During February all Episcopal Preschool classes will be reading, Mutt Dog by Stephen Michael King and participating in our Orphans of the Storm community outreach project. A separate email detailing this project will be sent out to all families early this month.
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and we are very pleased to welcome dental hygienist, Kristan Clifford, and former EPS Mom (Martha class of 2007 and Kay class of 2010) to the preschool on Friday, February 9th to talk with the children in The Threes and Pre-K classes about proper dental care and hygiene.
All of The Episcopal Preschool classes will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with a party and card exchange. We ask that parents and/or children not put children’s names on the front of the cards or envelopes, to make the “mailing” process easier for the limited amount of class time we have for this fun task. Separate email notes went home in late January to each class with specific suggestions and restrictions on the valentine process.
The Twos class Valentine party will be on Tuesday, February 13th. The Threes and Pre-K classes Valentine parties will be on Wednesday, February 14th. If you know your child will not be in class on the party day and would like to have his/her cards, please let us know. Due to children’s allergies the preschool will provide the special snack for the parties. Also we ask that you do not send any candy with your cards, we will be unable to distribute due to these allergies.
The Episcopal Preschool children will, once again, have the wonderful opportunity to climb aboard the StoryBus: A Children’s Museum on Wheels on Monday February 26th. StoryBus is a comprehensive, interactive, traveling program sponsored by the Delores Kohl Education Foundation. This year the children in The Threes and Pre-K classes will be stepping into one of their favorite stories, The Little Red Hen.
Lake Forest District 67 will be providing a free educational screening (to help parents identify developmental lags in their children) for preschool age children (3 to 5 years old) on Friday, March 2nd from 8:00am-12:00pm. In order to participate, your child must be registered in advance (deadline Friday, February 23rd). Please call the Department of Student Services at 847-604-7459 to make an appointment. Lake Bluff District 65 will be providing their free educational screening on both Wednesday, February 14th and Wednesday, March 14th starting at 8:45am. Please call Jean Amundson at 847-234-9400 or email Jean at email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Lake County Health Department will be conducting its annual vision and hearing screening for The Episcopal Preschool children on Friday, March 9th. Unfortunately due to health department budget constraints, we are only given a testing specialist from 9:15 – 10:15am on this one day. Since students in The Twos class are not in attendance on Fridays, parents are most welcome to bring them to the preschool on March 9th at 9:15am for a screening.