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505 E. Buck Rd
Greenville, DE, 19807
United States

(302) 472-002

Christ Church Episcopal Preschool educates young children, creates community among school, families, and church, and honors and nurtures children in the Episcopal tradition. We welcome children aged two to five in small classes where all are affirmed as children of God and are inspired and encouraged to become their best selves—socially, emotionally, academically and spiritually. 

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News

Our First-Ever Scholastic Book Fair Opens Thursday!

Jo Harney

Online Book Fair

Start shopping now!  The Online Book Fair is only available until Dec. 7.  Browse a large selection of books for children of all ages and reading levels.  Books will be delivered for free to the school before Christmas break.  Every dollar spent helps earn Scholastic Dollars for our school.

 

Save the Date!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to CCEP on Dec. 7-14.  Fair hours are from 8-1 am and 12-1 pm Dec. 7-14 in the Commons Room and 8:30-12:30 on Sunday the 10th.  The Book Fair will also be open an hour before and during the CCEP Family Christmas Party on Wednesday, Dec. 13.

 

Volunteers Needed

We need your help to make the first CCEP Scholastic Book Fair a big success!  Sign up to work 8-9 am and/or 12-1 pm Dec. 7-14. 

Christmas Party & Santa Coming Soon!

Jo Harney

Please join us for the twelfth annual CCEP Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 13th from 5 to 7 p.m.  (Please note that after-care ends at 5:00 p.m. that day.)  We'll have dinner for children, light bites for adults, visits with Santa, holiday crafts, and a Christmas sing-along with Dr. D.  Photos will be taken by Kristin Finio, our staff photographer, and will be made available to you in digital form at no charge.  We need help in two ways:  volunteer to help set up, decorate, serve, and/or clean up; bring some easy food items listed here on our Signup Genius. 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084fafa62ea5fc1-ccep1

 

 

Back to School Night for Parents

Jo Harney

Welcome back to school!  Please join us on Wednesday, September 20 at 6:15 p.m., when parents are invited to assemble in the chapel for a brief introduction to the Episcopal Identity of our school.  At 6:30, we will adjourn to the classrooms where you will hear from your child's teachers about the daily schedule, classroom objectives, and special events, and will also have an opportunity to ask questions and meet other parents.  At 7:00 p.m., please join us in the gym for a wine and cheese reception with a greeting from the President of the Parent Association, Marianne Archbell, and our Rector, Ruth Beresford. 

Yearbooks are Coming!

Jo Harney

We expect our yearbooks to arrive on August 21.  They will be a beautiful and fun look back at the year just completed.  The pages will help you remember special moments of 2016-17, in chapel, classrooms, gym, and outdoors.  You may purchase your yearbook by clicking below.  We will let you know when the books are ready for pickup.  We can also mail them to you, if you prefer.  Enjoy!

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Open House - May 22

Jo Harney

Please spread the news!  We are hosting an Open House on May 22 from 9 to 11 a.m.  Invite your friends, and tell them to invite their friends.  Share it on Facebook.  Help us get the word out that this will be a great morning to tour our campus, inside and out, meet with current families, have a Q & A with the Head of School, and experience what makes a Christ Church education so valuable.  Ask your friends to RSVP to dgilliam@christchurchde.org

Underwearness Campaign

Jo Harney

Our Underwearness Campaign launches in April (but the collection bins are already in place).  Did you know that underclothing is not available at a Goodwill or Salvation Army thrift store?  This means that families who depend on these kinds of services are often unable to obtain these important items.  Please pick up a few packages of extra underwear or socks the next time you are out shopping.  Drop them in the collection bins on either floor of the preschool and we will donate them to the Claymont Community Center, who in turn makes sure that they go to needy families.  Let’s fill our bins!

Easter Baskets for Needy Children

Jo Harney

It is time for the Easter Baskets project where we collect Easter baskets filled with treats and toys for local preschool children. We have “adopted” a number of children, and you may choose one or more of these children for whom to create a basket.  Suggested gifts are provided for each age level and gender.  If you would like to choose an Easter basket, please use this link to sign up:

CCEP Easter Basket Sign Up

  • Contents should be treats and toys: things like Easter candy and individual snacks, or in the case of infants, baby food pouches and first finger foods. Toys could include stuffed animals, play figures, coloring books and crayons, stickers, board books or paperback picture books, small games, etc.

  • Suggested value of $20-25, not including cost of basket itself

  • Baskets should be wrapped inside a plastic bag and clearly tagged for your selected recipient (i.e. "M1, MALE, 7 months")  (Denise has these tags.)

  • Please drop items in box near Denise's office by Friday, April 7, 2017.

Try to include your child in the choosing of gifts; what a great example you’ll be for developing his/her own compassion and generosity!

Parenting Class: Raising a Motivated Child

Jo Harney

Does your child appear unmotivated?  Does he/she give up easily?  Does he/she appear to lack determination?  Join us for a presentation that will cover everything parents need to know about motivation in order to raise a thriving, happy, responsible child.  We will share cutting edge research that shows the best approach to take.  You will leave this presentation with clear, easy-t-understand ideas that you can begin to implement immediately. 

Presented by Erin Taylor & Sue DeCaro, PCI Certified Parent Coaches

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 8:45 to 10:15 a.m.  Please RSVP to dgilliam@christchurchde.org. 

Leapfrog Challenge 2017

Jo Harney

Great news—our Leapfrog Challenge 2017 was a great success with the final standings as follows:

 

Board of Trustees – 94%

Vestry – 65%

Faculty & Staff – 59%

Grandparents – 52%

Current Parents – 46%

It's never too late to donate; you can do so by clicking here

Homeless to Homes: An Evening with Kathy Izard

Jo Harney

Homeless to Homes:  An Evening with Kathy Izard

Friday, March 3 at 5:30 PM

Join us for an inspiring evening as Kathy Izard speaks about her journey to change the world, one family at a time.  Kathy was an award-winning graphic designer in Charlotte, North Carolina before successfully launching the pilot program, Homeless to Homes, for the Urban Ministry Center in 2007.  She successfully demonstrated this Housing First program could succeed and led the city-wide effort to raise $10 million to build Moore Place, Charlotte’s first permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless men and women.  She has also written an inspirational nonfiction book, published in October 2016, entitled The Hundred Story Home: A Journey of Homelessness, Hope, and Healing.  Kathy lives in Charlotte with her husband and four daughters.  The evening starts with dinner and a book signing from 5:30 to 6:15 PM; Kathy speaks from 6:15 to 7:15 PM and concludes with a time of Q&A until 8 PM. The cost for this event (which includes dinner) is $10.  Please add an additional $15 if you would like a copy of Kathy’s book. Childcare will be available. To register and pay for this event, visit Evening with Kathy Izard - Homeless to Homes.