IPC Day School

IPC Day School

Friday, December 11, 2015

Elves on the Shelves at Emmet O'Neal Library

There is lots going on at the Emmet O'Neal Library!

Find the Elves on the EOL Shelves any day through Dec. 23rd and earn a prize!

Star Wars Week - Star Wars stories, crafts and characters at all regular story times Dec. 14-17 including:
Jedi Training Dec. 15, 3:30, K-2nd grade
Craft Wars - Dec. 15, 6:00, all ages
Learn the Force With Luke and Leia - Movers and Makers, Dec. 16, 1:30, 3-5 year olds, please register at www.eolib.org or 879-0497

Three Year Olds Spread Christmas Joy

The three year olds had a wonderful and joyous Christmas program last Friday. A huge thank you to Jill Marlar, our music teacher, who plans the perfect programs and works tirelessly to get the best out of our students.We were happy to welcome parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, and even some great-grandparents to the Great Hall to hear our children sing and play instruments. Listening to small voices sing beautiful Christmas songs and seeing the excitement on their faces remind us all of the true meaning of Christmas. May your Christmas be Christ-centered and filled with joy, love, and laughter!

Our very own "Angel Band!"

Friday, November 20, 2015

Discovering the Beauty of Fall

Our four-year-olds Play Day classes spent time in the park today with eyes opened wide for the beauty of fall that God has painted for us. They observed not only the beautiful leaf colors and enjoyed the perfect weather, but they also collected some acorns. Choosing their favorites when they returned to their classrooms was fun and they discovered that although many acorns can be found that are brown and smooth, others were sill in their cases, fuzzy and gray. It looked like the acorns were wearing coats! What a wonderful time of year to spend time outside with your family and discover fall all over again.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

An Extra Special Music Program

This Friday at 10:00 in 3116 there will be a special performance by a friend of our own Mr. Jerome's.  Mr. K.B. Solomon, an Alabama native, is a very talented vocalist and guitarist who has performed world wide.  Mr. Solomon plans to present a music performance sure to delight pre-schoolers.  We will take all our children who attend the Day School on Friday next door for this special music program. If your child does not attend the Day School on Fridays, you are welcome to bring them and stay with them to enjoy this special event.  The following link, provided by Mr. Solomon, includes not only a sample of his singing but also an ongoing project dear to his heart.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Fall into November Fun at the Emmet O'Neal Library

It's Fall ya'll! Enjoy the November programming at the Emmet O'Neal Library in Crestline!

Family Evenings at the Library Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm:
November 10 - Magical Family Night with "Ats Magic;" Dinner will be served @ 5:30

November 17 - Popcorn and a Movie: CareBears Thanksgiving

Library Out Loud @ 3:30  - Laugh out loud story time for K-2nd Grade

Movers and Makers @ 1:30  - Preschool Kids age 3-5 and their adult, please register

Farmer Jason - Wednesday, November 18th  @ 3:30 - Dance and sing to familiar favorites and Farmer Jason originals

To register for Movers and Makers or for more information on any event, call 879-0497 or visit the website @ www.eolib.org.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Wounded Warriors Provide A Live History Lesson

Celebrating our Wounded Warriors

Last Friday, October 16th, fifty Wounded Warriors from the Birmingham area and around the Southeast participated in a 13 mile bike ride in the downtown Birmingham area. Their journey began and ended at Independent Presbyterian Church on Highland Avenue. Our students and teachers made patriotic artwork to wave, along with flags, as the bikers returned to IPC. What a great experience for our children to see men and women who protect us and to thank them. The bikers shared high-fives with them as they rode back into the parking lot; it was not only a moving scene, but quite a celebration! We are not sure who the bigger celebrities were; the bikers thought it was the children and the children and teachers were sure it was the veterans.

And if that wasn't exciting enough, one of the soldiers had a service dog with him! He was wonderful to explain what the dog does for him and let the children visit with dog. It was a great day we will remember forever!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Happy 100th Birthday Independent Presbyterian Church

What an amazing day in the life of Independent Presbyterian Church which was founded in October, 1915. We are a century old! Services actually were first held at Temple Emanu-El before the church facilities were built in our current location. Just as we have been involved in social justice and serving the community from those early days, we continue "Loving God, Loving Neighbor."

