Dear Park’s Edge Preschool Families:

Preschool Families: Time sure flies ‘because’ we are having fun! It is the start of another memorable summer at PEP. Our summer field trips have been educational, affordable, and fun! Park’s Edge Preschool children are fortunate to have seasoned staff planning affordable summer fun for everyone. At summer’s end, a poll is taken to get parents’ and/or child’s input on summer planning for next year. The children’s input is a valuable testimony to PEP’s annual summer programming and fun. Thanks again to Ms. Jenele, Ms. Melinda, and Mr. Cody, for planning an awesome summer for children and staff!

Thursday afternoons are ‘cool’ and yummy at Park’s Edge Preschool!! Granny’s Treats’, an old-fashioned ice cream truck continues to serve ice cream snacks to the children and staff every Thursday afternoon during the summer months. The PEP staff and children look forward to Thursdays and Granny’s treats. Granny’s Treats kicked off PEP’s summer early at PEP’s Preschool Graduation, held Thursday, May 26th. Cool treats were served to the preschool graduates and their families which made for a memorable and delicious evening for this milestone. Granny’s Treats have been a summer tradition at PEP since 2008.

Thursday, June 30th is going to be another type of ‘cool’ day at PEP because we have our annual bike blessing scheduled. Calling all wheeled toys: bikes, trikes, scooters, and buggies, to be blessed by Pastor Dale Stohre for safe riding this summer. The ‘bike blessing’ is at 10 am in the back parking lot. Please drive cautiously when entering or exiting Emanuel Church’s parking lot due to safety. Thank you, Pastor Dale, and Emanuel Church!

Thank you to Pastor Dale Stohre for representing Park’s Edge Preschool at the WCHHSM meeting held at the UCC’s Wisconsin Conference Meeting, on June 10. WCHHSM is the acronym for Wisconsin’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries Park’s Edge Preschool is a recognized member of CHHSM since June 1999. The national organization for United Church of Christ’s Health and Human Service ministries serves vulnerable and diverse populations with Christian compassion. Pastor Dale serves on the PEP Boar, brings value to PEP’s Christian philosophy, and writes the family prayer featured in PEP’s monthly newsletter.

Summer passes by too quickly, doesn’t it? I cannot believe July 4th is almost here– WooHoo! Park’s Edge Preschool is closed for the holiday…regular charges will be applied. The 2022 Hales Corners 4 the of July theme is ‘Community Strong’. Please consider spending July 4th at the Hales Corners festivities for all ages: Firecracker Run, Children’s Parade, Holz’s annual car show, bed races, the parade, fireworks, and more! Whatever you choose to do with your family for the July 4th holiday celebration, please be safe and have fun.


Ellen M. Kvalheim,