Dates to Remember!
The Newsletter of Community Preschool Volume VII Issue VII
Feb 10 2010 Survey Highlights
Scrapbooking Night Thank you to all the families who participated in our annual school survey. We appreciated all the
Feb 11 feedback you gave us to help make Community Preschool a caring and nurturing environment for
our children. We had some wonderful comments about our teachers and our special events and we
appreciate your positive responses. We also thank you for sharing your suggestions— many of
Valentines Day which related to our snack policy and to the timeliness of our communication about school happen-
Feb 14 ings with the families. We have updated the website to reflect these suggestions and we also have
updated our snack list to offer more healthy varieties for snack time. An updated snack list is now
2010-11 Pre-Registration available on our website and will be posted on our school bulletin board. Thank you, again, for
Feb 15-27 participating and sharing your thoughts. If you have any other comments or concerns, please con-
tact the board president.
(No School) S i s t e r S c h o o l i n M a l a wi
Feb 17, 18
Community Preschool is going to be a sister school to a preschool in Malawi, Africa. The children
in the village have nothing. There is a building and little else other than a strong
desire to create a place where these children, many of whom are orphans, can
learn. This project is in the beginning stages and we will continue to collect any
used crayons, coloring books, scissors, pencils, pen, etc. to begin the project.
Ms. Maggie Chavula, the preschool teacher in Malawi, is excited that we have
agreed to be American friends to these children. We will keep you informed of
upcoming projects and plans to help Maggie and these children. We are excited
to be a part of this wonderful project!
There are so many times we all would like to thank the members, staff and teachers of our pre-
school for all of the extra time, dedication and help to making our preschool successful. We feel it
is important to express this thanks and have decided to make part of our
Information board in the hallway a ’Gratitude’ board. If you would like
to post a ’thank you’ to teachers, parents, children or anyone else who
takes the extra time to create a positive environment in our school, feel
free to do so. We all make this school a wonderful place to be for our
children and for ourselves! With this in mind, we would like to give an
extra thanks to the Dallabetta family for always offering a helping hand
to fix broken toys and go the extra mile to help out in the classroom. You are appreciated! We
know there are many more of you, so thank you to everyone for you kindness!
P a re n t / Te a c h e r C o n f e re n c e s
Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday and Friday, February 17th
and 18th. There will be NO SCHOOL either of those days. These confer-
ences are for 3's and 4's classes only. 2's parents may request a conference at
any time if there are questions or concerns. Sign-up sheets will be posted on the
teacher’s doors. We try to maintain a schedule during those two days to pre-
vent waiting lines in the hallway. We appreciate punctuality and observance of the time length
of each conference. If you feel that you need more than the allotted time, please talk with your
teacher to schedule a longer conference.
i G i v e f o r Va l e n t i n e s D a y
Sending flowers and gifts this Valentine's Day? Buy online and support CPS through IGive.com. A
portion of every dollar spent goes directly to helping our great school!
It takes 3 easy steps:
1- find our cause (Community Preschool), 2- register and 3-SHOP!
It's free to register!
Over 800 stores participate, including Kohl's, 1800-FLOWERS, Amazon.com and more!
3Q Committee Jobs
Below is the list of 3rd Quarter (and ongoing)
Committee Jobs. You will receive a detailed re- Maintenance & Preparation Jobs
minder in your child's cubby prior to the date of Maintenance - Classroom Furniture
your job. Please contact Summer Woodward by Mrs. Martinez - Katie Guthrie & Nikki Schaefer
emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org for infor- Mrs. Miller - Carrie Christianson & Nancy Gras-
mation about committee assignments. If you need mick
to contact her via phone: 203.1363. Mrs. Abbott - Seth Merrill & Lynsey Weimer
Cleaning Jobs Maintenance - General Classroom
Large Toys and Wooden Toys Mrs. Martinez - Emily Weakland
Mrs. Martinez - Amber Stamper Mrs. Miller - Tahnee Wydra
Mrs. Miller - Jennie Treat Mrs. Abbott - Amy Reynolds
Mrs. Abbott - Amber Manes
Wood Toy Maintenance - Jane Dallabetta & Sarah
Manipulative Toy Washing: Beek
Mrs. Martinez - Robin Keen Bike Maintenance - Zach Anderson & Erin Regel-
Mrs. Miller - Janna Firestone man
Mrs. Abbott - Jessica Sarmast Teacher Prep Assistance (all classrooms) - Barb
Wintermute & Sabrina Hooverson
General Dusting and Wiping Down:
Mrs. Martinez - Jennifer Case Scrapbook Helpers
Mrs. Miller - Melanie Rosen Mrs. Martinez - Lisa Johnson & Sybilla Fabrizio
Mrs. Abbott - Suzy Hawbaker Mrs. Miller - Tracie Jenkins & Diane Belden
Mrs. Abbott - Cheri Fruits & Chrissie Hall
Home Living Area Toys: Floater - Ann Schimke
Mrs. Martinez - Lindsay Roman
Mrs. Miller - Jessica Sava Library Job
Mrs. Abbott - Katherine Williamson Library Bulletin Board - Ann Schimke
General Disinfecting (all classrooms) - Katie Following is the list of available committee jobs.
