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Preschool News and Santa Saturday

Dear Preschool Parents,

Today we’re announcing an upcoming event that we hope will put everyone in the holiday spirit called “Santa Saturday”. This will take place in our preschool classrooms on Saturday, December 10th with music, refreshments, crafts, and fun for everyone. Please look for the information sheet and sign up to join in the festivities!

On December 14 we’re asking parents to arrive for pick up at 11:00 a.m.  We'll be presenting some Christmas carols we've been practicing to sing in the school gymnasium. Even if your child doesn’t attend school that day, they are welcome to come and sing with us. Extended family and friends are also welcome! This is sure to be a fun-filled activity for the children with no pressure to perform in an uncomfortable situation. Please be sure to add this to your calendar so that you don’t miss out on the fun!

There are just a few more days to sell Foodie Cards for the Preschool Fundraiser. All orders are due by December 16. Orders are filled on the day that they are turned in and they make fantastic Christmas gifts! Remember, we’re raising money for playground improvements and would really appreciate your family’s participation!

An important message about our school parking lot: Please use diligence when walking to or from the school at the beginning or the end of the day. This can be a dangerous place for children to run freely so please be sure to hold your child’s hand while walking. Also, when driving through our parking lot, please be aware that the elementary children may also be traveling to the church or at recess. We need to be sure that everyone in the area is safe at all times. Thank you for your compliance and understanding.


With the colder weather please be sure to send warm clothing for outdoor play. We go outside almost every day unless the wind chill is below 20 degrees. This means the children need warm coats, hats, mittens, and appropriate shoes. With the snowy weather they should also have snow pants and boots. Also, the children need regular shoes to wear in the classroom because boots can be wet and uncomfortable after outdoor play. Thank you in advance for taking care of this.
A friendly reminder: In the event of inclement weather, St. Joseph Preschool will follow the decision of the Superintendent of Sylvania schools. When Sylvania Schools close, St. Joseph Preschool and the Extended Day Enrichment Program will also close. When Sylvania Schools delay, early morning care will be cancelled; the morning preschool session will begin at 10:30 and end at 12:15 p.m. If your child attends the Extended Day Enrichment Program class will begin at 12:15. Please listen to the local radio and television for this information. Please DO NOT call the Parish Center or the school.


Nancy Okuley, Director