Fundraising Events

Fundraising is an important component of our school’s annual budget. This year, our goal is to raise $30,000 through fundraising efforts. Your attendance and support at our special events helps SLC continue its mission of providing high quality early education to as many children as possible.  In addition, we are re-energizing our efforts to increase our Financial Assistance program so we can provide Tuition Scholarships to families to decrease financial hurdles to children’s enrollment in our program.

SLC Socials

No Lunch and Learn? No problem!

We’ve got you covered with SLC Kid Socials.

Children in the 3s and 4s classes are invited to join us for a Hot Cocoa Social after school on January 28th.  We will be beating the winter chill with a warm beverage, tasty treats and a fun winter-themed craft.  Please register online to secure your child’s spot at the event and remember to send them with a nut-free lunch that day.  Pick up will be at 1:15 on the lower level in the Art Room.

SLC Kid Socials are a great enrichment activity for your children AND a wonderful way to support SLC, as 100% of the proceeds benefit the school.

Monday,  January 28th

11:45 – 1:15

Bring a nut-free lunch from home
Hosted by Angie Jensen & Shane Franken

And for the Grown-ups!

Bottle & Brush

Thursday,  January 17th
6:00 PM
Instructor led painting project, wine, and snacks.  What more could you want?
Hosted by: Laura Butts, Robin Velo & Meghann Kohli

Open Studio Project
903 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL  60202

Wine Tasting at Wilmette Wine Cellar

Join us for a Mom’s Night Out!

Friday,  February 15th
7:30 PM
Price includes several wine tastings, cheese, and light snacks.
Have fun while supporting SLC – 100% of the proceeds go to the school!
Hosted by: Kerry Herbst & Sara Walker

Wilmette Wine Cellar
1100 Central Ave.
Wilmette, IL

SLC Benefit

Thank you to our generous 2019 sponsors



Dear SLC Friends and Supporters,

Over the past three school years, we have embarked on a fundraising mission that I am extremely proud of: we have limited the financial asks of our community and made sure these asks have a clear intention. SLC’s Governing Board of Directors has spearheaded the effort, and the tremendous efforts of our Parent Committee Members have helped steer the school in this direction. Creating a caring SLC community, and connecting with, and supporting, the greater Evanston community have been our guiding principles on this journey.

Some of the proceeds from this year’s Annual Benefit will directly impact two very important initiatives at SLC—our Inclusion Program and our Financial Assistance program. Fueled by our desire and commitment to nurture a diverse school community, our Inclusion Program for children with disabilities has been going strong for over 35 years. SLC is proud to be the only preschool in Evanston that staffs every classroom with an Inclusion Assistant, to meet the diverse needs of every child who attends our school, especially preschoolers with a diagnosed special need. In addition, we are re-energizing our efforts to increase our Financial Assistance program so we can provide Tuition Scholarships to families who otherwise would not be able to afford a preschool experience.

An integral part of SLC is our relationship-based approach to teaching, one where we create an environment where all children feel safe and valued. I hope you will join us in our mission to educate and include an array of young children by participating in the upcoming Annual Benefit. There are many ways to participate including attending the event, purchasing raffle tickets, bidding on auction items (before and during the event), becoming a family sponsor, participating in the wine pull, or signing up to attend a “sign-up” party such as a movie night or fun run.

I am looking forward to seeing many of you March 2nd, 2019!



Sleep Under

Thanks to all our wonderful families

for making this year’s Sleep Under

a roaring success!