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.
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 Threes class Valentine party will be on Wednesday, February 12th. The Twos and Pre-K classes Valentine parties will be on Thursday, February 13th. 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 students in all three Episcopal Preschool classes have thoroughly enjoyed recent visits from the wonderful and very talented traveling Storytime librarians from Lake Forest Library. We have scheduled their next monthly visit on Monday, February 24th just in time for The Threes unit on Fairytales and the Pre-K classes’ unit on Space. We can’t wait to see what fun interactive stories and activities they have planned for us!
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 Monday, March 9th from 8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. In order to participate, your child must be registered in advance. Please call Sheridan School at 847-234-6294 to schedule an appointment. Lake Bluff District 65 will be providing their free educational screening to families who reside within the district boundaries on Wednesday, February 5th starting at 8:45 a.m. Please call the Student Services Department at 847-234-9400 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 13th. Unfortunately, due to health department budget constraints, we are only given a testing specialist from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. 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 13th at 9:15 a.m. for a screening.