Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences

posted Feb 26, 2017, 6:35 PM by Dawn Dupont

Sign up for Spring 2017 parent/teacher conferences has begun.  This is a great opportunity to have some one on one time with your child's teacher without the hustle and bustle of preschool arrival and dismiss time.  Conferences are optional for 2s and 3s, but required of 4s parents.  Follow the link below to sign up online.  https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Trinity_Lane_Preschool

Trinity Lane Expanding their 4s Program, why you should consider an afternoon class.

posted Feb 5, 2017, 3:22 PM by Dawn Dupont

Registration will be under way for the 2017-2018 school year on Feb. 6th.  One change will be the addition of a 4s class in the afternoons.  This class will run from 12:40-3:30pm Monday-Friday and be offered FREE to families.  You can not sign up for both the AM and PM 4s classes.  Afternoon preschool classes are more difficult to fill but there are some advantages to choosing an afternoon class.  After speaking with multiple schools, one thing they all spoke about was how their afternoon classes were calmer, more focused learning classrooms.  Reasons why this might be the case:

Children have not been rushed out the door to get to school.
Children have had a full nights sleep.
Children have had a full and healthy breakfast and lunch.
Children have had a chance to run and play.
Quieter environment- less students in the afternoon

Here are some things to consider if you are debating on morning vs. afternoon classes OR we've told you only afternoon spots are left:

Is your child an early riser waking up between 6-7am (good candidate for am preschool) or do they like to sleep until 8am or later?
Does your child take time to warm up in the mornings or do they seem to enjoy hanging out in their jammies for a bit?
Do you have a baby at home that makes it more difficult to get out the door quickly in the mornings?
Do you enjoy doing other preschool age community activities that are usually held in the mornings during the week?Playgroups, story time at library, music class, gymnastics, toddler time at AirFX, Art or movement classes thru CR Recreation, etc.
Does your child have sensory issues?
Does your child have difficulty warming up to new situations or other children?
Is your child no longer napping or taking naps less than 7 days a week?  
What times work best for your work schedule and daycare?
How far away is the first day of school?  Nap schedules can change over 6-7 months.
The afternoon class will mostly likely have a few less students which means more one on one time with staff.  This provides opportunities for extra support in learning for a student struggling and opportunities to challenge the advanced student.  

Naps and who afternoon classes are best for:  
Children who are not in need of a nap every day and may only need to nap a few times a week. (If your child is napping less than 7 days, an afternoon class will keep your child stimulated at school. Your child can then return home for an earlier dinner, bath and bedtime making for a much smoother evening routine (for all of you). This also facilitates a smooth weaning from afternoon napping.  

If you'd like to feel the difference in preschool when there's only one class present, visit on a Friday morning.  You'll be amazed at how calm and quiet it feels!  

Registration for 2017-2018 School Year

posted Feb 5, 2017, 11:03 AM by Dawn Dupont   [ updated Feb 5, 2017, 1:33 PM ]

Registration for next fall begins this week.  To reserve your child's spot simply fill out the attached registration form and return to Trinity Lane Preschool with the required $40 registration fee (2s and 3s only) and copy of birth certificate (4s only).  Registration forms may be returned in person, via mail or emailed.  Accounts must be current with no overdue tuition in order to register.  Classes are filled on a first come basis.  Registrations will be accepted in the following order:

Current families: Monday, February 6th
Former families: Monday, February 13th
New families: Monday, February 20th

Call 362-2702 to schedule a personal tour.  Stop in to pay your registration fee Monday-Thursday 8:15am-2:30pm and Fridays 8:15am-1:15pm.  *Please note- If paying with cash, please bring exact change as we do not keep cash on hand.  We will credit your account for any amount paid over the registration fee and apply it to September 2017 tuition.

With the support of Lovely Lane Church Children's Weekday Ministries, financial assistance with registration fees and tuition will be offered again next year for those that qualify.  If you would like more information, please email Dawn DuPont, Site Director at trinitylanepreschool@gmail.com.

Hearing Tests this Monday and Tuesday

posted Nov 5, 2016, 8:09 PM by Dawn Dupont

A Grant Wood audiologist will be at preschool early this week performing hearing tests.  We will be testing any student age 3 and up that has a parental signed form.  If your child is under 3, but you have concerns about their hearing we can screen them as well.  The parental consent form is attached for you to fill out electronically and email back to trinitylanepreschool@gmail.com or you can fill out a hard copy in the hallway Monday/Tuesday morning.

