MECE Preschool and Kindergarten
August News

Thank you for a great summer!
Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Make a Change-
Special Olympics
During camp we collected $342.86 for the Special Olympics. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Important Dates

Kindergarten begins on Tuesday, August 10. Meet the Teacher will be held in the classroom with staggered start times. Look for an email from Miss Cindy to see if you are scheduled for 9:00, 9:20 or 9:40.

Preschool Meet the Teacher is Monday, August 30. Please pay close attention to your child's class's time and location. This is your chance to meet the teacher and other families in your class. You will also be taking care of important paperwork.
9:00 AM
Miss Jillian's 3 day Twos-Splash Pad
Miss Stephanie's 3 day Senior Twos-Outdoor Classroom
Miss Chrissy's 3 day Three's-North side of playground
9:15 AM
Miss Sharon's 4 day Three's- South side of playground
9:45 (new time)
Miss Helene's 5 day Threes-Outdoor Classroom
Miss Gina's Fours- North side of playground
Miss Susan's Fours- Gathering Place lawn
(you will receive a postcard before Meet the Teacher day from your child's teacher).
10:30 AM
Miss Carmela's 2 day Two's -Splash Pad
Miss Stephanie's 2 day Senior Twos- Outdoor Classroom
Miss Liz's Junior Threes-North side of playground

Regular classes start the very next day-Tuesday, August 31 for all 2 day, 4 day and 5 day classes. Wednesday for all 3 day classes. You will walk your child to our front door (Miss Carmela and Miss Jillian's Twos can go straight to the Twos door). Then walk down to the Music Suite for a Mandatory Parent Orientation at 9:15. This is offered both Tuesday and Wednesday so if you have children in different program, please select the day that works best for you.
Lunch Bunch begins on Tuesday, August 31. There is no need to sign up in advance, just pack a lunch box for your child (be sure to label it clearly with the child's first and last name), and send it in at drop off then we know they are staying until 2 PM. Lunch Bunch cost $10 each time that you use it.
Early Drop begins on Thursday, September 2 starting at 8:15 am in our Art Room for children of Essential Workers only. Please enter through the playground and look for the door labeled Early Drop. This service is $4 per day per child. 
Carline begins Tuesday, September 2. All families, except Miss Carmela's and Miss Jillian's Twos are required to use carline. For the safety and security of all students you can not park in the church parking lot and walk up. Families living in the neighborhood are welcome to walk or bike from home. We ask that you pull all the way up before getting out to buckle your child in.

Second invoice for Preschool, third invoice for Kindergarten is due on Tuesday, August 31. You will receive this bill and all future bills via email or you can view your account at We highly recommend that you set up automatic payment by completing this EFT form. Automatic payments will be process 10 days after the invoice is created.
Enrichment Programs begin Monday, September 13 for Fours classes we offer: STEAM on Mondays, Cooking is on Tuesdays, Spanish on Wednesday, Sports on Thursdays, and Art on Fridays. On Fridays we offer Little STEAMers for students in 4 day or 5 day Threes. All are offered during Lunch Bunch.
FUMC Worship
FUMC has resumed both their Traditional service at 11 am and Contemporary worship service. You might enjoy the 9:30 Contemporary service in the Gathering Place.
The purpose of the MECE Parent Association is to build a strong community among our pre-School and kindergarten parents; support the teachers and staff; and to raise funds to support the school. All parents of MECE students are members of the Parent Association. The MECE Parent Association plans numerous events and opportunities for parents to get involved and participate in the MECE Parent Association, thereby directly supporting the school and our children.
Welcome back MECE Families! We hope you've had an amazing summer. We are looking forward to bringing back some of our favorite events this year! Last year we understood why there were only a few volunteers. We know life is really busy, and sometimes it’s hard to find time to do all the things we love, but we are in need of volunteers for events this year. We are looking for parents who are able to organize the auction (the more the better), movie night (2-3) or the fun run (2-3) and general volunteers. You can see all the open positions and sign up here:

Welcome Breakfast- September 8th, 9:15 am in the Gathering Place. Depending on guidelines we are tentatively scheduling our Welcome Breakfast! Spend time and get to know other parents in your class and school. A light breakfast will be served. Learn about all the ways the Parent Association supports the school.

MECE Directory: Our annual directory offers a beautiful full color section of Well Wishes. Well Wishes is a section for parents to include a photo and message to their child. Well Wishes are $25 for one or $40 for 2. Full Pages are also available for $125, however, there are special guidelines. You can also advertise your business in the directory $25 for business card, $95 for a half page and $125 for a full page advertisement. For more information or to submit your well wish or ad email you can pay here: or send in cash or a check payable to MECE attention Constantina Mirable.

DCF has several flyers for you to view. Click the logos below to learn about childcare facilities, flu prevention and distracted driving.
MECE is eligible for both Step Up for Students and McKay Scholarships!