January Newsletter

The Parent Helper

The Community Preschool Newsletter

January Newsletter

In this issue:


Online pre-registration will begin on Monday, January 30 at 8:00 a.m., and close on Friday, February 10 at 8:00 p.m. Pre-registration determines the order in which you’ll register for 2017–2018 classes on Friday, February 24. Your registration slot is based on the date/time that the online form is submitted, and your status at Community Preschool (Current Family, Alumni Family, New Family). Since our classes fill up quickly, we strongly encourage everyone to pre-register and reserve a spot in line. However, if you do not pre-register online you can still come at 11:00 a.m. on February 24 and register after the pre-registered families.


Registration will take place on Friday, February 24.If you pre-register, you will receive an email with your assigned arrival time. Otherwise, you are welcome to arrive at 11:00 a.m. Be sure to bring one completed 2017–2018 Registration Packet for each child, and a checkbook for your $70 non-refundable registration fee. Download the updated Registration Packet from the website, or pick up a printed copy in the hallway.

Visit for all of the answers to your questions.

Tour Community Preschool

If you or anyone you know would like to see what Community Preschool is all about, RSVP to tour the preschool. Tours are happening every Wednesday in January at 10:00 am. 

Call 970-669-4323 or contact Ms. Tammy to reserve a spot on the tour at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays!

Join the Community Preschool Board!

Submit a Letter of Intent by January 18

We are looking for energetic, organized people to fill open positions on our Board of Directors for the 2017–2018 school year. Serving is a two-year commitment and a great way to get involved. Elections will be held in January, and new officers will immediately begin their terms.

In return for serving on the board, officers receive:
  • A 10% tuition discount
  • An exemption from community job assignments
  • First priority for class registration and parent-help signup
If you are interested in one of the available positions: Write a Letter of Intent stating the position, why you are qualified for and interested in that position (background, personality traits, etc.), and any personal or school-related information you’d like to include (which classes your children have been in, etc.). A small photo may be included with your Letter of Intent to help parents recognize you when voting.

Letters are due by 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18. Place your typewritten letter in the President’s bin in the hallway or email it to the President. Voting will take place beginning Friday, January 20 and results of the election will be posted on Friday, January 27.

The open positions are listed here with brief descriptions. Detailed descriptions are also posted on the bulletin board in the hallway, or available by clicking the title for each position below. If you have any questions about these positions, you can send them to the President or Secretary.

Development Coordinator: The Development Coordinator is responsible developing and administering fundraising for the preschool.

2s/3s Class Coordinator: The 2s/3s Class Coordinator is responsible for maintaining registration paperwork, parent-help schedules, and contact information for the 2s and 3s classes. The coordinator is the main point of contact for families wishing to learn more about the preschool and enroll students.

Publicity Coordinator: The Publicity Coordinator is responsible for promoting the preschool and distributing information about all events and happenings at the preschool. Build a positive image for the preschool through accurate, consistent, and timely communication.

All board members are required to attend monthly board meetings and events.

Pancake Breakfast/Silent Auction Teacher Baskets

The Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction is coming up on Saturday, March 4 from 8:30–10:30 a.m.

As part of the Silent Auction, we will offer a themed basket from each teacher’s students. We ask that families donate an item that fits your teacher’s theme to be included. This year the basket themes will be as follows:
  • Ms. Jodie: Cooking Fun
  • Mrs. Martinez: Family Travel
  • Miss Jill: Family Fun Night
A basket to collect items will soon be placed outside each classroom door. Place your donation items there!

The Butterfly Pavilion Is Coming!

We are excited to announce that the Butterfly Pavilion is coming to Community Preschool January 23rd and January 24th. (Please note that this presentation is only for the students. There is a class-size limit).

Artwork at the Library

Be sure to go to the Loveland Public Library and check out the children’s artwork on display in the children’s area. The artwork will be displayed until January 31.

Mark Your Calendar

Friday, January 13
Moms Night Out 6:00 p.m.

Monday, January 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday/No School

Wednesday, January 18
Board Letters of Intent Due

Friday, January 20
Board Elections Begin

Monday, January 23
Butterfly Pavilion Presentation

Tuesday, January 24
Butterfly Pavilion Presentation​

Friday, January 27
Scholastic Book Orders Due

Monday, January 30
Pre-Registration for 2017-2018 Classes Opens 8:00 a.m.

Friday, February 10
Pre-Registration for 2017–2018 Classes Closes 8:00 p.m.

Scholastic Book Order

Due January 27

Each month you have an opportunity to purchase affordable books for your child through Scholastic. It is a great program and each book you order earns points for Community Preschool to purchase educational materials and books for the classrooms. You are welcome to fill out the paper order forms or order online. If you would prefer online, please go to create an account with the code GWCML. Please contact our School Administrator, Ms. Tammy, with any questions.

The next book order is due on Friday, January 27.

Moms Night

January 13

Mrs. Martinez and Ms. Tammy would love to invite Community Preschool moms to Moms Night on the second Friday of each month. We meet in Mrs. Martinez’s room from 6:00–10:00 p.m. Park on the north side of the building and enter through the exterior door at the end of the hallway.

In the past, moms have kept busy with anything from balancing their checkbooks, working on taxes, knitting, sewing, crocheting, cardmaking, scrapbooking, etc. Or just come to visit! If you have any questions please ask Mrs. Martinez or Ms. Tammy.

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 4s Classes
A white new or used pillow case

Miss Jill
Disinfectant wipes

Easy, Everyday Fundraising

You can help raise funds simply by purchasing products you use anyway.

Buy a gift card for King Soopers or Safeway for $5. (The beginning balance is $5.) Add to the balance and use it whenever you shop, and the school receives 5% back from your purchases, including groceries and gas. Consider getting cards for family and friends, and their purchases will also benefit Community Preschool.

Save your Morning Fresh Dairy milk caps and drop them in the collection box at school. We earn $50 for every 1,000 milk caps collected.

Purchase a Papa Murphy’s pizza coupon card for $10 and use it for great dinner discounts.

Save a bookmark for, and use it when you shop on Amazon. Then 0.5% of your purchases will come back as a donation to our school.

If you’d like to purchase a grocery card for either King Soopers or 
Safeway, or a Papa Murphy’s pizza coupon card, you can email our Development Coordinator, or ask one of the teachers.

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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