End-of-Year Reflections

Dear FPS Families,

Wow, how time flies when you’re having fun! What an awesome year of experimenting, learning, growing, bonding, and loving we have had here at Family Preschool. I continue to be amazed at what this cooperative preschool brings to these lucky little ones. Thank you for the opportunity to be here with you on this journey. I feel very special to have been a part of each child’s experience here this year. 

It’s the time that many of our friends are moving on to kindergarten and so are many families who have remained vigilant to the core philosophies of our program. We will truly miss all those who are not returning next school year. Please keep in touch -- send emails, visit for school activities, and keep us up to date on how things are going.

I would like to send a big “thank you” to this year’s board, led by Liz Snyder. The board has dedicated countless emails and many hours of work to stay the course for this preschool “ship”. I am excited to begin the next year with our newly elected board, led by Sarah Margargee-Hineman. There will be a potluck dinner at the Snyder residence on Monday, May 15th to welcome the new board members. Everyone is welcome –- please contact Liz Snyder if you plan to come.

Thank you to the heart and soul of Family Preschool, the outstanding teaching staff who have been with us this school year. Teachers Alison, Sue, Hannah, Ashley and Molly have magically lead children through this year of discovery. Their dedication and commitment to FPS goes above and beyond what I have ever experienced at any preschool. I have thoroughly enjoyed popping into their classrooms to see children happily engaging with teachers and friends.

Most of all, thank you to YOU – the parents of Family Preschool. Thank you for your days of being Helping Parents, committing to your co-op job, coming in as Guest Speakers, completing odd jobs for the school, soliciting businesses for fundraising, supporting and honoring our teachers, and for offering your unwavering support of Family Preschool and its principles. We are only as strong as the sum of our parts – the parents, teachers, and children working together.

Please join us on Friday, June 2, for our Annual End-of-Year Popsicle Party on the playground at 11:15 a.m. Following the party, please stay and join us for a Potluck Lunch!

A few reminders for May:

Summer Camp

There are still a few openings in Week 4 of Summer Camp (June 26-30). Please let me know if you are interested in signing up so I can secure your space. It's going to be a fun summer! Our summer camp is open to alumni, as well.

Memorial Day Holiday

Please remember that Monday, May 29, is a holiday, and we will not have school that day. 

School Clean Up Day

On Saturday, June 3, we will have our End-of-Year School Clean-Up day. John Mogensen, our VP, will be setting this up, and there will be two sessions for cleaning: one from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. and one from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Thank you for being a part of this whole school clean up!

Thank you again for a memorable year!
Emily