All schools in the Thompson School District will be closed on Wednesday March 13th due to the severe snow storm expected in this area.  When the Thompson School District closes for inclement weather we close our preschool too.

Enjoy your snow day!


All schools in the Thompson School District will be CLOSED on Wednesday April 17th due to safety concerns.  When the Thompson School District closes we close our preschool too.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.  Below is the letter we received from the Thompson School District this morning.

Dear Thompson Community:
In collaboration with other Denver metro area school districts and at the request of state and federal law enforcement, all Thompson School District schools and district offices will be closed on Wednesday, April 17, due to the ongoing safety concern that was communicated earlier today.  All athletics and activities are cancelled as well and no employees are to report.
Superintendents from school districts across the Denver metro area gathered for a call on Tuesday night and collectively determined that the safest course of action will be to close schools. The decision was based on information provided by law enforcement and analysis provided by threat assessment experts. Based on the fact that the FBI have identified a person who represents a credible threat and her whereabouts are unknown at this time, the districts agreed that it was best to exercise extreme caution and close schools for the day.
We will continue to remain in contact with law enforcement to assess what further actions need to be taken.
We greatly appreciate your flexibility and we apologize for any inconvenience that this closure may cause you and your family.
Thank you very much for your support.
Mike Hausmann
Public Information Officer
Thompson School District

Thompson School District Letter – Tips for Families

We are sharing this letter that was sent out to Thompson School District Families this afternoon.

Dear Families:
Once again, thank you very much for your support and your patience with
today’s unexpected school closure. Due to the nature of the closure, it is
possible that your child will have some questions about why this is
happening or will perhaps have a need for support. The following information
is taken from this website, specifically the ideas offered by the National
Association of School Psychologists.

Today’s closure may confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or
worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk. They will look to adults for
information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can
help children feel safe by establishing a sense of normalcy and security and
talking with them about their fears.

– Reassure children that they are safe. Emphasize that schools are very
safe. Validate their feelings. Explain that all feelings are okay when they
hear about things that might feel scary. Let children talk about their feelings,
help put them into perspective and assist them in expressing these feelings

– Make time to talk. Let their questions be your guide as to how much
information to provide. Be patient. Children and youth do not always talk
about their feelings readily. Watch for clues that they may want to talk, such
as hovering around while you do the dishes or yard work. Some children
prefer writing, playing music, or doing an art project as an outlet. Young
children may need concrete activities (such as drawing, looking at picture
books, or imaginative play) to help them identify and express their feelings.

– Keep your explanations developmentally appropriate:

– Early elementary school children need brief, simple information that should
be balanced with reassurances that their school and homes are safe and that
adults are there to protect them. Give simple examples of school safety like
reminding children about exterior doors being locked, child monitoring
efforts on the playground, and emergency drills practiced during the school

– Upper elementary and early middle school children will be more vocal in
asking questions about whether they truly are safe and what is being done
at their school. They may need assistance separating reality from fantasy.
Discuss efforts of school and community leaders to provide safe schools.

– Upper middle school and high school students will have strong and varying
opinions about the causes of violence in schools and society. They will share
concrete suggestions about how to make school safer and how to prevent
tragedies in society. Emphasize the role that students have in maintaining
safe schools by following school safety guidelines (e.g. not providing building
access to strangers, reporting strangers on campus, reporting threats to the
school safety made by students or community members, etc.),
communicating any personal safety concerns to school administrators, and
accessing support for emotional needs.

– Review safety procedures for your home. Help children identify at
least one adult at school and in the community to whom they go if they feel
threatened or at risk.

– Observe children’s emotional state. Some children may not express
their concerns verbally. Changes in behavior, appetite, and sleep patterns
can indicate a child’s level of anxiety or discomfort. In most children, these
symptoms will ease with reassurance and time. However, some children may
be at risk for more intense reactions. Children who have had a past
traumatic experience or personal loss, suffer from depression or other
mental illness, or with special needs may be at greater risk for severe
reactions than others. Seek the help of a mental health professional if you
are at all concerned.

– Limit television viewing of these events and be aware if the
television is on in common areas. Developmentally inappropriate
information can cause anxiety or confusion, particularly in young children.
Adults also need to be mindful of the content of conversations that they
have with each other in front of children, even teenagers, and limit their
exposure to comments that might be misunderstood or upsetting.

