PECC October 2014 Newsletter

PECC HALLOWEEN PARADE
October 31 in the Church Sanctuary at 9:00 a.m.

The parade will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. so please be punctual.

>Children will march with the class where they begin their day on Friday morning. Drop off your child at his/her classroom and proceed to the sanctuary.
>Children, who attend afternoon Kindergarten Prep or children who do not attend PECC on Halloween, may participate and will walk with a parent during the parade. Meet in the church Hospitality Area. Your group will follow the PDO I children and teachers.
>Children who are enrolled in afternoon Kindergarten Prep classes will return at their normal class time for their Halloween parties.

The parade order will be:
*Kindergarten Prep: Ms. Becky class, Ms. Brandi’s class and Ms. Janet’s class
*PDO III: Ms. Lori’s and Ms. Rebecca’s class
*PDO II/Preschool Prep: The Nancy’s class
*PDO I: Ms. Lilli and Ms. Stephanie’s class (PDO I parents are encouraged to walk with their child).
*PECC children (who attend another day/afternoon Kindergarten Prep and wish to be in the parade) and their parents.

We will make two trips around the sanctuary before the children head back to their classroom. Parents will be responsible for children who do not wish to participate in the parade or for those little cuties who want to be in the parade but do not attend on Halloween. For the safety of the children and to keep each class together, please do not stop the parade to ask your child(ren) to pose for a picture during the parade.

After the parade:
Parents are asked to come to the classrooms to remove their child’s costume and take it home with them.

Costumes:
For safety reasons and because our little ones in PDO I and PDO II/Preschool Prep can become frightened, masks or weapons should be kept home and not brought to PECC for the parade (they will be given to the parent upon arrival if a child arrives with a mask or weapon to carry). A great alternative for a mask is to use face paint.

Parties:
Halloween parties will occur during snack time and Music time on Halloween. The teachers will put up party sign up sheets for children to bring special items. Look for the party sign up sheet outside each classroom door.

You are welcome to wear a costume and enjoy spookily fun with PECC!

Emergency Evacuation Plan
It is essential that parents sign in their child each day that their child attends PDO, Preschool or Kindergarten Prep. Not only does signing in help keep your child safe but signing in will also help the staff contact you if an emergency situation arises. Teachers will take the sign in sheets with us if staff and children need to evacuate the building or premises. Parents will be contacted if we cannot get back into the building so please make it a habit to sign in your child daily. If we have to evacuate the premises, children will be taken to either Porter Park or Asbury United Methodist Church.

Dressing for the Weather
The temperatures are beginning to fluctuate daily. To make sure that your child is comfortable outside, please put a labeled jacket in your child’s school bag. Unless it is inclement weather or the temperature is below thirty two degrees, the children will be playing outside. Extra sets of clothing should be labeled and include clothing appropriate for cooler temperatures.

Late Fee Charge
We know that there will be circumstances when you cannot arrive at PECC at dismissal time. However, when a parent has a habit of being consistently late, a late fee will be charged to the parent. The charge will be $1.00 per minute beginning at 2:35 p.m.. The charge will be added to your child’s tuition fee the following month.

Please be prompt in picking up your child(ren) and call Karen when a circumstance develops and you will be late.

Upcoming Events:
October

6-13 Peanut Butter Week for Harvesters; PECC will be collecting Peanut Butter
8 Dad’s Night for Kindergarten Prep AM classes at 6:30 p.m.
9 Storyteller Jo Ho will present “Me and My Imagination” in the Music Room
10:00-10:20 a.m. for PDO I & PDO II children
10:20-11:15 a.m. for Preschool & Kindergarten Prep children
10 Donuts with Dads at 9:00 a.m. — Ms. Janet’s class
Hearing and Speech screenings; Children’s Therapy Group for Kindergarten Prep & PDO III children
15 Dad’s Night for Kindergarten Prep PM classes at 6:30 p.m.
20 Mad Science “Fire and Ice” presentation for Kindergarten Prep & PDO III 10:00 a.m. in the Big Room
31 Halloween Parade in the church sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. (for all PECC children)

November
1-25 PECC Food Drive to benefit PECC/Prairie Baptist families
5 Picture Day for Kindergarten Prep and Parents Day Out
6 Picture Day for Preschool and Parents Day Out
7 Parent/Teacher Conferences for Kindergarten Prep & 4-session Kindergarten Prep classes; no classes today but PDO will be in session.

Have a Happy Fall!