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.

In gratitude,

Suzanne Du Chateau
LMP Director

Kirsten Heggeseth
LMP Board of Directors President

Luther Memorial Preschool
1021 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53715

Phone: (608) 258-3168
Fax: (608) 250-2496

Contact Director Suzanne Du Chateau at 258-3168 or email at


Flexible drop off/pick up is available within the following hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8 am to 4:45 pm
Friday: 8 am to 1 pm

2014-15 Calendar

Thurs, Aug 28

Children orientation: 9–10 am, classrooms

Parent orientation meeting 9:15–9:45 am
Primarily for new families; however, all are welcome!

Mon, Sept 1 Labor Day, preschool closed

Tues, Sept 2 First day of preschool

Nov 27-28 Thanksgiving break, preschool closed

Tues, Dec 16 10:30 am | Christmas program

Fri, Dec 19 Last day of school before winter break

Dec 22–Jan 5 Winter break, preschool closed

Mon, Jan 5 Staff training day, preschool closed

Tues, Jan 6 Preschool resumes

Mon, Jan 19 MLK Jr Day, preschool closed

Feb 19-20 Parent-Teacher conferences, preschool closed

March 29-April 6 Spring break, preschool closed

Tues, April 7 Preschool resumes

Mon, May 25 Memorial Day, preschool closed

Fri, June 5 Last day of Preschool