We know that closing school today has disrupted the routine for your child.
That said, anything you can do to keep to a regular schedule can be
reassuring and can promote physical health. Ensure that children get plenty
of sleep, regular meals, and exercise. Encourage them to keep up with their
schoolwork. They might take advantage of the time today to catch up on
missing assignments if necessary. But please don’t push them if they seem

As always, if you or your child is in need of further support, please do not
hesitate to reach out to our district’s Psychological Response Team at 970-


All schools in the Thompson School District will operate on a 2 hour delayed start, Thursday April 11th due to icy road conditions.  A delayed start will not be possible at our preschool so we will need to cancel all morning classes.

Enjoy your snow day!

We will be OPEN & have a normal Class schedule
Thursday April 18th

Below is a follow up email we received this afternoon from the Thompson School District.  We included the attachment above, Tips for Families.

Good Afternoon:

This morning, federal law enforcement officials announced that the suspect who was being sought in connection with a credible threat to schools throughout the state has been located in Clear Creek County.  The FBI has stated that there is no longer a threat to the community. We thank you for your support and apologize for the inconvenience that today’s school closure may have caused your family.  Athletics and activities remain canceled for today; however, Thompson School District schools will operate on a normal schedule once again beginning tomorrow.

In the interest of continued safety for all students, staff and visitors and to help ensure a more comfortable atmosphere for all, TSD is working with both the Loveland Police Department and the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office to provide increased coverage and support throughout the district at least through the rest of this week.

It is possible that your child may have some specific questions about this school closure or may be in need of additional support.  Attached to this e-mail is a document that contains some helpful information to assist you.

Thank you again for your continued support.

Mike Hausmann
Public Information Officer
Thompson School District

Community Preschool is CLOSED for SPRING BREAK
Monday March 18 – Friday March 22

Have a great Spring Break and classes will resume on Monday March 25th!


Pre-registration opens at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019 and runs through Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Click Here to Pre-Register


We are currently registering for openings in the following classes for 2019–2020: 

  • Ms. Jill’s 3s on Tuesday/Thursday from 9:00–11:30 a.m. Only 5 Openings
  • Mrs. Martinez’s P.M. 4s Monday/Tuesday/Thursday from 12:45–3:15 p.m.  Only 3 Openings

If you are interested in registering, please follow these steps:

  1. Contact the class coordinator, Stefani, for the 3s or Char for the 4s for class openings.
  2. Download the 2019–2020 Registration Packet and fill it out by hand or complete it electronically using Adobe Acrobat Reader: Please do not use digital signatures.
  3. Submit the completed 2019–2020 Registration Packet with two photos of your child and a check or cash for your $75 non-refundable registration fee.

You can find answers to all of your questions about Registration by visiting our Register for Classes page.

Four classes are full for the 2019–2020 school year. 

  • Ms. Jill’s Friday 2.5s
  • Ms. Jill’s 3s Monday/Wednesday
  • Mrs. Martinez’s 3s Tuesday/Thursday
  • Mrs. Martinez’s AM 4s Monday/Wednesday/Friday

We can add your child to our waiting list. Should there be an opening in your requested class, we will contact you.

Please email the class coordinator to be added to the waiting list (Stefani for 2s/3s classes, or Char. for 4s classes).

Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction
Saturday March 30th from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Join us for our annual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction.  No tickets are required.  Simply make a donation to the preschool when you arrive.  The delicious breakfast is prepared by our teachers, board members, alumni and volunteers.

This year Sláinte Coffee will provide our coffee.  In addition, 20 lucky people can order a specialty coffee for only $3 each.

The silent auction will begin at 8:30 a.m. and close at 10:00 a.m.  If you win a bid, claim and pay for your item by 10:45 a.m.  (Items not claimed by the 10:45 a.m. deadline will go to the next highest bidder.)

Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction – Thank You!

Thanks to your generosity and support, our annual pancake breakfast was a big success!  We made 630 pancakes, more than any other year, and raised $3,600! The money will go toward buying supplies, toys, playground equipment, and more.

