Cedar Cross Cooperative Preschool

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Getting Ready for Fall

Hello Cedar Cross Cooperative Preschool Families!

Welcome all to CCCP 2023- 24 school year! I hope you have all been enjoying your Summer! We are counting down to the start of another awesome school year, and we can't wait! We are so excited to see all our returning families, and get to know all of our new families. We have limited openings remaining in each of our classes if you have any friends that would like to join us!

Please use the button below titled Jovial- Family Portal to complete registration for your students. Please complete your Child Profile, as well as uploading a picture or PDF copy of your child's immunizations, and Register for our Pumpkin Patch Field Trip October 18th (Details Below). Get familiar and poke around Jovial. If you turned in a Child Profile or Immunization you can always edit and resubmit forms instead of filling out new forms.

I will be sending out all Background Checks for in class working parents, and online Sexual Abuse Awareness Training this week through Ministries Safe. This is a requirement, and must be repeated every 2- years. Once training, and background checks have been completed, our system will automatically notify me. If you have any issues at all please email me! I can get it sorted!

Preparations at home for Preschool: There are several ways you can prepare your kiddo for Preschool. With big changes, brings big emotions for some. There will be tears - sometimes from kids, sometimes from parents, and sometimes both. THAT IS OKAY! We are prepared, and have been down this road many times, for many years. Some kiddos will need cuddles, some need space, but I assure you they will all get loved. Some kiddos will settle in right away, and some take time. There is a huge spectrum of how kiddos will respond to starting preschool. There will be no one-size fits all, and we will spend time getting to know what makes each kiddo tick. If your child is struggling and we need some parent backup we will call! We also always have conference rooms in the back with WiFi for parents that want to stick around close.

Below is a great article to help prepare yourselves and kiddos for preschool. Again, each kiddo will respond differently, and have different needs. We will work with families and students to make a smooth and loving transition.

How to prepare your child for preschool

Mark Your Calendars:

August 9th 11 am - 12pm: *Last* Playdate and Picnic of Summer.

September 7th @6pm Parent Orientation: *Requirement* It is extremely important that the designated "Working Parent" for each family is in attendance. This will be through google meets online 6pm - 7pm.

Meeting Link

September 8th Open House *Registered students only. This is a quick practice day of school. Attending Open house can help ease students as well as parental anxieties about starting school. This is also an excellent time to speak with your child's teacher.

9:30 am - 10:15 am Monday/Wednesday 3-4 class with Teacher Sara

10:00 am -10: 45 am AM PreK with Teacher Brandy

10:30 am - 11:15 am Tuesday/Thursday 2-3 class with Teacher Sara

Week of September 11th and September 12th @9:30 am CCCP Classes start! *First and Last Month Tuition is due first day of class.

October 18th *Tentative* : Carleton Farms Pumpkin Patch Field Trip @ 10:30am - ALL CLASSES: Registration is open in your Jovial Family account. This field trip is limited to Registered Students, and 1 accompanying adult only. Baby's under 24 months are free (Please make sure to make note on your registration form if you will have baby with you. Registration for the field trip must be completed and paid by October 4th. If spaces are remaining I will open registration for Siblings.

Cost: $11 per child/$6 per Adult. Please see details, and register under forms in Jovial account. *Babies in carriers under the age of 24 months are free.

No Refunds available, Come dressed and ready for MUD!

630 Sunnyside Blvd SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258

October 28th - Family Event: Trunk or Treat! Invite with Details will come out in Early October for RSVP. ALL Families, Friends, Neighbors are Welcome! (Just need a head count to plan appropriately)

October 30th &31st : Classroom Halloween Pajama Parties *No costumes please - they get ruined in class!

November 10th - Veterans Day (No School)

November 20th &21st: Dress Up Day - Color Block! Wear your favorite Color Day!

November 23rd - 24th : Thanksgiving Break (No School)

November 29th & 30th: Donuts with Dad/Grandpa/Uncle/Special Adult *Details and Invite will be sent out in early November.

December 13th &14th: Dress Up Day - Crazy Hair Day

December 18th - January 1st: Christmas Break

December 22nd Family Event: Christmas Cookie Decorating and Christmas Movie Night *Invite with details to come in Early December.

*Calendar Dates will be added as we go! Don't forget to check the dates on our weekly Newsletters.

You are always welcome to email or call me with any and all questions!

At the bottom of this section you will find a quick overview of themes and what we will be working on in classes through out the year.

At the bottom of the document is our Parent Handbook with details on all the things "preschool".

Working Parent sign -ups will be coming out in next- weeks Newsletter.

We look forward to getting to know all of our students and their families in the upcoming weeks! Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

September Curriculum

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School Calendar

We follow the Everett Public school calendar for Holidays, Scheduled Breaks, and Weather Incidents. We DO NOT follow Early Release days, or Teacher work Days.
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Preschool Supply Request

Each student is asked to bring the following supplies listed below. We pool all supplies for all classes to use.

  • PreK Students: 2 rolls of Paper towels, and 1 pack of glue sticks
  • 3-4 Students: 2 packs of Baby wipes, and 1 box of Ziploc Sandwich bags
  • 2-3 Students: 1 roll of Paper towels, 1 Pack of Baby wipes, 1 box of Ziploc Gallon bags.

We use a lot of Paper towels, and Baby wipes, if you have an excess our would like to donate extra we would greatly appreciate your donation! We create mess a lot by design, and more often than not need to pre-clean kiddos at the station before we wash up in the classroom sinks.


Most Requirements will be due no later than the beginning of September 1st. Let me know if you have any questions!

  • Child Profile - Tell us about your kiddo! Form can be found in Jovial.
  • Federal Background check through MinistrySafe - Full Federal Background checks must be completed every 2 years on all adults working in the classroom. You will be emailed an email with an individual link.
  • Sexual Abuse Awareness Training. Sexual Abuse Awareness Training must be completed every 2 years on all adults working in the classroom. You will be emailed an email with an individual link.
  • Parent Orientation September 7th. We have found its much easier for our families to attend online.
  • Immunization Records - Upload a picture, or pdf to Family portal under requirements, Immunizations. Washington State Requires all children enrolled in private or public school to provide medically verified proof of immunizations. Please uploaded to your Jovial account(picture or pdf). For more information please use this link: https://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Immunization/SchoolandChildCare/RuleChanges
  • Full Change of Clothes for child's cubby - Full details listed in Jovial. Bring to open house or the first day of class.
  • Comfort Kit, in case of emergency - Full details listed in Jovial.
  • Fundraising - Cedar cross relies on Fundraising each year to continue to offer low cost tuition. Families are require to participate in fundraising. The fundraising for Fall 2023 will be with Charleston Wrap. There is always a $75 buy-out option available to families not wanting to participate.

Working Parent Schedules and Sign Ups

* Will be available with the next newsletter. Participation in class is not optional and will be tracked to ensure fairness to all families.

Jovial - Family Portal

Jovial is our family accounting app. Please use jovial to view all billing, make payments, check requirements, and family registration information. Please enter your account email address, and an access link will be emailed to you.

Scholastic Book Club

Class Order Due Date: 08/30/2023 Class Code: RFNW7 *Books are shipped to Ms.Katie and will be distributed to student cubbies.

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