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Meet Amanda and Mark Kienbaum, parents to three young girls and proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School of Middleton. Longtime supporters of Primrose Schools, the Kienbaums are thrilled to bring the quality experience they know and love to the children and families of Middleton.
Amanda was first introduced to Primrose Schools in 2006 when she accepted a director position at a Primrose school in Minnesota. She previously worked in children’s services, so she immediately warmed to the nurturing environment she observed at the school. Impressed and inspired by the Primrose commitment to serve each individual child and family, Amanda knew right away that she’d found the perfect fit — both for her career and for the care of her own children in the future.
“What I love most about Primrose is we’re all truly focused on the child,” said Amanda. “The Balanced Learning® approach is unparalleled and its focus on character development helps each child set the foundation she needs for success. But the piece that has always stood out the most to me is the investment in each individual child and family.”
Mark, too, has a past with Primrose Schools that began before the Kienbaums started exploring their options as Franchise Owners. In fact, Primrose is tied into the couple’s love story — they met through a colleague of Amanda while she was in her director position.
“Back when Amanda and I met and she first introduced me to Primrose, I told her if I had kids, I would send them to Primrose right then and there,” Mark said. “That’s how strongly I felt about the brand from the very start.”
For the Kienbaums, opening Primrose School of Middleton is a dream come true. They’re eager to bring Primrose to families in a community where they saw a distinct need for a premier, quality early education and care provider. Their own daughters, Myra, Eden and Emery, attend/have attended the school.
Amanda, who graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a degree in child psychology, will bring her passion for serving children with years of experience in child education to the school. Mark will provide his expertise in marketing and finance to support the behind-the-scenes operations. A business graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, he grew up in Southern Wisconsin and has always believed Middleton is the perfect location to open a Primrose school.
“Not only is this area home to one of the best school districts in the state, but it’s also a thriving business center,” said Mark. “Now, many commuting parents can have peace of mind knowing there is a premier child care option close to where they work that will fully prepare their children for success in school and life.”
Amanda and Mark enjoy offering Middleton families a loving, warm atmosphere where their children can grow Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®. As Franchise Owners, their goal is to provide parents with an environment where they can feel good about leaving their children, knowing their little ones are receiving the best quality of care.
Opened in August 2016, Primrose School of Middleton features the Balanced Learning curriculum in Infant through Private Pre-Kindergarten classrooms and the Primrose Explorers after-school and summer program for students through age 12. Developed and taught exclusively at Primrose Schools, the research-informed curriculum blends purposeful play with nurturing guidance to encourage curiosity, confidence and compassion.
Primrose School of Middleton is located at 3000 Deming Way. For more information, visit www.PrimroseMiddleton.com.
We aren’t just a daycare in Middleton, we are a premier early education and child care experience for children and families. We are conveniently located just minutes down the road from Middleton Firefighters Memorial Park on Deming Way.
Infant, Toddler, Early preschool, Preschool, Pre-kindergarten, After school, Summer adventure club
Elm Lawn Elementary School, Sauk Trail Elementary School, Park Elementary School and West Middleton Elementary School
Happy Mother’s Day! We had so much fun celebrating with you at Muffins for Mom!
To better meet the individual needs of every child, we’re proud to implement Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ®-3 and ASQ®:SE-2) in Primrose schools across the country.
And the Oscar goes to… All our talented Primrose teachers! We rolled out the red carpet for these amazing teachers this week to show them just how much they are appreciated! A special thank you to the families that donated breakfast and lunch this week! Thank you, Teachers!! Keep strutting your stuff down the red carpet like the stars you are!!
Each Primrose school is held to high standards of safety and cleanliness while maintaining a caring and nurturing environment where children can thrive.
Join us for our Spring Fling fundraiser! Friday, June 9, 2023 5:30 - 7:30 PM
There’s no question that parents want their preschoolers to grasp the basics of colors, numbers and letters to foster a lifetime of learning.
Parent Egg Hunt for Spring Fling 2023
It might seem odd to think about your preschooler exploring data analysis and algebra.
Happy Anniversary to these wonderful ladies! Thank you for four wonderful years as part of our Primrose Family. We can't wait to celebrate you this month. We appreciate all you do in the office and in the classroom and we know our families and students appreciate you too!
It's a fact: children learn better when they are engaged. That's why purposeful play and nurturing guidance from teachers are key components of Balanced Learning. See how this time-tested approach with a strong emphasis on life skills and character development can help your child develop and excel.
Our grandparents joined us for a morning of Egg Hunt Basket Making! What a wonderful experience!
Congratulations to our April Apple of Our Eye, Mrs. Zimmerman. We appreciate all you do for our older students. They appreciate your consistency and care each and every day. Thank you for all you do!
So #Primroseproud to teach our students about giving without expectation! Impacting our community one book and one small act of kindness at a time! 💚
We have two amazing teachers to recognize this month. Congratulations to Mrs. Coronodo and Ms. Peil for all the amazing things you have done in and out of your classrooms recently. We appreciate all you do for your students and your families. We know they appreciate your consistent effort caring for their children each and every day. Thank you for all you do - we appreciate you!
Happy Anniversary month to Ms. Taylor and Ms. Washa. We have been so lucky to have you both as a part of our Primrose family over the past years. You've both grown so much within our Primrose community and we appreciate all the connections you've been making with our staff, families, and students. Thank you!
The whole month of February our students and families will be collecting and donating new and very gently used books as part of our Primrose Promise! All our book donations will go to REACH-A-Child- Helping First Responders Comfort Children-In-Crisis. Learn more about REACH-A-Child here: https://www.reachachild.org/
Our students spent time learning about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his I Have a Dream speech. They then created clouds of dreams they have. This was an introduction into our learning for Black History Month this February.
From our family to yours, a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays! May your days be filled with love, play and family! All our love, The Kienbaums
We concluded our #caringandgiving food drive this week! Our students worked hard all month earning money helping with chores at home so they could donate that money to purchase more food for our drive! Along with all the awesome donations, our students raised $350 to purchase more food! Our donations went to Middleton Outreach Ministry and the students had so much fun helping load the truck!!
Congratulations to our November Apple of Our Eye, Ms. Dohm. We are so thankful to have you as a part of our wonderful Pre-Kindergarten team! We know your parents and students have enjoyed their time with you this school year. Thank you for all you do!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from all of us! We are thankful for each and every one of you!
Happy Anniversary to Ms. Hannifan! We are so happy to have you as a part of our Primrose family and can't wait to watch you grow here! Thank you for all you've done for our community the last two years. We appreciate you!
Congratulations to Ms. Herbrand, our October Apple of Our Eye! We have loved having you as a part of our Primrose team and appreciate all you've done over the past few months. Thank you for all you do!
A little magic makes so many memories!
Happy Anniversary to these wonderful ladies! What a wonderful year it has been for all of you. We are so excited to be celebrating you three this month. We appreciate all you do - thank you!
Happy Anniversary month to Mrs. Xavier! We have loved being able to celebrate you in September and appreciate all you have done for our Primrose community in the last two years. Thank you so much!
Congratulations to our September Apple of Our Eye, Ms. Squire! Thank you for all that you do in our awesome Preschool team. We appreciate all the relationships you are building, especially with your new families and students. Keep up the great work!
What a beautiful day to celebrate grandparents! Wishing all our Primrose grandparents a Happy Grandparent’s Day! It was wonderful having grandparents back for our first grandparent event since 2020!!
Reminder: We are closed Monday, September 5th in observation of Labor Day! We will see everyone Tuesday! We hope you spend the day doing something that brings you joy!
Summer slowly slipped away last week! Thank you to everyone who helped us say goodbye to summer at our Back to School BBQ Thursday! And Friday brought an amazing day of professional development and school year preparation for our teachers. We are ready for Back to School today!
Happy Anniversary month to Ms. Schloesser and Mr. Train! We are so happy to have you as a part of our Primrose Family and can't wait to watch you both grow over more years with us. We appreciate all your hard work - thank you!
Congratulations to our August Apple of Our Eye, Ms. Taylor. Thank you for all you do for your young toddler children and families. We are so happy to have you as a part of our Primrose team. We appreciate you!
Congratulations to our July Apple of Our Eye, Mrs. Jain! We are so proud of all that you have done as a part of our Primrose family. Thank you for all that you do!
Happy Anniversary month to Ms. Zimmermann! We are so happy to have you as a part of our Primrose team. Thank you for all that you do for us, each and every day. Here's to many more!
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads of all kinds!
This month we celebrate Pride month. We hope everyone in our school feels a sense of belongingness - all ARE welcome here!
Congratulations to our June Apple of Our Eye, Mrs. Chaudhary! We enjoy having you as a part of our Primrose family and Pre-Kindergarten team! Thank you for all you do for your students, co-workers and families. We appreciate you!
