Preschool Press

March 2017

Spring Break is Almost Here!

We will take our first spring break next Monday, March 6 through Friday, March 10. Our second spring break will be Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7. You may wonder why we take two spring breaks! We do this 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!

We are offering three weeks of Summer Camp:


Jesus Rocks, May 15-19

God's Big Plans for Me, May 22-26

Outer Space Adventure, June 19-23


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 21.


Age Requirements:

Youngest: Children who were 2 on or before Dec. 31, 2016

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 15, 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 5-8! Registration is now open on the church website: athensfirstumc.org/vbs. The theme is "Maker Fun Factory"!


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

Recyclable Items Needed

For crafts at camp this summer, we are in need of the following items:


paper towel rolls (just the empty roll-- not the paper)

empty water bottles


If you are able to donate any of these items, it would be greatly appreciated! You can drop off these items at the preschool desk in the galleria. Thank you so much!

School Starts at 9:00am!

We know how hard this can be, but please try to be on time to school in the mornings. Free play occurs in most classrooms first thing in the morning, and it is an important part of the school day for our preschoolers. Not only is free play a time for fun and being imaginative, but this time also helps children learn how to work collaboratively, to share, to negotiate, to resolve conflicts, and to learn self-advocacy skills. If your child is here late most days, they are missing this important start to the day.
Please make every effort to get your children to school by 9:00am so that they can have the full morning of learning and playing at school! Thank you!

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 6 - 10: Spring Break #1, No School


Tuesday, March 14: Spring Pictures for Pre-K, 5 Day 3's, 5 Day 2's, and Young 2s


Wednesday, March 15: Spring Pictures for 3 Day 3's, 3 day 2's, Honeybees and Butterflies


March 15: Deadline for EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION for preschool summer camps


April 1: Tuition Due--LAST PAYMENT (9 of 9) for 2016-17 School Year


April 3 - 7: Spring Break #2, No School


Friday, April 14: Good Friday, No School


Friday, April 21: Summer Camp Registration Deadline


Monday, May 1: Tuition Payment Due (Payment #1 of 9) for 2017-2018 school year for

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


May 3: End of Year Program, Hancock Hall, 11:30 am for Pre-K, 5 Day 3's, 5 Day 2's, Young 2's


May 4: End of Year Program, Hancock Hall, 11:30 am for Pre-K (they participate both days), 3 Day 3's, and 3 day 2's


Thursday, May 12: 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: $185

3 days per week: $220

4 days per week: $275

5 days per week: $285

Pay Now

Click here to make a payment for tuition, lunch bunch and/or supply fees.

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Athens, GA 30606

706-543-2427

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