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Preschool Advisory Committee Meeting

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Preschool Advisory Committee Meeting
May 11, 2018

Present: Chris Prososki, Jerry Rempe, Janice Cohorst, Patty Novotny, Annie Manley, Cheri Koenig, Monica Sedlacek, & Danik Obermier

Chris Prososki called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m.

Program Highlights – 3-Year-Old & 4-Year-Old Preschool Programs

  • All students in the area that wanted to attend Shining Stars Preschool were allowed in the program and neither preschool turned away any students (There was not a waiting list this year).
  • The new preschool setup was very advantageous and beneficial for a number of different reasons. 
    • The 3-year-old students attended ½ day preschool at Blue Springs (A total of 20 students because of size limitations) & the 4-year-old students attended all day preschool at Wymore (A total of 18 students because of size limitations).
  • There were a variety of activities that were successful throughout the school year: the paint & pizza party, the end of the year gathering, week of the young child, field trips, application night during parent-teacher conferences, & acceptance letters being sent home to parents/guardians in April and not on August 1.

Areas of Growth – 3-Year-Old & 4-Year-Old Preschool Programs

  • The transition of students from the 3-year-old preschool in Blue Springs to the 4-year-old preschool program in Wymore. 
  • Some other concerns that were brought up were: budget constraints that all preschools in Nebraska face, busing, students being ready for 3-year-old preschool, & 3-year-old preschool paraprofessional support because of all of the duties Patty Novotny has to complete during the week.

Other Topics Discussed at the Meeting

  • The new preschool calendar (Two additional instructional days were added), the addition of a new Southern preschool teacher at the 3-year-old preschool program (Amanda Antholz), the preschool handbook, & the preschool information that is now available on the district website.

Chris Prososki adjourned the meeting at 1:55 p.m.

Preschool Advisory Committee Meeting

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