May 2017 Parent Information

With Appreciation
This is a bittersweet time of year for the teachers and I. We always say goodbye to families whose last child is leaving our center to begin life as a kindergartener. This year two PECC teachers and I will also be leaving the center to begin new chapters in our life journey.

After twenty-one years of teaching preschool and prekindergarten at PECC, Ms. Jennifer is resigning as a Preschool teacher at PECC. Ms. Jennifer plans to spend the upcoming months overseeing the building of her new home, playing lots of golf and traveling across the country as well as the Atlantic Ocean to visit her three daughters! Jennifer has been a wonderful blessing for PECC families and we wish her much joy! Beginning in August, Ms. Emily Lang will be teaching 2-day Preschool and 3-day Kindergarten Prep classes.
Ms. Emily DeLaRosa, our PDO I lead teacher, will be moving to Alabama at the end of this school year to join her husband. Although Ms. Emily was a first year teacher at PECC, she has developed a wonderful rapport with the children in her care. We wish her family well as they begin a new adventure in Birmingham. Ms. Lilli will be moving from PDO III and will replace Emily as the lead teacher.
I still have three months before I end my journey at PECC on July 31. This is such a busy time and I am still trying to determine what I want to be and do when I grow up. One thing I am certain about is the appreciation and love I have for all of you and your children!!!

I would like to take the opportunity to thank our PECC parents, grandparents and friends for all you do for the staff and the children!!! PECC could not thrive and continue to function without collaboration between home and the center. The staff and I are so appreciative of the many ways you have provided support and been an advocate of PECC this school year. Most of all, we are so blessed to have had the privilege of caring for, loving, nurturing and teaching your children! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!
Blessings to all!
Karen

PECC Toy Drive for Children in Need
PECC will be having a toy drive to help children in need. Used toys in good condition or new toys would be appreciated for children young toddler through nine years of age. The toys will be given to children living in a safe home, Syrian children who have relocated to the metropolitan area and homeless children who will be moving into new homes. Tubs will be outside of the classrooms for you to put your donations in.

CHILDREN’S PERFORMER, JIM COSGROVE “Mr. Stinky Feet”, WILL BE PERFORMING AT PECC ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 AT 10:00 AM IN THE BIG ROOM. COME JOIN THE FUN!!!

Tuition Reminder for May and Summer Session
May tuition is due at the beginning of the month. Unless you have made special arrangements with Karen, tuition is due on the dates listed below.

Summer Session tuition is due on Friday, May 12.
Tuition for Preschool and Kindergarten Prep for August/September:
For children NOT enrolled in Summer Session, tuition is due June 1
For children enrolled in Summer Session, tuition is due June 30.

Last days of the School Year for PECC Programming
Preschool: Thursday, May 18 (see Upcoming Events for Spring Program information)
Kindergarten Prep: Monday, May 22 (see Upcoming Events for Spring Program information)
PDO: Wednesday, May 24 – Early dismissal at 12:30 pm.

>Upcoming Events
May
3 Mr. Stinky Feet Concert at 10:00 am; all PECC families are invited
5 Stretch n Grow at 12:15 pm for PDO III and Kindergarten Prep classes
12 Summer Session tuition is due
18 Beach Days for Preschool and PDO classes. Last day of Preschool for the 2016/2017 school year
22 Beach Days for Kindergarten Prep and PDO classes. Last day of Kindergarten Prep for the 2016/2017 school year
23 Preschool Program (AM & PM classes) at 9:00 am in the Big Room*
24 Kindergarten Prep Program (AM, PM & 4 session)*. 9:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary
Last day of PDO for the 2016/2017 school year
Early dismissal at 12:30 p.m. for PDO classes

*There is NO class for Preschool or Kinder Prep children on program days. With the exception of the Wednesday PDO III afternoon class, children enrolled in Extended Day may attend PDO III during their regular time on program days.

June
1 Preschool/Kinder Prep tuition due for August/September. Applies to children not enrolled in Summer Session.
13 Summer Session begins
30 Preschool/Kinder Prep for August/September due. Applies to children enrolled n Summer Session.

July
PECC is closed the week of July 4th
13 Last day of Summer Session

August
19 Meet and Greet Open House 9:00-11:00 a.m.
23 First Day of Kinder Prep & PDO for 2017/2018 school year
24 First day of Preschool for the 2017/2018 school year.

Have a blessed May and a safe and joyous Summer!