Preschool Press

January 2018

IT'S REGISTRATION TIME FOR 2018-2019!

Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year Begins January 8th

It's time! Starting Monday, January 8th, the Weekday Preschool will be accepting registrations for fall 2018. Registration is available online and in hard copy at the preschool desk. Priority deadlines are as follows:


  • Currently Enrolled registration due Friday, January 22
  • Church Member registration due Wednesday, January 24
  • General Registration due Friday, January 26
  • Class assignment notification to families by Friday, February 9 via e-mail. Please contact Linsey if you do not recieve an e-mail from her by this date.


Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis giving priority to the groups listed above in that order. Please visit our website (athensfirstumc.org/weekdaypreschool/) for more information on classes and age requirements. If you have questions or concerns about placement for next year, Linsey would be more than happy to talk with you!


Please share this registration information with friends in the community who may be interested in our school. We love giving tours and are available to do that for anyone who is interested!

SAVE THE DATE for PRESCHOOL CAMP!

We hope you will plan to join us for camp this summer! Our camps are available to 2s, 3s, and Pre-K students, and the hours are the same as the regular preschool day. The themes are still in the works, but we want to go ahead and give you the dates in case you are already making summer plans for your family!


Here are the dates of our two camps this summer:

May 14-18

May 21-25


Please stay tuned for more information the February newsletter!

The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming Again!


We are also excited to announce that we will have a second Scholastic Book Fair this year! Our Scholastic Book Fair in September was only available for two days due to our inclement weather school closing, so we are excited to have the book fair returning next month!


The book fair will be here on February 5-9, and we can't wait for you to see all of the new books that will be available! This will be a great time to add some new books to your home libraries and just in time for Valentine's Day too! We are so appreciative of your support of our book fair!!

Preschool Illness Policies --- Please Review!

It's the time of year when unfortunately a lot of colds, coughs, and illnesses will be going around. Please review the information below taken directly from our handbook.


If your child becomes ill during the day, we will call you. If you are unavailable, we will call one of your emergency numbers. Please keep all phone numbers (cell, home and office) current.

Please let us know within 24 hours if your child contracts a CONTAGIOUS or COMMUNICABLE disease (such as chicken pox, strep, pink eye, lice, pin worms, viral infections, mumps, measles, scarlet fever or fifth’s disease) and we will notify other parents as necessary.

The preschool makes every effort to protect the health and safety of the children. For the child’s own protection and that of others in the school, your child should be kept at home when you see signs of colds or other illnesses.

Any child who has any of the following symptoms should not attend school:

Severe cold Red or sore eyes Persistent cough Green discharge from nose or eyes Sore throat Ear ache Swollen glands *Nausea or vomiting *Fever *Diarrhea *Rashes


*Your child must be free of these symptoms without the aid/use of medicine for 24 hours before returning back to preschool.

Inclement Weather Reminder

In the event of inclement weather, the Weekday Preschool will follow the same closings as Clarke County Schools. If Clarke County Schools have called for a one-hour delay, the Weekday Preschool will still begin on time. If Clarke County is delayed two hours, we will close. If the preschool feels it is in the best interest of families and teachers to close the preschool due to the weather, we will send an email to you as soon as possible to update you.

Calendar Reminders

Friday, January 5th: January Tution and $25 Supply Fee (per child) due

(If you have already made your January payment but forgot the supply fee, don't worry! Please just send in payment as soon as possible.)


Monday, January 15th: No School; MLK Day Holiday


February 5-9: Scholastic Book Fair in the Preschool Galleria


Monday, Feb. 19: President's Day; No School

Tuition and Supply Fee Reminders

Tuition and fee reminders are included in our monthly newsletters. Personalized invoices are NOT sent.


  • January Tuiton is due. This is installment #6 of 9.
  • Supply Fee #2 is due. $25 per child


  • February Tuiton is due on Feb. 1. This will be installment #7 of 9.


Tuition Amounts by # Days per week your child attends:

2 days per week: $187

3 days per week: $223

4 days per week: $280

5 days per week: $290

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

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327 N. Lumpkin Street

Athens, GA 30606

706-543-2427

preschool@athensfirstumc.org

athensfirstumc.org/weekdaypreschool