Dear Park’s Edge Preschool Families:
November was a time of reflection, evaluation and thankfulness. Thank you to the many families that attended PEP’s Parent -Teacher Conference Night held on Thursday, November 17th . Parents also reflected on Park’s Edge Preschool’s programs. Each family was asked to complete a NAC Parent Survey. The survey helps us focus on the quality of our child care services. The survey results are tallied and reported annually to the Association for Early Learning Leaders, which is the governing body of the NAC Accreditation.

Early January the staff will review the parent surveys and set goals for the upcoming year. Speaking of reflection, Friday, November 18th I completed a four course study, earning an Early Childhood Leadership Credential through UWM. The four on-line Leadership Courses consisted of the Disposition of the Leader; Leading in Your Program; Leading in Your Community and the Field; and Leading for Change. I truly recommend taking college credit courses on-line, to conveniently further your education.

The Frazzled Family Lasagna-to-go Dinner was a success. Wednesday, November 16th ‘frazzled’ families were blessed to have Emanuel Church’s Good News Group serve a delicious meal to go. The menu consisted of heartwarming home-made lasagna, apples, vegetables, and yummy cookies decorated by PEP children with tender loving care. Prayers and conversation cards were included in every order. The intention behind the Frazzled Family Dinner is to find time to have a meal with your loved ones.

Celebrating the Christmas season is always a special treat at Park’s Edge Preschool. Park’s Edge Preschool has an All-Center Christmas Party for all of our families. All families, including siblings and grandparents too are welcome to come and celebrate with us on Thursday, December 8th from 6:30-8 pm. This annual holiday event is similar to Park’s Edge Preschool’s Open House featuring Christmas holiday activities in every classroom and a special visitor…Santa Claus…cookies and milk ‘rounds’ out the evening. Jesus’ Birthday Celebration at PEP!

It’s the time of year for giving and receiving at Park’s Edge Preschool, so gift yourself and join us for a festive celebration of Jesus’ birth. Park’s Edge Preschool’s children are planning a Christmas Play about Jesus’ birth and singing Christmas Carols to celebrate Christmas. Pastor Bill will share a Christmas story too. All are invited into Emanuel Church’s beautifully decorated Sanctuary for the program. Birthday cake and ice cream will be served in Kurth Hall afterwards.

Jesus’ birthday party wouldn’t be complete without birthday presents? A gift wrapped box for non-perishable food items will be at the entrance doors. Donated food will be taken to the Hunger Task Force. All family members, including siblings and grandparents too, are invited to our annual tradition celebrating Jesus’ Birthday on Thursday, December 15th from 4-5 pm. Come celebrate Jesus and the season at Park’s Edge Preschool…cherish the Christmas season and make new memories with your loved ones!

Merry Christmas!
Ellen Kvalheim