Unity Preschool News

November 12, 2002 - Week 6

Director's Dispatch

Dear Preschool Families,

It has been so fun and joy-filled spending time with your children as we enjoy their excitement and anticipation during this most magical season of Christmas. We have had so much fun together sharing Christmas stories, making ornaments and cards, exploring our Christmas sensory bins and nativity sets, and singing Christmas songs - new and old. Although it has been a difficult year for many, my sincere hope is that during this time of faith and family, the true meaning of Christmas will fill your hearts with His love and perfect peace.

Christmas Blessings,

Ms. Linda

Director - Unity Preschool

Color Day - Red Day!

We had fun during RED day today! The picture on the left is from our Four's Fish class.

We have two color days in January:

January 7 - White Day

January 21- Gray Day

Happy Birthday Jesus Celebration Kits

Usually in December, Unity's Children's Ministry Team hosts a "Happy Birthday Jesus" party for our church members and preschool families. Unfortunately, because of COVID concerns, we cannot host a party together this year. Instead just as the Wisemen faithfully followed the light of that shining star over Bethlehem on their path to meet Jesus, we too will keep our focus on the (star) light of this Christmas season during our stay-at-home Birthday Party for Jesus 2020. Next week, we will send home a star-studded Happy Birthday Jesus Celebration kit. Although we cannot be physically together this year, these Happy Birthday Jesus kits will allow Unity Preschool families to pray and sing and craft in the same way, and underneath the same star-filled sky!

Christmas Eve Worship Service Options

If you are looking for a place to worship with your family on Christmas Eve, Unity Presbyterian Church has several options (on-line and in-person) and we would love for you to join us.

  • 10:00 AM – Video Live Premiere of the Virtual Christmas Pageant: An original and unique retelling of the Christmas story by the children and families of Unity Presbyterian Church
  • 2:00 PM - Video Live Premiere of the Lessons and Carols Service: An original and creative musical service led by Director of Music, Margaret Monroe, and the Chancel Choir, with communion
  • 4:00 PM – Live on the Lawn Children and Family Service
  • 5:30 PM – Live on the Lawn Candlelight and Carol Service with a short homily
  • 7:00 PM – Live on the Lawn Candlelight and Carol Service with a short homily

Each Live on the Lawn Service will be approximately 30 minutes. Dress for the weather and bring your lawn chair. PLEASE NOTE: Sign up is required for each Live on the Lawn Service. Click here to save a spot for your family.

Spirit Day - Pajama Day - Thursday, December 17

Our December Spirit Day will be Thursday, December 17! Plan to wear your pajama's to school on our last day before the Christmas Holiday.

Scholastic Book Order Thank You

Thank you for ordering books from Scholastic. We are so appreciative of the Wish List books that you purchased for us. We also earned maximum points so that we were able to able to purchase several new books for our Preschool library. We have almost 2400 books in our Preschool library!

We will offer our last Scholastic Order in late April before the end of the school year. You are welcome to purchase books any time during the year. Just use our class code so that we receive credit.

Teacher Feature: Ms. Sarah

We featured our newest Preschool Staff in our first Newsletter. For the next few issues, we will feature our "veterans." This week we feature Ms. Sarah who is the Assistant in our Three's (Monkey") class. Ms. Sarah helped me this week by drafting her "autobiography." Of course, she was modest and did not mention that her daughter Katherine is a very talented golfer and a member of the successful Catawaba Ridge High School Girls Golf team. She also did not share that she is Unity Preschool's very talented "craft specialist!"

Our family of four moved to the Carolinas from Michigan 10 years ago. The warm weather suits me just fine. In fact, summer is my absolute favorite season. My husband and I have two girls, Katherine is 15 (Catawba Ridge - sophomore) and Elizabeth Grace is 6 (River Trails - First Grade). We love taking trips to the beach and to the mountains. Gardening and planting flowers give me such great pleasure. l enjoy nothing more than filling up the back of my vehicle in the spring with beautiful annuals.

I cherish spending time with my family. Especially with how rushed we all are nowadays. To me, time is one of the most important things you can give your loved ones. Both of my girls love to play golf, so I spend lots of time on the course! I also enjoy cooking and being in the kitchen with my husband. We make a great team when it comes to food.

I love “Oldies” music...60’s and 70’s. Anything from the Beatles and the Stones, to CCR, Bob Seger, and Rod Stewart...I could go on and on! Being from Detroit, Motown music has a special place in my heart too.

I really enjoy reading when time lends itself and I have read many good books. One that stands out, in particular, is The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. I thoroughly enjoy reading or watching period pieces. My favorite series though is Harry Potter. J. K. Rowling has an amazing imagination! Speaking of Harry Potter, I have an 8-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi named “Potter” who I absolutely love and adore!

That pretty much sums it up for me, other than being a part of such a special preschool community and playing such a tremendous role in the lives of our precious children. There’s no doubt in my mind that God led me to Unity Presbyterian for a reason when I enrolled my youngest daughter in the program three years ago.

Registration for the 2020/21 School Year

Current Student/Sibling Registration for 2021/22 School Year: We will distribute more information following our Christmas Break, but forms and payments will be due January 21, 2020 to reserve your spot for next year. Please e-mail me if you have a child in our program and are interested in enrolling a sibling NOT currently in our program. I will send registration information home with your current student.

COVID-19 Update

We are thrilled to report that we currently have no students or Staff on quarantine. We recognize that CDC quarantine guidelines are confusing and changing. We have a direct contact with DHEC so if you have any questions regarding whether you think your child should quarantine, please just ask. We pray that we continue to remain COVID-free. Thank you for faithfulness in keeping your child home if they are not feeling well.

COVID-19 CUMULATIVE Update for 2020:

Quarantine Students: 2

Positive Test Students: 0

Quarantine Staff: 1

Positive Test Staff: 0

No School Update

Just a reminder that we do not have school on the following dates:

Christmas Holiday: The weeks of December 19 - January 3. Our Four's class will resume on Monday, January 4 and our Three's class on Tuesday, January 5.

MLK Holiday: Monday, January 18

FMSD Work Day: Monday, January 25

President's Day: Monday, February 15

Spring Break: Week of April 5 - 8


*Warm Jackets and Hats: We go outside if the temperature is above freezing. Please send your child in warm jackets, hats and mittens. They need the fresh air and exercise!

*Label Items: Please remember to label your child's items so that we don't mix them up.

*Tuition Withdrawal: Our next tuition withdrawal date will be Monday, January 4.

Unity Preschool Staff 2020-21

Big picture

Left to Right by teaching pairs:

Ms. Heather and Ms. Danielle: Fours (Fish)

Ms. Brandi and Ms. Kellie: Fours (Owls)

Ms. Sarah and Ms. Becca: Threes (Monkeys)

Ms. Lauren and Ms. Sonia: Threes (Frogs)

Ms. Linda: Director (on the slide)

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