A Note from Ms. Trish
I cannot believe this is our final Tailwind of the school year! This has, by FAR, been one of the most treasured years of my life. THANK YOU ALL for your support, love and GRACE in my first year as your Director. I'm truly blessed.

I wish you all a safe and happy summer full of fun! See you on August 22nd!

Our last day is Wednesday, May 11th for M/W classes and Thursday, May 12th for everyone else! Have a wonderful summer!
Playday's New Assistant Director:
April Kwan
Playday is thrilled to announce that April Kwan will be joining our office staff as the Assistant Director! Her experience as a Playday teacher and her background in office management make her a wonderful fit! She has already begun her training with our current Office Manager, Janet Frederick. Welcome to the office, Ms. April!

Ms. Janet has decided to end her time at Playday at the conclusion of this school year. We are so grateful for Janet's 13 years of service at Playday!

Our Fall 2022 enrollment is now open to everyone! If you are intending to return to Playday in the fall, please turn in your Fall 2022 Registration packet with the fall enrollment fee. Spaces in our fall classes are filling quickly! We are SO EXCITED to be looking ahead to another great year at Playday! Tell your friends!

We have had a wonderful year making our way through the Bible! Be sure to talk to your child about our time together and our Sacred Space:

Heart - God's Love
Cross - Jesus
Candle - God's Light in Us
Bible - God's Holy Word written for me and you to tell us all about God's love!


















Playday Graduations!
TK and Kinder Graduation
Thursday, May 12
9:30 AM, Chapel

4s Graduation
Thursday, May 12
1:00 PM, Sanctuary

All are welcome to attend!!
Enjoy a cup of coffee after drop off on Wednesday and Thursday mornings! Missions Cafe, FUMC Allen's coffee shop, will be open and ready to serve you! Proceeds benefit mission efforts, including the House of Hope in Honduras.
Allen ISD Community Education Camps
Allen ISD is offering weekly summer camps beginning May 31st! Please visit www.allenisd.org/summercamps for more information.
We are outside every day that the weather is nice... which is a lot!! Please keep this in mind when you are choosing shoes for your child. We request athletic shoes or close toed shoes be worn at school. Thanks so much!
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Did you know that Playday has a vibrant Board of Directors made up of parents, church members, and community volunteers? The purpose of the Board is to support the vital ministry of Playday. The Board assists the director in evaluating policy, procedure and finance. The Board also works to create support through volunteer recruiting.

The current Board elected the 2022/23 officers at the February monthly meeting:

President: Amy Hays
Vice President: Laura Histed
Secretary: Salomea Kerr
Treasurer: Alan Quick
Chaplain: Kandice Perez

Congratulations and THANK YOU to these individuals for using their time and talent to serve Playday!

We are currently looking for members for the 22/23 school year! If you are interested in joining, please see Ms. Trish!
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!
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We have an UPDATE on our Outdoor Classroom!! After a very long process, we have a shade structure and a fence enclosure! Next up is our sensory path, sandbox and mulch! We already have our mud kitchen... it is just waiting for it's home! We can't wait to garden, dig, explore and play! We will be UP and RUNNING on August 22nd!
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!
STEAM Center News!

We have relocated our STEAM Center to make room for our growing 2 year old program! Do we still have a STEAM Center? YES! It is now a "STEAM ON THE GO" Center. All of the equipment is available using a check-out system for teachers to use in their classrooms! We hope to have a room ready for our STEAM program in the fall!
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!
Our Office Staff

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

April Kwan
Assistant Director
aprilk@fumcallen.org

Janet Frederick
Office Manager
janetf@fumcallen.org

Kara Sanchez
Financial Manager
karas@fumcallen.org

Amy Hays
Board President
amyhays14@gmail.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