We kicked off the Chinese New Year this week in the Preschool with a parade through the Lower School, led by a beautifully constructed dragon created by the Trailblazer class. Our junior kindergarten friends joined us for the parade, too! The parade route included spectators from kindergarten through 4th grade, as well as many of our supportive faculty and staff. This week, each Preschool class participated in Chinese activities such as creating paper fans, trying calligraphy and Chinese writings, making shakers for the parade, and constructing lanterns to light our classrooms. We enjoyed a traditional snack of long noodles (for a long life), and oranges (good luck). We look forward to reading and learning more about Chinese traditions over the next few weeks. 

We want to thank all of the parents who have sent new books to our classrooms for the Preschool PA’s New Year, New Book Drive. We have received over 40 new titles to add to our classroom libraries that celebrate diversity, kindness, and compassion. Thank you, thank you! There’s still time to purchase a book or two off the list. And it’s super easy. Click here, do your shopping, and check out!

Over 20 years of summer fun with St. Francis Preschool…
Calling all explorers seeking adventure, naturalists looking for wonder in nature here in Goshen, gardeners, artists, and scientists. Summer camp information is coming soon! Preschool camps will run June 3rd through July 12th for ages two through rising kindergartners. Registration will open at the end of February.