Getting ready for the 2017-2018 Juneau Co-op Preschool year!

Welcome to the Juneau Co-op Preschool community. We hope this message finds you enjoying your summer. Below are some important dates to mark on your calendar with details about each event and contact information to help you get ready for preschool. As always, please don't hesitate to contact teachers if you have any questions. Contact information is at the end of this letter.


Your Class Representative will be  putting together a draft of the daily volunteer work schedule (i.e. who volunteers on which days, and which of the 2 families scheduled for that day is also responsible for providing snack.)

A work day is from 8:30am - 12:30pm and in a class of 20 there are about 10 work days a year for the MWF class and 7 for the TR class. You will receive more details about what is entailed in an actual preschool work day during  your orientation visit, as well as in the Parent Handbook.

Please send your Class Rep input about when you are and are not available to be scheduled for a workday by Tuesday, August 15th. While best attempts are made to accommodate requests, it is rarely possible to accommodate all requests when coordinating 20 families. Your understanding is appreciated. The class reps will be working towards having a draft schedule available at the  Orientation Visits for families to review and make any last changes before it is finalized.

MWF Class Rep                Krista Jacoby                907-635-4409  

TTR Class Rep                       Talea  Kellar                907-660-7455   



Returning preschoolers:  Preschooler immunization records are kept on file and you do not need to provide an updated copy unless your child received or needs additional shots this year.

New preschoolers:  Provide a copy of your child’s immunization record which:  (1) lists dates and dose numbers for each vaccine and (2) has been signed or stamped by a medical provider.

New and returning families requesting exemptions for medical or religious reasons must submit current forms with required doctor signature (medical) or notarization (religious) each year.

Please mail or drop by a copy of your child’s immunization records by Wed., August 23 to: 

Juneau Co-op Preschool, ATTN: Immunization Coord

400 W 11th Street, Juneau, AK  99801

Alternately, you can scan a legible copy of the records (front and back) and email them to:

Detailed information is available at the AK Immunization Program website.


Preschool has been packed away for the summer and we need to unpack and set up the preschool rooms for Orientation Visits and teacher prep the week prior to the start of preschool. Many hands make light work, so we ask each family to contribute 2 hours of time to help get preschool ready for another great year! Please text Sion Songer at 907-635-7466 or email her at by Tuesday, August 16th to schedule your time slot. Time slots are as follows: 

        Thu, August 17                Fri, August 18                Sat, August 19

                  12 - 2pm                               10am - 12                                         10am - 12

        4 - 6pm                        12 - 2pm                                    12 - 2pm

        6 - 8pm                         2 - 4pm

While childcare can be arranged during  set-up (one parent per shift will be assigned to watch children if necessary), parents should note that this is not an ideal time to introduce your child to preschool, since the children present will be a wide range of ages and teachers will not be available to spend quality time with your preschooler. We do encourage you to bring your preschooler along during the Preschool Orientation Visits when we can welcome them properly.


        Mon - Wed, August 21 - 23                        10:00am - Noon

        Thu, August  24                                  5:30 - 7:00 pm

 At least one parent from each  preschool family should  come in for a Preschool Orientation Visit. This is a time to meet teachers, other families and board members, and learn more about being a part of the Co-op Preschool. You can take a tour of the preschool, complete and turn in paperwork, ask questions about and get signed up for a family job.  Rough drafts of the parent volunteer workday schedule will be available for review. Below is a checklist of the items and forms needed prior to the start of preschool. The enrollment forms can be found on our website at and will also be available at preschool when you come in for your orientation visit.

We understand that providing first and last month’s tuition may be challenging for some families. Please connect with our treasurer Averyl Veliz, to make alternative payment plans if needed. We are happy to make accommodations.

        Photos can be sent to preschool at


Tue, Aug 29 or Thu, Aug 31                9 am - Noon        T/Th class - First days of preschool

Wed, Aug 30 or Fri, Sept 1                9 am - Noon        MWF class - First days of preschool

The transition to preschool is easier if ½ the class attends at a time on the first days of preschool. This means that preschoolers will only attend one morning during this first week.  Please let your class rep know which of these first days you would like your child to attend.


Preschool:                                        586-2656

Teachers                Mary Sweeney            586-1792  

                        Linda Trousil               463-3635

                                     Hosanna Bogert      802-730-9099

MWF Class Rep          Krista Jacoby               635-4409     

TR Class Rep                Talea Kellar                   660-7455        

Set-up Coord:              Sion Songer                  635-7466         

Registration:                Summer Koester        949-547-9827