School Calendar 2017-2018       (other events may be added)

August 29th                Open House               5:30-6:15

September 6th          Welcome to the first day of Preschool!

September 14th        Family Night- Ice Cream Social   6-7  PM

September 21st         Meet and Greet for parents at drop-off

September 27th         Radar Farm Field Trip   all classes together in the AM

September 28th        Picture Day!

October 9th              No school

October 19th            Meet and Greet for parents at drop-off

October 25th            Cookie fundraiser begins

October 26th            Fall party

November 1st          cookie orders due back

November 2nd         Progress Reports

November 9th          Thrivent information meeting  6:00

November 9th          Meet and greet for parents at drop-off

November 16th        Grandparents Day!

November 22nd -24th      No school

December 7th           Cookie orders ready for pick-up

December 14th         Meet and greet for parents at drop-off

December 21st          Christmas Party and Program

December 25th – January 8th           Christmas break        no school   

January 9th               Welcome back to school!

January 10th             Enrollment opens for school year 2018-19

January 15th             no school

January 16th             parent survey

January 17th             Enrollment opens to the public

January 22nd -26th     Lutheran Schools Week

January 24th              parent surveys deadline

January 27th              20th anniversary party

January 29th              Krispy Kreme fundraiser begins

February 8th             Krispy Kreme fundraiser ends

February 13th                   Krispy Kreme certificates delivered

February 14th            Valentines Day party

February 19th -20th     No school

February 21st -22nd     Parent- Teacher conferences

February 27th             Kindness party at school/   Rosati’s fundraiser night 5-7 pm

February 28th              Pediatric Smile dentist visits

March 6th                  ” Bella Gets Rescued”  Author Ellie Wakeman visits

March 8th                    3’s classes visit the Normal library- 9:00

March 12th                  Graduation orders sent home

March 20th                   Graduation orders due back

March 22nd                  Easter Party and egg hunt

March 22nd                   Ms. Whitney’s last day

March 26th -30th          Spring break

April 2nd                      No school

April  5                       4’s trip to Rising Stars gymnastics

April 12                      4’s trip to Schnucks and Rosati’s pizza

April 14th                     Family Fun Night!!

April 18th                    3’s trip to the Zoo

April 26th                    Reading Party

May 3rd                       Tipton Park Day all classes in AM- rain date May 8th

May 10th                     Last day of Preschool

May 11th                     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.