Also a big thank you to Bernie Lucero and his son, Spencer, for preparing the pancakes. Bernie has helped with this fundraiser for 17 years, and we’re grateful for his support. Our sincerest thank you to all who attended, including the following people and organizations who donated to our silent auction:

  • Denver Zoo
  • Sue and Dale Schwery
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Stowers Orthodontics
  • Colorado Railroad Museum
  • Laura Martinez Family
  • Loveland Public Library
  • Lighthouse Dance
  • Scheels
  • The Flying School
  • Jessy’s Projects
  • Pepsi Center
  • Chilson Recreation Center
  • Comfort Suites
  • Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • History Colorado Center
  • Children’s Museum of Denver
  • Wooden Mountain Bouldering Gym
  • Garment Gal 
  • Dan Ostermiller
  • Ripple Effect Martial Arts
  • Hogfish Seafood & Smokehouse
  • The Laureate Publick House Restaurant
  • P.F. Chang’s
  • Rituals Salon
  • The Wapiti Colorado Pub
  • The Coffee Tree
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Door 222
  • Five Tables
  • Larimer Humane Society
  • Butterfly Pavilion
  • Audrey McCormick
  • Mary Bedosky
  • Budweiser Event Center
  • BW Integrated Systems
  • Loveland Laser Tag
  • Our young flower pot artists
  • Elise Taylor Photography
  • The Mullens
  • Wicked Tequila Room
  • Cactus Grille
  • Sláinte Coffee

Tour Community Preschool

Would you like to learn more about Community Preschool and what we have to offer your family at our preschool? RSVP to tour the preschool and see what our play-based, parent-cooperative preschool is all about.

Call 970-669-4323 or click here to email and reserve your spot for the tour at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays!

Karate Fundraiser – Thank You

Thank you to all our families who joined us at Northern Colorado Karate in downtown Loveland for a sample karate class!

Scholastic Book Fair

December 17–18 8:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
December 19–20 8:45–11:45 a.m.

Join us at Community Preschool for our first Scholastic Book Fair. We will receive a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for preschool and elementary students, and all purchases benefit our school. Scholastic Books make great holiday gifts!

You can also order online from December 1–21. The online orders will not arrive until after Christmas break, but it is a wonderful opportunity to increase your child’s home library. The book fair will replace our monthly book orders with Scholastic for November and December.

Please click here for more information. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Tammy.

Scholastic Book Fair Thank You

Thank you to all our families and relatives who supported our first Scholastic Book Fair!  It was very successful and our teachers will now have extra funds to purchase books and academic material for our classrooms.

We are so grateful and we hope you enjoy your books!  Happy Holidays and we will see you in January!

Coming Soon

2019 – 2020

Pre-registration and Registration information is coming soon!

    Spaghetti Dinner 
    Friday, November 2 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

    Join us for our Annual Homemade Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale fundraiser. 
    Donations will be accepted at the door and dessert tickets will be sold for $1.

    We are supported by the love and generosity of so many people.  Marco Scalise and Norm Goding have cooked for our spaghetti dinner for 17 years.  They spend hours preparing a homemade spaghetti dinner that benefits our school!

    We are encouraging families to bring a dessert for our bake sale. Please make sure desserts are individually portioned (i.e. – cupcakes, cookies, cut up brownies etc) and nut-free.

    We will offer face painting for the children again too.

    This event is a great opportunity to get to know other families in your child’s preschool class and for our alumni families to visit their teachers and friends.   We hope you can make it!

    Spaghetti Dinner – Thank You

    Thank you to all our wonderful current and alumni families for attending our homemade spaghetti dinner. It was great to see you all! Your generous donations raised $1,326 for our school! We have purchased a new piece of playground equipment—keep your eyes open for the new arrival.

    A special thank you to our fabulous cooks Marco Scalise,  Norm Goding, Audrey and Melissa McCormick, Kathleen Geraghty, Shelly Borrman, and Bob and Laura Martinez. 

    Thank you to our board of directors, teachers, parent volunteers, and corporate sponsors (Budweiser Event Center, Perch Real Estate, and Thrivent Financial) for making this annual tradition such a success!

    Parents’ Night Out at Studio Vino

    Thank you to all our wonderful families who joined us for a fun night of painting!  We are grateful to Studio Vino for hosting this fabulous fundraiser which raised $480 for our preschool.


    Annual Walk-a-Thon and Potluck Picnic

    Community Preschool families join us for the annual walk-a-thon and picnic! It will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28 at Dwayne Webster Veteran’s Park (Cannon Park). It’s a fun way to raise funds and socialize. 

