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Early Childhood Family Education

ECFE Programs 2017-2018

Session 2 - Winter 2018 (January 8 - February 16) Ages Infant to Kindergarten

FAMILY EVENT AT EDGEWOOD How do I register for ECFE? See page 6 for details.

Gingerbread Family Event Saturday, December 2nd 10:00-11:30 a.m.

ECFE Registration Schedule Session 2 (Winter): November 8 Session 3 (Spring): January 4 Session 4 (Summer): April 10

REGISTRATION OPENS ONLINE AT 8:00 A.M. priorlake-savage.feepay.com A program of Community Education Services


Early Childhood Contacts

ECFE Julie Miller, Secretary 952-226-0952 / fax: 952-226-0949 jumiller@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us Circle of Friends Preschool Jenna Johnson, Secretary 952-226-0956 / fax: 952-226-0949 jenjohnson@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us Early Childhood Screening Deb Tribby, Secretary 952-226-0975 / fax: 952-226-0935 dtribby@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

Vote Nov. 7 to address growing enrollment and maintain a high-quality education Question 1: Bond funds to create space for our growing enrollment Question 2: Levy renewal and increase to fund staff and operations for our growing enrollment

Early Childhood Special Education Rachele Gunter, Secretary 952-226-0980 / fax: 952-226-0981 rgunter@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us Early Learning Coordinator Rebecca Richardson 952-226-0908 rrichardson@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us Director of Spanish Immersion and Early Learning Richie Kucinski 952-226-0903 rkucinski@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us PLSAS Early Learning

Some of what’s included: • More space at Edgewood for ECFE and ECSE • Centralized Pre-K would remain at Edgewood • Nature-based Pre-K would remain in neighborhood schools (as space allows) • New elementary school • More Kindergarten classrooms • Funding to attract and retain quality staff Learn more: www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us/referendum Prepared and paid for by the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools, 4540 Tower St SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372.

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Coordinator’s Corner.................................................3 Welcome to ECFE......................................................4 What Happens at Edgewood?....................................5 Registration Information............................................6 Infants & Toddlers..................................................7-8 2s to 3s......................................................................8 Preschoolers.............................................................9 Multi-Age Classes......................................................9 Circle of Friends Preschool................................ 10-11 Community Education..............................................11 Referendum - Vote Nov. 7.........................................12 Schedules At-A-Glance....................................... 13-15

Visit us online at www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us/community/early-childhood-programs


Coordinator’s Corner Rebecca Richardson, Early Learning Coordinator I want to share how proud we are of our Early Learning Programs in Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools. Our teachers are the best of the best. They are true professionals, certified educators, lifelong learners, and arrive each day ready to support your child through any and all circumstances with loads of love. Our support staff in the building are just as wonderful whether they are snuggling your baby in Sibling Care while you attend ECFE, supporting your preschooler through the curb side drop off, or keeping the facility clean and ready for your children each day. This amazing group of staff have persevered through a consistent reduction in teaching and learning space in a very short time, working hard behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly for your children.

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FACT: Just 3 years ago, our ECFE programs had 2 dedicated Parent Education rooms and 4 Children’s classrooms. CURRENT REALITY: This year we have space for only 1 dedicated ECFE classroom. We are unable to open additional sections of popular classes nor can we offer classes at a variety of times to meet all families’ needs. FACT: Only 2 years ago, all Full Day preschool classrooms were offered at Edgewood School in Early Childhood Classrooms. CURRENT REALITY: Full day preschool for 4 year olds has been moved to Elementary Schools, but not necessarily in preschool or kindergarten sized rooms as there is limited space of that size available. We have a sizeable waiting list for our Full Day option, with no place to open new sections. FACT: Only 1 year ago, Edgewood had a full time Early Childhood motor room space, and 2 Occupational Therapy Spaces. CURRENT REALITY: Our Lower level motor room is now also K-3 Kids Company space, and a Kindergarten Phy. Ed. Space. We now have 1 Occupational Therapy Space in which to service students.

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FACT: Last year, all students had access to a computer lab in Edgewood School. CURRENT REALITY: This year, our computer lab has been re-purposed into a 3rd grade classroom.

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FACT: Teachers do a lot of work outside of the classroom for assessment, peer learning groups, and curriculum planning. CURRENT REALITY: All Preschool and ECFE staff office spaces have been converted into classrooms. Teachers now share closet spaces with up to 3 other teachers for an office space.

