|Parents please share this website as the preschool needs your help now with promoting donations to the preschool.|
We currently have a fundraising social media campaign that ends on February 28, 2013. Please encourage your friends and relatives to donate for the benefit or your children. Please visit this site: http://fundly.com/children-at-faith-lutheran-preschool
|Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!|
We wish everyone at Faith Lutheran Preschool a safe, healthy, peaceful holiday season. We will be closed from Monday, December 24th through Tuesday, January 1st.
2013 Tuition Rates
Letter from our Director Kelli Watkins. New tuition rates effective January 1, 2013.
Tuition is due on the first of the month and is late if not received by the third of the month.
Welcome Parents, please review the preschool parent handbook for information to prepare your child for preschool. Link to Parent Handbook.
Pictures of the Apple Farm Visit
|Please click here to see the pictures from the Apple Farm visit.|
|Fall Preschool Program -|
Welcome Back Students and Parents
| back to school. |
We have a lot of fun activities planned for this year. New lessons and new things to learn for 2012/2013.... Plus we plan on moving into the new preschool building this year!
Ladybug Class Welcome letter.
Butterfly Class Welcome letter.
August 2012 Flying Angels
We will have an optional gymnastics class for the Butterfly and Ladybug students. Classes will be on August 17th, 24th and 31st. The cost is $10/class or $30. The Flying Angels Gymanastic class will help coordination, strength and balance and is a lot of fun for the kids.
Comments from our recent Parent Evaluation Forms on the Pre-K Ladybug class graduates
Question: Were you satisfied with the preschool program?|
"Yes, extremely nurturing environment" LK
"Yes, my child is well prepared and excited for kindergarten." RL
"Yes - I love that the teachers are friendly with the parents as well as the children and make an effort to know the whole family." SG
"We love Faith Lutheran and all of the teachers. Can't wait for my next child to start too!" MP
Question: What did you like most about the Pre-K program?
"Teachers that love their job and appreciated each child for who they are."LK
"Safe, nurturing, isolated environment with academics mixed in." BB
"The great mix of educational & fun activites (making education fun as well)." NC
"Hands on learning & children involvement. You can't put a price on the love that the teachers give to my children - Thank you!" MP
"I appreciate how everyone (teachers and students) were so warm & welcoming to my child as the "new kid". CC
"Friendly teachers; variety of activities; great group of kids socially; indoor/outdoor play." EF
Question: What was your child's favorite part of the preschool?
"Projects, jobs, outdoor play."LK
"Drawing and outside play."RL
"Project time." SG
"Playing w/ best friends." NC
"Outdoor play. "Projects". He talks a lot about the caterpillars, the stick bugs, hamster. He loves to have a "job"." MP
"Circle time and outside play." CC
"Weekly themes, student jobs, letter work." KF
"I'm so proud that my child can recognize all and spell most of the kids names at the school. His reading and math are both much more advanced than I expected :)." SG
"Faith Lutheran has done an excellent job. The school has transformed remarkably since Miss Kelli has taken over as Director." BB
Question: Are there any specific areas which you feel we need to improve?
"Maybe go over the letter of the week every day in a variety of ways and introduce sound or phonemic awareness for those that are ready." LK
"More enrichment activities like music, art, cooking, gardening, dance and physical education." RL
"Spend more time on the weekly letter packets as they often came home 1/2 done." EF
"Focus on letter sounds as part of a theme when doing letter of the week. For example, letter A week is Apple Week, etc." KF
"Thanks for making school a fun and safe place." RL
"Thanks so much! The girls are ready for Kindergarten!" KF
Vacation Bible School 9am to Noon
Monday, July 30th to Friday, August 3rd.
The Vacation Bible School will be held from 9am to Noon on Monday, July 30th to Friday, August 3rd. Our theme is Adventures in Ancient Babylon this year and all are welcome to attend. There are fun filled activities with music, crafts, and games. The cost is $25 for the week so please sign-up in advance. Please register your child using the attached link.
Pictures from Summer Activities
|Please take a look at all of the fun attending our new summer preschool program this year.|
Ladybug Graduation Party
Thursday, May 31st at 6pm.
