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Welcome to the Blog of the Robin’s Nest Preschool

Welcome to The Robin’s Nest blog!  We hope this will be a good way to keep our parents and prospective parents updated on what’s happening in our little preschool here in Palm Harbor. We’ll add our monthly newsletters here, as well as updates on the special happenings that are always happening here at the Robin’s Nest. Add our blog to your blog reader, or sign up for email updates and we will send you an email whenever we post something new.  Enjoy!



It’s hard to believe that the school year is almost over. It has been a joy to watch your children grow this year. I am sure we can all agree that it was so nice to get back to a normal school year. Thank you for all of your support, we appreciate you.

GRADUATION – VPK graduation will be held on Thursday, May 18 . VPK students will be dropped off in their classrooms, as usual. Parents are welcome to mingle in the church lobby. Holy Grounds, the church coffee shop will be open to serve a variety of delicious drinks.

VPK LAST DAY MAY 18th – VPK students are required to attend the last day of school on May 18th. Any VPK child that is not present on the last day will be listed with the Early Learning Coalition as not having completed the VPK program. We thank you in advance for your cooperation


2 Day Classes – May 16th

3 Day Classes and 5 Day 3’s Class – May 17th

VPK Classes – May 18th

End Of Year Ice Cream Party – We will have an end-of-the-year classroom ice cream party on May 16th or May 17th.

TUITION 2023-24 REMINDER – If your child is enrolled for the 2023-24 school year, your first installment payment will be drawn on August 1, 2023.

URGENT! VPK CERTIFICATES FOR NEXT YEAR ARE DUE – Please get your signed VPK Certificate of Eligibility to us by May 15th, your child is NOT officially registered until we have all of the required paperwork. Your child can not be enrolled into a class without their certificate unless you are planning to private pay.


Stars & Comets before and after school care is beginning registration for the 2023 – 2024 school year.  Priority registration for the families of Robin’s Nest will be May 8 – 12 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

To download the registration packet and/or make a priority registration appointment please visit

Please be aware that Stars & Comets typically fills very quickly.  Usually shortly after open registration to the public begins and well ahead of the actual start of the new school year.  So, it would be a fantastic idea to take advantage of the priority registration window that is just for families of Robin’s Nest (and a few other select groups).

If you are not familiar with Stars & Comets, they provide high quality, fun, and safe before and after school care with age-appropriate classes and a low student/teacher ratio.  They are open from 7:00 AM until school begins and then again from school dismissal until 6:00 PM.  At Stars & Comets, your child will experience a caring, devoted staff, fun activities, and even exciting trips (on breaks and full days).  And with competitive rates and a tuition fee that covers everything (regular care, full days and breaks, field trips & activities, snack, and much more) Stars & Comets is a great choice for your before and after-school care needs.  Daily activities include things like PM snacks, arts & crafts, homework time, group games, computers/video games, board games, recreation time outside or in the gym, and much more.  Stars & Comets is licensed by the Pinellas County Child Care Licensing Board, a division of the Pinellas County Dept. of Health (Lic. #C950796).


May 1-5               Teacher Appreciation Week

May 11                Mother’s Day Tea

2-day 2’s, 2-day 3’s, VPK Martz/Menke, VPK Bombar/Glass

May 12                Mother’s Day Tea

3-day 2’s, 3-day 3’s, 5-day 3’s, VPK Alvarez/Probst, VPK Dorsett/Pedersen

May 16                Last day of school for all 2-day classes

May 17                Last day of school for 3-day classes and 5-day 3’s class

May 18                VPK Graduation

                                            (No Extended or Lunch Bunch on the last day!)





Get in on the fun and excitement with our Spring Basket Fundraiser. The fundraiser will be online using Qtego Fundraising, more details to come. The baskets will be on display in the Robin’s Nest hallway from Monday, April 17 to Friday, April 21. Don’t let your favorite basket walk away with someone else! The fundraiser begins on April 17 and ends promptly on April 21 at 9:00 PM.


Robin’s Nest students are invited to attend the 11:00 church service. Students will process and parade in waving palm fronds to celebrate Palm Sunday. They will participate in the Children’s Moment during the service and

then head to the playground for some playtime. Robin’s Nest teachers and staff will be there to help celebrate! Children can be picked up after the service from the playground.


