Listed below are our special events and programs for the 2017/2018 school year. You will find that along with our daily curriculum schedule, we also have many special events that add an extra spark to our school year.
MONDAY, AUGUST 14th thru FRIDAY, AUGUST 19th
This is our first week of school!!! Our daily curriculum consists of a story, music lesson, craft, and activity all centered on a weekly theme. We also have daily large motor activities that take place in our gym or outside on the playground.
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER CHURCH CLOSING
The Park Ridge Presbyterian Church is the location for the Greater Chicago Great Banquet which takes place four weekends of the year. Therefore, the church is closed to the school on those days. Please refer to our school calendar for all school closings.
OCTOBER FIELD TRIP TO THE PUMPKIN FARM
Our field trip to the pumpkin farm is open to all of our enrolled students and typically runs from 9:00a.m.-2:00 p.m. We will be taking a bus to get to the farm. More details to follow.
HALLOWEEN TRUNK OR TREAT
On Thursday, October 26th & Friday, October 27th we will have our Halloween Trunk-or-Treat in the parking lot. We will parade out to the parking lot for Trunk or Treat to show off our costumes! (If your child doesn’t attend either of these days, their party time will be highlighted in your October Newsletter.)
In the first part of November the children will have their class & individual composite pictures taken. More details to follow.
In November we will be having our annual Thanksgiving Program. This is a special program that the children dress up in costumes for! Specific dates and details will be posted in our October Newsletter.
In December we will be having our annual Christmas Program. For this program, the children will dress in their Sunday best and sing a collection of Christmas songs. When the show is over, the children will be able to visit with Santa and even receive a special gift from him!
Everyone enrolled in our school will have the opportunity to register for the 2018-2019 Summer and Fall programs on TUESDAY, JANUARY 9TH. PUBLIC registration will take place the following day, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10TH. More details to follow.
GRANDPARENTS WEEK –IN JANUARY
Each child will be given the opportunity to share a pre-school experience with his or her Grandparent, Parent, or someone they are close to. More details to follow.
VALENTINE’S DAY PARTIES
In the month of February we will be having our Valentine’s Day parties! These parties include exchanging valentines and fun Valentine’s Day activities. *Please make sure that any treats you bring are STORE BOUGHT and NUT FREE.
In the spring we will be having our annual Spring Program. This is another fun and exciting program that has the children in costumes once again! Specific dates and details will follow in our monthly newsletters.
EASTER EGG HUNT AND PARTY
In the month of March we will be having our Easter parties. These parties consist of Easter games and activities, an Easter egg hunt, and a special visit from the Easter Bunny!
APRIL/MAY CHURCH CLOSING
The Park Ridge Presbyterian Church is the location for the Greater Chicago Great Banquet which takes place four weekends of the year. Therefore, the church is closed to the school on those days.
Please refer to our school calendar for all school closings.
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES FOR THE PRE-K 4 & 5-YEAR OLDS
Our parent/teacher conferences will take place in the spring. There will be more details to follow on times and sign-up.
GRADUATION FROM 6:00-7:30 P.M.
All the children going into Kindergarten will participate in graduation and dress in a cap and gown. Each child will receive their diploma and sing a few special songs.
*DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE*