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Welcome to Community Preschool!

The December issue of The Parent Helper newsletter is posted now.

News this month includes:

  • Shop with Scrip Fundraising,
  • Holiday Concert and Party,
  • Giving Tree,
  • Business Solicitation Policy Reminder,
  • Cold Weather Reminder.

Click here to access the December newsletter.

Holiday Concert and Party
December 20 and 21

The children are practicing holiday songs for our annual holiday party and sing-a-long. You are invited to come and bring your family and friends to share the fun.

The event will be held in the gym on Tuesday, December 20 and Wednesday, December 21 beginning at 10:30 a.m. We’ll start with a sing-a-long concert, and then enjoy treats. The featured guest, Santa, will visit with the children in the room next to Mrs. Martinez’s classroom.

Classes should attend the following concert times:

Tuesday, December 20
Miss Jill 3s (TR)
Mrs. Martinez 3s (TR)
Mrs. Martinez 4s PM (MTR)

Wednesday, December 21
Miss Jill 3s (MW)
Mrs. Martinez 4s (MWF)
Ms. Jodie 4s Pre-K (MTWR)

Miss Jill’s 2s class is invited to attend on either day to visit Santa and enjoy snacks.

There will be no afternoon class 4s class on Tuesday. Please see Mrs. Martinez for more information.

We ask that you bring fruit, veggies, snacks, or cookies to share. There will be a Signup Genius sent out for snacks. Please remember that food should comply with the school guidelines: all items must be store-purchased and nut-free. If you are scheduled for parent-helping that day, please bring milk or juice to share.

Students will return to their classrooms after the concert, and parents will sign them out before going back to the gym for the party and treats.

Giving Tree

This is the time of year when we are thankful for our many blessings. Others are going through a rough time and could use a little help. The Community Preschool Giving Tree will be in the hallway during the month of December. If you would like to donate, please select one or more ornaments, purchase and wrap the item, and attach the ornament with the listed gift in the box. The teachers will deliver the gifts and make the season brighter for the families! Thank you for your generosity!

Shop with Scrip Fundraising

The holidays are upon us, and gift cards make fun and easy presents. Community Preschool is now enrolled in the Scrip fundraising program, which allows you to buy gift cards to dozens of vendors in various denominations. Plus, when you use the code listed below, a percentage of your purchase goes directly to our preschool. Please consider buying cards for gifts or your everyday use from Scrip! Click here to browse the available vendors.

Signing up is easy with the following steps:

  1. Log on to ShopWithScrip.com and select the green Get Started button in the upper right.
  2. Select Join Your Existing Program.
  3. Enter the following enrollment code: CLBL8ECF53L
  4. Complete the information requested in steps 1–5 to register.

Then shop for cards under the Shop tab. Hover over each brand to check whether the card can be reloaded, can be sent electronically (“Scrip Now eCard”), or can be received as a physical card.

If you’d prefer to have us order for you, choose the cards and amounts you’d like in denominations of $10, and email our treasurer Emily Main. Orders for physical cards arrive in approximately five business days.

Fundraising for Community Preschool is always optional, but your participation is greatly appreciated.

Third Quarter Tuition
Due Friday, December 2

Tuition for the third quarter is due by Friday, December 2, 2016. Please place your tuition payment in the Treasurer’s lock box, located on the northwest wall in the main school hallway. Make checks payable to “Community Preschool” and add your child’s name and class in the memo of the check 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 Emily 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.

(Tuition for fourth quarter will be due on Friday, February 10, 2017.)

Current Class Openings in 3s and 4s

We are currently registering for openings in the following classes:

  • Miss Jill’s Tuesday/Thursday 3s from 9:00–11:30 a.m.
  • Mrs. Martinez’s Tuesday/Thursday 3s from 8:45–11:15 a.m.
  • Mrs. Martinez’s Monday/Tuesday/Thursday PM 4s from 12:45–3:15 p.m.

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

  1. Complete the 2016–2017 Registration Packet. (Pages 6–8 including the Student Health Record, Certificate of Immunization, and Addendum MUST be completed AFTER June 1, 2016.)
  2. Be prepared to pay the non-refundable $70 non-refundable registration fee and the current quarter’s tuition.
  3. Contact the class coordinator (Emily for 2s/3s, or Kayla for 4s)

We also maintain a waiting list for each class, and you are welcome to contact the class coordinator to add your name in case an opening occurs.

***Please note that our class for ages 2.5 is currently full, and there is a substantial waiting list.***

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.

Scholastic Book Orders
Due Friday, January 27

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.

The next book order will be due by Friday, January 27.

Go to scholastic.com/readingclub and create an account with the code GWCML. If you prefer, you can complete a paper order and turn it in at preschool. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Tammy.