Nursery School

2023 Fall Open House:  Monday, August 21, 7:00PM at Church
All welcome!

St. Paul Lutheran Nursery School is accepting registrations for Fall 2023 enrollment! 
Registration is secured with a $25.00 registration fee.

T/TH = 3 yr olds
M/W/F = 4 yr olds  
All classes 9:00am-11:30am 

2023-2024 Tuition
T/TH = $140/month*
M/W/F = $190/month*

*2024-2025 tuition may increase slightly

Children must be fully potty trained.

Please call Mrs. Darby for more information at  (607) 756-4850.

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St. Paul Nursery School Family Newsletter
May/June 2023

          Hello preschool families! This is our last newsletter for this year and oh boy (oh girl!) has the year flown by.  It seems like just the other day, we were having our Christmas parties or St. Patrick’s day shenanigans and yet here we are reflecting on the year and getting ready to say our summer good byes.

          This past month, Mrs. Ramiza taught the children letters W, X, and Y.  Our projects included watermelons, wheels, webs, wind, xylophones, x-rays, X marks the spot, yaks, YES!, yarn, and the color yellow.  We even celebrated the letter W with Wacky Wednesday when everyone dressed wacky and we did the entire day in reverse order!!  The month was complete with a week of preparing all sorts of goodies to celebrate the special preschool mommies for Mother’s Day.  Continue to check out the artwork of all the classmates by viewing our Facebook page.  We have had quite the group of artisans this year!  It’s been wonderful!

          I will be teaching the letter Z in June and we will be doing craft projects with zebras, zig zags, and zoos.  We will also be working on a special plan for Father’s Day goodies to send home.

          Last month for letter W, I taught a Bible story of The Widow’s Offering.  Even though the poor widow only had 2 coins and the rich people had lots, she gave all her money to the Church.  Jesus saw this and told his helpers that she gave more than the rich people.  How could that be?  Ask your child-he will know why Jesus thought she gave more (clue-it’s about faith!). Letter X allowed us to review some exciting Bible stories.  A few of our exciting stories included the whale sneezing Jonah onto the beach, the fish and bread turning in to enough to feed 5,000 people, the beautiful rainbow in the sky of the Noah story, and the lions only purring, not growling, in the Daniel story. For letter Y week, we talked about Bible stories where people said “Yes!” to what God asked of them.  Our stories included Mary (Jesus’ mother), Moses’ mother, Noah, Dorcas/Tabitha, and even Jonah said ‘yes’ after the second time God spoke to him!  We also spent Mother’s Day week talking about the important mommies of the Bible-Eve, Mary, Moses’ mother, and Noah’s wife,

          In June, Mrs. Ramiza will finish Bible story time with a letter Z story about Zacchaeus.  Zacchaeus was a greedy man whose life changed after spending time with Jesus.  He’s an example to us that by spending time in God’s Word, our lives can become enriched and renewed.


Geography: Virginia (ponies running on the beach), Washington (apples), West Virginia (the 1st Mother’s Day was celebrated), Wisconsin (cheese), Wyoming (coal and 1st territory to give women voting rights)
Vocabulary: rich, widow, greedy, offering, absorbs, tidy, brunch, bouquet, spa, exhausted, tone, mallet
* June tuition is due June 1st.  Please pay tuition on time as June is a short month in class.
* June 15th is the last class day for the T/Th class.  June 16th is the last class day for the M/W/F class.
* M/W/F class graduation is Thursday, June 15, 2023.  The children should arrive to the class at 6:30pm and graduation will be upstairs in the Church at 7:00pm.  All are welcome!


We wish Mrs. Ramiza the best as she begins a new position outside of St. Paul!

It has been a pleasure to work with and learn from your children this year.  Thank you for the opportunity to share the mornings with them.  I have not only grown as a teacher who guided your child, but we have all become very good friends along the way!!


Thank you again and have a fun and safe summer!

See some of you next year!!!   :)
Love, Mrs. Wendy Clark-Darby