Perry Highway Lutheran Pre-K

Authoring in a solid foundation of faith and true love of learning

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***OPEN SPOTS FOR 2022-23 - Currently (barring no addition of classes) enrollment availability stands at: (Call for information and availability)***

Perry Highway Lutheran Pre-Kindergarten (PHL Pre-K) was established in 1968 as an outreach program to address the needs of families with preschool children. It is governed by a Preschool Board and the School Administrative Director, and typically runs a September - May regular school year. We currently offer classes for the following ages:
  • 2 1/2 year old preschool program
  • 3 year old preschool program
  • 4/5 year Pre-Kindergarten program
We are proud of the school program developed here at Perry Highway Lutheran Pre-K over the years. We also continue to evaluate new programs, educational tools and technologies, and ideas to incorporate into the school program itself, striving to remain up-to-date and focused on providing a quality and competitive learning environment. Through dedication to the most current learning strategies, as well as an emphasis on a variety of learning styles within each classroom, we promise to encourage each child to develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others, while helping them to feel secure in this first transition into a formal learning setting. Along with the previous mentioned strategies, PHLP uses an emergent learning philosophy as well. An emergent teaching philosophy is defined as implementing teacher planned activities and projects based on the group of individuals they are teaching. The teachers take into account the specific group skills, needs, and interests when planning educational content. Emergent teaching philosophy blends well with a child-centered approach as it takes each individual's learning needs and interests into account while allowing the student to take ownership of their learning experience, and promotes a healthy self-concept  while motivating them to continuously engage in the learning process.
We take our responsibility as educators very seriously, and we invite you to review our school programs. If you are interested, we encourage you to make an appointment for a visit, or feel free to contact us any time with further questions. We look forward to speaking with you!


**Contact us today for more info and pricing. THE SCHOOL IS A LOCKED FACILITY, IF YOU ARE NOT A CURRENT CLIENT PLEASE CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AS WE ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
***PHLP is an allergy safe environment

**PHLP has a scholarship program for those who qualify, ask about it today.

(*Be sure to scroll down and check out our Ambassadors video section, and meet some of our past and current parents!)

2 1/2 year Preschool Program

2 1/2 year Preschool Program

Centered around Emergent Learning, our 2 ½ year old beginners program is available to children who have reached the age of 2 ½ by September 1. Children in this program do not need to be fully potty trained, but must be mostly trained.

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3 year Preschool Program

3 year Preschool Program

This programs focus, tailored to the early learner, is to have their first full classroom experience while mastering beginning-stage learning concepts, and to continue to encourage social and emotional growth and to set the foundations for a lifetime love of learning. **MUST BE 3YRS OLD BY SEPTEMBER

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4/5 PreK Program

4/5 PreK Program

Our Pre-K program is designed as an interactive learning community, where children build skills vital to success in kindergarten, continue focus on all subject areas of schooling, and develop a strong sense of confidence. The Pre-K program also provides a focus on problem solving, responsive listening, using language to learn, and social, collaborative, and specific directional skills.**MUST BE 4YRS BY SEPTEMBER

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Enrichment extension classes

Enrichment extension classes

Extension hours are available for all AM classes, ages 3 and up. Enrichment provides not only further practice, but more interactive based learning in the sciences and arts.

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Our PHLP School Staff....

Perry Highway Lutheran Pre-K is proud of our highly qualified and educated school staff. The success of our program is a direct result of our teaching and administrative staff and their knowledge, experience, enthusiasm, and high level of commitment to every learner.

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Alyssa Drespling

School Administrative Director

Mrs. Drespling came to us in February 2020 with over 15 years of Early Childhood teaching and administration experience. She maintains her current PA state teaching certification, as well as has completed her State Director Certification, and has earned both her Bachelors in Elementary education and her Masters in Curriculum & Instruction with a Reading Specialist emphasis.

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Patricia Bruce

Lead Teacher 4/5 Pre-K Class

Patty Bruce is the Lead Teacher for the 4/5-year-old Pre-Kindergarten program. This is her second year at PHL Pre-K, but her 9th year teaching early childhood education and her 21st year as an educator.

