Buddy Bulletin

Preschool Update - August, 2022

Welcome to the 2022 - 2023 School Year!

Welcome back everyone. We are excited to kick off a new school year with our Bulldog Buddies. If you are new to our program, welcome! We are looking forward to the opportunity to work with our families for a successful school year filled with smiles and growth. My office is located at the CPCSC Learning Center, but I work to support all of our preschool classrooms as the Preschool Principal. Please do not ever hesitate to reach out if I can be of assistance in any way.

Josh Graegin, Principal

Meet our new Preschool Specialist

We'd like to welcome Charissa Leestma to our team as the new Preschool Specialist. Charissa comes to us with almost twenty years of experience supporting students and teachers in early childhood. She will be working with our preschool instructors to develop a positive and inviting learning environment for your children.

Teacher Assignments

Families can view their preschool teacher assignments in RDS starting on Friday, August 5th after 4:00 pm. Please click the link below to log into your Parent Access account.


RDS Parent Access

Preschool Open House

We'd like to invite families to visit their preschool classrooms and to meet their preschool instructor on the following dates and times:


Learning Center - Monday, August 8th at 10:00am or 2:00pm

Winfield Elementary - Monday, August 8th at 3:00pm

MacArthur Elementary - Monday, August 8th at 5:30pm

Eisenhower Elementary - Tuesday, August 9th at 4:00pm

Supply List

The following supplies are needed for all preschool students:


  • A full size backpack labeled with the student name. Backpacks should be large enough to hold a folder and other creative projects that may come home.
  • An extra set of clothes in a plastic bag labeled with the student name. Please include a shirt, pants/shorts, socks and underwear.


Classroom supplies can be dropped off during open house. All other classroom supplies (including snacks) will be provided per the $65 Supply Fee.

Monthly Tuition Payments

Preschool payments are due by the 10th of each month. Parents can view and make payments in the parent portal of RDS. Payment will be loaded by the 15th of the month for the following months tuition. Failure to pay by the 10th of the month may result in the student not being able to attend the following month.


Tuition assistance is available for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Please contact the preschool secretary at 219-663-4330 for additional information.


Bulldog Buddies Tuition Payment Schedule

Important Dates

  • August 8-9 - Open Houses
  • August 10 - First Day of School
  • September 5 - Labor Day, No School
  • September 21 - Distance Learning Day, No Students
  • October 17-21 - Fall Break, No School
  • November 8 - Distance Learning Day for Winfield only


Click to view the 2022-2023 CPCSC District Calendar.