Goodbye Mrs. Abbott

We’re sorry to announce that Mrs. Abbott is moving and won’t be returning to Community Preschool next year. We are going to miss her! She has been a kind, calm, experienced teacher full of great ideas, and we wish her all the best.

If you or anyone you know is interested in applying for the 2’s and 3’s teacher position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Applicants must be licensed to teach in the state of Colorado. Thank you!


Virtual Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction Sat. May 2nd

Mark your calendars for our first ever Virtual Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction, Saturday May 2nd. Make yourself some pancakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and join us on Facebook for our annual silent auction!

The Virtual Auction is OPEN FOR BIDDING!

The 2020 Community Preschool Auction Group Page is open for bidding! Head over to  https://www.facebook.com/groups/228951841851623/ to join! Directions will be posted at the top of the page.

You’ve had time to browse and make a strategy.  Now’s the time to BID!

Remember: Commenting on auction items with your bid is ENABLED until 8pm today, May 2nd!  Items will go to the highest bidder once the auction is closed.

Don’t forget to invite your friends!

Once the auction is over, one of the Community Preschool Board members will reach out to discuss pick up and payment for auction items.

 All proceeds go directly to our wonderful Preschool!

If you choose not to purchase anything at the auction, please consider making a donation directly to Community Preschool. Click here to donate!

THANK YOU for your support! We hope to “see” you all on Saturday!


Virtual Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction –
THANK YOU!

Thanks to your incredible generosity, our virtual pancake breakfast and silent auction was a big success. We raised more than $2,900! That’s money for school supplies, toys, outdoor equipment — funds we rely on to operate while keeping tuition affordable. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your generosity. 

Our sincerest thank you to following people and organizations who donated to our silent auction:

Sl`ainte Coffee
Rialto Theater
Mrs. Martinez
Pineridge Family Therapy
Colorado Staging + Design
Denver Zoo
Scheels
Corey Moll (wagon)
City of Fort Collins Recreation Center
Perch Real Estate
Northern Colorado Karate
The Summit
Denver Children’s Museum
Colorado Railroad Museum
Anderson Farms
Dinosaur Ridge
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Henry’s Pub
Metropolitan Theatres
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Grace and Power Fitness
Wow! Children’s Museum
Loveland Public Library
Parent donations *many items will be used during next year’s classes*
Liv C. our outgoing Development Coordinator for her fantastic fundraising
Our Board of Directors for coordinating our virtual auction
Thank you, Community Preschool families and friends, for your incredible support!

Our Preschool Will Be Closed through May.
But We Will Reopen in the Fall for the 2020–2021 School Year

After discussing the COVID-19 pandemic with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, our state licensing specialist, and other area preschools, we have made the very difficult decision to close our preschool for the remainder of the 2019–2020 year. We will reopen in the Fall.

These times are unsettling and unexpected, and we’re heartbroken and so sorry that we will not be able to end the year with you and your children. Teachers and board members are working on a plan to stay connected to all of our families during this difficult time, and we’ll be in touch. For now, we hope you and your children are safe and healthy.

If you have questions about tuition reimbursement, please contact the treasurer. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support.

We will get through this together.

Your Community Preschool Teachers and Board of Directors


Email a Class Coordinator to Register For Our Fall Classes

Don’t worry, classes are still available. Contact a Class Coordinator soon because classes are filling quickly!

  • 2.5s Class Fridays 9:00–11:00 a.m
  • 3s Class Monday/Wednesday 9:00–11:30 a.m.
  • 3s Class Tuesday/Thursday 9:00–11:30 a.m.
  • FULL: Mrs. Martinez’s 3s Class Tuesday/Thursday 8:45–11:15 a.m.
  • FULL: Mrs. Martinez’s 4s Class Monday/Wednesday/Friday  8:45–11:15 a.m.
  • Mrs. Martinez’s 4s PM Class Monday/Tuesday/Thursday  12:45–3:15 p.m.
  • Mrs. Jodie’s 4s Pre-K Class Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Registration Process

  1. Contact the class coordinator, Stefani, for the 2.5 and 3s classes, or Jenn G. for the 4s classes, to check availability.
  2. Download the 2020–2021 Registration Packet and fill it out by hand or complete it electronically using Adobe Acrobat Reader: https://get.adobe.com/reader. Please do not use digital signatures.
  3. Complete the 2020–2021 Registration Packet with two photos of your child and a check or cash for your $75 non-refundable registration fee.  Mail your packet to Community Preschool, P.O. Box 1652, Loveland, CO 80539.
  4. First quarter tuition will be due Monday, August 3, 2020

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

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


Registered Families:
Health Forms Due Thursday September 3


Once your child is registered, health forms are the final step in the registration process.  They are due before school begins. The Student Health Record requires your doctor’s signature,  include the original immunization form from your child’s doctor, and transfer the information to the Colorado Certification of Immunization Form.

