Peppermint Preschool

Weather - Notices and Notes

Winter 2014-2015

Gooooooood Morning - Yes We're OPEN TODAY, Thursday 02-19-2015.
The Local Grade Schools are closed so the Kids will be with us all day today
It's -10 degrees F without the wind chill so dress warm.
Posted 5:45am 02-19-2015, Thanks. Have a nice day.


Good Evening:
posted Sunday evening 02-01-2015 10:30pm:

February is arriving like a lion - Lots of Snow, Wind, and Cold.
Looks like all the local grade schools are closed Monday 02-02-2015,
However We will be open normal hours.
We have been out clearing etc., and the roads are still challenging,
but it seems to be letting up a little and they said that
the Blizzard warning is expiring soon as the winds and snow
will be letting up gradually - away from Lake Michigan.
The roads should begin to stay cleared, a little,
so Drive Carefully and we'll see you Monday

Dress in layers, travel carefully, bring your charged cell phone
call if you have any road delays or for help

Take Care
Doris and Ken, and all Peppermint Preschool




Again - We're open today Thur 01-08-2015 and it looks like the school kids will be with us all
day today... looks like all the local grade schools are closed today
- We'll be warm and well fed till you get back -
Dress in layers, travel carefully, bring your charged cell phone and
car charger with you today ...call if you have any road delays or for help
you don't want to be outside today longer than momentarily,
and don't face the wind - windchills are already in the minus 30s deg F
Take Care
Doris and Ken, and all Peppermint Preschool

POSTED 5:15am Thur 01-08-2015



GOOOOOOD MORNING....BRRRR..
We're open today and it looks like the school kids will be with us all
day today... looks like all the local grade schools are closed today
- We'll be warm and well fed till you get back -
Dress in layers, travel carefully, bring your charged cell phone and
car charger with you today ...call if you have any road delays or for help
you don't want to be outside today longer than momentarily,
and don't face the wind - windchills are already in the minus 20s deg F and
predicted to be in the minus 30s later
Take Care
Doris and Ken, and all Peppermint Preschool

POSTED 5:44am Wed 01-07-2015

PS - just an interesting note - if you find yourself without a cell phone
or a charged up one - check with your kids, or in their backpacks
as many kids have a phone or something capable of getting at
least a text out - in an emergency -
and you may find a wireless connection that will work.
Times are changing...

Note: winds are reported now (so far) at 25 mph and wind chill minus 29 deg F at 8:15am







Winter 2013-2014

Info for Tuesday 01-28-2014:
The national weather service still has a wind chill warning posted with predicted
wind chills to 40 below late tonight thru mid Tuesday morning.

The wind chills are currently 22 below and predicted to be up to 30 below until late tonight
and after tomorrow morning. The winds have let up a little, instead of up to 45 mph they're
expected to gust to (only) 25 mph. The roads have improved as the road crews
have been working to clear the roads and clear back the shoulders to lessen
the impact of drifting, and apply sand and salt/road chemicals.
The white out conditions have probably passed from our area, for now.

We have concluded that although the weather is still extreme and warrants precautions
that Peppermint will be open normal hours Tuesday 01-28-2014
. Families have the options of bringing their children in once the extreme wind chills have let up,
and assessing when/if the road conditions have improved enough for them.

We would like our teachers to make sure their cell phones are with them
and charged up before leaving home to come in, and call if they get delayed
or stranded along the way, especially urgent if they're not in a warm place.

Be careful, bring extra warm clothes, drive safely.


Posted Monday 01-27-2014 3:45pm




Closing info for Monday 01-27-2014: The Weather service has issued
a winter storm warning thru Monday am

and a wind chill warning thru Wednesday am for our area.
They are predicting blowing and drifting snow tonight thru tomorrow morning with wind gusts to 45 mph with blizzard like conditions and white outs expected thru at least Tomorrow am, Monday. The winds are expected to begin tapering down but still gusting to 30 mph. The wind chills are expected to get to approximately 45 below zero at times during the next two days.

Because the weather service is predicting
life threatening conditions for Monday, tomorrow,
Peppermint will be closed Tomorrow Monday 01-27-2014

Posted Sunday 01-26-2014 8pm
At this time the conditions are expected to continue severe thru Tuesday
so we may remain closed Tuesday,
however we feel that it would be prudent to re-evaluate this decision later tomorrow, Monday.
The safety of our families, children, teachers, and staff are our primary concern.
We intend to update this info next approximately Monday afternoon.





First week in Feb 2011



Dec 2010- Jan 2011


February came in like a lion - WOW
Thursday 02-03-2011 We will be open normal hours.
The grade schools are closed so the big kids will be with us all day
Posted 02-02-2011 Wednesday 5:45pm



Notices for Winter 2009-2010

We're hoping that it's going to stay warm for a while.......04-09-2010
We have removed all the historic notices but thought a few of the pictures could stay.





Notices for Winter 2008-2009




Notices for Winter 2007-2008
We'll be Open Today - Tuesday 02-26-2008 Normal Hours




Some times it seems like the best Snow Fort or play snow is
always at the end of the driveway or some place that's not safe for the kids to play on.

Well - We fixed that by moving a snow hill into the fenced backyard
so the kids can have a blast! - in the safety of the backyard.




We,ll be OPEN Today - Thursday 02-07-2008 at normal time
Posted Thursday 02-07-2008 - 4:45am


We'll be here with Your Kids, Warm and Well Fed -till You get back -
even if it's later than You had planned on

We will post further info as it becomes available
Stay tuned to peppermintpreschool.com Thanks



A Note on Our Opening/Closing and Preparedness:

We have only closed once in Our history (effective 2008) (as of Jan 27 2014 there have been
two more times Peppermint closed due to life threatening weather forcast conditions)
- The weather Service had posted Winter Storm Warnings and Blizzard Conditions which they stated could be life threatening for the day. We took the Weather Service seriously and determined that the safest place for the kids that day would be at home with their parents so we closed and posted notices very early - We didn't want anyone stranded enroute in the predicted Severe Weather. (
Their prediction proved to be reasonably accurate)

On the rest of the days where the snow and the cold is an inconvenience We know that many Parents need to or want to get to work, to take care of things that are very important (business, medical, emergency, utility and many other things we all depend on everyday) and We know that Parents want to feel confident that their Kids will be safe, warm, and well fed untill they return. Thats the reason that we're open every day.

One of the things that You generally do not see is the emergency provisions that we prepare. We Prepare emergency backup electricity, heat, water, food and (even snowplowing) whatever we need to be here for You and Your Children. It's a lot of work and it's an expense but it's necessary for Us, for You to know that We'll be here when You need Us.

Weather Notes
We access the latest "up to the minute
weather" by the internet because it's, accurate,
specific, up to the minute, and gives us weather
specific to each locality.

The latest weather "tool" we started using - color weather radar (local), specific information, notices, and weather alerts, - delivered to our web enabled (color display) cell phones - almost instantly - and anywhere -
which is great for field trips !



We also monitor the National Weather Service direct weather Radio broadcast, and of course local radio, as all sources combine to give Us the latest Forecast, Radar, and Weather Notices. We can't guarantee the weather, but We do Our best to stay ahead of it.
Thanks, Doris and Ken Wanagas