IPC Day School

IPC Day School

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

December at the Library

join in at the Emmet O'Neal Library for all the December fun that is planned:

Dec. 1 - 21 - Come by and find the ELF on the Shelf and earn a prize!

Tuesday, Dec. 12 - Family Night - The Snow Queen - presented by the Atlantic Coast Theatre,
                               Dinner @ 5:30, Show@ 6:00.

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

Tuesday, Dec. 12 @ 3:30 - JEDI training for K-2nd grade
Wednesday, Dec. 13 @ 1:30 - JEDI training for 3-5 year olds (please register)

Wednesdays @ 1:30 - Movers and Makers for Preschoolers 3-5 years old (please register)

Monday, Dec. 18 @ 6:00 - Breakout Book Club for emerging reading & their adults ; Read together A Pig, a Fox,& a Box (please register)

Register @ www.eolib.org>

Monday, December 11, 2017

Day School Lessons and Carols

Just a reminder, our four and five year olds will be presenting Lessons and Carols in the sanctuary Tuesday, Dec. 12th at noon. There is no photography or video allowed in the sanctuary, but you will receive a link to the IPC You Tube recording. The children have worked hard and it promises to be a meaningful part of all of our Christmas celebrations. A special thanks to Miss Dana, Reverend Goodrich, SeƱora Cobb, Miss Jill and Mr. Jason  for all their hard work and dedication to our children and families.

Those Crazy Gingerbread Men Ran Away!

We all know the story of those wandering gingerbread men and it happened again at the Day School last week. What should have been a calm baking time in the oven turned into quite a mystery. After leaving the cookies in the oven, the four year olds returned to find no gingerbread men, but rather their first clue as to their whereabouts. The scavenger hunt took the children all over the Day School searching and squealing with laughter. Imagine how surprised they were when the last clue took them back to the classrooms where their gingerbread men were waiting to be eaten!!

We found them!!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Children's Book Launch Party

Book Launch Party 
Scout's Christmas Adventure
by Jack L. Mauldin  (a Day School grandad!)                                 
illustrated by Jan Ovation
Saturday, November 18 
3:00 to 4:30 in the storytelling room

November at the Library

Enjoy the wonderful activities and events planned in November at the Emmet O'Neal Library!

Nov. 14, Family Night - Dinner @ 5:30 & Movie @ 6:00    A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving 

Tuesdays @ 3:30 - Library Out loud - Stories for Kindergarten to 2nd grade

Wednesdays @ 1:30 - Interactive stories creative crafts & dynamic activities (please register)

Nov. 27 @ 6:00 - Breakout Book Club for emerging readers and their adults; Read together Bink & Gollie (please register)

To register and/or questions please visit www.eolib.org

Monday, November 13, 2017

Harvest for Hunger

Harvest for Hunger bags have gone home and we hope you will join us in filling our Community Ministry Food Pantry this season. This is a wonderful opportunity to talk with your children about real acts of kindness that help others. Have them choose a couple items out of your pantry or shop with you. The food will presented by the children in our weekly chapel service then taken to the pantry. Our older classes will actually take "field trips" to the pantry to see where and how it works. We ask that all bags be returned by Wed., November 15th. Thank you from the Day School, IPC, and all the many families who will receive the food.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Trick-Or-TreatApartment Sweet 
@ Kirkwood-By-The River
Thursday, October 26, 6:00 p.m.

Join the residents of Kirkwood-By-The-River for an indoor, intergenerational trick-or-treating experience! Your family can enjoy a snack supper and then visit 150+ apartments. This safe and secure environment will bring joy and squeals of glee to their residents and sweet ghosts, goblins, superheroes and princesses alike! Hope to see you there!

3605 Ratliff Road
Birmingham, AL 35210
questions? Call Sarah Sexton @ 873-9045

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

October Fun @ Emmet O'Neal Library

The library has some great plans for this month. Be sure to visit and enjoy!

Madcap Puppets Family Night: Jules and Verne's Excellent Adventure -Oct.10 - dinner 5:30; 6:00 show

Laugh Out Loud Storytime - Tuesdays @ 3:30 kdg - 2nd grade

Movers and Makers - Wednesdays @ 1:30 ages 3-5 - story time; please register

A Night Dark and Grimm - Friday, Oct. 27 @ 6:00 - Beauty and the Beast movie and sing-along with characters, crafts, games, photo booth, face painting Fairytale Hero Training, Frozen Snowball Challenge

To register for an event or for more information, please visit eolib.org or call 879-0497.

