Preschool

Welcome to St. John Vianney Catholic Preschool

 

Welcome back!

We are excited to meet and greet our 45 incoming preschoolers and their parents soon.

 

 

 

Preschool orientation and first day of class dates and times are as follows:

3’s class:

Class orientation: Friday, September 9th    9:15 – 10:30AM

First day of class: Monday, September 12th   9:15 – 12:15PM

 

3+ class:

Class orientation: Thursday, September 8th     9:15 – 10:30AM

First day of class: Tuesday, September 13th   9:15 – 12:15PM

 

4’s class:

Class orientation: Thursday, September 8th   9:15 – 10:30AM

First day of class:Tuesday, September 13th  9:15 – 1:00PM

 

Pre-K class:

Class orientation:  Friday, September 9th.        9:15 – 10:30AM

First day of class: Monday, September 12th      9:15 – 1:00PM

 

We ask that you please accompany your child during Orientation to meet the teacher and assistant, check out the classroom, have your picture taken and create a snack place mat.

Please go to the following web site www.vaclib.org/pdf/wa.pdf  to print out the “Certificate of Immunization Status Form” which is required by the State of Washington for all children entering school or preschool.This form needs to be completed by your child’s pediatrician and needs to be turned in before the beginning of preschool.

All other necessary paperwork will be handed out on orientation day and is due the first day of class.

We are looking forward to greeting you and your child / children.

 

As of August 17, 2016, there are still spots available in the 4’s and Pre-K programs.

 

Registration Process:

Registration for current families and alumni will begin January 4, 2016. Please submit the non-refundable registration fee of $60 with your completed registration form by February 1, 2016.

For new applicants, please schedule a visit to the preschool beginning January 11, 2016, by contacting Annette Schwientek (Preschool Director) by phone: 425-305-9662 or e-mail: aschwientek@sjvkirkland.org

After the visit please complete a registration form and drop it off at or mail to: SJV Catholic Church Preschool 12600-84th Ave NE Kirkland, WA. 98034

Please do not pay the registration fee until you have received confirmation of an available spot in the preschool for your child. We will notify you by Friday February 19th, after our current families have registered.

After confirmation, please submit the non-refundable registration fee of $60 payable to SJV Catholic Church (Preschool in MEMO line) by Tuesday, March 1st.   We follow the Lake Washington School District calendar, with classes starting the beginning of September and ending in mid-June.

Preschool Goals:

  • Celebrate and nurture the gifts each child brings to our Community.
  • Support the total development of each child;  encourage social, mental, emotional, physical and spiritual growth.
  • Provide an academically enriched and developmentally appropriate environment which helps each child feel comfortable enough to learn and grow.
  • Establish a partnership between the domestic church (your family) and our Parish Community

Volunteering at the preschool: (Requirements)

The Archdiocese of Seattle requires all Church Personnel (defined as all clergy, all employees and all volunteers who have ongoing, unsupervised contact with minors or vulnerable adults) to take part in our Safe Environments program in three ways: 
  1. Successfully undergo a criminal background check every three years.
  2. Complete the Protecting God’s Children course within 90 days of beginning service.
  3. Read and sign the Archdiocesan policies of conduct.

You may complete these requirements by accessing Virtus database ,  follow the directions under the “registration” tab.  

Curriculum

Our faith filled developmentally appropriate curriculum includes all aspects of learning; academic, social, spiritual and physical.  The low student teacher ratio allows for a child focused program, which nurtures individual needs and increases creativity through open-ended and theme based projects.  Our curriculum includes art, science, music, small and large motor skill development and manipulative materials to enhance pre-reading and pre-math skills.  We’ll read bundles of stories to further language development, have outside playtime and include fun, love and laughter.

For more information contact our director: Annette Schwientek at aschwientek@sjvkirkland.org or call 206-234-3988.

 

Our 3’s Class:

(children must be 3 years old on or before 12/31/2016) We will concentrate on social interaction, spiritual and physical development, as well as art and circle time.

Our 3+ Class:

(children must be 4 years old on or before (12/31/2016)

We are learning to play with one another and share and communicate with our friends.

Our 4’s class:

(children must be 4 years old on or before 08/31/2015)

This class will give your children the option to move up to our Pre-K class or graduate to Kindergarten in 2017. We offer a play/theme-based curriculum which includes pre-reading, math and writing activities. We offer 3.75 hour classes to continue the curriculum as described in our 3+ class with a more academic emphasis.  This class includes a 20 minute lunch period.

 Storybook Adventure (Optional addition for 4’s and 3+ curriculum)

(Child must be 4 years old on or before 12/31/16)

This new addition to our current program will take your child on  journey reading and exploring a variety of Children’s stories and picture books.  We will read, write, illustrate and act out special and new favorites.  Priority will be given to registered 4’s and 3+ students.

Our Pre-K Class:

(Child must be 5 years old on or before (12/31/2015)

This class is designed for the older child.  We continue the curriculum as described in our 4’s class, but with an additional 9 hours a month, we are able to add special focus programs and have time for more detailed exploration.  This class also includes a 20 min. lunch period.

Please make registration fee and monthly tuition payable to SJV Catholic Church.

 

If you would like a tour Annette Schwientek would be delighted to help you learn more. Contact her at aschwientek@sjvkirkland.org or call 425-305-9662.   Thanks so much!