Unity Preschool News

December 2022

Linda's Letter

Dear Preschool Families,


Merry Christmas! We are looking forward to a fun and joy-filled few weeks spending time with your children as we enjoy their excitement and anticipation during this most magical season of Christmas. We will have fun together sharing Christmas stories, making ornaments and cards, exploring our Christmas sensory bins and nativity sets, and singing Christmas songs - new and old. My sincere hope is that during this time of faith and family, the true meaning of Christmas will fill your hearts with His love and perfect peace.


Christmas Blessings,

Ms. Linda

Director - Unity Preschool

Color Day - Red Day - December 8!

We look forward to RED day next Thursday, December 8! The picture to the right is from our Brown day in November - the Monkey Class (Three's).


We have two color days in January:

January 5 - White Day

January 19 - Gray Day

Spirit Day - Pajama Day - Thursday, December 15!

Our December Spirit Day will be Thursday, December 15! Plan to wear your pajamas to school on our last day before the Christmas holiday. Below are some pictures from our November Spirit Day: The Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving Feast Pictures

Teacher Feature: Ms. Beth and Ms. Laura

This week we are featuring our Frog Class teachers: Ms. Beth and Ms. Laura.


Ms. Beth Davis is in her second year at Unity Preschool. She is our Lead Teacher in the Threes (Frog) class and works with Ms. Laura. She was previously our Threes Assist and a former third, eighth and special education teacher as well as the Preschool Coordinator at her church. Ms. Beth and her husband, Andrew, have a son, Bingham, who is a first-grade student at Riverview Elementary School. Ms. Beth enjoys painting, decorating, and thrift shopping. Ms. Beth and her family are active members of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill.


Here are a few of Ms. Beth's favorites:

Favorite Foods: sushi, Mexican, burgers, shrimp-n-grits, cheesy dairy-filled casseroles, heavy apps & charcuterie, food truck creations ... I love all food!


Favorite Music: everything from 90s country to bluegrass to old school hip hop to Otis Redding to Led Zeppelin


Favorite Book: "The Jesus Storybook Bible" by Sally Lloyd Jones. I love this story Bible for young children and it is what I love to gift to new parents. It has all the truths of the Gospel told as one big picture, reminding us that God is the hero! We have read it over and over at our house.


Favorite Movie: “Steel Magnolias” and "It's a Wonderful Life"


Favorite Activities: decorating, painting, jewelry making, and rescuing treasures from estate sales and flea markets. I also have an ornament-collecting problem and love to create a super-full Christmas tree!


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Ms. Laura Vaughn is in her second year at Unity Preschool serving as our Threes Assist in the Frog room. Ms. Laura is a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher. Ms. Laura and her husband, Richard, have two children, Riley (15 - Nation Ford) and Garrett (12 - Pleasant Knoll Middle School). Ms. Laura loves traveling, the beach, and being a boy mom!



Here are a few of Ms. Laura's favorites:
Favorite Foods: Japanese, Mexican and every sweet on earth.

Favorite Christmas Food: Cranberry goat cheese and crackers

Favorite Music: Country

Favorite Christmas Music: Christmas Isn't Canceled (Just You) and all the traditional holiday tunes

Favorite Book: Every Sandra Boynton book and every Nicholas Sparks book

Favorite Christmas Book: Twas the Night Before Christmas, of course.


Favorite Movie: Shag and Pretty Woman

Favorite Christmas Movie: Polar Express and Love Actually

Favorite Activities: Spending time with my family, Girls weekends and Day dates with my hubs

Favorite Christmas Activities: Decorating the house, cranking up the Christmas music, and watching all the Christmas movies with my peeps.

Happy Birthday Jesus Party - Saturday, December 10!

Our Children's Ministry Team at Unity is hosting a Birthday Party for Jesus for families with children on Saturday, December 10th, at 10:30 a.m. at Unity Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall! Join us for angel-themed crafts, games, and activities that remind us of the good news of God's glory. Birthday presents will be donated to the Fort Mill Care Center. Diapers and pull-ups of all sizes, baby food, and formula are most needed at this time. All are welcome! No registration is needed.

Christmas Worship Service Opportunities at Unity

The Season of Advent has begun and our preparations are underway for a wonderful Advent and Christmas Season at Unity around the theme “Glory Draws Near.” Unity Presbyterian Church has a variety of opportunities for us to celebrate Christmas together and we would love to share the light and love of Christ with you. We hope that you will find the service below that allows you to join us as we welcome Christ once again.


Friday, December 23 (Christmas Eve, Eve): Continuing the tradition of outdoor worship on the 23rd for a 30-minute service on the lawn as a witness for us and our community. Dress for the weather and bring your lawn chair. If it rains this service will not be held.

* 6:00 PM - Live on the Lawn Candlelight Service (no nursery)


Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve): Continuing both recent and long-standing traditions we will gather in the 2010 Sanctuary

* 11:00 AM - Family Friendly Christmas Eve Service (no nursery)

* 2:00 PM - Christmas Eve Service with Communion and Candlelight (nursery provided for children up to 5 years old)

* 4:00 PM - Christmas Eve Service with Communion and Candlelight (nursery provided for children up to 5 years old)

* 6:00 PM - Christmas Eve Service with Communion and Candlelight with significant choral and music arrangements (nursery provided for children up to 5 years old)


Sunday, December 25 (Christmas Day): As we did last year, we will continue our new tradition.

• 10:00 AM - A single, interactive, casual dress service in the Sanctuary (no nursery)

Registration for the 2023 - 24 School Year

Current Student/Sibling Registration for 2023-24 School Year: We will distribute more information following our Christmas break, but forms and payments will be due on Thursday, January 19, 2023, to reserve your spot for the 2023-24 school year. We are excited to once again offer an online sign-up form this year. Additional information will be posted on our website if you are referring new families.

No School Update

Just a reminder that we do not have school on the following dates:


Christmas Holiday: The weeks of December 19 thru January 3. Unity Preschool will not have school on December 19 and 20. All classes will resume on Wednesday, January 4.

MLK Holiday: Monday, January 23

President's Day Holiday: Monday, February 20

Spring Break: April 3 thru 6

Last Day of School: Thursday, May 18

Miscellaneous

*Warm Jackets and Hats: We go outside if the temperature is above 40 degrees. Please send your child in warm jackets, hats and mittens. The children need the fresh air and exercise!


*Label Items: Please remember to label your child's items so that we don't mix them up.


*Tuition Withdrawal: Our next tuition withdrawal date will be Tuesday, January 3.

Unity Preschool Staff 2022-23

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Front Row - Left to Right by teaching pairs:

Ms. Maureen and Ms. Kellie (Fours - Fish)

Ms. Sarah and Ms. Elizabeth (Fours - Owls)

Back Row - Left to Right by teaching pairs:

Ms. Carolyn (Librarian/Helper/First Call Sub)

Ms. Danielle and Ms. Jen (Older Twos - Bees)

Ms. Brandi and Ms. Becca (Threes - Monkeys)

Ms. Beth and Ms. Laura (Threes- Frogs)

Ms. Linda (Director)

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