Nancy’s September News
Thank you for entrusting your most prized possession, your child, to us. We are blessed and honored to have you enrolled in our Preschool and Kindergarten.
Our preschool area has received a “face lift”. All our classrooms have new carpet, donated by an anonymous donor. Our walls have been painted and tile floors cleaned and waxed…..all paid for by our church. I know you join me with a BIG “thank you” to our church family for supporting the preschool in this manor!
Important Information for Parents
Guidelines for Children
- Please dress your children in play clothes. They will be painting, coloring, running, and playing. Fresh air and exercise are important for children, so they will be going to the playground. Tennis shoes or sandals with backs are the best type of shoes for your child to wear.
- Please mark all outer clothing, cups, accessories etc. with your child’s name.
- Prepare your child for the first day of school by talking about the day, how much fun it will be, how your child is going to make new friends! Please use the carpool line from the first day. When you arrive at school, be cheerful! We will get your child out of the car. More on that later.
Security Team: There will be off-duty Newnan Police Officers on our campus each school day. Our church is supportive of our proactive approach to security and funds 50% of the cost. Preschool is paying the remaining 50%. The total cost of Security officers is approximately $18,000 per school year.
Weather Days: If Coweta County School System is out of school because of weather, we area closed as well. If Coweta County School System should delay their opening hours, we will NOT open on that day.
In case of EMERGENCY, it is VERY IMPORTANT that while your child is present in school, that I be able to reach you. Please do not turn off your cell phone or go to a place where I cannot reach you while your child is here at school. There is nothing worse for your child than to be sitting in my office sick or injured and me not be able to get in touch with you.
Sick Children: Your child must be fever free, vomit free, and diarrhea free for 24 hours from the last incident of the above mentioned before coming back to school. In addition, for the safety and health of everyone in your class, please DO NOT send your child with a “nasty, green” nose, congested cough, low-grade fever, or if your child just feels bad. We are aware it is allergy season. Talk to your pediatrician about what to do to clear up the runny, “green” nose before sending your child to school. We do our BEST to keep everything in our classrooms sanitary and clean, but we need your help as well.
Lunch and Learn:
Lunch and Learn is an extended day program. During this time, the children participate in fun learning activities by playing games, doing crafts, and playing on the playground. Send your child with a lunch and we know he/she is staying. You will be billed at the end of the month for the number of days your child stayed in that month. Cost is $6 per day. Carpool for Lunch and Learn begins at 12:45 pm and ends at 1 pm. PIZZA Day is the first Friday of each month. Send in $3 on Pizza Day if your child is staying for Lunch and Learn and is going to eat Pizza. Late Pick-up charge from Lunch and Learn: $1 per minute per child for every minute late.
CARPOOL Line: For ALL age children:
Drop off: Arrival time for class is 5 minutes before your child’s class begins. Please use the carpool line from the first day of school. At drop off, please stay in your car and let the teacher get your child out of the car. If your child cries, that is OKAY! We promise to call you if your child is not happy within 45 minutes of arrival! We want your child to be happy. You are invited to park and come in and look in the window of your child’s classroom to see how he/she is doing.
Pick up: If you are late picking up, your child will be placed in Lunch and Learn and you will be billed $6.
Pick up times:
Consignment Sale: September 20 and 21. This is our BIG fundraiser for the preschool. These funds help pay the security officers’ salaries, the salaries of the “Specials” class teachers (Science, Music, Movement, Computer, Chapel, French), and many other things benefiting our preschool. (In the past these funds have purchased playground equipment, playground groundcover, laminator, security cameras and system, furniture, etc.) We need your help! We ask every parent to consign at least 30 items AND volunteer to work the sale. If you have questions on how to consign, please see me, email me, or call me. I emailed a Class Assignment Work Schedule to each parent at the end of July. Your teacher has copies if you need another one. Childcare is available for all shifts. If you need childcare, you may send the bottom portion of the Class Assignment Work schedule to your child’s teacher letting us know you need childcare. Thank you, in advance, for your help!
Consignment Sale Committee: We would love to have you join the Consignment Sale Committee. There are benefits to joining the Committee. Our chairperson is Glenn Gay, and co-chair is Brannan Pass. If you would like to join the committee, please let me know and I will put one of these ladies in touch with you.
Substitute teachers: We need you! This is a paid position— $8/hr. Please sign the form downstairs on a table outside my office and pick up a packet. Return the completed packet back to your child’s teacher. New candidates for substitute teachers must take a drug test and submit to a background check. Once the background check has been completed, you will receive a call from me, then, you will go to the Summit to take the Drug test. There is no charge. If you substituted for us last year, you do not have to fill out another packet or take the drug test or background check. Just let me know that you want to substitute. Once all that is completed, you will be added to our substitute list. Substituting is a great way to get to know the teachers and work in the classrooms.
If I can help you in any way, let me know. My door is always open and you are always welcome to come in and see me. If you are looking for a church home, we would love for you to join us. Visit our church website at www.newnanfumc.org for more information about the church service times, Sunday school classes, Bible studies, life groups, music programs, children programs, and a lot more!
Thank you for supporting our school! We are excited about what God is doing in our Preschool, Kindergarten, and Church! We are looking forward to a great year!
Blessings to you all!