|The Ladybug Graduation Party will be on Thursday, May 31st at 6pm. Please have your child at the preschool at 5:30pm to put on their cap and gown.|
|Santa Rosa Fire Department Visit||Thank you to the Santa Rosa Fire Department for visiting with us. Please see the pictures.|
|Santa Rosa Police Department Visit||Thank you to the Santa Rosa Police Departement for visiting with us. Please see the pictures.|
|Summer Fun at the Preschool.||Don't miss out on all the fun during the preschool's summer program, June 4th - August 3rd. There will be special events every week.|
Tim Cain Pasta Dinner Fundraiser Thursday, April 19th at 6pm
|Thank you to all the parents and chef Munther Masserweh of Scrumptious
Occasions Catering for all your donations and providing delicious food for our spring fundraiser. The kids played,
sang and danced with Tim Cain playing
Thank you to the following businesses:
El Torito, Powell’s Sweet Shoppe, Wal-Mart, Scandia, Olive Garden, Escape, Flavor Bistro, East West Restaurant, Yogurt Time, Red Lobster, Mary’s Pizza, Trader Joe’s, Lions & Tigers & Hair, Cokas Diko, Scribbles and Giggles Creative Art Studio, Rochioli Winery, plus Steve Norton’s wife has donated a quilt and Marc Rehkugler has other donations.Please support these community oriented businesses!
Please drive slowly and cautiously in the parking lot at the playschool
|Please drive slowly in the parking lot at the preschool. We don't want any one to get hurt.|
Friday Flying Angels Gymnastic Classes
|We will have an optional gymnastics class for the Butterfly and Ladybug students. Classes will be on May 4th, 18th and 25th. The cost is $10/class. The Flying Angels Gymanastic class will help coordination, strength and balance and is a lot of fun for the kids.|
|New Preschool Building - |
Hands On Faith Fundraiser
Recycle Event at the Church and Preschool
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Faith Lutheran Church and Preschool will host an electronic recycling event on Saturday, March 24. Hands on Faith is sponsoring this event and hopes to raise money to continue our new preschool building project. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have the new FLC Learning Center and Pre-School open in December 2012!!!!
Ask neighbors and friends to save their electronic recycle tv’s, vcr’s, cell phones, cables, computers, and monitors for this event. If you have something to donate and cannot transport it to church or preschool, please call Laurie Wennes, 526-3889, and we will make arrangements to pick up your items. Thank you for your support.
|Happy Halloween !|
You are invited to our Halloween Carnival and Costume Parade on Monday, October 31st at 10am. We will have music, popcorn, and a bubble machine.
Thank you to Coggins Fence & Supply Inc
|Thank you to Darrin at Coggins Fence & Supply Inc for fixing our fence around the playground after it was damaged by a fallen tree limb at no charge. We appreciate a job well done so please support them if you need any fence work. www.cogginsfence.com|
Field Trip to the Apple Farm
Our Ladybugs class will be visiting the Apple Farm on Thursday, September 1st. The cost is $6.00 per child. Please complete this permission form.
|Butterflies Class Wish List||Parents
please consider donating the following items for the Butterflies
classroom. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and needed.
Everyday needs of the preschool would be lightened with the help of the parents donating once every three months... Your support is greatly appreciated!
|St. Patrick's Day Fun|
St. Patrick's Day Pictures
Learning from Playing and Nurturing Social Skills
|Parents, here are some helpful notes on letting your children have time to play and learn. |
Also tips on nurturing your preschoolers social skills.
Ladybug Pre-Kindergarten Preparation
Our Ladybug students will be preparing for Kindergarten next year and this is a guide to help them learn the skills they will need for Kindergarten.
|Alert - Whooping Cough Epidemic|
Warning, California is experiencing the worst Whooping Cough epidemic in 50 years. Please read this alert and be sure to have your preschool children vaccinated.
|The First Days - Separation Anxiety|
Separation anxiety is normal and we have experience helping kids adjust to school.
|Individual Child Emergency Comfort Kit|
Parents, please prepare an individual child emergency comfort kit for your child in case of an emergency such as an earthquake which may require your child to be in the care of the preschool beyond the regular schedule. Child Emergency Comfort Kit Form
|Electronic Sign In/Out|
Parents, please sign in your child in the classroom and on the electronic sign-in/out in the Butterfly Classroom. This will help our preschool maintain compliance with state license requirements.
The Classroom Safari Team visited us this summer with some wild animals to see live and up close.
Please click on the link to see the pictures.
|Tim Cain Pasta Dinner Fundraiser|
A special thank you to Munther Masserweh for cooking and donating the food and wine for the Tim Cain Pasta Dinner Fundraiser. Tim sang and the kids danced. We appreciate the parents support for our preschool. Thank you very much. Link to pictures.
First 5 Sonoma County:
for new Parents from the First 5 Sonoma County.
Research shows that a baby’s brain grows to 90 percent of its adult size by age three. What your child experiences in these years before kindergarten shapes the person he or she will become.
From your first moments together, when you play, talk, sing, read and laugh with your baby, you are feeding his or her brain and helping it to grow. Your love and attention provide the foundation your child needs to learn and succeed through the rest of life.
The kids had fun searching for Easter Eggs as the pictures tell the story....
The kids had fun and got some exercise riding their bikes at school. The sunshine felt great!