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Theresa Wilkinson

Head Teacher PHLP, & Lead Teacher in both a 3's (classroom B) and 2.5 Preschool classroom

Theresa Wilkinson is one of our Lead Teachers for the 3 year-old and 2.5 year preschool programs, as well as PHLP's Head Teacher. This is her 6th year at PHL Pre-K and she loves being part of helping children grow stronger in every way.

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Maria Cashdollar

Assitant 3's Teacher / Spanish Teacher

Maria Cashdollar is the 3-year-old preschool Assistant Teacher and shares the classroom currently with Ms. Theresa. She is also our Spanish specials class teacher.

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Mary Nolan-Thornton

Lead 3's Preschool Teacher (Class A) / 3's Enrichment Teacher

Ms. Mary comes new to PHLP for the 2022-23 school year, but not new to the teaching field. Ms. Mary, who recently moved to the area from New Jersey, comes with over 20 years in the educator and Behavior therapist fields, working with both Preschool age and Elementary school aged children... as well as in the special needs field.

Sarah Keisel

Assistant 3's (class A) Teacher

Ms. Sarah is also new to PHLP for the 2022-23 school year, and comes to us with a background in Mobile and mental health therapy within the private and local school sectors, and is currently earning her Masters degree in Early Childhood Education.

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4/5 Assitant Teacher

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Registration for 2022-23 is filling up fast in some classes, so register now to reserve your spot for next school year!

Provided here is the link to enroll your child through our Jackrabbit system. Follow the link to create your personal parent portal and enroll your child today! **PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BEFORE TALKING WITH THE SCHOOL.
***CALL FOR PRICING or further info!!

REGISTRATION LINK:
https://app3.jackrabbitclass.com/regv2.asp?id=540501

***ALL ENROLLMENT FEES MUST BE PAID IMMEDIATELY AFTER ENROLLING TO SOLIDIFY A SPOT - you MUST go into and create your parent portal to pay, your registration and contract info only gets you registered and into the system, and saves your info.

Please follow the links (a video is provided if you need further assistance), and be sure to register for the correct session/school year. Your school contract will be signed online after you have read through and approved all prompts. You must approve all prompts and sign the contract before being able to register. READ THROUGH CAREFULLY. The only paper you will need to provide for us before the school year will be an updated physical and shot record from your physician, or you can have it emailed to us as well. Once registered at PHLP you will be directed to a parent portal. This portal, which you will set up with your own username and password, will be for your eyes only. Be sure to always update any personal information that may change throughout the year, this is vital for our records. Please also save your link to the parent portal in your favorites, as it is specific to our school and not available through a search online.

****PHLP gives the ability to choose online payment through credit card (small fee) or directly through your bank (free when you set up direct pay/ACH). There is a small convenience fee along with credit card usage, which equals $0.35 per transaction and a small 2+% of your total being paid . Fees are assessed to your account every few months. FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR CURRENT RATES OR FURTHER QUESTIONS.

Monthly News Letter

Here you will find a downloadable copy of our PHL Post monthly newsletter. ENJOY!

PHL 2022-23 Parent Handbook

This is the schools parent handbook, containing important information for clients about the school, what is required of them, and information about classrooms and what we offer here at PHLP. Please be sure to read through this before registration each year.

PHL 2021-2022 Covid Plan

*This plan is updated and adjusted as needed to remain current and up-to-date with the times and all regulations set for the by the state of PA.

Updated safe snack list 2022-23

Here is the current approved snack list for the 21-22 school year. **PHLP is an allergy safe school, and works closely with parents to keep all snacks safe for your children who may have severe allergies. DUE to Covid, this years snacks must also be pre packaged (personal sized for students).

2022-2023 School Calendar

***This calendar is subject to change and only an outlook for the 2021-22 school year

3 Year Preschool yearly curriculum plan

Located here is the yearly 3 year Preschool Curriculum plan ( Curriculum FAQ sheet for all PHLP 3 year families also located in this section for your viewing). This is not a detailed weekly lesson plan layout, but is a yearly plan so that you may follow along with your child's learning, and have an idea of what they will be covering and what is expected of them here at PHLP.

