Welcome to Preschool!


Mrs. Rachel Youngquist – preschool teacher and licensee

Mrs. Marina Muñoz – preschool teacher

Mrs. Dolores Garcia – preschool aide

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2023-2024 Room Parent

Mrs. Melissa Couture



February 15, 2024

Hello Parents,

Thanks so much for all the fun Valentines and party foods! Special thanks to Melissa Couture for organizing and assisting with the Teddy Bear Picnic. It was great fun! And thanks also to Melissa for sending the photos out! They are adorable!

Important information to note:

  1. Tomorrow (Friday, Feb.16) there will be a funeral reception at the Saint Joseph Center starting at 2pm. This means the parking lot will be full, and the attendees may not be aware of end of school pick up and child safety. Please allow plenty of time to find a parking place and keep your children by the hand at all times.
  2. Monday is President’s Day, so there is no school.
  3. On Tuesday (February 20) there will be another funeral at Saint Joseph’s. This one begins at 3pm so parking will be challenging and we will have to be extra careful about parking lot safety for our little ones. Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.

In preschool we finished with dinosaurs and are now learning about bears and habitats and the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Our preschoolers are pretty adept at prayer. Fasting involves giving up a small something like a particular TV show or food. For almsgiving we talked about doing acts of love like picking up our toys, setting the table, or giving our extra/too small clothes and toys to those less fortunate. Our Lenten practices in preschool this year will be to stop at the Mary statue to offer a prayer each morning after recess and to practice looking directly at each other in their eyes. This is inspired by Pope Francis’ Lenten message “If our celebration of Lent is to be concrete, the first step is to desire to open our eyes to reality.” https://ivcusa.org/prayerful-lenten-resources-2024/

See you tomorrow! A blessed Lent to all of you!

Mrs. Youngquist, Mrs. Munoz, and Mrs. Garcia

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