Valley Fire Department Visit:
On Tuesday, March 9th, the Rincon Valley Fire Department visited the preschool to discuss safety. Please take a look at the pictures. Thank you to the RVFD for their service and protection!
|Pictures of the Preschool Christmas Program on Thursday, December 10th. Thank you to Santa Claus and the Teachers for a special time.|
Halloween and Pumpkin Patch:
|Please see the pictures from the best Halloween Carnival ever. Thank you to the teachers for organizing such a fun event for the kids!|
We recently added playground chips to the entire playground to replace the sand and pea gravel and we filtered the sand back into the sandbox. The new playground is cooler, less dusty and the kids are having a blast. Please take a look at the pictures by clicking on the link Playground Pictures
|Faith Lutheran Church Youth Program:||
Monthly Fun filled activities for your children with the Faith Lutheran Youth Program
Once a month come have fun with the kids! Check the dates on the Church calendar page.
Celebrate your Birthday!
Please let the teachers know what day you would like to bring in a birthday treat for your child.
We have room for more children. Please refer a child and if they enroll receive a credit up to $50 off your monthly tuition for five months.
Our goal is to have three additional children enrolled to fully utilize the resources of the preschool. Parents help is greatly appreciated and word of mouth is the best way to promote the preschool.
Why not give your child a head start on building a strong foundation for future success?
Please enroll today.
Please enroll by printing and completing the Faith Lutheran Preschool Application & Paperwork.
New Pre-K Spanish Program:
Pre-K Spanish lessons for our 4 and 5 year olds including the basics in Espanol such as names, letters, numbers, stories, and songs.
Parent Testimonials: Comments from our parents Pre-Kindergarten evaluation forms.
"Our daughter excelled at Faith Lutheran Preschool. She was very shy and very attached to her Mom when she started at the preschool. The teachers were very patient and understanding. She gained more confidence and grew socially making many friends. She enjoyed learning and her time at the preschool. Faith Lutheran Preschool prepared her to go to Kindergarten. Thank you. " DB
"I was very satisfied with the preschool program! Thanks for your hard work. My child definitely improved at Faith Lutheran, it was way better than her previous preschool. It was a very good experience! The arts & crafts, playing with new friends were her favorite things to do. My daughter did very well overall, she still needs more practice on identifying the alphabet letters (distinction on upper and lowercase) and practice writing her name." MA
"Yes, I was satisfied with the preschool program. I feel my child is prepared well for Kindergarten and I would refer someone else to the program. I liked the routine, letter study, playing time, weather and line leader/gentleman etc... plus lots of crafts." NN
"My child's favorite part of the preschool was making friends with all his classmates." DB
"My daughter has definitely improved socially by attending the preschool. She is getting prepared for Kindergarten w/ writing and reading. Her favorite part of preschool was playing outside w/ all of her friends." BK
"We were definitely satisfied with the preschool program. We liked the themed weeks and loved the little field trips too! Our childrens favorite things were playing with friends and doing projects. We would have liked to have more opportunities to talk with the teacher." MK
"My child improved very much by attending the preschool. She was shy to attend school and now she loves it! I like her enthusiasm to go to school, the art projects that came home were great! We had a great experience!" AK
"My child enjoys learning now because you made it fun. You have a great staff of teachers who really cared about the program and the kids." Q
"Yes, I was satisfied with the preschool program - all 3 of my children attended this preschool. I feel that the curriculum is better now than ever. The circle time, jobs/helpers, calendar time and running around in the play yard were all favorite activities." EF
"We are very satisfied with the program for both of our children. We liked the projects that engage and build self-esteem. We would like more focus on handwriting. NG
"My daughter's development over the past year or two has been healthy and continuous. I like the developmental skills as they are taught at the appropriate time. Her favorite part of preschool was music, singing, and helping." EFH
"We were satisfied with the preschool program. Our son learned his letters, numbers and how to hold a pencil. He grew socially and enjoyed the Spanish lessons so much he wanted more. The teachers are very patient and comforting to the children. Thank you to the staff for their care and love for our kids. My only suggestion is to add more Kindergarten sight words." CB
For more reviews, please visit: http://www.merchantcircle.com/business/Faith.Lutheran.Preschool.707-538-3068/review/list
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|How to protect yourself from getting the flu (Swine Flu - H1N1) Alert:||
read the following Santa Rosa City Schools H1N1 Update.
Clean Hands Save Lives!
CDC urges you to take 3 action steps to protect against the flu.
Stop the spread of germs that make you and others sick!
|Sick Day - Illness Policy
Sick? - Please keep your child at home
|Child Care Center - Parent's Rights|| |
Child Care Center Notification of Parent's Rights