Our Creche Community
Our Creche Community is inspired by an active group of parents at St. Francis Creche led by the Chairs of our Creche Parent Organization (CPO). Our CPO has three primary focus areas:
Social: the goal is to build and strengthen parent ties.
- Events include our Back to School Popsicles on the Playground Party, our annual Krop's Crops farm visit, Breakfast with Santa in early December, an adult Holiday party at Riverbend Country Club or a local restaurant, a parent/teacher reception following Back to School Night, our Christmas Party following the Pageant, our End-of-Year school-wide picnic and our New Family Pizza party welcome in late spring. Additional events will be added, too!
- Speakers are invited to present on topics of interest and relevance to parents of young children. Our recent speaker, Jennifer Appleton, a Creche parent and reading specialist in Fairfax County Public Schools, spoke about strategies to promote early literacy.
Outreach: the purpose is to help children see visible sign of "giving back."
- Participate in outreach opportunities with St. Francis Church such as the Lenten Change drive for the St. Francis Basic School in South Sudan or building food boxes for Samaritan Ministries for Thanksgiving.