News and Events for
  December, 2018 

Christmas Pageant
PPC's Christmas Pageant
Mark Your Calendar
  • Gingerbread Fun Run - Tuesday, 12/4 & Wednesday, 12/5 during your child's playground time 
  • Gingerbread Gathering Holiday Party - Thursday, 12/6 from 4:30pm - 6:30pm in Fellowship Hall 
  • December Scholastic Book Orders - due Monday, 12/10
  • Session 3 Extended Day Registration - Tuesday, 12/11 (classes will begin 1/7/19) 
  • Session 2 Extended Day Ends - Friday, 12/14.  There will be No Extended Day Classes Monday, 12/17 thru Friday, 12/21.  The Late Bird program is available until 2:30pm in place of Extended Day 12/17 thru 12/31.  Cost is $25/day for Javelinas, Geckos and Tortoises; $20/day for Owls, Roadrunners, Coyotes and Friday Desert Buddies . Space is limited to 10 children and contact the preschool office to reserve your child's spot.
  • PPC's Annual Children's Christmas Program - Sunday, 12/16 during  the 10am service in the Sanctuary.  Your preschooler has been practicing songs and is invited to sing at the program, "The Greatest Gift of All".  Families are invited to stay for cookies and hot cocoa after the service. 
  • Preschool Closed for Christmas Break - Monday, 12/24 thru Friday, 1/4/19
  • School Resumes and Session 3 Extended Day begins - Monday, 1/7/19
  • 2019 - 2020 Priority Registration - begins Monday, 1/7/2019
  • Preschool closed in observance of MLK Day - Monday, 1/21/19
  • 2019 - 2020 Open Registration for Community - begins Tuesday, 1/15
  • Preschool Closed for Parent Conversations with Teachers - Thursday, 1/31 and Friday, 2/1

Gingerbread Fun Run

It's time for our 3rd Annual Gingerbread Fun Run!  Our goal is to promote exercise while having fun!  During your child's playground time on Tuesday, December 4th (Javelinas, Geckos and Quails) or Wednesday, December 5th (Owls, Coyotes, Tortoise and Roadrunners) the children have a chance to "catch the Gingerbread man". Please have your child wear tennis shoes on their "fun run" day! For more information about the run or pledging, click here.  Proceeds benefit playground improvements.  To make a donation thru Paypal, click here

Gingerbread Gathering Holiday Party

Gingerbread pty
Decorating Gingerbread Houses

Your family is invited to attend the Annual Gingerbread Gathering Holiday Party on Thursday, December 6th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Many festive activities are planned including a visit from Santa!  There will be REAL snow to play in and enjoy, so be sure to bring gloves for your  little ones.  Cost is $20 per family and the proceeds will benefit playground and classroom improvements. Please RSVP with the preschool office.  For more info, click here.

note cards
Perfect for gift giving!
Holiday Note Cards

These beautiful note cards feature artwork made by your child and are packaged in sets of 10.  They'll be placed in your preschool mailbox on Tuesday, 12/11 and an optional, but much appreciated donation of $15 will be accepted and benefit the Reggio Journey Fund.  
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You Shop, Amazon Gives

Do you love the ease and convenience of shopping at Amazon?!?  If so, then shop at AmazonSmile and support PPP!!  On your first visit to AmazonSmile, select Pinnacle Presbyterian Day School .  This will allow us to receive donations from eligible purchases every time you shop at AmazonSmile.  They will remember your selection and all eligible purchases made will result in a donation to PPP. Click here to start shopping at AmazonSmile!  We appreciate your continued support!
God's Promise of Peace and Hope

The preschool children worked alongside Miss Melanie in the Atelier making decorative Doves that will be handed out to the congregation of Pinnacle Presbyterian Church.  These beautiful Doves symbolize hope, peace, and God's promise to us.  Each family that attends a Christmas Eve service on December 24th will receive one of these special Doves.  We hope you can join us!
Reggio Journey Fund

We are grateful for everyone's support
Due to the success of our Reggio fundraisers, the Reggio Journey Fund has raised $26K for the North American Study Tour in Reggio Emily, Italy in May, 2019.  We still have quite a ways to go before reaching our goal of $50K.  See below and mark your calendar for these fun and exciting Reggio Fundraisers.
  • PJ, Popcorn & Pizza Movie Night featuring The Grinch - This Saturday, 12/8 from 5pm - 8pm. $30 per child/$20 additional siblings. RSVP with the preschool office. 
  • Indian Cooking with Miss Juliet - Saturday, January 12th from 6pm - 8pm.  Enjoy a 3 course meal complete with henna art and belly dancing!  Cost is $65/person or $120/couple with babysitting available for an additional charge.  Space is limited and you can begin to sign up on 12/10.
  • Mom's Night in the Atelier - back by popular demand!!  Date to be determined
  • Daddy Daughter Tea Party - coming in February
  • Family Movie Night on the Green - coming in April
  • PJ, Popcorn & Pizza Movie Nights - several though out the Spring

Thank you
  • $1040 was raised during the Empty Bowl Pre-K Celebration and a check was sent to UMOM New Day Center, the largest homeless shelter in Phoenix, to help families struggling and in need.
  • The Canned Food Drive collected 578 pounds of non-perishable goods that benefit the Foothills Food Bank.  This is a valuable service for the families that live in Anthem, Black Canyon City, Carefree, Cave Creek, Desert Hills, New River, North Scottsdale, North Phoenix and Rio Verde that are trying to overcome financial challenges.
  • All Adopt-A-Family gift giving cards have all been taken from the tree and the gifts purchased can be dropped off unwrapped in the preschool office by Thursday, 12/14.  Because of your kindness, Vista Del Camino will help over 500 families this Christmas. 
  • A big "THANK YOU" to the De Graaff family and their business IceNow for their donation of snow for our Gingerbread Gathering party.  It's just not the holidays without it!  Thanks so much!!
2019 - 2020 Preschool Registration
Registration for the fall of 2019 is quickly approaching!  Priority registration begins Monday, January 7th and all Quails, Javelinas, Geckos and Tortoise classes will have packets in your preschool mailbox.  If your child has a sibling or your child is in a PreK class and coming back in the fall, stop by the office to pick up a packet. Your child's application for registration and non-refundable registration fee are due by February 1st.  Forms turned in after this date are considered late and placement will not occur until all priority applicants are  processed. You will receive notification of placement for your child on February 20th via email. If we are unable to place your child in an option of your choice, the registration fee of $250 will be refunded. Open registration for the community will begin on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 and all materials will be on our website at
Christmas Eve at Pinnacle

Monday, December 24 

  • 3 pm Communion Service
  • 5 pm Family Service with Candlelighting
  • 8 pm and 10 pm Chancel Choir with Candlelighting

Child care available for children under 3 years old

Events at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church
  • Vistas Magazine - The November/December Pinnacle Vistas is now ready to view with interesting articles and events from Pinnacle Presbyterian Church.  Click here to read.
  • Momma's with a Purpose - December 14th from 9am - 11am in the Sanctuary Nursery. 
  • Membership at Pinnacle - Are you looking for a church to call home?  Click here for more information about becoming a member of PPC.  
  • Connecting at PPC - Click here to see the many ways you can get connected in the Pinnacle's church community.
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