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 this newsletter and your class newsletters carefully for information on EPS Picture Days, the Fall Parent Coffee, Dad’s/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 preschool office, or send an email to mcunniff@chslf.org.

EPS Picture Days are fast approaching. Karen Rodgers Photography will be taking individual and class photos on October 12th and 13th. Thursday will be for The Twos and the Pre-K Classes. 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 order envelopes will be sent home prior to the event.

Mark your calendars…Read for the Record Day is scheduled for October 19th. 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 Quackers, by Liz Wong has been chosen to be read on Thursday, October 19th. Our preschoolers will join with thousands of others in this shared reading experience. For more information about this campaign, visit www.readfortherecord.org.

EPS Room Parents will be hosting an all school fall coffee on Friday, October 20th starting at 9:15 am 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.

Our Dad’s/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 two weeks before, but mark your calendars now!

  • Pre-K class is Saturday, October 28th
  • The Threes class is Saturday, November 11th
  • The Twos class is Saturday, January 20th

Time and Location: 9:00-10:15 am 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. Snacks will be provided by the preschool due to allergy restrictions. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the preschool office (847-234-7980).