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Preschool Press: The First Day Of School

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Excitement was in the air as our preschool students enjoyed their first day of school! Thank you parents for taking the new precautionary steps before entering our building. Our preschoolers enjoyed learning their new routines with teachers and classmates. Some fun time on the playground and an introduction to music class were included in their first day as well. PCA Preschool was pleased to welcome 135 students into its classrooms ranging from 18-month-olds to 4-year-olds. Each year is designed as a stepping stone to build on skills and abilities. Today was a great start to the new school year for our precious preschoolers!  We look forward to this school year!

Posted by Darla Rourk with

Class of 2020 Commencement

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What a joy to celebrate the Class of 2020 with an in-person, although physically distanced, graduation ceremony.  Despite being in the midst of a pandemic, PCA was able to pull together as a community to provide a graduation ceremony to remember. 

The celebrations began on June 11, where students and select staff members met in the sanctuary for graduation rehearsal followed by a “tailgate” lunch where seniors grabbed a lunch to-go and headed into the parking lot to eat together as seniors for one final time.

The next day, prior to the ceremony, graduates were given several fun surprises such as monogrammed duffle bags, an insulated alumni etched cup, and a personalized cookie bouquet. While the graduates enjoyed their presents, their families took their lottery drawn seats in the ECBC sanctuary, marking the first time a PCA graduation ceremony has taken place in the sanctuary.  Seating was limited to only students and their immediate families which capped at six guests including the graduate. The graduates themselves spaced several feet apart while the school administrators, ECBC pastor, and PCA board member on stage wore masks, and handed diplomas to the graduates in a contactless manner. 

The ceremony consisted of inspiring and moving speeches made by Valedictorian, Jerry Biggerstaff and Salutatorian, Anne Gregory Horton, and  previously recorded teachers and staff messages of praise and encouragement for each of the graduating seniors.

Although a little different this year, families were grateful for the opportunity to have a live graduation ceremony and end the year with a spirit of fellowship and love.

We wish our graduated seniors all the best in their future endeavours and we hope to welcome them back soon at one of our alumni events.

Posted by Melanie Rodgers with

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