Dear Park’s Edge Preschool Families:

I cannot believe how quickly the clock has ticked by this year. September has been an exciting month with the kick-off of the school year. PEP’s Annual Progressive Dinner-Open House, Grandparent’s Day and the USBORNE Book Fair/Fundraiser were a success and made the last days of summer fly by. October is already upon us and the staff and I look forward to the festive fall month.

Milwaukee’s 2017 CROP Walk is Sunday, October 8th. The annual event is an opportunity to help overcome hunger…one step at a time. The Annual Crop Walk starts at the McKinley Marina on Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront at 1:30 pm. Park’s Edge Preschool will participate in the Crop Walk this year by collecting non-perishable foods. Park’s Edge Preschool families have donated non-perishable foods to the Milwaukee Hunger Task Force in recognition of the annual Crop Walk since 2008. We are always curious which classroom will collect the most food. If you have any non-perishable foods to donate please drop them in the box at the entrance by Friday, October 6th. Thank you!

October Celebrations and Fieldtrips at PEP

Monday, October 23rd no school Whitnall School District. Fieldtrip to the Pumpkin Patch at Prospect Hill, New Berlin, for children in the Fantastic Frogs, Shining Stars and Slithering Snakes. Cost $7.00 includes hayride, corn maze, harvest games and pumpkin. Watch your mailbox for details and permission slip. Your child will need a pillowcase for their take home pumpkin. All chaperones need a current background check completed and on file.

Thursday, October 26
Park’s Edge Preschool’s Family Harvest Fest from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Park’s Edge Preschool’s families, grandparents and siblings welcome too, will come together for an evening of fall fun…a costume parade, scavenger hunt and a magic show featuring Mr. Rick Allen. Chili, cornbread and brownies will be served to warm the little goblins bellies. Each family will be asked to bring a carved/ decorated pumpkin for display and a non-perishable food item to donate to the Milwaukee Hunger Task Force. Be sure to dress in child friendly costumes for PEP’s costume parade! Please R.S.V.P. at the PEP Office front desk or call (414) 427-9561. Thanks!

Friday, October 27th fieldtrip to the Hales Corners Care Center for Trick or Treat fun in the community. The Fantastic Frogs and Shining Stars will be participating from 10-11am. Please send their labeled costume. Watch for details and a permission form in your family mailbox about this annual event.

PEP’s Halloween Fun costume parade is also held, rain or shine, at 10 am on Tuesday, October 31st. 

Food…wonderful food! The ‘Good News Group’ from Emanuel Church is showing ‘Frazzled Families’ love and support by serving ‘Chicken Pot Pie Dinner-to-go’. The whole concept behind the ‘Frazzled Family Dinner’ was originally started to promote family time and spiritual growth. Included in each meal is a prayer and parent/child interactive conversation card. Both, Emanuel Church and Park’s Edge Preschool Families are eligible to pick-up ‘Chicken Pot Pie Dinners-to go’ Wednesday, November 15th between 4-6 pm. Be sure to reserve your family dinner by Wednesday, November 8th. Blessings!

With all the beautiful colors displayed in this wonderful natural outdoor setting there is so much to learn and do on the edge of Whitnall Park at Park’s Edge Preschool! Follow us on Facebook!

Ellen M. Kvalheim, Park’s Edge Preschool Director