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You must "Opt-In" for School ClosingsPIC sends text messages for emergency and time-sensitive situations, most often school delays or closures. More general PIC messages are sent via email. When the "School Messenger" system sends a text to a new cell phone number, it automatically generates an opt...
ArtStart is a stellar evening out made possible by many of our neighbors and friends providing in-kind gifts towards our fundraising efforts. These not only make for an evening that is far more entertaining than a $30 ticket might indicate, but help us dedicate over 90% of the funds raised each fall...
This September, we welcomed 32 more children and their families to PIC by opening two new mixed-income, mixed-age preschool classrooms (3-5 years old), where 20 seats are dedicated to children who are at PIC free of charge through Pennsylvania’s PreK Counts program. PIC supporters, friends, and...
Our new hot lunch program is up and running! While not without first week glitches, the glitches were significantly fewer than we imagined. This was new for our teachers as they navigated new everything, from set-up and serving to electronic lunch tracking. This was new for our children, as they...
September 2017 Dear PIC Families, Central to PIC’s mission is the belief that building a strong community of families and staff encourages the healthy development of children. By involving parents in the many phases of Center life and helping to build meaningful connections among members of our...
MEMO Date: August 29, 2017To: All PIC families who have opted out of the lunch programFrom: Deb Green, Executive DirectorRe: Pizza Day for all! We have had a stronger-than-imagined advocacy voice for keeping our weekly Pizza Day for the children whose families have opted out of the full lunch...
MEMO Date: August 29, 2017To: All PIC families who have opted into our new lunch programFrom: Deb Green, Executive DirectorRe: PIC lunch program I am writing to update everyone on our new lunch program that will be starting Tuesday, September 5. We are delighted with the positive response, and at...
The expansion and formation of new teaching teams have given us the opportunity to rename some classrooms! The teachers (and children, too) thought about animals, insects, and birds that are local to West Philly, and have unveiled the following new names .... drumroll please ..... Butterflies (new...
With fall on the way, it's time to re-establish our stroller storage system. --Park your strollers/scooters as designated below. If we stay in our spots, there will be room for all. Spruce Infants - Ground floor storage for strollers only. No scooters here please! Spruce toddlers / preschoolers -...
Latest and Breaking News Today!Beijing and Yards Brewing Vote YES for Kids!Beijing at Penn and Yards Brewing Company are the latest in the growing list of sponsors of ArtStart 2017. Beijing’s owner Alex Yuen has provided a buffet dinner for PIC’s fall event since 2012. He and his talented staff set...