Luther Memorial Preschool News
Feb. 14, 2015
Dear LMP Families and Friends:
As LMP Director and LMP Board President, Kirsten Heggeseth and I write to share the results of a special meeting of the LMP Board Meeting this past Tuesday, Feb. 11. It is with sadness we report that during this meeting the Board voted to suspend the LM Preschool’s operation at the end of this school year.
The decision to cease operation of the school is one that weighs heavily on all of us and has come after a long, thoughtful, and prayerful conversation within both the Preschool Board and the Congregation Council. Although we make the decision with sadness, we also do so with a deep sense of blessing and thanksgiving. For 17 years LM has offered high quality, early childhood preschool to hundreds of children.
As LMP Director and LMP Board President, we want to convey with the utmost respect and reassurance, that no internal performance factors contributed to this decision. It is purely financial, as we are no longer able to sustain our small model preschool and remain competitive in the Madison early childhood education landscape with the addition of the city’s 4K program.
In the months ahead the LMP Board and the Congregation Council will explore new mission opportunities appropriate to this time. We will work to determine the best use of the preschool space and how the possibility of smaller programming for children and young families can serve our community.
We welcome you to share your questions and concerns. LMP will function as usual through the remainder of the school year, ending June 5th, 2015. Information regarding neighboring faith based preschools will be made available to LMP families.
We appreciate all that you have given to the school. We look forward to closing the year with our annual year-end family event in May, celebrating the success and growth of our students and families this past year. We also invite you to attend a time of blessing and thanksgiving of LMP on Sunday, May 17 at the 10:30 service.
Suzanne Du Chateau
LMP Board of Directors President