Registration Update (January 28)

Just an update on our registration...

We still have slots available in next year's 2s and 4s.  If you're interested in having your child attend WIPP next year, please call the office (897-7568) any weekday between 9:15 and 11:30 for more information. You can also find our registration form/info on this blog if you scroll down a few entries.

Our 3s classes have already filled for next year.  We are currently working our way down the waiting list as spaces become available through attrition.  If you're interested in adding your name to our waiting list, please call the office.

Thursday, January 27

We  had a lot of fun things going on around the building today.  Our twos were exploring ice at their sensory table.  Not only did they get to dig around in it, they also found some animals frozen in blocks of ice.  Miss Heather was glad that everyone remembered to wear their mittens!

We had a very busy restaurant operating in our 3s!  The cash register was ringing while boys and girls enjoyed enjoyed breakfast, lunch, and dinner all in one stop.  Pets and babies were welcomed at this restaurant, even if they didn't get a chair to sit on!

Our 4s had a variety of activities going on.  There were three classes of 4s today, so below is a glimpse of what was happening in each.
While some children worked on art  projects or played in the kitchen area, others took time to look at some good books.

This teacher's helper led the class in saying the days of the week.

These boys were listening intently to their teacher telling them about the word treasure hunt that they were going to have.

Tuesday, January 25

January 25, 2011

Dear Families:

As we approach the end of another month, I just wanted to share some information and updates for your calendars. We've opened up registration to new students this week after getting a wonderful response for next year from our current students. If you have any questions about registration, please call the office between 9:00 and 11:30.

As we continue in the midst of cold and flu season, just a reminder about our Health Policy.
The staff will make every effort possible to protect the health and safety of each child. Your cooperation is expected to prevent the spread of contagious diseases. You should keep your child home if he/she has symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, runny nose, sore throat, skin rash, earache, coughing, or fever. If your child develops a contagious disease, please notify the teacher/Director in order that other parents may be notified of the possible exposure to their children. The State Health Department REQUIRES this.
If your child becomes ill during the morning, you will be contacted immediately and your child will be isolated from the other children until you can pick up your child. Please do not send your child to school if he/she shows any signs of illness, including colds.

In order to keep the carpool line moving and avoid back-ups, we ask that if you are going to get out of your car to pick up your child, you park in the parking lot and walk up to the building. If you're in the carpool line, please stay in your car and wait for us to bring your child to you.

Parent Conferences
If you'd like a conference and you haven't yet talked to your child's teacher, please contact them as soon as possible. There is no school for students on Friday, January 28, so that teachers are available to meet with parents.

Upcoming Dates
Monday, February 14 Valentine's Day (Look for information from your child's teacher on class parties.)
Monday, February 21 No School: Presidents' Day
Friday, February 25 Doughnuts With Daddy for 2s and 3s 8:15-8:45 a.m.

Thank you again for all you do,


Friday, January 21

Thanks to everyone who has turned in their registration information already.  We've begun to send out packets to families on our waiting list because we'll start officially accepting new student registrations on Monday, January 24th.  If you have any questions, please call the office (897-7568) between 9:15 and 11:15.  (You can call anytime and leave a message, but those are the best times to get a real live person on the phone!)  You can also email and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

It was finally warm enough to get outside on Thursday and our 2s were very excited about getting some fresh air!

You can see that some of our 3s weren't quite ready to give up their princess dresses before moving over to play with some manipulatives.

There was a birthday in one of our 4s classes this week.  That means a special snack for everybody!

If you look closely you might be able to see the narwhals that these 4s have drawn.  When I visited their class they told me that only male narwhals have the long horns that make then look like unicorns.

Friday, January 14

What's more fun than wearing your pajamas to school? Wearing your pajamas to school, eating popcorn, and watching a movie with all of your friends! We had a great time today with the 3s and 4s in Fellowship Hall. Our 2s stayed in the preschool building for their pajama party and had just as much fun. What a wonderful way to end the week!

Thursday, January 13

Well, we might have to start changing our bulletin boards to encourage spring and warm weather.  After having our school close on Tuesday because of the threat of icy roads, we've been shivering at carpool and finding lots of inside activities to do.  We did make sure that we took a look outside at the fountain in the Memorial Garden today.  It was the first time some of us had ever seen icicles!

School Closed Tuesday 1/11/11

Because of the possibility of freezing rain/drizzle affecting roads and bridges tomorrow morning, WIPP will be closed.  We will reopen on Wednesday, January 12.


Our music teacher, Miss Caitlin, is also a certified Kindermusik instructor! They have classes starting in our area this month. Here's the information for those of you who might be interested.


Happy New Year! As our Fall 2010 Kindermusik classes wind down to an end, we invite you to take this opportunity to give your child the gift that outlasts any and every toy....the gift of music!

We will be starting up our Spring 2011 semester the week of January 23! We have a wide array of classes that we'll be offering in our various locations. Please visit our website ( and click on the Kindermusik link up top to see the exact days, times and details of the classes. Online enrollment is available now, and class sizes are all limited to 12, so register today to reserve a space for you and your baby!

