Dear Park’s Edge Preschool Families:

Thank you to the many families and visitors that attended Park’s Edge Preschool’s Musical ‘Noah is a Good Listener’, presented here on Wednesday, August 23rd. The school-age children in the summer program created the entire program including set design and costumes; with a little help from their teachers! Another annual tradition in wrapping up the PEP summer program. Why do they have to grow-up and go so quickly?

Back to school already… where did the summer go? Friday, September 1st, Ms. Dee, our beloved bus driver, will be back to her daily routine transporting children to and from school. Just a friendly reminder—please be careful when entering and departing from our parking lot, our mini bus is carrying ‘precious cargo’ safely to and from school. Sad farewell to our departing families…please keep in touch!

Thanks for coming to AugustFest! It was wonderful to celebrate summer together and make some new friends. The food, corn roast, entertainment, car show, games, bounce houses and more were a blast! One of the many highlights was the ‘John Farina Memorial Tug of War’ between Park’s Edge Preschool and Emanuel Church. In case you haven’t heard, the Park’s Edge Preschool team won 2 out of 3 for the second year!! The ‘powder (puff) blue’ shirts worn by our competition was the team’s claim to fame! I guess we have bragging rights until next year’s match! As you can imagine, we’re already gearing up for more fun next year! I want to say thanks to the entire team of staff and families who came or gave of their time, money and energy.

PEP loves summer-fun Thursdays! Both staff and children enjoyed the summer, fieldtrips and ice cream treats served here on Thursday afternoons, by ‘Granny’s Treats’. Our last serving was Thursday, August 31st… hurry back Granny’s, field trip fun and summer… sad to see summer 2017 come to an end.

Come one… come all… to PEP’s Annual Open House on Thursday, September 7th from 5:30 until 7:30pm. It is going to be another exciting school year and we want to ‘show and tell’ you more about it. This is an open invitation to extended family that are welcome to visit too. A nutritious, child-friendly, progressive dinner is served as your family progresses throughout the entire center. Families will have an opportunity to meet the faculty and tour the center during our annual open house. Two of the new preschool cubby units will be staged for you to view. Children’s portfolios including the Portage Assessment Tool will also be on display. I look forward to meeting you and your family members. Please R.S.V.P. at the PEP front desk or call the PEP office staff at (414)427-9561. Thank you.

‘Rally Day’ at Emanuel Church, United Church of Christ, is Sunday, September 10th at 9:30am. Children ages 3 and up are invited to attend Emanuel Church’s Sunday School Program (held during worship service). Children are included during the beginning of worship service until ‘Children’s Time.’ ‘Children’s Time’ is when Pastor Bill demonstrates Christianity to the children by telling a story with a lesson to be learned. (Adults usually learn a lesson too!) Ms. Jenele is Park’s Edge Preschool’s liaison teacher for Emanuel Church’s Sunday school program. Professional child care for children under the age of 3 is available during Sunday worship. Parents can pray while their toddler plays! Emanuel Church welcomes all to Fellowship after worship! Hope you can come!

Have a happy and safe summer ending. Children go back to school on Friday, September 1st, please drive safe. Park’s Edge Preschool is closed on Monday, September 4th, Labor Day Holiday… enjoy your holiday weekend!

Ellen M. Kvalheim