Dear Park’s Edge Preschool Families: 

Back to school already… where did summer go? I am excited about the start of the new school year in welcoming new friends, but sad to say good-bye to our departing families. Thank you to Ms. Jenele and Ms. Melinda for planning an awesome summer. Sadly, summer came to an end too early… happily ending with a pizza party!! Twenty-five pizzas were delivered to Park’s Edge Preschool on Thursday, August 29th. ‘Shout out’ to Pizza Hut!! 

Congratulations to Mr. Cody Tess! He recently passed the commercial driver’s license test with passenger and school bus endorsements. Cody has been promoted to driving PEP’s minibus this school year. On Tuesday, September 3rd, our bus will be back to its daily routine of 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.

Thursday afternoons just aren’t the same when summer comes to an end. Both staff and children enjoy summer ice cream treats served every Thursday afternoon by ‘Granny’s Treats’. It is hard to say good-bye to summer Thursdays and Granny’s treats. Our last serving was Thursday, August 29th…hurry back Granny and summer!

Park’s Edge Preschool’s summer ended on a ‘high note’…the musical ‘The Fruits of the Spirit Grow Inside of Me’, was presented ‘by the children’ on Thursday, August 22nd. The school-age children in the summer program created the entire program, including set design and costumes; with a little help from their friends…the teachers! This has become an annual tradition in wrapping up the PEP summer program…it is sad to see them grow/go!

Park’s Edge Preschool is a recognized Christian Ministry teaching children Christian values. Tell your family, friends and neighbors that Emanuel Church welcomes children of all ages and stages. ‘Rally Sunday’ is Sunday, September 8th at 9:30am. Children ages 3 and up are invited to attend Emanuel Church’s Sunday School Program (held during worship service). Did you know that Park’s Edge Preschool also offers professional child-care for children under the age of 3 during Sunday worship? Parents can pray while their toddler plays! Children are also 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!) Did you know Ms. Jenele has been Park’s Edge Preschool’s liaison teacher to Emanuel Church’s Sunday school program since January 2015? Thank you Jenele for your dedication to Sunday mornings.

Park’s Edge Preschool has another exciting school year planned and we want to ‘show and tell’ you more about it. Families will have an opportunity to meet the PEP family/faculty and tour the center during our annual open house. PEP’s Open House features a progressive nutritious dinner as you tour through the center. Park’s Edge Preschool’s Open House is scheduled on Thursday, September 5th from 5:30 until 7:00 pm. Please RSVP at PEP’s front desk by Wednesday, September 4th or call the PEP office at (414)427-9561…friends and family welcome.

Have a happy and safe summer ending. Children go back to school on rdTuesday, September 3, please drive safe. Park’s Edge Preschool is closed on Monday, September 2nd, Labor Day Holiday…enjoy a restful holiday weekend! 


Ellen M. Kvalheim, Park’s Edge Preschool’s Director