My name is Cindy Sponheim, and I'd like to welcome you & your child to the 2020-21 preschool program at Richey Public Schools. This is my ninth year teaching preschool at Richey. I'm looking forward to a great year with a new class. A little about me - my husband Paul & I have 3 kids - our oldest, Isaac, is a junior at MSU in Bozeman, our daughter Laurel is a senior at Richey and our son Josh is a sophomore at Richey. I enjoy gardening, paddleboarding, hiking, skiing, quilting and spending time with my family. 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, 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, so we urge families to take advantage of this and enroll their children for both years.
For the 2020-21 school year, preschool will be held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 7:50-11:00am in Room 119 of the elementary building. PreK students (those entering Kindergarten the fall of 2021) will attend all four days. Three year olds or first year preschoolers will attend Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
PreK students' first day will be Monday, August 17. First year preschoolers will start Tuesday, August 18.