January's Memory Verse:
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1
Save the Date

January 20 CDC Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Our January menu may be found  here .
Winter Theme: Let It Snow, Penguins & Polar Bears

We are talking about winter this month even if the temperatures are not reflecting it! We will sing songs like "I'm a little snowman" and read books like  Tracks in the Snow . Children will talk about penguins, polar bears, and other arctic animals and also make snowy art.  Since it doesn't sound like we'll have snow anytime soon - some classes are having "snowball" play with socks. Pretending is fun but please let it snow!

Color of the Month: White - Shape of the Month: Octagon 
              
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!


Please Bring a Coat, Hat, & Gloves for Your Child

We are required to take children outside if the temperature is above 40 degrees. Please make sure your child has a coat, hat, and glove to wear in this chilly weather.

 
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. 


                    Scholastic Book Orders       

Scholastic book order forms are going home this week with a deadline for submission by Friday, January 24. You may place your order online here as well. The order forms for this month are available here.  The class code for the CDC is V6CN9.
We're Hiring

If you know of a great person looking for a part or full-time job, 
we are accepting applications in the front office. 
Childcare Statement for Tax Purposes

If you would like a statement for your taxes,
please contact JoAnn Watson at jwatson@fpcga.org.

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