Welcome to the preschool news. We are enrolling students for the fall. Our open houses will be full of families exploring the classroom. Once these students get used to the routine, we will take off. September it’s a time for play and exploration while we learn how it works.
Children come to Messiah in a two year program, progressing with skill levels as they are developmentally ready. We start the year learning all of the rules and routines in a preschool day. We have help from our friend the Bee. Be kind, be safe, be a friend, be quiet, or just be our selves. One of our first Bible stories is Jesus feeding the 5,000. Snack at preschool only feeds 18, but we learn to share, learn our table blessing, and work on our manners when we hear this story. We also get to learn a bit about allergies with a peanut allergy in our Tu-Th class this year.
We try to update our Facebook page often at Messiah Lutheran Preschool, Billings and continue working on this web page, so check in for answers to any questions you may have about our program (or as always, feel free to ask Mrs. Smith anything).
We want to add a thank you for all of the work that Messiah members Pastor Kris, Karen Duncan, Dennis Hackmann, Tim Singer, & Skip Mitzman have done for the preschool. If we missed anyone who contributed time and talents to our basement classroom, we thank YOU too.
Thank you for your continued support as we begin a new year downstairs in your preschool. Marianne
Most of you are already aware that Messiah has a small congregation. In the last year, this church has been faithfully praying for growth. The preschool has been housed here for 30 years, rent free, as an outreach program. Messiah is currently working on various ways to continue their ministry. Please keep this congregation in your prayers in this coming year.
Because of their unknown future, we have graciously been invited to move over to American Lutheran Church (on the Corner of Division & Lewis). We prayerfully made the decision to commit to moving the preschool to ALC in September of 2019. They had a preschool there for close to 50 years before their most recent director retired. ALC is willing to wait and offer Messiah’s program a safe, fun, established space to move to when we need it. The plan is set for next September, but they are available as soon as January 2019 if we should need to give Messiah back their space sooner.
We do realize that it is a few miles farther for some of you to travel. A move will not change our program or our connection to your children. We will all have to make the 10-minute adjustment if we end up moving during this current school year. We GREATLY appreciate your commitment to our program and philosophy. We are going to have a great year even with potential changes ahead. When we know more you will too. Until then we play and learn together happily at Messiah.