MECE Preschool and Kindergarten
January News

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Thank you to everyone who donated Pajamas, 42 children in need received a set of pajamas and a book!

Thank you to everyone who donated to our MECE Share collection and

Carlee Graf for organizing it for us. Your donations brought a smile to a child's face on  Christmas morning.

Your generosity was greatly appreciated.

Thank you to our Kindergarten, Fours, Threes, and Jr. Three students that sang at a Night in Bethlehem! Thank you to Matthew Darch for his help with installation of the rolling stable. What a beautiful night it was inside, despite the "frightful weather" outside. 

Miss Rita

We were thrilled to welcome back "Miss Rita" to our school. Miss Rita brings books to life using fun costumes, funny voices and has the children interact with her. For the past two years she has done virtual shows with our students, so we were so happy to have her in person again. The children really enjoyed her show.

Oh, Christmas Tree

We hope you will enjoy and cherish for years to come all the beautiful Christmas decorations your child created for you. We loved having them on the MECE tree for the few weeks.

Polar Express

All Aboard!!! Everyone had a wonderful time riding the "Polar Express Train" around the parking lot and wearing their pajamas to school!!

Parent Association Cookie Exchange

What a wonderful Cookie Exchange. So many delicious treats! Thank you to Kelly Koscso for all your hard work and to everyone who took part.

Here is what MECE parents and students say about why MECE is so special!
Download the app so you scan your grocery receipts. Be sure to set up MECE as your school of choice. If you do your shopping online then just forward your receipts to

Welcome to the Birthday Book Club!

Liam Pagani

Registration for 2024-2025

Priority Registration for next school year will begin on Tuesday, January 9 and Wednesday, January 10 until noon. Registration is available online here. We will process your payment for the registration fee after your child is confirmed in a class. Registration

opens to the public on 

Tuesday, January 16.


We still have openings in Enrichments for our threes and fours students. Please let us know if you want to add your child:

Monday - STEAM

Tuesday - Wiggle and Praise

We have a few opening in Little Steamers for Miss Holli, Miss Catherine, Miss Chrissy and Miss Sharon's classes on Fridays. Please contact me if you are interested.

Summer Camp 

June 17, 24, July 8, and 15 from 

9 am -2 pm. Registration will begin

March 4th. The registration fee is $50, tuition is $200 per week (must attend a minimum of two weeks).

Our theme this year is

"Let's Go to the Olympics"

Activities include: Arts & Crafts, Music, Dance, Computers, Storytelling, Dramatic Play, Explorations, Sports, Bible time,

Field Games, Water Play and much,

much more!

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Jase Dhavelosse, Carter Kirchheimer,

Sanibel Mastrangelo, Damian Messiha,

Miles Olegario, Lenox Pagani,

Stevie Ralston, Noelle Russo,

Lucia Saggio, Jessica Waldman, Spencer Weiner and Miss Amy

Additional Programs

Early drop begins 8:15, $5


Lunch Bunch $10


 (during Lunch Bunch)

STEAM on Monday, $90 for half the year 

Wiggle and Praise on Tuesdays, $90 for half of the year  

6 Bricks on Wednesday, 

$90 for half the year 

Sports on Thursday, $60 for half the year 

Art on Friday,

$90 for half the year

For Three's

Little STEAMers on Fridays, $90 for half the year.

Summer Camp

Camp Director:

Lisa Bariso


June 17

June 24

July 8

July 15

Important Dates


9-School resumes

9 &10-Priority Registration begins

15-No School

16-Invoice #7

16-Registration open to the public

25-Spirit Day

26-Nurse program

31-Invoice #7 due

FUMC Worship Schedule
FUMC offers a Contemporary Service at 9:30 in the Gathering Place. Sunday School provided for children ages 3 and up. There is also a Traditional service at 11 am in the Sanctuary.
The purpose of the MECE Parent Association is to build a strong community among our pre-School and kindergarten parents; support the teachers and staff; and to raise funds to support the school. All parents of MECE students are members of the Parent Association. The MECE Parent Association plans numerous events and opportunities for parents to get involved and participate in the MECE Parent Association, thereby directly supporting the school and our children.

Hello MECE Families!

Hoping everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! The first half of our school year was a

great success thanks to the wonderful MECE families and volunteers!! Thank you to all that came out to

our cookie exchange, Yard House social, and MECE play date and thank you to Stephanie Rasel and

Marina Kirchheimer for your planning with these events! The events were a great time and the start of

new traditions. As we return in 2024, look forward to lots of exciting things!


Our first PA meeting of 2024 will be Wednesday, January 10 in the Center Room. We will be discussing

our annual Auction, Family Fun Day, Square One Art, and the MECE Fun Run. Please join us if you can!


Our Family Fun Day will the afternoon of March 2. Please contact Nicole Stewart at to help with planning or to volunteer your help the day of the event. A sign up genius will go out for specific volunteer positions closer to the event.


Our auction will be in the evening on March 2 and planning is off to a great start! Please contact Kristen McElwee at to help collect items, input data into our auction software, or make and photograph baskets. Thank you to Kristen and all that have helped so much already!


Thank you to Marina Kirchheimer for planning our MECE Fun Run this year! The Fun Run is a great event at MECE where we cheer on our students as they run a lap in the parking lot and celebrate at the finish line with medals, a light breakfast and refreshments, and entertainment! Come to our meeting or email Marina at to help with planning. More information will be coming soon!


We will be working with the children during school this month to create beautiful masterpieces! We will

be selecting our art at our Jan 10 meeting and will begin the projects mid-month. To help, Please contact Kelly Koscso


If you are interested in buying a copy of our 2023 Bright Star Christmas Pageant for $25, please click on

this link to order: Christmas Pageant recording - Cheddar Up


Thank you to Stephanie Rasel, LCSW, BCBA, ITDS; for offering a series of informal meetings to discuss many interesting parenting topics we all may encounter and/or find challenging. She has volunteered her time and expertise to bring us together to connect and share experiences to help one another. The first session is scheduled for January 24. Please be on the

lookout out for more information from Stephanie.

DCF has several flyers for you to view. Click the logos below to learn about childcare facilities, flu prevention and distracted driving.

Flu brochure
MECE is eligible for both Step Up for Students and AAA Scholarships!