Easter Parties will be on April 5 and 6. Please be on the lookout for an Easter Party sign-up list outside of your child’s classroom.

Wednesday, April 5

3 day 2’s, 3 day 3’s, 5 day 3’s and VPK Martz/Menke and VPK Bombar/Glass

Thursday, April 6

2 day 2’s, 2 day 3’s, VPK Alvarez/Probst and VPK Dorsett/Pedersen


We will have a special Picnic Themed Mother’s Day Tea for all of our moms. Our students have been working hard to learn some special Mother’s Day songs in music class. We will send an invitation to personally invite you to our tea party.

(If Mom cannot make it, please feel free to send a Grandmother, Aunt, Cousin, etc. instead.)

Thursday, May 11 

2 day 2’s, 2 day 3’s, VPK- Martz/Menke and Bombar/Glass

Friday, May 12 

3 day 2’s, 3 day 3’s, 5 day 3’s and VPK – Alvarez/Probst and Dorsett/Pedersen  


The VPK classes will be participating in a graduation celebration on Thursday, May 18. The graduation celebration will take place in the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church sanctuary. Remember that your VPK child must attend school on May 18 in order to be listed with the state of Florida as having completed the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program.


April 7 and 10                         NO SCHOOL – Easter Holidays

April 17 – 21                           Spring Basket Fundraiser

May 1 – 5                                 Teacher Appreciation Week

May 11 and 12                        Mother’s Day Tea

May 16                                  Last day of school for 2-day classes

May 17                                  Last day of school for all 3-day and 5-day 3’s classes

May 18                                  VPK Graduation – No Extended Day or Lunch Bunch


Back-to-school dates for the 2023 -2024 school year are as follows:

Monday, August 14                            Parent Open House

Tuesday, August 15                         Meet and Greet for ALL students (by appointment)

Wednesday, August 16                    First day of school 3-day classes, 5-day classes and VPK

Thursday, August 17                        First Day 2 day classeS



SILENT AUCTION: BASKET FUNDRAISER – PAC is sponsoring a spring basket fundraiser! Room mothers from every class will make a basket for the silent auction from items donated by the parents. The room mothers will email your class theme and important information about the fundraiser. If you or someone you know owns a business or runs a home business and would like to donate to our fundraiser, please feel free to stop by the office for more details. The auction will be online via Qtego Fundraising Service. You can place your bids online and view pictures and descriptions of all the items. If you would like to view the items in person they will be displayed in the Robin’s Nest hallway. The basket auction begins on April 17th and ends on April 21st at 9:00 pm sharp for the last bid posted.

Camp CUBBER 2023 – Registration is coming soon!

Camp CUBBER offers rising Kindergarten – 8th graders a fun-filled exciting summer in a family-friendly safe environment. Current Robin’s Nest families will have priority registration. Please go to for more information.

This summer’s theme is Tales of Wonder, which will focus on the art of storytelling.  Weekly themes will be based on the fun and often outlandish story for the week, featuring stories like: “Adventure on the High Seas”, “The Future All-Star”, and more!  Each week will feature one exciting field trip, one fun onsite special activity, and a can’t miss spirit day.  Weekly camp tuition will include all of that plus a pizza lunch every Friday!  The camp activity day is from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. With free extended care from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Summer camp runs weekly from June 5 – July 28.  You can sign up for the whole summer or just a few weeks (a minimum of 3 weeks is required this summer).  For more information about Camp CUBBER, including information about their field trips and special activities, please visit the camp’s website at

Safety Reminder– Please remember to hold your child’s hand when walking to and from the parking lot. The parking lot is very busy at drop-off and pick-up times. Please do not linger in the parking lot area, flower beds or patio at pick-up time, as this is not a safe play area. Perhaps a nearby park would be a better option.

Graduation and Class Pictures-

Class pictures will be taken March 8th and 9th. We will also be taking Graduation pictures of our VPK students. Please make sure you are on time the day of your pictures as we are unable to wait for tardiness due to the photographer’s schedule. 

