Welcome to St. Aloysius Gonzaga Preschool

We are currently enrolling students for the 2018 - 2019 school year. Space is limited. Contact Beth at 587-3978 or wolfzorn_b@saintals.org for more information.

Important Dates:

May 14 - 9:30 May crowning (begins in Church) - All are welcome

May 14 - 1:30 Kim from Cheviot library visits

May 15 - 9:30 Kim from Cheviot library visits

May 18 - 20 - St. Al's Festival - hope to see you there!!

May 21 - No school - Festival clean-up

May 24 - 8:45 - 9:15 zoo visit - Marvelous Me

May 25 - 8:45 - 9:15 zoo visit- Moving and Grooving

May 29 - Gator Gala reward day - details to come

May 30 - Fun Day - watch your email for details

May 31 - Last day for T/TH -End of year party

June 1 - Last day for MWF - End of year party

~ Box Tops for Education ~

You can help our school by collecting Box Tops for Education from many products you already use. Follow this link to see the list of participating products:


Trim the box tops and send them to school in an envelope. Every box top adds up to money for our school.

~Show your school spirit and wear you "Little Gators" t-shirt every Thursday or Friday. Still need to order a shirt, check the Gator Gazette or contact Kathy Hicks at bunjihicks@hotmail.com

Have you read to your child today?

Focus on the MUSIC and MOVEMENT

We do a lot of singing and creative movement in preschool. Singing and moving to music gives the children a chance to hear and appreciate different kinds of music, express themselves through their movement and practice new skills. The children love our daily time for singing together, and it helps them learn to cooperate in a group. Here are some of the things we do to encourage a love for music and movement.

~ We listen to all different kinds of music.

~ We play instruments to make our own music.

~ We use chants to help us get through daily routines, such as clean-up time.

What can you do at Home?

You don't have to play an instrument or sing on key to enjoy music with your child. Taking a few minutes to sit together and listen to music can provide a welcome break fo rboth of you. Also, the music you share with your child doesn't have to be "kid's music" only. It can be country, jazz, classical, pop or any other music you like. Here are some ideas for enjoying music and movement with your child.

~ Children love a song or chant about what they are doing at the moment, especially when it uses their name. While pushing your child on a swing, you might chant, "Swing high, swing low, this is the way that (your child's name ) goes."

~ Songs and finger-plays help keep children occupied at challenging times, for instance, during long car trips, while waiting in line, or when grocery shopping.

~ Musical instruments can be made or improvised at home easily. Your (or your child) already may have discovered that cooking pots and lids make wonderful instruments.

Sharing music with your child is a wonderful way to build a warm, loving relationship. It's a gift that will last forever.

*Adapted from The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, 2002