Thank you to our Community Helpers

Our wonderful and dedicated fireman and mounted police paid visits to the Day School 4's and 5's in September. What a great opportunity to make learning about community helpers come to life. The timing of the visits also coordinated with their letters of the weeks, F and P. The children learned about fire safety and the importance of having a family plan of where to meet their parents. They also watched one of the firemen don his full protective gear including the mask that made him look like Darth Vader! The importance of not being afraid of the loud breathing noise was reiterated, and the children learned that was a good sound because it meant someone was there to help. Each child also got to sit in the firetruck!! We also had a visit by Slade the horse and his policeman, Officer Herndon. The children learned that mounted police can go where police cars cannot always go and that being up high on top of the horse allows the policeman to see more, as well as information about the care and behavior of the horse. We sure appreciate our community helpers and having them visit and make our study become real.
l.Officer Herndon with his horse, Slade

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

MOMs Fellowship and Study Opportunity

  • MOMs (Ministry of Moms), Room 304, Second Wednesdays, studying Sabbath in the Suburbs. The class meets from 6:15 to 7:15 and childcare is provided.

Monday, September 4, 2017

September Activities at Emmet O'Neal Library

Join in the fun and well-planned activities at the Emmet O'Neal Library.

Story time - Library Out Loud: Tuesdays - 3:30, Kindergarten - 2nd grade

Movers and Makers: Wednesdays - 1:30,  Preschoolers 3-5 years old with adult. Please register.

Family Night -Picnic and Drum Circle on the Lawn,  Sept. 12th, Dinner 5:30, Drumming 6:00

Breakout Book Club - Sept. 18 - 6:00, emerging readers and their adults

Four Ways To Find Great Books:

KidsReads.eol - EOL reading radar on Instagram

EOL Kids' Reads monthly newsletter of books worth checking out

Kids reads.eol@gmail.com - Email or visit the children's desk for expert advice

Get your child a library card and support your local library!

Friday, September 1, 2017

IPC Day School T-Shirt Salae

Introducing Our New Fall Fundraiser!!

IPC Day School T-shirt order forms have been sent home with your child or will be coming home in the blue bags. This will be our fall fundraiser in place of the coupon books. The t-shirts are soft and comfy so everyone will love wearing one! The deadline to order is Wednesday, Sept. 13th.
We have had a great first week of school. Thank you for sharing your precious children with us. Wanted to remind you we will be out of school for Labor Day, Sept. 4th. Have a safe holiday and we will see you next week.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Summer Reading Kick Off at Emmet O'Neal Library

It's time again for the Summer Reading program to kick off at Emmet O'Neal Library. The theme this year is "Build a Better World." There will be the Thomas Hughes Brinkley Memorial Fun Run at 3:00 followed by the carnival at 3:30 on May 21st. Registration and purchasing the Combo Band for the Fun Run and Carnival can be done at www.eolib.org or you can drop by the Children's Desk at the library.We all know the importance of reading to or with your child and aren't we lucky the the library makes it such fun?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Time to Say Good Bye to our Graduates

Our Four and Five-Year-Olds will graduate tomorrow, Thursday, May 18th. The ceremony will be at 11:00 in the Sanctuary and will be live-streamed on the IPC YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/IPCBirmingham.  Some of the students who graduate will be Top Dogs here at the Day School next year, and the rest will be attending Kindergartens throughout the city. It is always a bittersweet day to say good-bye to these precious children and their families, but we love celebrating with them. You are all such blessings to all of us at the Day School.

Our last day of school is Friday, May 19th. Have a safe and happy summer!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Saying Good bye to Miss Jill

Miss Jill Marlar is retiring after twenty years in the Day School. She taught the three-year-olds, the four year olds, and most recently our music classes. She has brought joy through her teaching to so many children and their families, she will certainly be missed. Please thank her and have your children thank her when you see her. We will still see Miss Jill when she comes to teach the Enrichment classes, Art Scope and Showstoppers in the afternoons. The very capable Dana Porter (currently the Top Dog assistant teacher) will take over as our music teacher next year.