Wednesday, March 8th

Class pictures for 3 day 2’s, 3 day 3’s VPK Dorset/Pedersen and VPK Alvarez/Probst

Also, we will take graduation pictures for VPK Martz/Menke and VPK Bombar/Glass

Thursday, March 9th

Class pictures for 2 day 2’s, 2 day 3’s, 5 day 3’s, VPK Martz/Menke and VPK Bombar/Glass

Also, we will take graduation pictures for VPK Dorsett/Pedersen and VPK Alvarez/Probst


March 2 & 3                              PAC meetings

March 4                                     Donuts with Dad

March 8 & 9                              Graduation and Class Pictures

March 13 – 20                           No school; spring break

March 21                                  Classes resume

March 23                                  Jack Hartman Concert

March 27                                  Special Chapel 3- day 2’s (Bollenbacher/Sims)

March 28                                  Special Chapel 2-day 2’s (Bollenbacher/Sims)







Robin’s Nest is excited to start registering for the 2023-24 school year. Our existing families receive priority registration. Please check your email for the SignUp Genius link to take advantage of your priority registration time.

Important: Forms are available on our website or in the office. EVERY line on the forms must be filled out. VPK vouchers are due no later than May 15th, 2023. Download our REGISTRATION CHECKLIST to make sure you are prepared! We will have a notary available at registration.

Note: A check for the registration fee ($150) and activity fee ($100) are required for registration. VPK students are not required to pay registration or activity fees but are asked to make a voluntary donation of $250 at registration. This is to cover the cost of extra enrichment activities that are not covered by the amount that we receive from the State of Florida.


The book fair will be held on Monday, February 27th through Friday, March 3rd in the lobby area by the sanctuary, followed by a special shopping event for Dad’s on Saturday, March 4th. Money raised will be used to enhance our preschool literacy program. We will need volunteers for this event, so please keep an eye out for upcoming information on how to sign up to help!


Robin’s Nest has a special EVENT planned for our Dad’s. We will continue the book fair outside on the morning of Saturday, March 4th.  They can shop for books at our book fair and even grab a yummy treat for breakfast. If Dad is not available, grandpas, uncles, or other adult male friends are welcome. Watch for an invitation with details coming home soon.

SPRING BASKET AUCTION Can you believe it? We have already begun thinking about our Spring Basket Auction in April! With your help, each class will create a unique class art project and put together a fun-filled basket based on a designated theme. The room moms and PAC officers will determine a list of the themed baskets, if you have questions or ideas please reach out to your classroom room moms.

In addition to the class baskets, we often get generous donations from local businesses. Our auction usually has over 100 items to bid on!

If you know of any businesses that would like to donate – or you would like to donate yourself- please let your room mom, PAC Officer Brittany Proefke, or Sara Rex know. They can provide any needed paperwork.

The Spring Basket Auction will be held the week of April 17th – 21st.


Feb. 7 & 8                     PAC meeting –

Feb 7 – Feb. 17             Registration

Feb. 20                         School closed – President’s Day

Feb 23                          Conferences for the 2- day 2’s and 2 day 3’s

No School for 2 day 2’s and 2 day 3’s – ONLY

Please note 3 day 3’s, 5 day 3’s and all VPK will have school

Feb 24                          School closed – Conferences 3-day, 5-day and VPK classes

Feb. 27 – March 4          Scholastic Book Fair

Feb. 27                         Special Chapel for 3 day 3’s Mrs. Brinton and Mrs. Raborn

Fe. 28                           Special Chapel for 2 day 3’s Mrs. Parent and Mrs. Terrio

March 4                        Donuts with Dad’s at the Robin’s Nest



We hope you enjoyed your holidays! It’s wonderful to see all the children back in school. We thank all of you who have volunteered at The Robin’s Nest and especially during the busy holiday season. Parent participation is very important to the school and the children love it too!

The children enjoyed a very busy and exciting holiday season at The Robin’s Nest. December 5th through the 14th our annual Santa Shop was opened serving shoppers from Robin’s Nest, Westlake Christian, Stars and Comets, PHUMC families. We had over 600 shoppers! On December 12th and 13th we hosted our Christmas Chapels that included the story of Christmas, and a toy drive collection for our FEST families. Mrs. Cindy Terrio did a wonderful job working on our Christmas Program. The program was adorable, and the children had so much fun singing for their families. On December 10th we held our 37th annual Robin’s Nest Breakfast with Santa. It was so fun to see Santa and all of our teachers celebrating at school. We finished out the season with festive classroom Christmas parties. What an exciting and busy month!


