Building Block of Christian Character
We are Obedient
“Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord.”
“Hijos, obedezcan en todo a sus padres, por que esto agrada al Señor.”
Extended Yoga Day
Did you know that our Extended Day students engage in special enrichment activities, including yoga? Our children have thrived in our morning yoga program led by our fantastic instructor, Ms. Leah. Building on that success, our Extended Day yoga program, led by Ms. Marina, has become a great adventure. As we practice our yoga breaths, our yoga adventures begin. We travel through books as we act out the stories. We imitate nature when we become trees or snakes. Best of all, we witness the vivid imaginations of our little friends as they make up their own yoga poses. Together we are developing a love and appreciation for yoga, and having fun all the while!
Thank you to the 40 volunteer parents, grandparents, staff and alumni that joined us on March 3 for Playground Workday! We had a great time and the playground is ready for Spring!
“Dream Big Little Star,” our annual Art Show fundraiser is coming up on Thursday, April 19 at the International Museum of Art. You should have received your invitations in the mail. Please be sure to RSVP by April 16! We are still accepting donations and need volunteer support! Please visit the Art Show webpage for more information.
We are excited to begin accepting registrations for our annual First Presbyterian Preschool Summer Camp available throughout July this summer for campers aged 12 months through 5th grade. This year’s theme is “The Science of the Desert.” Children will exercise their skills and imaginations in STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics – to explore and learn about the environment, wildlife and people of our native Chihuahuan Desert. To learn more or download our registration form, please visit our Summer Camp webpage.
Join our Board of Directors!
We need you! Our Board of Directors is made up of preschool parents. We are currently nominating new board members for the 2018-2019 school year. Board members typically serve a three-year term, participating in a monthly meeting (childcare provided!) and helping with our committees, which include Art Show, Marketing, Fundraising, Book Fair, Playground and Room Parents, to name a few. Please share your leadership, wisdom, support and creativity with your child’s school! Contact Heather Cuthbertson via email or by calling 329-3750 for more information.
We will celebrate Earth Day with fun activities throughout the week of April 16-20.
Special activities throughout the week include:
- Mud Play Monday – Get ready to get dirty!
- Build Together Tuesday – Students will engage in building activities using recycled materials
- Worm Wednesday – Students will help enrich our gardens with worms
- Mariquita Release Thursday – Students will release lady bugs into our garden and learn how they help the garden ecosystem
- Butterfly Friday – Students will plant flowers in our gardens to attract butterflies, create butterfly art, and release butterflies they have watched develop from caterpillars
First Presbyterian Church will have a Maundy Thursday celebration in the Center on Thursday, March 29 at 6pm. There will be a Choir Concert featuring the UTEP Scholarship Singers and a Communion service. On Easter Sunday, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt at 10am following the 9am service, planned by the preschool’s own Miss Marina and Miss Teresa. All are invited to attend!
New Church Website
First Presbyterian Church has a new home on the web. Check it out by visiting link.
Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-12
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.
Save These Dates
Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-12
Last Day of Extended Day/All Day May 25
End of the Year Program May 29
Last day of School May 30