Letter to Parents- We are Moving!

posted Jan 10, 2018, 12:39 PM by Dawn Dupont   [ updated Jan 10, 2018, 12:49 PM ]

As all of you know, the big for sale sign outside has been a thorn in our side all year.  Many of you have asked about the future of our preschool and where we will be located next year if the building is sold.  Although we ultimately wanted to purchase the building ourselves, God had bigger plans for us. 

I wanted to let all our current families be the first to know that we will be moving out of our current location this summer and moving into St. Ludmilas Elementary School, 215 21st Ave. SW.  St. Ludmilas is a private catholic school located next to St. Ludmilas Catholic Church.

St. Ludmilas announced to their families that the school will closing after this school year the same week our article came out in the paper about us needing a new home.  Fate brought our two churches, St. Ludmilas Catholic and Lovely Lane United Methodist, together.  We started talking, had several meetings and the official decision was made last night.  

For those that live outside the Trinity Lane neighborhood I wanted to give you a sense of direction as to where our new location resides.  It is 1.5 miles from Trinity Lane or a 4 minute car ride.  It is 5.9 miles from Lovely Lane Preschool or 8 minute drive.  The school is easily accessible from the interstate like us, but is a little further south ( close to Wilson Ave. exit).  

We are sad to be leaving our current location, but beyond excited for the possibilities this new location holds including remaining in a Christian environment, a huge amount of empty space in the school building for us to potentially expand, a large parking lot, 1st floor classrooms (no more stairs!), land to possibly build a brand new playground and an existing full court gymnasium for those cold or rainy days.  

This is all the info I can give at this time.  Registration for the 2018-19 school year 2-4 yr old preschool will happen in February as planned, with hopefully more details to pass along then.  But I wanted to let families know as soon as possible that next year will for sure be in the soon former St. Ludmilas Elementary School building so that you can think about how that will work for your family.  We hope the majority of our families will take this new journey with us!    

One last thought I had about all of this is what a great community we live in and how powerful it is to see God's work before our eyes.  We have two different churches, one Catholic, one Methodist, that have come together for one common goal- to provide the best possible education to ALL children in our community.  I'm really not trying to present any political view here, just glorifying the fact that when people get to know each other they may find they have more in common than they do differences and at the core is a belief in God.  When one door closes, another opens :)

Blessings,

Dawn DuPont
Site Director
362-2702

Fall 2017 Conferences

posted Oct 20, 2017, 9:14 AM by Dawn Dupont   [ updated Oct 20, 2017, 9:16 AM ]

Sign up has begun for fall conferences.  Follow this link  https://ptcfast.com/schools/Trinity_Lane_Preschool
 to sign up for a 15 minute conference with your child's teacher.  Day and evening times are available for working parents.  

Parent Reminders

posted Jul 26, 2017, 1:43 PM by Dawn Dupont   [ updated Jul 26, 2017, 1:49 PM ]

Here are a couple reminders for this upcoming school year. 

Starting August 1st the office will start sending announcements to our master list of parents thru email in addition to facebook and this website.  Student/family info will also be shared with teachers at this time.  Your child's teacher will email or call to set up a brief home visit in August.

Supply lists are posted below.  You will also receive a hard copy in your home visit folder.  Supplies can be brought to the Meet and Greets.

Meet and Greets are scheduled for Wednesday, August 30th and Thursday, August 31st from 9am-11am. (parent orientation at 10am) for our morning classes and Wednesday, August 30th from 12:40-1:40pm for our afternoon class. (parent orientation at 1:00)

All paperwork will need to be turned in by the first day of school. 
First day of school is Tuesday, Sept. 5th and Wednesday, Sept 6th.

Due to the volume of questions I receive over the summer it is best to direct questions to trinitylanepreschool@gmail.com vs. facebook, voice mail, etc.  This email is checked every day and will ensure you receive a response from me within 24 hours.  We're looking forward to another fantastic year at Trinity Lane Preschool!

2017-2018 Supplies List

posted Jul 19, 2017, 9:25 PM by Dawn Dupont

Click on the pdf file below for the 2017-2018 school year supplies list.  Please bring these items except the backpack with you to the Meet and Greet on August 30th or August 31st.  Nothing needs to be labeled except for your backpack, 3 ring binder,  and folder.  The rest will be shared as community supplies.  

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.

NUT FREE:
Charms Blow Pops
Sugar Daddy
Dots
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
Razzles
Rolos
Skittles- all varieties
Smarties,
Sour Patch Kids
Starburst Fruit Chews
Starburst GummiBursts
Twizzlers- all wrapped varieties
Whoppers

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. 

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