Join us for a morning of play in our PK3 classrooms and experience the difference of a Holy Comforter education. Children will explore and interact in the classroom with our teachers and students, as parents visit and learn more about our preschool community.
Parents: When you arrive, please stop at the front office to sign in. We will have members of the HCES community there to greet you and guide you to the classrooms. We will spend time playing in the classrooms and on the playground with refreshments provided for both parents and children. The morning will begin at 9:30 and last until 11:00am, but we would love for you to stop by for any amount of time. The event is open to children, ages 2-3. hces.org/PK3play
Enrollment season has begun for the 2017-2018 school year. If you have a child currently not attending HCES but you would like to enroll them for the upcoming year, please look on the website on the Parent Resource page for the light green “Apply” button. Some classes have very limited spaces, so please apply as soon as possible. A few upcoming enrollment events are listed below.
Re-enrollment contracts will be available starting February 10th. Please contact Nena Martinez, Director of Admissions, for assistance at 383-1007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COME PLAY IN PK3
Thursday, January 19th, 9:30 - 11:00am
Join us on January 19th for a morning of play in our PK3 classrooms and experience the difference of a Holy Comforter education. Children will explore and interact in the classroom with our teachers and students, as parents visit and learn more about our preschool community. Parents: When you arrive, please stop at the front office to sign in. We will have members of the HCES community there to greet you and guide you to the classrooms. We will spend time playing in the classrooms and on the playground with refreshments provided for both parents and children. The morning will begin at 9:30 and last until 11:00am, but we would love for you to stop by for any amount of time. The event is open to children, ages 2-3. Click here to register.
CLASSROOMS IN ACTION
Wednesday and Thursday, February 15th & 16th, 8:15 – 9:30 pm
Interested in seeing what next year will look like for your child? Join us for a morning as you will visit your child's classroom to see them shine and then move onto next year's grade level to observe how they will grow. Holy Comforter parents who have children in PK3 - 1st (February 15th) and 2nd - 4th grade (February 16th), and prospective parents are invited to come and observe a classroom "in action" watching teachers and students interacting and excited about learning - you'll be amazed at what happens in our classrooms everyday! For more information, and to register, please contact Nena Martinez.
PK Play Day
Thursday, February 2nd, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
This is the first Play Day for prospective students entering preschool in 2017-2018. Registration is available via the admissions checklist provided after you have submitted your application. If you have questions, please contact Nena Martinez.
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the initial groundbreaking ceremony for Holy Comforter Episcopal School's Fleischmann Road campus. The board members, administrators, faculty and staff, parents and alumni who were part of that special day were true visionaries, giving us such a gift in this campus we now call our school home. It's amazing how our campus has changed and grown in such a short amount of time.
The follow poem, The Bridge Builder by Will Allen Dromgoole, was used repeatedly in 1996 as a call to support the move to Fleischmann Road. As we are in the beginning stages of raising funds to complete their vision of a PK3-8 school, we thought that you might enjoy reading what inspired them.
The Bridge Builder
An old man going a lone highway, Came at the evening, cold and gray, To a chasm, vast, and deep and wide, Through which was flowing a sullen tide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim; The sullen stream had no fear for him; But he turned, when safe on the other side, And built a bridge to span the tide.
"Old man," said a fellow pilgrim, near, "You are wasting strength with building here; Your journey will end with the ending day; You never again will pass this way; You've crossed the chasm, deep and wide- Why build you this bridge at the evening tide?"
The builder lifted his old gray head: "Good friend, in the path I have come," he said, "There followeth after me today, A youth, whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm, that has been naught to me, To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be. He, too, must cross in the twilight dim; Good friend, I am building this bridge for him."
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