The Preschool Press

A blog about the life of The Islesboro Preschool
We’re back at school!

We’re back at school!

We are excited to have started our new academic year this week, under COVID protocols which proved very successful over the summer! We have a full class enrolled and cannot currently add more students. However, if you are interested please contact our director, Hannah...

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We are reopening!

We are excited to share that our summer program will be opening next Wednesday under new policies and protocols. Registration information has gone out to families that indicated interest, and if you'd like to see our guidelines please review the link below. Direct any...

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Spring into Summer Fundraiser – May 4

Join the Islesboro Preschool on May 4 from 4 - 7 pm at the Islesboro Community Center for a musical celebration and BBQ fundraiser! Tickets will be $10 ($5 for students and free for those under 10) and entry includes food and nonalcoholic beverages. Beer and wine...

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Support IPS on Election Day!

On Election Day, enjoy delicious lunch and baked goods while you vote at the Town Office.  All proceeds support our Islesboro Preschool.  From 10 am - 2 pm, there will be sandwiches, soups, chili, and baked goods for purchase. For early voters, we will have grab-n-go...

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Islesboro Preschool is hiring!

Our Islesboro Preschool is seeking a full-time co-teacher and a full-time teaching assistant for the summer to staff the infant/toddler program, ideally to start on June 25, 2018. Candidates should possess a strong passion for education, and be able to maintain...

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SPRING ENROLLMENT

The Infant/ Toddler room has seven children currently enrolled on a variety of days. We can have eight children a day in this program. With spring work not too far away, we will need to be more scheduled to meet the needs of our youngest children. For the Spring,...

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Summer Raffle Madness

Summer Raffle Madness

ANNOUNCING THE PRESCHOOL SUMMER RAFFLE The dedicated parents of the Islesboro Preschool have brought together donations from over 25 generous island businesses and individuals to offer the first (perhaps annual) Preschool Summer Raffle.   RAFFLE ITEMS INCLUDE: 2-month...

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Hug, Cuddle, and hold your little ones!

The last IPS and YOU discussed how important holding and talking to babies is to their long term development.  While there is ample research to support this, the most bizarre and disturbing proof comes from the end of the Cold War.  Rumania’s Nicoale Ceausescu was the...

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IPS & You: Talk, Talk, Talk!

IPS & You: Talk, Talk, Talk!

How often do you talk to your baby?  Do you vary the words you use?  Are they encouraging words, linked to an accomplishment?  These questions are more important than you might think.  Researchers at Rice University have determined that a child who is talked to...

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Windows, Doors and… a Roof!

Was it really just a few months ago that we were getting excited about pouring the foundation? Now we have windows, doors and a roof over the new preschool building.  This has been a labor of love for so very many members of the Islesboro community.  I hope you are as...

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IPS & You: Focus on what we can control.

One question every parent wonders about is “What is most important in a person’s development—heredity or environment?” The “Nature vs. Nurture” debate has been argued, studied and misunderstood for years. “Naturists” believe that genetics are the defining feature of...

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Student Artwork

Student Artwork

We have been hard at work this fall and have created so much wonderful art inspired by the changing seasons on Islesboro.  Here are some of the highlights. CLICK ON THE IMAGES BELOW TO ENLARGE.

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Thanksgiving!

We made it through Thanksgiving! I hope you were all able to enjoy good food and create some great memories with your friends and families over the vacation. We only have 12 school days before we are off for Christmas break! We will be very busy with some top secret...

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The letters F, L, E and Halloween!

Ginny and I can’t believe that October is almost over! The school year is flying by. We have thoroughly enjoyed working on letters F, L and E this month. We also loved playing hide and go seek with our pumpkins, exploring and painting the different parts of a pumpkin...

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Field Trip on Wednesday!

This Wednesday we are going to Turtle Head for our second Field Trip with IIT. Chloe will meet us here at the preschool. We will ask you to help her to load your students car seat or booster into her car, my car or Ginny’s car. After we sign in and use the bathroom,...

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IPS & You

Welcome to “IPS and YOU”.  This will be a regular column in the Islesboro Island News and the Preschool Press describing the importance of a positive Early Learning Environment and why it’s important to YOU, regardless who you are! Early Learning, age birth to 5 is...

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Welcome to Fall

Welcome to the first day of fall! The 2016-2017 Preschool year has gotten off to a great start. We started with a tour of the new classroom layout and made sure to come up with some classroom rules to help keep everybody safe. We began our first week with an All...

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Fall Updates

Dear Parents, We have some scheduling changes coming up.  Please take note below: SEPTEMBER 2016 Preschool will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30-3:30 OCTOBER 2016 Preschool will run a modified calendar, open only four days a week. Based on attendance in...

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Construction is Underway!

The site of the new Islesboro Preschool has been cleared, the driveway roughed in, and preparations are being made for the concrete slab to be laid. This is truly exciting news!  Drive by to see our progress, we'll be watching the progress from playground. Stay tuned...

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Summer Camp Week 5

  Week 5 already??!! The summer is flying by. We are trying to enjoy the humid weather after the beauty of last week. This week we will continue adding sea animals to our Ocean Mural. We have begun our handprint crabs and will continue our hungry sharks. Our trip...

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Summer Camp Week 3

Hello! We hope that you are enjoying the summer as much as we have thus far. We can’t believe we are already moving into week 4 already! The campers have expressed a lot of enthusiasm for an ocean themed summer. We have begun our Ocean Mural and have added sea...

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Director Newsletter – MAY

Exciting building progress is in the air. At the recent town meeting held at the town office, the vote was unanimous for the town and the preschool to enter into a licensing agreement. This document allows the preschool to enter and exit its new property from town...

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Week 9 – 2015 Summer Camp

Good afternoon! This week we have a few things to get started on to commence the end of our Camp experience. If you have not done so already, please send in a white t-shirt for your camper. If you can label it, great, otherwise I will do so with a Sharpie. Monday we...

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Week 5 – 2015 Summer Camp

Good Sunday! I hope you were all able to enjoy the weekend. This week I plan on extending our pirate theme with more books, projects and imaginary play. The campers have taken to using our new vocabulary words (you may have heard them ask you to 'heave to' or perhaps...

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Weekly Update – June 27

Happy Weekend Everyone!     Preschool camp is off to a great start. It was a pleasure working with you and getting to know your campers last week. We were able to begin a few projects ( stringing stay cool necklaces with cut up sponges and elastic, painting our plates...

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