We would love to have you join us in celebrating our "Second Century Service" on Sunday, October 25th at 10:00 a.m. at the Alabama Theatre. "It is, after all, not the origin of a beautiful sanctuary (which came a decade later), but rather the dawn of a fellowship of believers we commemorate -- people willing to go where God leads, even into the streets and theaters of downtown Birmingham." (Barry DeLozier, Centennial Committee Chairman)

The Alabama Theatre is located at 1817 3rd Avenue North, 35203. Street parking is available and there are free reserved parking spots in the McWant Science Center parking deck. Childcare will be provided at IPC from 9:00 a.m. to noon through the covered entrance on 31st Street. Please come celebrate with us and any other Sunday as we move from our first century into our second century, "Forward in Faith."

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Kirkwood Trick or Treat Apartment Sweep

Kirkwood by the River invites you and your children to their beautiful and active retirement community for an evening of tricks, treats, and fall festival fun! This promises to be a wonderful intergenerational event!

When:  Thursday, October 29 @ 6:00 p.m.

Where:  Kirkwood by the River, 3605 Ratliff Road Birmingham, AL 35210

What:  Trick or treating, Pumpkin Decorating, Snack Supper, and Lots of Fun!

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

October at Emmet O'Neal Library

Don't miss the many activities the library has planned for children!

 A Night Dark and GRIM - Friday, Oct. 16th @ 6:00 p.m. - Movie Sing-along with Characters, Photo Booth, Face Painting, Tattoos, Queen of Hearts Croquet, Mad Hatter's Tea PartyNeverland Shadow Says, and Frozen Snowball Challenge.

EOL Evenings: Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 20 - Popcorn and a Movie - It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Oct. 27 - Krazy Kat's Monster Mash

Library Out Loud Drop Off Storytime: Tuesdays, 3:30 for Kdg-2nd grade

Movers and Makers: Wednesdays, 1:30 - Lapsit Storytime for Preschoolers ages 3-5
Register at www.eolib.org or call 205-879-0497

Support your local library in whichever neighborhood you live!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Join us at the IPC Fall Festival

IPC Fall Festival

It's that time of year when temperatures in the south start cooling off and leaves are changing colors to paint beautiful pictures all around us…..It's fall!!
Are you looking for a family friendly activity that has something for everyone? 

Our annual IPC Fall Festival will be Sunday, October 25 
from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the Children's Fresh Air Farm. 

Please join us for Homemade Chili (Brandon Falls' secret recipe), Hotdog Bar, Cookies, Photo Booth, Face Painting and Tattoos, Glow Sticks, Blue Grass Band, Hayride, Bonfire & Roasting Marshmallows and much more.

To register, go to the IPC website:  www.ipc-usa.org/fallfestival. 
The deadline is Friday, October 23rd at 11:00 a.m.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

See You at Open House Thursday, Oct. 8th

Please join us with your child or children at the Day School for Open House on Thursday, Oct. 8th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. It is sure to be a special evening and a great opportunity for your children to introduce you to their teachers, show you their favorite places in the classroom, and to show off their creative artwork. It is always a memorable evening and we look forward to sharing it with you!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Emmet O'Neal Library September Happenings

Happy 50th Birthday to the Emmett O'Neal Library and thank you for all you do for the community. (The IPC Day School is also 50 years old this year and we feel great!) Please enjoy the wonderful opportunities planned for September at our wonderful library in Crestline.

Library Out Loud
Tuesdays @ 3:30 Kindergarten- 2nd grade

Movers and Makers -Wednesdays 1:30 for ages 3 - 5  (Please register)

EOL Evenings: 
September 8th - Dinner 5:30 & Concert 6:00,  Funikijam Celebrating 50 years of EOL - picnic and concert on the lawn

September 15 @ 6:00  Popcorn & a Movie: Pingu

September 22 2 6:00  Krazy Kat's Kiddie Dance Party 

September 29 @ 6:00  Krafts with Kat

LEGO's - September 23 @ 3:30 - Guided & Free Building, Crafts & Snacks 3+

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April at the Library

The Emmett O'Neal Library has once again scheduled some wonderful activities for our children:

Tuesdays at 3:30 - Library Out Loud for Kindergarteners through Second Graders

Tuesdays at 6:00 - EOL Evenings
                              April 7      PJ Story Time
                              April 14    Family Night
                              April 21    Popcorn and Movie Night:  Pingu
                              April 28    Boards and Blocks (Family games and Legos)

Tuesday, April 14th - FAM JAM "Drumming Up Stories" - 5:30 Dinner & 6:00 Show

April 22nd - 3:30 - Funikijam - A Rhythm Show for all ages to celebrate Earth Day

Support your local libraries!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

5K for Kids….Small Steps to End Childhood Obesity

At 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March, 21, join in the fun at Regions Park. The Junior League of Birmingham is sponsoring a 5K certified Race (9:00) and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk (9:45). Enjoy refreshments, Zumba, The Yummy Truck, Bounce Houses, Children's activities and more. There will also be a Free Youth Expo from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. sponsored by City of Birmingham Mayor's Office, Division of Youth Services. The public is welcome to this family friendly event!