We wanted to take a minute and give a heartfelt thank you to our amazing Santa Shop volunteers. We had help with organizing the inventory, wrapping the gifts, shopping for supplies and staffing the Santa Shop. Volunteers decorated, restocked the tables and helped our precious little shoppers pick out items to ensure they shopped for everyone on their Christmas list. A BIG THANK YOU to Mary Knellinger, Brittany Proefke, Kayla Marsh, Gina Misenhelder, Samantha Scoggins, Carol Greene, and Amy Luben for going above and beyond as volunteers of the Santa Shop. We could not have done it without you.


Registration begins on Tuesday, February 7th! To register for next year’s program, all parents are required to complete a new set of application forms. Packets will be available in the office or online as of February 1st. Please be sure to fill out the application completely, every line, do not skip any lines or information requested. Two checks will be needed at the time of registration, one check for the registration/activity fee, and a voided check for payments through electronic funds transfer. It is not necessary to get new health and immunization forms unless your current forms are expired.

 A Signup Genius link will be sent out by email one week prior to your registration date at 7:00 am, please make sure you sign up for a time to register!

There is a change to teacher requests this year:

Since we now have multiple 2’s, 3’s and VPK classes we cannot take teacher requests.  Students who have had siblings go to the Robin’s Nest will have the option to be placed with previous teachers, we will not be taking any other requests. We assure you ALL our teachers are wonderful, and your child will be happy no matter what classroom they are in. 

Feb. 7   VPK registration for currently enrolled 3”s

Feb. 8   VPK registration for currently enrolled 3’s

Feb. 9    3’s registration for currently enrolled 2’s

Feb. 10  3’s registration for currently enrolled 2’s

Feb. 15 Registration for all siblings of Robin’s Nest, Westlake Christian, Stars and Comets

Feb. 16 Registration for all PHUMC members and previously enrolled families

Feb. 17  Open registration for all ages


Jan. 12 & 13                              PAC meeting at

Jan. 16                                     School Closed – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan 19                                      DunnDee Farms Petting Zoo

Jan 30                                      Special Chapel 3-day 3’s

Feb. 7 – 17                                Registration for the 2022-2023 school year

Feb 20                                      School closed – President’s Day

Feb. 23                                     Conferences for the 2-day 2’s and 2-day 3’s classes

No School for 2-day 2’s and 2-day 3’s

Please note 5-day 3’s and 4’s (VPK) will have class!

Feb. 24                                     Conferences for the 3-day 2’s, 3-day 3’s, 5-day 3’s, and VPK

NO SCHOOL for all children

Feb 27                                      Special Chapel 3 day 3’s

Feb 28                                      Special Chapel 2 day 3’s



What a wonderful time of year! We are so busy spreading Christmas cheer and celebrating the birth of Jesus. Please mark your calendars accordingly as you will notice we have a lot going on.


Calling all volunteers!!! Please join us for our last PAC meeting before Santa Shop opens. Help us get ready for the fun and festive shopping days at the Robin’s Nest! Dec 1st & 2nd at 9:15 a.m. upstairs in room 205-206.


Help us make this Christmas even merrier for our students. December 5th – 14th. Volunteer opportunities are available for Santa’s Helpers! Spend time with our students as they pick out the perfect gifts for their loved ones. Please go to the following Signup Genius page to volunteer


The Robin’s Nest annual Santa Shop will be open Dec. 5th – 14th! This is a special store for children to shop for gifts for everyone in their family. All items are priced at $5. It’s a wonderful opportunity for children to experience the joy of shopping on their own for their family and friends.

Please make sure your child’s shopping list has been turned in to their teacher. If you have more than one child shopping, they must have their own shopping list to be able to shop with their class. Additional forms are available outside the Robin’s Nest office.


We invite you to join us for our Christmas chapel. Robin’s Nest is participating in a toy drive for a local charity. Please help your child choose a toy gift to bring to the sanctuary and place on the stage. The gift should be new, in the range of $5 – $10 and for a preschool aged child. Please do not wrap the gift. This is a great opportunity to help teach your children the joy of giving.


