Welcome to St. Luke Preschool! I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child this year. I hope you will find the following information helpful.

Each week I will send home a newsletter to give you a “Peek At Our Week”. This way you can follow along with our daily activities and monthly themes. It will also include homework assignments and upcoming school events.

Saint Luke Website
The class newsletter and a list of important dates and events will be posted on my webpage each week. It is also a great place to visit to find out what is going on in all the classrooms at Saint Luke and special school and church events.

Backpack and Folder 
Please send your child to school everyday with their folder in their backpack. We will be sending notes and the children’s work home via the folder, so please check it on a daily basis. The children’s folders are checked first thing each day of class, so you can send notes to school in the folder.

We require a written note whenever your child will be leaving school differently from their normal routine.

Playground Safety / P.E. Class  
When the weather is nice we will be going outside on the playground. For the safety of the children, we ask that they wear gym shoes and socks. No sandals, please.
On Mondays, the children will have P.E. in the gym. They will not be allowed to participate if they are not wearing gym shoes.

We have snack time each day in Preschool. Due to the growing number of students in the Early Childhood classrooms with severe allergies to peanut and tree nuts, we feel we must have control of the snacks that are being served for the safety of the children. A snack fee was included in your registration fee that we will use to purchase the snacks for the Early Childhood classrooms for the school year. Milk is provided. Please let me know in writing if your child needs to have water instead of milk.

Your child will be assigned to bring a birthday treat on or close to their birthday. Summer birthdays will be celebrated at the end of the school year. Special treats are allowed, but they must be purchased from the approved nut-free treat list that will be sent home. All birthday treats must be store bought. No homemade birthday treats are allowed. If your treat requires a spoon, please send enough for all the children in the class.

We attend Chapel on Wednesdays. Watch for a chapel offering envelope in your child’s folder on Tuesdays. Please write your child’s name on their envelope. This year, the chapel offerings will support Haiti, Comfort Dogs, St. Matthew's, Itasca Food Pantry, Swaddling Clothes and Young Knights. If you order a chapel shirt (optional) your child should wear it on Wednesdays. 

If your child is going to be absent, you must contact the school office at 630.773.0509.

Extra Clothes 
If you have not done so, please send a set of extra clothes to school for your child as soon as possible. Place the clothes in a large Ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name.


Communication between school and home is very important, so please feel free to call, email, or send a note in your child’s folder whenever you have a question or concern.
I’m looking forward to a productive, fun-filled school year!

Ms. Gibellina
630.773.0509 Ext. *818