Preschool Press

January 2016

IT'S REGISTRATION TIME FOR 2016-17!

Registration for the 2016-2017 School Year Begins January 5th

It's time! Starting January 5th, the Weekday Preschool will be accepting registrations for fall 2016. Registration is available online and in hardcopy at the preschool desk. Priority deadlines are as follows:


  • Currently Enrolled registration due Friday, January 15
  • Church Member registration due Wednesday, January 20
  • General Registration due Friday, January 22
  • Class assignment notification to families by Friday, February 5 via e-mail. Please contact Linsey if you do not recieve an e-mail from her by this date.


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 (athensfirstumc.org/weekdaypreschool/) for more information on classes and age requirements. If you have questions or concerns about placement for next year, Linsey would be more than happy to talk with you!


Please share this registration information with friends in the community who may be interested in our school. We love giving tours and are available to do that for anyone who is interested!

New and Improved Security System

A new security system was installed in our church building over Christmas break! The main change that you may notice is at the Washington Street entrance to the preschool. With the new system, these doors will automatically unlock at 8:45am each day and lock at 9:15am. Near the end of the preschool day, the doors will again automatically unlock at 11:45am and lock at 12:15pm.


If you need to come in the Washington Street doors during the time they are locked, Emily and Susan now have a security relase button by the preschool desk that will unlock the doors to let you in. We are excited about the new system!

SAVE THE DATE for PRESCHOOL CAMP!

We hope you will plan to join us for camp this summer! Our camps are available to 2s, 3s, and Pre-K students, and the hours are the same as the regular preschool day. The themes are still in the works, but we want to go ahead and give you the dates in case you are already making summer plans for your family!


Here are the dates of our camps this summer:

May 16-20

May 23-27

June 13-17


Please stay tuned for more information in future newsletters!

Happy New Year with Happy Feet!

Even with the cold outside temperatures, the preschoolers still get to be active inside every week with Happy Feet in the gym! Coach Rusty Wood is our beloved leader of Happy Feet. The children love to stretch and move to his music while doing all kinds of activities that develop their gross motor skills and coordination. Games with balls of all sizes, a huge rainbow parachute, and soft gymnastics mats encourage the children to cooperate and strenghen their muscles. Coach Rusty even does rock climbing, soccer, t-ball, and basketball during the year!

New Books!

Because of your generous support of our Scholastic Book Fair in the fall, we have been able to purchase LOTS of new books for our school collection! The students and teachers are so excited to have lots of new books to read!


Also, over Christmas break, our preschool won a drawing to recieve an autographed copy of UGA Football player Malcolm Mitchell's book, The Magician's Hat! We are all thrilled to add this book to our collection as well!

Calendar Reminders

Friday, January 1st: January Tution and $25 Supply Fee (per child) due

(If you have already made your January payment but forgot the supply fee, don't worry! Please just send in payment as soon as possible.)


Monday, January 4th: Teacher Workday; No school


Tuesday, January 5th: School Resumes


Monday, January 18th: No School; MLK Day Holiday


Tues, Feb 9 and Wed., Feb 10: "Day with Dad," Check with your child's teacher for details.


Monday, Feb. 15: President's Day; 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: $185

3 days per week: $220

4 days per week: $275

5 days per week: $285

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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

athensfirstumc.org/weekdaypreschool