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Preschool

Engaging: Mind-Heart-Spirit

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Preschool 2018-06-21T19:14:30+00:00

St. Monica Preschool

Programs, Options & School Tuition

2018-2019

St. Monica Preschool welcomes children of all faiths, races and ethnic groups. We share a devotion to young children and a dedication to families.

​We provide for children’s individual needs as well as small group and large group activities.

Activities will be developmentally appropriate and varied. Children will bring a tote bag each day. Parents will provide a change of clothes as necessary.

Our Full Day Preschool is From 8:00am to 3:00pm

Early Arrival: Children may arrive as early as 7:30 A.M.

After School Care: On-site after school care is available for St. Monica preschoolers. Hours are from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Cost is $7.00 an hour.

Our Preschool Programs

Children must be 3 on or before August 1st of the school year attending & fully potty trained.

Five Days a Week
Full day from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Half-Day from 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Tuesdays & Thursday
Full day from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Half-Day from 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Children must be 4 on or before August 1st of the school year attending & fully potty trained.

Five Days a Week
Full day from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Half-Day from 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Full day from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Half-Day from 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Preschool Academics

  • Circle Time – The children meet in a group to discuss a new topic or concept and to plan the day’s activities.  Calendar, weather, and jobs are noted.  Books and pictures are often used.
  • Activity Time – This time will include such activities as cooking, painting, coloring, playing with clay, cutting with scissors, finger painting, etc.
  • Free Play Time – Activity during the free play period is based on the theory that young children profit and learn from self-chosen and self-initiated play. The children are allowed to play with a minimum of intrusion by teachers who may suggest, observe, or help as needed.  Materials available during free play are blocks, puzzles, games, dominoes, etc.
  • Clean-Up Time – Children help put toys back in place as helpers to teachers.
  • Books, music, finger plays – In addition to classrooms singing, instruments and musical activities are included throughout the year.
  • Refreshments – The children are served nutritious snacks such as crackers, vegetables, cheese, fruit, etc.
  • Outside Play or Games Inside – Creative movement, gross motor play.
  • Quiet Time
  • Story Time and Group Time – The teacher tells stories with books, music, flannel-board pictures, etc.  This time may include “show and tell,” group discussion, or group games.  Movies or video tapes pertaining to themes are occasionally shown.
  • Goodbye Time – Children will be escorted to cars by teachers

Young children learn skills:

  • Personal & social – cares for self in classroom and bathroom, works well with others, respects others
  • Fine motor– uses scissors, holds paper, cuts curves; copies circle, square; draws recognizable objects
  • Gross motor – hops on one foot, throws ball overhand, walks heel to toe
  • Language – participates in discussion, attends to stories, expresses wants and needs
  • Intellectual – prints first name, knows the names of classmates, sorts objects, colors, shapes

Young children learn skills:

  • Personal & social-able to handle transitions easily, cares for personal belongings, exhibits self- control
  • Fine motor– dresses unsupervised, draws with correct grasp, copies triangle, rectangles
  • Gross motor – bounces and catches ball, follows 3D blocks, follows multiple step projects
  • Language – sits and listens 10-15 minutes at circle; exhibits rich and growing vocabulary
  • Intellectual – prints first and last name, can problem solve in classroom situations, distinguishes opposites

Preschool Tuition Rates and School Fees

5 Full Days $400.00 per month/10 months (Aug.-May)
$2000.00 Two Payments
Year Total $4000.00 One Payment
5 Half Days $250.00 per month/10 months (Aug.-May)
$1250.00 Two Payments
Year Total $2500 One Payment
3 Full Days $250.00 per month/10 months (Aug.-May)
$1250.00 Two Payments
Year Total $2500.00 One Payment
3 Half Days $200.00 per month/10 months (Aug.-May)
$1000.00 Two Payments
Year Total $2000.00 One Payment
2 Full Days $200.00 per month/10 months (Aug.-May)
$1000.00 Two Payments
Year Total $2000.00 One Payment
2 Half Days $170.00 per month/10 months (Aug.-May)
$850.00 Two Payments
Year Total $1700.00 One Payment

A NON-REFUNDABLE registration fee of $100 is required for each child. This fee must accompany the registration form. Upon receipt of this registration fee, a place will be reserved in the August preschool program for the 2018-2019 school year. Space is limited.


Registration Process

Preschool Students will be accepted for enrollment in the following order:

  1. Children of registered parishioners with siblings already attending St. Monica School
  2. Children of registered parishioners
  3. Catholic children of non-parishioners with siblings already attending St. Monica School
  4. Catholic children of non-parishioners
  5. Non-Catholic children with siblings already attending St. Monica School
  6. Non-Catholic children (Education Commission Policy adopted 08/07/01)

Billing and Payments

Tuition for the school fiscal year is paid beginning with the month of August 2018 and ending with the month of May 2019. Tuition payments will be paid through an automated service. Details to follow in the near future.

Any family who cannot make a tuition payment will need to contact the Parish Office to make appropriate arrangements. If agreed upon arrangements cannot be reached in a timely fashion, your child/children will not be allowed to attend school.

**The school principal, secretary, and teacher’s primary focus is on your child/children’s education. To facilitate the integrity of that focus, ALL communication and correspondence regarding tuition payments or individualized payment arrangements should be made directly with the Parish Coordinator (314-434-4211).

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Tue 16

School Board Meeting

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 22

YMCA Camp Lakewood 6th and 7th Grade

October 22 - October 26
Fri 26

Trunk or Treat

October 26

Important Contact Information


Principal
Genny Callier
principal@stmonicastl.org
314-434-2173


School Secretary
Mrs. Maggie Hermann
mhermann@stmonicastl.org
314-434-2173


Safe Environment Coordinator
Father Kenneth Malley
frkenneth@stmonicastl.org
314-434-4211


P.S.R. Director
Jim Combs
jcombs@stmonicastl.org
Office: 314-434-2173


Pastor
Fr. Joseph A Weber
jweber@stmonicastl.org
Office: 314-434-4211 x336


Sr. Associate Pastor
Fr. Michael Donald
mdonald@stmonicastl.org
Office: 314-434-4211 x338

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