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  • Many employers in our area have instituted a work-from-home policy, and local districts are making the same determination. Although children are currently considered at lower risk for the virus, a school inherently involves gatherings of both students and adults on a regular basis, and we believe the next few weeks may prove to be a critical moment in the outbreak when social distancing measures can potentially impact the further spread of the disease and lower the affect it has on our healthcare workers, especially those within our school community. In our judgment, closing the preschool from March 16 – April 24 is currently the best course of action for our students, our faculty and staff, our families, and the broader community. I realize this decision will cause inconvenience to everyone. Please know this is a difficult and complex decision, and not one we have made lightly, and I thank you for your patience and grace as we work through this together as a community.

    SOME THOUGHTS During this time of social distancing, it is important to remember we all have a part to play. Local and state officials, including Governor Jay Inslee, have urged people to practice social distancing whenever possible as we face what the World Health Organization has just classified as a pandemic. We have undertaken this decision with that in mind. Although we may have social distancing, we are a community! I want to make sure everyone is supported, so if you happen to have prayer requests that you would like to share, our teachers, Courtney, and myself are mighty prayer worriers. Please feel free to reach out by email for any prayer requests. Finally, a reminder that our hope is in the Lord. 2 Corinthians 12 encourages us that He is our strength, and His grace is sufficient for all things, especially in times of hardship, difficulties, and weakness. But he [the Lord] said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. His grace is sufficient for this time as well.

    Grace and peace, Kim Pickard Preschool Director

     

    While office hours will be very limited, you may get ahold of us via email and we will get back to you.

    Kim Pickard – kpickard@fpptacoma.org

    Aaron Byers – abyers@fpptacoma.org

    Courtney Buchholtz – cbuchholtz@fpptacoma