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.

 

OPEN REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Open registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now taking place.  To receive the registration link for the 2019-2020 school year please call 412-486-5591 or email us at preschool.office@stpaulsumc.com.

St. Paul’s Preschool will be offering two weeks of summer fun camps again this year.  The first camp “Passport To Imagination” will be held June 24th – 28th from 9:00-noon.  The second week “Club STEM” will be held July 8th – 12th from 9:00-noon.  Camps are open to children who have completed a year of 3 year old, 4 year old or 5 year old Preschool or have attended child care and have turned 3 by December 31, 2018.  Lunch time will be a part of this camp and children will pack a lunch to have with the staff.  For more information or to apply online please contact us at preschool.office@stpaulsumc.com or call the Preschool at 412-486-5591.

PARENT HANDBOOK REVISED DEC 14 2018

EMERGENCY CONSENT FORM 2018

CHILD HEALTH FORM MARCH 2018

PERMANENT RECORD FORM 2018

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 traveling with small children.  There are ideas on what type of items to bring both on the road and in the air to keep young children entertained.

WEB ARTICLES FOR JUNE 2019

The above articles deal with summer travel with children

FUN TIME TOGETHER 

MAKE YOUR OWN BUBBLE BLOWER

You will need:

Dish soap

A wash cloth

Rubber band or ponytail holder

Empty water bottle

Small container

Cut the bottom off of the empty water bottle

Place the wash cloth over the cut off end of the bottle and secure with a rubber band

Mix about 1/2 cup of water with 1/4 cup of liquid dish washing liquid in a shallow container.Dip the wash cloth covered bottle into the soap mixture.  Remove and allow excess liquid to drip off.

Remove the lid of the bottle and blow through the opening and you will create amazing bubble snakes.

BALLOON SPLATTER PAINTING

You will need:

White paper

Small balloons

Food Coloring

String

Box

Pin

Put small drops of food coloring and water in small balloons.  Blow up balloons. Tie them.

Place white paper into the bottom of a box

Hold the balloon face down.  Pop balloons with pin on underneath side.

A FEW FAVORITE ART PROJECTS AND THINGS TO PAINT WITH

Spinner art – salad spinners – paper – paint.  Place a piece of white paper in the bottom of a salad spinner.  Drop a few drops of paint onto the paper.  Close the spinner and spin away.

Colored glue designs

Golf ball or marble painting – white paper, box, paints.  Place the golf ball or marble in the paint then place in box with white paper and roll box around.

Paint with kitchen gadgets

Chalk on dark construction paper

Sparkle Sprinkle – white glue, liquid tempera, bowls, spoons, matt board, paper plate or tagboard, glitter.  Combine equal parts of white glue and tempera.  Use 3-4 colors.

Spoon glue/paint mixture onto the board, paper plate etc.  Twist and turn to see it run.

Sprinkle glitter over wet glue mixture

Grated Chalk and water – Dishpan, water, colored chalk, grater, paper.

Fill dishpan just to cover bottom with water.  Grate various colored chalk on top of the water.  DO NOT STIR. Lay paper on top of the chalk and water.  Roll it out.  Let dry.

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

KID’S SNACK 

You will need:

1 (14.5) package sweetened honey corn and oat cereal

1 (10) package bear-shaped graham cookies

1 (10.5) package miniature marshmallows

1 (12) package semisweet chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients in a large bag and shake to mix.  Store in plastic baggies

CHEESY PEPPERONI PIZZA STICKS

You will need:

1 (12) string cheese

24 pepperoni slices

1 (8 oz) can crescent dough sheet

1 cup marinara sauce

Heat oven to 400 degrees

Unwrap sting cheese, and cut a 2′ slit along one side of each, leaving ends intact.  Cut pepperoni slices in half, and insert 4 halves into each cut side of mozzarella sticks.

Unroll dough and cut short side into 12 equal stripes.  Starting at one end of mozzarella stick, wind on strip of crescent dough around cheese, completely covering cheese.  Seal ends and place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown.  Heat marinara sauce and serve.

APPLE DONUTS

You will need:

Apple

Cream Cheese

Food coloring

Sprinkles

Slices apples about 3/4″ circles.  Remove core in middle of slice.

If desire, color the cream cheese.  Sprinkle with the sprinkles.

CANDY WRAP

You will need:

1 (10 “) whole wheat tortilla

1 teaspoon marmalade

1 teaspoon pure maple syrup

Lay the tortilla out on a clean surface.  Spread orange marmalade on one half, then spread maple syrup on the other.  Roll the tortilla up tightly, starting at the end with the syrup and finishing with marmalade.   Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate a few hours then slice into 1” pieces.

 

BOOK SELECTIONS FOR SUMMER READING

Giraffe Problems – Jory John

Bossy Flossy – Paulette Bogan

Dragon Was Terrible – Kelly DiPucchio

You’re Missing It! – Brady Smith and Tiffani Thiesson

There’s a Dragon in Your Book – Tom Fletcher

High Five – Adam Rubin

The Day the Crayons Quit – Drew Daywait 

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