Cindy Sponheim
    My name is Cindy Sponheim (pronounced Spoon-heim), and I'd like to welcome you & your child to the 2021-22 preschool program at Richey Public Schools.  This is my 10th year teaching preschool at Richey.  I'm looking forward to a great year with a new class. A little about me - I am originally from southwest Nebraska. My husband and I have lived in quite a few places and moved to Richey in 2010. We have 3 kids - our oldest, Isaac, is a senior at MSU in Bozeman, our daughter Laurel is a college freshman at Dawson Community College and our son Josh is a junior here at Richey.  I enjoy paddleboarding, skiing, hiking, quilting and small landscaping projects.  And I love all things rhinoceros! 
    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 and learning important social skills. Free play time is a favorite part of the morning, with a variety of activities and toys available to stimulate imaginative play.
    Preschool at Richey School is designed to be a two-year program, so we urge families to take advantage of this and enroll their children for both years.
    For the 2021-22 school year, preschool will be held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 7:52-11:00am in Room 119 of the elementary building.  PreK students (those entering Kindergarten the fall of 2022) will attend all four days.  First year preschoolers will attend Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
    PreK students' first day will be Monday, August 16.  First year preschoolers will start Tuesday, August 17.