Catholic Preschool


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Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
9 AM - 5 PM
12 - 2 PM


St. Patrick Parish & Shrine

3285 Mills Road
Taylor Mill, KY 41015

Phone: (859) 356-5151
Fax: (859) 344-7042


Today's Reading


Saint of the Day


Week of January 29 - February 2

Dear Parent,

This week we are reading "Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons." We listened to the book on CD and the children enjoyed learning the song. Be prepared to hear them singing it after Thursday for sure. We made our own shirts with buttons and used our sense of touch to determine if we were holding a circle or a square. We will continue to work with shapes and counting backwards from 4. Please help your child find something with buttons to wear for Thursday. We will be graphing how many buttons and where the buttons are located.

Our learning goals are: I can count objects one at a time, I can tell the difference between circles and squares by feeling it, I can listen to a story, I can count backwards from four, and I can tell which group has more.

One of our goals is to help your child be more independent. Each week I will include a tip from the article "20 Tips From Preschool Teachers."
While 3- and 4-year-olds still need plenty of parental help, our preschool experts agree that kids are typically able to do more than many of us think. Here's how you can encourage them:

1. Expect more. Most people have a way of living up (or down) to expectations -- preschoolers included. "At school we expect the kids to pour their own water at snack, to throw away their plates, to hang up their jackets -- and they do," says Jennifer Zebooker, a teacher at the 92nd Street Y Nursery School, in New York City. "But then they'll walk out of the classroom and the thumb goes in the mouth and they climb into strollers." Raise the bar and your child will probably stretch to meet it.


  • February 13- Valentine's Day party at 10:30 Parents and siblings are welcome.  The children will need to bring 18 valentines to distribute to friends. We will be making Valentine boxes prior to the party.
  • February 18- Open House from 12:00-2:00 Registrations will be taken for the 2018-2019 school year. You are our best referrals.

Have a great week!


Pamela Nunnelley

Week of January 29 - February 2

Dear Parent,

We were very active learning about opposites last week with Mr. O. We also used our first Gospel Weekly and learned that Jesus calls us all to be his followers. Please help your child to notice when they are being like Jesus and allow them to color a fish on their paper. We will be using these Gospel Weeklies each week to learn about the gospel for that week and help the children apply it in their lives.

This week we will be meeting Miss P. She has pointy patches. We will be looking at shapes, letters, and objects around us to see which things have points or corners and which have curves. We will also extend our knowledge of patterns. You can help by pointing these things out to your child and helping him or her to find them in the environment.

We are trying to get outside as much as God will allow us in the Winter. The children really need the fresh air and chance to run and they look forward to it. Please be sure to send gloves or mittens. If you would rather your child not be out, you may come and get them from us as soon as you pull up.

If the weather is bad during drop off time, please feel free to pull into the handicapped spots right in front of school. If you have younger children with you, you may let your preschooler walk to the door by themselves since one of us are always there watching for them.

I have started having midyear conferences. If you have not signed up for one, there are still available spots or you can email me and we can set up a time to talk.


  • February 14- Valentine's Day party at 10:30 for AM and PreK classes and 2:00 for PM class. Parents and siblings are welcome. Please send in 20 valentines for the AM class and 8 for the PM class.
  • February 18- Open House for anyone interested in preschool for the 2018-2019 school year from 12-2. Please let others know. You are our best advertisement.
  • February 19- Presidents' Day No school


Pamela Nunnelley
Dear Parent,

We hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday! It gave us time to relax with family and prepare for the remainder of the year here at school

St. Patrick Parish & Shrine Preschool Ministry

Purpose and Mission Statement

Our purpose is to support parents in early childhood education in an affordable Catholic environment. We are committed to working closely with parents toward the spiritual growth and welfare of the whole family. We want your child’s first learning experience, spiritual and academic, to be fun, exciting, and inspiring in order to set the stage for future educational success.

St. Patrick Catholic Preschool’s mission is to build a faithful community where children can experience the love of God, learn and practice virtue, and to provide exceptional educational preparation for Kindergarten. We strive to promote a balance of spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and social growth of children.

Class Days and Times

Pre-K Classes
Monday & Wednesday
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Tuesday & Thursday
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

4 & 5 Year Old Morning Class
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

4 & 5 Year Old Afternoon Class
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

3 Year Old Class
Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

We follow the Kenton County Schools Calendar with a few exceptions. School begins after Labor Day and ends before Memorial Day. There will be a few play dates prior to Labor Day, however, actual class days do not start until September. We will also be off on all holy days of obligation due to Diocesan policy. A school calendar will be published prior to the start of school.


Preschool enrollment is open to St. Patrick parishioners first, and then to the public on a first come, first serve basis. We welcome enrollment to all children regardless of race, religious affiliation, national origin or sex. There is a $100 registration fee due at the time of enrollment.


Tuition for the cost for the school year is as follows:

3 Year Olds

4/5 Year Olds


*Registration fee (all age groups): $100

Registration is due at the time of enrollment. Tuition will be due the first school day of each month. Tuition and fees can be paid by check or cash. Checks need to be made out to: St. Patrick Catholic Preschool.


St. Patrick Catholic Preschool will always try to hold to a 6:1 ratio in the classroom. The administrator will be on-site and used as an additional aide as needed.

Teaching Staff

While staff may change from year to year, at St. Patrick Catholic preschool, we are committed to keeping to our 6:1 ratio as closely as possible. This generally means three teachers are in the room at all times.


3 Year Olds-Will be introduced to colors, shapes, numbers, and letters using a mix of Montessori and traditional teaching style. Each day our 3s will participate in Calendar Math, Circle Time, Centers and Story time. For Religion we will use the RCL Benzinger Series: Stories of God’s Love paired with Bible stories, prayer and time spent in Church. The 3s will also be exposed to some science experiments, social studies and art.

4 Year Olds – Will review colors, numbers and shapes, and be introduced to letters and sounds using a mix of Montessori and traditional teaching style. Each day our 4s will participate in Calendar Math, Circle Time, Centers and Story time. The 4s will begin basic addition and subtraction using manipulatives. For Religion we will use the RCL Benzinger Series: Stories of God’s Love paired with Bible stories, prayer and time spent in Church. The 3s will also have weekly science and social studies classes, as well as art and everyday living.

Pre-K – will build upon and sharpen the skills learned in 4 year old preschool. It is a class designed for students who may have a late birthday, or may need an extra year for social or cognitive development before beginning Kindergarten. All letters and sounds should be mastered by the end of the Pre-K year. Students will also learn basic phonetic blends, sight words and other pre-reading skills. In math students will continue to build upon addition, subtraction and counting skills. Students will enjoy weekly science experiments, social studies classes, practical living lessons and of course Religion classes. Religion will be based upon the RCL Benzinger Series: Stories of God’s Love paired with Bible stories, prayer and time spent in church.

The Kenton County Library will visit all classes monthly to share stories and songs!

Contact Pam Nunnelley for more information at (859) 344-7040 or email:

Catholic Preschool Enrollment for 2018-2019 School Year

Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is now open  You may register your child for the 2018-2019 school year on-line by clicking the button below, then selecting the Preschool class you would like to enroll your child in.  PLEASE BE SURE TO SELECT A CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL CLASS NOT CCD PRESCHOOL.  If you would like more information on any of the preschool programs, please contact Pam Nunnelley at (859) 344-7040 or email:



Catholic Preschool