*Reminder: We are closed Monday, May 30 in observation of Memorial Day. We look forward to seeing everyone Tuesday! #somegaveall
Happy National Pizza Party Day! Looks like there was some tasty fun at lunch today!
Happy Anniversary month to these hard workers! We appreciate your constant dedication to our Primrose community and your classrooms. We enjoy having you as a part of our family. Thank you for all you do!
Congratulations to our May Apple of Our Eye, Ms. Hall! Thank you so much for all that you do for our Primrose family. We appreciate you more than you know!
Happy Mother’s Day to the owie-fixers, boo-boo kissers, warm snugglers, middle of the night saviors… Moms, you’re doing great! We see you and we know how hard you’re working! Take some time to breathe and soak it all in today. You deserve it. 🥰🌷👩👦👩🏻🍼👩👧🤰🏾🤱🏽
Thank you to our amazing teachers! We hope you felt loved and appreciated this Teacher Appreciation Week! You’re doing amazing things everyday for your students and words are never enough to express our gratitude. Thank you to all the families that showed their appreciation with all the tasty goodies this week! Everyone really enjoyed all the food!
Happy Anniversary month to these wonderful ladies! Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our Primrose Family. We appreciate all you do!
Congratulations to our April Apple of our Eye, Mrs. Elswick! Thank you for all you do for your Preschool students and families. We appreciate all that you do and can't wait to watch you grow as a part of our Primrose community!
Happy Anniversary to Ms. Hall and Ms. Patel! We are so glad you are a part of our Primrose community. Your students and families enjoy seeing you each and every day. Thank you for your commitment to our school! We appreciate you!
In like a lion and out like a lamb… here’s a sneak peek of our **rescheduled** Spring Hat Parade! Save the date to see even more cuteness! See you Friday, April 15th!
Congratulations to our March Apple of Our Eye, Chef Scot! Thank you for all you do each and every day to serve our students and staff. We love having you as a part of our Primrose Family!
Happy Anniversary month to these wonderful ladies! We are so grateful for your hard work over the years. We appreciate all you do each and every day for your families, student and coworkers. Thank you so much!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Our Primrose Friend, Og, teaches us what it means to be caring and we care about our parents a whole awful lot!! Enjoy a fresh fruit and yogurt parfait on the go today!
Og’s Bountiful Book drive is about to get a little more exciting!! Our book fair kicks off Monday, but the books arrived today!! Whether you need a last minute Valentine for your little one or want to pick up a book for our book drive benefiting Madison Reading Project, Inc., make sure to check out our Scholastic Book Fairs beginning Monday, February 14!
Congratulations to our February Apple of Our Eye, Mr. Wise. We have enjoyed having you as a part of our team and appreciate all your hard work and flexibility. Thank you!
Congratulations to our January Apple of Our Eye, Mrs. Subaramanian! We are so happy to have you as a part of our Primrose Team and have loved seeing you grow as a part of our Family. Thank you for all that you do each and every day. We appreciate you!
Happy Anniversary to these two hard workers! We are so happy to have you as a part of our Primrose family. Thank you for all that you do!
From our family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays this year.
Feeling festive this week! All sorts of holiday spirit rounded out with a visit from Santa, cookies and milk and winter fun! Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, holiday season!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our past, present and future Primrose Family! We wish you happiness and health this holiday season! We will see you all back at school on Monday, November 29!
At the Primrose School of Middleton we have so much to be thankful for! Thank you to everyone who purchased pies so we could support Middleton Outreach Ministry. Thank you to everyone who donated from the Top 10 List so we could support stocking the shelves at MOM for those in our community. Thank you to our amazing teachers for putting in time and commitment for Parent-Teacher Conferences. Thank you to our families for supporting our teachers with yummy treats. Special thanks to the Guttenberg family for ice cream treats for conference night, the Turnquist family for the donuts to round out the week, and the Fleeman family for a delicious breakfast option! We are grateful for you! What are you grateful for this year? Share below!
Happy Anniversary to Ms. Hannifan! Thank you for being an amazing addition to our Primrose family. We can't wait to continue to watch you grow here. We appreciate all your hard work and dedication to our school, our students and our families!
Magic Pumpkins and Adorable Pumpkins… so much fun this week with our Magical Pumpkin Patch, Parade of Costumes and Trunk-or-Treat!! Thank you to our amazing teachers and staff for their hard work to make things so magical for our students! And a special thank you to all the families that decorated trunks for our Trunk-or-Treat today! Have a safe and happy Halloween!!
Our teachers got a special breakfast treat from the Concotelli Family this morning! Thank you so much for thinking of them and showing your appreciation for the hard work they do every day!
Happy Monday! Before we move forward on to a new week and a new season (Happy Fall!), let’s look back on the fun from last week with our Back to School spirit week! #decadesday #westernday #favoritebookcharacterday #hawaiianday
Happy Anniversary month to Mrs. Engelkes and Mrs. Xavier! We are so happy to have you as a part of our Primrose Family. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication throughout the past couple of years.
The last of the summer activities drew to a close today. After being cancelled last year, we joined our community today for the Middleton Good Neighbor Festival parade! We had a chance to be #AllTogetherNow as some of our teachers helped us transform one of our buses into a yellow submarine and we rocked out with Percy to Yellow Submarine by the Beatles. It was good to be together again!
And that’s a wrap! Yesterday was the last day of our Summer program, today our teachers came together to prepare for our Back to School and Monday we celebrate our first day of school for the 2021-2022 school year! We’ve been busy! Take a look at how we celebrated the end of summer! Thanks Momma Megs Ice Cream for delivering sweet summer goodness to celebrate the end of summer! Our Summer Adventure Club threw a Medieval Royal Ball! And we had the opportunity to come together and enjoy a Back to School BBQ after only having it to-go last year! So much fun and celebration!
Happy Anniversary to Mr. Train! Thank you so much for all your help this past year. You're Pre-K students, co-workers, and families really appreciate all that you have done. We love having you as a part of our Primrose family!
We grew our ‘fleet’ this summer and allowed the students to name our third bus! Check out the winner!! Congratulations Katie!
Happy anniversary to Mrs. Zimmerman! We are so happy to of had you on our team for the past three years. We truly appreciate all that you do for our Primrose families! Thank you!
Happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸 See you all Tuesday, July 6th! Take a peek at the fun we had celebrating today!! Today our students marched proudly with their red, white and blue creations in our Red, White and Blue Parade! It is always so exciting to see the joy on their faces and the hop in their step as they parade for our families!! Thank you to everyone that joined us for our parade today!
This week our Summer Adventure Club is exploring "What Floats Your Boat?" and had the opportunity to learn about kayaking with Ms. Washa. They learned about all the gear needed to safely kayak and then had a chance to experience sitting inside a kayak! During this summer unit our adventurers become shipbuilders and captains by using recycled materials to imaginatively engineer boats!
We ❤️ Dads!! Donuts … and coffee… for Dads today! Dads enjoyed a delicious donut from Greenbush Bakery and a yummy coffee from the Butternut Road Coffee Truck! Happy Father's Day!
Congratulations to our graduating students from Pre-Kindergarten and MCPASD 4K! We are so excited to see where your journey takes you!
Happy Memorial Day! We will see you all Tuesday!
Happy Anniversary month to these amazing staff! We appreciate you so much and have truly enjoyed having you as a part of our Primrose Family! Thank you for all that you do!
Hey! Primrose Moms...it’s time to celebrate you this week, too! Don’t forget to grab and go with your Muffin for Moms bag this morning!
Today, we kicked off Teacher Appreciation Week! We believe our teachers are a BIG deal! 🍎 We ❤️ our teachers!
Happy Anniversary Month to all these wonderful people! We are so lucky to be able to celebrate all the years you have put into our Primrose family. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication! We appreciate you!
Congratulations to our April Apple of our Eye, Mr. Marvin Turner! You may have noticed that Marvin has been spending some extra time in the school as he has added on several (and VERY helpful) job duties to make our school great! Marvin just celebrated his one year anniversary. Bringing Marvin to Primrose has really allowed our school to become more green. Before Marvin began, we were using disposable plates daily. While we teach children conservation for the month of April, we felt that it was time for us to do our part and began using the plates and silverware we do today. This would not have happened without him! Marvin has enjoyed working with the school so much, that he decided to make this job full-time and has taken on maintenance, extra cleaning and helps with pick-up to help Leadership a few days a week. Marvin, thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication to Primrose School of Middleton. We appreciate all the things you do to make our school safe, healthy and happy!
Happy Easter! 🐰 Happy Spring! 🌷 Enjoy the sunshine and fresh new air the season brings... our students did during their Egg-stravagant Egg Hunt!
