February's Memory Verse:
"Create in me a clean heart O God." - Psalm 51:10
Save the Date

February 5: Wear Red for the American Heart Association

February 17 : Pre-K Holiday - Sign Up in Your Child's Classroom by Wednesday, February 12

Week of February 24: CDC Collecting Items for the Humane Society in Honor of Pet Week

Friday, March 13: Donuts with Dad for Pre-K Classes Only at 9am in Swetenburg Hall

April 14: Spring Pictures at the CDC for Infants to Threes

April 15: Spring Pictures at the CDC for Pre-K Classes

Our February menu may be found  here .
Winter Theme: Dental Health Week

We are happy to join our parents and children in celebrating "Dental Health Week". We want to support you in teaching our children about the importance of dental health. Children will learn about the tools we use to care for our teeth and gums, the best foods to eat to keep them healthy and read and learn about what it might be like going to the dentist. (We hear Curious George had a special experience going to the dentist!) Unfortunately the tooth fairy was sick this morning and unable to make her special visit with our Twos, Threes, and Pre-K classes but we will reschedule soon!

This Wednesday, we'll be wearing RED in support of the American Heart Association and invite your family to do so as well!
 
Color of the Month:  Pink               Shape of the Month: Heart
              
Unfortunately we have a number of children with confirmed cases of flu at the CDC. We are doing all we can to keep our classrooms disinfected.
Please keep your child home if any of the above symptoms have occurred. If your child is sick the night before school, he/she will not be illness free a few hours later to come to school. Remember they must be 24 hours fever/symptom free withOUT medication or they are spreading the illness to everyone they come in contact with. Thank you for your help in keeping us well!


Supervision Needed as You Leave

We want all of our children to make it home safely and your help is needed to make sure your child does not leave the building without you. Please remind your child to walk in the hallway with you as you leave to keep them from getting out the door without you. We try to help make sure everyone stays safe but your child is ultimately your responsibility when you sign them out of their classroom.

Inclement Weather Policy

The CDC will follow Gainesville City Schools for weather closings, delays, and early releases. 

For early release: Parents are required to pick-up their children as soon as a decision is made for an early release by Gainesville City Schools. 

For delayed openings: we will count the delay from the CDC opening time of 6:30am for all classrooms infant - PreK. (A one hour delay does not delay our Pre-K start time of 7:30am but a 2 hour delay would start Pre-K at 8:30am).

With inclement weather, please use the Swetenburg Hall entrance
(covered entryway at the other end of our building)
as the hill behind the church ices quickly.

CDC Wish List

We are always interested in soft-tissue kleenex (with lotion) for our littlest noses, extra containers of clorox wipes, and AA, C, and D batteries. If you ever want to pick-up a little something extra for us at the CDC, these items are greatly appreciated! You may drop them off in the front office.
Welcome New Staff

We welcome Ms. Sarah to the CDC in the mornings to help us on a part-time basis. Also part-time is Ms. Karla starting in Ms. Christine's classroom to help us out in the afternoons. Ms. Sandra is also joining our staff full-time later this month. The CDC is a great place for our children because of our wonderful staff! Please mark May 4-8 in your calendar as Teacher Appreciation Week.
Late Fees

Our late pick-up fees are necessary due to the overtime we are paying our teachers for staying late. Please work to be on time in the evenings. Please keep the CDC's phone number (770-532-8188) programmed in your cell phone in case you are running late so that the center can let your child know that you are on your way. If you are late picking up your child, you will be charged according to the chart below.  Payment will be added to the following week's tuition bill.
6:00-6:15 $20.00
6:15-6:30 $20.00 + $10.00
6:30-6:45 $20.00 + $10.00 + $10.00
Accountant's Hours
Ms. JoAnn Watson, part-time accountant
jwatson@fpcga.org | 770-532-8188
Monday - Friday 8am to 2pm
First Presbyterian News

Please join us for Worship any Sunday

9:00   Contemporary Service in Swetenburg Hall

10:00  Sunday School

11:00  Traditional Service in the Sanctuary