    • Pledge envelopes will be distributed in the children’s cubbies at school.
    • Invite family and friends to make a tax-deductible donation and come walk with us. Complete the pledge form and return it in the treasurer’s box at school.
    • Come to the walk-a-thon on the day your child attends class.
      Ms. Jill’s MW 3s and Mrs. Martinez’s PM 4s: Attend whichever day works best. Please arrive at the park at 10:30 a.m.
      Mrs. Martinez’s TR 3s and MWF 4s: Come to class at the usual time in the morning, and then pick up your child at 10:00 a.m. and go to the park.
      Ms. Jodie’s MTWR 4s: Bring your child directly to Dwayne Webster Veteran’s Park at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 27 for a scavenger hunt and story time.
      Ms. Jill’s TR 3s: Bring your child directly to Dwayne Webster Veteran’s Park at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 27 for a scavenger hunt and story time.
      Ms. Jill’s F 2s: Simply meet at the park at 10:30 a.m. to begin the walk-a-thon.
    • Wear your Community Preschool t-shirt if you have one, and bring your camera. We will walk three laps around the playground area together. Each child who participates will receive a small prize.
    • Bring a nut-free dish to share. We will be using so watch for an email to sign up. Items needed are: Main Dishes (noodles, chicken, casserole, small sandwiches, hot dogs, etc.), Desserts (cookies, brownies, fruit kabobs, etc.), Side Dishes (fruit, vegetables, pasta salad, green salad, etc.), Other Sides (chips, dip, popcorn, pretzels, etc.).
    • Parent-helpers for these days, please bring cups and drinks to share. (Your children will have show and tell before going to the park in Mrs. Martinez classes)
    • Pack plates and plasticware/silverware for your family. Also bring any serving utensils needed for your potluck dish.
    • And most importantly, have fun!

    Parents Night Out at Studio Vino
    Sunday, October 14

    Paint for a good cause! All proceeds from admission go directly to Community Preschool. Only $20 per person for a fun evening of painting!

    Join us at Studio Vino!

    6055 Sky Pond Drive, Unit P172
    Loveland, Colorado

    Artist: Tracie

    Happy Hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    Check-in at 6:30 p.m.
    Painting at 7:00 p.m.


    Preschool Classes Begin the Week of September 3rd

    Our teachers have been hard at work setting up their classrooms and getting ready to meet all the new and returning students. We are excited to welcome back our wonderful community of families!

    Dates to Remember

    Fall Open House

    This is a time for your child to see their classroom and meet their teacher, and to turn in your child’s Health Form and Immunization Form.

    • Friday, August 23 from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    New Family Orientation

    Required for all new Community Preschool families.  This more detailed meeting will be 30–45 minutes in duration. Please choose one meeting to attend:

    • Friday, August 23 at 9:30 a.m. (during Fall Open House)
    • Monday, August 27 at 6 p.m.

    Orientation for Returning Families

    Required for all returning Community Preschool families. This will be a shorter, 20-minute meeting. If you cannot attend one of these meetings, please attend one of the New Family Orientation meetings. Choose one meeting to attend:

    • Tuesday, September 4 at 9:05 a.m.
    • Tuesday, September 4 at 12:50 p.m.
    • Wednesday, September 5 at 9:05 a.m.
    • Friday, September 7 at 9:05 a.m.

    Photo Day

    Bring your smile and your order form! A portion of the sales benefit our school!  Click here for an order form.

    Tuesday, October 16

    10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

    • TTh 3s Mrs. Martinez
    • TTh 3s Miss Jill

    1:00 p.m.

    • MTTh 4s Mrs. Martinez
    Wednesday, October 17

    9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

    • Pre-K Ms. Jodie
    • MW 3s Miss Jill
    Friday, October 19

    9:00 a.m.

    • 2.5s Miss Jill (If parents can arrive a little early, but it’s ok if they cannot.)
    • MWF 4s Class Mrs. Martinez
    • Any makeup from other classes

    We are currently registering for openings in the following classes for 2018–2019: 

    • Ms. Jill’s 3s on Tuesday/Thursday from 9:00-11:30 a.m.  Only 1 Opening

    If you are interested in registering, please follow these steps:

    1. Contact the class coordinator, Stefani, for the 3s or Char for the 4s for class openings.
    2. Download the 2018–2019 Registration Packet and fill it out by hand or complete it electronically using Adobe Acrobat Reader: Please do not use digital signatures. (Pages 6–7 including the Student Health Record and Colorado Certificate of Immunization must be completed AFTER June 1, 2018.)
    3. Submit the completed 2018–2019 Registration Packet with two photos of your child and a check for your $70 non-refundable registration fee.