On Monday, Dec. 19th in the sanctuary, The Robin’s Nest will be presenting the Gingerbread Christmas program. Cindy Terrio and the classroom teachers are working with the children to prepare for this special musical presentation. Please drop your children off promptly at in their classroom. For our 2 year old classes, please drop your children off in the church choir room.


Tuesday, December 20th

2-day-2’s, 2-day 3’s, VPK – Martz/Menke and VPK Bombar/Glass,

Wednesday, December 21st

3-day 2’s, 3-day 3’s, 5-day 3’s, VPK – Alvarez/Probst and

VPK – Dorsett/Pedersen


All Robin’s Nest students will be dismissed at 12:15pm on Wednesday, Dec. 21st. There will be no Lunch Bunch or Extended Care offered that afternoon. School will be closed for the Holidays from Thursday, Dec. 22nd through Friday, January 6th. School resumes Monday, Jan. 9th 2023.


December 1 & 2            PAC Meetings 

December 5-14             Santa Shop

December 10               Breakfast with Santa 

December 12 & 13        Christmas Chapel

December 19                Christmas Program 

December 20 & 21       Classroom Christmas parties

December 21                12:15 p.m. dismissal for all students (no Lunch Bunch or Extended day)

December 22 – Jan. 6   Christmas holidays – school closed                                                                            

January 9                      School re-opens, classes resume






As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches and we count our many blessings, we are once again reminded of what a genuine privilege it is for all of us at The Robin’s Nest to work with you and your children.

We would like to say THANK YOU for all the support we have received in the way of donations, classroom adoptions, mission support, and our wonderful PAC volunteers! We appreciate everything you do and feel truly thankful and blessed.


With the cooler weather approaching, we’d like to remind you to label jackets and sweaters and perhaps exchange long pants in your child’s extra clothes bag at school.


On Thursday, November 17th, and Friday, November 18th, the children will celebrate Thanksgiving with a special feast snack. To help with the celebration, we ask that each child bring in a specific food item. Look for the feast sign-up sheet posted outside your child’s classroom. This is not a party for parents to attend, it is just a class celebration at snack time.


We are so excited to have Giving Tree Music host a drum circle for our children. Every child will play drums, dance, and create some awesome music. The children really let loose and have fun with this show. Giving Tree Music brings its drumming program to the school on Wednesday, November 9th. Their only rule- “if you don’t drum, you have to dance!!!”

Peacemakers Program for VPK

This is a four-week Anti-Violence & Healthy Relationship Curriculum which nurtures values of peace and justice. In addition to teaching students how to resolve conflict in a calm and kind manner, they learn about their individuality and respect for one another’s uniqueness. We LOVE this program. Mrs. Kim and Mr. John come to our VPK classrooms once a week and the children really enjoy the Peacemaker sessions. More information will be sent home as these sessions start.


This is an exciting event for the children! The shop will be open December 5th – 14th. All children will have the opportunity during school to do some Christmas shopping for their family, grandparents, and other loved ones. There are many volunteer opportunities available! All proceeds from the Santa Shop help keep our classroom equipment and curriculum current and new.  Watch your child’s bag/folder for more information.


The Robin’s Nest is excited to present Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 10th  in the multi-purpose room. The breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, and beverages. Your child will have an opportunity to visit with Santa so bring your camera! Advance reservations are required. Tickets are $10.00 on sale beginning Monday, November 7th in the school office (children under two are free, but must share a seat).


Nov. 3rd & 4th  … PAC meeting

Nov. 7th – Dec. 1st … Breakfast with Santa Tickets on sale

Nov. 9th … Giving Tree Drum Show

Nov. 15th … Special Chapel for 5 day 3’s

Nov. 17th & 18th … Thanksgiving Feasts

Nov. 21st – 25th … School Closed – Happy Thanksgiving!

Dec. 1st & 2nd … PAC meetings

Dec. 5th – 14th … Santa Shop

Dec. 10th … Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 19th … Christmas Program




Our Raise Craze fundraiser ended on September 30th. This fundraiser has encouraged the children to live a life full of compassion, empathy, and gratitude and to give back to others! It has been so fun to see them spread kindness in our community. A Special Thank You to Britany P. for leading this fundraiser. Thank you to all who have participated, we appreciate the support you give Robin’s Nest!


