Preschool Parents

ST. PAUL’S PRESCHOOL IS A 4-STAR NAEYC ACCREDITED PROGRAM.  

St. Paul’s Preschool received their renewed accreditation certification in April, 2019 and it is valid until June 1, 2024 and their renewed state inspection in January, 2019.

 

SPACES AVAILABLE FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020

TO RECEIVE THE DIRECT ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK PLEASE CALL 412-486-5591 OR EMAIL preschool.office@stpaulsumc.com.

REGISTRATION FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR 

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH FOR OUR CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS AND SIBLINGS FOR CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN FOR ALUMNI FAMILIES, CHURCH MEMBERS OF ST. PAUL’S UMC AND FAMILIES USING THE ST. PAUL’S CHILD CARE

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH REGISTRATION FOR THE PUBLIC WILL BEGIN.  TO RECEIVE THE ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK PLEASE CALL 412-486-5591 OR EMAIL US AT preschool.office@stpaulsumc.com. 

 

PARENT HANDBOOK revised Oct 16 2019

CHILD HEALTH FORM 2019

EMERGENCY CONSENT 2019-2020

PERMANENT RECORD FORM 2019

The United Way

Did you know that if your employer participates in the United Way Campaign, you can designate the funds you donate to go to St. Paul’s Preschool?  Simply obtain a United Way Contributor’s Choice form from your employer and specify our preschool’s code, 941482,and the monthly or annual amount you wish to contribute.

Preschool Parent Book Exchange

We have two shelves in our Conference Room dedicated to a parent book exchange!  Please bring any books you have that might be of interest to other parents.  These can be great novels you read or interesting parenting books.  After you donate your book(s), check out the ones on the shelves donated by other parents.  You might find a special “treasure” just waiting for you!  This is a great way to recycle books and share with others.

The articles below pertain to the importance of play in the Preschool environment.

web articles nov 2019

FUN TIME TOGETHER 

INK WASH PAINTING

You will need:

Markers

Paper

Brushes

Water

Protective cover

Cover the area you will be working on with a plastic tablecloth.

Have your child use all of their favorite maker colors to color on the piece of paper

Once child is done give them a paint brush and small container of water to paint over the paper.  Continue until whole paper is covered.

Let dry

HANDPRINT TURKEYS

You will need:

Paper – white, brown, orange, red

Scissors

Glue

Googly eyes

paint – red, orange, green, yellow, brown

paint brushes

Paint your child’s hand in each of the above paint colors and stamp them around your white piece of paper in an open feather shape.

Using your brown paper, cut out a body and head and glue them on your turkey.

Using your orange paper cut out some legs and a beak and glue them on your turkey.

Using your red paper, cut out a gobbly thingy and glue it on your turkey.

Glue on some googly eyes.

FALL ICE CREAM CONE TEEPEES

You will need:

Sugar cones

Leaf Sprinkles

Pretzel sticks

Chocolate chips

Line your working area with parchment paper

In a small microwave safe dish, heat your chocolate chips on 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.

Carefully break the tips off of your sugar cones, just big enough so that you can fit one or two pretzels inside.

Now hold the tip of your cone and dip the bottom into your melted chocolate, just enough that it will cover the edges.

Than set on your parchment paper and sprinkle your leaf sprinkles onto the melted chocolate.

Carefully hold the center of your cone and dip the opposite side into the chocolate.

Break 3 pretzel sticks into 3 different sizes, dip the ends into your chocolate, and stick them onto the tip of your cone teepee.

Sprinkle a few more leaves onto the top.

Carefully transfer to the freezer for about 15 minutes to harden the chocolate.

BUBBLE WRAP INDIAN CORN

Bubble wrap

Card stock paper

Scissors

Orange and yellow paint

Glue

On the card stock print out a Indian Corn printable.

Lay the bubble wrap over the printable, bubble side down and trace the corn shape on to the flat side of the bubble wrap.

Cut out the corn shape in the bubble wrap and paper.

Paint the bumpy side of the bubble wrap, make sure it’s completely covered.

