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.

March

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.

Small groups have been missed and we are so glad that we can do them again; we are counting and creating and learning!
Counting with ladybugs and mixing play dough are just a couple of activities that we have done lately. We learned that blue and yellow mixed together make a beautiful green.
We watched a short video about St. Patrick and how he taught others about God.
We also painted caterpillars using blue and yellow paint. Mixing is fun!
Outside is always lots of fun! We have an area for concerts and we love to dress up and sing.
A friend brought an egg and we got to dissolve it in water and see the surprise inside. It was fun and exciting!
We love looking at our caterpillars! They started so small and grow every day. We also love seeing our parent volunteers! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm.
Birthday celebrations are so much fun. We are glad we get to celebrate each birthday.
Even though we have clear skies we have been having fun with umbrella and pretending that it is raining.

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.

BLUE AND YELLOW

We are introducing the color green in our class. Reading the book “Little blue and little yellow,” has been a great start. Making blue and yellow playdough and having the kids squeeze and roll the color together was a great hands on experience. Painting on the easel with green was fun and messy, in the dramatic area we have green hats, necklaces and head bands for the kids to wear. We had many more activities that displayed something green sorting by attributes, painting shamrocks with blue and yellow and treasure hunting.

PAINTING

GREEN THEME ACTIVITIES

We read, “Green Eggs and Ham,” and ate the green eggs and ham too.

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

Snow Day was a Blast!

The kids participated in a lot of Winter activities to help prepare them for Snow Days. They made snow, snowmen, winter trees with snow and science experiments with ice! When Snow Days arrived, it was wonderful to see our outdoor area blanketed in snow and watch the kids play ❤️!

“LOVING H E A R T S”

What an amazing bunch of kids we have in our class, they enjoy story time, dancing, art, puzzles and cooking. Singing and praying is always a favorite in our class.

All the kids have caring and loving hearts, they show it with hugs and kind word. We learned a new song in our class and is called “H E A R T, “ sang to beat of “ B I N G O. “

Valentines Day

Valentines Day has happened and it was all about love! ❤️💕💖💜 Loving each other, loving our families and loving God!

We still have ice in our yard from snow days! We have been playing with that still!
We decorated with hearts, hearts and even more hearts!
We made heart shaped pizza’s that we got to eat with our lunch.
The pizza’s were so good! 😁
The tables were pretty and the friends loved the decorations.
We enjoyed the pizza and the rest of our lunches!!
Two days of pizza! 😋

We enjoyed the pizza parties so much that on Wednesday we asked the teachers if we could make more pizza!!

Thank you all for everything you did to make our party days special!! We loved it all! 🥰

The Moon at Preschool!

The students learned about Lunar New Year and how the celebration lasts 15 days because it follows the phases of the moon. This prompted the children to become very interested in the moon. They started to notice it more when we were outside. We quickly changed our curriculum to learn about the moon using OREO’s! It was a hit! The kids made moon sand, learned about the phases with the moon by using/eating Oreos and the letter “M,” for Moon! Sometimes we still find the kids making phases of the moon with their ritz crackers or in the sandbox!

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.