• Dear St. Charles School District Parents and Community Members, 

    In August 2018, the District will open a state-of-the-art early childhood center that will be able to serve 320+ students.  Located at 1301 Boone's Lick Road, the center is a one-story building that houses 16 classrooms that will meet the needs of our students as our program continues to grow.  
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    The centerpiece of this building will be a one-of-a-kind, indoor gross motor and dramatic play space customized to be a miniature version of the shops on Main Street featuring markets, shops, and buildings that allow for students to play restaurant keeper, fire chief, police officer, medical professional, mayor, trolley conductor or whatever else their imagination can dream up. This space is appropriately named "Our Town, Saint Charles." Many community partners have sponsored Our Town, including the St. Charles Noonday Rotary Club, Chartwells, SSM Health, First State Bank, City of St. Charles Firefighters Outreach, Mayor Sally Faith, St. Charles Jaycees, St. Charles Optimists, St. Charles City-County Library Foundation, St. Charles School District Foundation, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West, the Freymuth Family, the Charles and Judy Beckman Family, and Youth in Need.
    Our Town rendering  
    We will prominently feature a "Giving Tree" in the Our Town room that will allow for members of the public to show their support of early childhood education and to the students who attend the school by sponsoring tree leaves, apples, butterflies, flowers, or the trunk of the tree.  This will not only create a really nice, decorative piece for the building, it will also function as a tapestry of love and community support. 
    Giving tree  
    We are excited to invite you to become a part of this special space.   All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.  You will be able to inscribe the leaf with a message that will remain in the space for years to come.  All orders must be received by July 15th in order to guarantee your inscribed leaf will be placed on the Giving Tree prior to the Grand Opening celebrations.  Orders received after July 15th will be added to the Giving Tree as soon as possible.
     
    Please see the following link to make your donation online at https://stcharlessd.revtrak.net/donations/#/list
     
    Click here to download the sponsorship flyer with other available options for donations and sponsorships.  You can mail your payment following the instructions on the attachment.   
     
    We hope you all will be able to join us for our community-wide GRAND OPENING on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 10AM - 2PM.  The City of St. Charles Arts & Culture Commission has provided a generous grant to ensure that the Grand Opening celebration of the Early Childhood Center will be an event for all to enjoy.  Children's activities, character appearances, music, and food will be provided.
     
    We are very excited to offer this opportunity to the community.  Thank you very much for your support of our early childhood students and educational programs.