May's Memory Verse:
"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right." 
- Ephesians 6:1
Save the Date

May 24:  CDC Pre-K Graduation at 9:30am

May 27: CDC Closed for Memorial Day

May 28-August 2: Pre-K Summer Program Dates
(Pre-K summer program not available August 5 & 6 due to Teacher Work Days)

July 4: CDC Closed for Independence Day

August 6: Pre-K Open House from 1pm to 4pm 

August 7: Promotion Day for CDC classes and first day of school for Pre-K

May's menu may be found here
This Week's Theme 
Zoo Week

This week's theme is all about zoo animals.  
Elephants! Bears! And Tigers! Oh, no! Oh, yes! Zoos are places where people can go to see all different kinds of animals. These animals come from all over the world and give us the chance to see them and learn about where they come from. Zoos are also places to help animals who are almost extinct. Zoos help animals while allowing people to see them in their natural environments. Children  are fascinated by the different animals, and each child seems to have a favorite animal to visit.

We hope you know about the free Atlanta zoo pass that the Hall County Library system offers. It can be hard to come by but it is a great free resource to let your family enjoy the zoo together!
CDC Teacher Update

Thank you for your support of our wonderful teachers this last week! 

We are sad to see Ms. Jenny Smith leaving us at the end of the school year to move back to California.  We were also sad to have  Ms. Olivia Gantt move out of the area and leave us recently.  Ms. Amanda Webster has joined us as our three year old assistant with Ms. Cindy. We are looking to add a floater as well to our CDC staff if you know anyone looking to join a great team!
Our New Check-In System

 
Our new check-in system is now up and running for our program.  Each person that picks-up a child will now use the fingerprint reader to sign-in and out.  The check-in system is connected to the door control in unlocking it. 

Please use this system each time you drop-off and pick-up. 
We will continue to register any other authorized adults to pick-up your child.
First Presbyterian News

Measles Vaccination
 

We are following the news about the recent uptick in measles cases.  We would like to remind you to keep your children up to date on their vaccines. We care for children of many ages, and some of them are too young to be protected by vaccination. For example, children younger than 6 months of age cannot get MMR vaccine. Others may not be able to receive certain vaccinations due to severe allergies, weakened immune systems from conditions like leukemia, or other reasons. To help keep them all safe, it is important that you and your children who are able to get vaccinated are fully immunized. This not only protects your family but also helps prevent the spread of these diseases to your child's friends in our classrooms.

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat, and is followed by a rash that spreads all over the body. An infected person can spread measles to others even before developing symptoms-from four days before they develop the measles rash through four days afterward. Children younger than 5 years of age and adults older than 20 years of age are at high risk of getting a serious case of measles.  

The best way to protect against measles is to get the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine shot (called the MMR shot). CDC recommends routine childhood immunization for MMR vaccine starting with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age or at least 28 days following the first dose.  Your children's health is a priority to us. Children younger than 5 years of age are at risk for a serious case of measles if they get it. 

More information from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
is available  here
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