400 East Westminster Road | Lake Forest, IL 60045


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Monthly Newsletter


It’s hard to believe that we are starting our second month of school.  All of the children are settling into their class routines, and hardly seem to miss being at home.  We have loved all of the time we have been able to spend out on the playground, and are now also glad for the cooler fall weather.  Please remember that our classrooms still remain very warm, so we suggest that you dress your child in layers.  October is a very busy month for all the classes, so please read your class newsletters carefully for information on EPS Picture Days, the Fall Parent Coffee, Dads/Special Friend Day, and Parent/Teacher Progress Conferences in November.  As always, if you have questions, concerns or are not sure about something, please feel free to call the Director, or send an email to mcunniff@chslf.org.

Karen Rodgers Photography will be taking our school photos on October 4th and 5th. Thursday will be for The Twos and the Pre-K classes and Friday will be for The Threes class.  We hope your child can be here on his/her photo day, especially to be in the class picture.  Picture Day envelopes will be sent home just prior to the event.

This year EPS Room Parents will be hosting an all school coffee on Friday, October 19th starting at 9:15 a.m. in The Armour Room (located across from the Preschool hallway). Come and join us for coffee or tea, treats and a chance to meet new friends and catch up with old ones.

Read for the Record Day…Jumpstart, a nonprofit organization, created an international campaign in 2006 to bring preschool children together with adults to read the same book, on the same day, in countries all over the world. This year Maybe Something Beautiful, by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell and illustrated by Rafael Lopez has been chosen to be read on Thursday, October 25th. Our preschoolers will join with thousands of others in this shared reading experience. For more information about this campaign, visit www.readfortherecord.org.

Our Dads/Special Friend Days are coming up soon for The Threes and Pre-K classes. Dad’s or special friends (uncles or grandfathers) are invited to come and spend a short morning at school.  They will have the opportunity to experience circle time, play with play dough, and create a project. An invitation will be sent the week before, but mark your calendars now!

  • Pre-K is Saturday, October 27th
  • The Threes is Saturday, November 10th
  • The Twos is Saturday, January 26th

Time and Location: 9:00-10:15 a.m. in your child’s classroom

Finally we ask that children not wear their costumes to school before or on Halloween. This avoids both the potential for frightening other preschool children and damaging costumes prior to the “big day”.  Low-key and fun special projects and games are being planned by your child’s classroom teacher. A festive snack will be provided by EPS due to allergy restrictions.