2013-05-09 / Life Currents

Preschool at Sacred Heart Area School


Preschool students at Sacred 2: Reid Judd, Wyatt Jennissen, Turner Heart Area School have been involved Beachy. Row 3: Riley Reese, Gage Bjerga, in a number of community service projects Ava Birkholtz, Blake Peterson, Abby this past yea and have enjoyed various Brichacek, Cecily Moe. Row 4: Peyton social events, including ‘Donuts with Jares, Carter Shippee, Ronnie Noska, Dad’ and ‘Muffins with Mom.’ Pictured Mathew Larsen, Jaida Holst. Back row: above, front row, left to right: Gavin Stevens, Preschool teachers Angie Kramer, Kyrie Addison Fonteyn, Britta Sweeney, Hanson and Heather Rinke. (Submitted McKenna Luksik, Eli Greenwaldt. Row photo) Preschool students at Sacred 2: Reid Judd, Wyatt Jennissen, Turner Heart Area School have been involved Beachy. Row 3: Riley Reese, Gage Bjerga, in a number of community service projects Ava Birkholtz, Blake Peterson, Abby this past yea and have enjoyed various Brichacek, Cecily Moe. Row 4: Peyton social events, including ‘Donuts with Jares, Carter Shippee, Ronnie Noska, Dad’ and ‘Muffins with Mom.’ Pictured Mathew Larsen, Jaida Holst. Back row: above, front row, left to right: Gavin Stevens, Preschool teachers Angie Kramer, Kyrie Addison Fonteyn, Britta Sweeney, Hanson and Heather Rinke. (Submitted McKenna Luksik, Eli Greenwaldt. Row photo) Sacred Heart Area School Principal Jim Opelia says, “Preschool has become more popular in the Staples and Motley communities each year,” which was evidenced, he went on, by their need to expand by one classroom this past fall.

Opelia noted that, as mandated by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), SHAS maintains a ten- to- one child/adult ratio. “From the start, children are taught Christian family values, creating a foundation of faith, morals, selfdiscipline and knowledge to live a happy successful life,” he said.

There are a number of enrollment options available, including full time and part time. All day hours (7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.) are available as well.

Preschool children at SHAS interact with other students during lunch, recess and buddy reading time. They are also involved in community service projects including food drives for the food shelf and Christmas packages for soldiers.

To learn more about SHAS Preschool, visit www.sacredheartareaschool.org.

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