June 1, 2022
Dear Preschool & Inquiring Families,
We hope this letter finds you well. Thank you for your interest in the Orenco Christian Preschool!
As you know, it’s been a difficult couple of years. Our preschool closed its physical presence in March of 2020 per the mandatory shutdown, for what we thought would be a short time. It was our hope to reopen after a temporary pause – along with other schools in our community – but that obviously was not possible. We also hoped to reopen in early and mid-fall, but the obstacles were insurmountable each time we examined our resources available.
In April 2021, we were disappointed to announce that Orenco Christian Preschool would not reopen for the 2021-2022 school year. The board of Orenco Church determined that there were still obstacles that were not surmountable, including covid restrictions, staffing needs, financial resources, and the resources of our congregation, following a year-long building closure due to the pandemic. Those challenges still exist for us.
In May 2022, our board set the goal to reopen the Orenco Christian Preschool in September, 2023 for the 2022-2023 school year. We want to do things right and feel this allows us time to do that, particularly since we are essentially starting over from scratch. We pride ourselves in serving our community as best as we can and as God allows and equips us.
In the meantime, we are reopened for in-person worship, youth group, and small group studies. This spring we were thrilled to once again hold our community Easter
Egg Hunt and we will be offering Vacation
Bible School again too! We invite you to
follow our Facebook page and YouTube channel, as well as our website, to stay updated on
events for preschool and school-aged children. It is our hope to see you walk
through our doors again soon!
May God continue to be our hope, as each of us navigate all of the transitions this pandemic has brought to our lives, our community, and our families.
In Christ our Hope,