Picnic + Playtime Brings New Friends

Picnic + Playtime_1NEWBy Renee Hennessy, Preschool Director

We started the week off with fabulous weather and a wonderful Picnic + Playtime event! Thank you to all of our volunteers who made this event successful: Caroline Boardman, Chris Brabandt, Alissa Shoemaker, Jessica Washer, and Emily Yao. We welcomed many of our new families for the fall. We also had a few families stop by to tour the Preschool, Junior Kindergarten, and Kindergarten classrooms.

It’s hard to believe that the school year is over! We had a great year of learning and exploring with our Preschool students. It seems like just yesterday we were walking around the gym parking lot looking at all of the cars and trucks on Transportation Day. Time seems to go by quickly when watching young children grow. This year, the children have painted, glued, counted, colored, rested, asked questions, cried, laughed, made new friends, read stories, and pretended. The joy of childhood was celebrated each day! We want to thank each and every one of you for sharing your children with our program. The hard work and dedication of the Parent Association is deeply appreciated by us all. I want to give a special thank-you to Jessica Washer for her planning, coordination, and support of all things Preschool for the last two years. She will be turning the Preschool PA over to the very capable hands of Renee Reithel (Malakai’s mom) and Jacquelyn Stack (Wyatt’s mom).

As this year comes to a close and I reflect on the events and day-to-day comings and goings that made memorable moments, I would be remiss if I didn’t also thank our wonderful Preschool teachers for their hard work and dedication.

It has been another great year at St. Francis Preschool. I hope everyone has a relaxing summer. If you find that you are not ready for the long days of summer and your child needs an activity, we have a few spots available in our camps for the month of June.

Upcoming Dates

May 24th Last day of school! We will hold our last Big Sing in the Main Amp with a slide show starting a few minutes before 9:00 a.m. Dismissal will begin at 11:45 a.m. for Preschool, with the entire school dismissing at noon. We will have Preschool teachers in the main carpool line; please pull through as usual. We will not have lunch or extended day on the last day.    

June 5th – First day of Summer Camp! Our Get Outside and Grow session begins!