Doyon If you still need to sign up for a required commit-
Washing (play clothes, smocks, etc) - Joy Hansen tee job, or if you would like to help with an addi-
Washing (outdoor/winter wear) - Jan/Feb Q 3 is tional one, please contact Summer Woodward by
Robin Ramsey. March/April Q 3,4 is Elizabeth emailing: email@example.com . Tele-
Johnson phone: 203.1363
Babysitting Jobs Jobs Available:
Feb Board Meeting (Friday, Feb 4th) - Amanda Home Living Area Toys
Landry, Kaurie Mihm, & Nicole Schroeder Manipulative Toy Washing
March Board Meeting (Tuesday, March 1st) - Zia
Ziebell, Jennifer Jacobs, & Emily Straw
Spring Registration (March 11th) - Amie Smith,
Mahwish Subzwari, & Melissa Pape
If you have any recent photos of our school happenings, we would love to share them on our website
and/or in our school hallway! We are looking for photos that reflect all the activities, field trips and
special events that happen at our school. If you would like to share them, you can upload them to our
website or put them on a CD and place them in the Publicity box at school. It would be wonderful to
see many of the wonderful things happening here at CPS! Thank you!
2 0 11 - 2 0 1 2 R e g i s t r a t i o n
All FAMILIES may pre-register beginning on Tuesday, February 15th at 8AM MST and will be able to pre-register through
February 27th 8PM. The priority groups of registering families are: Current, Alumni and New.
Spring Registration Day will be Friday, March 11th from 9-11. You will be assigned a time to come in if you pre-register. If you
DO NOT pre-register, you will still be able to register on Registration day, but you may only register after all pre-registered families
are registered. School tours for New families will be available on the 1/2 hour. *
*Please note: If you are not current with tuition or school fees or have missed an assigned Committee job so far, you will not be able to register on
Registration Day until you have remedied these fees with Danelle V. (treasurer) or Summer W. (committees). Thank you.
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WITH YOU ON REGISTRATION DAY:
1. Your checkbook or cash for Registration fee, Supply fee and we will also have CPS merchandise available
2. Your required paperwork filled out with a transcribed immunization form if turning in current immunization record.
More Details about the Registration Process:
To pre-register, you will visit the Community Preschool website and enter the requested information. The information you submit
will allow all correspondence prior to the day of registration to be done on-line. Once you submit your pre-registration form, you
will immediately receive a confirmation email that your pre-registration was received.
Your pre-registration submission and confirmation email places you chronologically on a list based on when you actually submitted
your form. Once the pre-registration period closes, the forms will be compiled according to priority groups and you will receive a
2nd email with your assigned registration time and number in line no later than Monday, March 7th.
You will then need to bring your assigned registration number to Spring Registration on Friday, March 11th, along with all your
required paperwork, Registration fee and yearly Supply fee. Registration will be open at 9AM.
When you arrive for your assigned Registration time, the process will be as follows:
1. Sign up for open classes or be placed on a waiting list
• A child may be enrolled in one class and then placed on a wait list for a second class if your first choice class is not available. Enrolling you child in
more than one class is not an option. The possibility of having your child enrolled in your first choice class may be available if that particular class
has openings the week before school starts. The child may then be added on a first-come, first-served basis from the wait list. If you have any ques-
tions, please contact the board president.
3. Sign up for a Committee job
4. Pay the $50.00 Registration fee and $20 Supply fee. (fees per family, not per child)
5. Drop of all required Registration forms to your class coordinator
6. Final check of registration completeness (all forms delivered, payment made, class selected). A registration receipt will be given
once registration is complete.
*Please visit our website for a copy of the Registration FAQs and a copy of the 2011-12 Registration Packet *
Our annual Silent Auction in late April is just around the corner! If you have a local business or if you are an artist and
would like to donate an item to our auction, please contact our Development Coordinator, Amanda A. We are looking
forward to a wonderful auction this year!
Happy Birthday to the following students with birthdays in February!
2’s Classes 3’s Classes 4’s Classes
Avery Daily 2/1 Bryson Smith 2/4 Bryson Smith 2/4
Marcello Trujillo 2/12 Joshua Bellino 2/9
Milana Rowe 2/27 Cameron Johnson 2/11
Jake Glade 2/22
Eryn Ecker 2/27
Noa Stamper 2/28
Announcing our new CPS Board Members!
The current Board of Directors at Community Preschool is very proud to announce its new members for the 2011-12
Jennifer Jacobs: Vice President
Erika Pol: Treasurer
Thank you so much for sharing your talents, time and commitment to our wonderful school! We look forward to work-
ing with you both! *
We would also like to say thank you to our departing members: Valerie Govea and Danelle VanGorkom who both have been
wonderful additions to the board of directors at our school. Thank you for everything!
* New board members will take their full position in late May.
To keep with our focus on GETTING OUTDOORS, we thought we’d share some information about a few local hiking trails. Get-
ting outside, even in the cold weather, keeps us healthy in all aspect of our lives! Plus, kids can run off some steam, learn about the
winter season and can even keep a nature journal of their sights and findings fostering creativity, expression and writing skills!
Make sure to dress your children (and yourselves!) warmly with proper gear! Nobody likes to be cold outside—focus on the fun!
The Wild Loop: Devil’s Backbone Open Space is a very popular open space and the Wild Loop Trail is a great 2-mile loop that is
perfect for kids and includes an interpretive brochure. Don’t forget your binoculars for birding!
Coyote Ridge Trail is also another good one for kids as it is a mile to a cabin (also bathrooms) and has some interpretive signs
about the natural habitat that surrounds the area. (NO DOGS on this trail)
Foothills Nature Trail is another good family hike. The hike is a steady mile up to the top with interpretative signs along the way.
The trail ends at the top with nice views and an overlook built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in
the 1930s. They felt the knoll was a great place for ‘nature contemplation.’ It is! Check it out!
To find out more information about these hikes and others, check out this website:
“Local Hikes near Loveland and Fort Collins”: http://www.localhikes.com/MSA/MSA_2670.asp
Also check out: “Larimer County Department of Natural Resources”: http://www.co.larimer.co.us/
For winter recreation in Rocky Mountain National Park, check out: http://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/winter_activities.htm
Hope everyone is having a wonderful winter season so far!
" hose who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."
~ Rachel Carson