My name is Cindy Sponheim, and I'd like to welcome you & your child to the 2019-20 preschool program at Richey Public Schools. This is my eighth year teaching preschool at Richey.
Preschool will start on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Normally we start on the same day as everyone else, but this year we have the later start date to accommodate me due to my husband's health situation.
In preschool you'll find us doing a variety of activities that are designed to help each child gain skills and knowledge that will help them confidently enter Kindergarten. Phonics and math are two key emphases in our program, as well as rhyming, music, developing fine and gross motor skills, learning the social skills necessary to be part of a group. Free play time is a favorite part of the morning, with a variety of activities available such as sensory play, pretending, building, coloring, reading, doing puzzles and more.
Preschool at Richey School is designed to be a two-year program.
For the 2019-20 school year, preschool will be held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 7:55-11:00am in Room 119 of the elementary building. PreK students (those entering Kindergarten the fall of 2020) will attend all four days. Three year olds or first year preschoolers will attend Tuesdays and Wednesdays.