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Updated 3/13/20: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 Day of Play has been cancelled. More information about any community events and gatherings will be communicated as it becomes available. Mark your calendars for PIC's Day of Play on Saturday, April 25. Then tell friends and neighbors about this...
Updated 3/13/20: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 Day of Play has been cancelled. More information about any community events and gatherings will be communicated as it becomes available. Help coordinate our 4th annual Day of Play. Held this year on April 25, this is a FREE nature-infused...
Dear PIC Community, With federal health officials warning of the potential spread of the coronavirus in the United States, I want to take this opportunity to share some of our proactive planning should infection situations arise in our area. PIC will rely on guidance from local and federal health...
PIC says a resounding thank you to the City Block Team for returning as a PIC Business Sponsor in 2020! Jeff “City” Block has been a strong supporter of PIC over the years, and his continued sponsorship makes a meaningful impact on the lives of Philadelphia children and their families. Thank you...
a monthly message from Deb Green The transition to Kindergarten is a very big change for children and their families. It is also something that most families will soon face. Preparing for this transition can be extremely anxiety provoking. For parents, Kindergarten marks the end of an era of early...
Our annual week-long celebration of our teachers is coming on March 2. It is a time when the Board, administrators, and families recognize our teachers for the hard work that they do each day. We have a wonderful tradition of families posting notes of appreciation outside the classroom for each...
Please remember that if you wish to be granted a summer leave, you must notify Enrollment Coordinator, Grace Piana, by completing this online leave form by Friday, March 30, 2020. Four to ten weeks of absence may be taken between June 12 – August 26. Please also let us know about shorter vacation...
It is time to sign-up to join this year’s round of Community Potluck Dinners to be held Sunday, March 8 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. These potlucks are organized annually by the Community Connections Committee. This year, there will be nine potluck locations, each hosted in a PIC family's home. Attending a...
In a Global Community The 2019 novel coronovirus is all over the news, and last week PIC received several emails with information and fact sheets to share with families about the illness. As always, please know that PIC teachers and staff follow strict health and safety protocols everyday to reduce...
This is the time of year when many children approach the older end of the age range in their current classroom. It is a time when families begin to have questions about children moving to the next age group. Frequently Asked Questions What are “Move-ups?” “Move-ups” is the term we use at PIC to...