United Christian Parish Preschool
Late August 2017 Newsletter 
POT LUCK PICNIC

Monday, September 11, 5-6:30 pm

Pack up the whole family and have a wonderful evening together.

Bring:

Blanket or chairs

2 dishes to share.

GARAGE ? ? ?
Can you loan some space for Yard Sale
See article about Yard Sale.  Please let Parents Group know if you have any space.
PRESCHOOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Parent Member Sought
The Preschool Advisory Committee oversees operation of our school and operates with oversight by the United Christian Parish Board.  It is made up for four members of the church and three parent representatives. The committee deals with budget, finances, staffing, and general school operations.  The main responsibility is a monthly meeting and reading relevant documents before the meeting.  There are occasionally other duties outside of meeting time.  Parents and church members contribute their expertise in the fields of health, law, business, education, accounting, marketing, development, management and technology to the operation of the school.  If you are interested in serving in this way, please reply by email. 

To complement the group who are currently serving, we are especially looking for a Dad with business or finance experience.
SHOPPING AT HARRIS TEETER ?
Go Sign up this week!
     Any shopping that you do at Harris Teeter can result in a few pennies from each purchase being added to our account.  Then with lots of parents doing the same, the pennies really add up
     Stop by the Customer Service desk at the store.  Tell them United Christian Parish Preschool and show your shoppers cards (or if you are like me and lost those cards years ago, give your phone number).
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UNITED CHRISTIAN PARISH PRESCHOOL
Contact Information

 703-437-1127 

Administrative Staff 
Jane Plum, Director
Tracie Lambakis & Stephanie Sturgell, Administrative Assistants

 pumpkin patch 

The Preschool is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  The Preschool is licensed as a Child Day Program by the VA Department of Social Services. The Preschool participates in 
FROM THE DIRECTOR
      It's almost time for school to begin!  Preschool staff are now busy getting classrooms, children's forms, new teacher orientation and many other things ready. 
     We appreciate your taking care of paperwork and tuition payments on time; it was a big help is getting organized for school to start. 
     Please mark your calendars for important events described below.  It strengthens our School Family when we get involved.
     Join your friends at Playdate this Wednesday, August 30, and stop by the office for any school business you need to take care of!  Your child's teacher will be calling on or before September 2.
                               Jane    
PARENTS GROUP NEWS
Getting Involved
Please Join Us!!!! The Parents Group would like to welcome all returning and new parents to the Preschool Parents Group! We look forward to meeting you all. The Parents Group is a fun, low-stress way to meet other parents and get involved in your child's school. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join the meeting - all input and ideas are appreciated! 

First Meeting
The Parents Group will hold their first meeting at the playground on WednesdayAugust 30th, at 10:00 am.  Please bring your children.  We will be discussing plans for the upcoming school year.

Facebook
Find the United Christian Parish Preschool Parents Group page and ask to join.  You will be connected immediately with parents for information, reminders about events, ideas and answers to questions.

Yard Sale Saturday, October 14, 2017 
While purging your toys and clothes this summer,  please consider saving them for the yard sale.

Need it out of your house before then?   Schedule a pickup!

Proceeds from the sale support the preschool scholarship fund. Please consider helping out in any way you can.
 
How can you help?
Save and donate gently used children's items.

Volunteer to:
  • Work the sale in October
  • Collect donations
  • Store items over the summer (a corner of your garage, basement or attic)
  • Tell your friends we will take their items
  • Advertise
For more information:
Kristin Szczenski -  kristin.szczenski@gmail.com 
Jessica Campbell - bairjd@hotmail.com
PRESCHOOL PARENTS NIGHT
Thursday, September 21
Mark Your Calendar for this important event when you will visit the school, learn about exciting things going on, meet teachers and spend time in your child's classroom. 
HELP NEEDED
 E-mail or Call if you can do any of these: 
  • Painting  Several little jobs--evenings this week.
  • Carpentry/"engineering" work on water/sand tables and other tasks during this week.
  • Playground yard work-Friday/Saturday September 1 or 2. Email for details.
This items can be used for tuition work credit.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Calendar
Wed, Aug 30        Playdate at the Playground & Parents Group
Sat, Sept 2           Teachers will call about classroom visits.
Th/Fr Sept 7/8     Classroom visits
Mon, Sept 11       Classes begin (3's & 4's follow phase-in
                                  schedule on first day; 2's follow phase-in
                                  schedule for the first week.)
Mon-Fri               Children in car line classes are walked in at 
      Sep11-15            beginning of day and depart by car line.
Mon, Sept 11        Pot-luck picnic, 5-6:30 pm.
Thu, Sept 14         Thursday Lunch Bunch begins
Mon, Sept 18        Car line begins for arrivals and departures.
Mon, Sept 18        First Add-on Lunch Bunch
Thu, Sept 21         Preschool Parents Night
Sat, Oct 14            Preschool Yard Sale
SPREAD THE WORD
Openings 
If your friends or neighbors ask, we do have several spaces for 2's and 3's.  (Wait list only for 4's)
PLAYGROUND PLAYDATE
Don't miss the last one!
Wednesday August 30  
    Come join your new and old friends at the playground.  You may use the playground at any time, but this is a special times when lots of friends might be there.  Suggested time is 10-noon.  
    Nametags will be available.  Please put a nametag on youself and your preschool child. The office is open during playdate times, so you may chat with the office staff about any business or purchase a school bag.