October's Memory Verse:
"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." 
- Philippians 4:13
Save the Date

October 14:  CDC Closed for Teacher Workday

October 26: Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude Children's Hospital (Bring bikes to School)

October 31: Book Character Dress-Up Day & Parade

November 22: CDC Thanksgiving Feast with Families in Swetenburg Hall

October's menu may be found here .
This Week's Theme 
Fire Safety Week

We are looking forward to our local Gainesville Fire station to visit us on Wednesday at 10am for our Toddlers, 2s, and 3s classes.

Scholastic Book Fair
Book Fair orders for October went home last week.
Please return by this Friday, October 11 or place your order online here.
Thank you for your support of your child's classroom.
 
Friday, October 11 - Help Needed at 5:30pm to Move Classroom Furniture for Floors to be Waxed
We welcome help from our parents to get our rooms emptied so that our floors can be stripped and waxed. Please let Susan, Kara, or Tasha know if you could offer an hour of your time with this important task. We appreciate your flexibility on Friday evening as we move our classes towards the front of the building to expedite this process.

Reminder: CDC Closed Next Monday, October 14
Columbus Day is the only day we close during the year for staff development and training. This is an important day for us to have in our classrooms deep cleaning and to meet together as a team. The CDC will be opened on Tuesday, October 15 for a regular day for our Infants to 3s classes and for holiday care for our Pre-K students if pre-registered.

Pre-K & Elementary Holiday Registration Deadline

Pre-K & Elementary After School Parents: If you need care for your child on Tuesday, October 15, please register them on the sign-up list in your child's classroom or call the office by Wednesday, October 9. We need to prepare for adequate staffing. Thank you!
St. Jude Trike-a-thon Week is Coming October 21
   
Please be watching for information to go home next week with your child on our participation in the St. Jude Trike-a-thon fundraiser to support pediatric cancer research.

Please plan to bring your child's bike to school labeled with their first and last name (and dropped off at Swetenburg Hall portico) on Friday morning, October 26. They will get to ride their bike during their outdoor recess time this day. 

Midland Fundraiser for CDC
Information is going home this week for this fall fundraiser for new classroom supplies. Order are due Friday, October 18. All checks should be made payable to the FPC CDC and returned with your child's order form. Thank you for your support of our program!
Staff Additions
 
We welcome Ms. Briana to the CDC. She is floating between our classrooms as needs arise. We are grateful to have her warm and cheerful personality on our team!

Openings in our 3 Year Old Classes

We currently have a few openings in our 3 year old classes. If you know of anyone who would like to have a great Preschool experience for their child and then have automatic entry into our PreK program, please share this availability with them. We offer a $50 credit for referring a family after they have attended the CDC for 90 days and are current on their tuition.

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. We would like to have more substitutes available and for the right fit, possibly add a member to our team. 
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

Pre-K Meal Fees

Pre-K meal fees are due today. This fee can be included with other payments.
Accountant's Hours
Ms. JoAnn Watson, part-time accountant
jwatson@fpcga.org | 770-532-8188
Monday - Friday 8am to 2pm
First Presbyterian News

Kids Night Out

Reservations for this Friday's Kids Night Out on October 11 (Fall Festival theme) from 6-10pm can be made at this link by Wednesday, October 9. 
Cost is $10/child - $20 family rate - supper is provided. 
Save the Date for Trunk or Treat!

Wednesday, October 30
Dinner at 5:30pm
Trunks Open at 6pm
Awards for Best Trunks at 7pm

If you'd like to decorate a trunk - contact Ali Thompson at athompson@fpcga.org. We'd love to have you participate!
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