St. John’s School:
Teaching God’s children about God’s world in the light of God’s Word
St. John’s Lutheran School – Nodine, MN – PreKindergarten Handbook
St. John’s School Philosophy
Each child is a precious gift from God for whom Christ lived, died, and rose again. The staff at St. John’s recognizes that parents have the primary responsibility for nurturing their children. St. John’s staff wants to work with parents to instill Christian values and morals in every student. Thank you for considering St. John’s for your child’s education.
Our goal is to help every child grow
Spiritually – by teaching what God expects of his children using the Law (The Ten Commandments) and then when a sinner repents, sharing the Good News (The Gospel) that Christ died and rose for forgiveness of our sins.
Physically – by developing fine and large motor skills.
Intellectually – by providing experiences to develop problem-solving skills.
Socially – by helping establish proper social relationships with peers and adults.
Emotionally – by teaching each child they are precious in God’s eyes, helping to develop a positive self-image, and encouraging interdependence.
All are welcome! Enrollment is open to the public without regard of race or national origin. You do not need to be a member of St. John’s to attend.
Children must be 3 years old by September 1. Children must be potty trained and able to take care of themselves in the bathroom.
Dates and Times
Pre-Kindergarten session is September thru May. Class will be held from 8:00am-11:00am
For age 3– Tuesdays, Thursdays
For age 4 – Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays
The children should arrive between 7:30 and 8:00AM and leave between 11:00 and 11:10AM, unless other arrangements are made.
The morning activities will consist of:
Bible story and songs; Work with letters, numbers, shapes; Snack and recess time; Free play in the classroom; Art, story time
Extended School Care
PreK Children may arrive between 7:30-8:00am each morning at no extra charge.
Extended PreK Care – 11:00am-2:20pm – A supervisor will be available on Mondays-Wednesday-Fridays. You MUST register one week in advance. There will be a fee of $4.50 per hour (rounded to nearest half-hour). Students should bring a lunch or purchase hot lunch. Registration forms are available at school and on the website. If a student would need to stay beyond 2:20pm, After School Care is open until 5:30pm ($4.50 per hour).
The teacher will provide a snack and drink each day, included with your PreK fees. Appropriate snack foods include: fruit, crackers, cheese, dry cereal, yogurt, or other healthful foods. 1% white milk, fat free chocolate milk, or orange juice will be offered.
Snack Fee – 3yr-old – $25/year 4 yr-old – $30/year
Milk Fee – $15/year
Extra clothing will be available at school for students in case of accidents due to paint, food, etc. It would be helpful to keep an extra pair of your own extra clothes in the backpack just in case.
St. John’s does not provide transportation. Car pools may be set up by individual groups of parents. If transportation is needed, call the school and an attempt will be made to find a parent living nearby who might be able to help.
NOTE: We must have written authorization from the parents for any person other than the parent to pick up the child. Written authorization must be signed by the parent. If this arrangement is not made a day in advance, the parent must also call the school to verify arrangements.
Make sure that your child is well when brought to school! If your child displays symptoms such as a fever, a rash, diarrhea, etc. he/she should be kept home. If your child is not well enough to go outside to play, he/she is not well enough to come to school. If we do see evidence of ill health, your child will be removed from the general play/class area and you will be contacted to come and pick up your child. A parent or authorized emergency contact person is required to pick up the child within one hour of the time he/she is called. Thank you for thinking of the teacher and other students!
Weather Related Closings
Our school uses the Winona Public School bus system.
If there is a school closing, there will be NO PREK .
If there is a 2 hour delay, PREK will be held 9:30-11:30am
Announcements are posted on WKBT-8; WXOX-19; and local radio stations
Thank you for considering St. John’s Pre-Kindergarten program. God values every child, and so do we. We look forward to serving you and your family.
Fees and Payments
Parents are expected to pay the monthly tuition by the 20th of the preceding month. (Example: October tuition due September 20th)
Financial aid is available.
The tuition fees are:
$35.00 per child non-refundable registration fee.
Space will be held for your child once registration fee is received.
4 year old–Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
3 year old – Tuesdays, Thursdays
Monthly tuition based on days child attends:
4 yrs – 3 days/week – $137 per month ($1,233 per year)
3 yrs – 2 days/week – $104 per month ($936 per year)
Discount if total paid in full by September 5, 2024:
4 yrs – 3 days/week – $1,203 (save $30)
3 yrs – 2 days/week- $911 (save $25)
Payments may be made ahead of time. Tuition Grants are available.