GUMC Preschool

May Newsletter 2023

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End-of-Year Thanks!

Can you believe that it is May already and that the school year is is almost over? It seems like only yesterday that we held our Open Houses to begin the 2022-23 year! We thank God for your children and the opportunity we have to teach them at GUMC Preschool. We hope that we have made them feel loved, safe and secure as they've learned and grown. The staff at GUMC Preschool take seriously our privilege and responsibility to provide quality early childhood education, and child care, in a safe and warm learning community.

As such, we still have a very busy May calendar planned, with special events, field trips, and end-of-year celebrations! There is lots going on! And, although the school year is ending soon for the children, Ms. Emily and I will continue to be planning, and working on items for next school year over the summer. Please feel free to reach out by phone or email if you have any questions regarding registration or our program.

In closing, we have thoroughly enjoyed being with your children and working with the amazing GUMC teaching staff this year. A sincere thanks to the many families among you who have offered words of encouragement, worked through solutions with us, and taught us about your children this year. We value your support and partnership in educating your children and helping them thrive at school. Thanks to the Room Coordinators and GUMC Preschool Board for their continued help in planning and guiding us through this year, as we continue to deal with remnants of the pandemic. It has been such a pleasure getting to know each of your children and having you be a part of our GUMC Community this year. If you are moving away, going to Kindergarten, or choosing a different school, the staff and I wish you the very best. Hopefully, you and your child will have fond memories of their year or years at GUMC Preschool!


Ms. Kim

What's Happening?!

May Calendar

Monday 5/1 and Tuesday May 2 GUMC Teacher Appreciation Days!

5/1 Tony Locos restaurant Fundraiser, Take a break from cooking and join us at Tony Locos where 10% will go to GUMC Preschool! (See below).

5/3 *Mother's Day Program for Pre-K Classes, 9:30-10:30am in Eyre Hall / Rainy Day Room Pre-K Catoctin Wildlife Preserve Field trip Permission Slips are DUE

Music with Ms Amy

5/4 TuTh Older 2's and TuTh 3's Clark's Elioak Farm Permission Slips DUE

Music with Ms Amy

5/5 MWF 3's Clark's Elioak Farm Permission Slips are DUE

5/8 *FLOWER DELIVERY and PICK-UP! (9:30am-1pm)

5/10 Pre-K Field trip to Catoctin Zoo

5/11 TuTh 2's, TuTh older 2's and TuTh 3's Field Trip to Clark's Elioak Farm

5/12 MWF 3's Field Trip to Clark's Elioak Farm

5/15 Parent Connection Meeting, 9:30am, Quilter's Area upstairs

5/16 Christian Kids with Ms Denise

5/17 End-of-Year celebration for Ms Angie's MWF Pre-K Class, at 12:30pm.

5/19 End-of-Year celebration for Ms Colleen's M-F Pre-K Class at 12:30pm.

5/22 End-of-Year celebration for Ms Cindy's M-Th Pre-K Class at 12:30pm.

5/23 End-of-Year celebration for Ms Maureen's TuTh 3's Class at 9:30am.

End-of-Year Celebration for Ms. Angie's TuTh 3's Class at 12:30pm.

End-of-Year Celebration for Ms. Emily's Older 2's Class at 12:30pm.

5/24 End-of-Year celebrations for Ms Maureen's MWF 3's Class at 9:30am.

End-of-Year celebration for Ms Emily's MWF 3's Class at 12:30am.

5/25 Last day of school for TuTh older 2's, TuTh 3's and M-Th Pre-K Classes.

5/26 Last day of school for MWF 3's, MWF Pre-K and M-F Pre-K Classes.

* Note that additional information on these activities and events can be found below.
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End-of-Year Celebrations!

Please watch for emails for additional information as we approach these dates. Each class will be enjoying its own celebration, with the schedule as follows:

Wednesday, May 17th:

12:30pm Ms. Angie's MWF Pre-K Class

Friday, May 19th:

12:30pm Ms. Colleen's M-F Pre-K Class

Monday, May 22

12:30pm Ms. Cindy's Pre-K Class

Tuesday, May 23rd:

9:30am Ms. Maureen's TuTh 3's Class

12:30pm Ms. Angie's TuTh 3's Class

12:30pm Ms. Emily's TuTh Older 2's Class

Wednesday, May 24th:

9:30am Ms. Maureen's MWF 3's Class

12:30pm Ms. Emily's MWF 3's Class
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Join us for a Stellar VBS at GUMC!

July 24, 2023 — July 28, 2023
9:00am — 12:00pm (EDT)

Launch kids on a cosmic quest where they’ll have a blast shining Jesus’ light to the world. Stellar rockets kids on an out-of-this-world adventure that’s light years of faith-building fun.

To register or for more information go to:

Participants: 3 years old through 5th grade
Cost: $70 for first participant in family
$60 for second child
$50 for each additional child

Please make checks payable to 'GUMC'. Checks may be mailed to 13900 Burntwoods Rd, Glenelg, 21737 or dropped off in the secure mailbox in front of the church.

Volunteers Needed!!!
Adult, Young Adults and Youth

Adults who volunteer for the week receive 50% off registration fees.

Volunteers: can sign up online using the registration link or contact Ms. Donna or Ms. Denise.

Education Station

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What to do on a Summer Day? 100 Fun Summer Ideas for Kids

VBS isn't until July 24th. What kind of activities can you enjoy with your children until then? Or maybe it's a rainy day and you're wondering, "What should we do today?" The following article at by Laureen Miles Brunelli offers 100 ideas that are ways to learn, grow, and have fun! So go ahead and check it and make some great memories together:

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