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Welcome to Preschool

Welcome to the Cottage Hill Preschool. I am very excited to welcome both our new and returning families for another great year of our preschool.  

Preschool starts at 7:55am and ends at 10:55am. The preschool is on the campus of Cottage Hill Elementary located in room 22. We have a Monday, Wednesday, Friday session for 4 year olds and a Tuesday,Thursday session for 3 year olds.  This year students will be released at the front of the school.

*Preschool Enrollment --The preschool enrollment paperwork contains all of the documents that need to be filled out for your child to enroll.  Please bring these documents in addition to shot records and a birth certificate.   

*Preschool Handbook--The preschool handbook answers all sorts of questions regarding pick up, drop off, food, clothes, payments, etc.  (Found in the drop down menu on the right)

*Preschool Calendar--Our preschool calendar is divided into 3 different 12 week sessions with a week or two break between each session. (Found in the drop down menu on the right)

About the Teacher
My Name is Andrea Mertens and I am the Preschool Director/Lead Teacher for Cottage Hill Preschool. I started the preschool in 2014 and this will be our 5th year at Cottage Hill Elementary. My family and I have returned to the area where my husband grew up so that our 2 sons could experience the joy's this community has to offer its families. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Chico State in 2001 with a BA in Liberal Studies and minor in Child Psychology and Physical Education. I also received a AA in Social Behavioral Sciences along the way. While being an educator has always been in my heart I chose to wait to start my career until my children and family were established. I love the joy of learning and the passion that each and every child brings with them as they discover through learning about the world around them. 

We also have 2 aides to assist with our class: Mrs. Jordan and Mrs. Lindsey

Thank you for choosing our preschool program. I look forward to meeting you and your child. If you have any questions, feel free to email me anytime. 

Mrs. Mertens

Recent Posts

Mistletoe Mall NEXT WEEK!

Hello Families,
Just a reminder that...
NEXT Monday,December 10th (Butterflies or 4yr)
               and NEXT Tuesday, December 11th (Caterpillars or 3yr)
Classes will have a chance to go shopping at the Mistletoe Mall held on campus in room 18 during our scheduled time slots. Should you want to have your child to shop you MUST return your envelope and information paper for whom they are shopping for. 
I am hoping maybe a few (2) parents might find some time to hang out on Monday/Tuesday Morning till about 8:30am to help our class go shop. Please, please, please let me know if you might be able to help as currently I have no one signed up to assist our class with shopping for their families.....
-Smiles Mrs. Mertens

Preschool:Books a Party and Days to Remember

Hello Families,
*If your looking for an added stocking-stuffer or just a great book then look no further! Scholastic book orders are going home today and tomorrow as we will be doing a Scholastic Book Fair in class THIS WEEK ONLY!
Thant's correct in order to receive your books we must order by Friday, December 7th. If you are interested in ordering you may go online using our class code #NHJ2J or you may place your order by returning an envelope labeled with your child's name and "Book Order"
*Don't forget NEXT Monday,December 10th
                               and NEXT Tuesday, December 11th
our classes will have a chance to go shopping at the Mistletoe Mall held on campus. Should you want to have your child to shop you MUST return your envelope and information for whom they are shopping for. 
*We will be having a holiday party in class on Thursday, Dec 20th and Friday, Dec 21st from 10:20am to 10:55am should you want to volunteer or donate to the party please be on the lookout for sign-up sheets this week!
AND don't forget we have a break to celebrate from December 24th to January 8th. (This is because Monday, January 7th is a professional development day so there is NO SCHOOL Butterfly Familes)

Mistletoe Mall

Hello Families,
This week you will all receive a letter home describing all about "Mistletoe Mall" This is an event hosted by the PTC to assist and encourage our students to learn about the joys of giving around the holiday season! I want to make sure you all mark your calendars : Butterflies (4yr) will attend the mall (on campus) Monday, Dec 10th from 8am-8:45am. Caterpillars (3yr) will attend the mall on Tuesday, Dec 11th.
While we are looking for parent volunteers to help our students shop I would like to make sure parents are aware that they will not be shopping with their child. This way their choices are truly a surprise for the adults too!
Also the Mall is looking for additional help as well to assist with shopping for other classes too..... if yo can find some time to help please sign up on the Cottage Hill web site or email (Mall Chair Woman)
**Please Feel Free to Start Sending In Your Envelopes Should You Want Your Child to Shop!