Nut Free Halloween Candy

posted Oct 24, 2016, 8:39 AM by Dawn Dupont

Here is a list of nut free candy for your reference if you are planning on bringing candy for our Halloween parades.  You are not required to pass out candy, but if you'd like to we prefer nut free.  You can also do other fun things like glow sticks, stickers, etc.

Charms Blow Pops
Sugar Daddy
Tootsie Rolls
Tootsie Pops
Junior Caramels
Junior Mints
Sugar Babies
Hershey's Chocolate Bars- 1.55 oz bars only- other sized not safe
Hershey's Chocolate Kisses
Andes Mints
Dum Dum Pops
Kraft Caramels
Lifesaver Gummies
Milk Duds
Jolly Rancher
Red Vines
Skittles- all varieties
Sour Patch Kids
Starburst Fruit Chews
Starburst GummiBursts
Twizzlers- all wrapped varieties

Fundraiser for 2016-2017 School Year

posted Sep 19, 2016, 9:28 AM by Dawn Dupont

The City Books have arrived!  Today and tomorrow your child will bring home one sample book of our fundraiser for the year.  The books sell for $25.  The City Book fundraiser has done well the last few years so the board has chosen to continue with it this year.  This will be the only fundraiser we will do this school year.  We do not want you to sell door to door.  Simply ask family, friends or take to work.  If you choose not to sell any, that is fine too.  Simply return the one sample book given to you in the sales envelope.  All orders and money collected can be put in the large envelope that your sample book came home in.  The envelope and any unsold sample books are due back to school by 10/7/2016.  For every 5 books you sell, you get 1 book free. 

Pick Up/Drop Off Available for 2016/2017 School Year

posted Sep 2, 2016, 11:03 AM by Dawn Dupont

We will be offering the pick up/drop off lane again this school year for parents.  We have made some changes to how it is going to work though.  Drop offs in the morning will be from 8:40-8:50am on 3rd Ave SW.  Wait in the vehicle and your child's respective teacher associate will come to your vehicle and get your child out and into the preschool.  Drop off will end promptly at 8:50 so staff can be in the classrooms by the time school starts at 9am.  So if you arrive after 8:50 you will need to bring your child in, take them to the restroom before dropping them off at the classroom.  Parking will be allowed by any parents on 3rd Ave. starting at 8:50am.  Pick up lane after school will be from 12:05-12:15pm.  Lead teachers will bring out those students signed up for pick up lane at that time.  Parking along 3rd Ave SW will be allowed at the end of preschool until 12:05pm.  Please note that the lane closest to the curb is a bike lane.  You should be pulling up or parking in the middle lane.  Also, 3rd Ave. SW in front of preschool is a 2 way street.  If you did not attend the parent orientation and want to sign up for the pick up / drop off lane, please fill out the attached form and email back to me by Saturday, Sept. 3rd.

School Year Starts Sept. 6, 2016

posted Jul 22, 2016, 2:10 PM by Dawn Dupont   [ updated Jul 22, 2016, 2:18 PM ]

Here are some important dates of our upcoming school year:  Home visits will be scheduled between August 15-30th.  Meet and Greet days will take place on Wednesday, August 31st and Thursday, Sept. 1st from 9-11am.  The first day of school will be on Tuesday, Sept. 6th from 9am-12pm.  We can't wait to see our Fall 2016 students and families!

2016/2017 School Supplies List

posted Jul 20, 2016, 3:45 PM by Dawn Dupont   [ updated Jul 20, 2016, 3:47 PM ]

Our school supplies list is now available for viewing on the web.  Please bring these items except the backpack with you to the Meet and Greet on August 31st or September 1st.  Nothing needs to be labeled except for your 3 ring binder and folder.  The rest will be shared as community supplies.

New 4s afternoon class

posted May 4, 2016, 8:14 PM by Dawn Dupont

We are excited to announce that we are adding a second 4s class for the 2016/2017 school year.  Our 4s class has always been a popular class with a long waiting list.  We are happy for the opportunity to serve more families.  This second class will be in the afternoons from 12:40-3:30pm Monday-Friday.  It will be a FREE program, just like our morning class.  Why choose an afternoon class?  
• Smaller class size
• Quiet and calm atmosphere (the 4s will be the only class in the afternoon)
• Children are more focused and ready to learn after a morning of playing
• No rush to get up and out the door in morning
• More days of recess outside on playground vs. indoor recess due to warmer temps in afternoon
• Helps children wean from naps and prepare for a full day of school in kindergarten
• The timing would allow stay at home moms to do things like meet friends or spouse for a lunch date.

Registration is simple and FREE.  Click here to register today.

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