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I share these facts with you, along with our current state of operation, to give you a peek behind the scenes of what our wonderful, hardworking staff have in order to continue to provide the high quality programming our community is accustomed to. We are here to serve you, the families of our community and look forward to sharing our Winter Session of ECFE. All the best, Becca

For more information, call 952-226-0952

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Welcome to ECFE ECFE is a Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools Community Education Program that strengthens families with young children through play, education, and support.

Did you know?

ECFE is not just for parents! All special grown-ups are invited to participate in ECFE! Grandparents, nannies, aunts & uncles all enjoy and participate in classes.

Parent/Caregiver Perks: • • • • •

Support & encouragement in your role as a parent or caregiver Current, research-based information on child development Peer connections: We are in this together Community connections: Awareness of community resources and support services Dedicated time together with your special little one

Child Benefits • • •

Forming friendships School readiness support Dedicated time together with your special grown-up

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Identity development Discovery, exploration, and creation

ECFE Fees

Class Sliding Fees ECFE uses a sliding-fee scale based upon your household’s annual gross income. Scholarships are available for families who live in the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District. ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME $0-20,000 $20,000-40,000 $40,000-60,000 $60,000-80,000 $80,000-100,000 SIBLING CARE SIBLING CARE

FEE SCALE (5-WEEKS) $5.50 $20 $25 $40 $50 $30 Discount for CoF students before & after preschool

Sibling Care

Childcare is available during most classes for siblings from seven weeks to age five. A child under seven weeks old may stay with their parent in class. Register for sibling care at the same time you register for a class. This cost is a family fee, not an individual fee per child. Circle of Friends Preschoolers may attend before or after preschool at a reduced rate to allow caregivers and younger siblings the chance to participate in ECFE. 4

Visit us online at www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us/community/early-childhood-programs


What Happens at Edgewood? ECFE

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a Community Education program of Prior LakeSavage Area Schools, and is the first connection between families and the school district. ECFE is a program unique to Minnesota and is offered in over 300 school districts throughout the state. The mission of ECFE is to support and strengthen families - the first and most important teacher in a young child’s life.

Early Childhood Screening Minnesota law requires early childhood screening for all children before they begin kindergarten. The purpose of the screening is to check all areas of a child’s development. Make an Early Childhood Screening appointment after your child’s third birthday. Call today for an appointment: 952-226-0975 or email dtribby@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us.

Circle of Friends Preschool Circle of Friends is the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District’s 4-Star Rated, E-STEM preschool. We offer half-day and full-day classes in a traditional or nature-based setting for 3, 4, and 5 year old children. See page 11-12 for more information about Circle of Friends Preschool.

Early Childhood Special Education

Do you have questions or concerns about your child’s development regarding behavior, communication, learning or social skills? Edgewood School can help. Please call 952-226-0980 for more information.

Early Learning Advisory Council The Early Learning Advisory Council assists with planning, promoting and supporting all early childhood programs. The Council’s primary goal is to serve as an ad­vocate of the Early Learning community, represent­ing what is best for children, families, programs and the community. Representatives serve together from Edgewood, Grainwood, Jeffers Pond, and Glendale.  Learn more here: Facebook: Early Learning Advisory Council Instagram: elac_advisory Twitter: @ELAC_advisory

La ola del lago Spanish Immersion School At La ola del lago Spanish Immersion School (“Wave of the Lake”), the K-3 immersion classrooms are similar to traditional classrooms, except all instruction from the homeroom teacher is in the Spanish language. Immersion teachers cover the same curriculum and hold the same rigorous academic standards for success as our teachers who teach in traditional English elementary schools. La ola del lago will add a grade each year until it is its own K-5 elementary school. For more information, call Richie Kucinski, Director de La ola del lago, at 952-226-0903.

Think Small ParentPowered Texts Have fun and boost your child’s learning. Sign up for Think Small ParentPowered texts. Each week, you’ll receive three text messages of fun facts, and easy tips on how to increase your child’s motor skills, improve language and health development, to help get them ready for kindergarten. Signing up is free and easy. Learn more at ThinkSmall.org/texts.

