Preschool Patter

October 31, 2017

December 2017

Thank You for your donations of food for the Thanksgiving Feast.  It was a success because of you!  I hope you all had a wonderful time with your families during Thanksgiving and enjoyed a little time off from the routine.

Our Annual Christmas Program will be Tuesday and Wednesday, December 19th and 20th. Please join us in the Sanctuary at 11:30 a.m.  There is no after 12:00 care on those days.  

Class Christmas Parties will be on Thursday the 21st and Friday the 22nd during your child’s regular snack time.

Please mark all sweaters, Jackets and lunch boxes with your child’s name.

We are planning on opening a new T/Th class after the Christmas break.  Mrs. Sandoval will be the teacher.  If you know anyone who might be interested, or you would like your child to attend more days, please talk to Martha Flores about it.  Ideally, the age range is 4 to 4.3 years old.

The Preschool will be closed for Christmas Break  December 25th – January 5th.

You must pay tuition before the Christmas Break (Friday, December 22nd).  A 10% late fee will be added on this day if payment is not received.

All of the Staff at La Habra Hills Presbyterian Preschool wish you a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

First Day back after New Years….Monday, January 8th.

November 2017

Parent/Teacher conferences are coming up.  Please sign up for a time to talk with your child’s teacher on the sign up sheet outside of the classroom.  Conferences are for students who turn 5 by September 1st, 2018.  On conference day bring your child to school at their normal time.  Substitute teachers will cover the classes so that your child’s teacher can meet with you.  Conferences will take place in the church nursery, room #10, which is located near the preschool office.

Mrs. Hopps will conference on Wednesday. Nov. 1st and Thursday, Nov. 2nd.  Mrs. Rolbiecki will conference on Friday, Nov. 3rd.  Mrs. Boyce will conference on Monday, Nov. 6th and Tuesday, Nov. 7th.  Mrs. Sandoval will conference on Wednesday, Nov. 8th.  Children in Mrs. Vibanco, Mrs. Sully, Miss Terri, and Mrs. Rolbiecki’s TTH class will not have conferences until their Pre-K year.

Square for Tuition Payments

Tuition is due the 1st of every month.  If not recieved by the 10th of the month a 10% late fee will be added to the total due.  For your convenience we are now accepting payment by credit or debit card.  If you have arranged to pay at a different time of the month, please stay on schedule.

No School on the observance of Veteran’s Day on Friday,  November 10th.

Thanksgiving Break is Mon-Fri. November 20th – 24th

Thanksgiving Feast Nov. 14th & 15th 11:30 on the patio.  Our Annual Thanksgiving Feast will be on Nov. 14th and 15th. On Feast day children wear Pilgrim and Indians hats…give thanks to the Lord and share a Thanksgiving meal together.  The feast takes place on the Social Hall Patio.  You are invited to take pictures as your child eats.  We will need help getting this event together and will put our sign up sheets outside your child’s classroom.  The sign up sheet will ask for specific food items needed for a class cooking project.  We will also need someone from each class to purchase a roasted Costco chicken, debone and shred it and bring it on feast day for the class meal.


October 2017 

Tuition:  Tuition is due the first of every month. Make checks payable to LHHPP and please write your child’s name in the memo area of your check.  Also, please wait for a receipt for any cash payments.  For your convienence we have started accepting payment by credit card.  You will receive an  e-mail towards the end of each month giving you your extended day charges.  You can add these charges to your next months tuition.  An email will be sent to everyone reminding you that tuition is due.  If you have already paid please disregard the email.  You will receive a personal email if we haven’t received your payment by the 10th.  Late charges will be added after the 10th unless special arrangement have been made.

Extended Day:  Extended day is a great way for your child and class friends to have a play date.  It is also great if you have appointments and you need just a little more time before picking them up.  Please be sure and check the extended day box on the sign-in sheet on the day your child stays and provide a lunch.  Cost is $4.00 per 1/2 hour.