Spring Hats. Sunshine. And so many smiling faces! Our Spring Hat Parade was such a wonderful event and such a great way to safely start connecting with our Primrose family again! My, how we have missed these events! Happy Spring! 🌷🌼🐰
Happy Anniversary Mrs. Patel! Thank you for being a part of our family the last year. We appreciate all your dedication!
Congratulations to Mr. Ryan Train as our March Apple of our Eye! Ryan has been a part of our Primrose team since mid August. Mr. Train had a short time in our Explorers program, but has found his place with our Pre-Kindergarten students and currently supports both of our classrooms. As our school continues to grow with children, Ryan will settle into one of the Pre-Kindergarten classrooms as his main classroom. Mr. Train comes into the school every morning with what sounds like a cheery smile (darn masks!) and is ready to take on whatever is happening for the day. His flexibility is always appreciated and willing to do whatever is necessary to make our school successful. He also embraces making connections with students whether it be out of the playground or playing with them during Children's Choice Center Time. We are so happy that you made the venture to the Midwest and joined Primrose School of Middleton!
What an exciting week it was! We celebrated the end of our Og’s Book Drive with a full week of spirit!! We dressed up and celebrated reading and literacy for Read Across America Day! From book characters to hat day, heroes & villains, non-fiction day and PJ Day, our whole Primrose Family enjoyed celebrating because we surpassed our goal yet again!!! We are proud to announce we will be donating 600 books to Madison Reading Project, Inc. thanks to over 300 student donated books and our book match with brand new books!!
March 1st marked an exciting day, one that provides relief, hope and light at the end of this long tunnel... educators and child care teachers are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine... and we are ready! Mr. and Mrs. Kienbaum and Ms. Bierman received their first dose yesterday with the rest of our team in the que!!
Happy Anniversary Ms. Washa! We are so lucky to have you as a part of our team. Thank you for all that you do!
Friendship, kindness, and of course love were in the air at Primrose today! Our students enjoyed sharing valentines with friends, dressing in red and pink, and giving the love in the form of a rose to their parent at the end of the day! What a great way to end such a bitterly cold week! Warm and full of love! 💕 ❤️ Wishing you all a warm and cozy Valetine’s Day with your family!
Some of our little friends wanted to remind everyone that this month is Og's Bountiful Book Drive to support the Madison Reading Project,! Don't forget to drop your new and gently used books in the decorated classroom boxes at the entry - then the classroom with the most books each day gets to feed Og all the donations!!! Og's Bountiful Book Drive goes through the end of February! Help us reach our 250 book goal... and then we will match it for a 500 book donation!!
Happy Anniversary month to these wonderful people! We are so happy to have you as a part of our team, especially this last year. We appreciate all that you do!
Merry Christmas from all of us to all of you! Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and safe holiday! Here’s a little glimpse into our holiday cheer at Primrose this week! Enjoy the long weekend and we will see everyone on Monday!!
Caring and Giving Food Drive 2020
Happy Anniversary to Mrs. Ardestani! We have been so happy to have you as a part of our Primrose Family the last year! Here's to many more!
Yesterday concluded our Caring and Giving Food Drive for this year! Rather than shopping trips to purchase all the canned goods this year, our students filled the Primrose Pantry shelves, did chores at home to raise coins and dollars, and donated it all to Middleton Outreach Ministry for a total of $1518!!! (Plus non-perishable foods and household items!) At Primrose Schools, students learn to give without expectation because we believe who children become is just as important as what they know!
From our family to yours, we wish you a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving! 🦃🍁 We are beyond grateful for all of our Primrose Family!
Today we celebrated our thankfulness for our entire Primrose family! Thanksgiving Feast 2020 may not have been gathering with community, but Chef Nick still filled our families full of love and delicious, healthy food. As we bagged each meal tonight, we sent with it our love and appreciation for each and every family that entrusts us with the care and education of their child, especially this year and during a pandemic. Together with our families tonight we shared what #PrimroseStrong really is and for that we are forever grateful. Thank you Primrose Family, we would not be here without you. SHARE your feast photos below! We would ❤️ to see the community that came together tonight around your family meal!
The month of November is all about generosity! Benjamin the Bear helps teach our students about what it means to be generous. We support this learning with events such as our Caring and Giving Food Drive to support Middleton Outreach Ministry. Well today (in any other year) would have been our largest Grandparent event of the year to bake pies to sell for donations to MOM. Families would have come together to enjoy at our Thanksgiving feast and pie... but 2020! So today our leadership team baked pies and tomorrow families will enjoy these pies along with their Thanksgiving Feast To Go! Check back tomorrow to see the awesome feast Chef Nick had prepared! And later this month we will share just how much we get to donate to Middleton Outreach Ministry! We can’t wait to share just how generous our students and families have been!
Happy Anniversary to two of our fabulous staff this month! We are so thankful for the hard work you have put in over the years! Thank you for all that you do!
Happy Halloween! It’s no surprise that this year looked a little different but our friends enjoyed their Primrose Pumpkin Party just the same! 🎃 From pumpkin cookies to pumpkin decorating and spook-tacular games, the students dressed up and had so much fun! Wishing you all a SAFE and healthy Halloween! 👻🎃🕸🕷
Sending a Friday shout out to these amazing women. This amazing leadership team has worked tirelessly since March 2020, pivoting and taking each day one moment at a time, to keep our school safe, healthy, and operating as normal as normal can be for our students, families, and teachers. Thank you for your endless passion and dedication to our Primrose family, Mrs. Engedal, Mrs. Pivonka and Ms. Bierman!
Help us win the Red Shoe Award and help keep families close to their loved ones!!! Help raise critical funds for RMHC-Madison and help our team lower its score and win the Red Shoe Award! The Golf Classic is RMHC-Madison’s largest annual fundraiser and provides critical funds to serve guest families. For every $100 donated our score goes down by one stroke. At RMHC $100 goes a long way! It can help provide an overnight stay for a family with a sick child, dinner for guest families, or more than a week of lunches through the Augie's Lunches with Love program. Help us raise funds for families and lower our score through 2:30 pm on October 5, 2020.
Happy Anniversary to Mrs. Engelkes! We are so very happy to have had you as a part of our team since the beginning and we are so excited for you to be a part of our wonderful leadership team!
Now more than ever parents are making some of the hardest decisions they have ever had to make. Don’t let this be one of them! You are amazing and you are doing amazing things! HAPPY WORKING PARENTS DAY! Your children are watching you pursue your dreams, provide for your family and do amazing things! So... #LetGuiltGo you got this and we are here to support you!
Happy Grandparent’s Day to all our amazing Primrose Grandparents! We sure miss having all these amazing grandmas and grandpas visit and spend time in the classroom with their grandchildren, but instead we had the students send hugs... and it was a hit! Grandparents are the roots from which strong leaves grow!
Go Orange Day!! Don’t forget today we are supporting Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin! Curbside Back to School BBQ will be available for pick up between 4:15 and 5:00. Snap a photo at our socially distant photo booth and share it with NBC15 Madison using #Orange4SHFB! Each photo donates 20 meals!
Today we kicked off the 2020-2021 school year! A little bit of normal mixed with a lot of precaution for the health and safety of our students and teachers... we look forward to the journey this school year will bring!
We are so excited to start the 2020-2021 school year! Welcome back to school, Primrose friends!
Today our staff officially said goodbye to summer and prepared for a new and different, but exciting school year!! Wishing our entire Primrose team the best school year yet!! Thank you teachers and staff for your hard work, dedication and passion for early childhood education! Our Primrose Family is lucky to have each and every one of you!
Our teachers were washing hands before it was cool! Today was National Superhero Day and we said thank you to our Superheros with some yummy soap and hand cream!
In times such as these, take a moment to find a rainbow! 🌈 Happy Find a Rainbow Day! 🌈 Show us your rainbow!
Playing with puppets and stuffed animals can help the learning continue! Here is one of our Pre-Kindergarten friends leading Circle Time for her puppet and stuffed animal friends during her At Home Learning! Can you find Percy?