  •    5k Race - $30 ($35 day of race)
  •    1-Mile Fun Run/Walk - Free for participants k-5
  •    Online at www.jblonline.com/5kforkids    
  •    Race Day - Registration starts at 7:00 a.m.
Come help promote healthy, active lifestyles for the Birmingham children!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Doughnuts With Dad

Please join us at the IPC Day School for Doughnuts With Dad! Come have a little breakfast treat and see your child's room if you have a child in a two year old class or older. If dad's schedule doesn't allow him to come, another adult friend, grandfather, or mom is welcome. Please note the following dates and times:

Thursday, March 19th
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Two Year Olds - Tuesday/Thursday class
Four Year Olds - All classes
Five Year Olds 

Friday, March 20th
8:30 - 9:00

Two Year Olds - Monday/Wednesday/Friday class
Three Year Olds - All classes

Please park in the parking lot across the street from the front of the church so we do not hinder the carpool line for other students. If you have more than one child on a given day, feel free to split your time between two classrooms.

Monday, March 2, 2015

More Fun at Emmet O'Neal Library

The Emmet O'Neal Library has some wonderful events planned for March. Please remember that children under 7 years of age must have an adult accompany them. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 3rd  - 6:00   PJ Storytime

Tuesday, March 10th - 6:00   Family Night  5:30 Dinner & 6:00 Magical March Show (Cliff Patton)

Tuesday, March 17th - 6:00  Popcorn and a Movie The Gruffalo 

Wednesday, March 25th - 3:30  Children's theatre The Queen of Hearts and the Terrible Tarts

Every Tuesday @ 3:30    Laugh Out Loud Stortytime - kdg-gr. 2

During the week of Spring Break, the library will have daily movie marathons. Pop in with your child at any time and see what is on the big screen!

March 30th - 10:00-8:45  Harry Potter

March 31st - 10:00-8:45  Disney

April 1st - 10:00-5:45   Star Wars 

April 2nd - 10:00-8:45    Pixar

April 3rd - 10:00-4:45    Lego


Monday, February 23, 2015

Great Opportunity Moms of Pre-Schoolers

To Moms of Pre-Schoolers (MOPS) 
We have a wonderful, new opportunity that Independent Presbyterian Church is hosting for all mothers of pre-schoolers in the Birmingham area. A monthly fellowship group for moms will begin meeting Sunday, March 1st, at 4 o'clock in the coffeehouse at 3116, our building next door to the sanctuary. 

The group will meet the first Sunday of every month and is primarily geared toward mothers of infants and preschool children, but all are welcome.  Childcare will be provided.

For more information, please contact Anne KnoxAveritt,aaveritt@babc.com
Allison Seamon, allisonwaite@gmail.com; or

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Kindergarten Enrollment

Mountain Brook Schools have begun the kindergarten enrollment process for the 2015-2016 school year. It is a two-step process:

1.) Online - go to www.mtnbrook.k12.al.us  and create your child's online student account. Please complete the online process prior to attending on-site enrollment.

2.) On-Site - Attend the on-site enrollment at your child's school to verify residency and complete the enrollment process:
          Mountain Brook Elementary:  February 4        
          Brookwood Forest Elementary: February 11
          Cherokee Bend Elementary:  February 18
          Crestline Elementary:  February 25
Times are between 8:30 am - 2:00 pm at all locations.

If you are zoned to attend an elementary school in another district, please check with them about their process.

We are happy to complete any forms your schools may require from us.

Emmett O'Neal Library February Fun

Enjoy these wonderful opportunities at the library in Crestline!

After School Special Juggling Extravagnza -Tom Foolery   Wed., Feb. 4th 3:30 Ages 3 and up

Craft A Valentine Card for Children's Hospital Feb. 1-11 All Day

Laugh Out Loud Storytime - Tuesdays - 3:30 - Kindergarten through 2nd grade

Evenings @ EOL - Tuesdays at 6:00 pm:
                                             Feb. 10th - PJ Storytime
                                             Feb. 17th - Popcorn and a Movie: Pixar Shorts
                                             Feb. 24th - Boards and Blocks (Family Games and Legos)