A Message from the CEC's Executive Director 9-19-17

Pancake Breakfast & Annual Fund Kick-off 2017

I hope you were able to join us at the Pancake Breakfast and Annual Fund Kick-off on Saturday. If you did, I’m sure you will agree it was the perfect way to begin the weekend – eating a sumptuous breakfast with your family, seeing friends, making new friends, and enjoying the active play of your children with their friends.

We filled the Preschool Yard to over-flowing with more than 450 people in attendance. Special thanks to the Parent Council and the incredible breakfast team under the leadership of Jennifer Westin and Nick Van Der Wende. The team was masterful in turning out the pancakes, eggs, fruit, condiments, and beverages and Jen reported that the crew also had great fun at the grills and behind the scenes. Thanks also to the Fund Development Committee for the Annual Fund coordination and kick-off. We’ve started the year with great enthusiasm and record-breaking participation.

Finally, no event can be successful without the set-up and clean-up crews. Many, many thanks to all of you for creating such a special, fun morning for all of us in the CEC community. You are fabulous and amazing! Whether you helped create the event or joined in as a happy participant, it is this quality of full engagement that creates the strength of our community. We’re off to a great start and a wonderful year.

With joy and gratitude,
Elyssa Nelson
Executive Director