Preschool Press

January 2015

IT'S REGISTRATION TIME FOR 2015-16!

"Sip & See" Preschool Tours

Wednesday, Jan. 14th, 9-11am

327 N Lumpkin St, Athens, GA, United States 30601

Please join us to "sip" some java and "see" our precious preschool! We will gather in the preschool galleria, visit with teachers, tour classrooms, and learn more about our program. Special tours of our Pre-K program are also available. This event is for new and returning families. We hope some returning families will join us to help greet and orient new families considering Weekday Preschool for the first time. Please forward this newsletter to your friends and welcome them to join us. We are taking RSVPs but they are not required. Please join us if you can.


Weekday Preschool is a ministry of Athens First United Methodist Church. We offer a Christ-centered, half-day program for children ages 9 months through 4 years old.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Registration for Fall 2015 Begins January 10th

Weekday Preschool is now accepting registrations for fall 2015. Forms are available online and in hardcopy at the preschool desk. Priority deadlines are as follows:


  • Currently Enrolled registration due Friday, January 16
  • Church Member registration due Thursday, January 22
  • General Registration due Friday, January 23
  • Class assignment notification to families by Friday, February 6


Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis giving priority to the groups listed above in that order. Please visit our website for more information on classes and age requirements.

Registration Forms

Click here to access Registration Forms

Pre K for a Day for 3 Year Old Classes

In early January, our 3 Year Old Classes will get to go upstairs to experience some of the excitement of Pre-K at Weekday Preschool. These students will meet our Pre-K teachers and go through a typical Pre-K rotation to see what the big kids do! Teachers will give parents more information about this special day in January!

Chapel with Mrs. Linsey: Fruit of the Spirit

In January, we will talk about the Fruit of the Spirit in chapel. From Galations 5:22, Paul explains these amazing gifts from God we have already recieved:


"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. "


We can use these gifts to do God's will everyday! Chapel will be a time we talk about missions--helping others with our gifts. To help children connect, we will be encouraging donations to help AFUMC's Souper Supper program which provides meals and supplies throughout the winter and spring months. Your child's teacher will be in touch with an item for the "store" that we hope your child will be able to bring in and contribute to those in need. Weekday Preschool families are encouraged to visit the church's webpage on Souper Suppers (link below) for more information on how to participate as a family.

New "Boo Boo Report" Begins

AFUMC is updating policies and practices relating to "Safe Sanctuaries," our guidance for protecting children and the adults who work with them. In this process, the form we use to nofify you of boo boos, accidents that happen while at school, has gotten a new look. It is slightly longer and allows for more detail to be recorded. It also now requires a parent signature. Please be on the lookout for this form and, should you recieve one, please sign and return it to your child's teacher promptly. Thank you!

Calendar Reminders

Monday, January 5, 2015: Teacher Workday; No school


Tuesday, January 6, 2015: School Resumes


Wednesday, January 14: Sip & See Preschool Tours from 9 to 11 a.m.


Monday, January 19th: No School; MLK Day Holiday


Wed, Feb 11 and Thurs, Feb 12: "Day with Dad," Check with your child's teacher for details


Monday, Feb. 16: President's Day; No School


Monday, March 9 thru Friday, March 13: Spring Break #1, No School

Tuition and Supply Fee Reminders

Tuition and fee reminders are included in this monthly newsletter. Personalized invoices are NOT sent.


  • Tuition due on January 1. Late payments by check accepted through January 6 or 7, whichever is your first day back to school without late fee. This is installment #6 of 9.
  • Supply Fee #2 was due January 1; $25 per child. Same late policy as above if paying by check.
  • Tuition is due on February 1. This will be installment #7 of 9.


Tuition Amounts by # Days per week your child attends:

2 days per week: $180

3 days per week: $215

4 days per week: $270

5 days per week: $280

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

athensfirstumc.org/weekdaypreschool