MECE Preschool and Kindergarten
February News

Thank you to Stephanie Rasel for setting up our MECE night

out at Lazy Dog. Thanks to all the families that came out too!

Social Skills

Thank you so much to Stephanie Rasel for her wonderful presentation on teaching the children about identifying their feelings, exploring their emotions, and how to recognize and name them. We look forward to her working with our students in the up coming months. We hope you will attend her workshops for parents as well.

Thank you to Erin Dhaveloose and Julie Williams for the nurse program. Our children learned the importance of washing their hands, covering their coughs, going to the doctor and medicine safety . Thank you so much for the goodie bags too!!

Lemonade Stand

Miss Gina and Miss Susan's classes made lemonade during L week. Everyone in the school got to earn a ticket for a glass by doing an act of kindness during K week. It was just delicious!!

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!

Jase Dhaveloose, Ilan Tosun,

Liam Pagani, Lenox Pagani,

Lucia Saggio, Miles Olegario

and Noelle Russo

Registration update: Many classes are already full. We still have limited openings in our 2 day Twos, and 5 day Threes. You can get three free Lunch Bunches by referring friends to MECE. Just ask us for a voucher if needed and if that family registers they hand it in to us. 

Please update contact information if needed. During our recent registration we noticed that many people didn't add a second guardian or authorized pick up persons. In some cases a name was added but no phone number or email address. It is necessary to have the emergency contact numbers just in case. Please take a moment and look at your account at Then send any new contact information to us via email.

Each student brought home a progress report in January. Your child's teacher will do another assessment and discuss your student's progress with you at a Parent Teacher Conference on April 24. You will be able to sign for a specific time for a conference through sign up genius beginning April 1.


Many of MECE's students go on to Private schools or gifted programs. The teachers invest a lot of time and energy in correctly completing the needed evaluation forms, so please submit needed forms in a timely



Summer Camp

"Let's Go to the Olympics"

Camp Registration will begin 

Monday, March 4. Registration will take place online (like school registration did in January). Look for an information sheet in your child's backpack regarding the details. Camp will run for 4 weeks- 

June 17, June 24, July 8, and July 15 from 9 am -2 pm. 

The registration fee is $50, tuition is $200 per week (must attend a minimum of two weeks). If registering siblings that aren't already on your MyProcare account, please email us their name, birthdate, and gender.


We still have openings in a few Enrichments. Please let us know if you want to add your child: STEAM on Mondays, Wiggle and Praise on Tuesdays and 6 Bricks on Wednesdays. Miss Catherine, Miss Sharon and Miss Holli's students can still sign up for Little STEAMers with Miss Sharon on Fridays.

Parents Morning Out (PMO) is open Monday-Friday for infants through three year olds. More details will be available

on the church's website.

Ready to work on your taxes?

MECE's tax id is 59-1483850

If you need a Statement with your total expenses for the year you can access this on

We need cleaned out yogurt containers, produce containers, and old news papers please.

Arabella Beckner, Alice Braga, Anastasia Fernandez,

Bella Gianakis, Joshua Kurschner, Adriana Lombardo, Henry McGinn, Jacqueline McDonough,

Katherine McDonough,

Reagan Medicott, Ilan Tosun

and Miss Sidany

Additional Programs

Early drop begins 8:15, $5


Lunch Bunch $10


STEAM on Monday, $90 for half the year  

Wiggle and Praise on Tuesdays, $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

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


5-9- Peanut Butter and Jelly collection

13- Valentine's party 2 and 4 day

14- Valentine's party 3 and 5 day

14- Invoice #8

15-MECE Board meeting

16 - Vision screening

19- No School - President's Day

23- Spirit Day

29- Invoice due

FUMC Worship Schedule
FUMC offers a Contemporary Service at 9:30 in the Gathering Place. Sunday School is 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,

We hope you are off to a good start to the New Year! We have lots of fun events coming up with the MECE PA! Our next PA meeting is

Wednesday, February 7. Please join us to discuss and plan upcoming


Family Night Out

Thank you to everyone that came out to Lazy Dog last month and to

Stephanie Rasel for planning it and all of our Family Nights Out this year! Join us next month at California Pizza Kitchen on Thursday, February 29th! Flyers coming home soon.

Bright Star Christmas Pageant Video 

We are still waiting for the Christmas Pageant video from the videographer. It should be here any day and we will send a link to share with those families that purchased a copy. There is still time to purchase, click here to order.

Square 1 Art

This past couple of weeks your children have created some beautiful pieces of artwork with their own hands. Square 1 Art sells items with the children’s art on it and gives a % back to MECE. Look out for a flyer coming home with more details in March. Thank you, Amy Kurschner, Rita Fodell, Sam Danchuk, Tricia Garofalo, Chelsey Turbyfill, Samara Latson, Kaileigh Etheridge, Vanessa Saggio, Dana da Silva, Samanta Garcia and Courtney Gavin for helping the children create their masterpieces! 

Movie Night

Our Movie Night is coming back thanks to great planning by Andrea

Sammarco. Please save the date for Saturday, February 17, for MECE Movie Night inside the Gathering Place at 6pm. Treats will be available for purchase from a Food Truck. Chairs will be supplied and bring blankets if you’d like for more fun. Flyers coming home soon!

Fun Run

Save the Date for our Fun Run February 24th ! 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!

Family Fun Day

Mark your calendar!! Family Fun Day is Saturday, March 2. You don’t want to miss this fun activity-packed day with MECE families – Petting Zoo, DJ, arts and crafts, kids game corner, STEAM table, magician, Outside the Box Food Truck and Kona Ice are all planned! Thank you to Nicole Stewart for her hard work getting things set up for us to enjoy the day. Look out for a save the date followed by a flyer coming home in the backpacks soon! Nicole is in need of volunteers for the day of the event. Admission of $10 per person will be waived for all volunteers! Click here to sign up.


Our annual auction is quickly approaching! It will be held completely on-line. Bidding starts February 29th and closes at 9pm March 2 after our Family Fun Day. The class baskets are coming in and they are amazing! The teachers are also donating some fun items such as “Teacher for the Day”, Splash Pad Popsicle Day, and Movie Party with Pizza and Ice Cream! All proceeds from the auction go directly back to MECE. Click here to check out the Auction website and register to bid.

Please look out for a flyer invitation coming home in the backpacks soon!

Teacher Appreciation Week

In April, we will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week. We do

something special for the teachers each day of the week. Agelika Doukides and Amy Kurschner have generously volunteered their time to plan and execute the week. The teachers are so grateful for this week each year and especially the volunteers that make it happen. If you’d like to help plan, please reach out to

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!