Preschool Press

October 2014

Weekday Preschool Webpage

Click here to access registration forms, view the school calendar, download the parent handbook, or make a payment.

October is Fire Safety Month!

The statistics on injuries and deaths from fire are sobering. But there is so much we can do to lower the risks by being prepared! At Weekday Preschool, we talk about firefighters as community helpers we can trust in an emergency. We conduct fire drills so that teachers and children will be ready if that fire alarm sounds. There are ways you can prepare at home. Below are some tips from www.safekids.org:


Top Tips

  1. Working smoke alarms reduce the chances of dying in a fire by nearly 50 percent. They are a critical first step for staying safe, but in order to be effective, they have to be working properly. For the best protection, install smoke alarms on every level of your home and in every sleeping area.
  2. Teach kids never to play with matches and lighters. Make a habit of placing these items up and away from young children.
  3. Create and practice a home fire escape plan with two ways out of your house in case of a fire. Get a stopwatch and time how fast your family can escape. The kids will love it.
  4. Children should know how to respond to the sound of a smoke alarm. Teach them to get low and get out when they hear it. A child who is coached properly ahead of time will have a better chance to be safe.
  5. Use common sense in the kitchen. Limit distractions when cooking and don’t leave a hot oven or stovetop unattended.

Square 1 Art Fundraiser is coming!

Square 1 Art is a preschool tradition we love! Soon, a customized order form will come home to you featuring a work of art handmade by your child. Many wonderful items are available for order with this one-of-a-kind work such as key chains, coffee mugs, porcelain trivets, and more. You may order with a paper form and check or by utilizing your unique "art code" at the super easy Square 1 Art website: http://www.square1art.com/


This fundraiser is our number one source of additional funds this fall. We will not be having the fall book fair in order that you may feel called to support the school through our logo items for sale and this Square 1 Art event. Do not worry, though, the Scholastic book fair will be back this spring as our love of reading is as strong as ever!


What do our fundraisers support? Monies raised through these efforts help us with equipment purchases and maintenance for our classrooms as well as support our need-based scholarship program. We thank you for your participation!

SAVE THE DATE: Christmas Program

Our annual Christmas program will be held on Tuesday, December 9 and Wednesday, December 10th at 11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.


Program Schedule by Class:


Tues, Dec. 9:

Ms. Alyssa/Ms. Payton: 5 Day 2’s

Mrs. Sarah/Ms. Emma: 5 Day 2’s

Mrs. Libby/Mrs. Sue: 5 Day 3’s

All Pre K Classes


Wed, Dec. 10

Mrs. Mary/Ms. Terri: 3 Day 2’s

Mrs. Gay/Mrs. Tina: 3 Day 2’s

Mrs. Susan/Mrs. Danielle: 3 Day 3’s

All Pre K Classes

Lunch Bunch: Fun with Friends After the Regular School Day Ends!

Lunch Bunch provides an additional hour of care after school for $5 per day during which time children eat a lunch brought from home and have free play outside or in the gym until 12:50 p.m. It is available most days and open to children enrolled in a 2, 3 or 4 year old class AND who are completely potty trained. Mrs. Tina organizes Lunch Bunch and can be contacted at tinawlord@hotmail.com.

Verse of the Month!

Our October verse is "Sing praises to the Lord," Psalm 9:11. In Chapel, we will talk about Daniel 3:1-30 (The Blazing Furnace), Daniel 6 (the Lion’s Den), and Jonah and the Whale. One of our favorite songs to sing in Chapel is, “A Friend Loves At All Times,” Proverbs 17:17, sung to the tune of “The Farmer and the Dell.”

PRESCHOOL SPECIALS: HAPPY FEET!

Coach Rusty Wood is our beloved leader of Happy Feet! The children love to move and groove to his tunes doing all kinds of activities that develop their gross motor skills and coordination. Games with balls of all sizes, a huge rainbow parachute, and soft gymnastics mats encourage the children to stretch their muscles and make good use of all that energy kids naturally seem to have. Be sure to ask your child about Coach Rusty and you are sure to get a smile!

CALENDAR REMINDERS for OCT, NOV, & DEC

Wed, Oct 1: Tuition Due (payment 3 of 9), late by the 5th with $20 late fee


Mon, Oct. 6: Picture Orders due to Mrs. Laura


Mon, Oct 27: Deadline for Square 1 Art paper orders to be turned in to Mrs. Laura


Fri, Oct 31: No School; Fall Break


Mon, Nov 3: Tuition Due (payment 4 or 9), late by 7th with $20 late fee


Wed - Fri, Nov 26, 27, 28: No School; Thanksgiving Break


Tues, Dec 9 & Wed, Dec. 10: Christmas Progam; see class schedule for your child's day


Fri, Dec 12 thru Mon, Jan 5: No School; Christmas Break and Teacher Work Day


Tues, Jan 6, 2015: School Resumes

Pay Now

Click here to make a payment through our website for tuition, lunch bunch and/or supply fees.

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"A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17

327 N. Lumpkin Street

Athens, GA 30606

706-543-2427

preschool@athensfirstumc.org

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