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My kids love summer camp!  As a parent, I love that my children are doing several hands-on activities that you might not see in a traditional summer camp environment.  They especially love meeting the animals and exploring the gardens.

  • Show & Share: Each student is assigned Show & Share for 1 day of the week.  This is to help the children have confidence standing up and speaking in front of their peers.  It also helps us to learn something new about each child.  When possible, please send something in that starts with the letter of week or relates to the theme we are discussing.
  • Drop-off and Pick-Up you need to bring your child to school late, please just walk them up to the Preschool classroom.  If you are arriving late for pick-up, please walk up to the main door on the Preschool side to pick up your child.  
  • Outdoor Clothes:  We will go outside as much as possible. Please label all of your child's clothes and shoes.
    Colder Weather: Please remember to send your child to school with a hat, gloves, snow boots and snow pants when necessary. You are welcome to leave an extra set at school if it easier for you.  
    Muddy/Wet Weather:  We will still go outside unless it is raining.  You are welcome to leave rain boots at school. 
    Warm Weather:  Please put sunscreen and bug spray on your child before school.

  • 8/5: Open House:  9am-10am
  • ​8/31: Orientation & Back to School Picnic (10am-12pm)
  • 9/5: First Day of School
  • 9/13-9/15: Grandparent Week - Bring someone special for Show and Share.  Details to will be emailed from your teacher.
  • 9/21: District Holiday - No School
  • 9/22: District Holiday - No School
  • ​9/28: Picture Day (9am)
  • 10/9: Columbus Day - No School
  • 10/31:  Halloween Party - 10:15am-11:15am
  • 11/9: Open House - Family Event (4pm-6pm)
  • 11/17: Parent-Teacher Conferences - No School
  • 11/20-11/24: Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • 12/9:  Snowball Party (3pm-4:30pm)
  • 12/25-1/5:  Winter Break - No School

Polish Preschool Teacher:  We are very excited to announce that Ms. Sylwia will be teaching the afternoon session of our Polish Preschool.  Ms. Sylwia has been with Long Grove Country School for 6 years.  She has taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade at Sikorski Polish School and was a chemistry teacher in Poland.  

Polish​ Preschool Highlights

General Info

Sample Upcoming Dates


Welcome to our Polish Preschool.  We are excited to announce our programs specifically for children who are bilingual or speak Polish as first language.  Students will attend Preschool or Jr. Kindergarten in English in the morning.  In the afternoon, students will participate in a class taught in Polish.  This will enhance their ability to communicate in Polish and ease the transition to the American school system.  All classes are theme based.  Below is a sample theme.  

Sample Week:

  • Theme: Spring - Caterpillars & Butterflies

  • Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Letter:   ABC Review 
  • Art & Science:  Caterpillars
  • Song:  "The Tiny Little Caterpillar"​


  • Animal Encounters
  • Outdoor Classroom
  • Gardening Opportunites
  • Water Activities
  • Community Service Hours available for HS students
  • Jr. Counselor programs
  • ​Elementary and Preschool Programs available all summer

Long Grove Country School

Wonder - Learn - Play