Snacks:  Thank you for the healthy snacks you have been bringing.  If your child is sick on his/her snack day, don’t feel like you have to bring it.  We have extra supplies avalable in case that happens.  If you choose to send grapes please send them cut in half.  Grapes are a choking hazard.  Remember…we have children highly allergic to peanuts and tree nuts.  Please do not send them for snack or in your child’s lunch.  Thank you for helping us keep the children safe.  

Chapel Days:  October Chapel Days are the 3rd, 4th, 17th and 18th in the Sanctuary.  That’s a great day for the children to wear their preschool shirts. Parents are welcome to join us.  Classes take turns coming to the sanctuary beginning at 11:00am. 

Registration:  We still have a few spots available in our program.  If you have any friends or family who are thinking about preschool for their child, please let them know about our school.

Jackets and sweaters:  Hopefully the weather will turn colder soon.  Please label all jackets and outerwear with your child’s name.  All items left here at the end of the year are donated to the Goodwill.

Preschool Harvest Program:  October 30th and 31st at 11:30 in the Sanctuary.  All classes are making harvest costumes (please do not send your child to school wearing their halloween costume.)  The children will come to school at their normal time, then go into the Sanctuary at 11:30 and sing a song pertaining to their class costume.  Feel free to invite family and friends.  Cameras are welcome.  You will have an opportunity to take pictures of each class after they sing.  The balcony is open for additional seating and can capture great videos.  No after 12:00 care on program days.  


April 2017

Welcome back from Spring Break.  Hope you were able to enjoy some great family time.  Your Teachers are ready to start the next chapter of the school year and will be quite busy preparing for Open House and Graduation.

Fall Registration

April 10th is the first day of registration for currently enrolled MWF or M-F students and /or their siblings.

April 11th is the first day of registration for currently enrolled TTH students and/or their siblings. Currently enrolled students will need a new registration form filled out as well as update a few forms.  A $60 non-refundable registration fee is required.  If you have two children the second child’s registration fee will be $55.

April 17th is the first day of registration for the community.

Easter Celebration

Each class will have an Easter party during their snack on:  Wednesday, April 12th and Thursday, April 13th.  A note will go home asking each child to bring hard boiled eggs to school on their party day.  The children will dye the eggs in class and take them home at the end of the day.  They will also hunt for plastic eggs to put in the Easter baskets they make.

No School on April 14th….Good Friday.  We hope you all have a great Easter Celebration at your churches….He Is Risen!!

Open House May 1st

Please save the date for our Annual Bake Sale/BBQ fundraiser and Open House.  The night will start at 6:00 pm and end at 8:00 pm.  If you would like to donate home baked items for the fundraiser please sign up on the sheet outside the classroom.  You can choose to tour classes first and enjoy the food or vice versa.  You may notice less under your child’s block this month as teachers keep projects to display at Open House.  Your child will enjoy showing you around their classroom and it’s always fun to look inside the other classroom as well.

March 2017

Community Helpers

During the month of February we had community helpers come and share about their jobs with the children.  Sunny Hills Dental Group shared with the children the importance of healthy eating and proper brushing.  Police Officer Aragonez shared the importance of wearing a helmet when bike riding and the importance of the car seat.  Nurse Selena from Whittier Presbyterian Hospital showed the children what they may see in an emergency room.  Nurse Selena also showed the children how germs are spread and how to do proper handwashing.  Fireman Josh taught the children what to do if there is ever a fire inside their home.  He also showed them what he looks like and sounds like while wearing full gear.  These were exciting and informative days.

During March we will have Picture Days as well as Parent Teacher Conferences.  Be sure and sign up for an appointment with your child’s teacher.

Registration for the next school year begins on April 10th for currently enrolled children.  It will be open to the public on April 17th.  Check out the registration page to see the current fees.  There is a $60 registration fee.

February 2017

February is community helpers month.  This month we will have various people come to the preschool and talk to the children about their jobs.  If you have a job that you can talk about with the children, we would love to have you come to the preschool.  Please call the preschool office so we can schedule a date.

