Monday, April 28, 2014



Let us help you get your kids outdoors this summer!  Salem Preschool is starting something new!  We are expanding our program, offering a six  week session held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 9:00-11:30 a.m., from June 10 through July 17.  Our goal is to keep kids learning through the summer and get them outside having fun together.  God has created a wonderful world out there.  We want to introduce children to it!  Camping, gardening, science, sports and more will be part of our curriculum.  Children 3-4-5 year olds are welcome.  (Three year old must have turned 3 by 9-1-13.)  There is still room available.  To register, email Pam Carlson at .  The cost is $240 for the session.  There is a 5% discount for families with two or more children enrolled.

We are planning ahead for a great 2014-2015 school year beginning in September.  As our staff works on our curriculum we are watching our preschool garden grow.  Thanks to our SUMMER SESSION students who water and weed through the summer we will have veggies and flowers to share with the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf and Salem in summer and fall.  Come out in the backyard or look out the lounge windows to see how the garden is coming along.  
In addition to the garden. we are adding a “Little Free Library”  near our preschool sign on the east end of the church.  The “Little Free Library” looks like a little house filled with books.  The front window opens so the books can be borrowed and kept, borrowed and returned or the collection can be added to by Preschool or, perhaps, you.  The “Little Free Library” was built by CAL PETERSON!  We are so thankful for his willingness to take this project on for us!!

We currently have a few openings for three and four year olds in our fall classes.  Details can be read on our web site,  We would be excited to have you join us in the fall!

Thursday, April 3, 2014


April showers bring May flowers!  We are prepared to face spring!  The seeds for our garden have been planted and we will continue to nurture them until we can plant them outside in our Preschool Garden.  Our classrooms will be filled with green shoots growing in sunny window spaces.  This is the perfect time to learn about other green spaces in our world such as the rainforest.  These valuable forests are important to the health of the earth.  We will learn who/what lives there and how we can help protect such a special environment.
Easter will be here before we know it.  There is no more important news for us to hear then the story of God’s love for us and his promise that we will be with him in Heaven some day! Pastor Mark will visit our classes to tell this wonderful story!
At the end of April we will look at two other unique environments in our world, the desert and the seashore.  Minnesota does not have either of these special places.  How are they different from our lakes, farms and forests?  We’ll explore them through books, videos and artifacts!
Did I mention we will have a special guest this month?  The dentist will be stopping by to teach us how to care for our teeth.  Thank you Dr. Jeff Eggert, father of Grant Eggert in the Blue Class, for visiting our school!

Looking for summer activities for your preschooler?

Salem Preschool Summer Session
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