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Hello all,

Believe it or not, the 2010-2011 Park Prep Academy school year has come to a close.  What a great year it was!  Here are some of the highlights!

Park Prep Academy welcomes Miss Caitlin!

The returning PPA students welcome their new (younger) friends and show them the ropes!

The students and their parents go Pumpkin Picking at the PPA Pumpkin Picking Party at the Park!

The students (and their parents) dress up for Halloween!

The students create their first class book of the school year to show what they are thankful for at Thanksgiving.

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The students replicate Eric Carle’s artwork during “Letter E is for Eric Carle” Week!

The students practice fire safety with Firefighter Moody during Fire Safety Month!

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During Letter H is for Helping Week, the students collect canned and dried goods to donate to the C.A.R.E.S. Food Pantry.  They also bake homemade Dog and Cat treats for the animals at the Liberty Humane Society and the Hudson County Animal League.  Next, they create holiday cards for the senior residents at the Hamilton Park Health Care Center.  They also stuff over 350 goody bags with Operation Goodybag to send to the U.S. Troops stationed overseas during the holidays!

Park Prep Academy becomes Infested with Insects during “Letter I is for Insect Week”!

The students wear green and parade around the classroom to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with our favorite Irish friend, Mr. Shamrock!

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Library cards in hand, the students check out library books at the opening ceremony for the Park Prep Academy Library!

Extremely talented musician and Park Prep Daddy, Jonathan Fritz, visits and performs for the students of Park Prep during “Letter M is for Multicultural Music Week”.

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The students practice making healthy and balanced food choices during “Letter N is for Nutrition Week”.

The students dress up as Pirates, Princesses, Princes, and wear Pajamas during “Letter P is for Pirates, Princesses, Princes, and Pajama Week”.

The students get “spacey” during “Letter S is for Solar System Week”.

The students create their own veterinary kits during “Letter V is for Veterinarian Week”.

The students celebrate their Mommies and Daddies at the PPA Mother’s Day Celebration and Father’s Day Celebration!

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The PPA students wrap up the entire alphabet with the stinkiest animal of them all – the zorilla!

The students find WaCkY wAyS to review their Spanish vocabulary for La Cara (the face) as well as the vocabulary from throughout the entire year!

The “undergraduates” participate in their end of the school year “Moving Up” certificate ceremony.

As you can see, the 2010-2011 school year was packed with tons of fun and unforgettable experiences.
To conclude this amazing school year, the students spent the week reflecting upon some of their favorite moments and also preparing a warm send-off for their Kindergarten-bound friends.  The graduates, all nineteen of them, spent their week preparing for the 2011 Park Prep Academy Graduation Ceremony that was held on Friday afternoon.  They even had a special parent-hosted pizza party lunch!

Here are some of the highlights from the graduation ceremony.

Technology Presentation “PPA Class of 2011 Virtual Yearbook”.

The Graduation Procession Begins.

The Graduates Perform.

The Graduates receive their diplomas.

The Graduates celebrate and pose for photos with their families.

The Graduates enjoy a special congragulatory cake before saying “See you Soon” (not goodbye!) to their teachers!

The 2011 graduates were such a wonderful bunch!  We met them as new-to-school 2.5 year olds and now send them off to Kindergarten two and half years later as preschool professionals ready for the challenges that Kindergarten has in store! The teachers are all confident that the students will do absolutely wonderfully in kindergarten. We look forward to hearing about their successes and achievements throughout elementary school and beyond. The graduates and their families alike have all left their mark on Park Prep Academy and will be greatly missed.
Everyone at Park Prep Academy would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the great families that were a part of PPA this year.  Without your continued support and enthusiasm, this school year would not have been nearly as wonderful as it was.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Remember, this is not goodbye – it is a “See you soon!” :)

Have a sunny and safe summer!



The Park Prep Academy Summer Camp Begins

on Wednesday, July 6th

BE SURE TO CHECK THE PARK PREP ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP BLOG (located under the summer tab on the homepage) NEXT WEEK!

Click here to view all of the photos from the PPA Class of 2011 Graduation Ceremony!