Happy Spring to all our Patti’s Families,
It is hard to believe we are counting down the last five weeks of the school year! We are excited to be able to bring back our Spring Paint a Pot community event and fundraiser and hope you can join us on May 26th from 5:30-7 for a crafty potluck! There have not been many opportunities for our Patti’s Families to come together the past two years and we look forward to bringing back this fun evening. All funds raised will be added to the Patti’s Play Center Scholarship Fund. The $15 per child registration fee also includes all supplies. Siblings are welcome, but space is limited so please sign up soon! Here is a link to the Google form that Patti’s President, Christine Shakleton, created for the event: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tRT9yrBL4UH44Syzt3Zc49ONWFkRpI0oVl12_NXMYfY/edit#gid=0. Payments can be made in cash, by check to MIPCP, or by venmo to @Christine Shakleton.
We also have a Playground Playdate and Open House scheduled for Saturday June 4th from 10-12 and would love for you to join us. Patti’s still has some space open Tuesday-Friday for the fall, and as we will be doing classroom tours and providing registration information for the 2022/2023 school year, please help us by telling any families you know with Patti’s aged kiddos about the Open House. You can also forward the attached flyer to any local friends or groups who might have kiddos who would be interested in learning about Patti’s Play Center.
You may know that we share our campus with Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN) and they are holding their Spring Carnival from 10-2 on June 4th at Rotary Park, so you can drop by Patti’s Open House and then stroll over for some Carnival fun with YTN! https://youththeatre.org/on-stage/spring-carnival/?preview=true
Patti’s End of Year Celebration will be held on the playground after the last day of school on June 17th from 12-1. We will have snacks and treats and hope to see all our Patti’s families, including those who do not attend on Fridays.
A Housekeeping note: At the beginning of June you will receive an invoice that includes both May and June. We need to have any lunch bunch requests for June by May 25th, We will not be able to accept any lunch bunch or drop-in requests after that date. If your child is on our weekly lunch bunch list we will not be able to refund any schedule changes after May 25th.
We enjoyed the spring sunshine on the playground yesterday and today – it made a lovely change from the rain we had last week! We hope to have more sunny days over the next weeks, but given the frequent weather changes please make sure your child comes to school with a jacket that can withstand playing in light rain. We get outside as much as possible, and some days the weather changes abruptly while we are out on the playground. We do not want anyone to be uncomfortable when those raindrops start to fall!
Thank you all for being a part of the Patti’s Play Center Classroom Community!
Jennifer Cathey-RobertsDirector, Patti’s Play Center