IPC Day School

IPC Day School

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Harvest for Hunger

Thank you to all the families who returned their Harvest for Hunger bags filled with food to restock the IPC Food Pantry. To help the children understand we give to others in response to God's love, they each brought a food item to chapel last week.  We made a huge difference with all you shared. And, please remember the Food Pantry can always use your donations.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Blessings Bags for the Troops

Blessing Mix

To celebrate Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving, our fabulous Social Studies teacher, Miss Betsy, helped our students prepare "Blessings Bags"  for our service men and women. The blessing snack mix contained goodies that remind of us what we are thankful for and the children all shared in the task of putting the Bugles (Horn of Plenty), Pretzels (Arms folded in thanks and prayer), Candy Corn (Pilgrims eating limited amounts of corn when food was scarce), Seeds (Promise of future harvests), Fruit (Harvest gifts from the land), M&M's (Memories of those who came before us), and Hershey Kisses (Love of family and friends) in the bags. These sweet children are hoping to hear back from some of the recipients which will complete the circle.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Looks Like a Great November at the Library

We are so very thankful for our wonderful Emmet O'Neal Library! They have planned great children's programs for November. I hope you and your family can enjoy some of these activities and events.

Tuesdays @ 3:30 - Laugh Out Loud Storytime for K-2nd Grade
Wednesdays @ 1:30 - Movers and Makers for Preschoolers age 3-5 (please register)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Kirkwood By The River Trick-or-Treat Apartment Sweep

You are invited to spend a family fun evening at Kirkwood By The River (3605 Ratliff Road 35210) on Thursday, October 27th at 6:00 p.m. for indoor apartment sweep trick-or-treat. There will be 150+ residents thrilled to see your ghosts, goblins, superheroes, and princesses!!! There will also be cookie decorating and a snack supper. Come join the Halloween Fun!

Thursday, October 13, 2016


We sometimes feel like a broken record, but we need to remind you one more time:

Please refrain from talking or texting on your cell phone while you are in the Day School carpool line. For the safety of everyone involved, we need to have your full attention on what you are doing. It is actually the law where many of your older children attend school. There are children and staff members whose safety depends on it! Continued noncompliance with our cell phone policy will result in you losing your carpool privilege.
Also, we want to encourage you to let your child know they are important to you. Being on the phone when they get out of the car to come in and start their day does not send them a comforting message. A "have a great day!" or "I can't wait to hear about your day later!" is worth volumes. Likewise, when we put them back in the car, your undivided attention is the appropriate response to their excited anticipation to see you and tell you about their day.
Your children are only this age once; a cell phone conversation is certainly not worth trading for their feeling of excitement, security, and safety.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Independent Presbyterian Church Fall Festival

Everyone (members and non-members) is invited to the 
Children's Fresh Air Farm for an evening of fun October 30 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm. There will be chili, hot dogs, live music, a campfire, hayride, pumpkin decorating and games. The festival is FREE. It's hosted by the 30s and 40s Group. Please join us!

Flyers were sent home in your child's blue bag. You may return the registration form to the day school or email Anna Kinman at @yahoo.com.

October Fun at the Library

Join in the fun at the Emmet O'Neal Library this month!

Library Out Loud - Tuesdays @ 3:30 -Fabulously Fun Stories for Grades K-2

EOL Evenings - October 25 @ 6:00 p.m. movie Night - Shrek's Thrilling Tales

Movers and Makers - Wednesdays @ 1:30- Active stories for preschoolers ages 3-5, Register

Friday, Oct. 21st @ 6:00 p.m. - A Night Dark and Grim, Fairytale Character Meet & Greet, lots of activities including Photo Booth, Mad Hatter Musical Chairs, and Tangled character sing along movie
For more information or to register, call 8879-0497 or visit www.eolib.org.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

MOPS, aka Awesome Mom Group

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs) is a group of moms who meet monthly for support and fellowship. The format is a general discussion related mostly to parenthood but also to faith and life in general. The group is known to schedule play dates, moms-night-out, and service projects as well. This is a great way to build relationships with other moms and the group is open to everyone. MOPs meets the second Wednesday of every month from 6-7:15 pm in the Great Hall. Childcare is provided. Dinner is available before the meeting from 5-6 pm. If you are interested please email AllisonWaite@gmail.com or Dseamon@ipc-usa.org.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Kids Club Movies at the Alabama Theatre

Aren't we lucky to live in such a magic city?? We have many wonderful opportunities to enjoy the summer with our families.
Here is the movie schedule for the 2016 Throwback Thursdays Kid Club at the Alabama Theatre:

July 7 – Aladdin
July 14 – The Land Before Time
July 21 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
July 28 – Pochahontas

Seating is general admission, so please plan to arrive early to ensure your group can sit together.  The cost is - $5 for adults and $3 for kids age 12 and under.  (Two and under are free if sitting on parent’s lap).  Doors open at 9:00 a.m., with several activities in the lobby.  The organ comes up at 10:00 a.m. with a short presentation and sing-along.  The movie immediately follows. Concessions are available.

Please help spread the word about this great movie series. 

The Historic Alabama Theatre
1817 Third Avenue North
Birmingham, AL  35203

Friday, March 18, 2016

IPC Church-wide Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt - All Welcome!

Independent Presbyterian Church
Church-wide Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 20th

Lunch will be hamburgers, hot dogs, and homemade ice cream on the grounds
Easter Egg Hunt for Toddlers - 3rd graders

Visit www.ipc-usa.org to make your lunch reservations
              Adults - $8.00, children 2- 10 - $4.00, $24.00 family maximum)

Sunday, March 6, 2016

March Offerings @ Emmet O'Neal Library

Enjoy your community library and all they have to offer in March!

