MECE Preschool and Kindergarten
December News

Wishing you and yours the blessings of the season.

Thank you to the Boca Raton Library dressing up and telling the children fun stories about healthy harvest

and health foods.

Thank you to everyone who came out to Poke Company. Thank you Stephanie Rasel for another great MECE night out.

Thank you for the generous donations to Boca Helping Hands.

That is a huge help to so many families.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Boca Helping Hands food collection. Families in our community will be truly grateful.

Cooper Tulloch Scholarship

We are proud to announce that Anastasia Fernandez is this year's recipient of the Cooper Tulloch Scholarship! Cooper was a MECE Preschool and Kindergarten graduate that was tragically killed in an accident. His family established this scholarship to be given to a Kindergarten student that demonstrates being tenacious, respectful, kind, a friend to all and an athletic person.

Kindergarten Field Trip

Our Kindergarten put on their lab coats and visited the Children's Science Explorium at Sugar Sand Park. They got to learn all about matter and it comes in the forms of solid, liquid and gas. They had a wonderful time learning about how something can change into different forms of matter. We just love how our Kindergarten goes on these wonderful fun adventures to help develop their young minds.

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Welcome to the Birthday Book Club!

Rook Keough and Jackson Dhaveloose

MECE Share Week

Nov. 27 - Dec. 1

It is the last day to send in your gently used items for The Legacy Closet/Hero's Hub. One person's trash is another person's treasure.

We need your help! Matthew Darch, Avery's dad, will be building the stable for "A Night in Bethlehem" in the Gathering Place. We would greatly appreciate any help you can give him, December 5 and 6. Please email him if you can help.

Haven't tried Lunch Bunch yet?

If you need more time to get everything ready for Christmas, you might want to try Lunch Bunch. You do not have to sign up in advance, just pack a lunch box and send it in with your child. Be sure to write your child's name on it. We will bill you $10 and you have until 2 pm to get stuff done before you come back to MECE for pick up.

MECE is talking part in the Scholastic/ Pajama Partners annual pajama collection. Please consider donating children's new pajamas. Scholastic will pair these with a new book, and the pajama partners will make sure that some children in need will have a sweet bedtime story! Please drop this off by December 1.

On Thursday, Dec. 7 the Polar Express Train Ride is coming to MECE. Please make sure to dress your child in their pajamas and each class will be taking a ride around the parking lot on the Polar Express Train. Everyone will also be treated to a cup of hot (warm) chocolate!! Two day classes are invited to join us at 11:30 to ride the train.

Friday, December 22 at 9:30 is the Bright Star Christmas Pageant in the Sanctuary for all Threes, Jr. Threes, Fours, and Kindergarten. Miss Romi's 3 day Threes will be taking part so please mark your calendar to have them at school on Friday. Practice begins everyday at 9:15 - please make sure to have your child to school on time. All classes taking part in the pageant will return to their classrooms to remove their costumes after the Pageant. You can pick your child up from their classroom. Twos and Senior Twos do not take part in the Pageant and are picked up early at 11:15 AM.

Registration for 2024-2025

January 9 and 10, 2024

Priority Registration will be completely online again this year. Returning families, MECE alumni, and children of FUMC church members may use Priority Registration to register prior to public registration starting January 16. You will receive a detailed sheet explaining the process. If you have additional children you plan to register at MECE, please email us their name, birthdate, and gender to be added to MyProcare to ensure you can register when available on January 9.

Chloe Garcia, Ryan Halley,

Natalia Kamel, Zuri Kong,

Liam Pagani, Briana Shor

Miss Mari, and Isabella Yang

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 Tuesday, $90 for half the year


6 Bricks on Wednesday, 

$90 for half the year


Sports on Thursday, $90 for half the year-Full


Art on Friday,

$90 for half the year-Full

Summer Camp

Camp Director:

Lisa Bariso


June 17

June 24

July 8

July 15

Important Dates


1-PJ collection and Share week deadline

7-Polar Express Rides

13-Parent Association Christmas Cookie Exchange

15-Spirit Day (wear your MECE shirt), Inv. #6

16 -Jr. Threes, Threes, Fours and Kindergarten classes

sing at Night in Bethlehem (5:30pm in the

Gathering Place)

19-Christmas Party 2 day, 4 day and 5 day Threes

20-Christmas Party-3 day classes

21-Christmas Party-Fours and Kindergarten

22-Bright Star Christmas Pageant

22-Twos and Sr. Twos dismiss at 11:15am

25 - Jan. 9 - NO School - Merry Christmas &

Happy New Year

29-Invoice #6 due

FUMC is hosting a Parents' Night Out on December 9. This is a great chance to do some Christmas shopping for the kids! You must register in advance here.

A Night in Bethlehem

Saturday, December 16 FUMC is hosting a night in Bethlehem from 5:30-8. MECE's Jr. Threes, Threes, Fours and Kindergarteners will be performing at 5:30 PM. This will be a fun evening of crafts, food trucks, and a live nativity.

The First United Methodist church offers two services each Sunday. The 9:30 is a Contemporary Service in the Gathering Place. Sunday school is available for children three years thru fifth grade. Nursery is available for younger children. The 11:00 am service is Traditional and held 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,

December has come fast and we are so thankful for our wonderful families and volunteers who made

this first half of the year so enjoyable. Please see below for a summary of upcoming PA events. Wishing

everyone a joyful Christmas season and a happy new year!

December PA Meeting and Christmas Cookie Exchange

Join us on December 13th upstairs in the Center Room for a brief Parent Association meeting along with a

Christmas Cookie Exchange. If you’d like, please bring about two dozen cookies to exchange (store

bought works great if you need to keep it simple!). The PA will provide coffee and beverages. If it fits in your schedule, please come take an hour to enjoy the season together!

January PA Meeting

Our first meeting of 2024 will be January 10th in the

Center Room.

Bright Star Christmas Pageant DVD

The Bright Star Christmas Pageant is coming up! Every year, the PA hires a videographer to record the entire production and then offers a digital copy for sale to the families. We charge for the digital copy, but just as an attempt to cover the cost for the videographer and break even. Flyers with info on

ordering a copy of the pageant will be sent home soon!

Square 1 Art

We will decide on the final artwork for Square 1 Art at the first meeting in January. The kids LOVE creating this handprint art that can be made into so many beautiful products! Art will be created in January, and order forms will be sent home in March. If you are interested in volunteering please

contact Kelly at

Family Fun Day

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 2 when we will hold our second Family Fun Day! We plan to have lots of entertainment for the kids and food available. If you’d like to help with the planning, please email Hope you will come join in the fun!!


Also scheduled for Saturday, March 2, is our on-line silent auction fundraiser. After enjoying Family Fun Day, get the kids to bed and enjoy bidding in the comfort of your home. Any auction items won will be delivered through school the following week. If you’d like to help with gathering auction donations or

wrapping baskets, please email

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