Calvary Lutheran Preschool Press

May 2014


Our school year is rapidly coming to an end.  We have had a great year together.  I have truly enjoyed working with this great staff of teachers and getting to know all of you and your delightful children.  Thank you for sharing them with us this year.  They have been loved and enjoyed by their teachers.

I am looking forward to all of the special events that are planned for the month of May.

Please check the age group page to check the time and day for your Mother’s Day Celebration.  Don’t forget to let your child’s teachers know if you are unable to attend the Mother’s Day ProgramThis day is a special day for MOMMY and CHILD.  We would appreciate it if you would make arrangements for other siblings.  Because of space limitations we also would appreciate it if each child has only one guest!

The staff hopes you have a great summer and we look forward to seeing our returning families in the fall.  Thanks for a great year!

Director Patti Steverman (home: 610-430-1502)

Class Picnics:

The Class Picnics will be held at East Bradford Park.  Please make a special note of the time that your child’s class is scheduled.   If you have any questions or need directions, please don’t hesitate to ask your child’s teacher or give the director a call.

The summer birthdays are celebrated at this event and the parents of the birthday children will provide dessert and a treat bag for the class.  The school will prepare lemonade for everyone so all you need to bring is a lunch for your family.  This is an activity where all the family is welcome!

Registration For 2014-2015:

We still have openings for the 2014 – 2015 School Year.  However space is limited.   Please spread the word to families and friends!

Lunch Bunch:

Please note that there will be NO Lunch Bunch on Friday, May 10th because of the Mother’s Day Events.  The last day for Lunch Bunch will be Wednesday, May 28th.

Mrs. Heim:

As many of you are aware, Mrs. Bonnie Heim (4’s teacher in the AM and PM class) recently had back surgery.  The good news is that the surgery appears to have gone well and she is currently at home recovering.  We would like to thank everyone for your kind thoughts and prayers.  We hope she will be able to pop into her classes sometime before the end of the school year to say good-bye to the children.

As you may also have heard, Mrs. Heim has decided to retire at the end of the school year.  She has been a teacher at Calvary for 35 years and will be GREATLY Missed by all.  She has made an enormous impact on many children, many families and many staff members during her tenure.  During her time at Calvary she has taught 3’s, 4’s, and she was also one of the original developers of the 4’s Enrichment Program.  She also was acting Director at Calvary in 2010.

We wish Bonnie and her husband Wayne well in her retirement and pray they will enjoy their next adventure together.

Preschool Board Meeting:

The next Preschool Board Meeting is yet to be scheduled.  Please contact the director if you are interested in attending or would like more information.

Tuition Reminder:

Your last tuition payment  (#9) was due in April. (The payment you made in June 2013 has been applied for May.)  Please check your records to make sure you have paid a total of 9 payments.  Soon we will send out a letter to those families registered for next year.  The first payment for the 2014 – 2015 school year is due by June 15th, 2014.   All questions should be directed to Treasurer Melinda Black 610-399-4696 or

Baby Food Jars Needed:

We are always in need of glass and plastic baby food jars with lids.  If you have any, we would appreciate it if you would send them in to school or save them for us over the summer. 

    730 S. New Street  |  West Chester, PA 19382

    Office: 610.696.2475  |  Emergencies: 484.888.0621
    Fax: 610.696.2487



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