Operation Christmas Child is our Fall mission. We could not be happier to take part in this amazing cause. Let the packing of shoeboxes begin! Every shoebox gift delivered by Operation Christmas Child is a tangible expression of God’s amazing love. Flyers will go out later this month with important details.


Calling all animals to the ark! The Robin’s Nest 3 and 4-year-old classes will participate in both a church parade and a school parade this year. We are so excited to be able to share our Noah’s Ark parade with the church. All of our 3 and 4-year-olds are invited to come to church on October 23. This will be a great dress rehearsal/practice for our children so that they will be ready for a school parade later in the week. The service will begin with our students parading through the sanctuary and going on stage to sing. Details will go home later this month.

For our school parade, parents are asked to bring their child to school dressed in an animal costume (no costume masks or accessories; shoes are required) the morning of their event. Please also bring a change of clothes in a labeled bag. Everyone is invited to come and watch the Noah’s Ark Parade!


Thank you to everyone that attended our first PAC meetings in September. Our PAC officers for the 2022-2023 school year are Brittany P., Jenni K., Sara R., Carol G. and Gina M. The Robin’s Nest PAC is open to all parents and members of PHUMC who wish to actively support our school. PAC meetings are generally the first Thursday and Friday of the month. Come join a committee and make new friends. Siblings are welcome!


CONGRATULATIONS – Our list of community partners is growing, 34 adoptions and counting!

A big thank you goes to all who have participated in the adoption program. Adoption forms are located on the table outside the office!


Oct. 4 & 5                Firetruck Visit

Oct. 6                     Conferences for the 2-day 2’s and 2-day 3’s classes

                                No School for 2-day 2’s and 2-day 3’s

                                Please note 5-day 3’s and 4’s (VPK) will have class!

Oct. 7                     Conferences for the 3-day 2’s, 3-day 3’s, 5-day 3’s, and all VPK

                               NO SCHOOL for all children

Oct. 10                   Special Chapel 110

Oct. 11                   Special Chapel 116

Oct. 17                   NO SCHOOL

Oct. 23                   Noah’s Ark parade @ church

Oct. 27                   Noah’s Ark Parade – rooms 108, 102, 114, 116

Oct. 28                   Noah’s Ark Parade – rooms 104, 108, 110, 118



PARENT ADVOCATE CLUB – Everyone is Welcome! (Including younger siblings)

When: Thursday, September 1st OR Friday, September 2nd 

Why: We will be discussing this year’s activities as well as volunteer opportunities.

 INDIVIDUAL PICTURES – Picture Perfect Images is our amazing school photographer. School pictures will be taken on September 14th, 15th, and 16th. This year all ordering is done online! After picture days, if you pre-register and opt to get text notifications, you will be notified via text when your gallery is up and active. Parents will be able to view and place their orders online. Your order will then be mailed to you directly. Look for a flyer sent home with your child for instructions. The flyer you receive will have your child’s PERSONALIZED CODE on it so be on the lookout and don’t lose it!!!

FALL FUNDRAISER  –  COMING SEPT. 19th. The Robin’s Nest is excited to partner with Raise Craze for our fall fundraiser. Students will be collecting pledges and completing random acts of kindness at our school, at home, and in our community. They will be serving instead of selling! More information will be provided during our September PAC meeting. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go directly to the playground and school improvements. We appreciate all of the support you give Robin’s Nest.

SNACK and LUNCH reminderThe Robin’s Nest is a PEANUT/TREE NUT FREE school. Please read the snack notice carefully when it is your child’s turn to be a snack helper. Also please do not send peanut/tree nut products in your child’s lunch. If you have any questions, feel free to ask your child’s teacher or the office.

