Spring is just around the corner! We are ready for warmer weather and lots of sunshine! Hopefully we will be able to play outside soon!

Thank you for participating in the Rosati’s Fundraiser on February 9th! We appreciate your support!

Safety First!
Please enter and exit through the door by the secretary’s office. The other doors should be locked at all times for safety reasons. At times people have been exiting through the doors by the 3’s dismissal area. These doors do not always get pulled shut all the way, leaving the doors open. Please help us stay safe! Thank you!

Tuition payments are due March 6th. Tuition is $110.00. Please make checks payable to Shining Lights Preschool. We appreciate your prompt payments.

Lutheran Schools Week
Lutheran Schools Week March 4th-10th is National Lutheran Schools Week. The theme is Securing Each Child’s Future-Equipped. The key verses are from 2 Timothy 3:16-17.

Tuesday, March 6-Wear your Shining Lights Preschool T-shirt or school colors
Wednesday, March 7-Preschoolers will see “His Little Lamb Puppet Ministry” Presentation
Thursday, March 8-Pajama Day
Saturday, March 10-Worship Service at 5:30 and Pizza Dinner following service-Please remember to turn in your form by February 29th if you plan on attending.

Money Drive- during the week of March 6th-10th

Our mission project for the week will be to raise funds for “His Little Lamb Ministry” (which is a ministry that shares the “Good News” of Jesus with preschoolers through a puppet/variety show) and Clare House.

Shining Lights Preschool is now on Facebook. Please visit our page and like us!

A Good Book to Read…
Parenting with Love and Logic, Teaching Children Responsibility by Foster Cline, M.D. and Jim Fay

Field Trips
March 1st– 3’s Class is going to Normal Public Library
9:15-11:00 and 12:45-2:30

March 21st—4’s Class is going to Rising Stars Academy
9:00-10:45 and 12:30-2:15

April 19th—4’s Class is going to Schnucks grocery store and Rosati’s Pizza
9:00-11:00 and 12:30-2:30

April 25th—3’s Class is going to Miller Park Zoo
9:00-11:00 and 12:30-2:30

Spring Break: No Preschool on March 27, 28, 29

Looking Ahead…
April 4th- 4’s class Graduation Pictures
April 5th – Easter Egg Hunt at school
May 10th- Fun Day at Tipton Park
May 17th- Last Day of Preschool
May 18th- 4’s Class Graduation

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration for Unit 5 will be held on Tuesday, March 20th. For more information, please visit

Kindergarten Registration for District 87 will take place on a various dates in April. I still haven’t seen all the dates posted online yet. Please feel free to check their website at for more information. So far I only have registration information for Stevenson School. At Stevenson, registration will take place on April 18th. Please call the office at 663-2351 to set up an appointment.

You will need to bring the following: your child, a certified copy of the birth certificate, and proof of residency. Before school begins, a physical examination form, dental form and vision form will need to be turned in.

Shining Lights Preschool Registration for the 2012-2013 School Year
There are still afternoon spots available next year in the 3’s and 4’s class. Please let us know if you would like to register.

Reading Program
On March 13th we will begin a reading program encouraging families to read at home! Our program is called “If You Read Some Books, We will Give You a Cookie Party!” More information will be sent home on March 13th.