Skip to content

Articles from December 2022

Abstract colorful letters

2023-2024 Free Four-Year-Old Preschool Registration Begins Monday, Jan. 9

Registration for free four-year-old preschool in the Dubuque Community School District will begin on Monday, Jan. 9. This includes all 12 Dubuque public elementary schools offering preschool through the Statewide Voluntary Free Preschool Program.

Parents and guardians may register students in person at the selected site, beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, January 9.

Proof-of-age, preferably a birth certificate, is required to register a student. Other accepted proof-of-age documents include a passport or signed immunization record.

Preschool registration paperwork is available to complete in advance beginning on the district’s preschool webpage or in-person at all elementary schools. You can also find registration details and forms, as well as additional preschool information, online at

Free four-year-old preschool is open to students who are four by September 15. For additional registration questions, individuals should contact the school they are interested in registering at.

Space may be limited in some facilities and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment for preschool is not based on geography and all sites are open to residents within the Dubuque Community School District.

In addition to spots in Dubuque’s public schools, a variety of community preschool partners also offer free four-year-old preschool.

The Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program for Four-Year-Old Children is funded by the State of Iowa and facilitated locally by the Dubuque Community School District.

Over $10K raised in Sassy Stampede!

We just wanted to share a quick update with our school community. Sageville’s Parent-Teacher Club was able to raise over 10,000 – $10,379.70 to be exact – because of you! Thank you so much for donating to our school community.

Also, our final prize from the Sassy Stampede involves the Sherrill Fire Department. A lucky winner will be dropped off at school tomorrow, Friday, October 21st in the fire truck! Please do not be alarmed to see the fire truck during morning drop off with flashing lights or the siren; they’re just creating a fun experience for the lucky winner!

Thanks for giving!
Sageville PTC

Sassy total

RAH! RAH! (Read At Home) Challenge

This month, Sageville introduces our new RAH! RAH! (Read At Home) Challenge! You can find fun ways to Read At Home (students will have a Bingo Card with ideas). If you choose, you can post photos or videos on the Sageville Facebook Group OR on Seesaw showing your creative and fun ways of Reading At Home! The goal is simple: to increase a love of reading! What’s not to love? So please share your videos and photos for others to see and enjoy. Here’s a short video to introduce the challenge…

RAH! RAH! (Read At Home) Challenge 2022-23 – YouTube