MECE Preschool and Kindergarten
December News

Wishing you and yours the blessings of the season.

Thank you to the Boca Raton Library for the amazing surprise! They came and told the children fun stories about healthy harvest and health foods.

Thank you to everyone who came out to Lucille's Bad to the Bone. Thank you Stephanie Spagnoli for another great MECE night out.

Thank you to Diane Rabb, Lauren Chaissan, Elizabeth Frank,
Shelby Williams and the all the parents that helped out at our amazing "Family Fun Day"!! Everyone had a wonderful time on the pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, games and magic show!! We still have a few MECE limited edition anniversary shirts available for $15.

Thank you to Stephanie Bryan, a local author, who came read her book about gratitude to the children. This was so appropriate for this time of year.

Thank you for the generous donations to Boca Helping Hands. That is a huge help to so many families.

We are looking forward to the Kindergarten class going to Happy Holiday Christmas Trees on Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach. Each year they donate a Christmas tree to MECE. We can't wait to show you pictures of it with handmade decorations!

Everyone enjoyed themselves despite the bad weather!
Thank you for helping feed needy families in our community.
Celebrating 50 Years of Enriching
 Children's Lives
Thank you to Stephanie Bryan, a local author, who came read her book about gratitude to the children. This was so appropriate for this time of year.
Important Dates

2-Polar Express Rides
2-Pajama collection due
7-Parent Association Christmas Breakfast
9-Fours and Kindergarten classes sing at Night in Bethlehem
10-Threes classes sing at Night in Bethlehem
15-Invoice #6
16-Spirt Day (wear your MECE shirt)-taking a picture of children in a 50 shape
19-Christmas Party 3 day and 5 day
20-Christmas Party-2 day, 4 day and Kindergarten
21-Bright Star Christmas Pageant
21-Twos and Sr. Twos dismiss at 11:15am
22 - Jan. 3 - NO School - Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
31-Invoice #6 due
A Night in Bethlehem
Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 FUMC is hosting a night in Bethlehem from 5:30-8. MECE Threes, Fours and Kindergarteners will be performing at 6 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.
Thank you to all of our amazing families that came to Family Fun Day, and participated in our auction. It was a great way to kick off the celebration of 50 years here at MECE. Thank you to all of our auction winners and gift donors:
Elena Baltajieva, John Engler, The Sharpe Family, The Luppino Family, The McMillian Family, The Halley Family, The Frank Family, The Darch Family, The Beaulieu Family, The Aponte Family, The Almazan Family, The Williams Family, The McElwee Family, The Coyle Family, The Williams Family, The Rabb Family, The Chaissan Family, The Campbell Family, The Postma Family, The Hatfield Family, The Rask Family, The Fodell Family, The Gross Family, The Mirable Family, The Saggio Family, The Pascari Family, The Toma Family, The Ambrogio Family, The LaSalle Family, The Papaioannou Family, The Koscso Family, The White Family, Miss Cathy, Miss Lisa, Miss Jillian, Miss Sandie and Miss Cindy.

Christmas Potluck Party
Join us on December 7th in the Center Room for our annual Christmas Potluck Party. Join us for a relaxing morning with food, and beverages as a way to kick off the holidays! We will be holding a contest for the best dishes! Top 3 in both the Teacher and the parent category will win a prize? Not a great cook? That's ok! Come by and help decide who will be our winners. Everyone is welcome, including children. 

Bright Star Christmas Pageant DVD's
We are currently looking for a videographer for the Christmas Pageant. DVD's will go on sale once we have a confirmed vendor. If you or someone you know is a videographer please let us know! Contact Diane 561-756-5875 with any questions or referrals.

Our first meeting of the 2023 year is January 11 at 9:15am in the Center Room which is located in the MECE building.

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 Diane.

As we look to next year, think about how you would like to participate at MECE. The Parent Association is currently looking for a Vice President and a Secretary, as well as a Movie Night Coordinator and a Teacher Appreciation Coordinator. As many of you know, this is my final year at MECE. While it has been my pleasure serving as President, someone will need to step up into this role next year. If you are interested in any of these roles please let me know! The Directory Coordinator, Constantina Mirable, who has served for 2 years is also moving on this year. If you are interested in taking over please let us know so she can answer any questions you may have! I would like to begin the turnover process soon, so you can be familiar with the many events that take place throughout the year. There are so many of you that could fill these roles, and do a wonderful job at them. MECE's future's so bright!
Many blessings to you all,
Parent Association President
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MECE is eligible for both Step Up for Students and AAA Scholarships!