02/02/16 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island Preschool Board President Victoria Weslek made the case last month before the Board of Education why the private program needs help to remain viable.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island Preschool Board President Victoria Weslek made the case last month before the Board of Education why the private program needs help to remain viable.

Talks on cooperative efforts continue between representatives of the Shelter Island School District and the private, non-denominational Shelter Island Preschool (SIP) operated at the Presbyterian Church.

But to guide officials at both schools for decisions on preschool classes for the 2016-17 school year, statistics have to be updated. (more…)

01/13/16 10:17am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Private preschool students peforming at a pre-Christmas concert. From left, Jayla Jones, Joseph Rasmussen, Emily Shepherd, Lila Nalley, Elizabeth Weslek, Maeve Purcell, Michael Matz and Tucker Ward.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Private preschool students performing at a pre-Christmas concert. From left, Jayla Jones, Joseph Rasmussen, Emily Shepherd, Lila Nalley, Elizabeth Weslek, Maeve Purcell, Michael Matz and Tucker Ward.

Board members of the private Shelter Island Preschool (SIP) are trying to avoid a financial collapse.

The crisis for the 37-year-old program is due to the loss of too many of its 4-year-old students to preschool classes now taught at the Shelter Island School.

But the public school might be coming to the aid of the private program. (more…)

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10/28/15 6:26pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | The Shelter Island Preschool Board of Directors are asking for support from Islanders.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | The Shelter Island Preschool Board of Directors are asking for support from Islanders.

Support the Preschool
To the Editor:
The Shelter Island Preschool Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to accomplish two things: publicly thank the Shelter Island Lions Club for their continued support, including a tremendously successful Scallop Dinner, which benefited the Preschool; and provide more information to members of the community and candidates running for office about the Preschool. (more…)

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08/06/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO A group of four-year-olds at the Shelter Island Preschool delighted in a science experiment demonstrating how volcanos erupt. The program that leases space at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church is undergoing changes, including the addition of a second teacher.

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A group of four-year-olds at the Shelter Island Preschool delighted in a science experiment demonstrating how volcanos erupt. The program that leases space at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church is undergoing changes, including the addition of a second teacher.

If you’re the parent of a youngster between the ages of two and four, you likely have considered preschool education for your child. But with only six slots available in the public school’s program, you may be unaware there’s an alternative. (more…)