"The Cairns Family moved to Wisconsin a little over a year ago. Steve grew up in northern New Jersey and Jen grew up here, in the Madison area. Steve and Jen met after college, while living in New York City. They found that they had a lot in common, especially their passion for sports. Jen played college soccer and Steve played college football. Although they enjoy a lot of the same things, they remain a divided house every fall when the football season comes around. Go Packers! Go Giants! After living in NYC together for a few years, Steve and Jen moved to Hoboken, NJ to start a family. Along came their two children. In search of more space and ready to move on from city life, Steve and Jen decided to move to Wisconsin for job opportunities and to be closer to family. Steve is a Financial Advisor and Jen is the owner of Soccer Shots Madison. Both of their children attend Primrose. Their son is 5 years old and he loves sports, playing games, and looks forward to playing with his Primrose friends every day. Their daughter is 3 years old and loves princesses, cheese, and wants to be a Primrose teacher one day. As a family they like staying active, being outside, traveling and going out to dinner with their extended family. Both kids like to draw pictures for their teachers and friends, and each weekend they love looking at the Primrose calendar to see all the fun activities that are planned for the week ahead. They also both rave about Chef Nick and wonder what he’s going to cook next. Steve and Jen are so thankful for all of the amazing Primrose teachers and the positive impact they have on their children. They are so grateful for the entire Primrose staff! Thank you for the wonderful experience!"
Happy Anniversary Month to this group of hard working women! We appreciate all that you do for your families and students each day!
Get into the spring of things! Grab your little one and hop into the season with some fun outdoor activities. Then show your progress by sharing how you and your child are checking off the list!
Nothing is more important to Peanut the Pony than being honest. Since honesty is our character trait of the month, check out a few tips from Peanut for how to encourage truthfulness in your little one.
Kids love snacks.... but PARENTS love snacks, too! Happy National Snack Day! 🍎🍊🍫🍪🍿 We appreciate our parents and know the load you carry every day, so treat yourself this morning and grab a snack or two to get you through the work day! Thank you moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, zazas, aunts, uncles, and really any of you that leave your heart 👶🏼👧🏻🧑🏾 with us every day to learn and grow!
What a day it was for Read Across America Day today!! We ended our Og’s Bountiful Book Drive with 750 donated books which some of the students loaded on to the Madison Reading Project, Inc. Bus, before listening to our guest readers and celebrating with ice cream!! Thank you to our guest readers, Madison Capitols Hockey Club, Middleton Police Officer Wilson, Middleton Fire Chief, Brad Subera, Wisconsin Men's Basketball assistant coach, Alando Tucker, Cars Curing Kids board member, Brenda, Madison Reading Project’s, Deirdre, and Gurdip Brar, City of Middleton, Wisconsin Mayor! Thank you to our families and staff for surpassing our goal and donating so many amazing books!
Great books keep your child interested in reading! If you're looking for some new reads, check out our blog which features a few favorites for ages 0-3 and 3-5.
Reminder! We are closed today, for our annual Staff In-Service Training day!
Happy Anniversary month to these wonderful ladies!
Congratulations to the Murphy family for being our February Family of the Month! "The Murphy family currently consists of our four-year-old daughter, Lee (mom), Mike (dad) and two pugs, Finnegan and Violet, and we are excited for the expected arrival of a baby girl in April! Mom and Dad are both accountants, which makes for great dinner table conversation.😊 Weather permitting, we can typically be found outside walking our two pups or at a local park. We also enjoy relaxing at the end of long week, enjoying coffee or tea from Moka, and going out to dinner. Our daughter has been with Primrose since the summer of 2017 and we could not be more thankful for the experience. It is safe to say our daughter tends to be “cautious” in certain situations and it has been incredible to see her confidence grow throughout her time at Primrose. Part of dinner conversation (the non-accounting part) is talking about her day at “school,” which always starts with how she had fun with her teachers and friends. Our daughter loves the colors pink, yellow and blue. She enjoys coloring, playing with friends, eating pretzels and applesauce, reading stories and playing games. Her favorite Primrose character is Erwin the dog! Thank you, Primrose, and to all of the teachers that have so positively impacted our daughter throughout the years!"
We are welcoming in the month of February by kicking off our annual book drive! We will be collecting new and gently used books to be donated at the end of the month!
Congratulations to our January Apple of our Eye, Ms. Courtney Bruhn. Ms. Bruhn has been a part of our Primrose family since May 2019. She began in our Wonder Program, teaching in our Toddler classroom. Having a passion to teach preschool aged students, she stepped into our Venture Program as one of our Preschool teachers when the opportunity arose! Ms. Bruhn has been a wonderful addition to our team, choosing JOY each day and truly delivering the WOW to her students and families. We love seeing her implement curriculum, going above and beyond to help each child learn and grow. Her nurturing personality also provides comfort to all our students. When Ms. Bruhn is not teaching, she loves exercising, swimming, being with friends and family, and enjoying the outdoors! Enjoy your trip with your family this week, Ms. Bruhn. We were so happy to celebrate you this month. Congratulations!
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream, and so do our students and families.
We are celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. today!
Happy Anniversary to Mrs. K! Thank you so much for your dedication to Primrose and all the relationships you have built with your coworkers, families and students!
Congratulations to our first Family of the Month for 2020 - the Garbuz Family! "We are the Garbuz family! Maya is a social worker and Alex is a programmer. We have two children; our daughter attending Primrose and our son is in 7th grade. We speak Russian at home and love reading Russian books. We also enjoy playing board games, watching big brother play hockey and watching movies together. We have been with Primrose since February 2017. We love that every time our daughter walks into the building she breathes in the air and comments on how tasty it smells and tries to guess what kind of breakfast will be served. She gets really happy when she gets a Happy Gram from her teachers and makes us read it to her a few times. When something interesting happens at home she can't wait to tell her teachers and friends at school. Thank you for the wonderful experience!"
2020 is finally here!
Reminder! Primrose is closing early today, December 31st, at 3:00pm. We are also closed tomorrow, January 1st. Happy New Year!
We wish you a very Merry Christmas from all your friends at Primrose!
Reminder! Primrose is Closed December 23rd - December 25th for the Christmas Holiday!
It's the first official day of WINTER!
The holiday season is upon us. Our advice? Grab a strong cup of coffee and get comfy. Your little one is worth it!
Don't forget - it's our Annual Holiday Spirit Week this week! Show us your Holiday Spirit!
Happy 1 year Anniversary month to our amazing staff! We are so lucky to have you as a part of our Primrose Family!
The Primrose Friends love the holidays! Head over to Primrose Schools' Instagram Stories (@PrimroseSchools) to follow their holiday fun — and for ideas on what you and your little one can do to get in the spirit of the season.
Our Friend Libby the Lamb helps us teach fairness in our classrooms. Read our blog to learn more tips on how to teach these lessons at home.
Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for YOU! #TBT to our Primrose Family Thanksgiving Feast last Thursday. Our hearts are full! We are grateful for each child and every family that spends their days trusting our amazing teachers to care for and teach their children.
We are thankful for all of YOU!
Thankful. For ALL of it.
We are celebrating the Albano family in November! Congratulations on being our Family of the Month! Nick and Elizabeth moved to Madison from New York City in 2015 to start a new chapter of their lives. Not long after arriving in Madison were they engaged then married in 2017. Already loving Madison, they were thrilled when they learned that their family would be expanding. As first time parents to be, Nick and Elizabeth dove head first into finding a place to care for their son that they would trust wholeheartedly and that he would love going to each and every day. They found all of this and more at Primrose School of Middleton. Their son is now in the Young Toddler program. As a family, the Albanos enjoy being outside, going for long walks, hosting family visits and making home cooked meals. While their son doesn't help much with the cooking, he has taken his job of tasting and eating very seriously! His favorite is homemade pasta and sauce. He's an honest critic. Nick and Elizabeth love all of the available activities that Madison has to offer including concerts on the square, the farmer's market and hiking trails. They even play on a volleyball team together!
Today we are thankful for grandparents, aunts, uncles, moms, dads and teachers! And.... pie! Our students had the opportunity to makes pies with grandparents or other special people in their lives ... and tomorrow our Primrose Family will feast on those pies! Some tasty pies were even available for purchase to raise money for our Caring and Giving food drive benefiting Middleton Outreach Ministry! What are you thankful for today?
Our Pre-Kindergarten classes celebrated Benjamin’s birthday on Friday by creating a giving chart for him! Benjamin the Bear loves teaching us all about generosity so the students took a walk to our Caring and Giving donation bins for Middleton Outreach Ministry and Molly the Cow helped them count how many items we have so far! We almost have one full bin and are working on filling our second! Help us fill them full by bringing in canned goods or giving monetary donations (coins for chores add up fast!) for our field trip to buy more non-perishable goods!
Be sure to save some time during pick and drop off this week to check out our book fair!
Happy Anniversary month to our amazing staff!
Reminder! We have parent teacher conferences this week!
Thank you to all of our Veterans!
Don't forget to change your clocks!
