Dear Park’s Edge Preschool Families:

‘Seeing red’ at Park’s Edge Preschool was the valentine theme on Wednesday, February 14th complemented with a Valentine’s Day Parade. Thank you families for participating in helping your child decorate a box or envelope for the many valentines your child collected from their classmates. Children of all ages were busy with Valentine festivities throughout the week. Valentine’s week at Park’s Edge Preschool is very special time of year and allows the children and staff an opportunity to spread God’s message to the larger community. The preschool children decorated home-made valentines for senior residents at Forest Ridge Senior Community and the Hales Corners Care Center. An intergenerational opportunity lies ahead in visiting them on some of our summer field trip excursions. Take a peek at our summer program packet available soon!

Is it a coincidence that good dental hygiene month is in February after enjoying sweet Valentine treats? Last month the preschoolers learned about good dental hygiene and healthy nutrition too. Tuesday, February 6th the preschool children were treated to a visit from Paramount Pediatric Dentistry. Wednesday, February 21st, Park’s Edge Preschool children, ages 2 through school age, were ‘treated’ to Rick Allen’s Magic Show titled ‘Awesome Teeth’! Our goal at Park’s Edge Preschool is to encourage many future healthy smiles.

Smile pretty for the camera please…Picture Day at PEP is Thursday, March 22nd from 7 to 11 a.m. Individual, sibling and group photographs will be taken by Lifetouch. A photo packet will be available a few weeks afterwards and sent home for you to view, purchase and/or return ASAP If your child does not regularly attend that day you are able to bring them for the photo shoot. Thank you!

Green…wonderful green…I love green…all shades of green…time for Spring green! Lots of green for the month of March at PEP please! You are lucky to be at Park’s Edge Preschool this month; it’s shamrock season and we have two seasonal fun events held here. The Irish Ceilidh sponsored by Emanuel Church on Saturday, March 10th. The Park’s Edge Preschool’s St. Patty’s Day Parade will be in Emanuel Church’s sanctuary. Bring your leprechauns and come dressed in green to join the fun at Park’s Edge Preschool—Friday, March 16th, the Parade Time is at 10 a.m. Please have a happy and safe St. Patty’s Day!

In February…love was in the air and in March…spring is in the air! Speaking of spring, ‘PEP’s Spring Fling’ is Thursday, March 22nd from 6:30-8pm. You are welcome to come and celebrate the Easter season at Park’s Edge Preschool’s ‘Spring Fling’ too. Every classroom will feature an Easter themed activity. A special visit with the Easter Bunny will add to the ‘eggs’citement! RSVP at the PEP front desk or call Park’s Edge Preschool at (414) 427-9561…to respond that you’re bringing ‘some-bunny’ special to PEP’s Spring Fling. Please let us know ASAP if there is a change in your child’s schedule during spring break. Thank you!

Yes! It’s almost here…and the PEP staff is already planning our summer program. It’s going to be another action-packed summer at Park’s Edge Preschool…educational and fun too! If you’re interested in enrolling your school-age child at Park’s Edge Preschool for spring break and/or summer fun, please let the office staff know. Did you know PEP offers a 10% family discount on the oldest child’s enrollment? Spring is almost here, and PEP’s Summer Program Packet will be rolling off the press and available Thursday, March 22nd at PEP’s Spring Fling! ‘Hop’ by and pick one up!

Ellen M. Kvalheim