14 Feb

We will be hosting an early childhood open house for any families interested in our preschool, transitional kindergarten and kindergarten programs on Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary school library. Mrs. Cutter, Mrs. Schrauben, Mrs. Glotzbach, and Mrs. Loebach will be there to present information and answer questions regarding the preschool programs. Mrs. Zmrhal, Mrs. Mills, and Mrs. Hannapel will be there to talk about transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, and Gesell testing which may need to be administered. Both half-day and full-day kindergartens will be offered next year. Transitional kindergarten is a morning program, from 8:00-11:15 a.m. Transitional kindergartners and kindergartners need to be 5 by September 1, 2017.

We will continue offering a number of options to parents of preschoolers for the upcoming school year. We will offer a 3 or 5 mornings a week program for three-year-olds, which runs Monday and Wednesday and Friday, or Monday through Friday mornings from 8:00-10:50 a.m. On Monday through Friday we offer a four-year-old program in the morning from 8:00-10:50. Four-year-olds who only want three days can choose this option and attend only Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. All of these options will be possible given the number of registered students. Three-year-olds need to be three by September 1, 2017, and four-year-olds need to be four by September 1, 2017. All preschoolers must be confidently potty trained.

We will continue our afternoon daycare for transitional kindergartners, three and four-year-old preschoolers this year. This daycare option will only be open to the first 10 students who register for it. This daycare runs from 10:50a.m.-2:50p.m. If more than 10 students are interested we will open a second daycare room.

Registration packets will be available at the meeting. Mr. Larry Glendening, our business manager, will be there to register students and answer any questions regarding the financial aspects of our programs.

I am looking forward to meeting you on the 22nd . If you are unable to attend, please call to express interest in any of our programs. I am available for meetings and tours of the school at your convenience.

Jody Maher
LMCES Principal
269-429-0227 or JMaher@lmclakers.org