St. Al's Preschool

Welcome to St. Aloysius Gonzaga Preschool

Important Dates:

January 15 - No school, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 19 - Full day of school with after care for Preschool only (Early dismissal for students in grades K-8)

January 15 - January 26 - Preschool registration for CURRENT students

January 28 - Open House 10 am - 1 pm

January 28 - February 2 - Catholic School's Week, NEW student registration

Looking Ahead:

February 10 - Gator Gala, 6-10 pm Check the Gator Gazette for details on how to attend, volunteer or make a donation to the Gator Gazette.

~Help support our school by selling raffle tickets for the Grand Prize at the Gator Gala. Information and two tickets were sent home in mid-December. Contact Carrie Gould at if more tickets are needed.

~For weather related closings and delays, we will follow Oak Hills Local School District.

~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

Focus on ART

Art is an important part of our curriculum. Every day, children find a variety of art material available on our shelves. Drawing, painting, molding and constructing are not only enjoyable but also provide important opportunities for learning. Children express original ideas and feelings, improve their coordination, learn to recognize colors and textures, and develop creativity and pride in their accomplishments by exploring and using art materials.

When children are engaged in art activities, we talk with them about what they are doing and ask questions that encourage them to think about their ideas and express feelings. We are just as interested in the creative process as we are in what children make.

Art is a very easy way to bring your child’s school life into your home. Children love to bring home their art products to share with the most important people in their lives. Take time to talk with your child about their work. Art is something your child can do at home in almost any room. Crayons, markers, paper, child-sized scissors and glue are great materials to start. A child’s mind is much more creative and artistic than any coloring book allows.

*Adapted from The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, 2002