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CKP Breakfast is October 13

The annual Creation Kids Preschool Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction will be on Sunday, October 13 from 8:00 am – 11:00 am. Silent auction bidding will open Wednesday, October 9 at 5:00 pm and end after the breakfast (11:30 am). This is the preschool’s largest fundraiser of the year and we need your help! Consider donating a silent auction item, basket, or service to help support costs associated with expansion of our program. If you are interested in donating to the auction, please email Tanya Young at tyoung8550@yahoo.com or contact any board member. Items needed by Monday, October 7 at 5:00 pm. Thank you for all the support during this monumental year!

Preschool positions available

Creation Kids Preschool is currently looking to hire for the 2019-2020 school year:

PT Teacher Assistant – part-time position in the Little Lambs care room. Hours will be from 3:00-6:00 pm M-F. Must have HS diploma + experience working with children or a degree in a related field. Job description available here.

Please contact Jessica Paulsen, Rachel Linbo, or Mindy Knutson for more information or send email to preschool@stjohnschurch.org.

Resumes and cover letters can be emailed to preschool@stjohnskasson.org or dropped off at the St. John’s office. In lieu of a resume, applicants can submit a job application instead.

This position has been filled. CKP Administrator – this position is part-time and will require approximately 10 hours per week. Hours are flexible but will require some time be spent in the classroom during preschool hours. The remainder may be self-scheduled and occur at home. Must be at least 18 years of age, have HS diploma, some child care experience, and at least 9 credits or 90 hours earned in any accredited course of staff supervision, human relations, and child development or a degree in related field.

These positions has been filled. PT Teacher Aides (2) – part-time position in the Little Lambs care room. Hours will be from 3:00-6:00 pm M-F. This position is open to adult, high school, and college-aged individuals. Willing to work around extra-curricular schedules.

Creation Kids Preschool Carnival

The entire community is invited to a free carnival to celebrate Creation Kids Preschool’s 20th anniversary. On June 6, 2019, 5:00-7:00 pm, there will be food (hot dogs and accompaniments), bounce house, face painting, treats, games, and more. Anyone registering for preschool at the event will have the registration fee waived.

2019 CKP Sunday

On Sunday, March 17, we will celebrate the ministry of Creation Kids Preschool on “CKP Sunday.” Please help us welcome the special guests and visitors who come to share the day with the children.

CKP Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction

The annual Creation Kids Preschool Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction is coming up Sunday, October 14. Breakfast will be served 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Donations for the auction are needed and much appreciated. Call/text Rachel Linbo at (507) 421-6013 to donate. All proceeds will go toward program equipment and the CKP scholarship fund. Supplemental funds provided by Thrivent Financial.

Thank you for your support of CKP

We are so blessed by the support you give to Creation Kids Preschool. You celebrated CKP Sunday with our students, families, staff, and board. The children were so proud of the projects they had on display. Many of them had parents and grandparents by the hand as they led them to their own project. Their singing at the service was definitely from the heart! Wasn’t it great to have all those children up in front for the children’s sermon?

Several families came to our Open House to meet our staff and to see our facilities. Enrollment for the 2018-2019 has begun. Class information and registration forms are available online (www.stjohnskasson.org/preschool) or call Phyllis Sands at (507) 634-7110 for additional information.

We were happy to have so many of you come and eat our chicken and wild rice soup at our Lenten Wednesday supper. The desserts were awesome! Your globe offerings for CKP were so generous. With your support, prayers, and encouragement, we continue to be able to offer a Christian preschool experience for the children of our church and our community.

CKP Sunday & Open House

On Sunday, March 4, we will celebrate the ministry of Creation Kids Preschool on “CKP Sunday.” Please help us welcome the special guests and visitors who come to share the day with the children.

Then on Tuesday, March 6, CKP will host an open house from 5:00-6:30 pm. All families are invited to meet the staff and board members and check out our facilities and the programs we offer.

Registration is now available for the ‘18-’19 school year. Available at these events or at www.stjohnskasson.org/preschool

Supporting CKP this month

Do you need to wash that filthy salt spray off your car? Do breakfast burritos sound delicious? Do you want to help young children grow in their faith and love of God?

Creation Kids Preschool can use you!

Support the preschool by purchasing a Kwik Trip Carwash Card. Each card has 5 Ultimate car washes for $30. This is a $50 value (regular car wash price is $10, cost on gift card is $6 per wash!). Gift cards to do not expire and can be used at any Kwik Trip in MN, IA, and WI. Please contact Jessica Paulsen at (952) 484-2777 or Rachel Linbo at (507) 421-6013. You can also send a message on Creation Kids Preschool-Kasson, MN Facebook page.

