Preschool Tours Sign-up Link

Please sign-up to attend one of our tours. Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year will begin on Monday, February 19.

Sign-Up Link

How is the flu different from COVID-19?

Our nurse sent me a link to remind families and staff to get a flu shot and also how to tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19.

Here’s the link: https://healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/How-is-the-Flu-Different-From-COVID-19.aspx

Community Event: Doing Good Together

Minneapolis is fortunate to have a local organization, Doing Good Together (DGT), that has the heart of connecting families with serving others.  Their webpage explains their goal as, “Empowering families to raise caring, engaged children by offering unique programs and events, valuable services, and fun activities that promote kindness and giving.”

DGT are sponsoring an event called, “Festival of Giving” on September 30 from 12:00 – 4:00 at Nicollet Island Pavillon.  If you want more information, are interested, or ready to sign up, please follow this link: https://www.doinggoodtogether.org/dgt-events

 

Free Passes to Amazing Events

 

This is a brand new arts access program open exclusively to metro public library users. As a pilot program, smARTpass is a smaller-scale, six-month test to see how a larger-scale program might work in practice. If you have a library card from any of the eight public library systems in the Twin Cities 7-county metro (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties, and the city of Saint Paul), you have the opportunity to reserve free and/or discounted admission to a wide range of arts experiences.

https://smartpass.melsa.org

Sunscreen…

Hello Families,

Can you believe that today was a “Sunscreen Day”?  If the UV index is a 5 or above we need to apply sunscreen to children who will be outside more than 20 minutes.  We use a lotion from Rocky Mountain Sunscreen- here is information taken from their website (http://www.rmsunscreen.com/128OunceGallonSPF50Kids.aspx) explaining their product:

  • Enhanced Bonding Base Formula
    •   SPF 50 Broad Spectrum 400nm UVA / UVB with Avobenzone
    •   Water Resistant (80 Minutes)
  • Hypoallergenic Moisturizing Sunscreen
    •   Safe for daily use
    •   Greaseless and non-comedogenic
    •   Free of fragrance, DEA, nut oil, gluten, glycol, PABA, Casein, silicone, and retinyl palmitate.
  • Provides maximum FDA certified, broad spectrum protection. Allows skin to breathe and perspire, keeping body cool naturally. Bonding-based formulas do not wash away during water activities or periods of extreme perspiration.

If you choose to supply your own sunscreen for your child it needs to be a lotion – we do not use spray products.  The product needs to be given to a teacher – none can be stored in their cubby.