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January 2022

We are at the middle of our preschool year, and the first progress reports will be sent home at the end of the month. The teachers and I are very pleased with how the children have been learning and growing throughout this year. We are so very proud of our preschoolers who continue to wear masks during class time so we can continue to prevent sharing COVID-19 and other germs right now between our families and teachers. We recognize that it is not fun to wear masks- we would like to see full faces more often! Please know that the discussion regarding masks is ongoing, between the St. Matthew leadership, the church Task Force and the Preschool Board- it is not solely a preschool decision. We will communicate changes to this policy as soon as any changes are permitted. We pray for the increased COVID case count in our area to subside and think about SPRING when we can be outside more often.

We don’t want to think about the year ending, but we are starting to plan for the 2022-2023 preschool year- with some NEW class times and choices! Registration has begun for our current families and St. Matthew families, and our registration will fully open up at the start of February. You can learn more about our classes on the “Get to Know Discovery Place” webpage. Registration forms can be found at the church office and on the Registration Page of the website under the preschool tab. Also note on the Registration page the link to fill out registration by GoogleForm. This is a great option – less paper, plus your responses are emailed back to you for a digital copy!

Be sure to follow our Facebook page. We try to update with current pictures each month, allowing families to get a glimpse of what happens during class time. Please check it out for a view inside the preschool! Watch on the website and Facebook for an announcement coming soon regarding our Spring Open House, where you can tour our classrooms and talk with our teachers. We look forward to meeting you!

Cheerfully in Christ,
Martha Lobaugh, Director
Office 717-637-1864        Email: discoveryplacehanover@gmail.com