March's Memory Verse:
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:5
Save the Date for April & May

April 1-5: Gainesville City Schools Spring Break - PreK parents required to sign-up for care. Parents of all others are requested to indicate if their child will be attending as we plan for staffing purposes.

April 9: Infants to 3's Spring Picture Day

April 10: Pre-K Cap & Gown & Spring Picture Day
(Don't forget to send in your $20 for your child's cap and gown by March 29.)

April 22-26 : Scholastic Book Fair Week - Sign Up Here to Volunteer 

April 25: CDC Spaghetti  Fundraiser & Silent Auction Dinner 6pm-8pm in Swetenburg Hall (please note this year's event is on a Thursday - more details to follow)

May 9: 5:00pm & 6:00pm Ballet Recitals in Swetenburg Hall

May 10: 9am Muffins with Mom for all Classes

March's menu may be found here
                     This Week's Theme 
St. Patrick's Day/Leprechauns/Rainbows

This week is all about Leprechauns, Rainbows, and Shamrocks!  St. Patrick's Day is on Sunday this year - a holiday with religious roots but that has also adopted quirky symbols to help celebrate the day - particularly leprechauns. They're mythical creatures with peculiar behaviors.  Set a trap, come up with your three wishes and prepare to be outsmarted!  We will certainly have our trap set up at the CDC. Be sure to wear green on Friday 

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
- A Prayer of St. Patrick
Coming this Spring on THURSDAY, April 25....
Join us for our annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser - we hope to connect with even more families by moving this special event to a Thursday evening. You'll have an opportunity to shop our bookfair, bid on silent auction items, purchase raffle tickets (including the opportunity to win a week of free tuition), and hear our children sing! The cost is $6/adult, $3/child with a family dinner maximum cost of $17. 
  
                Small Business Donations

We are preparing for our annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on THURSDAY, April 25 this year. If you know of a small business that would be willing to make a donation for our silent auction - please let Susan or Kara know. Donation forms as well as recognition of their company will be given. This fundraiser helps us keep our tuition rates low while providing necessary upgrades for the CDC. Thank you for your support of our program! 
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Traffic Flow
 
Please do not park on the hill between 7:45 and 8:00am. This is our Pre-K carpool time and these spaces are needed for traffic flow. If you anticipate drop-off taking longer than usual, please park in the lower parking lot by the gym or upper lot by the playground. Thank you for your help in getting everyone in the building in a safe and timely manner. 
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

Reminder of Our Accountant's Hours
Ms. JoAnn Watson, part-time accountant
jwatson@fpcga.org | 770-532-8188
Monday & Tuesday- 8am to Noon
Wednesday and Thursday- 8am to 2pm
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