All Are Welcome Here
Above all we need, particularly as children, the reassuring presence of a visible community, an intimate group that enfolds us with understanding and love, and that becomes an object of our spontaneous loyalty, as a criterion and point of reference for the rest of the human race.
We work very hard at PCS to plan and execute learning opportunities, projects, field trips and events that create a sense of community. We want each child to feel secure, nurtured and supported by the environment, each other, and us. And, we want family and community members to feel welcome to join in, learn along with us and celebrate. Everyone brings divergent interests, abilities, cultures, and families. Each one of us arrives with a rich background of experience that enriches our community. By demonstrating our loving acceptance of everyone’s backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints, we create an environment that says, "All are welcome here." At the same time, we are modeling just how we want children to be with one another. The goal is to celebrate individuals while creating a sense of community. Thank you to everyone who helped make our GROW event a successful community gathering. Whether you painted faces, danced to Brady Rymer, baked or made sandwiches, or just sat on a hay bale all day chatting with a friend, the energy was contagious. We felt it and are certain the children felt it too.