Parent News
September 2021

The school year is launched! Thanks to all our parents for adhering to our Covid protocols and participating in our weekly community testing program. We're all in this together and will work in tandem to keep our community safe. I am pleased to see case rates dropping while vaccination rates continue to go up in our region. A link to the Back to School zoom is below to review any policies or you can always check our website.

It is a true joy to see all the children in the classrooms and on our playground. Learning is all around, whether it is creativity and imaginations soaring in the housekeeping/dramatic play area, complex block building on the rug, lively discussions at snack time, or cooperative team work and appropriate risk-taking on the playground. The children are thriving at CCPC.

Our dedicated teachers are guiding, observing, and leading your children in developmentally appropriate activities throughout our busy mornings. And we are all having so much fun together!

See you at the Family BBQ on Sunday at 4pm!
Sunday, October 3

All food service will be on the church lawn where there will tables and a buffet. Please supervise your children at all times! We are expecting a large crowd.

Bathrooms will be open on the first floor (lower level) of our building for your use.

For everyone's comfort, we ask that you wear a mask on the playground (ages 2 and up).

If you haven't already RSVPed, please do so by Thursday at 9am.
Join this fun family event!
$65 per family
Rain Date Sunday, October 17
Back to School Night Zoom
With a record number of parents online, we apologize that some families were locked out of the zoom as our account reached its maximum capacity.
Our apologies for this tech glitch.

Here's the recording.
Use passcode: QH$?75Fg
Extended Day Classes
Enjoy Afternoons at School
with a lunch from home and lots more indoor and outdoor play with friends!

We have limited openings in all of our Monday, Wednesday, and Friday classes.

In the afternoon, the three Creekside PreK classes will be considered as one larger Creekside cohort and the three Woodland classes will be considered one larger Woodlands cohort. Children within these larger cohorts may be included together in an Extended Day class. Note: Hillside and Blue Sky classes (Toddlers and Twos) are not eligible for Extended Day.

If you would like to join the fun, please email School Systems Manager, Linda Alder
At this time, we will not be able to offer Early Drop Off
due to COVID restrictions.
Health and Safety Protocols

Please visit our home page or "For Our Parents" page for details about current Covid-19 Exclusion and Dismissal Criteria for our community, including teaching staff vaccination rates and Mayor Bowser's new workplace mandate.

Teachers are now eligible to receive their Pfizer boosters. Head's up, there may be some absences if anyone has a strong reaction and needs a day of rest following their appointment.
School Closed
Monday, October 11
Enjoy the long weekend
The parking lot behind the sanctuary is for the exclusive use of Church and Nursery School Staff.
Please, no parent parking at any time.
Please use the code and enter the building at 8:55am. Ring the doorbell if you're having difficulty.
To keep our cohorts separated, our playground is closed both before and after school.
Reading Corner
An interesting article on how to develop STEM-confident girls at home.
My 6-year-old daughter, who is entering first grade, has a tendency to point out that certain activities are most suited for boys or girls. “The girls like the dolls,” she tells me, “and the ... Read more
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