August 2017 Preschool News
Important August Dates
Monday, August 21 – Parent Information Meeting for parents/guardians only.
We ask that at least one adult attend this meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Steinhausen Ctr. (across the street from the church on 6th & Jefferson). Typically this meeting lasts 30-40 minutes. The information provided is very helpful and allows for a more child-centered visit on Open House day. Important paperwork will also be distributed at this meeting. Please bring a 3×5 or 4×6 size picture of your family in an envelope labeled with your child’s name (an informal computer printed picture is just fine). If possible, list family members on the back of the photo. We will use them in our classroom for a “touch of home”!
Tuesday, August 22 – Preschool Staff Day
Wednesday, August 23 – Open House Day for preschoolers and their parents!
Families may visit the preschool anytime between 8:15 – 10:15 a.m. Please allow about 15-minutes for your visit. Open House is a wonderful opportunity for preschool children and their parents (or a trusted adult) to become familiar with the preschool prior to the first day. Please bring your child’s school/snack supplies to Open House (backpacks are not needed until the first day of school).
Thursday, August 24 & Friday, August 25 – First Regular Days of Preschool!
Download the Summer Newsletter
Download the Preschool Handbook
Immunizations & Medical Needs
Immunization records must be received prior to your child’s first day of school. If you have not yet sent in your child’s immunization record, you may do so via scan/e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail to the attention of Julie Crnkovich.
Immunization records may also be brought to the parent meeting. If your child has any special medical needs, please remember to have an action plan and any necessary emergency medications ready for your child’s first day of school. Your physician should provide an action plan and a separate prescription for medication that can be left at school year round. Our staff is unable to give your child medication unless these requirements are met.
Safe Environment Training
Are you interested in helping with parish activities, coaching or similar activities? Please make plans to attend a Safe Environment Training Class. Training sessions are listed on the Archdiocesan website; www.archomaha.org.
Safe Environment Trainings “have been set for ‘all personnel of the archdiocese, i.e. priests, deacons, paid staff and volunteers who have regular contact with children and young people at the time they enter service in the name of the church’ (Archdiocese of Omaha, Child Protection policy ). Initial training sessions run approximately 2-hours.
Where Do I Go for Additional Information?
Please visit the preschool link on the parish website www.saintcolumbkille.org throughout the school year, or send us an e-mail! Thank you for entrusting your child to us. We look forward to seeing you soon!