P4K Post
May 2017
Serving children ages 6 weeks - 12 years old in the following programs:
Day Care
School Age Care
Nursery School
Pre-Kindergarten
Summer Camp
Quick Links

Family Fun Night
The next Family Fun Night will be held on Friday, May 12, at 7pm. Participants will enter our Minecraft world (aka the Family Life Center) and form teams to mine and craft dwellings. Of course there will be some twists to the night that make it unique to Pearce. The only creepers will be of the foam ball variety. Come in costume, if you'd like! This is the last Family Fun Night until the fall, so plan to come and invite your friends! (Parents must stay with their children.) If you have questions, or suggestions for future activities, contact Dave Mantegna at 585-752-8221. 
Nursery School & Pre-Kindergarten Graduation
Our Monday/Wednesday/Friday Nursery School classes and Pre-Kindergarten class will graduate on Thursday, May 18th at 7:00pm in the church Sanctuary. A reception will follow in the Family Life Center (gym). 
  
Day Care Graduation
On Thursday, June 15 we will honor our 4 year old day care children. Some of these children have been with us since they were infants and we look forward to celebrating with them as they graduate from the day care and begin their journey to Kindergarten!  Day Care Graduation festivities will begin at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall (what your children know as the "rec room"). More information will be forthcoming from your child's teacher as we get closer to the date.
Company is Coming!
The Genesis Free Methodist Annual Conference will be held at Pearce Church on Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26. Annual Conference is a gathering of 200 - 300 pastors and church leaders from our regional district, called the Genesis Conference.  On those two days in May you will notice more traffic in and around the building. As with all events at the church that happen during P4K hours, our hallways will be secured and the day care will be locked down. Our P4K staff are experienced with how to work around whatever is going on in the building during weddings, funerals, conferences, etc. so it will be business as usual for us! Be aware, however, that parking could be a little more challenging and plan your time for drop off and pick up accordingly. You will be reminded about this event and updated on any other details about its impact on P4K closer to the dates.
Linked with Love: Nzige Preschool & P4K Partnership

Earlier this year P4K families donated crayons, sharpeners and pencils to the Pearce teacher training team going to our partner preschool in Nzige, Rwanda. The team spent a week of February at the school, training the teachers and interacting with the children. Some of our P4K children colored pictures for the team to take to the Nzige Preschool children. Above, the Nzige children are using the crayons that were sent by our families to color pictures to send back to P4K! Those pictures are now in our Nzige replica classroom but below are few samples for you to see. To learn more about our partnership with the Nzige Preschool, read the articles in the Quick Links at the top of this newsletter.



School Age Registrations - Summer & Fall
Summer Camp is coming in just 2 months! P4K Summer Camp is an 8 week program starting July 5th for children who are entering Kindergarten in the fall through children who are 12 years old (or who turned 13 during this current school year). We do limit the number of children we take each week and last year we had a few weeks in which we hit our maximum weekly number of children and we had to close registration for those weeks.

 If you know that your child will join us this summer but have not yet registered we encourage you to do so as soon as possible so that we can best plan for our staffing needs.
  
We are also taking registrations for Fall 2017 Before/After School Care. You will find the forms for Summer Camp and Before/After School Care in the "Quick Links" above and on our  Pearce 4 Kids website - or stop by the P4K Office. If you have any questions please call the P4K office.

Register Early and Save! Turn in your Summer Camp registration form and your 2017-18 Before/After School registration form together and pay only one registration fee of $40 for both! 
Vacation Bible School
"Maker Fun Factory"             

Maker Fun Factory  is a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover that they are lovingly crafted by God. Child and volunteer registration begins the last week of March.

For more information and registration forms, click on the following link:  VBS Maker Fun Factory

Do you already have a 4 year old attending P4K the week of VBS?
Age-eligible children who are registered for P4K day care the week of June 26 - 30 will attend VBS and will be registered for VBS by P4K. Parents do not need to complete a separate VBS registration form. P4K children will be in "crews" with their P4K teachers and classmates.

Reminder to school age parents:
Summer Camp does not begin until Wednesday, July 5. If your child wants to attend VBS you will need to register them separately for that program. Follow the link above for registration forms.
Check Out the Web!     
Be sure to take advantage of the calendar on our P4K Website Calendar. To find it, go to our website, click on the Calendar  tab on the top toolbar and you will be into the P4K calendar. On the calendar you will find things like:
  • Day Care lunch menus (click on the tab for the full menu)
  • Holiday Dates
  • School Age full and half day schedules
  • Nursery School & Pre-K days off, field trips and other events
Each program is color coded so you can easily search for information that is pertinent to your family. When in the calendar, if you want more information about a particular event posted, click on the event box and we will have more detailed information listed in description.