September's Memory Verse:
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path." 
- Psalm 119:105
Save the Date

September 6 : Grandparents Day Breakfast at 9am
(Please let your child's teacher know how many grandparents will be attending)

September 10: Fall Picture Day for Infants, Crawlers, Toddlers, Twos, Threes, and Siblings (No Make Up Days)

September 11: Fall Picture Day for Pre-K (No Make Up Days)

October 14: CDC Closed for Teacher Workday

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

November 22: CDC Thanksgiving Feast with Families in Swetenburg Hall

September's menu may be found here
This Month's Theme 
Fall

This week begins our monthly theme about all things fall.  Our focal color for this month is  green  and our shape of the month is a square. 

We are looking forward to our Grandparents Day's Breakfast this Friday, September 6 at 9am in your child's classroom (Pre-K classes will eat in Swetenburg Hall). If you haven't already let your child's teacher know if your child's grandparents will be attending, please do so tomorrow. We are looking forward to getting to know our grandparents!
Staff Recognition
 
Ms. Donna is the first face many of you see in the mornings and she is an integral part of our team. In addition to helping to open the Center in the mornings, she helps in our classrooms and keeps our resource room organized so that books and activities can be easily accessible for our teachers. 

As of September 1st, we celebrate her 30 years of service at the CDC. She began as a lead Pre-K teacher and has faithfully served the CDC since 1989.  Thank you, Ms. Donna, for all you do to make the CDC a warm and loving place to be!

We also have other staff who are celebrating or have celebrated 5 year work anniversaries this year. 

Ms. Christine - 25 years on September 23
Ms. Tasha - 20 years on January 7
Ms. Johnnice - 15 years on July 23
Ms. Norma - 10 years on May 11
Ms. Janeth - 5 years on January 7

Others on our team who have celebrated a 5 year anniversary and may not have been recognized in the past:
2018: Ms. Phyllis - 15 years on September 22
2018: Ms. Miosha - 15 years on May 11
2017: Ms. Janeth - 5 years on January 7

We are grateful to these teachers for their continued commitment to our CDC families!
No Outside Food

Due to severe food allergies and the potential for life threatening allergic reactions, food from the outside is NOT allowed to be brought in to the center. Please be sure all outside foods are finished prior to arrival at the center.

Scholastic Book Fairs

We sent home Scholastic book fair catalogs last week. If you would like to place an order, please fill the form out in the back of the catalog with your child's name on the order form. Place payment in a sealed envelope with your child's teachers name on the envelope for the total amount (no tax or shipping) and turn in to the office. Checks should be made payable to Scholastic Book Club. If you would like to order online, go to https://orders.scholastic.com/V6CN9.

Annual Registration

Our annual registration fee for the 2019-2020 school year is due by the end of September. If you are a new family, you paid this fee when you applied. If you were a family in the 2018-2019 school year, please make this a separate payment for accounting purposes. Our registration fee is $75/child or $100/family.

If any changes have occurred to your address or contact information, please notify us immediately. 

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. 
First Presbyterian News

 The next Kid's Night Out is September 13 for Children 5th grade and under.
Pre-registration at this link is required by Wednesday, September 11.

Accountant's Hours
Ms. JoAnn Watson, part-time accountant
jwatson@fpcga.org | 770-532-8188
Monday - Friday 8am to 2pm
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
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