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March 2016 
Vol. 46 No. 2
Cooperatively Speaking
Latest News from PCPI

Registration is now open for the Annual Meeting and Conference in Chicago, April 14-17
PCPI wants  YOU to participate 

Highlights Include 
  • PCPI Governing Board Business & Board Elections
  • Inspirational Preschool Co-op School Tours
  • Tour of the Chicago Children's Museum
  • Networking with Cooperative Leaders, Teachers and Parents
If you are a parent, teacher, director or board member of a cooperative preschool, we invite you to join in a weekend of camaraderie where we will focus on our cooperative mission and best practices for our co-op preschools.  
Please consider attending, even if you've never been part of the Annual Meeting before.  PCPI needs your talent and contributions, and you will take back so many great ideas and bring renewed enthusiasm back to your school from this wonderful networking opportunity.

A room block has been arranged at the Days Inn Chicago.
Details are provided in the registration materials.

Registration forms are now available on the PCPI website. 
Please download your form and return to our annual meeting hosts.  Register today for the Annual Meeting

It's not too late to nominate a co-op hero for a PCPI award, but it will be after April 1 

Wiktionary defines an unsung hero as "One who does great deeds but receives little or no recognition for them." All too often our cooperative teachers, directors, board members and parents are unsung heroes. You can change that by nominating that special person or those special people who make your preschool cooperative the successful and joyful place that it is.  PCPI's annual awards recognize district and national heroes as well as special awards for excellence in teaching and making significant contributions to the cooperative preschool movement. Awards will be presented at the upcoming PCPI Annual Meeting and Conference in Chicago or can be presented at a time and place convenient for the nominator and awardee.  Nominate someone today and they may join these excited and pleased award winners from the 2015 Conference in Vancouver. 

Nomination materials are on the PCPI website 

Coming Next Month: an interview with the founder of the recently established New Bern Cooperative Preschool on how to start a co-op.

Please forward this message to your council network email lists. Parent Cooperatives Preschool International welcomes both parents and staff of member schools, councils, and libraries to serve on PCPI Board and Committees.

PCPI Renewal Invoices have been sent. If you did not receive yours, please let PCPI know by emailing enquiries@preschools.coop.
To submit an article, please email pcpinewsletter@gmail.com
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