One final goodbye to October with these awesome photos of our Halloween Celebrations yesterday! With the snow, our Parade of Costume became class parties, and our Trunk or Treat became Table Trick or Treat! Thank you to our families that set up treats for our students! Thank you for all that came to celebrate! Thank you to our amazing teachers for showing amazing spirit and dressing in great costumes!!! Halloween 2019 was one to remember! ☃️
October seemed to sneak by with the start of fall! Apples, pumpkins, costumes, and snow 😳❄️❄️❄️, but before we officially say goodbye to October, we want to congratulate our Apple of the Eye! Mrs. Divya Singh joined our Primrose family this past summer. Not only did she join as a lead teacher in our Early Preschool program, but also as a parent, trusting us with the education and care of her two children! Since day one, Mrs. Singh has brought with her a positive, infectious passion for children! She approaches each day with joy, sharing her smile and excitement with our entire team. She has a curiosity to learn and a drive to build trusted relationships, not just with with students and families, but also with her co-teachers. Mrs. Singh, thank you for joining our Primrose family and for the joy you bring with you each day when you walk through our door! Help us congratulate her as our October Apple of our Eye!
Congratulations to our October Family of the Month, the Schmidt family! Lauren and Mike met at a Halloween party in 2009 and got married in 2014. They love their two kids and dog, Riley, and enjoy living walking distance of downtown Middleton. Their son has been at Primrose since early 2017 and is now in Preschool Pathways, and their daughter recently joined the Primrose family in the infant classroom. As a family, they like to explore new towns and cities, try new recipes, and go on walks.
Fall is such an exciting time! A little bit of magic to end the week with our Magical Pumpkin Patch! Our students planted tiny magic pumpkins during morning outdoor play and by after nap, magic grew those tiny pumpkins to this amazing pumpkin patch full of smiles and excitement!
Most things about being a parent are wonderful. Getting sick every time your child does is definitely not one of those things. Visit our blog and find out if it's just a cold or the flu.
Reminder! Picture Day will be happening at Primrose Thursday, October 24th & Friday, October 25th!
Helping your child stand up to bullying is easier with a friend. See how the Primrose Friends can make a tough issue easier to talk about. Click through for more tips if you see that behavior in your own child.
The first month of school at Primrose School of Middleton was full of learning and exploring all the similarities and differences of our friends with our Alike and Different unit. As we learned about ourselves and our friends, we also learned about having respect for others. We ended our unit with a Celebrating Cultures Art Show! The students showed that culture can be about traditions, family, friends, food and so much more.
We had extra smiles and laughter at school today... and not just from our students! Thank you to all the grandparents that joined us for a Getting to Know My Grandparent event! The smiles were contagious and the students were so excited to have visitors in the classrooms! We love our grandparents!
Parenting is hard enough... so hear us when we say... YOU are ENOUGH! Encouraging parents to #LetGuiltGo on National Working Parents Day! Who better to do that than the children themselves?! Check out how we loved our Primrose Parents today!! Oh... hey parents... if you haven’t gotten your smile yet - make sure to check your inbox!!
Happy Anniversary month to Mrs. Engelkes! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication over the last three years!
Looking for something to enjoy on this beautiful fall day? Come see us at Middleton Fire District for Family Safety Day! You’ll find us right between the brownies from Willy Street Co-op and the Schoep's Ice Cream from the Boy Scout Troop 140!
Doing our part to end hunger on this GO ORANGE day! Thanks to NBC15 Madison for supporting such a great cause!
As the school year kicks in and feelings of separation anxiety emerge — remember, we're all in this together.
This Grandparents Day, encourage your child to craft something from the heart that the grands are sure to love!
The first day of school was full of smiles and laughter... friends and fun! Here’s to an amazing 2019-2020 school year!!
Happy First Day of School!
Reminder: Primrose School of Middleton is CLOSED Monday in observance of Labor Day. We can’t wait to see everyone Tuesday for the First Day of School!
This month we honored Ms. Washa as Apple of Our Eye. Ms. Washa joined our Preschool Team in February and has continuously wowed us with her love and patience for the children in her classroom. Ms. Washa came to Primrose with 10 years of experience in early childhood education as a teacher and as a director. Her presence and experience make the whole school better as she brings a positive attitude and works to mentor other teachers within the school. She loves the Balanced Learning approach that Primrose offers and inspiring the children in her classroom. We are so happy she is part of our team and our Primrose Family!
Reminder! We are closed today for Staff Training as we gear up for the new school year!
It was a beautiful night for our Back-to-School BBQ! Thank you to everyone that attended to eat and play and build our school community! A very special thank you to Chef Nick for his hard work and delicious food! *Reminder: We are closed tomorrow, Friday 8/30, for Teacher In-Service to prepare for the school year! See you Tuesday, September 3 for the “first day of school!”
Thanks to all who joined us for the parade and all who cheered us on from the crowd! Another great year at the Middleton Good Neighbor Festival Parade!!
Reminder! We are gearing up for going back to school with a Back to School Spirit Week starting Monday!
Congratulations to our Family of the Month, the Westphal family! We are so grateful to have you as a part of our Primrose Family! "We grew up outside of Madison (Wauwatosa for Megan and Columbus,WI for Christopher) and met each other through a church small group ugly sweater party. There's some pretty funny details that accompany the story of our lives before our daughter yet we'll save those for a different time. We have a dog named Blanco and enjoy being outside, laughing and exploring new activities around Madison. When we were looking for care facilities we visited many and Primrose was the only facility that we both agreed on, seriously. We loved the personality and sincere welcoming atmosphere and found the center inviting and somewhere that would keep our child safe while encouraging active growth. We treasured the fact that a strong emphasis was placed on healthy living and wellness- including the meals that are provided. Our daughter enjoys coming to school and has made connections with all her teachers. She's got a wild and joyful spirit that each teacher has embraced, encouraged, laughed, loved and applied just the right amount of discipline. Primrose helps keep mom and dad sane and Primrose keeps our little one learning. We love it here- there's no place we'd rather be!"
#PrimroseStrong August 21st marks one year since the historical flood that impacted so much of our community... Middleton and our Primrose community. Today we celebrated because through all that was, we are better, stronger, a true Primrose Family. Thank you for everyone that gave us hope! These children are worth everything! Happy Primrose Rainbow Day!
August 1, 2019 marked our 3 year anniversary! We have had the pleasure of educating and caring for hundreds of children since 2016! We celebrated by having a Primrose Promise Day of Giving! Families and teachers donated backpacks full of supplies that were donated to The Road Home Dane County. 23 backpacks and additional supplies were dropped off today for a backpack event tomorrow. In addition, the Primrose School of Middleton is donating $900, plus an anonymous match of $900, for a grand total of $1800 to the Middleton Youth Center. Thank you Primrose Family for 3 amazing years! We look forward to many more!
We appreciate all that you do, always!
These children making National Sugar Cookie Day look like one of the greatest days of the year! You still have time... grab a sugar cookie and celebrate!
Happy Independence Day!
Red, white and woo! We loved celebrating our country last week! We got into the patriotic spirit to celebrate our country's Independence Day with activities, parades and of course, Kona Ice!
We help build your child's sense of independence in the classroom. Let your child celebrate this Independence Day with a red, white and blue snacktivity they can make with just a little help from you.
Carrots, cucumbers, and herbs oh my! The Primrose Patch is chock full of fun-to-grow and healthy-for-you vegetables that make snack time and dinner time even better. See what the little ones have been growing!
What better way to kick off the first day of summer than with your child's first popsicle! Share what firsts you have planned for your summer in the comments below.
Roll up your sleeves! Primrose kids learn that loving healthy foods starts with getting their hands dirty in the garden.
Every day is a great day to celebrate our dad, and we love showing some extra love and appreciation for all the wonderful Primrose dads on Father's Day.
How better to end the first week of summer than with donuts and dads, unicorns 🦄 and robots 🤖 and Kona Ice of Madison!
Congratulations to our June Apple of the Eye, Ms. Toseff. Ms. Toseff has been at Primrose for almost two years and has brighten each classroom with her smile and positive attitude. During the school year, Ms. Toseff can be found in all of our classrooms, offering support to each teacher. In the summer, Ms. Toseff spends her days with our Explorers, going on field trip adventures and engaging in curriculum. Ms. Toseff has been nothing but outstanding and her coworkers describe her as being “a bubbly teacher that families and parents trust to deliver information. Her creativity engages her students and she is enjoyable to work with. Her positive attitude makes her fun to work with and she is always up for anything.” Thank you Ms. Toseff for being a part of our Primrose family and filling our days with smiles!
Congratulations to our Family of the Month, the Nackers! We are so glad you are a part of our Primrose Family! "Lifelong Wisconsinites, Steve and Kirstin met at UW-Madison in 2003, married in 2007, and moved to Middleton shortly after their daughter was born in 2015. They joined the Primrose family in October 2016 and their daughter has been so excited to have her baby brother at school with her this past year. Pixie, an 8 year old English cocker spaniel, is the fifth member of the family. Steve is an engineer and enjoys racing cars. Kirstin is a physician who crafts. Their oldest, loves coloring, dancing, and swimming, while their son loves giggling with his big sister and trying new foods. Pixie also loves frisbees."
