December Newletter

The Parent Helper

The Community Preschool Newsletter

December 2016

In this issue:

Shop With Scrip Fundraising

The holidays are upon us, and gift cards make fun and easy presents. Community Preschool is now enrolled in the Scrip fundraising program, which allows you to buy gift cards to dozens of vendors in various denominations. Plus, when you use the code listed below, a percentage of your purchase goes directly to our preschool. Please consider buying cards for gifts or your everyday use from Scrip! Click here to browse the available vendors.

Signing up is easy with the following steps:

  1. Log on to and select the green Get Started button in the upper right.
  2. Select Join Your Existing Program.
  3. Enter the following enrollment code: CLBL8ECF53L
  4. Complete the information requested in steps 1–5 to register.

Then shop for cards under the Shop tab. Hover over each brand to check whether the card can be reloaded, can be sent electronically (“Scrip Now eCard”), or can be received as a physical card.

If you’d prefer to have us order for you, choose the cards and amounts you’d like in denominations of $10, and email our treasurer Emily Main. Orders for physical cards arrive in approximately five business days.

Fundraising for Community Preschool is always optional, but your participation is greatly appreciated.

Holiday Concert and Party

The children are practicing holiday songs for our annual holiday party and sing-a-long. You are invited to come and bring your family and friends to share the fun.

The event will be held in the gym on Tuesday, December 20 and Wednesday, December 21 beginning at 10:30 a.m. We’ll start with a sing-a-long concert, and then enjoy treats. The featured guest, Santa, will visit with the children in the room next to Mrs. Martinez’s classroom.

Classes should attend the following concert times:
Tuesday, December 20
Miss Jill 3s (TR)
Mrs. Martinez 3s (TR)
Mrs. Martinez 4s PM (MTR)
Wednesday, December 21
Miss Jill 3s (MW)
Mrs. Martinez 4s (MWF)
Ms. Jodie 4s Pre-K (MTWR)

Miss Jill’s 2s class is invited to attend on either day to visit Santa and enjoy snacks.

There will be no afternoon class 4s class on Tuesday. Please see Mrs. Martinez for more information.

We ask that you bring fruit, veggies, snacks, or cookies to share. There will be a Signup Genius sent out for snacks. Please remember that food should comply with the school guidelines: all items must be store-purchased and nut-free. If you are scheduled for parent-helping that day, please bring milk or juice to share.

Students will return to their classrooms after the concert, and parents will sign them out before going back to the gym for the party and treats.

Giving Tree

This is the time of year when we are thankful for our many blessings. Others are going through a rough time and could use a little help. The Community Preschool Giving Tree will be in the hallway during the month of December. If you would like to donate, please select one or more ornaments, purchase and wrap the item, and attach the ornament with the listed gift in the box. The teachers will deliver the gifts and make the season brighter for the families! Thank you for your generosity!

Business Solicitation Policy
A Friendly Reminder

Community Preschool is a solicitation-free zone. Please refrain from soliciting parents, teachers, and others during pick-up, drop-off, school hours, and/or events. School common areas and student cubbies are not to be used for business promotion.

We provide two options for business promotion:

  1. The bulletin board located outside of Mrs. Martinez’s room is reserved for business or event materials. Ask Ms. Tammy or a board member about the location and for permission to post your materials.
  2. Promote your business or information on the “Community Preschool Connections” Facebook group. (This group is different than the official “Community Preschool of Loveland” Facebook page. This page is reserved for preschool promotion and news. Do not post business information to this page, or it will be deleted.) To become a member of the group, search for “Community Preschool Connections.”

We welcome individuals and businesses to offer fundraising opportunities for Community Preschool’s benefit. We are also happy to promote such fundraisers to the community, as long as the events are open to all Community Preschool families and are held at a public venue other than the preschool.

If your business would like to sponsor or donate to a fundraiser that the preschool hosts (Walk-a-Thon, Spaghetti Dinner, Pancake Breakfast), please email our Development Coordinator.

Mark Your Calendars

Thursday, December 8
Ms. Barb the Storyteller 10:00 a.m.

Friday, December 9
Board Meeting 9:00 a.m.
Moms Night Out 6:00 p.m.

Monday, December 19
Singing at The Courtyard

Tuesday, December 20
Holiday Concert 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, December 21
Holiday Concert 10:30 a.m.

Winter Break, NO SCHOOL
December 22–January 6

Teachers’ Supply Wish List

Our teachers would appreciate it if you have any of these items that you would be willing to donate to the preschool.

Mrs. Martinez
4 bags of polyfill

Miss Jill
Disinfectant wipes

Cold Weather Reminder

A quick reminder that the arrival of cold temperatures and snow mean your children need to dress appropriately at preschool. Send your children in warm clothing, because we will be playing outdoors. Label all hats, gloves, coats, scarves, boots, etc. with your child’s name to make it easy to keep track of their things.

Also, if you have outdoor clothing such as coats, hats, gloves, scarves, mittens, etc. that your children have outgrown, please consider donating them. We keep a box of such items for days when a child might need to borrow a spare.

Community Preschool Updates

To find the latest information anytime, visit our website at, our Facebook page at CPSLoveland, and always check your email for announcements!
Our mailing address is:
Community Preschool
PO Box 1652
(Physical Address: 1003 West 6th Street)
Loveland, CO 80539-1652

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