News and Reminders 2022

We are already four weeks into another school year and having a great time! You might say we’re “Fall”ing into the fun!

Preschool Chapel – Friday, September 9th

Our first chapel of the year is here! For our first chapel together we focused on the Creation Story. God made the mountains, God made the sea, God made the animals and God made you and me!

Art with Ms. Angela

We have officially started having art with Ms. Angela in our Art Studio. Each classroom has a special pull out time to go visit Ms. Angela and explore, create, and express their own individual artistic skills.

MVP and the Parent Teacher Fellowship at the Preschool

The MVP program is in full swing. Many families have started to sign up to volunteer or donate. We are so grateful for the generosity of our families and their willingness to bless us. There will be many more opportunities to participate over the year ahead including:

  • Parent Sight Work Day – Saturday, October 9th
  • Apple Pumpkin Days – October 27th and 28th
  • Stone Soup Days – November 21st and 22nd
  • Happy Birthday Jesus – Saturday, December 10th

These are just a few of our larger preschool events but there will also be smaller classroom opportunities for volunteering or donation. Our amazing teaching staff will keep you informed of how you can participate.

Another wonderful way to participate at the preschool is to become a Room Parent. Room Parents are instrumental in helping spread information about various volunteer opportunities as well as gentle reminders of upcoming events. Room Parents aren’t expected to do it all but they do add another layer to classroom communication and clarity. If you are interested in becoming a Room Parent, please be sure to speak with your classroom teachers. We will be holding our first Room Parent Meeting soon.

CLICK HERE to see this year’s MVP Program Guidelines.

CLICK HERE to see MVP Service Tracking information.

*Please note that the donation amount is $20 = 1 hr. We apologize for the confusion for anyone who might have given already this school year. We inadvertently posted the older donation rate of $15 = 1hr.

  • Keep it Quick – Long drop-offs and pick-ups are hard on the kids and classrooms. If you need to speak with a teacher, please arrange a time to do so outside of drop-offs and pick-ups as they will be focused on the children in the environment.
  • Siblings – We love seeing everyone’s older/younger sisters/brothers but this is a gentle reminder that if they don’t attend the preschool, they can’t play at the preschool. As a licensed facility, we are only permitted to have children who are currently in our care play at the center during our regular hours of operation. This includes playing in the yard or classrooms. We thank everyone in advance for helping us follow this mandated rule.
  • Kids and Cars – Please also remember that children under seven can’t be left alone in a car unless under the supervision of a person 12 years old if: 1) The keys are in the ignition or the car is running, or 2) There is a significant risk to the child. If you have a complicated situation and need assistance during drop-off/pick-up, please give us a call and one of our administration team will help.
  • Physical Signatures – It is very important that each child is signed in and out of their classroom each day. Be sure to take the time to physically sign the sheet and please be sure your signature is legible. This is another licensing requirement that our center is mandated to follow.

Thanks for helping us make our days at preschool safe, healthy, and happy.

News and Reminders 2022

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

  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.

Happy Easter!

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. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 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? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Then they remembered his words. Luke 24:1-8

News and Reminders 2022

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.

News and Reminders 2022

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 several 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.

Preschool Chapel – Friday, March 11th

Our Fruit of the Spirit for the month of March is Gentleness. We will be discussing gentleness and the Parable of the Lost Sheep. Since it is March, we also reference St. Patrick and how he used the clover to explain the nature or the trinity (three in one). Chapel is always a wonderful time spent together in worship, fellowship, and praising the Lord.

Picture Days – Monday, March 14th & Tuesday, March 15th

It is time to capture those adorable preschool smiles once again! Preschool picture days have arrived.

The preschool will be hosting School Pictures from Lifetouch Photography on Monday March 14th and Tuesday, March 15th. Your child will be photographed only one of the listed days. Please look out for more information from your child’s teachers about which day has been assigned to you. 

The week prior to Picture Days (March 7-11) you will be receiving a form for your child’s pictures. Please complete and return to the preschool office on Picture Day.   

*You will be able to order picture packages through the Lifetouch website after pictures have been taken.

**Make-up Picture Day will be held on Tuesday, March 22nd. Monday, Wednesday, Friday friends who may need to make-up their picture will be able stop by to take their pictures too.

Please let us know if you have any questions, we are happy to help!!

Summer Camp Registration – DUE: Friday, March 11th

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 spaces are limited. 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 – Thursday, 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 the call 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

Summer Camp 2022

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We are thrilled to announce that our 2022 Summer Camp Registration is now open. If you are interested in participating in this year’s camp, please check out our registration packet below. Our program is first come first serve and spaces fill up quickly so be sure to submit your forms in ASAP.

We are looking forward to another wonderful summer together and hope to see you there.

Snow Days 2022!

Snow Days – Thurs., Feb. 10th & Fri., Feb. 11th

Our Snow Days have arrived at last and we are so excited! The forecast for Pasadena Christian Preschool is calling for snow and 88 degree weather.

What should my preschooler wear to play in the snow and heat?

That is a wonderful question! We recommend wearing boots or other water resistant shoes with good grip and clothes that can get wet. Full snowsuits and heavy jackets aren’t necessary but snow pants and gloves are welcome.

Please also be sure to send a weather appropriate change of clothes for after our snowy adventures.

A new location for our preschool blizzard.

