Unity Preschool News

March 10 - Week 25

Welcome March!

We have had an exciting month planned at Unity Preschool! Building a strong foundation for our future readers is very important to us at Unity Preschool. Therefore, we are promoting literacy during the month of March. We have a special dress-up days planned around some of our favorite Dr. Seuss books (see below). Your child also brought home a Reading Log. Please return the Reading Log after you read 10 books with your child. We will hang the reading log and your child will receive a small reward.

The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books with your child helps them learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a bigger vocabulary, and building background knowledge. Reading to children from an early age can help prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Have fun reading this month:)!

Health Update

COVID-19, more commonly known as the Coronavirus, has continued to spread overseas and there have now been confirmed or presumed cases in the United States. Government agencies are working to prevent or contain any cases identified in the United States. Unity Presbyterian Church and Unity Preschool continue to monitor the situation and we will implement recommendations and follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), SC DHEC, and the South Carolina Department of Education as they are determined.

We continue to emphasize to our students and staff the importance of preventative measures, including washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, thorough cleaning and disinfecting and staying home and away from others if you are sick. Below is a link to an article that you may find helpful when discussing this illness with your children.

Dental Visit

Ms. Rene, a dental hygenist from Jackson Pediatric Dentistry, visited the Preschool this week to teach us how to take care of our teeth! You will find a toothbrush bag in your child's backpack - a special gift from Dr. Stephanie.

Color Day - Green

Our next Color Day is GREEN. M/W Two's and Four's wear Green on Monday, March 16 and T/Th Two's and Three's wear Green on March 17. For many years, a leprechaun has visited Unity Preschool causing mischief in our classrooms, but also leaving some treats. We look forward to following clues to see if we can catch him this year.
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Literacy Month

Help us celebrate Literacy Month! Please return your Dr. Suess reading logs for our wall and remember the following Dress-Up Days:

M/W Two's and Four's

March 16: Green Eggs and Ham - Wear Green

March 23: That Cat in the Hat - Wear Your Favorite Hat

March 30: One Fish Two Fish - Wear Red and/or Blue

T/Th Two's and Three's

March 17: Green Eggs and Ham - Wear Green

March 24: That Cat in the Hat - Wear Your Favorite Hat

March 31: One Fish Two Fish - Wear Red and/or Blue

Scholastic Book Orders

Our last Scholastic Book Order will go home next week. Books make great Easter basket gifts:)! Your orders help us purchase more books for our Preschool Library as well as Birthday, Christmas and End of Year books for your children. I have included a link below for the digital flyers for preschool students. Please place your on-line orders by Monday, March 23 so we receive the books before Spring Break. Thanks in advance for your generous support.

Our Class Code: GXCK8

Easter Egg Hunt

Your child will be bringing home invites to Unity's annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m. This event is sponsored by the Children's Ministry Team at Unity and Unity Preschool families are invited and welcome to attend.

Meet Ms. Connie - Our VIP

Ms. Connie helps us with copying, laminating and die-cutting. She is a former second grade teacher. She moved to Fort Mill two years ago with her husband, Joe, to be closer to her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. She is an active member at Unity and serves on our Diaconate. Ms. Connie loves art (especially drawing), travelling around the world and spending time with friends.

Miscellaneous Reminders

*School Closed:

Spring Break: No school April 6 thru April 13

*Picture Days: Kelly Smallman will be doing our pictures again AFTER Spring Break. She will take individual, sibling (students at Unity) and class pictures. The pictures are taken outside in our pretty courtyard on the following dates:

April 15: M/W Twos and Fours

April 16: T/Th Twos and Threes

*Bug Spray/Sunscreen: As it warms up, please apply sunscreen and/or bug spray in the morning before you drop off your child.

*Folder Reminder: Please remember to empty your child's folder at least every week!

Tuition Reminder

Tuition was due yesterday, March 10! If you have not paid, please do so today. For your convenience. The credit card link is below.

Unity Preschool Staff 2019-20

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Top Row (Left to Right):

Ms. Tami and Ms. Heather: Four's (Fish)

Ms. Linda: Director

Ms. Tee and Ms. Danielle: Two's (Bees)

Ms. Maureen and Ms. Kellie: Four's (Owls)

Bottom Row (Left to Right):

Ms. Kelsey and Ms. Jen: Three's (Monkeys)

Ms. Sarah and Ms. Lauren: Three's (Frogs)

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