Best friends help us be our best, from preschool until forever.
Happy Anniversary to Mrs. Lewis! Thank you for all that you do for your students, coworkers and Primrose Family!
Another school year comes to an end, a new adventure for these amazing students... Kindergarten! Congratulations to our Pre-K and 4K Class of 2019! Pre-Kindergarten and 4K graduation 6/6/2019
Just a reminder that we are closed today in honor of Memorial Day!
We loved celebrating Red Nose Day to help bring awareness to Child Poverty.
Congratulations to our May Apple of Our Eye, Mr. Solheim. Mr. Solheim has been teaching at Primrose for only a short time, and has been nothing short of amazing. He has built positive relationships with his students, as well as the families and his co-teachers. Mr. Solheim's co-teacher says, "Mr. Solheim's high energy and caring personality make the children strive for greatness in the Preschool Pathways classroom." Thank you Mr. Solheim for your flexibiliy, wit, and humor! We are so grateful to have you as part of our Primrose Family.
Happy Anniversary Chef Nick!
Congratulations to our Family of the Month, the Foxen family! We are so happy to have you as a part of the Primrose family! "Both Jeremy and I grew up in Mt. Horeb, WI, going to school together starting in Kindergarten! While we officially met in school we didn’t get married until 2010 and waited to start our family four years later. Our family took a short leave of absence from Wisconsin for my career and 2 years later, last April, headed back to WI for Jeremy’s job. Luckily I am able to work remote 3 days a week and venture to Illinois only 2 days a week. It works but keeps us on our toes, constantly adjusting schedules. We landed a home in the country with some land in Black Earth and we love to explore the woods together as a family. We spend a lot of time outside, especially now that the weather permits. In fact, our two children are pretty hard to convince to come inside. Our son enjoys going on ‘a bear hunt’ in the woods, playing with his action figures, and hot wheels to name a few. Our daughter loves to read, play with her dolls, draw and keep up with her brother running around outside. We are blessed with lots of family living very close, including an abundance of grandparents for the both of them. The last year we have been renovating our kitchen & living room space at our new home, and have made a point to make every phase an adventure for the kids. Every box becomes a fort, or house and it is always a fun scavenger hunt to find what we need."
It's National Dance Like a Chicken Day! Bust out your best moves and get your kids to join in on the fun with Percy and friends.
Reminder! Parent Teacher Conferences are happening this week on Tuesday and Wednesday!
Happy Mother's Day to all our wonderful Primrose moms!
So happy to celebrate our Primrose moms and grandmas today! Happy Mother’s Day to all the woman who love unconditionally, give selflessly, and provide so much.
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and we can’t wait to celebrate each of our awesome teachers! Our teachers will enjoy something special each day this week, plus all the extra hugs from the students that adore them! 👩🏼🏫 HAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!
No teacher wants a fruit stand for a desk. This Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6th - May 10th), help your child say thanks with an easy (non-perishable) apple craft. Then check out our blog for more ways to say thank you.
Every child has the power to be a superhero, and our friends can help them tap into those powers.
Just like the plants in the Primrose Patch, our students are growing fast. Learn more about how gardening can help shape young minds.
Join us for our Third Annual Spring Fling, Saturday, April 27th!
Today we celebrate our world!
Happy Easter from your Primrose Family!
It was a beautiful day for an Egg Hunt! Check out the fun our students had today!
Ever feel like your children can make anything a toy? With upcycling, they actually can. Stimulate imagination, coordination and conservation with these versatile materials and show us what you make.
Congratulations to our April Apple of Our Eye, Ms. Peterson! Ms. Peterson has been teaching at our school for over two years. Her growth as a teacher and a person in her time at Primrose has been an amazing sight. She is extremely flexible and willing to take on any challenge set before her. The relationships she builds with her students and the parents are top notch. Each day, she chooses to bring joy into her classroom. We are so proud to honor Ms. Peterson for the month of April! Keep growing, shining, and spreading joy! Congratulations!
Come join us tomorrow for our First Spring Fling Bazaar! Event is from 8:00am-12:00pm!
Congratulations to our April Family of the Month, the English Family! We are so glad you are here! The Englishes are quite the international family. Laetitia is from France and Paul is from Ireland. They met over 10 years ago in Alcatraz while on vacation in California. Laetitia was living in London, UK at the time and Paul in Dublin, Ireland. They relocated to Madison 6 years ago from Ireland and welcomed their son into their lives 3 years ago, on December 5th. Outside of work and parenthood duties, Paul and Laetitia love travelling around the world whenever they can… so true to themselves, they kept going as an extended family and took their son on his first flight at 3 months-old. He is now literally obsessed with planes and is always asking for his next adventure, as can vouch the entire school when he is about to go on one. He also loves playing soccer with daddy, baking with mommy, playing with legos and trains and planes and cars… and reading books in French as well as in English. Their little family joined Primrose when their son turned 1 and they have never looked back! From day one he has blossomed and his happiness for going to school and see his friends every single day just speaks volumes about what a wonderful place Primrose is!
Happy Anniversary Month to Ms. Bierman! Congratulations on one year at Primrose!
We are so glad you're here!
Happy anniversary month to these ladies! Thank you for all your hard work. We love having you as a part of our Primrose team!
Congratulations to Ms. Smith, Primrose School of Middleton's March Apple of our Eye. Joining our team not long ago, Ms. Smith has embraced the Primrose Way, approaching eah day with a smile on her face and joy to be in the Young Toddler classroom. She has built positive and engaging relationships with her students and families and enjoys teaching the Primrose curriculum to some of our youngest learners. We are so happy to have Ms. Smith as a part of our Primrose family! Thank you for all you do.
It's daylight savings time!
Spring Fling 2019 is fast approaching, but first let’s take a look back... in 2018 our families, staff, and community helped us raise $17,000 for charity, making the Primrose School of Middleton a Gold Level Donor. $8500 was donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison and $8500 was donated to Primrose Schools Primrose Children’s Foundation benefiting Save the Children US. Our school community was part of a record breaking $914,000 donated to local and national charities benefiting children and families. For that, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Let’s make 2019 another record breaking year as we support Cars Curing Kids and Save the Children on Saturday, April 27!
At Primrose Schools we are dedicated to helping children develop social and emotional skills that will prepare them for the world they will one day run! This past month we helped them learn what it means to care enough to give without expectation. This is a product of just that! 525 books hand delivered and donated to the Madison Reading Project by some amazing four year olds!
Thank you to all of the Primrose children, families and staff who donated books to Og's Bountiful Books! Together, we donated over 500 books to children in need!
One final read before we donate all 525 books to the Madison Reading Project! Thank you to all our students and families for this awesome donation! Og’s Book Drive was surely bountiful!
It's your special day!
Who's that behind The Cat in the Hat? It's Og the Bookworm! He represents literacy in our classrooms and shares the joys of reading with students during Og's Story Time!
Happy President's Day!
We are closed today for our Teacher In-Service training day!
Congratulations to Mrs. Lewis, the Apple of our Eye for February. Mrs. Lewis is our Preschool Pathways teacher who moved to Wisconsin not too long ago, joining our team as a veteran Primrose teacher! She brought with her, and still carries today, a passion for Primrose and teaching her students in the Primrose Way. Mrs. Lewis goes above and beyond, taking on tasks of many kinds, in addition to the daily nurturing and teaching of her students. She always has a smile on her face, no matter the challenges each day may bring. Mrs. Lewis is a true team player, working positively with all her co-workers and helping anywhere she can. Thank you Mrs. Lewis for being such an amazing part of our Primrose family.
Congratulations to the Gallman family for being our Family of the Month for February! We are so glad you're here and so excited for your new addition to the family! Mike and Nicole have been living in Middleton since getting married 5 years ago. They moved here from the Milwaukee area, where they both went to college. Madison has been an ideal city for their family, with the abundance of outdoor activities and festivals. Mike and Nicole's daughter has been attending Primrose for the past 2.5 years. It has been fun seeing the special bond she has formed with her teachers and classmates. Mike and Nicole continue to be thankful to the Primrose staff for the creative ways that they help children learn and grow. Outside of work and school, the family enjoys water sports, playing basketball and volleyball, and traveling when possible. They have just welcomed a brand new member to their family, a baby boy. He will be joining the Primrose family this fall.
We're so glad you're here!
Our Private Pre-K friends did some amazing art work last week! They mixed baking soda with paint and vinegar and watched the chemical reaction!
Our friends have spirit, how about you? Being a part of a team helps children develop communication, social and emotional skills.
