Most school newsletters in June are thanking parents, teachers, and volunteers for a great year of school and hoping that all of their students will have a great summer. This is not the case at Peninsula. Here at Peninsula we are only closed for 12 days during the year, and four of those days are for staff training. Even our school age programs begin summer camp (we still have openings) the day after school closes, June 13. This year we have combined our summer camp programs to one campus. Camp will be at Sabin from 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
We realize that it is important to you our families that we never close. We want you to know that you can count on us for quality care and education for your children year round.
We plan on being involved in some fun events this summer, and if you have a few hours to spare we could use your help. On Sunday, June 10, we are participating in the Rose Festival Community Fair at Waterfront Park from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. On Sunday, June 24, we will be at the Sunday Parkways from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. On Saturday, July, from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. we are going to be at the Mississippi Street Fair, and on Saturday, August 11 we will be at the Alberta Street Fair from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Please contact me if you can volunteer at any or all of the above, or would like more information (503.280.0534, ext. 21 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lastly it is with sadness that we say good-by to Andrea who has been at the Center for more than 5 years. She will be leaving Peninsula at the end of June due to government funding cuts. Andrea has been the type of staff person that if you needed something done you asked her even if it was not even close to her job description. For example….she has driven the school bus when the driver was sick, and cooked lunch for the entire school when our cook was suddenly absent. The school will miss her positive attitude, and I will miss the professionalism and knowledge that she brought to her position. I wish her nothing but success for the future, and hope that she will be a frequent visitor to Peninsula.