Preschoolers light up school

Preschoolers gather around a “manger.”

Regina Elementary hosts a preschool/daycare program for ages 3 and 4. The program runs 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for daycare students and has five additional sections for preschool programming. A summer exploration camp is also offered.

Director Mary Pechous and 13 teachers provide a fun-filled and faith-filled experience for Regina’s youngest students.

The first half of the year was a hustle and bustle of fun!

The preschool hosted National Book Week, which was a great success.  During National Book Week, guests came in to read to the children. Guest readers may bring their favorite childhood book or choose from selections at the school. Students are put into mixed small groups to listen to the exciting stories.


Visitors have fun interacting with children and reading literature. It helps students see how important books are!

During November, preschoolers had their own “First Thanksgiving.”

The bear rooms and the bunny rooms decided who would be pilgrims and who would be Native Americans. Pilgrims created their own hats and Native Americans came in headdress creations made from sacks. Tables were placed end to end to form one big table. Preschool students enjoyed their pretend turkey legs and corn as they glued food on paper plates.

During December, preschoolers were busy talking about sharing, giving and being very thankful to God for all their blessings. The children really learned the meaning of sharing and giving by bringing in a canned good for a needy family in the community.

At Christmas time, preschoolers talked about the real meaning of Jesus’ birthday.

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