Preschool Press

October 2017

Thank You So Much!

Thank you so much for your support of our recent book fair! Even with the shortened week, our Scholastic Book Fair was a success. It was so wonderful to see all of our preschoolers so excited about all of the books! Fourty percent of the proceeds from the fair will be used for new literacy resources for all of our classrooms!

Great Job Turning Right!

We really appreciate all of you helping with our carpool safety and flow by turning right when you exit. Thank you for passing along this reminder to babysitters, grandparents, and anyone else who might pick up your preschoolers. It is a huge help!!

*** Lunch Bunch Important Information ***

Lunch Bunch is a fun time for children who are potty trained to stay after school, eat a home-packed lunch, and play. It is critical to the safety and well-being of your children and teachers that we know in advance the number of children attending each day.

We understand last minute issues and want to help, but if we are at the maximum number of children we cannot say yes.


It is also mandatory that you pick up your child on time. Any time after 1:00 is late, and you will be assessed a charge of $1 for every minute over that time. Our teachers have other responsibilities they are committed to after 1:00, and they too need to be on time.

Please pick up your child at the playground gate. Due to our Safe Sanctuaries policies both lunch bunch teachers need to stay with all of the children on the playground.


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you!

AFUMC Fall Festival -- All are Invited!

Our church is having its annual Fall Festival on October 22 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Two Willows Farm in Jefferson, Georgia. All are invited for an afternoon filled with good food, celebration, and family! There will be face painting, pumpkin decorating, doughnut races, a bounce house, hayrides, and more! Chicken fingers will be provided, but please bring a side dish to share. If you would like to attend, please register your family by October 20. You can do this on the church website. Below is the address and contact information if you have questions:

Address | 1984 Lebanon Church Rd. Jefferson, GA 30549
Contact: Katie Elder | katie@athensfirstumc.org | 706-543-1442

October is Fire Safety Month!

The statistics on injuries and deaths from fire are sobering. But there is so much we can do to lower the risks by being prepared! At Weekday Preschool, we talk about firefighters as community helpers we can trust in an emergency. We conduct fire drills so that teachers and children will be ready if that fire alarm sounds. There are ways you can prepare at home. Below are some tips from www.safekids.org:


Top Tips

  1. Working smoke alarms reduce the chances of dying in a fire by nearly 50 percent. They are a critical first step for staying safe, but in order to be effective, they have to be working properly. For the best protection, install smoke alarms on every level of your home and in every sleeping area.
  2. Teach kids never to play with matches and lighters. Make a habit of placing these items up and away from young children.
  3. Create and practice a home fire escape plan with two ways out of your house in case of a fire. Get a stopwatch and time how fast your family can escape. The kids will love it.
  4. Children should know how to respond to the sound of a smoke alarm. Teach them to get low and get out when they hear it. A child who is coached properly ahead of time will have a better chance to be safe.
  5. Use common sense in the kitchen. Limit distractions when cooking and don’t leave a hot oven or stovetop unattended.

Square 1 Art Fundraiser is coming!

Square 1 Art is a preschool tradition we love! In a few weeks, a customized order form will come home to you featuring a work of art handmade by your child. Many wonderful items are available for order with this one-of-a-kind work such as key chains, coffee mugs, porcelain trivets, and more. This is great way to go ahead and get gifts for grandparents, other family members, and special friends for Christmas!! If you would like to see the types of products that are available, you can go to www.square1art.com/shop anytime!


What does this fundraiser support? Profits from our Square 1 Art fundraiser help us with equipment purchases and maintenance for our classrooms as well as support our need-based scholarship program. We thank you for your participation!

SAVE THE DATE: Christmas Program

Our Christmas program will be held on Wednesday, December 13th and Thursday, December 14th at 11:30a.m. in the sanctuary.


Program Schedule by Class:


Wednesday, Dec. 13:

Mrs. Gay (3 Day 3s)

Mrs. Marsha (3 Day 2s)

Mrs. Lillie (3 Day 2s)

All Pre K Classes


Thursday, Dec. 14:

Mrs. Mary (5 Day 3s)

Mrs. Libby (5 Day 3s)

Mrs. Catherine (5 Day 3s)

Mrs. Alyssa (5 Day 2s)

All Pre K Classes

CALENDAR REMINDERS for OCT, NOV, & DEC

Mon., Oct 2: Tuition Due (payment 3 of 9)


Mon, Oct 9: No School (Columbus Day)


Oct 10 and Oct 11: Individual Fall Pictures


October 24 and 25: Day with Dad (Your child's teacher will let you know which day their class is hosting the dads.)


Fri, Oct 27: No School (Fall Break)


Wed., Nov 1: Tuition Due (payment 4 of 9)


Mon - Fri, Nov 20-24: No School (Thanksgiving Break)


Fri., Dec. 1: Tuition Due (payment 5 of 9)


Wed, Dec 13 & Thurs, Dec. 14: Christmas Program in the sanctuary at 11:30


Mon., Dec 18 through Tues., Jan 2 No School; Christmas Break


Wed., Jan 3, 2018: School Resumes

TUITION

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

Pay Now

Click here to make a payment through our website 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

athensfirstumc.org/weekdaypreschool