Preschool Newsletter                                          
Last updated 5/07/2018

Helen Spillan, Director
3003 Silverside Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
(302) 478-3876

Concordia Preschool
May 2018
Dear Parents,

I cant believe these are our last few weeks of school. The time has flown by... Your children have grown so much. What an incredible experience it has been getting to know them. I hope you have many fond memories of your time here. For those of you leaving Concordia, I wish you well and continued success. For those of you who are returning in the fall, have a terrific summer. We have already begun to plan for your little one’s next school year!

Many Thanks!
Thank you for attending our end of the year shows and socials. So much preparation goes in to them, and I’m glad you were able to support your children and our staff. From the planning and practicing to scooping water ice, it is a total team effort! Thank you to Jill Rigney and the Dessert Night committee as well as the parents and friends
who supported the event. This year’s DN raised over $9,000 for our preschool!! With the money raised, we will be granting teacher wish list items for the classrooms, maintaining and mulching our playground and adding to the teaching tools and toys that enable us to have fun and learn together. Thank you to the 2017-2018 Advisory Board members for all of their help and service this past year. Your volunteerism is appreciated! Thanks to Cassie DiSabatino for running our book fairs. We thank you for adding to our classroom libraries and hope you were able to find some new books for your home collection too! Thank you to all families who showed teacher appreciation during your month to adopt the preschool. Providing donations for the teacher luncheon, sending in paper towels, cleaning up the playground and baking brownies for the EDR all help our school community. We are grateful for your support!

Spring Photos
John Gallen will be here on Tuesday, May 8th and Wednesday, May 9th to take individual photos of the children. These are optional and typically taken on the playground. He also has Tuesday afternoon available for sibling and family photos. There is a sign up sheet posted on the parent board in the lobby for those who are interested. Payment envelopes were sent home and extras are on the table in the lobby.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand
Gear up for our annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand hosted by “Concordia Kids Care” a.k.a. your children and the church youth too! It is a day filled with fun and the message that even the youngest children can help make a difference in the life of a sick child. Permission slips were sent home. Please return it so your child can participate. You won’t want to miss it, pleasearrive around 11:45 to support our event! Your children will serve you lemonade, and you can donate to the jar on the table. The dates are Thursday, May 10th for our 2 year old, 5 day 4s and Readiness classes AND Friday, May 11th for all of our 3 year old classes and 3 day 4s.

Lunch Bunch Picnics
Tickets are on sale in the lobby for the 5 DAY classes lunch bunch picnic on Tuesday, May 15th and the 3 DAY classes on Wednesday, May 16th. Tickets cost $8 and lunch is included. Lunch will consist of a hot dog, carrot sticks, chips, cookie and drink. If you child does not like the menu, please send a nut free lunch for them instead. This lunch
is optional as your class will still have an end of the year class celebration.

End of the Year Survey
Please remember to fill out your survey and turn it in to the basket in the lobby. We appreciate your feedback!

Friday Specials for next Fall
We will register for our Friday after school specials on Friday, May 4th at drop off. The choices are soccer, yoga, dance, karate and Spanish. A $50 deposit will hold your child’s spot and the balance is due by the first class on Sept. 28th.

“No Cook Nights”
Our restaurant fundraisers are popular. We have tried to give you a variety of places you may want to take your families. Each one works a little differently, but we are always grateful for your support and the generosity of the restaurant. On Monday, May 7th, we will have our last one for this school year. Please join us at Iron Hill Brewery. Make sure to present the coupon we sent home to your server. Hope to see you there!!

Thank you all for a terrific year. Our families and staff make Concordia Preschool an awesome place to learn and play! A school calendar for next year has just been completed and will come home soon. You will receive a letter from me with paperwork/forms to complete in July. Don’t forget to check the website and become a Concordia Facebook Fan. Enjoy these last weeks of school and have a great summer. It is a pleasure to serve as the Director of Concordia Preschool.

Yours in sunscreen and bubbles,
Helen Spillan

Helen Spillan, Director
3003 Silverside Road
Wilmington, DE  19810
(302) 478-3876
Concordia Preschool