The preschool parents association exists primarily to support the preschool’s programs, activities, and education opportunities.
One goal of our association is to raise funds, which allows the preschool to continue to provide quality education to children of our community while keeping tuition costs lower than those around us. We also can assist families with tuition costs, on a short-term basis, when needed due to unforeseen job loss or medical need.
Another goal of our association is to enhance communication between the parents and the school. Our new website is used to share upcoming events as well as provide a space where teachers can communicate what’s happening in the classroom. Please visit our website and let us know what you would like to see added.
We have two major fundraisers planned for this school year: our auction party in the fall and a bulb sale in the spring. We do depend on all of our parents’ support for these fundraisers and appreciate your participation.
Our auction party will be held this year on Friday, November 18th from 6-8:30pm. Mark your calendars now for a fun-filled evening including dinner and lots of great silent auction items to bid on. It is a great time to get together with other preschool families and community members before the busy holiday season begins.
The spring bulb sale will run in March and includes many annual and perennial flowers and more to plant and enjoy all summer long. We will be sending out more information about this fundraiser closer to the event.
We are planning to host a couple of nights where we can get together and socialize. Our first night this fall will be Friday, September 23rd, 6:30-8pm here at the school. Nothing is required except for you to show up and enjoy ice cream and good company.
Our first parent meeting will be Wednesday, September 28th, 7pm in the school classroom. In this first meeting we will discuss our needs for this year, fundraisers, social activities, and deciding how to use the money we raised last year. We would love to hear what we as parents want and need for our kids this year. We are also happy to use this time to answer any questions new (or returning!) parents might have about the school. Kids are always welcome at the meeting so don’t let that deter you from coming.
Additional meetings will be held throughout the year as needed. Notifications for the meetings will be given via email and our website.
All parents and caregivers are part of the association. We hope that you will be able to participate in our meetings, social events, and fundraisers throughout the year. If you can’t make a meeting but have ideas please let one of the board members or teachers know. Our general email is [email protected] Please add that to your address book so you can receive our emails directly in your inbox.
2016-2017 Board Contact Information
Kelly Steffen – President
Mom to Cora, Pre-K class
Annie Carlson – Vice-President
Mom to Kieran, 3.5 class
Georgia Davenport – Secretary
Mom to Savannah, Pre-K class
Rhiannon Heinsohn – Treasurer
Mom to Falyn, 3.5 class
Important Upcoming Dates
Friday, September 23rd, 6:30-8pm: Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, September 28th, 7pm: First parents meeting
Friday, November 18th, 6-8:30pm: Fall Auction Party