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Getting ready for Fall 2021!

We hope that you and your family are staying safe and healthy! We will remain closed for the time being. As of now, Federated Church will remain closed until Easter.

Please watch for our upcoming enrollment forms to become available in early January! We will hold Open House appointments in mid March to see our space! Please call to make an appointment.

We can’t wait to all be together again! We are really looking forward to the 2021-2022 school year!

Welcome Back to School!

Thank you for enrolling your child in our preschool program!
We are excited to celebrate our 30th year together!
We will have our annual orientation meeting on Wednesday,August 29th. 

The Pre-3’s will meet at 10:00 am in room 30 with Mrs. Beatty.

The 3’s will meet at 11:00 am in room 30 with Mrs. Roney and Ms. Hollingsworth.

The 4’s will meet in room 50 at 10:00 am with Mrs. Matsko and Mrs. Lechak.

The 5’s will meet in room 30 at 9:15 am with Mrs. Bottcher.

This is an opportunity for parent and child to visit the room and meet
the teachers before the first day of school!

School begins the week of September 4,2018.
Pre-3’s M,W 9:15-11:30
3’s T,Th,F 9:15-11:45
4’s T-F 9:00-12:00
5’s M,T,W,Th 9:00-12:00

I have attached the Child Enrollment Form and State Health Information Form
form that the state of Ohio requires us to have on file before
attaching a copy of the Child Medical Statement that we also
need on file. Again all incoming new students must bring this form to school on orientation day.

I will contact any current
families that need an updated form.

We will hold our awesome Lunch Bunches again this year!

Wehope you will all sign up! This is a super time for your children
to gain the experience of eating at school in a timely fashion.
Most important though, this is a fun hour to play, sing a few songs and just be together!
Lunch Bunch will begin the second week of school. We will
have forms for you at orientation. The cost is $135.00 per day
per semester. We do offer at drop-in option. The drop-in cost is $12.00 per day.

We hope that you are enjoying your summer.

We are looking forward to fall and another successful school year with your children.

Shawn Bottcher, Director

Kindergarten Night is February 5th!

Dear Parents,
We would like to invite you to a discussion about Kindergarten. Rachel Gebler, a Kindergarten Teacher at Gurney Elementary School, will lead the discussion. This will be an opportunity for you to learn more about what is expected in Kindergarten and ask any questions that you might have.
We will hold this event on February 5th at 6:30pm. We will meet in Mrs. Bottcher’s room. Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we can have adequate seating and supplies. We look forward to this wonderful evening with you.

Join us for 2018-2019 School Year

It’s already time to think about school for next!

Contact us today to enroll in one of our amazing programs!

The following is a list of classes that will be offered next September.  Your child’s birthday will help determine his/her correct class.  

Pre-3 year old class – must turn 3 August thru March & MUST BE POTTY TRAINED.

Monday & Wednesday     9:15-11:30   $155.00 per month                                          

3 year old class – must be 3 years old by Sept. 30th

Tues.,Thurs,Fri       9:15 – 11:45   $190.00 per month   

 4 year old class – must be 4 years old by Sept. 30th.

Tues,Weds,Thurs,Fri.   9:00-12:00      $250.00 per month

5 year old class – must be 5 years old by December 31st.

Mon,Tues,Weds,Thurs. 9:00-12:00   $250.00 per month

Lunch Bunch

Lunch bunch is an extended day program. We offer Lunch Bunch each day your child is in school. Lunch Bunch ends at 1:30pm. There is an additional fee for this program. We will register for Lunch Bunch over the summer.

Students not presently enrolled will be registered in the order of their place on the waiting list. To confirm your child’s space, please return your forms as soon as possible with your deposit ($50) to school with your current student or by mail to:

Shawn Bottcher

121 Waverly Ln

Chagrin Falls OH 44022

Summer Letter

Dear Parents,

Thank you for enrolling your child in our preschool program!  We are excited to celebrate our 29th year together!  There will be an orientation meeting on Wednesday, August 30th at 10:00am. You will meet in your child’s classroom at the Federated Church. This is an opportunity for parent and child to visit the room and meet the teachers before the first day of school!

School begins the week of September 5, 2017.

The 3’s will meet T,Th, F with Mrs. Hill and Ms. Hollingworth from 9:15- 11:45.

The 4’s will meet T-F with Mrs. Matsko and Mrs. Lechak from 9:00-11:30.

The 5’s will meet M,T, W,F with Mrs. Bottcher and Mrs. Silla from 9:00-12:00.

We have new forms for everyone this year. The state of Ohio has updated the Child Enrollment forms, everyone will need to fill out a new form. I have attached the form to this email, it is also on our website. I will also have forms available at orientation. If you are a new student or if your child’s medical form expired over the summer, please visit our website to print off a new form. I would greatly appreciate it if you would bring them to orientation. All children must have the completed forms on file before school begins as required by the state of Ohio.

Our extended day programs will again be offered. Forms can be found on our website. I will also have forms at orientation. We hope that you are enjoying your summer. We are looking forward to fall and another successful school year with your children.


Shawn Bottcher, Director


2017-2018 Village Nursery School Calendar

This is the tentative calendar set for the upcoming school year!

August 30th – Orientation

September 6th – First day of school ( 4’s and 5”s)

September 7th – First day of school 3’s

September 11th – Lunch bunches begin

October 4th – Open House

October 13th – No School

October 30th and 31st – Halloween parties

November 22nd, 23rd, 24th – Thanksgiving Vacation – No School

December 20th – Last day of classes NO LUNCH BUNCH

December 21st – Jan. 7th – Winter Vacation

January 8th – School resumes

January 16th – No school

February 19th – No school

March 26th – 30th Spring Vacation

April 3rd – School Resumes

May 11th – Mother’s Day Tea (4’s and 5’s) NO LUNCH BUNCH

May 18th – All Lunch Bunches end

May 23rd – Village Nursery School Picnic! Details to follow.

May News!

Dear Families,

It is so hard to believe that the year is almost done. We have had so many great experiences together this year. This has been a truly special group of students. Thank you so much for sharing your children with us.

As a reminder this is the last week of Lunch Bunch. It has been fun to watch the groups come together. In the beginning of the year the children would stay grouped with their classmates or even age groups. Now everyone plays together and some really nice friendships have been made.

We will all meet next Wednesday, May 24 th from 10:00-12:00 at River Road Park for our all school picnic. The park is located at 17535 Chagrin River Road. There is a pavilion and playground that we will use. Your teachers will have a sign-up for snacks and drinks. We will all share the snacks.

Each class will separate for a tiny closing ceremony, the rest of the day will be spent playing together. All are welcome! This is an easy stroller park. The bathroom has been a port-a- potty in the past.

We wish those of you moving on all the best! We love to have our “alumni” come back to read to us! We hope to see you around town. We are looking forward to another great year in 2017-2018 with the rest of you!!!

See you at the park!

Take care!