Monthly Preschool Newsletters

Director’s Newsletter – Spring 2018

Please join us for the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Christ Lutheran PreSchool. You are an important part of this journey – one that includes thousands of other children and parents – including children who have now become Christ Lutheran PreSchool adults! We will gather at DoubleTree, Mundelein on Saturday, May 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person, with sponsor packages available. Includes delicious sit-down dinner and auction. To reserve your tickets, please RSVP by April 25 to We would also appreciate any auction items. Thank you for those who have already made some beautiful gift baskets, which are waiting for your bid!

Please see me if you haven’t reserved your child’s place in a class for the 2018/2019 school year. (A $90 registration fee is required).

Looking for some fun activities this summer?  Come join us for Kids Kamp.  Information is being emailed and a paper copy in the school bag during the week of Feb 5.  For the early registration 10% discount, you must register by March 9.

Safety reminder:  please be careful in the parking lot.  As we get into winter weather, I know the snow makes parking a challenge; park in marked spaces when possible.  Be sure to keep the area in front of our main door open for pedestrians.  THANK YOU!

To help keep costs down, we appreciate any donations of napkins, 5 oz paper/plastic cups, small paper plates, hand wipes, facial tissue and paper towels.

Dates to Remember:

  • May 22 – Last day of classes and extended day activities
  • May 23 – Graduation Day (for students graduating to Kindergarten) THERE WILL BE NO REGULAR CLASSES THIS DAY
  • May 24 – All School Picnic, 11 to 1 pm, Deerpath Park shelter on Warrington Rd.

God’s Blessings!
Kathy Davis, Director


Tots – May 2018

Dear Family and Friends,

We are in our last month together and anxious for some warm weather fun! The month of May will be one of joy, growth, and change.  We will be learning about animals under the sea. Look for lots of May flowers and a special Mother’s Day gift!

It has truly been a great year. Your children were a joy and it was a privilege to watch their personalities and friendships develop through the year. Have a safe and happy summer!

Important Dates:

  • May 10/11- Beach Day! Wear your swim suit/beach clothes to school!
  • May 16/17- Chapel Time @ 11:00- all are welcome to join.
  • May 21/22- Last Day of Class
  • May 24- All School Picnic at Warrington Park from 11-1

Thank you for a great year!
Miss Tracey and Miss Lisa


Starfish & Angelfish (Young Three’s) – April 2018

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!  We will be very busy throughout the month with many fun topics.  We will focus on farm and farm animals, April showers and Springtime as our themes.  We will continue through our alphabet with letters T, U, V, W and X.  Our color of the month is blue and our shape is the diamond.  We will have a special Family Week with more information to come!  Here are some important dates to remember:

Important dates:

  • April 16/17 Letter “V” – please bring a V item
  • April 23 – 27 Family Week and Scholastic Book Fair
  • April 23/24 Letter “W” – please bring a W item
  • April 25/26 Chapel 11:00  – All are welcome

We will be going outside as much as possible as the days get warmer, so please make sure there is a change of clothes just in case we have a mud run in!  Make sure you look for more information to come concerning our family week and our book fair.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Ms. Susan and Ms. Melissa


Sea Turtles and Seahorses (Three’s) – May 2018

It is hard to believe that this is the last month of school.  We have enjoyed getting to know each and every student, as well as their families, in our class. Thank you for your support over the school year.  Thank you to those that made our classroom parties so fun, thank you for standing in for Miss Gini and Miss Jen when we were not able to be there, thank you for donating the supplies we needed to keep our room, and the children, clean and thank you for supporting your child’s steps towards more independence.  Teaching involves a community of, not only teachers, but also parents and other family members to support a child’s development.

Our themes for May are “Oceans,” “Summer Fun,” and “ABC and Number Review.”