Miss Jill with Ruby and Miss Dana at the organ in the IPC chapel where she played for us every week.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Make Memories

The Day School will be closed next week, March 27-31, for Spring Break. We hope you all have some wonderful experiences with your children whether you are traveling far or staying close to home and visiting some places in our beautiful state. The Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Southern Museum of Flight, Oak Mountain State Park, Tannehill, Ruffner Mountain, Civil Rights Museum, McWane, Museum of Art, Vulcan, and the local libraries all offer great family fun in Birmingham. And not too far away, you can visit DeSoto Caverns (Childersburg), The Museum of Natural History (Anniston), and the Space Center (Huntsville) are all well worth the drive. Whatever you choose to do, enjoy the with your family and make wonderful memories. Be safe and we will see you April 3rd!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March Into the Emmet O'Neal Library

Be sure to visit the Emmet O'Neal Library during March and enjoy some of the wonderful activities they have planned:

Tuesday, March 14th - Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff - Family Night Puppet Show -
Dinner @ 5:30, Show @ 6:00

Tuesdays @ 3:30 - Laugh Out Loud Story Time - Kindergarten - 2nd grade

Wednesdays @ 1:30 - Movers and Makers - Preschoolers age 3-5 with an adult, please register

Redunculous, Scrumdiddlyumptious Razztwizzler Spring Break
Tuesday, March 28th - BFG Gobblefunking Crafts, 10:00 - 11:00, all ages with an adult

Wednesday, March 29th - Roald Dahl Movie Marathon - 10:00-5:45, G and PG Movies

Thursday, March 30th - Wonka Candy Wars - Family candy making challenge - 4;00, ages 5 and up with an adult, please register

www.eolib.org, 879-0497


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Don't Miss Donuts With Dad

Dad's of Two, Three, Four and Five-Year-Olds
Please join us for
Doughnuts With Dad
(or one adult friend)

Thursday, March 2nd or Friday, March 3rd

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 2nd
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 3rd
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.

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.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Special Events in February at the Emmet O'Neal Library

The wonderful people at our Emmet O'Neal Library have great plans for February! We hope you can join the fun.

Tuesday, February 7 - Family Night with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra; 5:30 Dinner, 6:00 Show

Wednesday, February 8 - 3:00 - 4:30 - Drop by for Valentine Crafting for Children's Hospital

Tuesday, February 14 @ 6:00  PJ Storytime

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

Wednesdays - Movers and Makers @ 1:30 Preschoolers Age 3 - 5; please register

www.eolib.org                879-0497

Monday, February 6, 2017

Grandparents' Art Shows

One of our four-year-old classes is practicing with our music teacher in preparation for Our Valentine's Grandparents'Art Show., when we highlight our Day School Fine Arts. The four and five-year-olds will sing, play instruments, and share their art work with their grandparents on Thursday, Feb. 9th in Highland Hall. The three-year-olds will have their special time on Friday, Feb. 10th. The children, teachers, and Parents have are working hard to make this a unique intergenerational event.

Friday, February 3, 2017

APPLE Summer 2017

The dates have been set for APPLE 2017, however, Registration for these sessions will not be held until March 13th through 17th . Additional information and the registration form can be found at our website under the APPLE tab.  Hopefully, this will assist you in your summer planning.

Session 1 -  May 30th - June 1st      Drama-O-Rama with Stories We Love
Session 2 - June 13th - June 15th    Hooray for Heroes
Session 3 - June 20th - June 22nd   Busy Builders
Session 4 - June 27th - June 29th   Adventures In God's World 
Session 5 - July  11th  - July 13th     Whiz Kid Science
Session 6 - July 18th  -  July 20th    Beach Bash (Water Week)

The cost of each session is $100 and full payment will be due by April 3rd.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

January at the Library

Some of our Day School budding artists have their creative works on display at the Emmet O'Neal Library this month. Be sure to stop by the Children's Department and take a look.

The library has some wonderful activities planned for your children and the whole family in January:

Mo Willems & Friends Party - Wednesday, January 18th@3:30; The pigeon, Gerald, Piggie, &                               Duckling will be there! ( Ages 3 & up)

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

Movers and Makers - Active stories for kids (3-5) & caregivers - Wednesdays@1:30 
                                      Please register: www.eolib.org or 879-0497

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Welcome Back!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year! We cannot wait to have your sweet children back with us this week. Remember it is going to get cold so please send outerwear and be sure to label everything.
Also, if you pay half tuition at the beginning of each semester, please send your check tomorrow if you have not already done so. The deadline was actually today, but we realize it would be more convenient for you to bring it when your child comes back. Thank you for taking care of this.