Information

About Our Rooms

 

Yellow Room - Library and Media Room
Red Room - Art and Snack Room
Orange Room - "Tiny Hearts for Two" Classroom
Purple Room - Classroom and Play Area
Blue Room - Classroom and Play Area
Green Room - Large Motor Activity and Music Room

 

Weather Delays

If there is a delay or cancellation, we will email parents as soon as the decision is made.  Delay information will also be posted on the following news outlets:

  • KDKA-TV
  • WTAE-TV
  • WPXI-TV
  • St. Valentine Facebook Page

On delay days, we will follow a shortened schedule:

  • Three Year Old Morning Group will meet from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Three Extended Group will also arrive at 10:00 a.m.
  • Three Year Old Afternoon Group will meet from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Four Year Old Morning Group will meet from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Four Extended Group will also arrive at 10:00 a.m.
  • Four Year Old Afternoon Group will meet from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Fun, Family, Friends and Faith 

At St. Valentine Preschool, our days are filled with fun, friends, family and faith.  Through field trips, special celebrations, and social activities, we create an atmosphere designed to stimulate the children’s curiosity about the world by providing learning opportunities with new and meaningful experiences.

 

Field Trips

Field trips are not only fun, but they can also be very valuable. Our field trips reinforce curriculum concepts and the school’s connection to the community.  Our field trips include:

 

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum - http://pa-trolley.org

Springhouse Farm - http://www.springhousemarket.com/The_Farm.html

Bethel Park Police Station - http://www.bethelpark.net

T Ride (To celebrate the Letter T!) - http://www.portauthority.org/

Bethel Bakery Tour - http://www.bethelbakery.com

Port Authority Light Rail Vehicle Garage Tour - http://www.portauthority.org/

Giant Eagle - http://www.gianteagle.com/Save/Supporting-Our-Schools/Be-A-Smart-Shopper/

Byham Theater - https://culturaldistrict.org/venues/byham-theater

 

Family Events and Holiday Celebrations

 

Parent involvement is vital to your child’s success in school. Our preschool calendar includes special learning activities and celebrations that parents/caregivers and children can do together. They include:

 

Halloween Parade

Thanksgiving Feast

Christmas Party

Celebration of Colors

Valentine’s Day Party

Easter Party

Donuts with Dad

Muffins with Mom

Chick-fil-A Spirit Nights

Sunset Golf

Preschool Graduation

 

Summer Picnics with Friends

 

The school year ends in May, but we keep in touch over the summer with several playtime dates at Simmons Park on Clifton Road in Bethel Park.

 

Each year in early August, new students get to meet and greet preschool classmates, parents and teachers before school begins in our preschool playground. This annual picnic gives children and parents an opportunity to get acquainted with their soon-to-be best friends.  Come and join us for playtime at the park and a snack.  Your whole family is most welcome to join us!

 

Faith

 

Never underestimate the faith of a child…

 

Over the years, so many parents and grandparents have said how much their preschoolers have learned about God and the Catholic faith from our staff.  We are constantly inspired to hear stories from the children about praying with their families at mealtime, coming to Mass and seeing their friends or staff from Preschool, sharing a moment at our Prayer Circle to pray for a sick relative or pet.  We see a wonderful sense of awe and amazement from the children. They truly understand that Jesus is a big part of their life, something that we adults sometimes take for granted. We learn to experience our faith through the eyes of a child.   We look forward to working with your children and giving them a solid foundation of faith for the future.

 

To enroll your child in any of these programs or arrange for an individual tour with your child, please contact us at 412-835-5539 or stvalspreschool@gmail.com