If you're new to Kindermusik and would like to schedule a free trial class to see what we're all about, please contact us by email/phone and we'll arrange a free trial class sometime in the next 2 weeks, before our Fall 2010 semester ends.

For the Spring, we plan to be in Savannah on Mondays and Saturdays, Wilmington Island on Tuesdays, and in Richmond Hill on Wednesdays.

Feel free to contact us by phone (912.988.KEYS (5397)) or email ( at any time!

We look forward to seeing you and your child soon for an exciting musical adventure!!!

Musically Yours,
Marina Lindblom
InstrumentaLinks, Inc.

Registration Information 2011-2012 School Year

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Registration Form 2011-2012
Wilmington Island Presbyterian Preschool
450 N. Cromwell Rd., Savannah, GA 31410

CLASS (AGE GROUP) ______________AGE: ____

FIRST:____________________ MIDDLE:____________ LAST:______________________

NAME CALLED: _________________ BIRTHDATE: ___________ MALE/FEMALE: ____

HOME PHONE: ______________________ EMERGENCY PHONE:__________________________

STREET:________________________________________CITY:________________ ZIP:_________

EMAIL ADDRESS(ES): ______________________________________________________________

MOTHER:                                                                           FATHER:

NAME:______________________________________   ___________________________________

RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE:_______________________   ___________________________________

EDUCATION COMPLETED:______________________   ___________________________________

EMPLOYER NAME/PHONE:______________________  ___________________________________

____________________________________________  ___________________________________


SIBLINGS (NAMES, AGES):_________________________   _____________________________

                                                   _________________________    _____________________________

NAME OF CHILD’S PHYSICIAN:_______________________________ PHONE: ______________

Does your child have any diseases, fears, phobias, allergies, special problems? ____________
If so, please explain:__________________________________________________________________

I would like to enroll my child in Wilmington Island Presbyterian Preschool for the 2011 - 2012 school year. I have read the information on the back of this form regarding classes and fees. I recognize that the school exercises the utmost care in the supervision of children entrusted to it. Therefore I waive any damage claims resulting from accidental injury while under the jurisdiction of Wilmington Island Presbyterian Preschool.

SIGNED:__________________________________________ DATE:_________________________


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FEES / CLASSES FOR 2011-2012

REGISTRATION FEE: $150.00 per child
This fee is due with registration and is not refundable unless we do not have a place for your child when school begins in September.

5 Day (M-F) Four-year-olds:
These children must be four by October 1.
Yearly tuition: $1,665.00 (payable in 9 monthly payments of $185.00)

5 Day (M-F) Three-year-olds:
These children must be three by October 1 and must be completely potty-trained.
Yearly tuition: $1,665.00 (payable in 9 monthly payments of $185.00)

3 Day (MWF) Three-year-olds:
These children must be three by October 1 and must be completely potty-trained.
Yearly tuition: $1,395.00 (payable in 9 monthly payments of $155.00)

3 Day (MWF) Two-year-olds:
These children must be two by October 1.
Yearly tuition: $1,395.00 (payable in 9 monthly payments of $155.00)

2 Day (TTh) Two-year-olds:
These children must be two by October 1.
Yearly tuition: $1,170.00 (payable in 9 monthly payments of $130.00)

All classes are from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Our school year runs from September through May and is similar to that followed by the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.

Teacher requests: If you would like to request a particular teacher/class for your child, please attach a separate piece of paper with your child’s name, birthdate, class requested, and a short reason for the request. While we attempt to honor teacher requests, our number one priority is to provide a strong and positive educational experience for your child.

Tuition is due on the first school day of each month. A tuition late fee of $10.00 will be charged on all payments received after the 10th of the month.

A discount of $50.00 will be given to any family paying the yearly tuition in full by September 10.

Applications for returning students will be accepted beginning January 10. Applications for new students will be accepted for remaining slots beginning January 20. Applications are processed in the following order:
1. Current students who are returning
2. Waiting list students
3. New enrollees
(Members of Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church are given first priority.)

Thursday, January 6

Even if it wasn't that cold outside, we're making winter inside with snowflakes, igloos, and Insta-snow!

Tuesday, January 4

Welcome Back!

We hope that everyone had a wonderful break and some very happy holidays!  As we come back to a new month and a new year, we'd like to make you aware of some of our upcoming events.

Friday, January 14  Pajama Day!  We all get to wear our pajamas and get together to watch a movie!
Monday, January 17  No school!  Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Friday, January 28  No school for students!  Parent/teacher conference day

Also, registration for the 2011-2012 school year begins this month.  Registration information will be sent home with current students at the end of this week.  Students on our waiting list will be mailed a form during the week of January 11th.  Applications for new students will be accepted for remaining slots beginning January 20th .

Applications are processed in the following order:
(a) present students who are returning
(b) waiting list students
(c) new enrollees
Members of Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church are given first priority.

Additional registration information and forms will also be available on this site beginning January 11th.