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

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

Monday, March 16: Pre-K Closed for Teacher Planning Day (Sign-up for care by Wednesday, March 11)

Friday, March 20: Coffee on the Curb sponsored by the FPC Children's Ministry

April 6-10: Pre-K Spring Break (Sign-up for care to begin March 2)

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

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

Our March menu may be found  here .
March Theme: Our Favorite Stories - Pete the Cat

We love the fun that Dr. Seuss week brings - thanks for all the ways you helped your child participate! 

This week we continue with fun centered around Pete the Cat! 


Color of the Month: 
Colors of the R a   i   n b o

Shape of the Month: Crescent
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Just as we follow Gainesville City Schools guidance on inclement weather, we are following their lead as it relates to communication regarding travel and the COVID-19 virus. We want to  ensure safety for our children and employees.
We are taking the following precautions immediately:

PARENTS/FAMILIES
Parents of current or new students who have traveled outside the United States in the past 14 days must call the FPC Child Development Center office regarding COVID-19.

Parents should call prior to their child coming to school.

This also applies to children with family members or individuals living in the home who have traveled outside the United States in the past 14 days.

EMPLOYEES
Employees who have traveled outside the United States in the past 14 days should contact Susan prior to coming to work.

This also applies to employees with family members or individuals living in the home who have traveled outside the United States in the past 14 days.

Thank you for working with us to keep our children and employees safe.
We are following updates from the Georgia Department of Public Health and the CDC.

Parent Handbook
      
We have worked in coordination with the CDC Council to update our Parent Handbook. This handbook will go home with your child by Friday and will go into effect on Wednesday, April 1. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to speak with Susan.

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.

Pre-K Parents: Scholarship Sweepstakes

Have you registered? Four lucky Georgia's Pre-K Program students will win scholarships of $1,529 from  Path2College 529 Plan Register here by March 30.
CDC Staff Update

We are happy to announce that Ms. Araseli has taken the Lead Teacher role in our Older Toddlers classroom with Ms. Mary and Ms. Sarah. We know her departure from the Infant Classroom will be a sad one but we welcome Ms. Lorayna to our Infant team with Ms. Phyllis, Ms. Sandra, and Ms. Jackie. 

Thank you to all of our teachers for the ways they go above and beyond to care for our children. Please save May 4-8 on your calendar for this year's 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
Register for Kids Night Out by Wednesday, March 11 at this link. This is a great ministry of the church! Parents must take their child to the Lodge for this event.
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