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DPCC Newsletter November-January 2010/11 News from the Director I have enjoyed meeting with you in the Curriculum Coffees - I hope you have found them to be helpful and informative. We begin the great holiday season with Halloween, followed closely by Thanksgiving, and then Christmas. It is such a privilege to share the holidays with the children - to glimpse and remember their absolute wonder and glee in things seen and heard for the first time. We do our best to keep the holidays pretty low key since the children’s sense of time isn’t well developed yet - especially for the PMO, 2 year olds, and 3 year olds. The 4 and 5 year olds celebration of this holiday season is a bit more ramped up with the Thanksgiving Service on Friday, November 19th at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary, and the Christmas Nativity and Party on Friday, December 17th at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please mark your calendars for these wonderful events! I have a couple of administrative things: Please do not turn off your cell phone while your child is at DPCC. We will only call you if it is necessary and if we do call you, we really need for you to take the call. My Yahoo email account is closed. If you need to email me, please use my church address or my gmail account Please remember to phone in any last minute Lunch Bunch request, please do not email these requests. Thank you for your involvement and participation in the life of DPCC - your gifts of time and talent are so dear and valuable to your child’s experience here. -Ellen

Upcoming Events Annual auction: SAVE THE DATE – Friday, March 4th. Please join us at The Trolley Barn in Inman Park for a night of fun and friends to benefit DPCC. We look forward to seeing you there.

Announcements Halloween potluck Congratulations to Sarah Vandenberg (mom of Lucas and Everett) who won the raffle at the Halloween Potluck! Sarah will receive two free tickets to the auction March 4th. Thank you to everyone who donated wine for the event. We collected over six cases so far. We can't wait to see everyone at the auction this Spring. If you are interested in volunteering in any way, please contact Cristin Davis or Barbara Fisher. Thanks Fall fund raising Thank you to all who participated in our fund raising efforts during October. DPCC profited $600 from the fall book fair. We also were able to raise over $750 from wreath sales.

DPCC Newsletter Gentle Reminders Pick Up Times: PMO - 11:45 - 12:00 noon. 2 year olds - ll:50-11:55 3 year olds - 11:55 - 12:00 noon 4 year olds - 12 noon - 12:05 Kindergarten - MF 12 noon, TWTH 2:15 Please err on the side of being early to pick up your child. We will begin charging late fees for pick ups after these designated times. If you are picking up more than one child of more than one age, you should pick up by the youngest child’s time. Please inform us if someone else is picking up your child. PMO 1. Now that the weather is getting cooler, please remember to label all jackets and sweaters. We all go outside so make sure your child has socks and shoes. 2. Please remember that DPCC is a peanut-free school. This includes PMO. Please do not send peanut butter sandwiches or any peanut product for lunch.

Faces from DPCC Barbara Fisher PMO

Claire Toole 4 day 4s

Leslie Joiner PMO

Jennifer Campbell 3 day 2s

Nigist Woldegiyorgi PMO

Becky Hart 2 day 3s

Sally Gutzke 5 day 3s

Lori McMahan Music

Calendar November 17, Wednesday - DPCC Council Meeting, 12 noon, M202. November 18, Thursday - Rehearsal for the 4 and 5 year olds Thanksgiving Service. November 19, Friday - 4 and 5 year olds lead Thanksgiving Service, 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary. November 22 - November 26 - SCHOOL CLOSED. December 8, Wednesday - DPCC Board Meeting, 12 noon, M202. December 15, Wednesday - DPCC Council Meeting, 4:30 p.m., DPCC Office. December 17, Friday - 4 & 5 year olds’ Nativity & Party, 10:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall. EARLY DISMISSAL - ALL CLASSES - 11:00 A.M. December 20 - January 3 - SCHOOL CLOSED. January 4 - Children return to DPCC! January 12, Wednesday - DPCC Board meeting, 12 noon, M202. January 17, Monday - SCHOOL CLOSED FOR MLK’S BIRTHDAY. January 19, Wednesday - DPCC Council meeting, 4:30 p.m., DPCC office. January 21, Friday - NO LUNCH BUNCH, STAFF MEETING. January 28, Friday - OPEN HOUSE (NO CLASSES) 9-12 NOON, 2011-12 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION BEGINS.