At the end of this month we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. Peninsula has much to be thankful for: our highly skilled and dedicated teachers, a program that allows us to be as innovative as possible, parents and grandparents who are not only supportive but are ready to jump in and help, a Board of Directors who provides us vision and leadership, and most important, we are thankful to have the privilege of working with your children.
For over 41 years, Peninsula has provided one of the most comprehensive early childhood education programs in the city. I feel that the most important aspect of our program is that we do not stand pat, but are continually striving to improve.
While it’s nice to look back and see what we have done, I feel that it is more exciting to look forward as we continue to maintain and improve the total experience your child receives at Peninsula. The accomplishments of our school are not through the work of one person, but the efforts of many. What I have found is that Peninsula is a community where our families, Board and staff all work together to make the center the best it can be.
For the last year our Board and staff with the help of the Social Ventures Partners of Portland have been developing a three year strategic plan. This will be the blue print for our growth and development as a center for the next few years. We hope to have it completed by the end of this year and begin its implementation in 2013. Once it is finalized I will be happy to share it with you.
Lastly I want to remind all of you about our new Parents Night Out / Kids Night In program that takes place the first Friday of each month from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. The program provides arts and crafts, playtime, story time, and dinner. Please see or email Tracy or Amber for details. I hope that many of you had a wonderful time at our annual Harvest Festival. It was fun to see the costumes that some of our students and family members wore. I want to thank the Junior League of Portland and participating staff members Kym, Trish, Amber and Terry.
On behalf of our staff and Board I want to wish all of you a HAPPY and SAFE Thanksgiving.