Please contact Preschool Director, Sheila Anderson, to schedule an individual virtual meeting at your convenience. sanderson@ stmarysll.org or 231-256-9636, ext #454
In the St. Mary Preschool, daily activities provide a positive learning experience with an emphasis on learning by doing, developing an enthusiasm for discovery, and building relationships. St. Mary Preschool teachers recognize that children have different learning styles and developmental timelines. Teachers strive to approach students from a visual, auditory, and tactile perspective in order to give each child the opportunity for success and a positive self-esteem.
Up-to-date immunization record
Volunteer Screening for family members interested in chaperoning field trips (if already completed, disregard)
- How old does your child need to be to attend? 3 years old
- What are you hours? 7:45am to 3:30pm
- What calendar do you use? St. Mary School calendar, we begin the Tuesday after Labor Day and finish the second week in June. We are closed during Spring Break and Christmas Break and during all weather related snow days.
- Can my child be in pull ups in case of an accident? No, your child needs to be completely toilet trained.
- Do they have to wear a uniform? No, they may wear whatever is comfortable for them.
In the St. Mary Preschool, daily activities provide a positive learning experience with an emphasis on learning by doing, developing an enthusiasm for discovery, and building relationships. St. Mary Preschool teachers recognize that children have different learning styles and developmental timelines. Teachers strive to approach students from a visual, auditory, and tactile perspective in order to give each child the opportunity for success and a positive self-esteem.Learning Without Tears
Preschool and Pre-K Curriculum: Experience Preschool with Mother Goose Time
Our Handwriting Curriculum: Learning Without Tears
Our developmentally-appropriate curriculum prepares children for kindergarten by encouraging them to:
- Develop an appreciation of their God-given talents and the talents of others.
–Expand their vocabulary and develop oral language through poetry, stories, songs, finger plays, and creative dramatics.
–Recognize the properties of shapes, colors, numbers, and letters.
–Learn independence and expand discovery through classroom activities, circle times, listening and reading centers, and creative play
–Work cooperatively in a group using respect and acts of kindness.
–Become more responsible for their own behavior.
–Develop fine and gross motor skill through writing, drawing, using scissors, and active games.
–Experiment with a variety of materials such as paint, clay, paste, play dough, beads, yarn, paper, ink, finger paint, shaving cream, and more.
–Explore their relationship with Jesus through prayer, celebration of Catholic traditions, Bible story discussions, and service projects.
Please bring the following to our Back to School Picnic or during one of our “open classroom” times the week prior to the first day of school. PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING
1 family photo and 1 baby photo (no larger than 4 x 6 please)
Water bottle (reusable) to be kept at school
1 box of facial tissue
4 rolls of paper towel
2 pack of glue sticks for classroom supply
8 pack Crayola washable markers for classroom supply, broad tip
An extra set of clothing, including socks and underwear, labeled and in a zip lock bag.
A light jacket for cooler temps
Indoor shoes (slip on or Velcro, no laces please)
Playground shoes, closed-toed shoes with back strap, athletic shoes that slip on or with Velcro are best
Rain boots and rain jacket with hood - fall and spring (Tractor Supply, Blain’s Farm and Fleet, Walmart and child resale shops usually have these in stock)
Winter jacket, snow pants, boots, waterproof mittens and hat when appropriate. PLEASE do not send knit mittens or gloves.
A small blanket for rest time, must fit inside small child locker.
Child Sized Backpack-no wheels please. They don’t fit well in our lockers.
Prescription medications and lotions such as sunscreen, or for dry skin.
Please do not send pain reliever or fever reducer. We have permission forms in our office for other medications.