A Note from Ms. Trish
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! It is so exciting to be starting 2022 as your director. So many wonderful things are happening at Playday! We were able to open a new class of 2 year olds on Tuesday/Thursday. Ms. Mary Melissa is the lead teacher and Ms. Nancy has moved to the new class to be her assistant. Also please help me welcome to Playday Ms. Tracy Hill! She will be helping with the 4s and 5s hallway on Monday and Wednesday and will be the assistant in Ms. Jeannette's 2s class on Tuesday/Thursday. We are so grateful for these staff members helping us GrOw!!
Registration Packets for Fall 2022 go home this week!! You may turn in your packet with the enrollment fee beginning Monday, January 24th! We are SO EXCITED to be looking ahead to another great year at Playday!

Chapel Time
January 10-13

Epiphany
We will hear about the Magi visiting Jesus! (Matthew 2:1-12)








MLK HOLIDAY

Monday, January 17th is a school holiday. We will make up the day on Friday, January 21st.

Come and Learn about our 5s Programs!

We will have a parent's meeting on Wednesday, January 19th at 6:30 PM in the Children's Large Group Area. If you have a 4 or 5 year old, please consider attending to hear how Transitional Kindergarten or Private Kindergarten could be the best decision for your family!
New Date!!

Preschool Sunday at FUMC Allen has been postponed until
Sunday, April 24th.
The children will sing songs at the beginning of the 11:00 church service. You are invited to spend the morning with us! Nursery and preschool Sunday school is available during the 11:00 hour. More information will be coming home soon!
Our School Song
Written By: Ms. Carol

Creative Playday
Creative Playday
Creative Playday
We're growing every day!
Whee!

Creative Playday
Creative Playday
Creative Playday
We'll sing and always pray.
A-men!!
Rain boots are super nice for puddles... but not so great for running in the gym! If you send your child in rain boots, please make sure they also have a pair of sneakers for our large motor times. Thanks so much!
Fall Weather!
Reminder: We go outside when we can! Please pack appropriate clothing for your children to enjoy our outdoor playtime. Please also send your child with close-toed shoes and an extra set of clothes. If your child wears rain boots, please send shoes to change into. Label, label, label everything!
A Word About Dresses: If your child is wearing a dress, please make sure she has shorts on as well. We have recess, large motor time, and yoga movement daily.
Please help us keep everyone safe by driving slowly while in our parking lot, especially during our carpool time and in the South parking lot. Share this information with all of your drivers. Thanks so much!
Share with your friends!!

We still have plenty of time left this school year! There are limited spots still available in our 3s,4s,and 5s classes.

Tell your friends all about our safe place for children to play, to be in community with loving adults and other children, and to learn socially as well as academically. Contact Trish Morehead at trishm@fumcallen.org or 972-396-7575. She would love to show them our beautiful school!
Meet Your Board!

My name is Kandice Perez and I serve as the VP on the Playday Board. I joined the Board in October of 2020 so that I could volunteer to help our teachers and staff, and to serve the children. I have a husband named Steven, and we have two boys, Jack (3) and John (20 months). I love Children’s Creative Playday and look forward to many fun (and play) filled years ahead. 

Outdoor Classroom Update:

It is SO hard to be patient, but we know that everyone is working toward completion of our shade structure as soon as all permits are approved. Once the structure is up, the classroom will be built very quickly. Child's Play is working hard to get us back on track! We are still waiting on our mud kitchen and will work on our sensory paths once we can fence in our area! We can't wait to share gardening, outdoor painting, weaving, sand play, and so much more!
A Note About Nutrition
Well balanced meals provide the food children need to grow, think, fight infection and fuel their bodies. Are you needing ideas for nutritious lunch choices for your child? Check out sample menus, information on food allergies, and choking hazards at www.fns.usda.gov/tn/myplate.
We have several severe nut allergies in our building. If your child is in a nut-free classroom, please do not send any food containing nuts for lunch or snack. Thanks for helping us keep Playday a fun and safe place for every child!
Please remember school starts at 9:00 each day. Thank you for being punctual... we love seeing all of our friends' smiling faces each morning!
Thank you for supporting us as we navigate the best way to keep us all safe and healthy! If you have any questions about our enhanced protocol, please contact the office.
Our Office Staff

Trish Morehead
Director of Preschool Ministry, FUMC Allen
Children's Creative Playday
trishm@fumcallen.org

Janet Frederick
Office Manager
janetf@fumcallen.org

Kara Sanchez
Financial Manager
karas@fumcallen.org

Salomea Kerr
Board President
link4god@yahoo.com

Susan Hale
Director of Elementary Ministry, FUMC Allen
susanh@fumcallen.org

Children's Creative Playday Preschool
FUMC Allen
601 S Greenville Ave Allen TX 75002