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Did you receive your welcome letter?

Welcome letters were mailed on August 1!  Let us know, by calling 260-1350, if you have not received your letter.  We can’t wait to see everyone on Monday, August 10 from 6 until 7 pm for Meet Your Teacher Night. Parents – Don’t forget to visit the finance table to pay tuition and fees, purchase t-shirts and sign up for Whiz Kids. Payment can be in the form of cash or check.
We are excited for another fantastic year at St. Paul’s Preschool and are excited to see all of our preschool friends.  If for some reason, your situation has changed and your child is unable to attend school year, please let us know as we currently have a waiting list. IMG_2528IMG_2528

New Enrichment Program….Whiz Kids

Wednesday Whiz Kids…a brand new enrichment program for the 2015/16 school year. Contact the Director to sign up, or sign up at Meet Your Teacher Night.

Put the IPad down and get unplugged!

Through the Whiz Kids Enrichment Program, children will have the opportunity to discover their ever changing and growing world. Through movement, games and teacher engaged activities, participants will take a creative and fun approach to increase their math and science awareness. The goal is to hear the kiddos say, “WOW! I didn’t know math and science was so much fun!”IMG_0298

WEDNESDAYS: 12:00– 1:30 pm

  • First Session: September through December                                                  Sept – 9, 16, 23, 30  Oct -7, 21, 28 Nov – 4, 18, 25 Dec – 2, 9
  • Additional cost will apply. 
  • Space will be limited to 14 children.
  • Advance registration required.
  • First come, first served.
  • Children bring their own lunch. 

Happy 4th of July…..Time to update records

Happy 4th of July!

To all of our families:  We are working on getting materials ready for next school year.  If you have already fireworks016_slideregistered, please remember to let the Director know of any changes in attendance for next year or if your address or phone number has changed since registration.

Hard to believe school is just around the corner.  We have just a few spots remaining if you know anyone who is interested.  Don’t hesitate…call today.  Spaces are quickly filling up!

Happy Summer

The heat has arrived…….barbecues and swimming pools are getting plenty of use.

End of year fun day

End of year fun day

VBS fun is underway.


VBS – making snow


VBS fun


more VBS fun

Summer is such a wonderful time to enjoy family time and regenerate for the upcoming school year. Enjoy your summer because school will be here in a flash.  We have a few remaining openings should you know anyone interested in our wonderful program. We want to say goodbye and wish safe travels to to Evelyn and Quentin and their families who will be moving out of the state this summer. Happy Summer to all!

Sprucing up the classrooms.

Sprucing up the classrooms

Best Wishes Pastor Janessa

IMAG0183 IMAG0190 IMAG0192 IMAG0194 IMAG0196We have been so blessed by Pastor Janessa and the time she has shared with our preschoolers.  Today she shared the story “Wonderfully Made”, by Joyce Meyer.  The children enjoyed hearing how Hayley the Hippo discovered that “God gives us all unique gifts. We just have to discover what they are.”  Today the children presented Pastor Janessa with several bouquets of flowers as we thanked her and wished her well as she leaves Tucson to become the lead pastor of a Phoenix church.

Happy Easter

IMAG0094 - Copy IMAG0096 - Copy IMAG0098 - Copy IMAG0100 - Copy IMAG0109 IMAG0111 IMAG0112 IMAG0117 IMAG0119 The children were surprised on Thursday with a visit from Chai. Chai is an adorable lionhead bunny and one of the family pets of Mrs. Hicks and her daughter. The children were very excited to have Chai join their Easter celebration.  Wishing all our preschool families a wonderful, blessed Easter.  IMAG0130

Explore the world…read a book

As a parent, you have the power to boost your children’s learning potential simply by making books

After losing her bonnet, the policeman offers Madame Chapeau his hat.

After losing her bonnet, the policeman offers Madame Chapeau his hat.

an integral part of their lives.  Children who are read to are more likely to do well in all facets of education. 


The baker offers his hat

St. Paul’s Preschool values the gift of reading and we make sure it is included in each preschool day. 


All the people in Paris offer their hats

The magic of a book is the focus of our Pre-K Monday Soaring class.  The children experience all aspects of a story. 

madame chapeau

Madame Chapeau is sad because none of the hats is quite right.

Today in Soaring, Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Hoffsmith shared the book, Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau. The children embraced the story and showed their acting skills.


All is well as Madame Chapeau is given a hat, knitted with love. The perfect hat.

Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau

by Andrea Beaty
illustrated by David Roberts

Our amazing lead actress!

This is the tale of a lonely hat maker who matches customers to the perfect hat but lacks her own perfect match in life. Once a year, on her birthday, Madame Chapeau ventures out in her favorite bonnet to dinner. This time, a crow snatches her hat and flies away. Mon dieu! As she chases the crow through the streets of Paris, a baker, a policeman, a cowboy, and others offer her their own hats to wear. None of them are quite right, though, until one special little girl offers her a hat “knitted with love and [her] best birthday wish.”

A delightful and very stylish story about love, community, and friendship, with some fancy hats thrown in for good measure.

February is the time to register for Fall 2015!

Ice painting

Ice painting

February is the time to register for St. Paul’s Preschool’s 2015/16 school year.

Mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on the following!

  • February 12, 2015 –  Last day of guaranteed registration for current families.
  • February 17, 2015 –  Registration begins for the general public.

No increase in tuition or fees!

Our 4th day class for the pre-k students is limited and will fill up quickly.

Call today, 260-1350, to schedule a tour. 

Spaces fill quickly, so don’t delay!

Let us share with you what makes St. Paul’s so special, as we celebrate 50 years as one of the best preschools in Tucson.

Hibernation week

Hibernation week


Pumpkin science

Pumpkin science











Cloud exploration

Cloud exploration

Dr. Hicks -Take care of your teeth!

Dr. Hicks -Take care of your teeth!





Dry Ice Discovery Pictures

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Dry Ice fun Mrs. Van Wormer

To a young child, every day can be a discovery of something new.  Preschoolers love to  explore the world around them.  Simple science activities help young children enhance this natural curiosity.

Science exploration in the classroom provides young children the opportunity to…

  • Build self-confidence
  • Engage in “hands on” experiences
  • Increase observation skills
  • Receive opportunities to use tools, equipment and familiar materials
  • Problem solve
  • Develop sensory, physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and social attributes
  • Develop language through increased vocabulary as they ask and answer questions
  • Just have fun

Making bubbles with dry ice

Science activities are incorporated into many of the learning themes throughout our preschool program.  A small sampling includes mixing colors, making slime, learning the difference between salt and fresh water and its effect on floating, erupting volcanoes and discovering the wonder of dry ice.







Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to our preschool families
Just a few reminders ….
Our last day of Preschool  for 2014 will be December 18. School resumes on January 5 (Soaring) and 6, 2015.

Christmas programChristmas Program – Join us for our annual Christmas program on Thursday, December 18, 9:30 to 10 a.m. The children will remain with their class at all times during the program, and will immediately return to their classrooms for some more Christmas fun and may be picked up at the usual time.
Stay & Play – Will resume on January 12. Sign up will be January 7 and 8.
Tuition for January – The business manager would like to wish all families a Merry Christmas and to let everyone know that tuition will not be due for January until the week of January 6th. No late fees will be assessed if paid by January 8.