Here’s a look at our last month of school:

  • May 1/2 Letter “W”
  • May 8/9 Letters “X,” “Y,” and “Z”
  • May 10/11 Beach Day! (see details below)
  • May 16/17 Chapel
  • May 22 Last day of school
  • May 24 All School Picnic 11:00 – 1:00, Deerpath Park

On Beach Day the children can come to school dressed in their bathing suits and flip-flops.  If they’re not comfortable wearing their bathing suit, they can wear a beach cover-up or just come dressed in shorts and t-shirt.  They can also bring a beach towel (please make sure their name is on the towel.  While we won’t have a beach, we will have water play in our sensory table.

We will be taking a “field trip” across the hall to visit both PreK classrooms.  Your child will get a chance to check out the classrooms and meet the PreK teachers.

Don’t forget to sign up for Kids Kamp.  You will find the registration form on the cart in the hallway.  See Miss Kathy with any questions about Kids Kamp.

Lastly, thank you for entrusting us with your children.  It has been a fun year!  We hope we have made your child’s early school experience a fun and enriching time that will serve them well in their future.  We have seen your children grow, not only physically, but also socially and academically.

Have a wonderful, fun, and safe summer!

Miss Gini and Miss Jen



Monkey Class (Y4) – May 2018

I can’t believe how fast this school year has gone by!  I have had so much fun spending time with the children.  I have seen so much growth in each student.  We started this year in a new classroom with new friends.  Since then the students have learned so many things, from learning to socialize and build friendships to recognizing class mates names and the letters and sounds from the alphabet.  These are just a few of the things the children have accomplished. I am so proud of all the students and wish them the best of luck next year!

This month we will be learning about ocean life.  We will have fun learning about sea creatures.  We will have Beach Day on Thursday, May 10!  Children can come dressed in beach clothes, swimsuits, cover-ups, sunglasses, etc.  They can bring in their favorite beach towel, too.

Our letters are W, X, Y and Z.  We will end the year with our school picnic.   More information to come!

We are especially excited to celebrate the preschool’s 25th Anniversary.  We hope you can join us in the celebration on May.  In honor of the celebration/fundraiser we have a raffle set up on the big bulletin board in the hallway.  Check it out to see if your child would like to try to win some special fun with his/her teachers.

Important Dates:

  • April 30 – W Week
  • May 5 – 25th Year Celebration
  • May 7 – X Week
  • May 10 – BEACH DAY
  • May 14 – Y and Z Week
  • May 17 – Chapel 11:00
  • May 22 – last day of school
  • May 23 – Graduation (PreK classes only)
  • May 24 – school picnic, 11-1 pm, Deerpath Park on Warrington Rd.

Have a wonderful and blessed summer!
Ms. Kathy

Birds and Butterflies Class – May 2018

May is here and that means the end of school is near.  It seems like we were just making name tags and getting to know everyone!

We would like to thank everyone who came to visit during our family week.  The children love sharing their world with you!!

On May 10/11 we will be having an all school Beach Day.  Children may wear beach clothes such as swimming suits, cover-ups, sandals, etc.  Children may also bring a beach towel (with their name on it).  We have lots of fun things planned!

Graduation will be during the day on May 23.  This is only for the children who are going to kindergarten in the fall.  There will be no regular school that day for any of our CLPS students.  The MWF AM (Bird) class will meet in the classroom at 8:45 am for our 9:00 graduation.  The TWTH AM (Butterfly) class will meet in the classroom at 10:45 for our 11:00 graduation.  After the ceremony, we will be meeting back in our room for cookies.  No need to bring anything, cookies will be provided!

The end of the year all school picnic is May 24. There will be no school that day. The picnic will be held from 11:00 to 1:00 at Deerpath Park at the end of Warrington Drive in Vernon Hills.  There will be no rain date for the picnic

Our alphabet book will be coming home at the end of the month.  Please look through it with your child.  We started these books at the beginning of the school year and the children have noticed their own progress!  We will also be sending home the photos from the photo albums and everyone’s pages from all of our great class books we’ve made.