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

All health forms are due by Thursday, September 3rd.  You can mail the forms to our P.O. Box, mail to preschool address location, drop them off on Monday August 3, 2020 (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.), or bring them to our Open House on Thursday September 3rd from 9 – 11 am.


CLICK HERE (Available 8:00 a.m. Monday February 17th)

Preregistration Will Open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday February 17th and Close on Thursday February 20th at 5:00 p.m.


Parent’s Night Out at Studio Vino
Monday, November 18th from 6:30–9:00 p.m.                       

Artist: Tracie
Check-in: 6:30 p.m.
Painting: 7:00 p.m.

Paint for a good cause!

Admission includes a $10 donation to Community Preschool and a complimentary glass of wine, too. Only $35 per person for a fun evening of painting.

Join us at Studio Vino!

6055 Sky Pond Drive, Unit P172
Loveland, Colorado

Click here to register for the fundraiser at Studio Vino!


Lions Club Free Vision Screening
Monday November 18th at 10::00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.        Tuesday November 19th at 10:00 a.m.                       

Colorado Lions work to brighten the future of Colorado’s children through the KidSight Program.  Their non-invasive vision-screening can detect most problems that cause poor vision in young children, such as Strabismus, Astigmatism, High Myopia, Anisometropia & High Hyperopia.

Look for permission forms in your child’s cubbie soon.  Pleases leave forms with your child’s teacher.


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 1

10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

  • TTh 3s Mrs. Martinez
  • TTh 3s Mrs. Abbott

1:00 p.m.

  • MTTh 4s Mrs. Martinez
Wednesday, October 2

9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

  • Pre-K Ms. Jodie
  • MW 3s Mrs. Abbott
  • MWF 4s Mrs. Martinez
Friday, October 4

9:00 a.m.

  • 2.5s Mrs. Abbott
  • Any makeup from other classes

Coming Soon

2020 – 2021

Preregistration and Registration information is coming soon!

    Tuesday February 4th – We will be operating our usual Tuesday schedule today.

    As always, please use your own discretion in determining whether the roads are safe in your area before coming in.


    Scholastic POP-UP SHOP Ships to Your Home Now!

    Class code: R3Q3J

    The Scholastic Book Clubs Pop-Up Shop is a temporary store created to continue to serve teachers, students, and families during this unprecedented crisis. The pop-up shop is a boutique in The Scholastic Store that allows them to ship orders to the home of our families while our preschool is closed. Until further notice, please shop at: scholastic.com/clubshop.

    Please note: when families place their Scholastic Book Clubs orders through the pop-up shop, every order will continue to earn Bonus Points for our preschool.  Enter our class code R3Q3J in the Promo Code field in the shopping cart so Community Preschool earns Bonus Points!

    Enjoy your reading! If you have questions, please contact me at [email protected]communitypreschool.org.
     
    Thank you,
    Ms. Tammy

    Scholastic Book Orders
    Due Wednesday, October 23rd

    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 clubs.scholastic.com 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.


    Field Trips to the Pumpkin Patch Cancelled

    Due to weather we cancelled Ms. Jodie’s field trip today, Monday October 28th and Mrs. Martinez’s field trip tomorrow Tuesday October 29th.  We will have a normal class schedule at preschool instead.


    Spaghetti Dinner 
    Friday, October 18th 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 for dinner.  We will also sell tickets for $1 for dessert and $1 for face painting. 

    We are supported by the love and generosity of so many people.  Marco Scalise and Norm Goding have cooked for our spaghetti dinner for 18 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.

    We will also provide gluten-free pasta also.

    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!


    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!


    Thanksgiving Break – November 25th through 29th

    There is no school Monday November 25th through Friday November 29th.  If you leave a message on our voicemail we will be happy to return all calls on Monday December 2nd.

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving week and we will see you in December!


    Nominate Community Preschool for SCHEELS Giving Campaign by Sunday December 8th

    Scheels will donate cash awards to local nonprofits that make a difference in our community. To nominate Community Preschool, please fill out this form with your full name, email and Community Preschool’s name under the Youth Support Organization category. Nominations are only accepted until Sunday Dec. 8th, and winners will be announced Dec. 10th.

    Thank you for your nominations!


    HOLIDAY CONCERT and PARTY

    Tuesday December 17th & Wednesday December 18th at 10:30 a.m.

    Mark your calendars, the Holiday Programs will be on Tuesday December 17th and Wednesday December 18th beginning at 10:30.  Our singing program will be in the gym, come early since setting is limited!  Here is the class schedule:

    December 17th – Tuesday
    Mrs. Abbott T/TH Class
    Mrs. Martinez T/TH Class
    Mrs. Martinez P.M. Class

    December 18th – Wednesday
    Mrs. Abbott M/W Class
    Mrs. Martinez MWF Class
    Ms. Jodie Pre-K Class

     All classes will begin at the normal time (except Mrs. Martinez afternoon 4’s, there will be no afternoon class on December 17th).  