Come hungry Sunday morning, January 21. The preschool families will be serving a breakfast 9:00 am-10:30 am. Breakfast burritos are on the menu!

New faces at CKP

By Phyllis Sands

Creation Kids Preschool had great attendance and support for the pancake breakfast and silent auction. Thank you for what you do for our young children.

Welcome to Becky Wheeler, our new teacher assistant for the 4s. We are grateful to Kris Foley for the time she has been with our program and now look forward to having Becky on our staff.

We are pleased to have three new board members. Ann Holtan, Rachel Linbo, and Jessica Paulsen are sharing their time and ideas as we continue to provide an exceptional Christian preschool experience for our children and families.

Hiring a preschool teacher’s assistant

This position has been filled!

St. John’s Creation Kids Preschool is a Christian-based preschool program for 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, and Bridge class open to all children in Kasson and surrounding communities. We are currently seeking a part-time teacher’s assistant for the 4-year-old class to join our team.

Preschool Teachers Assistant Requirements:

  • Previous early childhood care experience
  • Certified in First-aid and CPR or willing to go through certification
  • Excellent organization, time management, written/verbal communication skills, and computer proficiency

For more information please call Phyllis Sands at  (507) 634-7110 or you can send email inquiries to ckpboard@stjohnskasson.org.

News from CKP

CKP will have three new staff members for the 2016-2017 school year. Missy Tjosaas will teach our bridge class and Kresta Schultz will be her teacher assistant. Kris Foley will be the teacher assistant for the fours and Kimberly Johnson will continue as the teacher. Kimberly will teach the threes and Missy will assist.

CKP fours and bridge classes will begin September 12 and the threes will have their first class September 13.

Parents and students will meet the teachers and tour classrooms September 7, 5:30-7:00 pm.

Michelle Gillard will give a CPR/First Aid class September 27, 6-9 pm. CKP staff must have this certification for state license requirements. There are a few open spots in this class. If interested, call Phyllis Sands at (507) 634-7110.

We are making plans for our annual pancake breakfast and silent auction on October 9. Please mark your calendars. If you would like to contribute an item for the auction, please contact Risa Fellows, Stephanie Gore, or Phyllis Sands. Funds raised are used for program scholarships and instructional materials.

Part-time preschool teacher and teacher’s assistant needed

St. John’s Creation Kids Preschool is a Christian-based preschool program or 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, and Bridge class open to all children in Kasson and surrounding communities.

We are currently seeking a part-time teacher and part-time teacher’s assistant to join our team.

The teacher position has been filled. 

Preschool Teacher Requirements:

  • Must meet DHS licensing standards
  • Certified in first-aid and CPR
  • Nurturing teaching style
  • Team player
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organization, time management, and computer proficiency

Preschool teacher’s assistant requirements:

  • Previous early childhood care experience
  • Certified in first-aid and CPR
  • Excellent organization, time management, written/verbal communication skills, and computer proficiency

For more information, please call Phyllis Sands at (507) 634-7110 or bring your resume to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Kasson, MN

CKP Registration, Upcoming Events

Didn’t the children do a great job on CKP Sunday? Peter Foley, in his temple talk, told us how blessed parents feel having a Christian preschool for their children. What an outreach program we have at St. John’s!

Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is open. Information is available at www.stjohnskasson.org/preschool and you may contact staff, board members or Phyllis Sands with any questions.

We will have a booth with program and registration information at the Dodge County Expo on Saturday, April 2.
Monday, April 4, we will have an open house in the classrooms at St. John’s for preschool age children and their parents. The open house will be 5:30-7:00 pm.

Our classes are half days. The morning classes are 8:15-1:00 am and afternoon classes are 12:00-2:45 pm. We will continue to have a two-day program for 3’s, a three-day program for 4s, and a four-day program for Bridge students. In January the Bridge students begin having one full day each week to help prepare for the transition to full day kindergarten.

CKP Sunday is March 13, Preschool Registration Starts

CKP Sunday is March 13. It is a big day for Creation Kids Preschool! The children will have many of their projects on display and will sing at the 10:15 am service.

The children are inviting their families and friends to come to this service. Some of the students are members of other congregations so help us welcome them. We will be serving coffee between services and hope you will be able to join us.

Enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year will begin that day. Board and staff members will be available to answer any questions you might have.

CKP will also serve chicken and wild rice soup for the Lent soup supper Wednesday, March 16.