For more information, call 952-226-0952

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Registration Information Winter Calendar-At-A-Glance

ECFE Frequently Asked Questions Location of Classes Edgewood School 5304 Westwood Drive SE, Prior Lake Big round blue building in the Northwest corner of the campus. NOT WestWood Elementary.

Waiting Lists If a class is full, complete online registration so your enrollment request is on our waiting list. We look at the number of people on waiting lists to determine if class sections can be added.

How do I register? Online: www.priorlakesavagece.com. Discounts cannot be redeemed online. In-Person: Visit Edgewood School’s main office MonFri between 8:00 and 3:30 p.m. Bring your completed registration form with a check or exact cash (if you’d like a registration form mailed, please call). Does an adult need to attend? Yes. ECFE classes require participation from an adult caregiver (parent, grandparent, nanny, etc.).

What do I need on the first day of class? Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate and current immunization records to the office. Most clinics will fax immunizations directly to our office if requested. Fax: 952-226-0949, Attn: ECFE. If your child is behind in immunizations, catch up at: Scott County Public Health: Valley Green Work Force Center 792 Canterbury Road South, Shakopee 952-496-8555 (By appointment only.)

What Are the Age Requirements? Children must meet the age requirements within the first week of class unless otherwise specified in the description.

Can I Register After the Class Has Started? Registrations will be accepted until a class has filled. Register early to avoid cancelled classes due to low enrollment.

Registration Limitations Each child can participate in one age-specific class per session. This limitation does not apply to Multi-age classes. Class Separation Explanation • Non-separating classes: Parent educators support interactions in the classroom. • Gradually separating classes: Grown-ups and parent educators begin the separation process slowly, being sensitive to the readiness of the children. • Flexibly separating classes: Parents and teachers decide separation timing together based upon the needs of the group. • Separating classes: Children spend time with their teacher while grown-ups gather with a parent educator for part of the class. Do I Need To Live In School District 719 To Attend? We welcome ALL Minnesota families. Scholarships are limited to in-district residents. 6

What If My Class Is Cancelled? A class may need to be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. If this is the case, families will be notified by phone or by email one week before class is scheduled to begin. Families affected will receive a full refund. Cancellation Policy Cancellations two weeks prior to the first day of class will receive a full refund, minus a $10 processing fee. Cancellations once classes have started are subject to a $35 processing fee and class fees will be prorated if we are able to fill the opening. UCare Health Plan Member Discount: UCare members may be eligible for a discount on ECFE classes. The child must be on UCare at the time of registration and throughout the duration of the class. Due to the discount, you must register in person.

Visit us online at www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us/community/early-childhood-programs


INFANTS

Oh Baby!

0-12 months, Non-separating It’s not always easy to get out of the house when you have an infant but this class will make you glad you did! Here you’ll be gifted with 90 minutes of uninterrupted time to bond with baby and build a community of your parenting peers all within a comfortable, supportive environment. While playing, singing and relaxing with your babies, parents will share stories about their baby’s growth and development, discuss strategies for developing healthy eating and sleeping habits, and learn what new research tells us about your baby’s important first experiences. Course #

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8:30-10:00 5:30-7:00

Michelle Michelle

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TODDLERS

1 Fun!

12-23 months, Non-separating The world is a “one-derland” of fun when you are one! Everything is new and exciting, and all experiences offer opportunities to learn. Join this non-separating class for helpful strategies to support the transition from baby to toddler from a licensed parent educator, children’s teacher and a group of your peers. Course # 2-1223Fun-M 2-1223Fun-W 2-1223Fun-Mp

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8:30-10:00 10:30-12:00 5:30-7:00

Michelle Michelle Trina

Rochelle Rochelle Rochelle

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E-STEM Explore

12-24 months, Non-separating Toddlers are natural investigators, and this class is designed to bring out the best of their new found abilities! Weekly age-appropriate explorations will allow them to discover new things in their world, and give you a chance to learn more about how environmental education, science, technology, engineering and math (E-STEM) can be easily incorporated into your toddler’s day. There will be no formal parent discussion in this class, but a licensed parent educator will be on hand to support you in your parenting role. Course # 2-1224ES-T

Ages 12-24 months

Class Day Tuesday

Class Time 10:30-12:00

Parent Educator Michelle

Class Room 101

Time with My Toddler

10-18 months, Non-separating Ready or not that brand new babe of yours has quickly turned into a toddling tyke! Enjoy this busy new phase of your child’s growth by spending time together in our safe, supportive, tot-friendly environment. Our experienced early childhood staff will prepare the classroom with a variety of mind- and muscle-building play opportunities. This special morning for the two of you will include sensory play, circle time and socialization with other toddlers and their parents and time to chat about this fast-paced period of your little one’s development. Course # 2-1018-Th

Ages 10-18 months

Class Day Thursday

Class Time 10:30-12:00

Parent Educator Trina

For more information, call 952-226-0952

Class Room 101

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1-2 Play With You!

