From the Desk of the Director

On behalf of the Lakeside Presbyterian Church family and the Weekday Preschool staff, I would like to welcome you to Lakeside Presbyterian Church Weekday Preschool.

We take very seriously the trust you have placed in us to care for and nurture your child during the time he or she is enrolled in one of our weekday programs. We look forward to working with your child and you during this important period of their development.

We are committed to the belief that our program is at its best when it is a shared experience. Parent involvement is critical to the success of your child's educational experience. We encourage you to be an active participant. You will be better able to understand the curriculum of all of our classes when you are involved.

Teachers and parents need to keep the lines of communication open in order to share in formation and exchange ideas that will make this experience the very best it can be. We want this time to be a growing and learning experience for all of us; parent, child and teacher. Together, it will be!

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share this very special time in your child's life.

Thank you for choosing Lakeside Presbyterian Church Weekday Preschool Programs.


Celeste Lawton 

Weekday Programs Director

Our Administrative Staff


Celeste Lawton


Mrs. Lawton came to Lakeside Presbyterian Preschool in 2000 when she started substituting. She began teaching Preschool and Pre-K shortly after and three years later, began working with Mrs Amrhein as the Assistant Director.  She took over as Director of the program in 2015.

Having sent 5 of her children through the program (and even meeting her husband here), Mrs. Lawton knows the school inside and out. 

Our Staff

With Love and Gratitude

Ann Amrhein & Staff, I am not sure how to begin or end this letter. The simple words 'thank you' fall short of the entirety of our gratitude to you and the whole LPCWP staff. For the past 5 years we have had one of our precious children enrolled here. Your amazing faculty has enriched their minds, held their hands, guided their lessons and protected their hearts. Being able to entrust other people with the biggest gifts we have ever been given is truly a blessing beyond mere words. Knowing that our journey here is ending is bittersweet for all of us. We are forever indebted to you all for helping us mold amazing little humans determined to take on the world, but we will miss the love and support we all recieved here on a daily basis. Your impact on our entire family will keep you in our hearts and we will always carry a little piece of LPCWP forever. With love and gratitude, the R. family"