Friday, November 4, 2011

November 2011 Newsletter- Trinity Preschool

Thank you- We appreciate no cell phone usage while in the building.

Important dates:

Monday, Nov. 21- Parent Conferences for Pre-K class and MWF classes. (No regular class this day)

Tuesday, Nov. 22- Friday, Nov. 25: No Classes- Thanksgiving Break

Conferences for our T/Th Terrific 2’s and 3’s will be in the spring.

Planning ahead: HOLIDAY PROGRAMS- Kids come at 9:15

Thur., Dec. 15: Terrific 2’s and 3’s (parents come at 11:00 a.m.)

Fri., Dec. 16: Pre-K and MWF classes (parents come at 10:45 a.m.)

Winter Break: Monday, Dec. 19- Monday, Jan. 2- NO SCHOOL

Classes resume: TUESDAY, January 3, 2011

Trinity Preschool Silent Auction fundraiser: Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pest Control:

The church pest control service is done the 2nd Wednesday of each month. No spraying is done in any of the preschool areas.

Parent Conferences: The sign up sheets are posted for conferences. If you cannot make it for a conference on Monday, Nov. 21; make arrangements with your child’s classroom teachers for another day that will work for you. On Monday, the 21st- You may bring your child with you to your conference; we do have assistant teachers available to watch them while you are meeting with your child’s teacher,

Holiday Programs:

Our Holiday Programs will be during class time this year. Please plan to join us as the children will sing some songs and we will enjoy some refreshments together. You are welcome to include/invite whomever you think might enjoy coming. More information will come home from each classroom. Note dates and times above listed above.

Email Notices: Do you want the news fast? Sign up to receive the newsletters via email- just send me an email to Trinity Preschool, put newsletters in the subject line and your child’s name in the body of the email.

Registering for 2011-2012

We need to start planning for fall 2012. I am trying to make sure all of our current families get in the class of their choice for next fall, so please let me know right away if you want your child in Trinity Preschool for the school year of 2012-2013. This includes siblings! Formal registration will be in January, but I will save a spot for those who let me know now. See Mary if you have any questions. Thank you.


Snacks have been great, I love seeing the whole grain crackers – how wonderful it is that they offer that choice in favorites like Gold Fish and Cheese It products. Fruit is always a great choice too- canned or fresh. Just a reminder- No peanut products please.

If you forget snack or your child is sick, we will use a school snack- just send in a snack replacement please.

Sick Kids:

We are entering the big cold and flu season, so thank you for keeping sick children home; it will help keep everyone healthier this school year. Teach your child to cough or sneeze into their elbow instead of their hand, this helps cut down on the spread of germs from hand to surface. It is a good practice to always wash hands when you and your child enter your home.

Remember to call 847-357-1513 and let me know if your child will be absent.


We play outside if the weather is dry and above 40 degrees. Please remember to send in jackets, hats, etc. as needed.

Stay & Play

Stay & Play is going great and we are having fun. The children are enjoying a healthy snack, many times helping to make it themselves. We play small group games, do more art, music, story time, choice time and either gym or outside time. If you don’t want to commit to Stay & Play all the time, that is OK too; you can do one, two or three days a week. You can also choose to join stay & play on occasion; especially helpful as we go into the Holiday season and you need a little extra time to get things done. Right now, Monday is our lightest day, but any day will work. You must give advance notice though, thanks.

Early Drop off:

We are open for early drop off at 8:30 a.m. or later. See Mary for fees.

Our lending library:

Please remember to return the books to the bookcase by our door so other children can borrow them as well.

School closing for Bad Weather

We follow School District 59 for school closings due to weather.

If they are closed, we are for sure closed. We have a link on our website to their closing information.

You can always call our school too-847-357-1513….. if we are closed it will be on our answering machine message.

Scholastic Books

We will be sending home the book order forms in the next few days- this will be the LAST ORDER before Christmas!

Mt Prospect Library News:

The library is collecting new or “Like new” books to give to needy children. See the flyer posted outside classrooms or on the Parent bulletin board on the first floor for more information.

“ Movies & Momversation” is a library program for Moms- Wed., Nov. 9 at 9:30 a.m. they will have a movie and conversation time. They are showing the movie “Crazy, Stupid, Love” See the flyer posted on the parent bulletin board.

Other giving opportunities:

We will be collecting mittens and hats to give to needy children during Nov. and Dec.

We have a family in our school who works with the Salvation Army and I have told them to give me a wish list of things they need - which we will make available to families if you would like to help during the Holiday Season.

Holiday start earlier and earlier!

It seems like the holiday hoopla starts earlier each year and we have to remember that is because people want to sell us stuff! And, they try to make us believe we won’t have a good holiday without it!

Find ways to make the holiday meaningful without spending money- go for a walk or drive to see the lights, walk in the first snowfall, turn off the TV and read special holiday books. What lingers in memories are the special times we spend together, not the money we spend.

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