18-32 months, Gradually separating These busy-body babes eagerly experience the world around them with all of their senses, while still desiring a strong connection with their grownups to feel secure. Come make connections with others while bonding with your child in a gradually separating and engaging environment. Enjoy the support of a licensed parent educator and children’s teacher in this fun & friendly class.

Course # 2-1832-Play-M 2-1832-Play-W

Ages 18-32 months 18-32 months

Class Day Monday Wed.

Class Time 10:30-12:00 8:30-10:00

Parent Educator Michelle Michelle

Teacher Rochelle Rochelle

Class Room 101 101

Giggle, Groove and Grow

18-30 months, Non-separating Giggling, wiggling, moving, grooving, clapping, tapping, singing, and shaking…There will be lots of fun and learning as you and your toddler explore favorite children’s music and literature, exercise your bodies and your brains, and enjoy creative activities! There will be no formal parent discussion in this class, but a licensed parent educator will be on hand to support you in your parenting role. Course # 2-1830-GG-Th

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18-30 months

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8:30-10:00

Trina

Class Room 101

TWOS & THREES 2, 3 Look at Me!

2-3 years, Separating For twos and threes, the world is their stage and we are the players. Come explore, engage, and learn about our great big world along with your child. In this gradually separating class, your toddler will feel supported and secure while developing identity and sense of self. A licensed parent educator and children’s teacher, along with your peers, will support your navigation through the growing independence of your child.

Course # 2-2447-Look-T 2-2447-Look-Th 2-2447-Look-Tp 2-2447-Look-T2Y

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24-47 months 24-47 months 24-47 months 24-47 months

Tuesday Thursday Tuesday Tuesday

10:30-12:00 8:30-10:00 5:30-7:00 8:30-10:00

Trina Michelle Kim C Trina

Rochelle Rochelle Becki Rochelle

126 126 126 126

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PRESCHOOLERS

Little Lakers Club

2.5-5 years, Separating If you are currently caring for a curious kid, join the club! This ECFE class offers a project approach to learning, introducing your little Laker to new experiences through guided, hands-on activities. Each unique project will provide opportunities for interaction, communication and skill-building. While children are investigating, creating and discovering, parents and caregivers will have time to get together and discuss their own interests, whether it be the challenges and celebrations of raising a 21st century student, or engaging in a community driven project of their own with the support of a licensed parent educator. Course # 2-255-LLC-F

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Becki

Rochelle

Class Room 121

MULTI-AGE CLASSES Village Commons Community Outreach This free weekly class is offered to families residing in the Village Commons apartment and townhome community and takes place in the Community Room. For more information, contact Becki Fonder at 952-226-0933.

Family Connections

Infant-5 years, Flexibly Separating In this class, families connect with one another to share the joys and concerns about raising a child with special needs. This supportive program provides a safe, non-threatening atmosphere for sharing and understanding life’s changes and feelings related to raising a child with special needs. Siblings of all ages are welcome to attend with their family. Class Course # Ages Class Day Class Time Parent Educator Teacher Room 2-05FC-M 0-5 years Monday 5:30-7:00 Michelle Kim G. 121

Art Party

3-5 years, Non-separating We’re bringing Art Party back, and you’re invited! Come and create, concoct and connect with your little one through weekly art explorations. Your child will love the hands on experimentation; you’ll appreciate the chance to enjoy your kids without having to clean up the mess!  Class Course # Ages Class Day Class Time Teacher Room 2-ART-F 3-5 years Friday 9:00-10:00 Rochelle 121

Play and Learn

3-5 years, Non-Separating We set the stage to engage your child in learning through play, exploration of materials, movement and language. Parents will find creative ideas to use at home as well as a learning what a great place ECFE is to meet with other parents and young children. Class Course # Ages Class Day Class Time Teacher Room 2-PLAY-T 3-5 years Tuesday 1:00-2:30 Rochelle 126

