Faith Lutheran Preschool Parent Handbook
Teacher--Patty Sojka
SCHEDULE: 3 year old classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday beginning after Labor Day. 4 year old classes meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning after Labor Day. Morning classes run from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Afternoon classes run from 12:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

CALENDAR YEAR: Our preschool calendar will follow that of the Kankakee Valley School District's, with the exceptions of teacher in-service days. A school delay policy will be handed out at our Open House.

AGE REQUIREMENT: 4 year old class - child must be 4 years old by July 1st of current year,  be attending kindergarten the following year and  be completely toilet trained. 3 year old class - child must be 3 years old by July 1st of the current year and  be completely toilet trained.

SNACK: Children are to bring their own snacks from home.  Please make arrangements with the teacher for special sure to ask about allergies.

CLASSROOM HELPERS: Each child will have the opportunity to be a class helper. Some tasks of the helpers may be: line leader, flag holder, calendar and weather reporter, and our snack helpers. Not every child can help with every task everyday. If your child comes home disappointed because he or she did not get to help, please assure them that at school everyone gets a turn.

CLOTHING: We suggest it might be best to dress your child as comfortable as possible. They are often on the floor, painting, cooking, and doing many other activities that can become a little messy. Play shoes should also be worn. We will be doing a lot of movement activities inside and out.

TOYS FROM HOME: We ask that personal toys be left at home unless it is a special show-and-tell day. It has been our experience that often items brought to school get lost or broken.

BIRTHDAYS: One of the best parts about school is that everyone gets to celebrate their birthday. Children just love celebrating their birthday at school with their friends. Parents are invited to bring in a special snack that day, although this is not required.  (Please ask about allergies)

CALENDARS: We will send calendars home every month to help keep you keep informed on the special events and happenings at the preschool. Please keep the calendars handy so your child doesn't miss out on anything. Newsletters will also be handed out throughout the school year.

PAYMENT POLICY: All monthly tuitions are due by the 1st of each month. Please note: If any payments are made after the 10th of the month, a $5.00 fee will be added for each week it is overdue. Please try your best to get all payments in on time.Tuition: 4 year old class - $90.00 per month3 year old class - $75.00 per monthRegistration Fee: $25.00 (non-refundable)The first payment due at registration will serve as May's tuition (non-refundable). Tuition is due in full each month, regardless of your child's attendance.

OPEN DOOR POLICY: Please know that parents are welcome to visit the classroom at anytime. Faith Lutheran takes great pride in our program and professional staff. We love and value all our students and their families.

SICK POLICY: All children who have a fever should not attend school. If your child gets ill at school, you will be contacted and will need to pick him/her up. If your child develops a serious contagious illness (impetigo, pink eye, etc.), a doctor's note is required before returning.

SCHOOL BAGS: All children need to bring a school bag everyday. We recommend open topped canvas tote bags. They are much easier for the children to handle.

LIBRARY VISITS: Once a month, the classes are visited by the DeMotte Library staff. We encourage you to get a library card for your child so he/she may check out books. It will be your responsibility to return your child's books to the library.

CHAPEL SERVICE: Our classes attends chapel service on the first Wednesday (4-5 year old) and Tuesday (3-4 year old) of each month. Family and friends are welcome to attend.
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