Notes from Sue, Education Director
Family Input Strengthens Program
We highly value your input and want to thank a couple of families this month who have made a significant difference here at Peninsula. Some of you may have noticed the new lights, heaters, and awnings on the Junior/Preschool deck which is making this a more pleasant play space in the cold, wet winter months. This project, which we got funded through grants came directly from the suggestion of parent Dylan Williams. Thank you Dylan for sharing your inspiration with us; it was a great idea and is making that space so much nicer for the children!
Still to come, later in the year as part of the same grant, will be a preschool climbing wall and safety mats. We would also like to thank the Nike Employee Grant Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation and Portland Development Commission’s Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area Community Livability Grant for funding this great program improvement.
Another parent who stepped forward to make a difference is Kelsey Snook. Kelsey is a member of our Board of Directors and recently stepped forward to start a new family committee. Thirteen families have already signed up to join the committee and the first meeting will be held soon. Thank you families! Please watch for notice of the first meeting and let Natalie or Kelsey know if you are interested in joining. All Peninsula families are welcome. You can contact Kelsey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Because we want to offer as many ways as possible for families to share their great ideas and input about the program we have installed a new family suggestion box just to the left of the security door as you are walking in. We would love to hear your feedback on the program – both things you are happy about and appreciate as well as your ideas for improvements.