Thank you for enrolling your child in one of Redeemer’s Pre-School programs! We look forward to getting to know your family and sharing in Christ’s love for us. The classrooms are set, the teachers are ready and anxiously awaiting the children’s first day.It is the mission of Redeemer Lutheran Church Early Childhood Program, in grateful response to God’s love for us in Christ Jesus, to provide a Christ centered education and a spiritual foundation for our student by word and deed within our school, child care center and church communities.As we seek a successful academic, social and spiritual school year, we pray for each and every child and their families as we grow and learn together.“Let the little children come to Me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these”. -Matthew 19:14
In regard to parking lot concerns and your child’s safety, we would like to ask the following things of you; Parents bringing their children to Pre-School should park out front in the Church parking lot.
2) Younger siblings can not be left in the car as you run your child into the school building.
3) Cars should not be left running during your time inside while picking up your child.
MAKING HEALTHY LUNCHES FOR THE CHILD CARE CHILDREN
When packing your child’s lunch it is very important to remember the “Food Pyramid”. Please keep in mind that we do not have enough refrigeration space for your child’s lunch. Some suggested ideas that work well are: insulated lunch boxes, thermos’ and ice packs to keep things cold.
Of the 5 food groups you are required to cover 3 out of the five when packing your child’s lunch – we provide milk for you. If you do not cover 3 out of 5, a notice will go home to you letting you know what we supplemented your child’s lunch with. There will be a fee per item if supplementing becomes a daily or weekly occurrence.
Snacks are to be provided by parents of pre-schoolers. Please remember to prepare a healthy morning or afternoon snack for all children in your child’s class, taking into consideration any allergies to food items. We provide white milk only with snacks each day.
You may use your offering envelope that is attached to the newletter to give a gift to Luis through chapel at Redeemer. It is our mission to sponsor a “Compassion International” child through our Early Childhood Programs at Redeemer.
The child we chose to sponsor is “Luis Rafael Guanotaqsig Curicho”. He was born April 28, 1999 in the country of Ecuador. Luis lives with his parents and 2 siblings, working by gathering firewood. He likes to play ball games, play with cars and he likes to play hide-and-seek. Luis is now in 6th grade.
Your monetary chapel offering each month helps provide life-changing benefits such as educational opportunities, help with homework, encouragement, a loving and safe place to play, better health and supplemental food if necessary.
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9
Each month you will receive a School and Child care combined newsletter. Each individual teacher will hand out their own “classroom newsletters” that pertain to more specific information regarding your child’s individual class session.
Each parent will receive a “Parent Handbook” that covers all policies, procedures, and practices for Redeemer Lutheran Church, School and Child Care. Please read this handbook thoroughly as some of our licensing rules change. This handbook has been put together for all parents and is very informative for all programs that we offer at Redeemer. In the back page of the handbook there is a form for parents to sign stateing that they have reviewed the handbook. Your child’s teacher can collect these statements within the first week or two of school..
When calling in for reasons of sickness, please let us know if your child is contagious with any kind of communicable diseases such as chicken pox, strep throat etc.. so that we can take precautionary measures. Please refer to the “Parent Handbook” in the back, for the Communicable Disease section. Disease posters are located in the school hallways to refer to.
TUITION PAYMENTS / CHILD CARE FEES
All fees or payments are due the first of every month for Pre-School. See the “Parent Handbook” for late charges after the 10th of every month. Parents are not billed for Pre-School, but are billed for child care one week after the service is rendered. Billing invoices are placed in your child’s locker for the child care service.
For parents with children enrolled in the Child Care Program, please make sure you have returned your payment option sheet to the office choosing either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly payments.
A tuition box is located outside the Administrator’s Office if you are making a payment after 3:00 p.m. Otherwise, you may hand your payment to the School Administrator or School Secretary, or you can pay by mail also.
Be sure to place your child’s name in the memo section of your check and also the program to which you are paying.
Help your child become a reader, set 15 minutes aside every night to read to your child. Read with them in a way that actively involves them. Be sure they see you read. HELP YOUR CHILD DEVELOP STUDY SKILLS AT HOME.
* Speak with your child on recognizing the alphabet.
* Read ABC books – as you read, encourage the child to name the letters.
* Encourage the child to recognize the letter in his/her name.
* When the child is ready encourage him/her to attempt to copy his/her name.
During our classroom sessions each morning with the children at devotion (religion) time, our staff is trained to pray for any prayer concerns you might have. Please write down or discuss a prayer concern with our child and we would be happy to pray for your needs.
“I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”
A WORD TO PARENTS
Building a bridge of trust is crucial from the first day of school until the last. This can be accomplished by active communication between parents and teacher. If you have any questions or concers, please feel free to discuss them with your child’s teacher. No problem is too small or trivial if it is bothering you or your child. Many unnecessary misunderstandings can be eliminated with a little communication. We are looking forward to a very pleasant and rewarding year. Please remember, we consider ourselves a partner with you! Each of us is holding the hand of your child.