May Preschool News



Dear Parents,

            The end of the school year is here.  Where did the year go? We’ve seen your children grow and develop so quickly.  They are talking enthusiastically about being older and being ready for the next step in their young lives.  I wish they would stay little for a little longer.



            The week of May 6-12 is National Teacher Appreciation Week.  I cannot sing the praises of your child’s teachers enough.  They are so dedicated and devoted to your children.  This is a perfect opportunity to send them a note of appreciation for all they do every day.



            Mothers, we want to invite you to come in at 9:00 on Thursday morning, May 9, for a “Muffins for Mom” hour.  The children have been preparing for your visit.  If you cannot be here, we would be happy for a dad, grandparent, or other special person to come on your behalf.



We will hold our second annual field day on Tuesday, May 14.  Weather permitting, all activities will be outdoors with time out for a hot dog lunch.  Anyone who would like to assist in the different events can let your child’s teacher know.  It should be a fun time for all.



            Our graduation and final day will be Thursday, May 23 at 10:00.  The children will have a brief performance and will receive their certificates.  Cookies and punch will be served following the program.  After that, children will be dismissed for the day.



            Parents, we have ordered new graduation gowns for the four year olds that are graduating this year.  We want to keep the gowns, but you may purchase the mortar board cap, tassel, and charm with the year for $8.  If you purchase it, you may pay Miss Tina, Miss Cathy, or me with either a check made payable to the school or in cash.  This was something that was in great demand last year, and we want you to have the same opportunity.



This month, students will be learning more about the ocean and sea animals.  They will go through a review of the skills that they have covered this year.  Each teacher has covered more skills this year than in any year in the past due to the responsiveness of your child.  It is very heartening to see their growth.

In our Bible study, we will focus on one final fruit of the spirit, that of Self-Control.  The Bible verse this month is from Titus 2: 11-12, “For the grace of God…teaches us…to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives.”



            We are sending home the May order sheets for the Scholastic books. Summer is a wonderful time to reinforce books to the children.  Because we want to insure a timely delivery, the order forms and checks must be back by next Monday, May 6.



A very special farewell to our four year olds.  Many of them have been with us for three or more years.  They are a very special group and are fully prepared for next year.  We will miss them greatly.

Parents, you have been truly awesome.  We cannot sing your praises loudly enough.  You have been supportive and faithful to us and truly devoted to your children.  It is heartening to see parents like you show such love and guidance to these children.  They are certainly blessed.

            The staff wishes all of you a great summer!  God Bless each of you.


                                                                        Donna Russell

                                                                        Tina Tarpey

                                                                        Kristen Agner

                                                                        Sherry Marshall

                                                                        Cathy Milstead

                                                                        Kerry Kennedy