In looking back over the school year, we have seen so much growth in all of your children academically and socially.  It is very rewarding for us as teachers to watch a child over a period of time, embrace and incorporate the ideas that they have been taught.  What a wonderful and exciting year we have had!  Thank you for sharing your children with us and all your help and support during the past school year. Be sure to “Like” Christ Lutheran Preschool on FB.  There are lots of fun pictures posted there.

Important Dates:

  • May 1 “W” Day – Wear white
  • May 10/11 Beach Day – Wear your swimsuit!
  • May 14/15 “Y” Day – Wear yellow
  • May 16 Chapel 11:00
  • May 17/18 “Z” Day-wear a shirt with letters on it
  • May 23 Graduation
    9:00 Graduation (MWF AM/Birds) – Please arrive 8:45
    11:00 Graduation (TWTH AM/Butterflies) – Please arrive at 10:45
  • May 24 End of the year picnic

Miss Jayne, Miss Lisa, Miss Denise, and Miss Kathy B.


Lions Class – May 2018

Dear Friends,

Well, this is it, our last official Pre-K Lions newsletter.  If you think April went by too quickly, just be prepared for May – there are only four more weeks of school left but there’s still much to accomplish.  Our class has grown in many ways this year.  Also, thank you to everyone who was able to visit during Family week.

Throughout the year, we have used a variety of name tags at circle to help us learn the following:  first and last name, initial, birthday, phone number and address.  Please continue to practice at home.  We will send all of these home during the last week of school along with photos we have taken throughout the year.

This month we will be learning a little more about Spring, including flowers and insects.  We will mix in some early Summer fun and explore the ocean.  Much fun lies ahead!

Our all school Beach Day is on Thursday, May 10.  Please have your child come to school dressed in beach attire (swimsuit or T-shirt and shorts) and send a beach towel along with optional sandals or flip flops, sunglasses and/or one safe beach toy.

Our graduation ceremony will be on Wednesday, May 23 at 10:00 am. This will truly be a special event as your preschoolers are ready to climb up the educational ladder – on to Kindergarten!  Please arrive at 9:45 am (15 minutes before the ceremony) and bring your child directly to the classroom.  We will serve cookies after the ceremony.

Our last regular day of preschool is Tuesday, May 22.  Graduation will follow on Wednesday and then our all school picnic will take place on Thursday, May 24 at 11 am – 1 pm at Warrington Park, close to our school.

In looking back, we would like to say that this school year has been a most joyous and rewarding experience for us and we hope for you and your child, as well.   We have watched your children further develop their own unique characteristics, which have blossomed in many ways and have broadened their horizons.  Our goal was to guide your children to learn to reach out and empathize with others, to accept and celebrate differences between themselves, and to communicate their feelings and resolve conflicts in constructive ways.  Everyone has the ability to become contributing members of our community.  We believe that each day is filled with a purpose and that children need to be surrounded with tools that enable them to be confident learners.  We hope that your children will continue to enjoy learning and aim for the brightest stars.

Important Dates:

  •  Thursday, May 10 – Beach Day (come dressed up in beach clothes)
  • Thursday, May 17 – our last chapel at 11:00 am (all are invited)
  • Wednesday, May 23 – GRADUATION DAY (arrive at 9:45 am for our 10:00 am ceremony)
  • Thursday, May 24 – all school picnic

Have a happy and fun-filled summer!
Miss Charlotte and Miss Devina

Kids Kamp/Preschool Tidbit

  • Still room in summer Kids Kamp and some Fall Classes –  registration
  • Open House/Picnic – Sunday, August 26!
    Worship/Backpack Blessing – 9:30a
    Open House – 10:30-12:30
    Picnic/Activities – 10:30-noon
  • First Day of PreSchool – Aug. 30 or 31 (Parent meeting at 8:30 a.m.)
  • No School for Labor Day – Sept. 3
  • No School for Columbus Day – Oct. 8

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