A Year at a Glance

We’ve realized through the years that until parents and children experience the first year of preschool it’s hard to even comprehend what a special  journey preschool is because it is unique in its own way. It is a step out into the world; yet still protected.

Preschool is a place for children as well as parents because no child comes alone.  This page is intended to help families get a small glimpse into a year.

August

School Site Visits

A special one-on-one visit between your child and one of his/her classroom teachers the week before school starts. Transition to preschool and to the new school year with a personally scheduled meeting that is just between your child, parents and the classroom teacher. What we consider to be the best start!

Welcome Orientation

The week before school starts and after school site visits students and parents are invited to Preschool again for our Welcome Orientation. This is just parents. Child care is not provided because we want to make sure that when our students are on campus, they experience preschool as they would experience it each and every time! Our staff is involved in the orientation too! This is a required event for one parent to attend so please mark your calendars.

First Days of School

September

Parent Involvement Kicks Off

Our Preschool is about community and getting involved- somehow and someway. The second week of school all committees for the school year kick-off.

October and November

Back to School Night

An adult-only, highly attended night in our classrooms. We dig deep into what to expect in the coming year from a curriculum and program perspective. A time to meet other parents, ask questions and make something special for your child. A very special PCP night.

Annual Fundraising Kicks Off Officially

Two Annual Fundraisers (Annual Benefit and PLC Open) support the gap between what PCP receives in our operating budget from tuition and helps us to function at the highest level of quality while keeping tuition at an affordable level. Fundraiser dollars go directly to the children for materials that we otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford on an annual basis as well as much needed capital improvements.

Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

The fall parent teacher conferences are a time for checking-in and goal setting. This is a great time to have conversations about how a student is progressing and discuss any concerns about the coming year.

Special Events and Service Projects

In the thick of October and November we have many special events and service projects such as Fall Festival, Feast Day, Black and Orange Day, Thanksgiving Service Week.

December

Women’s Christmas Dessert

An all preschool, church and community event put on by Peñasquitos Christian Preschool with the support of other PLC departments and many volunteers. An aspect of this event is a Preschool fundraiser but moreover this event seeks to be a wonderful holiday women’s gathering that reaches a multi-generational audience. Many current preschool moms attend as well as alumni.

Christmas Chapel & Party

For students and families we celebrate Christmas with a special Chapel and class parties to follow.

Preschool Christmas Program

A lovely evening watching the little ones share the Christmas story through song and scripture.

PLC Christmas Eve Services

Peñasquitos Lutheran Church has many services on Christmas Eve. If you do not already have a church home or a place to worship, we invite you to worship with us.

January and February

Annual Benefit

On a Saturday evening in February the Annual Benefit for Peñasquitos Christian Preschool. A fun and fabulous night out with your friends from the preschool. This is a highly successful event and we count on the support of our parent community.

March and April

Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

The spring parent teacher conferences we will provide a more formal assessment/narrative. A great time to discuss what is ahead for the coming school year.

Easter Chapel & Party

For students and families we celebrate Easter with a special Chapel and class parties to follow.

PLC Easter Services

Peñasquitos Lutheran Church has many services on Easter. If you do not already have a church home or a place to worship, we invite you to worship with us.

May and June

PLC Open Golf Tournament

The Preschool’s other annual fundraiser. We need many parents to support, attend, underwrite, donate and volunteer for this highly successful event.

Mother’s Day Tea

A wonderful day with your preschooler.

Last Chapel and Class Celebration

For students and families to celebrate our year together.

Daddy Day

A wonderful day with your preschooler.