Evenings at EOL - Tuesdays @ 6:00:
March 8     Family Night - Dinner @ 5:30; Jack and the Beanstalk@ 6:00
March 15   Popcorn and Movie: Pixar Shorts
March 22   Dance Party
March 29   No Program

Movers and Makers - Wednesdays @ 1:30
Preschoolers Age 3-5 (Please register at www.EOLIB.ORG or 879-0497)

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

ETC. @ 3:30
March 23   Chopped Family Edition - Can your team make the yummiest dish?? 
Ages 5 & up with participating adult

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Support the Exceptional Foundation' Chili Cook-Off

Chili Cook-Off
Plan To Visit the First Outdoor Party of the Spring

Saturday, March 5th 10:30 to 3:00
$10 Advance, $15 at Gate, Kids FREE (12 & under)
Brookwood Village Parking Lot

108 teams are competing for the Best Chili Title! Browse the teams' tent decorations while tasting their chili. Enjoy live music and beverages from Good People Brewing! The Kidzone will feature a moonwalk, face painting and live characters for photos. This is fun for the whole family and all for a great cause - The Exceptional Foundation - A special place for those with special needs. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Doughnuts With Dad

We hope to see our Dads or other adult friends with our sweet children (2's and up) at the scheduled time for doughnuts! This is always such a special time!
Dad's of Two, Three, Four and Five-Year-Olds
Please join us for
Doughnuts With Dad
(or one adult friend)

Thursday, March 3rd or Friday, March 4th

8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Please come to Doughnuts With Dad in your child's classroom  at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 3rd
if your child is in one of the following classes:
 Two-Year-Olds T/Th
Four-Year-Olds M/T/W/Th
Five-Year-Olds M/T/W/Th/F

Please come to Doughnuts With Dad in your child's classroom  at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 4th
if your child is in one of the following classes:
 Two-Year-Olds M/W/F
 Three-Year-Olds M/W/F
Three-Year-Olds T/Th/F
Three-Year-Olds T/W/Th/F

If you have two or more children in different classrooms,
you are encouraged to split your time between both.
If your child's attendance does not fall on a Thursday or Friday,
you are welcome to contact your teacher and stop in for a visit.

Please plan to park in front of the church on Highland Avenue
or in the parking lot on Highland Avenue to avoid congestion
during morning carpool.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Registration Information for Mountain Brook City Schools

Mountain Brook City Schools kindergarten this year can begin the process on Jan. 25.

Jan. 25 is the first day parents or guardians can create their child’s online student account on the Mountain Brook Schools district website. Parents or guardians will fill out their child’s demographic information on that website and be able to pay for kindergarten items including supplies and field trips.
This online step should be completed before attending on-site enrollment.
On-site enrollment takes place throughout February, depending on the elementary school.
  • Mountain Brook Elementary: Feb. 3
  • Brookwood Forest Elementary: Feb. 10
  • Cherokee Bend Elementary: Feb. 17
  • Crestline Elementary: Feb. 24
On-site enrollment takes place between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the designated days.
When attending on-site enrollment, bring the following items:
  • Proof of residency, such as a property deed, title insurance or current lease agreement (Note: If siblings are currently enrolled in Mountain Brook Schools and the family residence has not changed, proof of residency is not required.)
  • Child’s Social Security card (voluntary). If a Social Security number is not available or not provided, an internal number will be assigned.
  • Birth certificate or other proof of age.
  • Certificate of immunization. The original blue form can be provided if a child is not 5 years old at the time of enrollment, and an updated form can be turned in after the child turns 5.
More information can be found at www.mtnbrook.k12.al.us.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Join Us For "Refresh Your Spirit: iPC Women's Gathering"

January 29 and 30, 2016
Featuring     writer, pastor, speaker, blogger
Friday January 29, 6-8 pm: Cocktail Supper at Anne Cowin's
Saturday, January 30, 9am to Noon: Keynote, Brunch and Fellowship at IPC
Cost: $35 per person
Register online at    
For more information, contact Elizabeth Goodrich (egoodrich@ipc-usa.org) or Cindy Shaw (cshaw@ipc-usa.org)
MaryAnn McKibben Dana is a writer, pastor and speaker living in
Virginia. She is the author of Sabbath in the Suburbs, a Chalice Press bestseller for two years running and a "must read" by Ministry Matters.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Fun at Emmet O'Neal Library

There are lots of fun events planned for January at the library!

Tuesdays @ 3:30 - Laugh Out Loud Storytime for K-2nd Grade

Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm - Evenings at EOL - PJ Storytimes
                                     Jan. 12 - Madcap Puppets presents - Once Upon a Clock
                                     Jan. 19 - Popcorn & a Movie:  the Story That Time Forgot
                                     Jan. 26 - Dance Party

Wednesdays @ 1:30 - Movers and Makers - Preschool Kids ages 3-5 with their adult
                                   (Please register, www.eolib.org, 879-0497)

Wednesday, Jan. 20th @ 3:30 - Etc. Snowy Science - Everything That's Cool - program for upper      preschool and elementary crowds - Create your own chill with homegrown SNOWFLAKES!

Support your local library!!

Monday, January 11, 2016

IPC Day School Registration January 11-15, 2016

  • Registration for the IPC Day School 2016-2017 school year will be held January 11th through 15th.  Please visit our website to submit your form beginning Monday the 11th. 
                                If you have questions or would like to tour the Day School, please call 930-8166.