Don't forget to take home your Family Appreciation Dinner tonight!
Be sure to celebrate with friends and family!
Today we are honoring Martin Luther King Jr. at Primrose!
Congrats Mrs. K. We're so glad you're here!
Our Private Pre-Kindergarten classrooms are learning all about levers during STEAM this week! Students constructed their own levers and tested how far a cheerio would launch. They even discussed as a class what they observed when using different lengths of levers to see the multiple speeds or types of motion!
Congratulations to our January Family of the Month, the Carusos! We are so happy you are a part of our Primrose family! Sara and Anthony, along with their twin 4-year old daughters, have been part of the Primrose Family the past year and half. They are excited to be raising their girls in Middleton, where Anthony also grew up. The girls love dancing, coloring, reading, and playing dress up. As a family, they like playing outside, walking to their neighborhood cafe or pizza shop, going to the children’s museum, and having family movie nights. They appreciate that the teachers & staff really know the kids and have created a great environment for them to learn & play. Hearing about their daughters' day over dinner is something they look forward to doing each evening.
We are excited to introduce Mrs. Agarwal as our January Apple of our Eye! Mrs. Agarwal is a wonderful teacher, engaging her toddler students in exciting curriculum and activities every day. Her flexibility and adaptability has allowed her the opportunity to teach in classrooms from Toddler through Pre-Kindergarten. Her endless creativity shows through her curriculum and activities inside the classroom and out. Mrs. Agarwal’s passion to teach children shines through her each day at Primrose. Thank you Mrs. Agarwal for being an amazing Toddler teacher, an amazing Primrose teacher, and a devoted member of our Primrose family.
2019 is finally here! Happy New Year!
Reminder! We are closing EARLY @ 3:00pm on Monday 12/31 and CLOSED Tuesday 1/1! Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas from your Primrose Family!
Reminder! We are closed Monday 12/24 and Tuesday 12/25! Merry Christmas!
Happy First Day of Winter! Just a reminder that we are CLOSED Monday 12/24 and Tuesday 12/25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday! We are also closing early on 12/31 @ 3:00pm and CLOSED Tuesday 1/1 in observance of the New Year!
'Tis the season for family, kindness, warmth and peace. Let's celebrate it together!
Congratulations to our Family of the Month, the Bongards! Thank you so much for your constant support. We are so lucky to have you as a part of our Primrose family! "Earlier this year, our family became a part of the Middleton Primrose Family. We relocated from Illinois, where our daughter was attending a Primrose in the Southwest Chicago suburbs. Prior to Illinois, we had been living in St. Paul, MN. Abby is a small animal veterinary internist, and her training has moved her family around quite a bit. Matt has recently made a career change and is finally pursuing his dream of brewing beer professionally. Matt is the assistant brewer at Great Dane Brew Pub downtown. Matt and Abby love all things beer! We met in college and have traveled all over the country and world (Ireland, Belgium) to try great beer. Aside from traveling, the Bongard family enjoys spending time at home with our four-legged family members, Daisy, our cat and Westy, our Greyhound. We are excited to be putting down roots in Madison!"
Congratulations to Ms. Corbeil for being our December Apple of Our Eye! Since joining our team in August, she has been nothing but a positive teacher, facing each day with a smile on her face. We are so excited to have her as part of our Private Pre-Kindergarten team and have enjoyed watching her build trusting relationships with all of her students. We are so happy she are a part of our Primrose family! Thank you for embracing the Primrose culture and for all of the hard work you do each and every day!
We are feeling the Holiday Spirit here at Primrose! Our friends have been so busy the last couple weeks creating art work to decorate their classrooms for the holidays!
Don't forget about our Holiday Spirit Week dress up days!
Happy Thanksgiving from your Primrose family!
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough.” -Melody Beattle Thank you to everyone that celebrated Thanksgiving with us. Our hearts are full with gratitude.
At the Primrose School of Middleton, we are a family. We strive to build a community for our children to thrive in. Each month we choose one family to be the Family of the Month. We do this to introduce different families throughout the school giving families the opportunity to meet others. This September, our plan was to kick off the year, introducing you to the Kienbaum family. While we know they own the school and have girls in the school, you may not know more than that. Then the floods came, and things got shuffled and hard. But we are back, and it’s November, a month for giving thanks. So, we introduce you to the Kienbaum family, the Family of the Month for November. And the Kienbaums want to start with giving thanks. Thank you to all our families, to our amazing teachers, staff and Leadership. Thank you to the community. Thank you to everyone that had a part in keeping the “doors” open and getting us back home. As a family, the Kienbaums enjoy adventures, and with three young girls, even a trip to the grocery store can be an adventure. They enjoy going to the Dane County Farmers Market, water parks, playgrounds, camping with grandparents, and partaking in all things festive and seasonal. The Kienbaums love to travel and have many destinations on the bucket list. Myra would love to go to Hawaii. Eden wants to check out ToyStory Land at Disney World. Amanda and Mark enjoy trips to Chicago. And they all enjoy trips to Janesville and Nebraska to visit family. Before opening the Primrose School of Middleton, Mark and Amanda traveled a variety of career paths. While most of Amanda’s experience is in child care and early childhood education, she did complete her Peace Officer Education and Tacitical training to become a police officer in Minnesota. While she was never a sworn officer, she spent time working for a police department as a community service officer. Mark has spent his post college year working in print, sales, and corporate marketing. Amanda and Mark met through Primrose in Eden Prairie, MN where Amanda was the director for three years and Mark was Percy twice! Myra loves to arrange parties, set up shows and dances, and play school with her sisters. When Eden grows up, she says she wants to be a fire fighter! Although she’s only had two, Emery says her favorite holiday is Christmas! Our favorite Primrose Friend is Percy and we have plenty of “Percys” around to show for it!
We are thankful for grandparents... and pie! We enjoyed watching grandparents and grandchildren build pies together today for our Thanksgiving Feast tomorrow!
This week, we kicked off our annual Caring and Giving Food Drive. Our annual food drive connects our students to those that are in need by encouraging our students and families to work together to bring in money and food to donate to Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM). At Primrose, we pride ourselves on helping children to become active members in their community and throughout the world. Our Caring and Giving Food Drive helps our children learn about generosity and how to be kind towards one another as a way of life, without expectation or reward.
We had so much fun celebrating Halloween this week. We had a spooktacular Parade of Costumes followed by Trunk or Treating! Thanks to everyone who was there to celebrate with us!
At Primrose we believe who children become is just as important as what they know... and today .... they were happy!! Welcome back everyone!
Family... like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one. Thank you to all of our grandparents that visited today!
Our students created a variety of self-portraits using different medias of art (paint, markers, stamps). The self-portraits helped students to get to know themselves and their friends even better. By observing and comparing their drawings, they learn what makes them alike and different!
We are temporarily closed, due to the flood damage at the school. Please check back for frequent updates as we try to reopen our doors to our community. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to our owner Amanda. For IMMEDIATE response - email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 608-841-1684
Congratulations to our School Chef, Nick, for being the Apple of our Eye this month! We are so lucky to have an amazing chef like you to cook for our students each day. Your can-do attitude and dedication to our school make you truly one of a kind! Thank you for building trusted relationships with our Primrose Family and approaching each day with joy! We are so happy to have you as part of our team, as a Primrose parent, and as a passionate member of our Primrose Family.
What a beautiful day to celebrate our Grandparents!
Happy Labor Day! We sure can’t wait to see all our new friends tomorrow!
Percy teaches us COURAGE. Erwin teaches us FRIENDSHIP. So in the spirit of Happy Hearts we will continue with our Spirit Week this week.
Our students hosted a Royal Tea Party for our grandparents today! Tea and bagels, princes and princesses, crowns and stories. No better way to spend quality time!
This week our Preschool Pathways students are exploring various materials! During Wonder Time 2 they focused on tearing, touching, and moving materials like tissue paper and paint!
Our Summer Adventure Club students are giving back to local heroes! As part of our Get Ready. Get Safe. weekly theme, we hosted a thank-you luncheon for first responders. The children sent invitations to our local firefighters and paramedics and decorated the hallways to welcome these heroes in uniform. After enjoying a delicious lunch, our special guests joined us for story time! We are so grateful for our local first responders and the service they provide to keep us safe every day.
Ms. Tara Bierman is a fantastic teacher on our Preschool Team. We have loved watching her interact with her students and encourage their intellectual growth through our curriculum, especially with classroom enhancements. Ms. Bierman is devoted to providing the best education and care for each one of her students, really fostering our school vision by doing what is best for each individual child. She started on our Preschool team with a dedicated and committed attitude, and continues to carry that with her every day. Ms. Bierman exemplifies our Principles of Service, specifically going above and beyond to Build Trusted Relationships with her students, parents, and co-teachers. Thank you so much for all your hard work and perseverance. We are so excited to watch you continue to grow as a teacher and an individual.
