Welcome Back! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday.
During January and February it can be difficult to plan outside playtime. If the temperature is at least 15-20 degrees, we will try to get outside. Icy conditions or the wind chill factor will be taken into consideration. The final decision, of course, will be made with the safety and comfort of the children in mind. Once again, we ask you to please label all clothing, shoes and snow pants in particular, as many look alike. Also please remember to bring a pair of shoes for use in the classroom as stocking feet can be dangerous and wet boots difficult to maneuver in.
In case of bad weather, The Episcopal Preschool follows the same school closing schedule as Lake Forest District 67. We will be checking District 67’s web page in the morning for cancellation information. If school is cancelled, we will put a message on the preschool office answering machine stating that The Episcopal Preschool will be closed for the day. You may also check LF 67’s website directly if you are unsure of school status, as they make the decision very early in the morning. Their web address is www.lf67.org. As always, the decision to come to school is yours. If you are uncomfortable driving under the current weather conditions, stay home or come late. If it starts to snow during the school day, and the decision to close school is made, we will contact you.
Registration for the 2020-2021 school year begins Monday, January 13th. Currently enrolled students will have the opportunity to register first and then enrollment for siblings opens on Wednesday, January 15th. Please return your application forms with enrollment deposit as promptly as possible, as we need to calculate available spaces for next year. Beginning Thursday, January 16th we will be registering the children of past EPS families and members of The Church of the Holy Spirit. If you have a sibling you are planning to enroll next year, please contact Melissa regarding the necessary forms if you have not already done so. All registration forms were placed in tote bags Monday, December 9th. If you have not received yours (currently enrolled or sibling), please contact the Preschool office (847-234-7980) to request another or you may download the form from our website, www.theepiscopalpreschool.org. Beginning Tuesday, January 21st enrollment will be open to the general public.
The children in The Twos class will be having their Dad’s/Special Friend Day Saturday, January 25th. Dads or a special friend are invited to come and experience a short day of school (9:00-10:15 a.m.) and see how much fun we have during class. An invitation will be sent out next week with specific information about activities.