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September 2017

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This is Your Electronic Newsletter!
For those of you who are new to P4K, this is your P4K monthly electronic newsletter. The newsletter will keep you informed about upcoming events at P4K and Pearce Church as well as give you glimpses into activities and events that your children are part of as a P4K kid. The newsletter goes to all of the email addresses you submitted on your registration form. If you prefer to not receive the newsletter at this particular email address, simply go to the bottom of the page and "unsubscribe". If you want to change an email address or add an additional address, contact P4K's Executive Director,  Lydia MonroeWatch your email for future editions of the newsletter!
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Common Grounds Cafe
Pearce's Common Grounds Café is open again for the school year. The cafe is located in the atrium, near the gym. Stop by for a warm or cold beverage. Also available are grilled cheese sandwiches, soups, and other snacks. Check the following link for special offers:  Common Grounds Cafe Facebook Page

Hours of Operation:
8:30 am - 10:30 am on Sundays
10:00 am - 1:30 pm on Monday - Friday
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm on Wednesday evenings
Saying Good-Bye to Pastor Wally
Sunday, September 17 will be Pastor Wally's last Sunday at Peace Church as he is retiring from pastoral ministry after having served in that role for 37 years. Whether hanging out of his office window to yell "hello" to the children on the playground or just waving to them and asking about their day as they walk through the building, Pastor Wally has been a consistent presence in the lives of our staff and children over the past decade.

Below are some pics of Pastor Wally over the years:

At the 2008 P4K staff party, Pastor Wally proved he could play with the best of us and threw himself against the velcro wall.
 
Bringing greetings to the Nursery School & Pre-K families at our graduation program each May.

Reading Christmas stories to P4K & Pearce Church children at the annual Family Story Hour.

Th e children enjoyed watching Pastor Wally play the lead character in the VBS drama one year.

He even took a ride down our Summer Camp water slide...and survived


WE WILL MISS YOU PASTOR WALLY!
THANKS FOR LOVING THE CHILDREN AT P4K!
Welcome Pastor Roger
Pearce 4 Kids welcomes Pastor Roger Haskins as the new Senior Pastor at Pearce Church. We look forward to getting to know him in the coming months and years! His first day "on the job" will be Monday, September 18, 2017. However,  Pastor Roger has already met with me (Lydia), taken a tour of the P4K area and has asked how he can come alongside the P4K staff and families to be encouraging and supportive. If you see him some day when you are dropping off or picking up, I encourage you to take a minute and introduce yourself and your child to him! 

For more information about the transition, click on the following link:  Senior Pastor Transition
Linked with Love
Team from Left to right: Leandra Cooke (Day Care 3's), Carol Stevenson (team lead), 
Lydia Monroe (P4K Director), Becky Watson (Day care 4's) and Becca Johnson (Pre-K)
Beverly Faro (not pictured)

P4K is excited to send 4 of our staff to Nzige, Rwanda  in February 2018 to visit our sponsored child, Rosine, and provide teacher training to the Nzige Preschool teachers. Lydia returned from a trip there in January 2015, at which time P4K & Pearce Church began partnering with and sponsoring children in the school. Since that time, our staff have been teaching the children about Nzige and helping them get to know Rosine. P4K also developed an Nzige "replica room" where the teachers take their classes to learn more about how the children "do school" and live in Nzige, Rwanda. How exciting that these gifted teachers can go and learn first-hand about the school, the culture, the people and not only bless the teachers and children there but be blessed themselves as they are welcomed into the Nzige community.

