Building Block of Christian Character – “We are Joyful”

  • “A joyful heart is good medicine.” Proverbs 17:22
  • “El corazón alegre hará bien como una medicina.” Proverbios 17:22

May Events

Cinco de Mayo

Friday, May 3rd
We will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the preschool on Friday, May 3rd. Children are encouraged to dress in their favorite fiesta-wear!

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6th-11th

Teacher Appreciation Week is a great time to encourage our children to thank their teachers for their hard work and dedication throughout the year! Gifts are voluntary and can be given at your discretion. Check with your room parent if you’d like to partake in a group gift.

Splash Week

May 13th-17th
This is such a fun week for the children filled with sprinklers, shaving cream, and water tables. During this week, we ask that you send your children in their swimsuit, water shoes, sunscreen applied, a towel, and change of clothes.

Summer Camp

Our dual-language STREAM Summer Camp is nearly full! There are only a handful of spots remaining for our camp that will run July 1st-26th this summer. If you are interested in registering your child, please fill out a summer camp registration form and return to the preschool office ASAP. If you have any questions, contact our Summer Camp Director, Charlene Lievanos. She will be in the preschool office from 12:30-5:30pm, Monday through Thursday.

Thank You to Board Members

Thank you to our Board Members who worked hard all year to make this a wonderful learning environment for our children this year and into the future. A special thank you and farewell to our board members who will rotate off the board, including Amy Field, Aimee Rosen, and Jessica Cochran.

School Year Coming to a Close

The last day of school for our preschoolers is Wednesday, May 22nd with early release on May 21st and 22nd. Thank you for sharing your very precious children with us this year, have a wonderful, safe, and happy summer!

End of Year Program

Tuesday, May 21st – 6PM

You are cordially invited to attend our annual year end program to be held on Tuesday, May 21st at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. All classes from Two Year-Olds through Kinder will participate in the program. The children will meet in their classrooms at 5:45 p.m. The doors to the sanctuary will open at 5:00 p.m. In honor of our graduating kindergarten class, we will be designating the first few rows for the family members of our kinder students. We recommend you feed your child a light snack before the program to help your preschooler enjoy the evening.
 
Please remember there will be NO video cameras or picture taking allowed the night of the program. If you would like to take pictures, please do so during dress rehearsal on Friday, May 17th and Tuesday, May 21st at 9:15a.m.
 
Following the program, Kindergarten graduates and their families are invited to attend a Kindergarten reception in the Centre. All preschool children must be picked up from their classroom by a parent or authorized person listed on the Enrollment Form.

Art Show Thanks & Recognition

Our annual Art Show fundraiser, “Secret Garden,” took place on April 11th at the International Museum of Art. It was a great success, raising more than $25,000 for the preschool with more than 250 people attending! These are vital funds that support our operations and our scholarship program. A special thank you to the staff and to Art Show Co-Chairs, Scarlett Mercer and Megan Feuille, and all the volunteers that helped make this year’s Art Show a success!
 
P.S. Were you wondering who made the delightful desserts or where all the greenery that filled the gallery came from? Sunset Gardens and Master Cuts Landscaping lent us dozens of plants to help bring our event to life! They can be found at a href=”http://www.sunsetgardensep.com/” target=”_blank”>http://www.sunsetgardensep.com/. Desert Baked Sweets provided the treats that we couldn’t get enough of! She can be contacted at desertbakedsweets@gmail.com or 915-920-6524.

Curriculum Spotlight – NEW SOD, NEW SAND AND NEW SHADE!

If you have not visited the playground lately, please do! We have been working hard this Spring to give our Outdoor Classroom a facelift and it looks beautiful! The new shade has a higher UV protection. The sand is “beach” grade and is a softer, fluffier product so it hides better in your car mats! And the sod has a deep green color, long blades and thick texture giving the playground a “meadow like” feel! Come out and enjoy our shady, beachy meadow!

Coming Up…

 

July 1-26 – Summer Camp

August 7-9th – Teacher Work Days

August 8th – New Parent Orientation

August 10th – Playground Work Day

August 12th – Playday

August 13th – First Full Day of School

August 13-14th – Nervous Parent Coffee

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First Presbyterian Preschool

First Presbyterian Preschool

1340 Murchison Drive, El Paso, TX, USA