Summer Saturdays at PPCLC!
Hello! We hope your summer is going well, and we look forward to welcoming our kids each Saturday for fun and field trips. On Saturday, July 25th, we are looking forward to having Williamsburg Community Chapel host a day of fun activities. Our kids always have such a great time when Luke and friends come to Norfolk.
Next week, August 1st, we are planning a car wash and bake sale to raise money for a trip to Ocean Breeze Water park. This trip is open to 6th grade and up, and you must participate in the fundraising activities to join us.
On August 8th, our generous partners at Second Presbyterian are hosting Vacation Bible School for the elementary aged kids, and the older kids will go to Ocean Breeze Water Park.
We will keep you updated on our events for the rest of the summer!
Memorial Day Weekend with Kam Chancellor!
Kam Chancellor hosted his annual cookout at Lakewood Park, and many of our kids joined us for a great day of food and fun! One of our students even made sure to get Kam's autograph! He came prepared and was THRILLED to meet Kam.
More Snow on the way?
Let's hope not!
First, we miss our kids. Second, they have missed a lot of school lately. Please come join us for HomeWork Club on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30 - 6, and for Saturday Enrichment from 10:00 - 3.
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We have many smiling faces waiting to see you!
We are so excited that Christmas is finally here! There are many exciting things going on during this final week before winter break, and the children are full of energy! Thursday we have our After School Program Christmas Party and then Saturday we have a Saturday Program Christmas Party. Our staff and volunteers have been hard at work preparing some wonderful gifts and activities for the celebration. We will be posting lots of pictures of the events in the coming weeks so be sure to check back here.
Due to a conflict with James Monroe Elementary, we are rescheduling the Winter Arts Show that was planned for Thursday, December 18th. It will now be taking place on January 13th from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. You are all invited to come out and celebrate all the artwork and performance pieces that the students have been working on this semester. It's going to be a great evening!
Finally, December marks the final month for Joshua Geimer working at PPCLC as the Program Manager. In 2008 he started working with the children and families of Park Place under Charlotte Moon. Now, after six and a half years, he is moving on to further his education at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas,TX. We wish Joshua all the best on this new adventure, and we are grateful for all his efforts helping make PPCLC a place where children can feel safe, encouraged, and loved by God.
Arbor Day Celebration
On Saturday the children were able to go on a special fall field trip to the Arbor Day Celebration at Lafayette Park. The event was supported by local woodwork artists, environmental advocates, professional arborists, beekeepers, and more.
After School Fun Returns to Park Place
Beginning Tuesday, September 16th our After School programing will kick off the 2014-15 programing year with new students, new volunteers, and new activities! We have already received and enrolled many students, and we expect to have a full roster by next Tuesday. Over the last month we have been hard at work enlisting tons of new volunteers through ODU, church partners, and The Focus Center. This years arts classes are going to include visual arts, keyboard, drums, and modern dance!
Anyone interested in joining our volunteer team, please go to the Volunteer Application page and fill out the online form. We have an Open House for volunteers planned for this Thursday, September 11, and next Monday, September 15, from 4:00pm - 5:30pm. You can sign up to let us know you are coming here.
Park Place Child Life Center shares the art of life with children and their families.
Park Place Child Life Center is a Christian, faith-based non-profit organization founded in 2004.
Volunteers are always needed!