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Each year, PIC brings photographers in to take photos of our children. This year photographers from Lifetouch will be at PIC on Wednesday, December 4 and Thursday, December 5-- a little later than past years. We have exciting news to share that has prompted some changes to Picture Days. Lifetouch...
a monthly message from Deb Green Some moments are transformative. One of my own such moments happened many years ago when I was a fairly new teacher leading a morning meeting with a group of three and four-year-olds. We were singing the then quite popular children’s song “The Ten Little Indians,”...
(including Summer 2019) Safety and Security Improvements: Installed outdoor tone generator so that everyone outside can hear an alarm in an emergency situation. Installed three exterior cameras. This is in addition to cameras already installed at the Sweet, Spruce and Stucco building entrances. The...
PIC parent (and Tree Philly Program Manager) Erica Smith Fichman spearheaded an exciting tree replacement project that culminated with a tree planting circle this morning on PIC's Magic Circle Nature Playground . Erica and PIC Facility Assistant Josh Harmony both have children in PIC's Butterflies...
Photo credit: With Love Grace Anne Photography ArtStart 2019 was great night out for PIC families, alumni, & friends! Together, we raised over $40,000 to give more families the chance to send their children to PIC with tuition assistance. Guests admired over 200 children's masterpieces and bid on...
Here are a few things to know to make your evening more enjoyable! Start in the Small Gym Your first stop of the night will be the Small Gym to pick up your name tag, program and bid number. Child Care for ArtStart Upon arrival, please proceed directly to the Small Gym at 5:30 pm. If you stop in the...
Thank you to everyone who was able to came out to help us get ready for ArtStart and do some clean-up around campus. FIVE TONS of sand shoveled and dumped sandbox. Yes, five tons! Plus, over 200 pieces of art mounted. Outdoor space cleaned up, and more.
We are so grateful for these local businesses that signed on as 2019 ArtStart Sponsors. Their support is giving more of Philadelphia's young children and their families the chance to have high quality early learning and school-age experiences. The Forman Family Foundation Jeff "City" Block STARR...
We are so excited for a great night at ArtStart 2019! If you were unable to purchase a ticket, consider making a donation to the event . Don't you believe that all children deserve a high quality start, regardless of zip code? Your gift will support tuition assistance, helping more families who are...
BYOB...bring your own basket, along with items to the Wrap Up Party. Reps from each classroom will bring their baskets and items to the A-Z Room from 5 - 6:30 pm to get them ready for ArtStart. The way your basket looks impacts how well it will sell. Cellophane, ribbon, and other supplies provided.