Going with Lydia and the three P4K teachers pictured above is Pearce member, Carol Stevenson. Carol has years of cross cultural ministry and teacher training experience in both Africa and South America. She brings a wealth of expertise to the team and has been named by Pearce as the team lead for teacher training groups going to Nzige. Another member traveling with us is Pearce member, Bev Faro. Bev actually has a long connection to P4K. Back in the 1980's Bev saw the need for school age child care in our community and, being a member of Pearce, knew that the church was strategically located right in the middle of the Churchville-Chili School District and could meet that need. Much of what we know now as Pearce 4 Kids can be directly linked to Bev's work way back then! While in Nzige, Bev, a retired nurse, will explore the needs for basic medical assistance and training at the school to determine what ways Pearce may be able to come alongside our Nzige family in that capacity in the future.

Stay tuned for more information in the coming months!
For more information about our partnership with Nzige, go to the following link:
Holidays
The following are the remainder of the holiday dates for 2017, when Pearce Church and P4K will be closed:
  • Thursday, November 23, 2017 (Thanksgiving)
  • Thursday, November 24, 2017 (Thanksgiving)
  • Monday, December 25, 2017 (Christmas Day)
  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017 (Christmas Observance)
For the 2018 holiday dates go to the following link:  2018 Holidays
Wednesdays Family Nights at Pearce

On September 13 all Wednesday night activities will start at Pearce again for the school year.  This includes Savory Suppers, children's programming, youth programming and adult education offerings. Checkout the Pearce website for all the details:  www.pearcechurch.org
Join us for Dinner
Savory Suppers: September 13 - October 25
A community dinner is served each Wednesday at Pearce from 4:30pm -6:15pm in the Family Life Center (the "Big Gym" to our P4K children!). Registration is requested. Call the church office, sign up at the reception desk or sign-up on the  Pearce Church Website  by 6pm the Monday prior to receive a discount. Come join us for dinner!

Cost:
  • Adults:  $7 ($7.50 at the door)
  • Children under 12:  $4
  • Children under 5:  free (or donation)
What's Included:
  • Beverage Table:  Coffee, Decaf, Cold Beverage, Ice Water, Milk
  • Salad Bar:  to include but not limited to, hot home-made soup, fresh salad greens, assorted side vegetables, cut fruit, choice of salad dressings
  • Hot Buffet Tables: See weekly selection below
  • Dessert Table:  A nice variety with something new each week
Weekly Entrée Options:
  • 9/13/17: Baked Chicken Parmigiana; Penne Pasta with Italian Sausage Meat Sauce
  • 9/20/17: Roast Apple Glazed Pork with Stuffing; Macaroni and Cheese
  • 9/27/17: Roast Beef; Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
  • 10/4/17: Baked Chicken French; Grilled Hots/Sausages
  • 10/11/17: Beef Burgundy Tips with Noodles; Pulled Pork
  • 10/18/17: Baked Tavern Ham; Creamed Chicken and Rice
  • 10/25/17: Roast Turkey Dinner; Baked Goulash
Yep, We're Talking Christmas!
Every year the Town of Chili has a Holiday Parade and this year P4K is plans to participate in the parade! Thanks to P4K mom, Melissa Cunningham, for organizing this fun event for all of our families. Children will be helping to make decorations for a float and parents and staff will be invited to help build the float and walk in the parade. Stay tuned for  more details in the coming months!
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If you haven't already done so, be sure to sign up for our texting service. Text messaging is one of our primary means of communicating closings and emergency information. We suggest that you "opt in" to each program in which you have children involved. Besides our text messaging system, information about closings and emergencies will be posted to local television stations (13 WHAM, YNN, WROC, WHEC), WHAM 1180 and the P4K and Pearce Church websites and Facebook pages.
  
Instructions for opting in to our messaging system are as follows (or see the instruction sheet in the "Quick Links" above):
  
Text the keyword(s) below to number 292929:

Day Care:  pearce4kids.daycare

Nursery School:  pearce4kids.ns

Pre-Kindergarten:  pearce4kids.prek

Before/After School:  pearce4kids.schoolage

Summer Camp:  pearce4kids.summercamp

   

Opt out by texting the word STOP to number 292929.
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Lydia Monroe, P4K Executive Director
Pearce 4 Kids Child Care Center