Let the bubble wrap corn pieces dry completely.

Glue all over the card stock printed corn shape.

Place a painted bubble wrap corn piece, paint side up on the glue-covered card stock corn shape.

Once the bubble wrapped corn piece is dry punch a hole in the top of several pieces and string together.

 

 

 

PEANUT, TREE NUTS AND EGGS FREE SNACKS

In the office we have a list of commonly available snacks that are free of peanuts, tree nuts and eggs.  We invite you to stop in and take a look at this list.  You can also access the list by going to: http://snacksafety.com/snackguide.

SNACK IDEAS

Some parents have asked for suggestions on what type of snacks to bring for their child’s snack day.  Here is a list of some simple snack ideas.

Trail Mix – a mixture of whole-grain cereal, dried fruits, sunflower seeds and dried coconut flakes.  You can also add in raisins, cranberries and pretzels.

Small box of raisins

Fruit – please remember that grapes if served MUST be cut in half.  Bananas, apple slices, berries are all good choices.

Mini bagels with cream cheese

String cheese

Yogurt tubes

Applesauce

Whole wheat pretzels and crackers

Crackers and cheese

Chips and salsa

Popcorn

Pretzels

Raisins

Carrots and ranch dip

SNACK IDEAS

Apple Toast

You will need:

1 tablespoon butter

4 slices white or whole wheat bread

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 large apple, cored and thinly sliced

Set oven to broil

Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.  Place apple slices on buttered side of bread.  Sprinkle cinnamon on top.  Place bread on baking sheet.

Place in preheated oven until toasted, about 2 minutes.

Mexican Pizza:

You will need:

1 (16 oz) can refried beans

1 pound ground beef

1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

4 (6″) corn tortillas

8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

8 tablespoons sour cream

2 roma tomatoes, chopped

2 green onions, chopped

1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles, drained

1/2 avocado, diced

1 tablespoon black olives, sliced

Heat the refried beans.

In large skillet, brown the ground beef.  Stir in seasoning packet.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place a small amount of oil in a large skillet.  Let the oil heat, then place one corn tortilla in the skillet.  After 15 seconds, flip the tortilla over and let it fry another 15 seconds.  Repeat with remaining tortillas.  Place on paper towel to drain and dry.  Once heated and drained place on cookie sheet.

Spread a thin layer of beans on the tortillas, followed by a layer of beef and cheese.

Bake the tortillas in the preheated oven 20-30 minutes.  Slice tortillas into wedges and serve with sour cream, tomatoes, green onions, chiles, avocado and olives.

Jet Swirl Pizza Appetizers

You will need:

1 (10 oz) can refrigerated pizza crust dough

1/4 pound Genoa salami, thinly sliced

1/4 pound pepperoni sausage, sliced

1/4 pound provolone cheese, sliced

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

Roll pizza crust dough into an approximately 10 X 14 rectangle on baking sheet.  Layer with Genoa salami, pepperoni and provolone cheese.  Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese to within 1/2 inch from edges of dough.  Roll jelly roll style. Seal the edges with a fork.

Bake in preheated oven 25 minutes, or til golden brown.  Slice into 1″ pieces.

No-Bake Homemade Granola Bars

You will need:

2 1/2 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal

1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats

1 cup Planter nut-rition Antioxidant Mix

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

Line 13 X ( pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides.

Combine first 3 ingredients in large bowl.

Microwave remaining ingredients in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 minute.  Stir.  Add to cereal mixture, mix well.  Press into bottom of prepared pan.

Cool 30 minutes.  Remove from pan before cutting into bars.

BOOK SELECTIONS FOR FALL READING

The Busy Tree – Jennifer Ward

Winter Lullaby – Barbara Seuling

Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

Cranberry Thanksgiving – Wende and Harry Devlin

In November – Cynthia Rylant

Nuts to You! – Lois Ehlert

Thanksgiving Is Here! – Diane Goode

When I get Bigger – Mercer Mayer

The Night Before Thanksgiving – Natasha Wing

 

 

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