P4K Post
April 2018
Serving children ages 6 weeks - 12 years old in the following programs:
Day Care
School Age Care
Nursery School
Summer Camp
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Garage Sale
Start your spring cleaning now! The annual Pearce Mission Garage Sale will take place on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28. The gym will be overflowing with antiques, furniture, clothes, books....you name it, you can probably find it there!  Donations for the sale will be accepted between  Monday-Wednesday, April 23-25, 9am-7pm.

Proceeds of the sale go to specific local and global mission projects identified by the Pearce mission committee. A portion of those proceeds will go to help our partner school in Nzige, Rwanda purchase land for growing crops (to provide food for children)  and to build two buildings needed for them to become a certified primary school: a library and a teacher workroom. 
Easter Egg Candy Count Contest 2018
Total Eggs in the Jar = 253
The Winners Are...

P4K Child Winner: Jack
Pearce Staff Winner: John
P4K Parent Winner: Will
Congrats to the winners and all those who participated!
School Age Registrations 
Brochures and registration forms for school age Summer Camp and Fall Before/After School Care  are available from the P4K office as well as online at  Pearce4Kids.org .

Register Early and Save!  Turn in your Summer Camp registration form and your 2018-19 Before/After School registration form together and pay only one registration fee of $40 for both! 

Summer Camp:
Summer Camp  starts on Monday, July 2 and ends on Friday, August 24 for children who are entering Kindergarten in the fall through children who who turned 13 during the 2017-18 school year. We provide full-time (5 days per week) care and part-time (1 to 4 days per week) care. We do limit the number of children per day so register early to ensure your child's spot in the program!
Before/After School:
For those of you who  re-registering for the Before and/or After School Program 2018-19, we have an abbreviated registration option for you. You will get a form with all of your current information listed. You simply update anything that has changed, or is new, and return it to the P4K office with your registration fee and your child will be registered for the fall. 
Spotlight on Summer Camp Leadership Staff       

K/1st Grade Camp Staff:
Sue Smout will again be our K/1st Grades Summer Camp Program Director. Sue's group will have fun weeks with themes such as "Happy Birthday USA", "Christmas in July", "Under the Sea", and "Science for  Everyone".  Sue has served as the K/1st grade Summer Camp Program Director since the summer of 2007. 

When asked about what she is looking forward to in Sumner Camp this year, Sue says,  " I look forward to warm weather, outside water play, and Christmas in July!"

2nd Grade & Up Camp Staff:
Leandra Cooke will be back for her 2nd summer as our Summer Camp Program Director for the children in  2nd g rade and up. She will be leading the summer staff and children in such weekly themes as "Build It", "Survivor" and the always popular "Hockey Week". 

When asked about Summer Camp, Leandra says, "My favorite thing about summer camp is seeing the excitement on the kids faces each day as we try something new together. I also enjoy working with the summer staff and like to remind them, 'Yes you are staff members but I want you to have just as much fun as the kids this summer' - because  happy staff make for happy kids." 
Work or Play?             
We are working to create a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) room for our after school program. We had the idea to create our own Lego table so purchased some base plates to glue down onto a table we already had. When we asked the Pearce Facilities Director, Bob Antes, the best way to glue the base plates to the table he and his sidekick, Ardell, took over the project! We are pretty sure that they had a little bit of fun in the process, as is evidenced by the photo! 

A big thanks to Bob and Ardell for
helping us out!
There are several worship opportunities at Pearce Church over the Easter weekend:

Good Friday:
The Good Friday Service, a somber time of reflection on our Savior's sufferings and death, will be held at 7:00 p.m. on March 30 in the Pearce Sanctuary.

Easter Sunday:
Easter Sunday, April 1, services will be at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Journey Kids groups (as well as adult and teen ministries) will meet at 10:00 a.m.

Easter Breakfast will be served from 8-11am in the Family Life Center (what our P4K kids call "the big gym"). Cost is $6 per person, free for kids age 4 and under ($22 immediate family maximum). Purchase tickets at the Pearce reception desk during the week or you can pay at the door. Menu includes: Assorted Juices/Coffee/Decaf/Teas, Pastries and Sweets Table, Buttermilk Pancakes with Fruit Toppings, Scrambled Eggs, Breakfast Sausage, Seasonal Fruit Cup
Finding Love and Healing in a #MeToo World
One in three women will be sexually assaulted by the age of 18. This is the story of our world today. As the #MeToo movement sheds light on how many women have been affected by sexual violence, the question becomes, is this the story we have to accept? Is this simply a statistic that cannot change? 

Pearce Church believes there is a different story, a better story, one where love and healing are made possible through Jesus Christ, the God who suffers with us and bore all of our pain on the cross. The pastoral staff wants the community to know that the church, and Pearce Church specifically, is a place where they can bring their stories of hurt and grief and find love and healing in a community that does not cast judgment on them but rather seeks to journey with them as they allow the sacrificial love of Jesus to reclaim their stories. 

Join others from Pearce and the community on Wednesday, April 11, in the Sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. for a worship service of lament and hope as we grieve with, and for, those who have been harmed by sexual violence and look collectively to the cross, our source of all hope. Child Care through 6th grade will be provided.
Family Fun Night
Bring your family to Pearce for a night of futsal (indoor soccer) on Friday, April 13. The fun goes from 7-8:30pm in the gym and you don't need be a soccer star to come and have a good time! Family Fun Nights are for families with kids of all ages. Invite a friend to come with you! (Parents need to stay with their children.) If you would like more information, contact Dave Mantegna at 585-752-8221.
Vacation Bible School: "AMPED"    
Amped: Live Fully Alive planning is underway! This summer's VBS will run Monday-Thursday, June 25-28, and will also include an additional family event on Thursday evening. Watch for more details about registration soon!

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 25 - 28 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 groups with their P4K teachers and classmates.

Reminder to parents of school age chidren:
Summer Camp does not begin until Monday, July 2. If your child wants to attend VBS you will need to register them separately for that program. Check the following link in the coming weeks for registration information: Pearce Kids Ministries
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.