Trinity Lane Preschool Office News

February 2016

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Registration Starts February 8th, 9am

Thank you for your patience with our registration this year. We held off on making some final decisions thinking that we would know at this point what the CRCSD was going to do with the proposed late starts/early outs. Unfortunately those decisions have been tabled by the district so we had to just move forward with our usual offerings and hope it works for our families and staff.

Registration Dates:

Monday, February 8th- Current Families

Monday, February 15th- Former Trinity Lane Families

Monday, February 22nd- New Families

Registration Fee:

$35 (same as last year), $15 for those providing sliding scale information

Tuition for 2016/2017

2s- $140/ 2 days and $280/ 4 days

3s- $120/ 2 days and $240/ 4 days

4s- FREE

*Sliding scale scholarships will continue to be offered for the 2016/2017 school year.


9am-12pm for all classes

Our plan to offer an afternoon class of 4s has been put on hold due to the funding for it is on hold at the state legislature. I did mention in December that we were looking at some possibilities of afternoon extended care, etc. at our preschool in the future. That is still in beginning planning stages. I do not know at this time if we will be able to offer additional afternoon programming next year or if it will be for future years. That is a big change that we are still researching and planning whether we can staff, break even $$, etc. Right now we are going ahead with registration for morning preschool only.

What will the process be?

To reserve your spot for your child you will need to do the following things:

1- Have your account in good standing

2- Fill out registration form

3- Pay nonrefundable registration fee

Spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis after the following steps have been completed. I will contact you within 24 hours if your child does NOT get your preferred spot and is put on a wait list. Otherwise, watch for a packet to come home in a few weeks confirming your child's spot and all those lovely forms to fill out for DHS, the school district, etc.

Where do I get a registration form?

Registration forms will be emailed to all existing families on Monday morning. I will also post it on the website, have hard copies available in the preschool office and send home hard copies in students backpacks on Monday and Tuesday.

Please do not wait to register. Our preschool is completely full this year and we've turned a lot of people away. Again, if your account is not in good standing, I will not be able to take your registration until you have tuition paid up to date. We have many new options for paying tuition now including online electronic withdrawals from bank accounts or online payments with a credit card. Go to and press the blue "online payment" button on the home page.

Scholastic Coupon

We are giving out $5 off coupons for Scholastic this month. Coupon quantities are limited and given away on first come first serve basis. If you would like one, please email Miss Dawn or grab one from the shelf in the hall library. This month's orders are due Feb. 11th.

Hearing Screenings Follow Up

We had a Grant Wood audiologist do hearing screenings on January 27th and 28th. Paperwork went home on those days with each child regarding the results. We are working on having her back at Trinity for a second screening during the month of April since we had some many kiddos sick that week. If you turned in your paperwork for the screening but your child missed it, you do not need to do anything for them to participate in the screening in April. I have the list of all kids that missed it and their permission forms. If your child missed the screening due to forgetting to turn in the permission form, simply turn in your form and we can include your child too.

Valentine Parties

We will celebrate Valentines Day on February 10th & 11th for our 2s and 3s classes and February 12th for our 4s class. Look to your classroom teacher for details on what your child's will be doing.

Pajama Days

Pajama days will be February 17th and 18th. (18th only for 4s) Kids can wear their jammies to school but we would prefer no stuffed lovies to come with. If your child prefers not to wear pajamas that is perfectly fine, although most really enjoy it. We'll end the day with some fun in the sanctuary watching a movie on the big screen and eating a special snack.

Tooth Fairy

I-Smile will be here on February 24th and 25th to do education, dental screening and fluoride applications. All students will take part in the education and those with permission slips will have their teeth checked and applied with fluoride. The fluoride is applied with a small brush. This is a FREE service that you do not want to pass up. Hard copies will go home the week of the 15th OR you may find a permission slip online here:

Family Night

Thursday, March 10th, 6-7:30pm

400 3rd Avenue Southwest

Cedar Rapids, IA

Our annual family night will be at 6pm on Thursday, March 10th. A free dinner will be served followed by family music time with Miss Amy. More details next month.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Upcoming Dates:

  • February 2 & 3- Music Class
  • February 8- Registration for Fall 2016 starts (current families)
  • February 8 & 9- Library
  • February 10-12 - Valentine Parties
  • February 15- Registration for Fall 2016 (past families)
  • February 17-18- Pajama Day
  • February 22- Registration for Fall 2016 (new families)
  • February 24 & 25- Tooth Fairy Visit
  • February 26- NO SCHOOL
  • March 1-11- Conferences
  • March 1 & 2- Music Class
  • March 7 & 8- Library Story time
  • March 10- Family Night
  • March 14-18- Spring Break NO SCHOOL
  • March 25- No School