Trinity Lane Preschool Office News

MAY 2016

SCHOLASTIC ORDERS

We had our last monthly flier go home last week/this week for scholastic books. Since it is a short month of school, the deadline is really soon so that we can get them back before the last day of school. There is no obligation to buy books, it is simply a service we offer for you to get books at a reasonable cost. The deadline is this Thursday, May 5th. Online orders can be done at https://clubs2.scholastic.com. Class activation code is: H7VNL

Spring Pictures

Spring Pictures have been sent home. Instructions are attached to the picture envelope but here they are again. There is no requirement to purchase anything. You simply keep those portraits you like and return payment in the enclosed envelope along with any portraits you choose not to purchase. Unfortunately some of the class composites came back really messed up for the 2s and 3s classes. I did call Lifetouch and they assured me they will correct and reprint the class composites and have back to us before the last day of preschool. Please write on the outside of your large envelope if you purchased the class picture and I will make sure you get one before the last day of school. There is a sheet inside the package with pricing. If you received more than one picture package you may mix and match for package pricing. You may send payment back in the envelope attached to the pricing sheet or pay online. If you pay online, still return the payment envelope with your online code. If your child has more than one portrait package, you may mix and match portrait sheets for one package price. All portrait envelopes with unwanted portrait sheets and any payment envelopes must be return to preschool by Tuesday, May 10th.

PAT TOPPING MEMORIAL

We were saddened this spring by the news of Pat Topping's passing. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and great grandmother to Scarlett Hanson in our 3s class. A memorial was set up in her name and her husband has generously chosen to have the church purchase some nice quality books from Usborne books for all of our students at preschool. Those books will be arriving in the next week and students will have a chance to pick out 2 educational books to take home with them. We will miss talking with Pat and continue our prayers for her family.

End of the Year Program

We will conclude our time at preschool with a end of the year program.

Our Tuesday/Thursday 2s and 3s class will sing on Tuesday, May 17th.

Our Monday/Wednesday 2s and 3s class will sing on Wednesday, May 18th.

Our 4s will sing on Tuesday, but will sing AND graduate on Wednesday, May 18th. Parents are free to take pictures and video for close family/friends, but please refrain from sharing with public online. The programs will start at 11:00am downstairs in the church sanctuary. We expect Tuesdays program to be approximately 30 minutes and Wednesdays program to be closer to 45 minutes. Refreshments will be available at the completion of the program. Once the program is over your child is dismissed for the day. If you or another family member is not planning on coming to the program, please send your teacher an email letting them know. That way we can prepare your child ahead of time and make sure we have a staff member available to sit with them during refreshments. We look forward to seeing you there!

PLAY AT THE PARK

Thursday, May 19th, 9-11am

Tucker Park, Hiawatha, IA, United States

Hiawatha, IA

Each year we end preschool with an optional Play at the Park Day. This will be on Thursday, May 19th from 9am-11am at Tucker Park in Hiawatha. We find having this optional day for parents/students to meet us at a park outside of school allows teachers more personal time to say good bye to students and families. It is also a great way for parents to meet and swap numbers if they would like their children to stay in touch over the summer months. Tucker park has a splash pad, playground structures and paved path circling the park. We have also reserved the yellow pavilion with attached bathrooms for those families that would like some shade or want to bring a picnic lunch for afterwards. We have Peppy's Ice Cream Truck coming to the park between 10:30-11:00am. We would like to treat our students that join us at the park. A flyer was sent home today/tomorrow with a voucher. Please bring the voucher to the park for your child to redeem for a treat. If you plan on bringing other siblings/friends to the park with you that day, feel free to bring extra cash to purchase additional items. There's plenty of things on the menu for $1-2.

Fall 2016 Registration

Thank you to everyone that has registered with us for next year. We have a few spots left in the 2s and we've added an afternoon 4s class. If you know someone looking for preschool we'd love for you to send them our way.

Transportation Provider

We have a daycare provider that has confirmed they will be doing pick up and drop offs at Trinity Lane next school year Monday-Friday. She has a couple openings for next year. Although we cannot formally recommend this person, there is a preschool family that is currently using this daycare.

Upcoming Dates:

  • May 3 & 4- Music Class
  • May 5th- Scholastic orders due
  • May 9 & 10th- Library Story Time
  • May 10th- Spring Pictures Due
  • May 11th- Guest reader
  • May 13th- No School
  • May 17 & 18th- End of the Year Programs
  • May 19th- End of Year Play at Park