Speak up for Peninsula!
Peninsula Children's Center has benefited tremendously from the City of Portland Children's Levy over the years. To make sure that Peninsula and Early Childhood Education remain a top priority in the next round of funding, please join us for Community Input Meeting from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22nd at the North Portland Library, 512 N. Killingsworth St.
Ken has talking points that you can incorporate into your testimony, and of course your own experiences here at Peninsula are the stories that will make an impression in the minds of the committee members. Please join us if you can! Contact Ken with any questions (503-280-0534, ext. 21 or email@example.com).
Summer Fun Events
Thank you to all of the parents, board members, and staff members who helped out at our Peninsula table this summer. We had a great time at the North and Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways and at the Mississippi Street Fair. These events are a great way to be involved in our community and spread the word about our programs in order to keep our classrooms full and thriving. We appreciate all of your help in our efforts!
If you missed these events, there's still one more this summer: the Alberta Street Fair this Saturday, August 10. Please contact Ken to volunteer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Did you know that our Toddler, Junior and Preschool classrooms enjoy music and movement with Mr. Ben
every Friday? This is a wonderful enrichment to our curriculum, and the kids and teachers just love it!
The children and teachers sing, dance, play, and make music together. The emphasis is on having fun while experiencing and making music in a positive and predictable environment. The Singers and Stompers curriculum is designed to make musical terms and concepts approachable for children, to demystify music and musical instruments, and specifically to always relate back to the four properties of music: Pitch (low / high), Timbre (Tonal quality — rough / smooth or bright / warm), Rhythm (fast / slow), and Dynamics (loud / quiet).
Parents Night Out / Kids Night In!
We have a great evening of fun activities and a yummy dinner planned for this Friday, August 9, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. with Teacher Megan. The cost is $15 per child. It is open to current students and friends and relatives of current students. Children ages 2 – 8 are welcome to attend. Children do not need to be potty trained. Please talk with Tracy (503-280-0534, ext. 36 or email@example.com) or your child's teacher to sign up today!
We will host Parents Night Out / Kids Night In on the second Friday of every month throughout this fiscal year (and hopefully beyond). If you want to plan ahead, those dates (all Fridays) are: September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13, January 10, February 7, March 14, April 11, May 9 and June 13.