Monthly Preschool Newsletters



Tots – May 2019

Dear Families,

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!

Special Dates:

  • May 9/10- Beach Day! Wear your swim suit/beach clothes to school!
  • May 14/15- Chapel Time @ 11:00- all are welcome to join.
  • May 20/21- Last Day of Class
  • May 23- All School Picnic with family at Warrington Park from 11-1

Thank you for a great year!

Miss Tracey, Miss Uma, & Miss Lisa


Starfish & Angelfish (Young Three’s) – April 2019

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 W, X and Y.  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:

  • April 15/16: Letter W – please bring a V item
  • April 22 – 26: Family Week and Scholastic Book Fair
  • April 23/24: Letter X – please bring a W item
  • April 23/24: Chapel 11:00  – All are welcome
  • April 29/30: Letter Y

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. Ramya 


Sea Turtles and Seahorses (Three’s) – May 2019

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 Letter “V”
  • May 7/8Letter “W”
  • May 9/10Beach Day! (see details below)
  • May 14/15 Letters “X,””Y,” and “Z”
  • May 14/15Chapel, 11:00
  • May 21 Last Day of School
  • May 23 All School Picnic 11:00 – 1:00, Deerpath Park (Miss Kathy will be sending a note home with details)

We don’t really go to the beach on beach day; the children just pretend they are at the beach!  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 and an empty kiddie pool the children can play and read books in.

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 2019

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 our themes are ocean life, bugs and plants. We will have Beach Day on Thursday, May 9!  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!

Important Dates:

  • May 9 – BEACH DAY
  • May 13 – Y and Z Week
  • May 14  – Chapel 11:00
  • May 21 – last day of school
  • May 22 – Graduation (PreK classes only)
  • May 23 – school picnic, 11-1 pm, Deerpath Park on Warrington Rd.

Have a wonderful and blessed summer,
Ms. Kathy

Birds and Butterflies Class – May 2019

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 9/10 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 22.  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 23. 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 TO REMEMBER                                                           

  • May 9/10 Beach Day – Wear your swimsuit!
  • May 13/14 “Y” Day-wear yellow  
  • May 15 Chapel 11:00
  • May 16/17 “Z” Day-wear a shirt with letters on it 
  • May 22 – 9:00 Graduation (MWF AM/Birds) – Please arrive at 8:45
    11:00 Graduation (TWTH AM/Butterflies) – Please arrive at 10:45  
  • May 23 End of the year picnic at Deerpath Park/Warrington Shelter

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


Lions Class – May 2019

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 more 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, initials, 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 for you to keep which 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 9.  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 22 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 21.  Graduation will follow on Wednesday and then our all school picnic will take place on Thursday, May 23 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 9 – Beach Day (come dressed up in beach clothes)
  • Tuesday, May 14 – our last chapel at 11:00 am (all are invited)
  • Wednesday, May 22 – GRADUATION DAY (arrive at 9:45 am for our 10:00 am ceremony)
  • Thursday, May 23 – all school picnic at 11am – 1pm  at Deerpath/Warrington Park

Miss Charlotte and Miss Devina