Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Trinity Preschool November newsletter Vol 2

Please help……..

We have a child in our school whose parents serve as Pastors of the Des Plaines Salvation Army Church on Dempster St. The Salvation Army does so many good things to help local families and the need this year is greater than ever- they are planning to distribute food and toys to 650 local families in need.

I would like to ask the Trinity Preschool families to help with this. Many families look for places to donate toys/food/coats during the holiday season and you don’t always know if it gets to those in need or you feel a lack of connection. If you can help, this is an excellent place to do so. They are seeking donations of new toys, coats for children and some food items too. I think it is wonderful to have your child help pick a new toy to give.

I will put a box to collect items or you can take them directly to the Salvation Army church on Dempster too. They need all items by Dec. 12th as they will be distributing them on the 17th. They will also be appreciative of any help that can be given to help pack the boxes. I will post the packing dates when I get that information.

I will put a copy of the list of suggested items on top of the cubbies, so you can grab a copy and have it when you are shopping.

So far, this is the list they have given me:

As you will see, the requests are not outlandish or extravagant, just basics. New items only please.

Requested items from Shannon Martinez of the Des Plaines Salvation Army

We need toys for all ages but specifically I would request possibly:

- Toddler Books, puzzles

- Educational Toys and games for all ages

- Lego sets

- Action Figures

- Remote control cars

- Barbie Dolls/Baby Dolls

- Doll clothes and accessories

- Winter coats - sizes baby-12/14 youth

Food list to come- but any non- perishable to make a holiday meal will be appreciated.

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

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Registering for 2011-2012

Please let me know your plans for 2012 -2013 school year so I can save a spot for your child!


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

Stay & Play

If you want some extra time in December and would like to join Stay & play for the month, let me know so I can plan accordingly. Your child can come occasionally, or one, two or three days a week.

Early Drop off:

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

HELP!!!!!! Where are all of our BOOKS? Please remember to borrow a book, read it and return it. We had over 150 books at the start of the year and now some days there are NONE on the shelf. Each year I lose a lot of books and I want to keep making them available, but will not be able to continue offering the lending library if I have to keep replacing books.

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

The scholastic book orders are due Nov. 28. Books will be here about a week later. Books make great gifts!

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