Last year we hosted our Snow Days in the preschool parking lot. This year we have decided to shift the snow fall into our play yard and the woodchip area. We wanted to maximize the amount of time the kiddos get to explore the snow/ice. Especially since it took about a week to completely melt. This will be the first time anything quite like this has happened in our yard and we are very curious to see how it goes.

Hip, hip, hooray for Snow Days!!

2022 News & Reminders

We adore 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. 10th & Fri., Feb. 11th

Starting on Thursday, February 10th, 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 – Mon., Feb. 14th & Tues., Feb 15th

Each classroom will be celebrating the holiday with special festivities in their classrooms on both Monday, February 14th and Tuesday, February 15th. 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 so much more out of the reflected diversity of their peers’ interests and the things they like.

♥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. 18th – 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. 21st – 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

The Preschool and COVID-19

We want to thank all of our families for their support and understanding as we have navigated the challenges of keeping our preschool healthy and safe as well as open during this ongoing pandemic. This last wave of COVID-19 hit us harder than any of the previous ones and it has been a struggle for our entire preschool community. That is why we wanted to take a moment and acknowledge the deep frustrations and concerns of everyone involved.

The preschool’s mission is to do everything in our power to serve our preschool community to the best of our ability. It is our continued prayer that God will bless us with health as well as grace us with wisdom as we seek to follow Him and the mandates set before us by state and local authorities. While it has been daunting, we know that God is in control and we can see the light ahead. This situation will improve and God will provide us with all the resources we need to persevere.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on our own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

2021 News & Reminders

Grandparent’s Day – Friday, December 10th – MINIMUM DAY: NOON DISMISSAL

Grandparent’s Day is back! Room 1 & 2 will be performing with the upper campus in our auditorium while Room’s 3, 4, & 5 will be presenting at the preschool.

All Grandparents should plan on parking at our Garfield Parking Lot located at 1492 N Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA. 91104. UPDATED: Auditorium doors open at 9:45am and the program starts at 10am. Preschool doors open at 10am and programs will start at 10:30am. The preschool parking lot will be reserved for handicap parking and drop-off/pick-up only.

Room 1 & 2 Grandparents will head to the auditorium.

Room 3, 4, & 5 Grandparents will head to the preschool.

This is a MINIMUM DAY, Grandparents are welcome to take students post performances. We will send out a form to fill out prior to the day so we know who is going with whom.

Happy Birthday Jesus! – Saturday, December 11th

Happy Birthday Jesus is back in-person, hooray! This annual preschool tradition will take place on the PCS main campus in the auditorium. Each classroom has been preparing seasonal songs to share with all of our families.

Event Schedule:

  • 9:30am – Students are dropped off at the preschool to be organized by teachers.
    • Parents continue onto the auditorium to find seats.
  • 10:00am – Preschool performance.
  • 11:00am – Activities for children and families on the upper playground.
  • 12:00pm – Event ends.

Each classroom will be providing both a craft and game booth. This can be a wonderful way to earn some MVP hours. Room Parents will be sending out details of how you can help support this wonderful event.

PJs and Hot Cocoa Days – Thursday, December 16th & Friday, December 17th

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, a class full of friends and it makes for a wonderful time together.

Preschool Christmas Chapel – Thursday, December 16th

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 a group chapel time with me, Mr. Tim. Hooray!

Friday, December 17th – MINIMUM DAY: NOON DISMISSAL

Monday, December 20th through Monday, January 3rd

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 4th – Preschool Resumes

2021 News and Reminders

Speech and Language Screenings – Monday, Nov. 1st & Tuesday, Nov. 2nd

Speech and language pathologist from Jabberdogs will be providing screenings for receptive and expressive language, voice, articulation and fluency for a fee of $30. If you are interested in participating, please be sure to fill out and return the Permission Slip by Friday, October 29th.

Orchestra Visit – Wednesday, Nov. 10th

The “big kids” from our elementary campus will be visiting the preschool for a command, outdoor, musical performance. These budding musicians will play a brief selection of songs as well as share with us the details of what instrument they play and how they work.

Special Fall Art Project – Thursday, Nov. 11th & Friday, Nov. 12th

The preschool is thrilled to announce our first special art project of the year! Ms. Jen (a Room 1 mom and artist) will be coming in to facilitate a fall themed art project with all of our kiddos over two days. Each classroom will have an opportunity to go into our preschool Art Studio to work with Ms. Jen and create their own masterpiece.

Preschool Chapel – Friday, Nov. 17th

This month’s chapel will focus on the story of Noah’s Ark. The children adore this story and its emphasis on family, animals, and listening to God. We can hardly wait to worship and praise God together.

Farm Days – Thursday, Nov. 18th & Friday, Nov. 19th

On-site Field Trip

We will be continuing the Harvest celebration with on-site themed activities for all the children over these two days. Songs, stories, games, and a few special animal visitors. Be sure to check with your classroom for volunteer/MVP opportunities.

Veterans Day – Thursday, Nov. 11th

PRESCHOOL OPEN

The preschool will be open for Veterans Day. We are 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 – Monday, Nov. 22nd & Tuesday, Nov. 23rd

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.

Wednesday, November 24th

The day before our Preschool Thanksgiving Break is a Minimum Day. The preschool will close promptly at 12 noon.

Thanksgiving Break – Thursday, November 25th – Friday, November 26th

SCHOOL CLOSED

The preschool will be closed for Thanksgiving Break on the second half of the 4th week of November. We hope and pray that everyone has a tremendous time off reflecting 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.