Join us for community and food!
Are you looking to enroll your child in a high-quality, early education and care program? We are currently enrolling for our Preschool Pathways (2.5 years - 3+ years), Preschool (3-4 years), Private Pre-Kindergarten (4-5 years), and Explorers (school age) classrooms!
Congratulations to the Cheng Family for being our August Family of the Month! We are so happy to have been able to watch your daughters’ personalities grow over the past year. Both girls were born in Madison WI and now the Chengs live in the Middleton community. The girls really enjoy bunnies and they say it is their favorite animal. As a family, they enjoy reading together, especially when the girls get to listen to Mom and Dad read! Your family has been so supportive of our school and community. We are thrilled to have you as part of our Primrose Family.
We appreciate all you do!
We had a busy week at Primrose learning all about ways to Get Ready, Get Safe! We even had some special visitors from the Middleton Police Department!
Congratulations to Mrs. Colleen Wiley for being our Apple of our Eye for July! We are beyond grateful to have had Mrs. Colleen Wiley with us at Primrose since before we first opened our doors. This month, we recognize and celebrate Mrs. Wiley on her 2nd anniversary with Primrose School of Middleton! Mrs. Wiley embodies everything we hope for our teachers to be by exemplifying tremendous leadership skills, teamwork, and extraordinary creativity. We are overjoyed to have you on board with us, Mrs. Wiley and can’t wait to see where else this journey takes you!
Happy 4th of July! Enjoy this beautiful day with family and friends! We celebrated yesterday with our Red, White and Blue parade and Percy’s Treat Truck! Thank you to all the families that came for the fun!
Meet July’s Family of the Month, the Golden family! This wonderful family has been with us since the very beginning and we are so blessed to have their two daughters with us each day! Matt and Kellye live on the West Side of Madison and are blessed to have a lot of family in town. They have two daughters who have nine cousins they love playing with. The girls get to spend their days at Primrose with two of them, who live only a block away! Every summer they rent a lake house on the Golden side of the family and all the cousins have the time of their life swimming, boating, playing with each other and staying up way too late. They also have all four grandparents in town. Most Saturdays, Matt spoils the family with an early morning run to Millers and Sons for their delicious donuts and then after gymnastics they all head downtown to the Farmer’s Market, go to the pool, or meet up with friends for some fun activity. They love traveling as a family whether it be to Chicago, a weekend up North, or a bit further and a plane ride away. “We feel so lucky that the kids are spending their days at a school like Primrose while we are working. I love that they are learning new things every day while also playing, and being given lots of hugs and affection. The teachers at Primrose all take time to really know their kids and are true professionals. We love that there is such a strong sense of community between the Primrose teachers and families too.” - Kellye G. Thank you Golden family for your partnership and support every day!
Who needs a SUPERHERO when you have DAD?! Happy Father’s Day!
We were busy this week! Our Private Pre-Kindergarten Class visited Hyvee & learned about all the different kinds of cheese! And our whole school participated in our first Water Day of the summer!
Congratulations to our June Apple of our Eye - Mrs. Laura Bondarevsky! We are so glad you are a part of our Primrose family! You are such a dedicated teacher within our school and we are excited for you to bring your knowledge of toddlers into the Toddler classroom. You have done an outstanding job embracing the Primrose Experience and implementing our culture into your classroom. Thank you for all your hard work!
Our kids LOVED having Kona Ice come and visit them this afternoon! It's starting to feel like summer around here!
When the future is bright, it’s important to wear sunscreen. Here’s how to stay safe while having fun in the sun. https://www.primroseschools.com/blog/summer-skin-care-tips-for-your-child/
Our Private Pre-Kindergarten friends kicked off our summer program by exploring a local park! They are so excited for their summer together before Kindergarten!
Help us kick of Summer by participating in our Summer Spirit week next week, June 4th - June 8th!
We are so proud of our students and all they have accomplished this year! Our little grads have some big dreams! We can’t wait to see what they will accomplish next!
Join us in honoring the brave!
We are closed today in observance of Memorial Day! We will see you on Tuesday!
We love supporting a great cause! Happy Red Nose Day!
From Toddler to Pre-Kindergarten, our students dug right into learning and planting in our Primrose Patch!
Congratulations to the Mitchen-Gravel Family! We love seeing your smiles and energy each morning and appreciate all the support you have given Primrose in the last year! Meet the Mitchen Family! Sean and Kate, along with their son, live in the Town of Cross Plains – not too far from Primrose. Their son's Gramma Eileen, from St. Paul lives with them part of the time, and they are best friends! One of their favorite things to do as a family is see live music around town – especially outdoors! They love going to the farmers' market on the weekends and getting an apple fritter from their favorite baker. Their son enjoys playing in his “humongous” sandbox and building amazing creations with his Lego blocks. Primrose has been a wonderful part of the past year. In Private Pre-Kindergarten, the amazing teachers and staff have created an amazing place to play and learn! They especially like to go over the day with their son using the handy dandy ‘Daily Report’ they get emailed to them every day. They get to learn about the fun he had, and what delicious food he tried! Most importantly they find out about what he is learning and get to explore along with him.
“All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother.” — Abraham Lincoln Happy Mother’s Day to all moms and especially those in our Primrose Family!
It's butterfly hatching season! Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Our students are observing their own classroom butterfly gardens this week! They have been discussing as a class and comparing observations together to learn more about the changes these caterpillars are going through!
Happy Mother’s Day! Join us for Muffins with Mom from 7am-8am.... because you deserve it!
The numbers are in!! Together, with families, staff, and community, we raised $16,640!!! Proceeds from our 2nd Annual Spring Fling will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison and Save the Children US, in partnership with all Primrose Schools!
Happy May and congratulations to Mrs. Lisa Read for being the Apple of Our Eye! We love seeing your smiling face each morning! You are constantly building trusted relationships with your students, parents and coworkers and work hard each day to bring the WOW experience to your classroom. Thank you for your flexibility and patient attitude every day. We appreciate all that you have done here at Primrose, how you have really embraced the Primrose Experience, and we are thrilled to have you as a part of our Preschool team!
Our Spring Fling is part of a bigger Primrose Promise to teach children about giving without expectation. This year, we will give to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison, and today we went to check out the House! From family rooms for gathering, to play areas for kids, a full service kitchen, and a toy room, they are providing services and a “home-away-from-home” for families while a child they love receives treatment at area hospitals. They come to Madison in search of a hope, a treatment, a cure, and sometimes a miracle. With a welcoming, compassion staff and over 200 volunteers is truly giving without expectation!
Open to the public! Join us on Saturday April 28th from 5pm-9pm at Capital Brewery and Bier Garden for an evening of music by singer songwriter, Jake Rose, and donations for the children! All proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison and Save the Children US! We will have a silent auction, raffles, games, and more! Suggested donation at the door.
Happy Spring! Our students got to celebrate by making spring hats and marching in our Spring Hat Parade followed by our Egg-stravaganza Egg Hunt!
Making these fun coil pots is the perfect opportunity to combine art and science to teach our sculptors to learn about the many ways we use natural resources!
Saturday, April 28 10AM - 2PM
WOW! A huge thank you to our students and families for contributing OVER 540 books for Og's Book Drive!
Join us Friday March 30th @ 3:30pm for our Annual Spring Hat Parade and Easter Egg-travaganza!!
Apple of Our Eye
Og the Bookworm teaches us about caring every February! What better way to care than to share a little love and pancakes on Valentine’s Day! Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at the Primrose School of Middleton!
We do it because we appreciate you!! Thank you for being part of our Primrose Family! The photos are pouring in... hope you enjoyed the spaghetti and meatballs!
You Warm Our Hearts!
Primrose Promise Event
We are Thankful!
Thank you to the families that opened their trunks for our Trunk or Treaters!
Animals, Superheroes, and Magical Creatures... OH MY!
The Great Apple Crunch for Farm to School Month
Celebrating Cultures with a parade, families, and It's a Small World.
Grandparents joined us for a Getting to Know My Grandparent event in celebration of Grandparents Day!
Walk with us at the Good Neighbor Festival Parade!
Giving Without Expecting in Our Community
Our Princes and Princesses welcomed grandparents in for a Royal Tea Party this month! Our grandparents enjoyed tea and muffins and quality time!
Congratulations to the Class of 2017! We believe who you become is just as important as what you know!
We raised $11,150!
The Primrose School of Middleton is seeking passionate, experienced teachers!
Primrose School of Middleton on MomsEveryday Madison
We're all having #FunwithPercy
The First Primrose Patch was planted by our currently enrolled families!
Percy - The History of the Rooster