you can be a part of the program but just in case you missed it, I’m attaching a PDF version of the form below.

All orders will be made online this year a shipped directly to your home. What fun! Keep an eye out for teacher wish lists as we love to replenish our well-loved preschool library too.

Hand Print Fundraiser – October 2020

It’s not too late to leave your mark on our preschool! Help us celebrate our 20th anniversary by adding to the beautiful mosaic of families who have come before and left their indelible mark on our preschool. Handprint Tiles are still available for purchase through the Preschool Front Desk.

Apple Pumpkin Days – Monday, October 26Th – Wednesday, October 28th

Our annual tradition of Apple Pumpkin Days is just around the corner. We will be celebrating this year’s harvest season during the last week of October with special themed books, activities, and treats. Be sure to watch for emails from your classroom teachers or Room Parents about how you can help support this fun filled fall tradition.

Teacher In-Service Day – Thursday, October 29th 

It is time for our first teacher in-service day of the school year. These days are crucial and provided 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.