School Calendar 2018-2019       (other events may be added)

August 27th                Open House               5:30-6:30

September 4th          Welcome to the first day of Preschool!

September 13th        Family Night- Ice Cream Social   6-7  PM

September 26th         Radar Farm Field Trip   all classes together in the AM

September 20th        Picture Day!

October 8th              No school

October  11          Cookie fundraiser begins

October 20             Normal Fire Dept comes to visit

October 25th            Fall party

October 23rd           cookie orders due back

November 8nd         Progress Reports

November 15th        Grandparents/ VIP Day!

November 21st -22nd       No school

November 29th           Cookie orders ready for pick-up

December 20th          Christmas Party and Program

December 24th – January 7th           Christmas break        no school   

January 8th               Welcome back to school!

January 9th             Enrollment opens for school year 2019-20

January 16th             Enrollment opens to the public

January 21st             no school

January 22nd             parent survey

January 28th -31st     Lutheran Schools Week

January 30th              parent surveys deadline

February 5th              Krispy Kreme fundraiser begins

February 13th             Krispy Kreme fundraiser ends

February 14th                   Krispy Kreme certificates delivered

February 14th            Valentines Day party

February 18th -21st    No school

February 20th -21st    Parent- Teacher conferences

February 28th             Kindness party at school

February  28th              Pediatric Smile dentist visits

March 14th                    3’s classes visit the Normal library- 9:00


March 21st                  4’s trip to Schnucks’ and Rosatis’

March 21st                  FAMILY FUN NIGHT!!  6-7:30

March 25th -28th          Spring break

April 1st                          Back to school

April  18th                     4’s trip to Rising Stars gymnastics

April 25th                    Reading Party

May 2nd                       Tipton Park Day all classes in AM- rain date May 7th

May 10th                     Last day of Preschool

May 10th                     Graduation for 4’s    (evening event)

You will be notified if there are any calendar changes. On days when Unit 5 is scheduled to start one hour late due to teacher meetings, Shining Lights preschool will start at the regular time. Shining Lights Preschool will be closed anytime Unit 5 Schools are closed or delayed due to adverse weather conditions. If you hear Unit 5 is closed due to adverse weather conditions, then we will be closed. Shining Lights Preschool will contact WJBC (1230 AM) and NBC 25/HOI-19. You may also find the school closing information on these websites: and Shining Lights Preschool will also notify you by email about a cancellation unless there is a power failure.