Preschool Press

March 2018

Spring Break is Almost Here!

We will take our first spring break from Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16. Our second spring break will be Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6. 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:


The Greatest Storyteller, May 14-18

Curl Up with a Good Book, May 21-25


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 20.


Age Requirements:

Youngest: Children who were 2 on or before Dec. 31, 2017

Oldest: Children who just completed Pre-K


Preschool Camp is open to anyone, so please invite your neighbors and friends!

Visit the Weekday Preschool website for camp details, policies and registration forms.

If you register and pay by March 9, you get an Early Bird Discount of taking $15 off per camp! Sibling discounts are also offered.

VBS at Athens First United Methodist Church

Come join the fun at Vacation Bible School here at AFUMC on June 4-7! Registration is now open on the church website: athensfirstumc.org/vbs. The theme is "Rolling River Rampage"!


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

AFUMC Easter Egg Hunt -- All are Invited!

The Athens First United Methodist Church annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, March 31, at 4:00 p.m. It will be held at the home of Carey and Stacy Stephens again this year. We are very appreciative of them for hosting such a fun and special event, and look forward to seeing you all there!

379 Westview Dr.
Athens, GA 30606

This year, we invite families to donate 1 dozen stuffed Easter eggs per child participating in the egg hunt. Feel free to get creative with what’s inside—candy, Easter stickers or tattoos, bouncy balls, erasers etc. are all great surprises! Please refrain from stuffing the eggs with chocolate or nuts of any kind. Eggs can be dropped off at the preschool reception desk or with Katie throughout the week. We’d like to collect all of the eggs by Palm Sunday, March 25th!

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 9: Preschool Camp EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE


March 12 - 16: Spring Break #1, No School


Friday, March 30: Good Friday; No School


April 1: Tuition Due--LAST PAYMENT (9 of 9) for 2017-18 School Year


April 2 - 6: Spring Break #2, No School


Tuesday, April 10: Spring Pictures for Pre-K, 5 Day 3s, 5 Day 2s, Young 2s and T/TH Butterflies


Wednesday, April 11: Spring Pictures for 3 Day 2s, Honeybees and M/W Butterflies


Friday, April 20: Summer Camp Registration Deadline


Monday, May 1: Tuition Payment Due (Payment #1 of 9) for 2018-2019 school year for

Re-enrolling and New Families. Enrollment Agreement also due at this time.


Wednesday, May 2: End of Year Program, Hancock Hall, 11:30 am for Pre-K and 3 Day 2s


Thursday, May 3: End of Year Program, Hancock Hall, 11:30 am for Pre-K (they participate both days), 5 Day 3s, and 5 day 2s


Friday, May 11: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL;

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

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: $280

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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327 N. Lumpkin Street

Athens, GA 30606

706-543-2427

preschool@athensfirstumc.org

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