News and Reminders 2023

News & Reminders

Happy New Year! We are so excited to be back together at preschool in 2023. Here are a few quick reminders about what we will look forward to this month.

Intent to Enroll 2023-2024 – DUE: Friday, Jan. 27th

Will you be joining us next school year? Intent to Enroll forms are going out through Parent Mailboxes in the classroom, and we would love to know.

To reserve your space in the 2023-2024 program, please return your Intent to Enroll form to the preschool office no later than Friday, January 27, 2023. Online re-enrollment will begin in February. You are guaranteed your current schedule provided you submit your form by the deadline. Please note that schedule changes are based on classroom availability and are processed in the order they are received. You will be notified in early February if your request for a schedule change was approved or placed on waitlist status. Summer Camp registration will be available in February.

Please note that this form is only an intent to enroll and is solely for the purposes of tentatively reserving your child’s space and generating your child’s online re-enrollment records. Your child’s space will be secured upon receipt of your online re-enrollment package and payment of the registration fee during the re-enrollment period.

Preschool Chapel – Friday, Jan. 13th

This month’s chapel will focus on the visit of the magi as well as revisiting the details of the nativity story. So often, we see depictions of the magi worshiping Jesus at the stable, but it took them a whole additional year to find him! We can’t wait to explore the story and see what other details we are able to parse out regarding their auspicious arrival and the gifts they bring.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Mon., Jan. 16th – PRESCHOOL CLOSED

We will be celebrating the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., along with the rest of the nation, by taking the day to remember and reflect on his service and sacrifice. At the preschool, we approach the concept of social justice at an age-appropriate level by acknowledging the meaningful contributions of historical figures such as MLK but more specifically by reflecting on the love and nature of God. God teaches us that we are all created in His image (Gen. 1:26), that we are all one in Christ Jesus (Eph. 5:21), that we are called to stand for others (Prob. 31:8-9), and most importantly, to love God and each other. (Matt. 22:37-39, John 15:12).

Snow Days – Thurs., Jan. 26th & Fri., Jan. 27th

We are excited to announce an on-site field trip to the snow this winter! Starting on Thursday, January 26th, we are turning the yard into a winter wonderland with actual snow! The snow will be provided by an outside company, Arctic Glacier, which specializes in snow/ice events. Each classroom will have an opportunity to explore the frosty fun as an extension of their classroom’s yard time.

We recommend bundling up your little ones on those days and sending snow-appropriate clothes and footwear, plus extra clothes to change into after the event.

*This event will be postponed if the forecast calls for rain on either of our planned days.

Coming soon…

Picture Days – Tuesday, Feb. 21st & Wednesday, Feb. 22nd

It is time to capture those adorable preschool smiles once again! Preschool picture days have arrived.

The preschool will be hosting School Pictures from Julie Lilly Photography on Tuesday, Feb. 21st, and Wednesday, Feb. 22nd. Your child will be photographed only on one of the listed days. Please look out for more information from your child’s teachers about which day has been assigned to you.