News and Events for
  November, 2018  
Empty Bowl 2
PreK Empty Bowl Celebration

Mark Your Calendar
  • School Wide Canned Food Drive - Thursday, 11/1 thru Thursday, 11/15
  • Cottontail Registration - Winter/ Spring Registration for Priority families begins 11/1 and opens to the community on 11/15 
  • Scholastic Book Orders - Deadline to order is Monday, 11/5
  • Superhero Training Academy - Mother/Son event on Saturday, 11/10 from 3pm - 5pm
  • Preschool Closed - Monday, 11/12 in observance of Veterans Day
  • PreK Empty Bowl Celebration- Wednesday, 11/14 at 11:30am on the playground for Owls, Coyotes, and Roadrunner classes
  • Optional Vision, Hearing, Speech Screenings - Thursday, 11/15 and Friday, 11/16   
  • PJ's, Pizza & Popcorn Movie Night -Saturday, 11/17 from 5pm - 8pm featuring The Incredibles
  • Preschool Closed - Wednesday, 11/21 thru Friday, 11/23 in observance of Thanksgiving 
  • Mom's Night in the Atelier - Friday, 11/30 from 7pm - 9pm 
  • Gingerbread Fun Run - Tuesday, 12/4 & Wednesday, 12/5 during your children's playground time - more info to come
  • Gingerbread Gathering Party - Thursday, 12/6 from 4:30pm - 6:30pm in Fellowship Hall - more info to come
  • PPC's Annual Christmas Pageant - Sunday, 12/16 during 10am service in Sanctuary.  Your preschooler has been practicing songs and is invited to sing at the pageant
Beyond Blessed!

We'd like to thank everyone that donated and/or came to our Annual Family Fun Night and Silent Auction! Because of your generosity, the Silent Auction was a HUGE success and raised $21,310 with $1950 of it from the Wine Pull & Raffle Drawing.  Proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit the Scholarship Fund and the money raised from the Wine Pull & Raffle will benefit the Reggio Journey Fund.  A special thank you to the Sunshine Committee for providing yummy baked goods in the Atelier for the evening.  Thank you!
Empty Bowl Project & Food Drive

The children of the Owls, Coyotes and Roadrunner classes each made a clay bowl by hand and will share a simple 500 calorie meal together on Wednesday, November 14th at 11:30am.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the celebration!  A donation of $15 per bowl will be accepted and all money raised will benefit UMOM New Day Centers of Phoenix.  UMOM was founded in 1964 and is the largest homeless shelter for families in Arizona.  Last year through the support from families and Marjon Ceramics, we donated $1500 to UMOM.  To read more about the Empty Bowl Project, click  here.

In conjunction with the Empty Bowl Project, ALL classes are collecting non-perishable canned food from November 1st thru 15th. Help us fight hunger by dropping your donation in the collection bins located in the courtyard.
Superhero Training Academy

Calling all Superheros!  Grab your Momma, Grandma, Aunt or other important lady in your life and join us on Saturday, November 10th from 3pm - 5pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Dress up as your favorite hero for an afternoon of Super Hero fun!  We will have games, snacks, crafts and a photographer on hand to snap a photo of you and your special date.  Cost is $40 per combo and proceeds benefit the Reggio Journey Fund.  Space is limited, so RSVP today by calling the office or clicking here.  
Mom's Night in the Atelier

Grab your girlfriends and join us in the Atelier for a night of painting Friday, November 30th from 7pm - 9pm.  Miss Melanie will lead the group in creating a festive holiday ornament painting that you can customize with your own personal touch.  Light snacks and refreshments will be served for your enjoyment while you create and meet other Moms.  We have limited the number of participants to 20, so sign up before the spaces are gone!  Cost is $40 per person and all proceeds benefit the Reggio Journey Fund.
PJ's, Pizza & Popcorn Movie Nights

Drop your child off in their PJ's with a blanket and pillow and you'll get a date night out!  Pinnacle staff will be babysitting children ages 3-10 years old.  We supply the pizza, popcorn, and a movie!  Cost for these movie nights are $30 for the first child and $20 for each additional sibling.   RSVP with the preschool office or click here.  All proceeds raised benefit the Reggio Journey Fund.
                                          
November 17th   5pm - 8pm

December 8th
5pm - 8pm

Kids Snack Set

In an effort to be more Eco-friendly, we started off the year using kid size washable serving dishes, bowls and cups in all of the classrooms.  Because they have been such a hit with the children, we're offering complete sets to purchase (plate, bowl and cup)along with a beautifully laminated place mat.  These unique place mats are collaborative pieces done by children of PPP and your child can use them to play "Eye Spy" during mealtime. P urchase one set for the low price of $10 each, or two for $15.  All proceeds benefit the Reggio Journey Fund.
Cottontail Spring Registration

Cottontail
Registration is now open to our priority families for the Winter/Spring session of the Cottontail Class.  Held on Mondays, it will run from January 7th thru May 13th.  The Cottontail Class is an introduction to the preschools Reggio Inspired environment and gives the opportunity for toddlers to learn and play without having to separate from their parents and caregivers.  Click here for more info or to register.
Preschool Blo g

Click on the link below to learn more about the Reggio Emilia Five State Tour that a portion of our staff will experience in May, 2019.

Friendly Reminders 

  • If your child will be absent due to vacation or illness, please notify the preschool office by 9am.  Your child's teachers will be notified and notices posted, if necessary.  
  • Check your parent mailbox on a regular basis for time sensitive communication from your child's teachers, the preschool office or other information about events from the church or preschool families.  
  • Please help us keep the environment inviting for everyone by encouraging your child to cleaning up after themselves before leaving for the day.  This includes the outdoor environment and courtyard.
  • To review the preschool's Parent Handbook, click here.
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 - November 16th from 9am - 10:30am in the Sanctuary, Upper Level Nursery 
  • Membership at Pinnacle - Are you looking for a church to call home?  Click here for more information about becoming a member of PPC.
  • Wednesdays at Pinnacle - A program designed for all ages from 3 to 93 years.  The evening includes dinner at 5:00 pm, with an opportunity to assist in creating the meal at 4:45 pm, Christian Education classes, and mission opportunities. Membership is open to all. For further information, please contact Hillary Mackowski, Director of Children's Ministries.
  • Connecting at PPC - Click here to see the many ways you can connect with Pinnacle's church community.
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