IPC Day School

IPC Day School

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!