Kindergarten/Preschool Registration InformationLowel Joint School District….parents only meeting at Rancho Starbuck Feb 21 6:30pm  16430 Woodbrier Ave.  Whittier.

City of La Habra School District:  Packets are available at the 4 Elementary Schools beginning February 6th.

La Habra Hills Presbyterian Preschool Registration:  Currently enrolled students and their siblings – April 10th & 11th.  Church members and attender – April 12th.  Open to the community April 17th.

President’s HolidaysNo school on February 13th and February 20th.

Coming Events – Picture Days – February 27th – March 3rd.  More information to come.

All children are making Valentine “Mail’ Boxes.  Children will need to bring Valentine’s Day cards for each child in their class.  They will “mail” each other a card on their schedule party day, Feb 10th nd 14th.  

Tuition prices have increased for 2017 to allow for us to continue to comply with the state law to raise the minimum wage to a certain level over the next few years.


January 2017

Happy New Year!!  Welcome back to Preschool.   We hope you had a wonderful time with family and friends during the Christmas Break.

Coming up on January 10th and 11th we will have Pajama Day.  On this day the children will wear pajamas and regular shoes and enjoy a snack of pancakes and hot chocolate.  We will have pretend shaving, nail polish and hair styling.  Parents will help in the classrooms.

There will be no school on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Extended day is offered everyday except on program days.  This can be a great play date for your child and a classmate.  We combine children from other classes for lunch.  Send your child to school with a lunch (no peanut butter please)  The children eat lunch together and then play.  Your child can stay as late as 3:00 if needed.  The charge for extended day is $4 per half hour.

Please label sweaters, jackets and lunch boxes with your child’s name.

Next month is community helpers month.  If you have a job that you would like share about please let Mrs. Flores know.  The children love hearing about what various parents do for their careers.


or your convenience.  Morning care is from 7:30 to 8:50 and after care is 12:05 – 3:00.  This is an additional charge of $3.00 per half hour. Morning and aftercare is spontaneous and doesn’t require a reservation.  In the morning sign your child in at the Morning care room and in the afternoon sign your child out on the Extended care lunch list.  If you are running late and can’t pick up your child right at 12:00…let us know and we will take them to the aftercare room until you get there.

Scholastic Book Orders

Your teacher will participate in ordering Scholatic Books.  Every month or so there will be an order form under your child’s blook. Ordering from Scholastic gives you great books at a great price and helps teachers earn books for their classroom.  You can give your order form to your teacher or do it online.  This is a completely optional program


Dental Group shared with the children the importance of healthy eating and proper brushing.  Mrs. Do, a photograpers, shared about her job and brought props and equipment to show the children.  CHP Officer Adams shared the importance of wearing a helmet when bike riding and the importance of the car seat.  Fireman Hollad from the El Segundo Chevron refinery shared with the children about fire safety.  Nurse Selena from Whittier Presbyterian Hospital showed the children what they may see in an emergency room.  Nurse Selena also showed the children how germs are spread and how to do proper handwashing.  These were exciting and informative days.

During this month we will have a photographer take class and individual pictures.

We will also have Parent/ Teacher conferences.  Be sure and sign up for an appointment.

Registration for next year will be April 13th for currently enrolled families and then April 20th it will be open to the public.  All children much be five by September 1st to enroll in kindergarten.  We have a Gift of Time class for those whos birthdays fall after that date.    The first day of school will be August 17th, 2015.

chocolate.  Dad’s and mom’s help cook, do nails, shave, hair and makeup and story telling.

There will be no school on January 19th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday.

Extended Day is offered every day except on special program days.  This can be a great play date for your child and a friend.  Your child can stay as late as 3:00.  Cost is $6 per hour.

Chapel day is January 20th & 23rd.

Next month is community helpers month.  If you can come to the preschool and share about your job with the children we would appreciate.  Let Mrs. Flores know if you are available.