*Do I need to be a part of a Lutheran church to have my child attend preschool here? Although all are welcome to worship with us at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, you do not need to be of the Lutheran faith for your child to attend preschool here. We are a Christian preschool and welcome all.
When do you start registering for preschool?
We start registering for the Fall start of preschool the March before. Contact us as soon a possible to secure your child's place in class. You can send an email through this website or private message us on our Facebook page. (link on main page)
*How old does my child need to be to attend preschool?
You child needs to be 3 years of age by August 31 to attend preschool at St. Matthew.
My child is not yet old enough to attend preschool, can I still register them?
YES! we have a list of the coming school years that your child can be place on until they are old enough to start preschool. Just message us with your contact information and we will call you and make it happen!
*Does my child need to wear a school uniform?
Yes, here at St. Matthew our uniform is khaki bottoms and a red polo shirt. You will receive a shirt with the logo on it with your registration fee. We have shorts that you can purchase or you may buy a red shirt elsewhere, the logo does not need to be on it. Girls wearing khaki skirts and jumpers need to wear shorts or tights underneath. Closed toe shoes of you choice. Preschoolers are asked to bring an extra change of clothes in their backpack.
*Do I need to buy supplies for school?
No, We will buy all supplies and snacks for the year. This is covered with your registration/supply fee. This includes your first uniform shirt.
What does my child need to bring to school each day?
Your child will need a backpack that they are asked to bring daily with a uniform change inside, along with a coat/jacket.
My child is almost potty trained, can they still attend?
Preschoolers need to be potty trained and independent in that area when coming to school.
What kinds of snacks do you serve?
Your child will receive a snack daily in preschool. They will receive a grain and dairy or fruit. Water is also available daily at snack time. We have a family style table, children are allowed to serve themselves, including pouring their own drinks.
If your child has a food allergy please let the teacher know before the start of school.
What type of cleaning supplies to you use?
Here at St Matthew preschool we use an all natural essential oil product. We use Doterra Onguard oil and cleaner. Along with our commitment to healthy snacks and natural air purifying regimes, Essential oils have contributed to disease prevention and better health this winter season in our classroom and with our staff. We are proud to report minimal to no sick days for the staff and children. More days in school = more learning and growth for our little ones
What do you do when it snows?
We look to the Port Angeles school district to know what the roads are like on bad weather days. If public schools are canceled or delayed because of weather, snow or ice, preschool will be canceled for the day. All snow days are made up at the end of the school year.