    You can find answers to all of your questions about Registration by visiting our Register for Classes page.

    Thank You to All Saints Episcopal Church in Loveland

    Thank you to All Saints Episcopal Church at 3448 North Taft Avenue in Loveland. They chose Community Preschool for their “Beyond Our 4 Walls” community service outreach program. They donated all of their Sunday service donations from January for a total of $488. We are very grateful for their generosity! 

    Waiting List for Full Classes

    Our classes are all full for this spring but we can add your child to our waiting list. Should there be an opening in your requested class, we will contact you.

    Please email the class coordinator to be added to the waiting list (Stefani for 2s/3s classes, or Char for 4s classes).

    Find the answers to your questions about our classes on our Register for Classes page, or contact a class coordinator.

    Openings in Current 2017–2018 Classes

    We are currently registering for openings in the following classes for 2017–2018:

    • Ms. Jodie’s Pre-K 4s on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    If you are interested in registering, please follow these steps:

    1. Contact the class coordinator, (Kayla D. for 4s classes).
    2. Complete the 2017–2018 Registration Packet. (Pages 6–8 including the Student Health Record, Certificate of Immunization, and Addendum MUST be completed AFTER June 1, 2017.)
    3. Be prepared to pay the non-refundable $70 non-refundable registration fee and the current quarter’s tuition by check.

    We need 48 hours from the time that you submit the registration paperwork and tuition payment to process your child’s enrollment, and for the teacher to prepare for your child to attend class.

    Panera Fundraiser
    Tuesday, February 12th from 4–8 p.m.

    What will be for dinner tonight? Go to Panera at 1550 Fall River Drive in Loveland on February 12th to pick up dinner and support our preschool! Bring the attached flyer or show an electronic version to the cashier when you place your order and Panera will donate a portion to Community Preschool. Enjoy your dinner!

    View the flyer here!

    Last Order for 2018–2019 School Year!
    Scholastic Book Orders
    Due Wednesday, April 24

    Each month you have an opportunity to purchase affordable books for your child through Scholastic. It is a great program and each book you purchase earns points for Community Preschool to purchase educational materials and books for the classrooms.

    Go to and create an account with the code R3Q3J. You will see Ms. Tammy Friske’s name for the order. If you prefer, you can complete a paper order and turn it in at preschool. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Tammy.

    Panera Fundraiser Thank You

    Thank you to all our families who went to Panera at 1550 Fall River Drive in Loveland on February 12th to pick up dinner and support our preschool!

    First Quarter Tuition Due
    Monday, July 1, 2019

    Tuition for the third quarter is due by Monday, July 1, 2019. There are three payment options available.

    • Mail your payment to P.O. Box 1652, Loveland, CO 80539.
    • Pay online using Zelle to
    • Stop by Community Preschool Monday July 1st from 9 a.m. to Noon

    Make checks payable to “Community Preschool” and add your child’s name and class in the memo line to ensure correct credit to your account.

    Click here to visit the Tuition and Schedule page and find the tuition amount for your child’s class.

    Contact the treasurer Jennifer M. with any questions about tuition. If you are having difficulty with paying tuition according to the schedule, please contact us immediately. We are willing to work with you, but it is best to have a plan before tuition is due and late fees are incurred.

    Please be sure to check out The Parent Helper newsletter for January!

    Click here to access the January 2018 newsletter.

    Registered Families:
    Health Forms Due Friday, August 23

    Health forms must be completed after June 1, 2019 and are due before school begins. They require your doctor’s signature and the date of your child’s next exam.

    Please include the original immunization form from your child’s doctor, and transfer the information to the Colorado Certification of Immunization Form.

    If you exempting any or all immunizations, you must include an exemption form.

    All health forms are due by Friday, August 23.  You can mail the forms to our P.O. Box, preschool address, drop them off on Monday July 1, 2019 (9 a.m. to Noon) or email them to Ms. Tammy.