Calvary Lutheran Preschool Press

Calvary Lutheran Preschool offers a Christian environment that is respectful of others.  Our goal is to provide an experience that is developmentally enriching, in a safe and nurturing atmosphere that fosters love and sharing.  We respect each child as an individual, with unique needs and experiences.  Our preschool is designed to allow each child to learn, explore, and grow in all areas of development.

Our goals are:
1.  Intellectual - Encourage an enthusiasm for learning and a sense of accomplishment in completing activities and assigned tasks.
2.  Social - Encourage participation in group activities that will help children learn to work cooperatively with peers and adults.
3.  Physical - Encourage physical independence by maximizing large and small muscle coordination and motor skills through
music, art and games.
4. Emotional and Spiritual - Provide a loving and caring faculty in a safe and nurturing environment.  Promote family bonding.  Foster God’s love through chapel time and reinforcement of the Golden Rule.

Class Schedule
2 ½  Year Olds
  Monday/Wednesday………………………………..….9:00-11:30
  Tuesday/Thursday……………………………………....9:10-11:40
  Friday (optional)………………………………………...9:00-11:30

3 Year Olds
  Mon/Wed/Fri  …………………………………………....9:10-11:40

 Tuesday/Thursday……………………………………...9:00-11:30

  Friday (optional)……………………………………….....9:10-11:40

4 Year Olds
  Mon/Wed/Fri (AM)…………………………………..…..9:00-11:30
  Mon/Wed/Fri (PM)……………………………………...12:30-3:00
  Enrichment (optional, Tuesday or Thursday).....................12:30-3:00

  SEPTEMBER 2014

Greetings:

Welcome to Calvary Lutheran Preschool!  I hope you all had a great summer and that you are ready for a wonderful school year.

Since last year we have had two changes to our school staff.  Mrs. Bonnie Heim and Mrs. Karen Moffit have decided not to return for the 2014-2015 school year.  We wish them both the best in their new adventures.

We are however excited to announce two new teaching assignments for the 2014-2015 school year.

Mrs. Vickie Leamy has joined the Calvary Preschool Staff as the new 3-year-old teacher in the Tues./Thurs./Fri. class.  She will be the teaching partner of Mrs. Heather Morris.  Vickie has a BS in Education with a dual major in special and elementary education.  Vickie has experience as a teacher and comes highly recommended!  

Mrs. Barbara Davis will still be teaching the Tues./Thurs. 3’s class and the Science Enrichment class for 4’s on Tues. and Thurs. afternoons but now she will also be the 4’s teaching partner of Peggy O’Neill on Mon./Wed./Fri. in the AM & PM.

We welcome them both and look forward to a great year at Calvary.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or myself.  Please feel free to contact me at home by phone (610-430-1502) or by email (pbsteverman@gmail.com).  If I am not available, I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.  No question is too trivial. 

I am glad you have chosen to be a part Calvary Lutheran Preschool and hope it will be a positive experience for you and your child.

Director Patti Steverman

Preschool Openings:

Many of our classes are full but we still have openings in the Afternoon 4’s classes and our Tuesday/Thursday/Friday three-day 3’s class.  There are also limited openings in the Science Enrichment Class for 4’s and the Optional Friday class for 2’s.

Class Mascot:

During the next few weeks, each class will be meeting their class mascot.  This stuffed animal will be a special friend to the children in that classroom.  Each child will have a few opportunities during the year to bring the mascot home to “Meet the Family”.  When your child has his/her turn, we encourage you to include the mascot in your activities.  When the child returns to school, he/she will have a chance to share the mascot’s adventures with the class.  This is an opportunity for your child to become more comfortable speaking in front of his friends at school.

Tuition Reminder:

Tuition Payment #2 is due during the week of September 8-12.  You may mail this to the Preschool or hand it to any teacher.  All checks should be made payable to “Calvary Lutheran Preschool”.  Please make sure that the check is in an envelope marked Preschool Tuition with your child’s name.  All questions should be directed to Treasurer Melinda Black 610-399-4696 or melindablack@mac.com.

Labels For Education:

Calvary is participating in the Campbell’s Labels for Education Program.  If you use Campbell’s, Pepperidge Farm, BIC, Post Cereal & Treats, Swanson, Pop-Secret, & Franco-American products, please save the UPC for Calvary. Look for the Labels for Education logo and point value near the UPC symbol.  Thanks for your help.

Lunch Bunch:

Lunch Bunch will begin for 4’s on Monday, September 22nd (11:30 -12:30).  The sign-up sheet invitation will be emailed to you on the 15th of each month, Go to www.signupgenius.com to register your child. Then click on "Find A Sign-up" and enter Mrs. Hancock’s email address: smh52403@aol.com. The cost is $7 per day to cover teacher supervision.  You must provide your own lunch.  Please pay by check or with correct change in an envelope that includes your child’s name.  Payment should be made prior or on the day of Lunch Bunch.  If you have any questions on how to sign up your child, please contact Director Patti Steverman or Stacie Hancock.

Lunch Bunch for 3’s will begin on November 3rd.

Please do not send any Peanut or Tree Nut products.  

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:

All questions should be directed to Treasurer Melinda Black 610-399-4696 or melindablack@mac.com.

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. 

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