April Newsletter


Lutheran Schools Week
The children did a wonderful job singing in the evening church service on March 10th.  We are so glad many of you were able to attend.  During the Lutheran Schools Week coin drive, the amount of money contributed to the preschool container was $569.62 and the total amount of money contributed to the church container was $81.77.  Altogether we raised $651.39!  It was so wonderful to see everyone giving so cheerfully!  Thank you for all of your donations.  These funds will be a great benefit to His Little Lamb Ministry and Clare House.

 A Good Book to Read…
 Creative Correction (Extraordinary Ideas for Everyday Discipline) by Lisa Whelchel

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

Shining Lights Preschool Registration for the 2012-2013 School Year
It’s not too late! We still have openings in the afternoon classes for the 2012-2013 school year!  Please see me if you would like to register.

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration for District 87 will take place on various days from April11th-27th.  Please visit their website at www.district87.org for more information. Please call for an appointment.
April 11th-Washington School 829-7034
April 18th-Irving School 827-8091
April 18th-Stevenson School 663-2351
April 19th-Oakland School 662-4302
April 24& 25th-Sheridan School 828-2359
April 27th-Bent School 828-4315

Trinity Lutheran School
If you are interested in sending your child to Trinity Lutheran School for K-8, please call 829-7513 or visit their website at www.trinitylutheranlcms.org.

Christ Lutheran Church Easter Egg Hunt
You are invited to attend the church Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7th from 9:30-11:00.  This event includes coloring eggs, making a craft and snack, hearing the Easter story, playing games and hunting for eggs.  Please see the sign-up sheet on the director’s cart.  All children who attend must be accompanied by a supervised adult.  This is a FREE activity.  Please feel free to bring your own basket for hunting eggs.  If you do not have a basket, a plastic bag will be available for you to use.  This activity will take place rain or shine!

 Reading Program
Please keep reading home and bring in those chocolate chips to tape to the will by the cookie! We will have a cookie party on April 17th to celebrate reading!

Monical’s Fundraiser
On Tuesday, May 8th we will have a Monical’s Community Day Fundraiser.  If you eat at Monical’s or order carry out on this day, Monical’s will contribute 20% of the bill to Shining Lights Preschool.  Fliers will be available closer to the date.  Please feel free to invite your friends, family, and neighbors to eat at Monical’s on this day.

Labels for Education and Eco Recycling
We are still collecting Labels for Education.  If you are saving labels, please be sure the UPC Code is on the label.  We also collect empty ink jet cartridges and old cell phones.  If you would like to recycle these items, please place them in the container at school.

Tuition payments are due April 3rd.  Tuition is $110.00.  Please make checks payable to Shining Lights Preschool.  We appreciate your prompt payments!

Looking Ahead…
April 4th– 4’s Class Graduation Pictures
April 5th– Easter Egg Hunt at school
April 17th-Cookie Party for Reading!
April 19th-4’s Class Field trip to Schnuck’s and Rosati’s    9:00-11:00 and 12:30-2:30
April 25th-3’s Class Field trip to Miller Park Zoo                 9:00-11:00 and 12:30-2:30
May 8th– Monical’s Pizza Fundraiser
May 10th-Fun Day at Tipton Park
May 17th-Last Day of Preschool
May 18th-4’s Class Graduation         6:00 p.m. for AM and 7:30p.m. for the PM class

Contact Information
Please feel free to contact me whenever you have a question or concern.  You may reach me at school by calling 452-5609 X 3 or emailing me at ashiningstart@frontier.com.