Welcome to the Palouse Early Learning Center's
Parent Newsletter!

This monthly newsletter will give you news about upcoming events and things you need to know about PELC! This newsletter will feature pictures of your kids in the classroom, give you updates from teachers, and also be a resource for monthly menus and schedules!

Please enjoy this newsletter, and let me know if you have any feedback by emailing me at

Thank you for being one of our families. It is a pleasure taking care of your children!

Tami Stinebaugh, Owner

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Upcoming Events

Holiday Closures

PELC will have a half day flexible closure on Christmas Eve, Tuesday December 24th. If you are needing care on Christmas Eve, please be sure to sign your child up with Teacher Tami or Teacher Kayla no later than Monday, December 16th. We need a minimum of 3 children signed up per site to be open, and we will only be open until 12PM on that day. Lunch will not be served.

PELC will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2019. 

The following Thursday, December 26th, will be a full day flexible closure. If you are needing care on Thursday the 26th, please be sure to sign your child up with Teacher Tami or Teacher Kayla no later than Monday, December 16th. We need a minimum of 3 children signed up per site to be open, in which case we will be open all day.

Parents' Night Out

Drop the kids off and enjoy some adult time! This month's Parents' Night Out will be on Friday, 12/13/19. Take advantage of this great opportunity to get some holiday shopping, wrapping or last minute planning done!

We will have yummy treats and be doing festive holiday activities; and what Polar Express Party would be complete without some hot-HOT chocolate?! We will end the night by watching the Polar Express, so don’t forget your pajamas, stuffed animals, and blanket!

The cost is $30 per child. Sibling discounts available! Sign up here!

Cold weather is here!

Just a reminder to send your child to school with warm clothing for the weather! We go outside every day, even when it is cold out so please dress your child accordingly! If your child is too sick or unable to go outside, please keep them home.

PELC Sick Policy

With the cold weather, comes the inevitable viruses and bugs! Please remember to keep your child home if they are displaying signs of sickness (fever, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.) and/or are unable to participate in normal activities. 

Weather Related Closures

PELC follows the Moscow School District when deciding when to close for weather. If MSD closes due to weather, PELC will also be closed. We will send out text messages to all parents notifying them if there will be a weather related closure.

Join us on Facebook

Follow PELC on Facebook at to get updates about classroom activities, Parents' Night Out events and see photos from class (if you've OK'd us using your child's picture). 


Download the Site 1 menu for December (PDF).
Download the Site 2 menu for December (PDF).

Meet Teacher Alondra

Teacher Alondra is the lead preschool teacher at PELC's Site 1 on Alturas Drive. She is originally from St. Maries, Idaho, and also trains at the Saint Maries Fire Protection District two to three times per week.

Alondra has been a PELC team member for over two years! She is currently studying early childhood development and education in hopes of receiving her associates degree.

Alondra says she enjoys working with young children because of how rewarding it is to hear them say, "I did it!" She also says, "I want to make a difference and I can by helping them to reach their goals."

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