    Families will receive a SignUpGenius link from their Class Coordinators to select what food they would like to bring.  All food must be NUT-FREE and NOT homemade.  Thank you so much for bringing snacks to our program we appreciate your wonderful generosity!  

    After the concert, your child will be taken back to their classroom and you will go and sign them out.  Afterwards please stay to enjoy snacks, a visit with Santa and visit our Scholastic book fair.  Our 2’s class will not participate in the holiday program, but you and your child are welcome to come either day to watch the other classes, enjoy a snack, see Santa and our Scholastic Book Fair. 

    Please see your child’s teacher or Ms. Tammy with any questions.


    Scholastic Book Fair – Snow Much to Read!

    December 12 from  8:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
    December 13 from 8:45–11:30 a.m.
    December 16 from 8:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
    December 17 from 8:45–11:45 a.m.                                                                      December 18 from 8:45–11:45 a.m.

    Join us at Community Preschool for our second annual 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 6–19. 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 Scholastic book orders for November, December, and January.

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


    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 19 and Friday, September 20 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.
      Mrs. Abbott’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 19 for a scavenger hunt and story time.
      Mrs. Abbott’s TR 3s: Bring your child directly to Dwayne Webster Veteran’s Park at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 19 for a scavenger hunt and story time.
      Mrs. Abbott’s F 2s: Simply meet at the park at 10:30 a.m. to begin the walk-a-thon on Friday September 20.
    • 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 SignUpGenius.com 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!

    Walk-a-Thon Thank You

    Thank you to all our Community Preschool families who joined us for the annual walk-a-thon and picnic! It was great weather for all of us to walk, play, and eat. Your generous donations totaled $1,510!

    Thank you also to our sponsors (Perch Real Estate, Elise Taylor Photography, and Pineridge Family Therapy) for the swag bags!


    Because we are a corporation, and parents are members of that corporation, all members must attend one yearly meeting​. Parent orientation serves as that annual meeting. Community Preschool is holding parent orientation on several dates and times in August and September. At least one parent MUST attend one session. All sessions will be held at the school.

    New Family Orientation
    (30 to 45 minutes. Open to New or Returning Families.)
    • August 23 at 9:30 a.m.
    • August 23 at 10:30 a.m.
    • August 28 at 6:00 p.m. 
    Returning Family Orientation
    (20 minutes. For Returning Families only.)
    • September 5 at 9:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 
    • September 6 at 9:15 a.m.

    If you do not attend during a scheduled time, you will be required to pay for a private meeting for a fee of $40.

    You will be asked to sign a form attesting that you have read the entirety of the Community Preschool Parent Handbook.



    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! 

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

    Thank you to our board of directors, teachers, parent volunteers, and corporate sponsor Perch Real Estate for making this annual tradition such a success!

    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!


    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: https://get.adobe.com/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 Jenn 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!


    Current 2019–2020 Class Openings

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

    • Mrs. Abbott’s Monday/Wednesday 3s 9:00–11:30 a.m.  2 Openings
    • Mrs. Abbott’s Tuesday/Thursday 3s 9:00–11:30 a.m.  2 Openings

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

    1. Contact the class coordinator for the 3s classes, Stefani, to receive the link for the registration packet.
    2. Complete the 2019–2020 Registration Packet with two photos of your child and a check or cash for your $75 non-refundable registration fee (Only $35 after January 1, 2020 for the remainder of  2019-2020 school yearMail or bring the packet to our preschool.

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

    These classes are full for the 2019–2020 school year:

    • Mrs. Abbott’s Friday 2.5s
    • Mrs. Martinez’s 3s Tuesday/Thursday
    • Mrs. Martinez’s AM 4s Monday/Wednesday/Friday
    • Mrs. Martinez’s PM 4s Monday/Tuesday/Thursday
    • Ms. Jodie’s PreK Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday

    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 Jenn G. for 4s classes).


    New and Improved Corporate Sponsorship

    This year, Community Preschool is offering a new corporate sponsorship program, allowing participants three new ways to help us raise funds:

    1. Host an event,
    2. Co-host an event (offer matching donations),
    3. Donate money to a school-sponsored fundraiser.

    We will continue to have a yearly sponsorship option, too. All participants receive event promotion and advertising for your business.

    Contact the Fundraising/Development Coordinator for more information.


    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
    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

    Tuition for the first quarter of the 2020–2021 school year will be due by Wednesday, July 1, 2020. There are three payment options available:

    • Mail your payment to P.O. Box 1652, Loveland, CO 80539.
    • Pay online using Zelle to [email protected]
    • Bring your payment to the preschool on Wednesday July 1st from 9am – 12:00pm.

    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 Hanna C. 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.