EMAIL CONTACT – You should be receiving information from the Robin’s Nest office and your child’s teacher. If you have not heard from us we may not have your correct e-mail address, so please send a message to us at

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM – ADOPT A CLASS – The Robin’s Nest 2022-2023   Community Partnership Program has begun. Individuals, families or businesses may adopt a class, music program or the school by making a $150 tax-deductible donation. 100% of your donation goes directly to your child’s classroom. Teachers may purchase classroom materials such as furniture, carpets, manipulatives, books, toys, games, and curriculum materials. If you are interested in adopting a class or would like more information please ask your teacher or stop by the office for a blue form located just outside the office door. We greatly appreciate all the wonderful individuals and businesses who generously adopted so far this year. Let’s keep it going!

Important Dates

Sept 1 & 2                               PAC Meeting

Sept. 5                                     Labor Day – school closed

Sept. 14, 15, 16                       Picture Days!

Sept. 19                                   Fall Fundraiser Begins

Sept 21                                    Mr. Brad’s Music Show

Sept. 26                                   Special Chapel 104

Sept. 27                                   Special Chapel 114

Sept. 29 & 30                         PAC Meeting

Oct 4 & 5                                 Firetruck Visit

Oct. 6                                       Parent/Teacher conferences for 2-day classes

Oct. 7                                       Parent/Teacher conferences for 3-day, 5-day and VPK

(No school for all students)

Oct. 10                                     Special Chapel 110

Oct. 11                                     Special Chapel 116

Oct. 17                                     No school

Oct 27 & 28                             Noah’s Ark Parade



It’s hard to believe that the school year is almost over. It has been a joy to watch your children grow this year. We are all so happy that we could be open during this challenging time and somewhat get back to normal. We are thankful for all of your patience and understanding to help make this school year a success for all of us.

GRADUATION – Graduation is almost here!

Graduation is on May 19th at 11:00 in the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church sanctuary. In an effort to keep everyone seated for the entire ceremony we will take photos of your child with their teachers receiving their diploma in rehearsal prior to the graduation. For your part, we are asking that you simply sit back and enjoy the graduation program. You may still take photos from your seat however please do not walk up front in the sanctuary. The children and the teachers have worked hard and we want to honor their efforts by not interrupting the program with unnecessary distractions. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.


2 Day Classes – May 17th

3 Day Classes and 5 Day 3’s – May 18th

VPK Classes – May 19th

VPK LAST DAY MAY 19th – VPK students are required to attend the last day of school on May 19th. Any VPK child not present on the last day will be listed with the Early Learning Coalition as not having completed the VPK program. We thank you in advance for your cooperation

End Of The Year Ice Cream Party – We will have an end-of-the-year classroom ice cream party the week of May 16th.

TUITION 2022-23 REMINDER – If your child is enrolled for the 2022-23 school year, your first installment payment will be drawn on August 1, 2022.

ADOPT-A-CLASS – As the year begins to wind down, we would like to give a great big thank you to all who so generously donated to our Adopt-A-Class program this school year. Your donations were greatly appreciated and used directly by your child’s teachers to purchase many needed materials and supplies for their classrooms. Here is a shortlist of some of the wonderful ways your generous donations were used to enhance your child’s classroom experience:

Science viewers, sensory squish & squeeze beads, x-ray sets, hole punches, dinosaur skeletons, STEM toys, take apart engineering kits, liquid timers, life cycle science toys, sand & water tables, blocks, dollhouse people, dramatic play sets, parking garage toy, paint pencil sticks, dollhouse, heroes wooden playset, puzzles, farm animal toys, and more. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


May 5 … Mother’s Day Tea – Multi-Purpose room at 11:30 a.m.

2-day 2’s, 2-day 3’s, VPK Martz/Menke, VPK Bombar/Glass

May 6 … Mother’s Day Tea – Multi-Purpose room at 11:30 a.m.

3-day 2’s, 3-day 3’s,5-day 3’s, VPK Alvarez/Probst, VPK Dorsett/Lilly

May 9-13 … Teacher Appreciation Week

May 17 … Last day of school for all 2-day

May 18 … Last day of school for 3-day classes and 5 days 3’s

May 19 … VPK Graduation 11:00

(No Extended or Lunch Bunch on the last day!)

URGENT! VPK CERTIFICATES FOR NEXT YEAR ARE DUE – Please get your signed VPK Certificate of Eligibility to us by May 15th, your child is NOT officially registered until we have all of the required paperwork. Your child can not be enrolled into a class without their certificate unless you are planning to private pay.