PECC December 2014 Parent Information

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Saturday, December 13, 2014
8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Big Room

Art Activities Breakfast Photo Time Santa Silent Auction Scholastic Book Fair

Pancake Breakfast

Pre-ticket sales through 2:30 on Friday, December 12
Adults: $6.00 per ticket
Children 12 months to 12 years: $4.00 per ticket
Children under one year: Free

Professional Photo with Santa: $8.00

Tickets purchased the day of the event: Adults: $10.00; children $5.00. Photos will be $10.00 the morning of Breakfast With Santa

Silent Auction Items:
Class theme baskets
Reserved Parking Spots for M/W/F
Reserved Parking Spots for T/Th
Front Row Seats for Preschool Christmas and Spring Programs
Front Row Seats for Kindergarten Prep Christmas and Spring Programs
A variety of other donations
Drawing for $100.00 off PECC tuition

Santa will be available from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Proceeds go toward the teacher’s wish lists and carpeting for the Big Room.

PECC IS CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON DECEMBER 21 THROUGH JANUARY 2. PECC SESSIONS WILL RESUME ON MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014.

Hat, Mitten and Sock Trees
PECC children do not exchange Christmas gifts during the holiday parties; however, we do encourage the children to give a gift to children in need. It is a tradition at PECC for children to decorate Christmas trees with hats, mittens, and socks in the Preschool Hallway and in the church hospitality area. Children’s socks (infant to elementary aged children), hats and mittens are desperately needed. The items will be donated to the Shawnee Mission School District Clothing Center. Items may be brought and put on our trees December 1 through December 19.

Food Drive Appreciation
We are so thankful for the many parents who donated food to the PECC Food Drive. Your generosity has been a wonderful blessing to families in our church and PECC!!!!

Cancellation of school/PDO Due to Weather
PECC follows the Shawnee Mission School District for school closing due to weather. When Shawnee Mission schools are closed, PECC is closed. On snowy or icy days, please listen to your local television station, radio station or visit www.smsd.org to find out if Shawnee Mission is closing school due to inclement weather. Parents will not be contacted on days when PECC is closed due to weather conditions.

PECC does not make up days for snow days or provide credit for school/PDO cancellations due to inclement weather and parents are expected to pay for snow days.

December Tuition Due by December 15
Because PECC is a non-profit organization, the center needs December tuition paid so we can continue to pay our staff and purchase needed supplies and equipment. December tuition for PECC children should be paid no later than Monday, December 15. Please contact Karen Fenton if you need to make special arrangements for payment of December tuition. PDO days have been prorated and December tuition is the same amount as tuition paid August-November. Preschool/Prekindergarten tuition is also the same amount.

If parents have not made arrangements with Karen and tuition has not been paid by December 16, your child may not attend PECC programming until December tuition has been received by your child’s teacher. If you have more than one child attending PECC, the tuition should be paid to your oldest child’s teacher.

Preschool and Prekindergarten Christmas Programs
Thursday, December 18 at 9:00 a.m. in the Big Room 2-day Preschool (AM & PM classes)

Friday, December 19 at 9:00 a.m. in the Big Room
3-day Kindergarten Prep (AM & PM classes) 4 session Kindergarten Prep

Parents, family and friends are cordially invited to attend our annual Christmas programs. Children should be brought to their classrooms at 8:45 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. in the Big Room. The children have been learning new songs with great enthusiasm and we know you will be delighted with their performance!!! The program will be followed by a reception.

Preschool and Kindergarten Prep are not in session on program days. Children normally attending morning Extended Day will finish their morning in PDO III and be picked up at 11:30 a.m. Children attending Extended Day in the afternoon can be brought to PDO III at noon and picked up at 2:30 p.m. on the day of your child’s program. Please let the PDO III teachers know if your child will not be attending Extended Day on program day so children needing a full day can be worked in if space is available.

Upcoming Events
December
9 Ernie Miller Nature Center Winter Animal Presentation for Preschool & PDO III at 9:30 a.m.

13 Breakfast With Santa and Silent Auction 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Big Room

18 Preschool Program (AM & PM sessions) at 9:00 a.m.

19 Kindergarten Prep Program (AM & PM Sessions) and 4-session Prekindergarten at 9:00 a.m.

22-31 PECC is closed. Have a safe and blessed holiday!!!!

January
1-2 PECC is closed. Happy New Year!!!

5 Kindergarten Prep sessions and PDO classes resume.

6 Preschool sessions resume.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO OUR WONDERFUL PECC FAMILIES!!!!