For more information, call 952-226-0952

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PRESCHOOL Circle of Friends Preschool

4 Star Rated Program

An E-STEM School Why Choose Circle of Friends Preschool? • Nature or traditional preschool programming options • Half-day and full-day preschool options • Preschool programming offered at multiple convenient locations • Circle of Friends Preschool is the district’s preschool program. Learning goals and outcomes are aligned with district kindergarten readiness expectations in a developmentally appropriate, child-centered manner. We’re Proud of our 4-Star Parent Aware Rating! Parent Aware ratings are based on demonstrated use of practices that best prepare children for kindergarten. Circle of Friends Preschool has been awarded the highest ranking possible, identifying us as a high quality early education program. Preschool Options Circle of Friends Preschool offers classes for children 3, 4 and 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old and toilet trained by September 1, 2017 to participate. Our classes range from 2 to 5 days a week, and include both halfday and full-day options. Both options provide the same curriculum outcomes and include environmental education in outdoor classroom spaces. Curriculum Our preschool curriculum focuses on social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative development with strong emphasis on pre-math and pre-literacy skills. It is aligned with Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools’ elementary curriculum standards, and state and national early childhood standards, which ensures a strong start in school for all children. Enrollment for 2017-2018 At this time, there are limited openings for the 20172018 school year. To get your child placed on a waiting list for full-day classes call 952-226-0091. For information on half-day openings, and any other preschool questions you have, call 952-226-0956. Information can also be found on our webpage: www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us/our-schools/edgewood/ circle-of-friends-preschool.

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PRESCHOOL Enrollment for 2018-2019 Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will begin on February 1, 2018. If you would like to receive registration information, call our preschool office at 952-226-0956 in December to ensure you are on our mailing list. Mark your calendar for the upcoming preschool visitation opportunities before registration begins.

Peek Into Preschool You and your preschooler are invited to visit Circle of Friends Preschool classrooms during our Peek into Preschool events. You will have an opportunity to learn about our program options and spend time with our licensed preschool teachers. Locations: Jeffers Pond houses 4 year old, full-day nature classes, Grainwood houses 4 year old, full-day traditional classes, Glendale houses 4 year old half-day nature classes, and Edgewood houses halfday and 3 year old full-day classes. No need to register. • January 8 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Edgewood • January 8 from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. at Jeffers Pond • January 8 from 6:15-7:00 p.m. at Grainwood • January 13 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Edgewood

Tour & Talk For an adult-only visit to our program, join one of these Tour & Talk presentations at Edgewood School. No need to register. • November 28 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. • February 1 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. • December 4 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. • February 15 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. • January 19 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. For more information about our preschool program, visit our webpage at www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us/schools/edgewood/circle-of-friends-preschool.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Community Education has a wide range of classes for youth to adults. Please visit www.priorlakesavagece.com for a listing of all classes. If you currently do not receive a catalog and would like one, please email communityed@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us to be added to the mailing list or call 952-226-0080.

ADULTS/FAMILY PROGRAMS Dance with Me Ball Ages 12 and Under with an Adult Formerly the Daddy Daughter Dance, this dance is all about you, but it wouldn’t be the same without your prefect date. Invite your favorite dad, uncle, grandfather, adult family member or friend as your escort. Dress up if you’d like, and feel free to wear whatever you are most comfortable in for twirling and dancing. Silver Sound Entertainment will help set the tone for the evening with plenty of family friendly songs and dances. Princesses will be there to dance and pose with the children. Each child will receive a favor, and light snacks are included in the ticket price. Capture the moment with professional photos of you and your date, available for purchase.

Everyday Heros Art Class with Kidcreate Studio (18 months-6 years) Firefighters are brave and strong. Police officers keep us safe. Teachers are smart and caring. Moms and dads love us so! They’re our everyday heroes! These are people and careers that will inspire your little one for years to come. Who better to learn about as we create amazing art? These remarkable heroes will be our inspiration as we get messy with paint, air-dry clay, and Model Magic®. Come and create right along with your child. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. #2708B Saturdays, Jan. 20-Feb. 10 4 Sessions

Sing-Along Art with Kidcreate Studio (18 months-6 years) Come and sing along with us as we create art inspired by your child’s favorite songs such as: “I’m a Little Tea Pot,” “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and more. We’ll use glow-in-the-dark paint to make our little stars twinkle, get those “Wheels on the Bus” rolling with paint, and make bright, sunny art as we sing “You Are My Sunshine.” Combine your child’s love of art and music in this fun filled class! #2708C Saturdays, March 31- April 21 4 Sessions

9:30-10:30am $59

9:30-10:30am $59

Saturday, February 17th 6:30-9:00pm PLHS Commons $39/Couple $19/Additional Child Registration begins November 14th. This event is expected to fill.

