18 September, 2014

Back to School 2014


After much discernment we chose to move Evie to a new preschool.  She was now eligible for the preschool at our parish, which was just a block away from her previous preschool. Evie had been placed in the 2 year old class last year due to low enrollment.  If she stayed at her school or switched to our parish preschool she would have to repeat the 2 year old class with students who had never been to school before. 

While our parish preschool is absolutely incredible, the 25 minutes commute + price tag didn't sit well with us.  And while her previous preschool was great, Evie was ready for a bigger school and more challenging environment. 
I started looking at a few programs closer to our house.  We applied to the neighboring Catholic parish preschool but once again we were wait listed.  I looked at the two Methodist preschools near our house, but they were HUGE!

So a friend suggested the Episcopalian preschool where she sends her kids.  It just so happens it's affiliated with the church my aunt and uncle attend.  They know the preschool director very well.  With such strong references we decided to give it a visit.

Evie went on the tour with me and we instantly fell in love. The school size is just right for us. There is so much attention to details. There are several features that are included in the price.  It's very close to our house and where I run errands.  They have chapel time every week with excellent religious instruction. And Evie has 3 teachers for a class of 8.  She's in the Young 3s class. It's for students who just miss the 3 year old cut off. All the kids in her class have a Sept-Dec birthday.  They do a curriculum that is halfway between the 2s and the 3s. It's PERFECT for her!

Her year is off to a great start and we couldn't be more pleased.  After two and a half weeks I know we made the right decision for our family.


First Day of School Interview:


Who is your teacher?  Mrs. Butcher
What is your favorite color?  Green, with spark-a-lies.  Maggie likes red.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I don't want to grow up. I not a big kid anymore. Can we talk about the beach?
What is your favorite animal?  A hippopotamus.  G. Daddy like hippopotamuses too.
What is your favorite food?  Mom, can I watch Monkey George yet?


I think she's done with the pictures and interview.....



First Day of School 2013

1 comment:

  1. Precious though! Goodness, school stressed me out even before I got pregnant. Home school, hybrid, religious, public, private. Too many options. Secular people have it easy. Anyways, I have a few more years fortunately, but you and Eric will have it all figured out by then for me ;) kidding.... Maybe... ;) so happy she's doing better!

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