MECE Preschool and Kindergarten
November News

Thank you to Stephanie Rasel for the wonderful MECE night out at Fresh Kitchen. Thank you to everyone who came out!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our No Trash Snack Day! We hope your child will enjoy using their new reusable MECE snack bag!

Thank you to Joe Ildefonso and Scott Cannarozzi at Boca Fire Rescue for bringing the fire truck for the kids to see and teach us

 about fire safety!


Thank you to Rita Fodell, our Parent Association parents, Cindy Walls, and members from FUMC that organized a fun-filled night of games and activities for our Trunk-r-Treat Night! Thank you to everyone who decorated cars, you truly out did yourselves! Congratulations to our trunk winners: 1st place - The Ambrogio Family, 2nd place - The Lenaburg Family, 3rd place The Messiha Family

Pete the Cat

The staff had a great time dressing up as "Pete the Cat" this year!! We know he is one of your child's favorite storybook characters! Best group of staff members in the county!!

Costume Parade!
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Costume Parade! The children had a great time parading around the campus and showing
off their costumes!

Dad's Drop-off Day
Everyone had a great time eating donuts, giving dad his special projects, and playing with him in their classroom!!

Pumpkin Volcano

Thank you Miss Sharon for sharing this fun "Pumpkin Volcano" experiment with the children. Everyone truly enjoyed watching the foam run out of it's mouth and eyes!!!

See the video here!


Thank you so much to Pastor Craig Nelson for coming in and leading Bibletime for us. He always enjoys teaching us Bible stories and songs. It was very special that we got to go to the Sanctuary!

Family Night-out at Fresh Kitchen

Everyone had a great time enjoying a delicious dinner and seeing their friends outside of school!! So sorry if you were there and we missed getting your picture.

Read for the Record

Thank you so much to MECE Board President, Christine Panoch, for coming in and reading "With LOTS of LOVE" to our students for Read for the Record. On Read for the Record day people all over the country read the same book on the same day!

Fire Truck Day

Thank you to Inspector Cannarozzi for coming to show the children a fire truck and learn all about fire safety! Please make sure to go over a fire safety plan with your children at home.

MECE Playdate

The children had a great time at the MECE Playdate at the Boca Raton Swim & Racquet Center!! This is a wonderful way for you to meet other parents, while the children enjoy playing with friends!! Thank you Stephanie Rasel for organizing these fun event!!

FUMC Family Movie Night

Thank you to Cindy Wallls and the First United Methodist Church Family Enrichment committee for hosting a Family Movie night!! Everyone is looking forward to the next one!!

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 Oxndal and Evie Kulikova

Carline Safety: Please keep your child safely buckled in their car seat until you've reach one of the spots where we get children out of the car. You do not need to get out of your car- the carline greeter will get your child out. It is a good idea to place your car in "park" so that your car does not roll at all during this busy time.

Boca Helping Hands Thanksgiving Collection will be November 6-10. They appreciate non perishable items such as stuffing, boxed mashed potatoes, canned gravy, canned green beans, or applesauce in plastic jars.

The Legacy Closet/Heroes Hub Share Week Collection

The week of November 27-December 1 is your opportunity to clean out those gently used toys your child no longer uses in preparation of Santa's visit. The Legacy Closet in partnership with Heroes Hub is also happy to receive gently used clothing and household items.

A Night in Bethlehem

The First United Methodist Church is hosting a night in Bethlehem on Saturday, December 16 in the Gathering Place. Students in Threes, Fours, and Kindergarten are invited to sing at 5 PM. Everyone is welcome to this family event. More information soon.

Piano Player

We are in need of a piano player for our "Bright Star" Christmas Pageant on Dec. 22. If you'd like to share your talents with us, please contact Cathy asap.

FUMC Worship

Contemporary worship is at 9:30 am in the Gathering Place. Sunday School is offered for children ages 3 and up! Church nursery is available for younger children.

Harper Corseti, Jackson Dhaveloose,

Giovanni Gebbia, Henry Husebo, Rook Keough, Austin Lenaburg, Hudson Lenaburg, Sienna Rae,

Amy Santana, Chloe Versace,

Miss Susan, Miss Gina and

Miss Emily (we missed her birthday in October)

Additional Programs

Early drop begins 8:15, $5


Lunch Bunch $10


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


Art on Friday,

$90 for half the year

Enrichments for Twos and Threes

Little Steamers on Friday, $90 for half the year

Summer Camp

Camp Director:

Lisa Bariso


June 17

June 24

July 8

July 15

Important Dates


1 - No School

2 - Parent Association Meeting

6- 10 - Boca Helping Hands Thanksgiving Collection

8 - Parent Association Meeting

9 - Code Red Lockdown Drill

14 - Invoice #5

16 - Family Night Out - Poke Company

20-24 - No School, Happy Thanksgiving

27- Dec. 1 - MECE Share Week

30 - Spirit Day-wear your MECE shirt

30 - Invoice #5 due

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,

Thank you for the enthusiastic support of the Parent Association – both planning and attending our


Our October MECE Family Night Out at Fresh Kitchen was a great time! Thank you to Stephanie Rasel for planning it. Please join us on Nov 16th at The Poke Company in Boca, 4-8pm. 30% will be donated back to MECE!

Trunk-Or-Treat was a fun-filled night we won’t soon forget! Thank you, Rita Fodell, for organizing the

night and its events, including your personal donation of the bounce house!! Thank you to all the

families who decorated trunks. They were so creative and fun for the kids and adults to visit. It is always

the most fun night and we are happy to continue the tradition!

Please join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, November 8 We will be discussing past and future

events, including the MECE auction, Christmas Cookie Exchange, and the Square One Art project. We

have some fun events coming up!

Wishing all of our families and teachers a wonderful break and a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

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!