For more information, call 952-226-0956

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Investing in our Community On November 7, Prior Lake-Savage Area School (PLSAS) District residents will vote on two school funding requests to address the district’s growing enrollment and maintain educational quality. Question 1: Bond funds to create space for our growing enrollment • New elementary school • Classroom space and renovations to several elementary and both middle schools • High school additions and renovations including classrooms, expanded cafeteria, increased gym spaces for physical education classes, additional parking lot • New Bridges Area Learning Center Question 2: Renew and increase operating levy • Continues existing operating levy that funds current schools and staff • Provides additional operating funds needed to hire staff, equip and operate the new schools and spaces in Q1

What will happen if voters do not approve the requests? Without the additional spaces that Q1 would provide, the district would need to pursue: • Class size increases, K-12 • Elementary school boundary changes, beginning 2018-2019* • School bus transportation changes, beginning 2018-2019 • Review potential school start time changes *Some boundary changes will be needed even if Q1 is approved.

If Q1 is approved but Q2 is not: • The district would not have funds needed to operate, staff, and equip the new schools and spaces that would be built with Q1 funds. • The district would need to hold another election in November 2018 to renew the expiring operating levy or lose $6.5 million per year for educating PLSAS students.

Bonds are for building, levies are for learning. School districts must ask for voter approval when they need additional funds to build, maintain or operate their schools. State funding does not cover building new schools or doing major maintenance and renovation. And nearly all Minnesota school districts rely on additional locally approved funds to operate their schools. We keep growing! PLSAS is a popular and growing school district. • Since 2000, we have averaged more than 225 additional students per year. • Most of our schools are already at or over capacity, and more families keep moving in. Transparent planning process After a failed referendum in 2016 to address our student growth, we went back to the drawing board, rolled up our sleeves and listened to our community. The result? A thoughtful proposal at a reduced cost.

If voters approve both requests, the tax impact on a $300,000 home will be less than $21.50 per month

Voting Information

Polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM on November 7, 2017. Absentee ballots are available. Voting Questions? Call 952.226.001 or visit www.mnvotes.org to find your polling location.

Learn more

Visit www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us/ referendum Email input@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us Call 952.226.0814

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Referendum Information: www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us/referendum


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KEY CODE: COF = Circle of Friends Preschool Fall ECFE – Session 1 Winter ECFE – Session 2 Spring ECFE – Session 3 Summer ECFE – Session 4 Family Events

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Spring Registration begins online at 8:00 a.m. CoF Peek Into Preschool

Edgewood – 5:30-7:00 p.m. Glendale - TBD Grainwood – 6:15-7:00 p.m. Jeffers Pond – 6:20-7:15 p.m.

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Edgewood – 10:00-11:30 a.m.

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CoF Tour & Talk Edgewood from 1-2:00

Visit us online at www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us/community/early-childhood-programs

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Winter Schedule-At-A-Glance 8:3010:00

Monday

Tuesday

1 Fun (12-23 mo) Non-separating Rm 101

Oh Baby! (0-12 months) Non-Separating Rm 101

Wednesday

Thursday

1-2 Play With You (12-32 month) Gradually Separating Rm 101

Giggle Groove & Grow (18-30 mos) Non-separating Rm 101

2, 3 Look at Me! (2 by 9/1/17) Flexibly Separating Rm 126

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10:30- 1-2 Play With You (12-32 month) 12:00 Gradually Separating Rm 101

E-Stem Explore (12-24 mos) Non-separating Rm 101

2, 3 Look at Me! (24-47 mos) Separating Rm 126 1 Fun (12-23 months) Non-Separating Rm 101

