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2017 Annual Report

 

Nursery School Teachers Report 

The following is the report of Trinity Nursery School Teachers to the 2017 Annual Meeting.

The school employs a treasurer and five teachers working with three classes (two four-year-old classes and one three-year-old class).

Lee Ann Delaney has been appointed as the Administrator along with being the school's head teacher. Teacher's files continue to be reconstructed for efficiency and organization. The new Professional Development procedure which includes tracking updates for all certification and training courses which are required by the State of CT Statutes and Regulations is running smoothly. With few changes, this new system reached its three-year anniversary in July 2017.  

Contracted Nurse Consultants LLC. are thorough and keep their scheduled visits as required per state regulations. They check and advise overall health, safety and nutrition of the nursery school program. This contract is required by state licensing.

The annual NAEYC Accreditation application was reviewed in the Washington D.C. Headquarters and TNS received their certificate for another year. This is an extensive, time consuming and expensive application. NAEYC has increased their fee which brings the amount to $700 per year. We are very proud to achieve such standards; given that we are a small nursery school in Collinsville. Many private/church nursery schools cannot afford NAEYC accreditation; there are very few accredited in the Farmington Valley and Litchfield area. The cost for renewal is over $1,700.  NAEYC will be visiting in 2018.

The Parent Volunteer Committee and Lee Ann have been working on an overall survey to aid in future marketing, publicity, and overall financial decisions. Survey will go out during the 2018 school year.

Lee Ann is looking for new ways to advertise for the school; she designed a new postcard in May, 2017.  Trinity Nursery School now has a Facebook page and Lee Ann posts weekly updates on activities and events. She has updated and improved the information on the nursery school website so that it is mobile friendly for parents and prospective families who are “on the go”.

Teachers Judy Sharp, Mary Doran, Katy Gentile and her two daughters Bella and Sophia purchased and collected gift items for various ages and packaged them for their annual contribution to Canton Food Bank families.

The children raised money for Roaring Brook Nature Center (RBNC) to help build new Raptor cages – which was only a portion of the entire campaign that the center was working on to make renovations.  Trinity Nursery School teachers and RBNC work together every year teaching children from TNS.  LeeAnn is also a faculty member in the summer for K-1 classes at RBNC; the Trinity students all went on hikes and learned about Raptors; who they are, how they live and what they eat, etc.  RBNC shared many Raptor related items with TNS and the children had a “bird’s-eye view” of what it’s like to be a Raptor.   Fun was had by all.

I write on behalf of our teachers and families: We are blessed to work with young children at Trinity Nursery School; they’re our hope for the future and world. We would like to take this time in our report to thank Linda Spiers, Mary Jones, Trinity’s Vestry, Trinity Parishioners, and the Episcopal Diocese of CT for supporting our nursery school program. The children also want us to be sure we thank the nice man (Mr. John Almori) who delivers recycled cans (without sharp edges) for their paint. 

We are thankful for the parents and alumni families and those who assist in keeping our nursery school in operation. Blessings to all.

Respectfully submitted,

Lee Ann Delaney, Administrator/Head Teacher

 

 

Trinity Nursery School - Treasurer's
2017 Annual Report

The following is a report from the Trinity Nursery School Board of Directors for the 2017 annual meeting of Trinity Episcopal Church, respectfully submitted by Garry Schafer, President and Donna Miscikoski, Treasurer.

  • Enrollment had been on a downward trend for the past few years, from 49 in 2014-15, to 39 in 2015-16, to 36 in 2016-17.  We have therefore run 3 out of the 4 planned classes in each of those years. We believe that the economy as well as the move toward full-day kindergarten has contributed to this decline.  In an effort to stabilize and reverse this decline we have enhanced our focus on both paid and free advertising.

 

  • We have maintained state licensing, and are current with NAEYC accreditation.  

 

  • We currently have one full time teacher/Administrator, Lee Ann Delaney, who teaches the 3-year-old and the 4-year-old classes.  Katy Gentile, a part-time teacher, joins Lee Ann in teaching the 4 year olds.   Judy Sharp and Mary Doran are part time teachers, working primarily with the 3-year-old classes.  The current staff is an excellent mix of education and talent, all with a very high level of dedication and enthusiasm. Donna Miscikoski is our Treasurer.  Both Lee Ann and Donna are paid to perform various duties that we feel, in order to provide year over year consistency, are better performed by an employee rather than a volunteer.  Some of their duties include the renewal of the state licenses, inspections, contracts, student paperwork, registration, invoices and payments, budgeting, budget variance tracking, cash flow management, tuition tracking and follow-up and more as indicated in the Trinity Nursery School Bylaws.
  • Another wonderful year can be reported in great part due to the efforts and donations of our volunteers.  We would like to extend our thanks to all of the parent volunteers who have contributed this year and of course, to the staff of the school.  We would also like to thank the members of the church Vestry for their continued support of the nursery school.

 

Trinity Nursery School Financials:                                                                           

Cash Balance, 6/30/2016                                $55,374.79
Revenues, 7/1/2016-6/30/2017                       $88,980
Expenses, 7/1/2016-6/30/2017                        $88,355
Net Revenue                                                   

Cash Balance, 6/30/2017                                $55,999.79

Respectfully submitted,
Donna Miscikoski, Treasurer

 


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