AFUMC Weekday Preschool Press

March 2019

Spring Break is Almost Here!

We will take our first spring break from Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15. Our second spring break will be Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5. You may wonder why we take two spring breaks! Our preschool teachers live in both Clarke and Oconee counties, and these school systems take two different spring breaks. We take both spring breaks in order to avoid having so many teachers absent and having so many substitute teachers in our classrooms during those weeks. Safety is our number one priority, and substitutes are not completely familiar with the children and our policies and procedures.


An extra week is already included at the end of the school year to make up for the second spring break. Thank you so much for your understanding of this special circumstance!

Join us at Preschool Summer Camp!

Summer camp is going to be so much fun!

We are offering two weeks of camp:


Let's Take a Trip, May 13-17

The Colors of Jesus, May 20-24


Camps take place Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Camps are $115 per camp, and registration is due on April 15.


Age Requirements:

Youngest: Children who were 2 years old by Dec. 31, 2016

Oldest: Children who just completed Pre-K


Preschool Camp is open to anyone, so please invite your neighbors and friends! We have registration forms at the desk in the preschool galleria area.

You can also visit the Weekday Preschool website for more camp details, policies and registration forms. Click on the bar below to go directly to the webpage.

If you register and pay by March 8, you get an Early Bird Discount of taking $15 off per camp! Sibling discounts are also offered.

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The Book Fair is Coming!

We are so excited to host a spring book fair at preschool! Beginning on March 25 and lasting all week, the preschool galleria will be filled with wonderful books for children of all ages! We hope you will stop by and support our fair and get some great new books for your home libraries. Kim Woolbright, our Usborne Books consultant, will be on hand every day to help you with recommendations and information about all of the books!

If you would like to preview the books that we will have at our fair, please click on this link: https://g6057.myubam.com/1232345

VBS at Athens First United Methodist Church

Come join the fun at Vacation Bible School here at AFUMC on June 10-13. Registration is just beginning. The theme is "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus"!


All are welcome to come to VBS! Please see the website for more information about age requirements, volunteering, and to register. Click below to register!

Calendar Reminders

Spring is a busy time of year, so below we have listed lots of important dates for you! We will remind you again, and you will see these dates on your child's monthly calendars this spring, but we wanted to go ahead and give you all of this information.



March 1: Tuition is due. Payment #8 of 9 payments.


March 8: Preschool Camp EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE


March 11 - 15: Spring Break #1, No School


Friday, April 19: Good Friday; No School


April 1: Tuition Due--LAST PAYMENT (9 of 9) for 2018-19 School Year


April 1 - 5: Spring Break #2, No School


Tuesday, April 9: Spring Pictures for Pre-K, 5 Day 3s, and all T/TH classes


Wednesday, April 10: Spring Pictures for 3 Day 3s, 5 Day 2s, 3 Day 2s, and all M/W classes


Friday, April 15: Summer Camp Registration Deadline


Monday, May 1: Tuition Payment Due (Payment #1 of 9) for 2019-2020 school year for

Re-enrolling and New Families. Enrollment Agreement and Student Information Form is also due at this time.


Tuesday, April 30: End of Year Program, Hancock Hall, 11:30 a.m. for Pre-K, 5 Day 3s, and 5 Day 2s


Wednesday, May 1: End of Year Program, Hancock Hall, 11:30 a.m. for Pre-K (they participate both days), 3 Day 3s, and 3 Day 2s


Thursday, May 9: Pre-K Art Show and Graduation, Hancock Hall, 11 a.m. - 12 noon


Friday, May 10: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Tuition Reminders

Tuition reminders are included in this monthly newsletter. Tuition is paid in 9 installments.


Tuition Installment Amounts by # Days per week your child attends:

2 days per week: $187

3 days per week: $223

4 days per week: $285

5 days per week: $290

Pay Now

Click here to make a payment 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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