8945 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, O'Fallon, MO 63366 info@hcross.com (636) 272-4505

Starting Preschool

Starting Preschool

2019/2020:

Registration
Complete the 2 page Registration form, http://www.hcross.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Registration-Form-2019-20.pdf, with the $135 registration fee.  You may drop it off or mail it to 8945 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, O’Fallon, MO 63366.  You will receive a Parent Packet with all the start of school details and forms.

Parent Meeting
On Tuesday, August 20, at 7:00 p.m., we will have a brief meeting in the church sanctuary.  Please have at least one parent present to return the parent packet forms and receive a handbook with information needed throughout the year.  You will also be able to ask any questions you may have. If other caregivers will be involved while your child is attending preschool, they are welcome to attend as well.  To make maximum use of our time together, please do not bring children with you.  

Home Visits
To make the first day more comfortable for your child, we will be scheduling a brief 10 – 15 minute visit with your child in your home.  Please bring your calendar to the parent meeting to sign up for a time: 

• Mrs. Birk – Wed. 8-21, Thurs. 8-22, Mon. 8-26
• Mrs. Ryan – Wed. 8-21, Thurs. 8-22

Meet & Greet
Join us for an open house for our families.  This will give you an opportunity to meet other families in our program and to “check out” the room.  It will be held in your child’s preschool classroom. Extended Education teachers will be available to meet in their classroom.  Refreshments will be provided.

• Tuesday, August 27 Mrs. Ryan’s 3 AM class 6:15 – 7:00 p.m.
• Thursday, August 29 Mrs. Birk’s 4 AM class 6:15 – 7:00 p.m.
• Thursday, August 29 Mrs. Birk’s 4 PM class 7:10 – 7:55 p.m.

First Day of School:  

3 year old class & Extended Education: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

4 year old classes: Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Preschool morning classes are from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and afternoon classes are from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Extended Education programs are available from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Supplies
Classroom supplies are provided through the Registration fee.  Your child will need a backpack/book bag that opens on top. Students in Mrs. Birk’s classes need to bring 1 large box of Kleenex.  Students in Mrs. Ryan’s classes need to bring 1 large package of napkins to be used for snack. For the first Show & Share, students will need to bring a family picture between 3 x 5” to 5 x 7” to be displayed in the room all year.  These pictures provide a valuable connection between home and school. We will be asking each student to bring juice and snacks for their class several times during the year. You will receive information at the parent meeting.

Communication
Communication is a vital part of our working together for your child.  Information about what we will be learning, Show & Share, whose turn it is to bring snack, and special events will be in the Monthly Calendars & Weekly Parent Newsletters.   There are 3 ways to receive your Preschool News: printed copy in your child’s cubby, the website Parent Page and the Bloomz Communication app. Bloomz (https://www.bloomz.net) is a private group app with usage similar to Facebook that will help you see:

• Frequent updates on what your child is doing and learning
• Photos of class activities with a 1 click download option on your desktop
• Invitation requests to events/field trips
• Volunteer requests and ability to sign up right in the app
• Parent Teacher Conference signups
• Messaging feature to instantly message one of our staff or another parent.
• Class calendar including closures, emergency alerts, special events with reminders

We cannot wait to meet you and your children!