3 Year Preschool Curriculum Plan FAQ for 3 yr. preschool parents

Here you will find the FAQ sheet for the guided yearly curriculum plan for Preschool parents... please see the curriculum outline above

4/5 yearly curriculum outline (with attached PA state standards)

curriculum outline for the years themes and layout of learning and subject areas, including coordinating state standards for Pre-K.

Upcoming Events

TitleDateLocation
Christmas Performances14 Dec 2022
Christmas break19 Dec 2022

Past Events

TitleDateLocation
OT Screenings06 Dec 2022
Thanksgiving break23 Nov 2022
Speech/hearing Screenings21 Nov 2022
Open House - Fall08 Nov 2022
First day of school - 3 yr Preschool Program31 Aug 2022
First Day 2.5 and 4/5 Programs30 Aug 2022
Orientation for the 2022-23 school year25 Aug 2022
In service days for 2022-23 - Staff only24 Aug 2022
Summer Camp - week 225 Jul 2022
Cranberry Community Days14 Jul 2022
Summer Camp - week 113 Jun 2022
PHLP 2nd Annual Summer Kick-Off Festival!!!04 Jun 2022
Teachers last inService Day01 Jun 2022
3's end of school Picnic Day - off campus25 May 2022
4/5 end of school picnic Day at the park24 May 2022
Move-up day for 3's23 May 2022
Last in-school Day of School for 3's and 4/5 programs23 May 2022
Graduation- 4/5 PreK20 May 2022
Last Day for 2.5 Program19 May 2022
Spring Outdoor Movie Night13 May 2022FREE ADMISSION - Snack Stand available
3's Spring Concert - make-up date11 May 2022
Spring Break 11th -18th11 Apr 2022SCHOOL CLOSED FOR THE DURATION
4/5 PreK full-experience field trip - Snapology31 Mar 2022
Spring Open House24 Mar 2022
Scholastic Book Fair21 Mar 2022
PHLP Skate for a Cause Event - Lemieux Complex12 Mar 2022
Celebrate the PreK Sunday27 Feb 2022
Spring Shows for the 3 year Preschool and 4/5 year Prek Programs24 Feb 2022
PHLP Spirit Week22 Feb 2022
Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL21 Feb 2022
School Photos09 Feb 2022
Parent Conferences begin around the week of Jan. 17th17 Jan 2022
School Closed - MLK Day17 Jan 2022
2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION OPENS TO THE PUBLIC14 Jan 2022Online Event
Registration for CURRENT FAMILIES12 Jan 2022
Chistmas Performances15 Dec 2021
Thanksgiving Break - No School24 Nov 2021
Make-Up Speech/Hearing Screening Day16 Nov 2021
PHLP Spirit Week15 Nov 2021
Open House09 Nov 2021
3's and 4/5's Speech/Language/Hearing screenings08 Nov 2021
4/5 year prek fieldtrip04 Nov 2021
vision screenings03 Nov 2021
O.T. screening for 3 year and 4/5 year programs20 Oct 2021
No School - Indigenous Peoples Day11 Oct 2021
Outdoor Movie Night!!01 Oct 202111403 Perry Highway
First Day 3 year preschool01 Sep 2021
First day of school - 4/5 Prek & 2.5 preschool31 Aug 2021
Parent Orientation26 Aug 2021
In Service week for teachers24 Aug 2021
PHLP Summer Camp: Where Imagination Grows12 Jul 2021

PHLP Ambassadors

Check out our latest video chat from a few Ambassadors here at PHL Pre-K!

Here you will find various videos or live chats available from several different Ambassadors of the school through out the school year. These chats will provide you with a deeper look into our programs, and answer a few questions you may have by individuals who have had children go through the program or have had direct workings within our program throughout the years.

  • 11403 Perry Highway, Wexford, Pennsylvania, United States

Contact our PreK Director Today through email for more info or to set up a tour