10:3012:00

2, 3 Look at Me! (24-47 mos) Separating Rm 126

11:301:00

Play and Learn (1:002:30) 3-5 years Non-separating Rm 126

CoF - Lunch Bunch (3-5 years Child Only) Rm 121

Tuesday

Wednesday

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Family Connections 5:30(0-5 years) Non-Separating 7:00 Rm 126

5:307:00 5:307:00 5:307:00

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Daytime Classes

1 Fun (12-23 months) Non-Separating Rm 101

Preschool Express Year Round (3 by 9/1/17) Separating Rm 121

Friday

Art Party 9:00-10:00 3-5 years Non- Separating Rm 121

Time with My Toddler 10-18 months Non-Separating Rm 101 Parenting A-Z Year Round (1-4 yrs) Separating Rm 126

Little Lakers Club (2.5-5 yrs) Separating Rm 121

CoF - Lunch Bunch (3-5 years Child Only) Rm 121

CoF - Lunch Bunch (3-5 years Child Only) Rm 121

Evening Classes

Thursday

Friday

Village Commons Outreach (0-5 years) Oh Baby! (0-12 months) Non-Separating Rm 101

2, 3 Look at Me! (24-47 mos) Separating Rm 126

II-Spy 3-5 Separating Rm 126

Visit us online at www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us/community/early-childhood-programs


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SPRING SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE Daytime Classes

8:3010:00

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

1 Fun (12-23 months) Non-Separating Rm 101

Oh Baby! (0-12 months) Non-Separating Rm 101

1-2 Play With You (12-32 month) Gradually Separating Rm 101

E-Stem Explore (12-24 mos) Non-separating Rm TBD

Twos Year Long (2 by 9/1/17) Flexibly Separating Rm 126

8:3010:00 10:3012:00

1-2 Play With You (12-32 month) Gradually Separating Rm 101

Giggle Groove & Grow (18-30 mos) Non-Separating Rm 101

2, 3 Look at Me! (24-47 mos) Separating Rm 126 1 Fun (12-23 months) Non-Separating Rm 101

CoF - Lunch Bunch (3-5 years Child Only) Rm 121

11:301:00

Caregiver Connections (0-5 yrs) Flexibly Separating Rm 121

Time with My Toddler 10-18 months Non-Separating Rm 101 Parenting A-Z Year Long (1-4 yrs) Separating Rm 126

Little Lakers Club (2.5-5 yrs) Separating Rm 121

CoF - Lunch Bunch (3-5 years Child Only) Rm 121

CoF - Lunch Bunch (3-5 years Child Only) Rm 121

2, 3 Look at Me! (24-47 mos) Separating Rm 126

10:3012:00

Friday

Evening Classes Monday 5:307:00

Tuesday

Family Connections (0-5 years) Non-Separating Rm 126

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Village Commons Outreach (0-5 years) Oh Baby! (0-12 months) Non-Separating Rm 101

5:307:00 5:307:00

1 Fun (12-23 months) Non-Separating Rm 101

5:307:00

Preschool Express Year Long (3 by 9/1/17) Separating Rm 121

2,3 Look at Me (24-47 months) Separation Rm 126

II-Spy 3-5 Separating Rm 126

For more information, call 952-226-0950 952-226-0952

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Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 30 Prior Lake, MN

EDGEWOOD SCHOOL 5304 Westwood Dr. SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-226-0950 www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

INVESTING IN OUR COMMUNITY On November 7, Prior Lake-Savage Area School (PLSAS) District residents will vote on two school funding requests to address the district’s growing enrollment and maintain educational quality.

Question 1: Bond funds to create space for our growing enrollment • • • •

New elementary school Classroom space and renovations to several elementary and both middle schools High school additions and renovations including classrooms, expanded cafeteria, increased gym spaces for physical education classes, additional parking lot New Bridges Area Learning Center

Question 2: Renew and increase operating levy • •

Continues existing operating levy that funds current schools and staff Provides additional operating funds needed to hire staff, equip and operate the new schools and spaces in Q1

VOTING INFORMATION VOTING QUESTIONS? Polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM on November 7, 2017. Absentee ballots are available.

Call 952.226.001 or visit www.mnvotes.org to find your polling location.

LEARN MORE

Visit www.priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us/ referendum Email input@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us Call 952.226.0814

2017-18 Winter ECFE Catalog - Prior Lake-Savage Area School  
2017-18 Winter ECFE Catalog - Prior Lake-Savage Area School  
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